Though I appreciate the function of an ottoman-style coffee table (we have one in our living room and baby C has bumped up against it countless times), I miss being able to set down a glass or plate without having to first clear the decorative tray that sits atop our table. In my house the tray that was supposed to act as a place to set down a drink has become a catch-all for the three million magazines we subscribe to, remote controls, toys, children's books, errant Cheerios and sippy cups.
So when it comes to choosing a table for our basement living area, I want...no, I demand!...a regular table. Like THIS one, maybe?
I think this could be it!$499 at RoomAndBoard.com.