Thursday, April 14, 2011

A New Coffee Table

I have been looking for a new coffee table for over a year now.  I had my eye on the Durham Cocktail Table from Ballard Designs for just about as long.  As an interior designer I get a 15% discount there (lucky me, right?).  Well, they recently sent me a 20% off coupon for designers and I knew it was time to buy the table.
I haven't accessorized the table yet, so don't mind the lone ivy topiary and basket!
The size of the table (50" x 24") is the perfect size for my family room.  I love the lower shelf too - the perfect spot for books and magazines.
The table has a heavily distressed look.  I have to say, the wood color is quite different from the photos in the catalog and online.  I was a little surprised, but luckily I like how it looks.  That's the risk you take purchasing something online without seeing it first, right?
My old coffee table had a dark wood finish - the same finish as the ottoman legs and another side table I have in the room.  I was so sick of all the same brown!  It's nice to have something new in the mix.
I just realized I tweeted that I was going to post on the Amy Butler Anna Tunic I recently finished sewing.  Will post about that next!


Gwen @ Gwenny Penny said...

I like the table, Alissa. I always worry about ordering furniture because of color variations, too. Luckily I've never had to send anything back :) Great piece.

-Kasey said...

Love love love that coffee table.

Jen said...

Looks like a great table to sit around and chat or play a game of cards. Love it!
Love your Craigslist find too!

Emily @ A Well Dressed Home said...

Oh I just love this coffee table! It looks fabulous!

Emily Hewett
A Well Dressed Home

barbara@hodge:podge said...

Love it! I too worry about ordering on line as well. Just ordered fabric swatches which was nice, then I was able to decided yay or nay! I love your weathered wood mixed with metal table, it will be fun stacking magazines and books underneath. As usual, you will style it beautifully!

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

The worn look to the wood planks look great in there. It has a nice warmth to it. Great choice!

Rene said...

Your table is wonderful. I'm really drawn to that wood finish lately. Love!

tale of many cities said...

love the mix of metal & wood.. enjoy!

Pinecone said...

It looks so good...beautiful!

I made the shrimp pad thai you posted last was a big hit!

MrsJenB said...

Ooooh I love that table! We're in desperate need of a new one in our den - it came from Ikea many moons ago and has seen much better days! Yours has inspired me to keep looking :)

Carla @ Hammers and High Heels said...

Love it! The distressed look is gorgeous!

Amanda said...

I LOVE that table! It is gorgeous! If all of my furniture wasn't white, I would be jumping on it!

natasha {schue love} said...

Absolutely LOVE this table! Perfectly rustic and chic! It's perfect! :)

Linda in AZ * said...

*** It truly does look WONDERFUL! Congrats!

Linda in AZ *

alicia said...

What a treasure that will be. It's beautiful.

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

I like your choice, as you say a gamble buying unseen but it worked.

Rustique Gal said...

Alissa, I love that table. It is just what I need. I have a very wierd laminate one from ikea which I can't get attached to, but what the heck, I got it free on the side of the road!
Enjoy your table!

Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle said...

I just ordered two side tables from Ballard, sight unseen. I'm so glad to hear that you like your table and are happy with the quality. Enjoy, it's always fun getting a new piece of furniture.

Amanda- Eating in Winnipeg said...

oh i love that, it's so nice! i can't wait to get a new coffee table and it would be a lot like that!


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