Thursday, April 14, 2011

A New Coffee Table

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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.
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I haven't accessorized the table yet, so don't mind the lone ivy topiary and basket!
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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.
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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?
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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.
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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!
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19 comments:

  1. 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.

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  2. Love love love that coffee table.

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

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

    Emily Hewett
    A Well Dressed Home
    awelldressedhome.com/blog

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  5. 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!

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

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

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  8. love the mix of metal & wood.. enjoy!

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  9. It looks so good...beautiful!

    I made the shrimp pad thai you posted last week...it was a big hit!
    xo
    Ashlyn

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  10. 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 :)

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

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

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  13. *** It truly does look WONDERFUL! Congrats!

    Warmest,
    Linda in AZ *
    bellesmom1234@comcast,net

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

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

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  16. 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!
    Hugs,
    Sherry

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  17. 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.

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  18. 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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