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Lust List: The Coffee Table

Since we moved to our house we've constantly made changes. I'm not sure we will ever be fully satisfied or happy with everything but it's fun trying to get to that point.
Our lounge has been one area where we are constantly making changes. Due to having two babies we were limited with what we could accessorise with. Flowers had their heads ripped off, candles were scratched with pencils, and vases were constantly knocked over.

With the boys now older and able to understand when we say "DON'T TOUCH!" I've been thinking of different ways to decorate using accessories to really make the room a little more homely and lived in.

This cute Cath Kidston House Lamp would look lovely as a centre piece on a coffee table.
We are one of "those" sailing families. The ones with yachts and anchor pieces dotted around our home. I adore this Fulmar boat from John Lewis. The colours and style of the yacht are exactly what we like to see on the Norfolk Broads, so it would be a lovely reminder everyday of our hobby.
Debenhams stock a beautiful wood unit with ceramic drawers which would be perfect for little, but important, bits and pieces that end up left on the table. Hairbands, jewellery, and marbles....and the odd toy car.
Every lounge needs a scented candle right? I am really into Yankee Candles so the vanilla lime housewarmer candle available at House of Fraser would have to feature.
I'm picky when it comes to coffee tables and like something that not only looks nice, but something that is super practical. This soft grey and oak coffee table from Cookes Living Furniture is really practical with 2 shelves and 2 drawers. I love the grey colour too as I feel it gives a real rustic look.
Seeing as I am obsessed with Joules I wouldn't be able to not have one of their items proudly displayed on a coffee table. I think this cake stand is so pretty and is something I wouldn't want hidden away in a kitchen cupboard.

With a couple of Kirstie Allsopp books placed on the shelves underneath I think the coffee table would look perfect.

What would be on your coffee table lust list?