Bits & Baubles: My Coffee Table



The things you keep on your coffee table say a lot about who you are and where you’ve been. And mine is a pretty good example of this… Coffee tables are the centerpieces of most homes. It’s a place where friends and family gather round to catch up, unwind and unplug. In a way, the coffee table truly is the pinnacle locale for socializing within the home (aside from the dinner table, of course). That said, I thought it would be fun to share what’s on my coffee table at my Paper Crown office. Take a look:

  1. D.L. & Co. candle in Peony Delight. I adore these candles. The scent is lovely and not too overwhelming. I usually buy them on sale when they are on One Kings Lane or Gilt.
  2. Yves Saint Lauren: Style. Aside from the fact that I adore the cover, the contents are simply breathtaking.
  3. In Vogue: The Illustrated History of the World’s Most Famous Fashion Magazine. If you’re a fashion enthusiast like me, this book is essential to your collection. When I’m feeling uninspired, I love to flip through the pages and get lost in the Diana Vreeland era…
  4. Mercury glass votives. I’ve always had a special place in my heart for mercury glass. There’s something so charming yet simple about it. I found mine at a flea market. Cheap and chic.
  5. Vintage glass tray. I love picking up pieces from local flea markets such as my glass tray. I keep candles and other miscellaneous trinkets on it since it makes the tabletop look less cluttered and more organized.

Capturing your style sense in a coffee table may seem intimidating. For that reason, I’ve put together a little guide to help you master the art of creating a perfectly personalized tablescape. Here’s what you should keep in mind:

  • Ambience is everything so keep a few of your favorite candles on deck.
  • Add a few decorative accessories that reflect your personal style. Pieces from your recent travels are always a good idea.
  • Keep things organized in a tray.
  • Pile on a few of your favorite books. Not only are they lovely to page through from time to time, they will also likely spark conversation when guests are in tow.

What’s on your coffee table?

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XO Lauren

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Categories: Bits Baubles, Decorate, Lauren Conrad
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  • Melissa Panici

    Haha. My coffee table would be considered boring to anyone else. I have a 3 yr. old boy running around the house so the only thing that’s on my coffee table are the remotes to the tv and vcr!! This is why I need a room all to myself (other than the bedroom) so I can decorate it how I want lol.

  • Kelley {Keep Sitting Pretty}

    Now that you mention it, I always seem to have books on my coffee table! I don’t have candles on it though so I may have to add that, because I think it’d be a nice touch!

    XO Kelley

  • Sarah Heckle

    I love mercury glass too :) And candles.

    I have a candle and LOVE statue on my coffee table – see them here!

  • Petra Zeller

    I have books, candle and fresh flowers on my coffee table :)
    xo, Petra check it out πŸ˜‰

  • Rachel Trampel

    LOVE this! :) Super cute :) I don’t have a coffee table … but when I do I hope it looks as amazing as yours! For the time being… your book “”Style””, Lucky Mag and Vogue are on my end table :) People love picking up your Style book when they come to visit!

  • Rachel Sanders

    I have that Vogue book! I think if there was one fashion book (other than the LC book of course!) it would be the In Vogue book! xx

  • Marielisa Gomez

    Here’s what I have at my coffee table My Seventeen Ultimate Guide to Style, my Lauren Conrad Style Copy, a flower vase with pretty magazine articles and a Monet-inspired mini candle holder.

    My blog is hosting a great giveaway! Enter here: :)


  • Ashley Rene

    I have a laptop, school papers, post it’s, coasters, wireless mouse and mousepad…very plain coffee table. I hope to remodel what i have on my table soon.

  • Jaclyn Schler

    My coffee table always has plenty of fashion magazines and candles. Right now, I have the InStyle “”Secrets of Style”” book out to read. Just posted a picture. :)

  • Kellie Norton

    I’ve been looking for fashion books for my coffee table!! So buying these :-) thanks Lauren!! My coffee table actually is filled with magazines that have you on the cover!! My friends always have so much fun looking through them when they come over :-)

  • Camilla Morbjerg

    I simply love Yves Saint Laurents style book!

    Here is my coffeetable:

    Love from Denmark

  • Kaitlin Cress

    I have Lauren Conrad’s Style Book and the latest Glamour featuring Lauren, such a great issue, and she looks goregous on the cover!<3 I also have a cork bottle that I filled with glitter for a fun decoration, inspired from pinterest!

  • Amy Breckenridge

    i have a few pretty books on my coffee table (which is really one of those storage ottomans with a tray on top) along with new magazines, remote controls and a vase of fresh flowers!


  • fashionsontop

    The books you have are so pretty!:)

  • Essie
  • fashionfoodfeminism

    Your coffee table is so lovely and organized. My coffee table has many of the same elements, but it is covered. Currently occupying all the space is books, dvds, mini nail polish bottles, candles, and incense along with a snow globe, eyeglass case, and a bottle of rubbing alcohol. This has inspired me to clean up my act and get it together. Perhaps I’ll take a pic of the before and the after.

  • Melissa Litchfield

    I submitted my “”what’s on my coffee table”” pic! It includes my newest read: Fifty Shades of Grey, newest current edition of health magazine, a New Zealand picture booklet (from my graduation trip), and coasters of course!!

  • Leanne

    So gorgeous!

    Love from South Africa

  • Martin M

    It looks so wonderful. Perfect to enoy a cup of tea :)

  • Nathalia

    My Coffeetable is pretty small, and its empty. I hate having useless things standing or lying around, since they always get in the way. If I want to read something, I take it off the bookshelf and put it back. Admittedly I have barely any picture-books, since I read a lot, and the ones I have are usually about countries and landscapes. I have candles on my dinnertable though, since I like to eat in style. πŸ˜‰

  • paige kennedy

    Love this post!!! Mine include ‘Style’, by the one and only Lauren Conrad. Amazing!

    Paige X

  • mbulli187

    I love this post!! If you like candles much as I do, you should check my webside for wickless candles. They are nice to look at and afordable, i have more then 80 different scents to choose from :-)

  • Liesl

    I always have candles on my coffee table. Some I light, and some are just decorative.

    At the moment I have a bunch of travel books, an IKEA catalogue and the book “”Awkward Family Photos“” on the table. My friends love pageing through this hilarious book.

    Liesl xxx

  • Vanessa

    This post is really ironic considering Style by Lauren Conrad is my coffee table book haha. Some of my friends have flipped through it and bought their own copies.

  • hiddenrosegarden

    I don’t have coffee table but a stand out bookshelf. It includes the glamour and joy magazines from the last 2 years, latest vogues and lauren conrads style :)

  • Michelle LaPorte

    I need to get a coffee table now!!

  • Emilie

    I love coffee tables, there are so many ways you can style them to suit your personality :)

    xo Emilie

    PS please visit my blog @

  • Ana Flavia Goncalves

    Love the book!!!!I just posted summer accessories from Blumarine and Moschino, they are beautiful!! And the video Love sucks x Love rocks, amazing!!!

  • Vivien Harmat

    My coffee table is messy :$ I spend most of my time in the living room so a lot of stuff is there…. :)

  • Rebecca Lawson

    I have an assortment of candles and always have a nice boquet of freshly cut flowers on my coffee table. I love the freshness and beauty that it gives me every day. I am always on the lookout for something new and creative to add to the table to make it uniquely my own.

  • Cassie Hanson

    coffee tables really do set the mood of the room – & are often too cluttered. beautiful vignette lauren!

  • Cluny Grey

    Don’t forget to change your coffee tablescape as your interests change and the seasons change!


  • kristen michelle

    Love this! I definitely have to revamp the coffee tables in my house since the cat finds every object placed on any table his sole mission to destroy!


  • Linh Ly

    I love having style books on my coffee table. It just makes me feel better having them there to just pick up and read.

  • Katie Stuart

    Can’t wait til the day when I have my own place and a coffee table so I can do this! Only one more year… In the meantime, does anyone have and suggestions for a replacement I could use in my bedroom instead of a coffee table so I could do something like this? Thanks!!

    Also be sure to check out my blog and become a member!

  • Shelby Klukken

    My Lauren Conrad, “”Style”” book is on my coffee table!

  • mehreen blank

    i love home decore:) here is my coffee table…with my Hermes tray! a splurge… but i liek to splurge on my house:)

  • Ivana Laura Decuzzi

    my emigre #70 book! β™₯

  • Peggy

    Love your decorating tips, Lauren! Sharing with you the Elaine Ryan Home Decorating Kit. Go to

  • Sara Neely

    I’m constantly styling my coffee table with different vignettes! I always have a gold glitter acrylic tray, a vase with fresh cut flowers, and stacks of fashion/interior design magazines!

  • brittany echols

    how chic lauren.

  • mehreen blank

    i love home decore:) here is my coffee table…with my Hermes tray! a splurge… but i like to splurge on my house:)

  • mehreen blank

    Woopsss… here is my link to my Hermes Tray on my Coffee table!

    Also- COme enter my BIG MAC giveaway!

  • Irizarry Francheska

    I don’t have a coffee table for now but when the time comes it’s going to be a soft salmon pink cover and a paris style chair ; )

  • Alyssa Cordova

    This is so adorable!I love it<3

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