As part of the day job, I merchandise two locations. For the smaller location, I knew the lobby needed a little extra something to dress the space but still needed to be useful. I found some inspiration in an issue of Traditional Home a while back that provided the perfect solution.
I used a 48" round (though a 36" or 30" round would also work well) table and some ottomans tucked underneath to create a welcoming entry table. Some tall accessories draw the eye up and add some drama. If you live in an apartment, a table like this, especially if it comes with leaves would be great for entertaining. Pull some attractive folding chairs out of the closet and dine in style.
Christine Schwalm is an Interior Designer and Visual Merchandiser based in NYC. This space will keep you updated on what's going on with CSD along with some ideas to inspire you. Go here for more information about pricing and services and here to make an appointment.