Candy from Heartbreakers Design

Simply said, a coffee table needs to be multi-functional.  Why have a big hunk of furniture, no matter how beautiful, in the middle of your living room that only acts a landing surface? There's usually a lot of activity around this staple piece of furniture including playing games, serving drinks, channel surfing, working on your laptop, reading magazines...I could go on and on. That's why I love to see smart designs that incorporate storage, seating, even serving pieces like this table from Heartbreakers Design. It goes way beyond its simple title of coffee table to also act as an ottoman and include a serving tray. Plus, that big bottom shelf would be perfect for storing giant art books, magazines or board games. It puts the multi in multi-functional!

Modern Options from Thos. Moser

Shaker-style meets Danish Modern?  It might sound like an unexpected combination, but they actually share a similar approach to design. The Shaker philosophy: "Don't make something unless it is both necessary and useful; but if it is both necessary and useful, don't hesitate to make it beautiful."The new Meridian collection by David Moser for Thos. Moser accomplishes just that, with clean lines and graceful curves that blend in the Danish Modern aesthetic. Each one of these handcrafted pieces is already signed and dated by the craftsman who builds it, but for the first 25 orders of each piece in the Meridian collection, David Moser will include his signature. Each piece is guaranteed for life of the original owner too.  Value, simplicity, and beauty.  What else could you ask for?

Also, new from Thos. Moser is the Edo platform bed.  Described as "minimalist to the core", this piece from the Edo collection is a nice departure from the company's more traditional collections, while still maintaining their core values.  Each and every piece is handcrafted at their Maine workshop and don't forget about that guarantee for life.

For more modern styles from Thos. Moser, also check out the Vita collection.

Top to Bottom: Meridian Coffee Table, Meridian Dining Table and Chairs, Meridian Bar Stools, Edo Platform Bed, Vita Three Place Sofa, Vita Lounge with Chair and Ottoman