Enter a designer’s home and you’ll be instantly impressed. Many take pieces that you’ve seen before, and style them in a way that feels polished, stylish, and new. It’s one part natural talent, one part trained experience.

One thing we’ve noticed that always seems so effortlessly put together is a designer’s coffee table decor. The art of the coffee table vignette is actually a lesson in styling. We thought we’d delve into the vast knowledge of 5 of our favorite designers and see if they could shed some light on how we can perfect our own coffee table style game.