Khatja Himmel. Coffee Table. December 04th , 2017.
Whether it is the streets of Paris, the roadside bistro in England, or the terrace cafe in Vienna, coffee tables and romance is somehow connected at a DNA level. It‘s perhaps coffee itself. It is said that Johann Sebastian Bach had once described coffee as "lovelier than a thousand kisses, sweeter far than muscatel wine!". There cannot be a more romantic description of a drink than that.
Coffee tables in that cafe must have borne witness to so many romantic moments. I mean just how many people started their relation over a coffee. "How about a cup of coffee?" is definitely one of the sweetest pickup lines. So much so that book sellers these days use the coffee table to market their books. These are called coffee table reading, small light romantic readings that catch the eye of those who take a moment to stop at the cafe.
If your decor is more particular like Retro, the 80s disco style, or chic to suit your upwardly mobile guests and lifestyle, your pick of coffee tables may become slimmer and more expensive. However, while decor can be your style guide, you need to measure the area you intent to place the coffee table in before starting any shopping. Don‘t rely on your eyes to measure tables. Being low, they often look smaller then they are, especially glass topped coffee tables look smaller due to their see-through tops. You can‘t haul home a piece of furniture to find it‘s just a bit too high or wide to fit your living space.
For this reason it is vitally important to check when purchasing a glass coffee table whether it has been made with tempered glass. Not only should you ask the sales assistant but you should seek confirmation that their response is truthful as it can be very hard to tell what type of glass a table is made from just by looking. You might consider it unlikely that it will shatter, but people do fall, particularly children. Even sitting on a table when distracted could cause it to shatter and inflict life shattering injuries.
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