The Best Coffee Tables for a Chic & Functional Living Room

Freda A. Nix

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Today’s families really live in every space of their homes, and every piece of furniture must be a functional item that does more than just look good. One prime example: The humble, hardworking coffee table. Usually placed prominently in a family room (yep, we’re talking smack dab in front of the couch), the coffee table is often the spot where kids do homework, families play board games and do jigsaw puzzles, and parents serve up popcorn and snacks for family movie night. In other words, a coffee table has got to be durable enough to handle everything from to food to propped-up feet, but attractive enough to earn its spot as the focal point in the room where your family collectively spends the most time — and where you’re likely also entertaining guests, friends and your in-laws.

If your current model could

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Keeping Happy at Home – Perfumer Francis Kurkdjian

Freda A. Nix

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Elle Decor

For our new series “Objects of Affection,” ELLE Decor is asking designers and others from an array of fields to tell us about an item or items in their personal space that is bringing them comfort and solace as they stay home in an effort to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus. (And here’s what’s keeping the ELLE Decor team happy at home.)

Perfumer Francis Kurkdjian is familiar with the importance of discipline. As a child, he was a classical ballet dancer. But when things didn’t pan out, he eventually switched to the cosmetics world, where he has made a name for himself creating scents for top brands, among them Jean-Paul Gaultier and Narciso Rodriguez. In 2009, Kurkdjian founded his own boutique line, whose hit creations include Aqua Universalis, a blend of bergamot, Italian lemon, white flowers, and musky woods, and Baccarat Rouge 540, a

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Need relief for your aching WFH back? Here are 5 solutions for sitting

Freda A. Nix

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Where's that in-house massage therapist I wished for on my birthday candles? (Photo: Getty)
Where’s that in-house massage therapist I wished for on my birthday candles? (Photo: Getty)

Unless you’re an essential worker, you’re probably working from home right now. And, while that’s a convenience at a time when going out in public isn’t recommended, it’s not so easy on your back.

It’s not just you—plenty of other people are feeling the pain, too: 

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Get 50 percent off this wireless ‘all-in-one’ printer at Staples

Freda A. Nix

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The convenience of printing has, over the years, become less of a luxury and more of a necessity with the likes of families, students and small businesses needing in-house access to physical documents on a more regular basis.

Like most medium-to-large pieces of tech, printers can retail for upwards of $100, with one of the top-rated picks, the Canon PIXMA Wireless Color All-In-One printer, initially retailing for $100. The customer-favorite, however, is currently available for 50 percent off at Staples, with free two-day delivery attached to the purchase.

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Detailing its “all-in-one” functionality, the product’s description outlines that this device prints, scans and faxes, all

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