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A Look at my New Industrial Coffee Table

Industrial Coffee Table with Lanterns
When it comes to home decorating, I’ve always been a little obsessed with two elements; industrial and colour. So when I stumbled across a piece of furniture that ticked both boxes, well, nobody could really stand in the way of fate!

While this industrial coffee table is indeed beautiful to look at, it also works from a design perspective. Firstly, the steel legs – which might ordinarily be considered cold – are softened by a striking, teal colour pop. The honey tones in the recycled timber on top also provide a much needed contrast.

Industrial Coffee Table with Teal Legs
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Industrial Coffee Table with Rounded Teal Legs

The sanding-back of the legs (which seems carefully considered), along with the weathered and distressed wood, add a level of interest that without it would make the table look quite obvious. And to complete the package, the legs are curved and quirky; the table just wouldn’t be the same without this element!

Industrial Coffee Table Top with Battered AgeingIndustrial Coffee Table with Decorations

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For now, I’ve scattered a series of lanterns and ornaments in a row on top (candles are one of my many obsessions), but I feel something larger is on the horizon. Something heavy made of stone might work well, with perhaps a few more colour pops in soft hues – flowers, perhaps. Stay tuned!

Outside of writing the TLC Interiors blog, Chris is an interior stylist and author. You can also catch him on your TV screens as a designer on Channel 10's Changing Rooms. If you'd like to book a design consult with Chris, you can find out more here

Comments (3)

  • Hannah

    I absolutely love this, such a fabulous colour!

    • oh thank you! It was a moment of pure “I have to have that” when I saw it in-store. It’s one of my fave pieces by far! 🙂


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