I am working with a client right now that has a very small living area. We are searching for a coffee table that won’t further dwarf the space. How do you make a small space live large? Fool the eye by creating the illusion of more space. The obvious solution is to pare down the size and keep the design monochromatic.
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Are you a color and pattern person? Designer Sig Bergamin’s apartment is awash with color and pattern. Because the coffee table is kept to a minimum size it works
Clear materials have less visual weight
Try combining two small side tables. The two together have more negative space than a large coffee table.
Michael Hampton D.C Design House
Trad Home Napa Valley Showhouse
They don’t have to be the same size. Mix them up for interest as we did in my client’s former home.
Anything with an open base creates the illusion of space.
via Briggs Edward Soloman
Anything glass or mirrored requires less visual space
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Use these helpful tips when shopping for a coffee table
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