Over the last four years, I’ve been working towards getting furniture for our living room that better fits the space. Last year, I added two vintage armchairs and we changed out the loveseat and sofa we had been given to a pair of matching petite loveseats. The front end of the room was empty-feeling, so I brainstormed some ways to add visual weight to that side of the room. The exterior side wall has an off-center window, so I wanted something to balance the window without adding too much visual weight. I found a gold and glass etagere on Ballard Designs that I loved, but it was more than I wanted to spend. After a little research, I found a piece that looks just like it for a fraction of the cost on Amazon.
To fill out the space under the front windows, I decided to find a vintage credenza or dresser. Mid-century style furniture tended to sit lower to the ground and it was easier to find wider options in this style as well. This 9-drawer dresser was the perfect size for this spot, not too deep so it does not block the walking path and not too high so it doesn’t block the bottom of the windows.
The final piece I need to replace in this space is the coffee table. Our current one was an inexpensive Craigslist find when we first moved in, just to get something in the space. It works fine, but with our furniture being more petite now, it feels a little big and heavy.
I’ve been searching for inspiration, and finally came across a picture of this vintage coffee table I love. The problem will be finding one for sale and determining if it is more that I would want to spend. The stone top would tie into the side tables and the caned shelf would go really well with my armchairs.