Here at MyDomaine, we don’t play favorites when it comes to the rooms in our houses. The kitchen is where we break bread, and we can’t ignore the dreamy bathtubs of our wildest bathroom fantasies, but for a moment, let us wax poetic about the living room—and not just any part of the living room: the coffee table.
The coffee table is the epicenter of gatherings for your guests, family, and roommates, where you showcase your personal style, your most treasured finds, and the things you require of regularly. Styling it just so requires a bit of an artful touch, but it’s nothing you can’t conquer with a few tips from our celebrity faves. Take a cue from Grace & Frankie’s Brooklyn Decker and her art-filled lounge in Texas, or fall in love with Lena Dunham’s expectedly cheeky table, replete with a Girls notepad. Ahead, our favorite celebrities reveal how they’ve styled their coffee tables. Plus, you can shop their essentials to make the looks your own.
If your taste trends toward masculine chic but you have a soft spot for traditional tabletop décor, try following in the footsteps of Nina Dobrev. The actress decorated her reclaimed wood coffee table with a classic vintage serving tray and gave it some edge with a metallic skull. For an artistic touch, you’ll want to accentuate with colorful reads, like James Turrell: A Retrospective.
Is there anything Jayne Min can’t execute flawlessly? The stylist and brains behind the fashion blog Stop It Right Now doesn’t disappoint when it comes to her coffee tablescape. Upon entering her Los Angeles loft last year, we were instantly drawn to her marble table. Min stacked a series of reading essentials (including Grace Coddington’s memoir) and polished off this simple yet elegant space with a deliciously scented candle and a sleek black vase.
It’s not just the living room that calls for decorative coffee tabletops. If you crave a playful, colorful vibe in the world of accent pieces, take a page from Lena Dunham’s book. The Girls star retreats to a cozy, colorful dressing room with fresh flowers placed on a gold tray alongside a notepad, a stack of books, and our personal favorite, a golden frog figurine.
Actress Michaela Conlin certainly understands the significance of an aesthetically pleasing tablescape. Upon visiting her home last year, we were instantly charmed by her living room setup. Aside from the stunning glass coffee table itself, Conlin showcases a unique set of bookends, a shadowbox with gold accents, and an adorable black bud vase.
Looking to amp up your coffee table’s It factor? Fans of clean lines and a contemporary aesthetic can surely get inspired by blogger Jacey Duprie of Damsel in Dior. The style influencer surrounds her architecture-themed reading material with miniature ceramic statement pieces, proving bigger is not always better.
For those who appreciate a relaxed living room environment, take a hint from Brooklyn Decker. The actress made it her mission to play interior designer when it came to decorating the Austin, Texas, home that she shares with her husband, pro tennis player Andy Roddick. We love her orange serving tray and classic floral arrangement, but most of all, we enjoy seeing her sense of humor on display through her stack of books, specifically Mug Shots: An Archive of the Famous, Infamous, and Most Wanted.
Is your coffee table in need of a little extra pizzazz? Which of these celeb tablescapes would you want to mimic?