If you’ve visited the home of a fashionable friend, read a design blog or seen any decorating magazines lately – you’ve likely noticed that something all stylish homes have in common is a thoughtfully designed coffee table. I was feeling left out so last weekend I made it my mission to step up home-styling game. I highly recommend giving this a try, seriously, a little attention to detail and a couple of tricks make any space look stylish.
Since the coffee table is often the focal point of the most highly-trafficked room in a home, it provides perfect opportunity to showcase pieces that spark conversations around sustainability, environmental impact and social responsibility. This is a chance to curate your own conscious collection.
Lauren Conrad co-founded the online store, The Little Market – a one stop shop for everything you need. They work with artisan groups around the world to create high-quality, locally made, fair trade products and bring those products to the broader global audience through their website. While you really can buy everything in one fell swoop, we recommend picking up and swapping out pieces here and there, incorporating antiques, found pieces, flowers and plants or even snacks when possible.
1. Start with a tray.
2. Add a candle or two.
3. Books add dimension and start conversations.
4. Celebrate the makers (and hide clutter) with a box.
Photos via The Little Market
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