Have a kid or two and you quickly realize white furniture and sharp marble corners are sadly a thing of your past. (Also, RIP to all our glass vases, candles and basically any other sit-arounds we kept on our end tables.) If you’re brave enough to keep these things around post-kids, you need STRONG commitment and cat-like reflexes to make sure your wild one never spills juice or runs mouth first into that beautiful, beloved table of yours. (I myself have chosen to keep my sharp marble coffee table and have to say “be careful” more times than I can count.)
Luckily, there are ways to circumvent any kiddo casualties while still putting together an aesthetically pleasing space. A pretty grey sofa, a round coffee table and some plush pillows will keep your living room family friendly without looking like Gymboree.