Return to the Home Decorating & Design Forum | Post a Follow-Up

 o
Size of coffee/cocktail table

Posted by christine25 (My Page) on
Sun, Sep 30, 12 at 13:50

I am looking for advice as to appropriate size of coffee/cocktail for my family room based on room size, furniture size and layout. The current table in the pictures is 42" square. We have the two leather sofas in an "L" formation at 90 degrees, and each sofa is 100" wide x 46" d. Therefore, the corner between the two sofas is 46" w and deep.

The television is on the wall directly parallel to one of the sofas, and the two-story fireplace is in the corner, and thus the room is not exactly square.

I think we are leaning toward a lucite table, perhaps with a small decorative rug underneath (cow hide?), with larger area rug around the perimeter, somewhere between 13"-19" off the wall, depending on width of broadloom. Perhaps some sort of jute or sisal, but worry about scratchiness underfoot.

As for other seating, open to suggestions as well. Have considered narrow console under tv with one or two benches held under to be pulled out for additional seating. We will remove the PB Malabar chairs as they do not work in the space at all. Or, depending on cocktail table, perhaps two chairs with open(isn) backs pulled out from wall, or even one chair to the left of fireplace, perhaps swivel.

Just giving you all ideas that are floating around my head, but the important question of the day is:
BASED ON LAYOUT AND SIZE OF TWO SOFAS, WHAT SIZE COFFEE/COCKTAIL TABLE SHOULD WE USE?

Thank you all in advance for your help. And FYI, the sofas are not RH Maxwell, but rather custom made/sized from CascoBay Furniture. Could not be happier with them, and the Brompton Cocoa leather they are made with is an exact replica of the more expensive options from RH. All who have seen them since they arrived in April think we got them from Restoration Hardware.












Follow-Up Postings:

 o
RE: Size of coffee/cocktail table

You have a couple of replies to your post from yesterday at the link below.

Here is a link that might be useful: Size of coffee/cocktail table


 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!


Return to the Home Decorating & Design Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.


Learn more about in-text links on this page here