Living Rooms Without a Coffee Table

When we posted a little while ago about rooms that break the rules of traditional furniture arrangement, we got a lot of responses in the comments from people who don't own a coffee table. As a result, we began to notice living rooms from our house tours and previous posts that skip the conventional sofa/coffee table set-up...

In place of a coffee table, most of the rooms shown above substitute side tables or an ottoman to hold drinks and magazines. It's a way to open up some floor space in a small home, or to mix things up in a larger living room.

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1 Bridget's Clean & Current in North Brooklyn
2 Melissa and Henry's Small Live/Work Home
3 Maxime Masters a Rental
4 Nataniƫl's Blank Canvas
5 Steve and Erin's Family Town Home

Photos: Judy Brown, Melissa & Henry, Jill Slater, Liezel Strauss, Sparrow King