How to Style Your Coffee Table like a Pro

Photo by: Amy Neunsinger
Display a Favorite Collection

In the living room of a West Hollywood house, the mantel and coffee table display designer Mark D. Sikes's passions: boxes, books, and art from

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Photo by: Amy Neunsinger
Display a Favorite Collection

In the living room of a West Hollywood house, the mantel and coffee table display designer Mark D. Sikes's passions: boxes, books, and art from China and Paris flea markets. "When I see an empty table, I shudder a bit," he says. "There are times when minimalism can be the right thing. A table with one vase of flowers and one little accessory is thoughtful, while a gorgeous table with copies of Us and People magazines just looks neglectful."

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Fri, Jan 11, 2013 10:54 AM EST

These decorating tips - from using a tray to arranging a collection - show you how to get a chic, stylish look for your coffee table.

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