A little over a year ago, we painstakingly installed panel moulding to our living room, painted the room a soft green (Farrow & Ball Cromarty), had our vintage Baker sofa reupholstered, and then we stalled out on completing the room. It has been top of mind for us recently, as we shift gears towards completing the remaining spaces in our home. Days before Serena & Lily reached out about partnering on this campaign, Cory and I had been discussing that a new coffee table should be bumped to the top of our list, on account of first off, our living room just not feeling all that cohesive and secondly, a baby who will crawl under any piece of furniture, regardless of our concerns over him hitting his head on the underside of our former marble coffee table.
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So, I set off to source us a new coffee table that met some important criteria: a softer material than stone or glass (because, babyproofing), light in colour, rectangular, fairly narrow in width, and quick ship. If you’ve been sourcing furniture lately, you have most definitely encountered 6+ month lead times, and I’m grateful that Serena & Lily has recently added a filter for items that will ship in 2-4 weeks, or 4-weeks, which was incredible for narrowing down to realistic options that will ship before the holidays. I was pleasantly surprised by the number of options on the Serena and Lily website that would ship in under a month.
The Driftway Coffee Table met all our above criteria, and some! I love how the classic Parson’s shape of this table references the chunky rectangular shape of the legs on our kitchen island. I also love that the wrapped linen brings in a new, organic texture that adds depth to the space, and that the light table contrasts against the olive sofa.
Even more, I love that in the future, I can add some woven baskets on the lower tier of the coffee table for kids books, and all the other baby items that accumulate, so that they’re out of site, but still accessible. Another reason we love this table is that it’s a few inches lower than our previous table, which makes it way more comfortable for use (and kicking up your feet) from our fairly low sofa.
Some other tables that we considered that would also ship in four weeks or less include this high-gloss coffee table and this raffia covered coffee table. I’m also eyeing this cerused wood side table, this chic Parisian side table, this console, and this mixed-material desk.
And one last reminder of how far this space has come!