Favorite Furnishing Finds: February 2014
This month’s furnishing finds post is dedicated to the wondrous side table. The importance of this piece is often overlooked, though it is such a critical ingredient in any room with dedicated seating. These little gems are where we set our drinks, books, glasses, flowers, lamps, tabletop art, and accessories. In the side table we have an opportunity to add color, texture, new materials, and architectural interest.
Though I often use vintage or antique side tables in a space, there are so many great new pieces to choose from. I thought I would share with you some of my favorites here.
I love nesting tables for there versatility. The arrangement can be adjusted to fit the space, and they can be split up should the need arise to bring additional temporary seating into the room. I especially love these Orion Nesting Tables by jewelry designer Simone Coste.
This simple and elegant Bonnaire Side Table from Gregorius Pineo could sit beautifully in a wide variety of settings. I especially like the modern lines in traditional cerrused oak finish.
The Galata Table by Konstantin Grcic is a modern shape in a timeless material. As such, it can work beautifully with a wide variety of styles, from predominantly traditional to extremely modern. Its simple lines provide architectural strength without feeling severe.
The Tam Tam Tables by Claudia Moreira Salles are reminiscent of traditional Asian Pacific inspired drum tables but with a modern interpretation. They come in four sizes to fit a variety of interior compositions.
The Carey Cigarette Table has been in the Dessin Fournir line for a long time and is one of my perennial favorites. But don’t let its graceful and delicate lines fool you. This table is extremely well made and can handle generations of daily use.
The La Mer Side Table by Rose Tarlow is just beautiful. The modern Asian chinoiserie fish pattern on the top makes this table a work of art on its own.
The Oko Side Table by Christophe Delcourt is a lovely little ceramic table coated in lacquered enamel.
The Three-Tiered Walnut Table is one I designed a few years back and still love today.
That’s it for this installment. I’ll have more special finds to share with you next month.