So we finally found a coffee table! You know it's funny. Such a case of not realizing what's right in front of you. I had looked through dozens of websites looking for the right coffee table - couldn't be wood, wanted glass, but with a sturdy frame. We finally found what we wanted at Crate & Barrel. And what we wanted I had overlooked a number of times on the website - had discounted it as "too plain". Well "too plain" has turned out to be perfect for the space (well at least I hope it is!) once we saw it in person.
Now we just have to wait until next Thursday for the delivery.