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DIY project: 1 coffee table, 3 ways

DIY project: 1 coffee table, 3 ways

One coffee table gets three different makeovers Author: Joe Kim

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DIY project: 1 coffee table, 3 ways

Our design team revamps a coffee table and then builds a stylish space around it.

 
Style at Home's talented design team puts their own unique spin on IKEA's VITTSJÖ nesting-style coffee table with a personality-packed room to match. Discover how it all comes together and how you can create the same look in your home. 

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DIY project: 1 coffee table, 3 ways

The challenge

We love IKEA VITTSJO'S strong lines, ideal scale and multi-functionality. The players: Style at Home’s design team. The challenge: Put a unique spin on this nesting-style coffee table and then build a personality-packed room around it.

Image by: Style at Home By: Beth Hitchcock Source: Joe Kim; produced by Ann Marie Favot, Stacy Begg and Morgan Lindsay

DIY project: 1 coffee table, 3 ways

Serene Scandi

“I gravitate to light, airy rooms – that’s just what I like,” says senior style editor Ann Marie Favot. Inspired by a fresh pastel palette, she had her coffee table bases painted mint and grey, leaving the tempered glass tops intact. From there, Ann Marie settled on Farrow & Ball’s Yukutori wallpaper for subtle colour and texture in the room. Copper-toned accents and a pretty mix of toss cushions finish off the space. “It’s my version of Scandi style,” she says. “Simple yet decorated.”

Image by: Style at Home By: Beth Hitchcock Source: Joe Kim; produced by Ann Marie Favot, Stacy Begg and Morgan Lindsay

DIY project: 1 coffee table, 3 ways

Geometry lesson

Senior style editor Ann Marie Favot made a coaster by putting felt tabs under a hexagon-shaped mirror. “The geometric trend is so big right now,” she says.

Image by: Style at Home By: Beth Hitchcock Source: Joe Kim; produced by Ann Marie Favot, Stacy Begg and Morgan Lindsay

DIY project: 1 coffee table, 3 ways

Palette inspiration

The colours in this toss cushion’s graphic print provided the jumping-off point for Ann Marie’s scheme.

Image by: Style at Home By: Beth Hitchcock Source: Joe Kim; produced by Ann Marie Favot, Stacy Begg and Morgan Lindsay

DIY project: 1 coffee table, 3 ways

Creating depth

Complementary colours add interest and dimension to this modern nesting-style table with a linear silhouette.

Image by: Style at Home By: Beth Hitchcock Source: Joe Kim; produced by Ann Marie Favot, Stacy Begg and Morgan Lindsay

DIY project: 1 coffee table, 3 ways

Modern hippie

Design editor Stacy Begg didn’t shy away from making a bold change to her coffee table. “I’m really into brights and neons, so I picked the brightest pink I could find for the bases,” she says. Stacy continued the pink theme throughout the room with the wall colour and rug, while all the other main pieces – from the sofa and side table to the macrame wall hanging – remain neutral. “It’s a mix of industrial, hippie and preppy,” says Stacy. “Let’s just say I was feeling playful.”

Image by: Style at Home By: Beth Hitchcock Source: Joe Kim; produced by Ann Marie Favot, Stacy Begg and Morgan Lindsay

DIY project: 1 coffee table, 3 ways

DIY on a budget

Design editor Stacy Begg found these plain Russian dolls in a thrift store and gave them a colour-block treatment with paint in her accent colours.

Image by: Style at Home By: Beth Hitchcock Source: Joe Kim; produced by Ann Marie Favot, Stacy Begg and Morgan Lindsay

DIY project: 1 coffee table, 3 ways

Mixing vibes

This lumbar cushion adds a more traditional note to the room. “I love chintz,” says Stacy. “It’s my preppy side coming through.”

Image by: Style at Home By: Beth Hitchcock Source: Joe Kim; produced by Ann Marie Favot, Stacy Begg and Morgan Lindsay

DIY project: 1 coffee table, 3 ways

Wooden features

Unfinished plywood makes an inexpensive tabletop and speaks to the trend toward lighter wood tones for furniture and flooring.

Image by: Style at Home By: Beth Hitchcock Source: Joe Kim; produced by Ann Marie Favot, Stacy Begg and Morgan Lindsay

DIY project: 1 coffee table, 3 ways

Comfy coastal

“My goal was to play with texture, colour and pattern,” says associate design editor Morgan Lindsay. Once she settled on a high-gloss navy for the bases and a faux marble treatment for the tops, the rest of the room fell stylishly into place. A whimsical gallery wall – Morgan’s signature touch – breaks up the wave-inspired print of Farrow & Ball’s Aranami wallpaper. While the colour scheme is a study in crisp contrasts, the wooden stump side table injects some natural warmth.

Image by: Style at Home By: Beth Hitchcock Source: Joe Kim; produced by Ann Marie Favot, Stacy Begg and Morgan Lindsay

DIY project: 1 coffee table, 3 ways

Glitters like gold

Associate design editor Morgan Lindsay printed out a saying in a font she liked and then covered the letters in gold glitter.

Image by: Style at Home By: Beth Hitchcock Source: Joe Kim; produced by Ann Marie Favot, Stacy Begg and Morgan Lindsay

DIY project: 1 coffee table, 3 ways

Make it pop

Texture, pattern and eye-catching trim make this grouping of toss cushions pop against the white sofa.

Image by: Style at Home By: Beth Hitchcock Source: Joe Kim; produced by Ann Marie Favot, Stacy Begg and Morgan Lindsay

DIY project: 1 coffee table, 3 ways

Fake it to impress

Low-maintenance contact paper mimics the look of marble at a fraction of the price. Navy table bases offer bold contrast.

Image by: Style at Home By: Beth Hitchcock Source: Joe Kim; produced by Ann Marie Favot, Stacy Begg and Morgan Lindsay

 

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