Global Decor Inspiration: Oh-So-Low Coffee Tables

April 19, 2011

Parker Palm Springs eclectic
I love oh-so-low coffee tables. They seem to say, "I don't need your conventional living room, you bourgeois decorator." 

They're so bedouin chic, no?
Of course, slightly difficult when mischievous pets and toddlers are involved.

Low tables are the perfect mate to overstuffed floor pillows. And what's more global-boho than colorfully mismatched floor pillows on the floor?

Like many couples, we didn't have a "proper" dining set when we first moved in together, so we made do with dinner on our hand-me-down Ikea coffee table. That was about as exotic as our newlywed life in Lexington, Kentucky got in those days. If I would have sewn fun cushions (like the ones below) I wouldn't have been so anxious for a grown-up table. 

These rooms (below) are a bit too monochrome for my tastes, but I still have to give them credit for fantastic couplings of low tables and beautiful sofas. Aren't they simply begging for a half-dozen fuchsia pillows? I think so. Just saying.

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shabby boho-chic eclectic living room

Forget mint tea! Who's up for a pink caftan and a mimosa?

Photos: 1- Jonathan Adler; 2- via The City Sage; 3- via Selina Lake; 4-via Ethnic Home Decor Store; 5- via Little Blue Deer; 6- Le Souk Shop via Apartment Therapy; 7- via Houzz; 8- via Elements of Style; 9- via The City Sage, 10- via Houzz; 11- via HGTV. Click on photos from Houzz to see more credits.


  1. i love your blog too! so me :) i like the idea of a low coffee table; it has an exotic vibe to it!

  2. now these are amazing!!! oh i can't wait to have an old house of my own so i can decorate bohemian style :D

  3. your comment made me lol! and you are so adorable... you probably could have eaten 5 empanadas and still kept your great figure...

    it was hard to narrow down which pics to choose... 'cause i really believe she can do no wrong... i agree. how does she do that?

    and love this post! infinitely inspired!

    take care, aimee


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