Thursday, November 3, 2011
I know someone with a lovely collection of shells, some quite small, which are very meaningful to her — and they're tucked away in a cabinet. It would sure be nice to have them out on display, where she can be inspired by them each time she passes by. And one possible way to do that would be to use a coffee table specifically designed for displaying such a collection.
The table above is part of the National Geographic Home Collection by Lane Furniture, but I'm not finding it on the Lane Furniture web site. (This photo comes from Tropic~7, who displayed it on Flickr; it's licensed under Creative Commons.)
But other options abound. This is a sand tray coffee table from John's Furniture and Cabinets.
Here's a coffee table from Spice Islands Wicker. The shell box (and the shells) are an option on this table. Someone who already has her own shells wouldn't need to buy a collection, but the table and shell box are interesting.
For those into the shabby chic look, there's this curio coffee table from That's So Shabby. There are six choices of paint color for the top of the table.
Here's a Mission-style curio coffee table.]
You can get a display coffee table from Pottery Barn, too.
And then there are the custom pieces. This one was made in 2005 by Berg Design Architects. [via Shoebox Dwelling]
Reader Question: Controlling and Displaying the Collection