Good Questions: Coffee Table For Kids And For Adults?

Good Questions: Coffee Table For Kids And For Adults?

Maxwell Ryan
Oct 13, 2006

Hello AT,

We are trying to make our one-bedroom apartment more toddler-friendly by getting rid of the oversized furniture, reducing clutter and creating more play spaces for our two-year old.

We love to entertain despite our tiny abode, but want our living room to work for both sophisticated, adult-only gatherings and kids' playdates. Therein lies the challenge...

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We are in the midst of re-doing the living room and have settled on a Room and Board Eugene sofa in a child-friendly, darkest brown microfiber and shirt-stripe Flor tiles with red, orange, fuschia, brown, white and lime stripes.

The dilemma: What to do for a coffee table? We want something that children can use as a play surface but don't know whether that means we should go with a kids' table that can double as a coffee table or a coffee table that can double as a kids table. (It would be tough to make room for both.)

Some options we are considering:

Modern classics (big splurge)

Saarinen in white laminate, oval or round:

Kids table doubling as coffee table

Another option:

What say you?

Mama Chilanga


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