Growing up in the south, I heard them called "coffee tables." Here at Maitland-Smith they are called "cocktail tables." No matter what name we use, we mean the same item of furniture -- that must-have piece placed in front of the sofa.
Somehow a cocktail table anchors the room, providing at least one surface for books, magazines or candles in a decorative arrangement, while being functional at the same time -- living up to its name for holding a coffee cup or drink.
It is important to find just the right one based on the style and decor in the room and the needs of the family.
Seen here is a handsome rectangular tray table with a gold tooled inlaid leather top with stitched leather on iron legs and brass accents. Flowers, magazines and two decorative rhytons add the final touches that make this room come alive.
Square or round tables work well with a sectional sofa. The shape and size of the perfect table for the room is determined by the space surrounding it.
If additional storage is needed, a trunk makes a wonderful cocktail table. This one has a leopard motif with leather and brass accents.
These present a variety of styles and materials used in creating the perfect cocktail table. So, if you are a coffee drinker and perhaps enjoy that evening cocktail, a table such as one of these placed in front of your sofa, stands ready to hold your beverage while adding beauty and style to the room.
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