Posts Tagged 'table'



Deep vs. Shallow Pockets.

All you bargain hunters out there with a design gene or a hinkering for lucite will love this. While looking for accent tables this afternoon, I came across Wisteria’s Acrylic Coffee Table. At 38 inches square, and inspired by a 1930’s Lucite table, it’s a deal for shallow pockets at $750. It may not have a glass top surface or solid square legs, but it’s a nice design and will work beautifully with an array of stylish interiors.

Acrylic Coffee Table | Wisteria.com

Acrylic Coffee Table, $799 | Wisteria.com

Now, for anyone who plans to have and to hold a coffee table for years, decades even,  or possibly maybe pass down to kids, grandkids etc., Ralph Lauren’s Carlisle Cocktail Table fits the bill and deeper pockets. It’s a little larger at 48″ square, gorgeous, sturdy, solid, and boasts a glass top surface. Quite a bit of sticker shock (the price says up to $36,000. Seriously?) However, designers who purchase from RLHome will find it to be significantly less expensive.

Carlisle Cocktail Table, up to $36,000  |  RLHome

Carlisle Cocktail Table, up to $36,000 | RLHome

If you’re like me and in NO way able to afford this beauty, Wisteria’s version is A-Okay for now. And for years I’m sure.

Dining Full Circle.

I have yet to find the perfect round dining table for my home. I search the world daily for furnishings – it’s a part of my profession. However, I have the hardest time find the “one” (table that is). As a designer, I am picky picky picky when it comes to choosing the right piece. Especially for myself. In this case, it needs to be round, less than 45″ diameter, prefer a hardwood surface, and coordinate with the clear Louis Ghost Chair (have four of them). It’ll serve three purposes: dining, working, and craft projects.

What I really want is the Julian Chichester Dakota Table with the polished base. But my budget is tight. So that will have to wait until my Apple stock goes through the roof (wink). Ha.

Dakota Dining Table | Julian Chichester

Dakota Dining Table | Julian Chichester

In the interim, I’ve come up with a few reasonably priced options. The search continues… any ideas out there?

Bradshaw Table, $1,299 | Room & Board

Bradshaw Table, $1,299 | Room & Board

Delano Round Dining Table, $299 | Crate & Barrel

Delano Round Dining Table, $299 | Crate & Barrel

Kyoto Dining Table, $999 | Crate & Barrel

Kyoto Dining Table, $999 | Crate & Barrel

Modern Farm Dining Table, $499 | West Elm

Modern Farm Dining Table, $499 | West Elm

Versatility Round Dining Table

Versatility Round Dining Table, $399 | Overstock

Parkwood Round Dining Table

Parkwood Round Dining Table, $499 | Eco-Furniture

I love Jayson.

Never stepped foot in this Chicago-based shop. But I’ve worn out the website. Jayson Home & Garden sells sophisticated and unique house furnishings and plants and flowers. My hit list includes:

The Decatur Chair

The Decatur Chair

Frank Table

Frank Table

Sprouting Whale Tray

Sprouting Whale Tray

Love Paperweight

Love Paperweight

Sleek Bamboo Pot

Sleek Bamboo Pot

Suzani Bed Cover

Suzani Bed Cover

Not just blue skies.

I was pulling together room schemes for a client and came across these blue accent pieces from various way talented vendors. Babette Holland designs industrial, modern and colorful lamps and accessories. These lamps made it into my style file.

Blue, Black and Cream LampBlack, grey, blue and white lamp

I try to keep bold color to a minimum in my work, but found the theory of decorating in odd numbers, and mostly threes applies here. Those lamps have to shine on something funky am tireless on the eyes. So be it.Amanda Talley
Check out Bungalow 5’s lacquered blue cloth Parsons cocktail table. Blue cocktail table It comes in a rich red too. So shockingly cool. But this night I’m going to bed with blue skies on my mind. I’ll save the red skies for a summertime sunset.


Just a Thought.

"A person should design the way he makes a living, around how he wishes to make a life" — Charlie Byrd

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