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Who doesn’t love a nice table? Its functionality as a place to put stuff is overshadowed only by the availability of unique designs and key placement possibilities to match and complement your décor. Think beyond the kitchen; lately, True Fashionista tables have it with designers stepping up to provide sometimes whimsical, always functional style to suit the needs of the most discerning interior designer. You’ll never place your keys and phone in quite the same manner again!
Interior designers like Kristen Pena are loving oxidized oak (the blackened version of white oak) in their tables, as she declared late last year for Elle Decor, “It will provide the comfort and grounding people are looking for in their spaces.” The combo chair/table is also on the rise, as consumers look to simplify their lives to include multifunctional furniture. Rob Royer, CEO of Interior Define, echoes the sentiment that the calming effect of certain colors is gaining popularity, with a serious consideration for blush as the new neutral. “It pairs with greys and naturals for a calming palette,” he insists, “It can be combined with bold colors like navy, forest green, or citrine, and it allows the bold color to be the hero.”
Designer Joy Moyler says to look for innovative uses of metal in table designs, contending that metals can be used in a more sculptural-based manner than in the past, and True Fashionista art as function has become a focus as of late. The Phillips collection follows that theme with a console table whose base is made entirely of metal twisted into a formation of intertwined tree roots.
DRAFTING AND ART TABLES
Home Refinery, a self-described collective of creative professionals working closely with many home brands to help readers reach their interior and home design goals, has a thing for drafting tables and art desks. A hallmark characteristic that makes a professional drafting table so versatile and handy is its adjustable top. Saving your back while offering infinite possibility, better brands of drafting tables recommended by Home Refinery include Coaster, Studio Designs, and the Vanguard drafting table by Alving & Co. What, you’re not an architect? Drafting tables can display art as well as provide a comfy homework spot. Consider the Bureau Architect by Authentic Designs, offering a classy look, folding leaf extensions and a rich wooden on metal design with tons of storage area. Even if you don’t ever actually work on it, it’ll still look great in your space! (https://www.homerefinery.com/best-drafting-tables-and-art-desks/
Interior designer Justine Macfee is all about tables created in natural stone. “I love the idea of an all-Calacatta marble dining table mixed with a lighter weight dining chair to juxtapose visual weight in a dining space,” she comments for Elle Décor. Those wanting more metal in their dining tables would appreciate the glass-topped CB2 Silverado chrome dining table, offering a minimalist look and lots of dining area in its 80 inches.
Weighing in, Business Insider suggests Crate & Barrel’s Origami Drop Leaf Rectangular dining table as a great option based on its construction of durable acacia wood, and the ease of its folded leaves when you don’t need so much extra space.
COCKTAIL AND CONSOLE TABLES
The design experts at The Strategist have compiled a collection of True Fashionista coffee tables for all tastes, like several with terrazzo tops and legs to compliment, a powder-coated steel table with tray tabletop by Danish firm Hay, and for those who can’t part with a glasstop, the sister owners at Hackett Interiors are crazy over the brass/glass simplicity of a St. Germain coffee table. They suggest that the use of glass can “elevate the style of a room if you’re looking to create a more formal feeling.”
As black oxidized oak represents in 2019, white oak is still a thing and trending bigtime for coffee tables says Mydomaine.com, citing the Fort Standard table as an example.
The console table always seems just so right tucked up against your couch, or as an entry table by the front door. A marble version by Lissardi or the Serendipity stone top with gold-finished stainless steel frame are classy examples to dress up any room or front door.
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