For those of you that are new to BeColorful, I have been updating our family room this year. I loved how it looked before but the sun and time had taken its toll on this space. When I decided to redo this room I wanted to take it from the cottage vibe that was here before to something a bit more urban or transitional.
I am pleased with where I have gone with this space up to this point but it is kind of like the old Sesame Street game of one of these things doesn't belong here and for me that is this cocktail table.
Now don't get me wrong. I still love the table and I intend to use it somewhere else.
If you could lift that lid you would be amazed at all the stuff I have crammed into this storage piece.
Even though I am still so fond of this trunk I think it is a bit too rustic for the direction I am going here.
I have been looking at images all over the internet in an effort to help me narrow down my search for the perfect cocktail table.
I have been fascinated with the fabulous acrylic tables I have seen but I don't want to get too formal or too contemporary here.
I also don't want the table to disappear. This is a rather large room and I feel like I need the table and perhaps a smaller rug underneath it to ground this grouping furniture. I don't think the acrylic would do that.
It is beautiful though.
Moving on, I like the clean look of this square table. If I could find something like this inexpensively enough I would paint it a bright statement color instead of this black.
Round would also be a good option. The idea of bringing some curved lines into this space definitely appeals to me.
It's a Henredon piece.
Much too nice to put our feet up on.
A splash of bright color here would really make me happy.
I love the idea of chartreuse but it probably doesn't offer enough contrast to the green chairs and at 36" wide it isn't quite big enough.
Orange could be fun.
I could do something with the BeColorful flair
but I already have a couple of my own painted pieces here and I think that is enough.
Somehow I keep envisioning turquoise.
I think that is one gorgeous table but, again,
I sure wouldn't want to put my feet up on it.
Now this is a glamorous look. I might have to sell my car though.
Same thing with this one.
Maybe I could walk everywhere or get a bus pass.
What I have loved about the table we have here is that the more we put our feet on it the more worn it has become and the better it looks.
An upholstered ottoman in a forgiving pattern is perhaps the way I should go.
I thought this cocktail table was totally chic.
I like its dramatic size and low profile. Unfortunately it has been discontinued.
That fabric would never have worked but I like those lines.
Upholstered leather would probably be less of a worry for spills and soil.
I have always loved this Thomas Paul fabric and the idea of upholstered and round seems, somehow, perfect. This one, from Target, though is entirely too small.
but I sure liked the idea of pattern.
This got me thinking. I have this Bradington Young ottoman in the media room. This is another room crying out for an update - maybe in 2013.
I realize the fabric is too traditional but can you see it in a bold color or Ikat? I'm thinking that perhaps I could switch this ottoman out with the chest piece that is currently in our family room.