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Occasional Tables

Author: Shawndrea Corbin
Issue: September, 2013, Page 44
Shown here (foreground) are two Petrified Wood Side Tables by Bernhardt. The tables measure approximately 20"H by 18" in diameter and are available through Thomasville Home Furnishings.



Table Dance

A typical table has four legs topped with a flat surface and is one of the most useful pieces of furniture in a home. In ancient Egypt, a table was no more than an elevated stone used for keeping items off the ground, while in China, tables were used for practicing the craft of writing or painting. In more recent times, the table’s purely-functional purpose has been eclipsed by form, with new versions taking shape according to current design standards.

Today’s smaller occasional tables—sometimes called accent, spot or martini tables—are prime examples of style being first and foremost. They can be easily moved as
needed and are available in an array of materials and boundary-pushing forms.

Happy Hour The Baotou Martini Table With Agate Top sits on a black nickel-plated base and measures roughly 27"H by 15"W by 14"D. It is available through La Maison.

To the pointFrom DS the Studio, this cast-resin horn table is hand-painted and rests on a snakeskin stone base. Offering a perfect place to set a beverage, the petite piece measures 32"H by 19"W by 12"D.
Timeless The Casablanca Occasional Table from Currey and Co. is a unique combination of concrete, wrought iron and aggregate. Available at Global Elements, the table
measures 22"H by 18"D.


Sew Cute The Cute As a Button Side Table has an inlaid-wood top and is supported by a trio of iron “needle” legs. It measures 23"H by 18" in diameter, and can be found at Davis Home Furnishings.
Midas Touch Caracole’s Gold Is Up Table boasts a gradated finish. Measuring 25"H by 16" in diameter, it is available at Design Source Furniture.


fine flock Galleried tops distinguish Councill’s Ella Nesting Tables. They have a lacquered finish, measure 20"-24"H by 16"-24"D and are available at Ladlow’s.

Photos - Clock-wise from top left: AMAZING - Jamie Young’s Maze Table has a white marble top and measures approximately 25"H by 22" in diameter. The whimsical piece is available at bungalow.
LINE ART - The Pick Up Sticks Accent Table has a chrome base that supports a stone top. From Caracole, the piece measures 22.5"H by 16" in diameter and is available at Design Source Furniture. PERKY PERCH - The Tree Table With Birds from Wildwood Lamps stands 25"H on a “quirky tree branch” adorned with resting birds. The base has an antique bronze finish and a 20" glass top. It is available at One Posh Place.  HEAVEN SENT - Carved and gilded , this Winged Table from Jonathan Charles has a glass top and measures 26"H by 16" in diameter. It can be found at Davis Home Furnishings.

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