Here is Phoebe's design. Her formula is listed beside the photo in the article. You can click on the above Southern Living Magazine link and read it.
Here are three version of my coffee table following the same rules:
I think these look nice, but I think Phoebe was designing for a true living room and not a family room. Here are my issues:
1. A large basket of a dozen remote controls, and I only understand how to use two of them.
2. Coasters! We need coasters because we actually use our coffee table for...coffee and tea!
3. Library books: I like keeping my library books on the coffee table as a reminder to turn them in on time!
In reality, this is the best our coffee table will look. I am still following Phoebe's rules (loosely), it's just that the tall feature has been replaced by our basket of remotes, and the small sculptural object has been replaced by coasters.
Which version of our coffee table do you like best?
Until next time...