Online store Neue Blvd is known for its lovely curation of on-trend homewares and host of monogrammed goods. And while many of the pieces would fit into any modern space, there is a Hollywood Regency vibe that runs throughout the site which makes it no surprise to see that its founder, Christie Turvey, enjoys a smattering of the aesthetic in her own lounge room.
“My coffee table is a contemporary, black mirrored designer trunk with stud detailing. I had this piece imported from overseas — it is my favourite find! It suits my style perfectly and I just love how a trunk evokes an out-of-this-world glamour,” says Christie.
Sitting atop the trunk is an array of items including a brass round tray styled with Neue Blvd marble etched coasters (Christie’s top pick from her collection), and an assortment of candles. “My favourite brands include Coco Luxe, Tom Dixon and Palm Beach. Plus, I also have a Crystal Head Vodka skull (which is a sentimental piece from my wedding), a brass skull paperweight from our very first Neue Blvd collection and a brass concrete diamond, handcrafted by a close school friend.”
A standout piece is a horn magnifying glass that Christie picked up on her first product sourcing trip to India. “It holds so many exciting memories!” says Christie whose coffee table also features fresh seasonal flowers and an assortment of books. “Coffee table accessories are so personal they’re often the very last things designed in a home, but they’re as important as art because they can express who you are. A coffee table should have different layers and should match your personality. I love how a coffee table that incorporates a mix of finishes can simply add that extra ‘joosh’ to an interior.”
As for coffee table styling, Christie has plenty of great advice: “Make use of personal pieces, as they add flair that’s unique to you – be bold and make a statement. Candles, books and decorative finds from your travels can act as a conversation point,” says Christie who always adds an organic element (greenery or fresh cut flowers) for height as much as anything.
“Layering will make your coffee table feel styled rather than staged and to keep your coffee table balanced, vary the scale of display items and stack or group like objects together,” says Christie.