Coffee Talk {Link Party}

Emily at Emily A. Clark recently found a fabulous coffee table for her home, which inspired her to host a link party where readers show off their own coffee tables.  I love getting a glimpse into everyone’s living rooms.  And here is a peek into ours:  ottoman 009 ottoman 001  As you can see, our coffee table is actually a leather ottoman from Overstock.  I love it because it’s large (39 x 39 inches), fits our space perfectly, was inexpensive, and will hopefully be safer for our little guy, who recently started doing this: Giraffe, bench, pillows 022 Heaven help me!  Stop by tomorrow to see my mudroom makeover:)

11 Comments

  1. September 9, 2010 / 1:55 pm

    I think leather ottomans in place of a coffee table are VERY practical, especially when you have a little one. No sharp edges, wipes up easily. It won't be long before he is pulling up on it!

  2. September 9, 2010 / 2:33 pm

    You hit the head on the nail with this coffee table/ottoman choice! We have had one since our daughter turned one (she is now 5) and it has been a life SAVER! I'll link up after I take pics tonight.

    -Desiree

  3. September 9, 2010 / 3:40 pm

    That's a great ottoman! It's stylish and perfect for new walkers/fallers!!! We have a table with round edges but we had to take all hardware out of the drawers. We lucked out with child #1 not hitting his head on it…..we'll see how #2 does! 😉

    http://lisafergus.blogspot.com/

  4. September 9, 2010 / 5:23 pm

    GO JAMES!!! 🙂
    Love your ottoman… and yes, so much better for babies on the move!
    I commented you back on my sewing post–go check it. 😉

  5. September 9, 2010 / 9:21 pm

    Okay, first of all- I found your blog last week and am living vicariously through you…(but not in a creepy way.) I LOVE your home! You have AMAZING taste, but not super-expensive either. My husband and I got married in June and we have been living with his parents while trying to find a home. We finally got one and are finalizing it and I have become obsessed with collecting ideas for our home. Thank you for sharing you home, it's all of it's georgous glory & the inspiration!

  6. September 10, 2010 / 4:46 am

    Very pretty room! I should have switched out my table for an ottoman, we had a lot of head bumps on our table. I hate boo boos!

  7. September 10, 2010 / 6:21 pm

    I love your ottoman-as-a-coffee-table! We bought our coffee table and side tables from Crate & Barrel 2 years ago. They're already VERY scratched and dinged from my crazy 3 year old, and my husband complains that he doesn't have anywhere soft to put up his feet. Next stop: giant leather (or fabric) ottoman!! You've got great style! 🙂

  8. September 11, 2010 / 10:42 am

    Thanks for posting the link to my blog. And, you will be really happy with the ottoman when the little guy starts climbing on top of it. My 18-month-old gets in trouble at least 24 times a day for standing on our table and jumping off to the couch. . .

  9. September 12, 2010 / 12:20 pm

    I agree that ottomans are great when you have kids (of all ages).

    -Rene

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  11. February 4, 2011 / 4:08 pm

    I have a very, very similar large, square, chocolate brown ottoman in lieu of a coffee table in my living room. No little ones it my house, I just love to put my feat up and it is great for extra seating. Your living room is so pretty!

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