Coffee Table Dilemma

I just bought this great table off Craigslist for cheap! It's solid wood and the iron base weighs a ton! I seriously couldn't even carry it, let alone lift it, and I do pride myself on being able to move some furniture around a room, whenever the mood strikes! But this puppy isn't moving. I really like the textured top and the airy base even though it's black, but I'm having trouble with the beige rug, table, and sofa. And since my dream sofa isn't coming anytime soon, I gotta work with what I've got. Any suggestions? Sometimes I like the beige on beige, and then the very next second, I think bleh!

Should I get a cowhide, which I love, and throw that baby down over top of the beige, you know, layer it up? I have a lot of other colors in the room, including a lime green sofa and buttery yellow curtains, so I don't want to go too crazy with a rug. Man, decorating is a disease...


  1. Oooh! I love that coffee table! The woodgrain is goooorgeous! I like the layered look of cow hide + texture/natural fiber rugs. It would add a graphic punch while still staying in the same color family. :)

  2. Thanks, Laura. I agree, the cowhide might be the best idea. I have the Ikea Stockholm Rand rug in my dining area, which is directly behind the sofa, so I don't want too much pattern in the living room area. A nice black and white cowhide would work well with the black and white striped rug! I'm glad you like the table, too. I had the hardest time finding one, but this is perfect! I always loved the one you got from CB2 but it was just too low for me.

  3. Yeah, we have a lower couch so it made more sense, but it is definitely low!