Chic Coffee Table Toppers
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By Amy Elisa Keith
The coffee table sits smack dab in the center of the room, so why not make the most of it? Clear away the TV remotes, old magazines and propped-up feet, and get inspired by these sophisticated and playful finds. Whether you're home alone or entertaining guests, you'll appreciate your room's new centerpiece.
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Solo or in a cluster, these studded spheres would look great in a dark wood bowl or propped up against a stack of large books.
SHOP NOW: Kim Seybert Heavy Metal Nebu Ball, $24
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This piece is a modern interpretation of Ming dynasty vases. According to the designer, its dynamic form represents the speed at which information travels and the speed at which we live our lives. Mod and meaningful.
SHOP NOW: Medium Fast Vase, $124
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Resting askew on a flat surface, this olive-tinted jewel vase looks extraordinary with or without flowers.
SHOP NOW: Boom Jewel Vase, $55
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Entice and intrigue with this naturally shed White-tailed Deer antler, hand-painted with acrylic paint.
SHOP NOW: Gold Aqua and Coral Antlers by MadeByCassandraSmith, $53
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One of the most popular trends in home accents right now is the black globe. While many stores offer them, this chalkboard version stands out from the crowd.
SHOP NOW: Giant Chalkboard Globe, $450
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This handmade ikat bowl can stand alone in the center of a table as a bold addition. Friends will also be impressed when you reveal that a woman in Tajikistan created this dishware. (It's traditionally used for Qurutob, a national food made of bread, yogurt, tomatoes and onion.
SHOP NOW: Galina's Ikat Bowl, $100
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Take a daring step toward sophistication and modernism with these vintage shoe molds encased in antique glass from Belgium. Whether you're a fashion maven or just a lover of oddities, you'll love the uniqueness.
SHOP NOW: Shoe Molds, $475
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French-inspired paper prints wrap these elegant votives, which come in a set of six.
SHOP NOW: Printed Lumière Votives, $54
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This beech-wood bear is classic enough to double as decor for your home and a distraction for the kids.
SHOP NOW: Ursa the Bear, $125
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Like in fashion, layering is a popular home trend. Give your table dimension by adding a tray like this geographic one from Jonathan Adler.
SHOP NOW: Jonathan Adler Lacquer Hexagon Tray, $175
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Store remotes, pens and other knacks in plain sight, thanks to this sleek lacquered box.
SHOP NOW: Plush Home Remote Control box, $190
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There are no rules when it comes to design, so run wild by infusing items that intrigue. This set of worn keys stands out as a vintage element that would work as a beautiful contrast to a modern tabletop.
SHOP NOW: BHLDN Proprietors Keys, $18
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Stylish picture frames are a popular and endearing addition to any table, and let you showcase your loved ones in style.
SHOP NOW: Kate Spade Pompano Point Frame, $40
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In a home feature in the pages of ELLE DECOR, a Palm Springs homeowner placed a collection of small bobblehead dolls and figurines on his coffee table. This cheeky addition is a great way to infuse a bit of humor—or to honor your favorite revolutionary—in a playful way.
SHOP NOW: Little Giants Revolutionaries Collection, $18
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Opt for the minimal and non-traditional table light with these smooth wood box lamps that can be stacked in the center of your table.
SHOP NOW: Stacks Lamps, $185
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Whether lit or just as a sleek standby, Trina Turk's citrus candle blends easily with most room color palettes and emits a refreshing scent of blossoming oranges.
SHOP NOW: Trina Turk Citrus Candle, $34
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This meticulously crafted sculpture is constructed from a collection of vintage printing press letters in a witty nod to writer's block.
SHOP NOW: Writer's Block, $950
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When it's not in use, this trivet resembles a neon sculpture. But as soon as you pull those warm hors d'oeuvres from the oven, function meets fashion, thanks to its warm surface.
SHOP NOW: TableArt In & Out Trivet, $38
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Reconsider the typical placement of your art collection. Use your central surface to place a prominent sculpture like these antique mango wood discs.
SHOP NOW: Neiman Marcus Disc Sculptures, from $525
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This mouth-blown glass wine decanter is accented with a leather handle and can sit ready and willing for a freshly opened bottle of Merlot.
SHOP NOW: Peugeot Cordoba Wine Decanter, $250
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This brightly colored porcelain vase would be an attention-grabbing addition to your table and looks divine with just a few willow stalks or bare branches placed inside.
SHOP NOW: Hollyhock Beauty Vase, $250
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Place this beautiful silver-plated airplane bank atop a stack of coffee table books.
SHOP NOW: Reed & Barton Airplane Bank, $50