Fundamental elements in any interior, the table offers a place to gather, a place for displaying wares and an appropriate place to perch your morning (or afternoon) coffee. The side table, bedside table and dining table have become so essential in everyday life that it’s difficult to imagine a world without tables.
Like an obliging friend, the side table is always there to lend a helping hand. Whether that need be a luxury lift, a practical surface or a storage solution, the side table has it covered in a multitude of style options and character dispositions.
And much the same as a side table, the nightstand personifies obliging charm and is there to greet you every morning. Lift your bedroom with elegance, create a calming sanctuary or simply add an element of functionality, the bedside table or nightstand won’t fail you no matter your aim.
The humble side table is certainly one furnishing type that is un-rivalled in terms of versatility and functionality, without once compromising on personality, character or style. So, I introduce to you my top ten, spanning a range of styles and aesthetics…
Add a new silhouette, colour or texture along with an immediate dose of style and elegance to your home, in one simple move; the addition of a side table. My Georgia Nesting Tables provide an on trend hit of luxury featuring a gold metallic surface and slender legs. Part of my Black Label collection, these particular nesting tables exemplify luxury living with the highest quality materials, concentrated detailing and expert craftsmanship.
Featured in Australian House and Garden, designer Megan Brown of Penman Brown Interior Design utilises my Soho Round Side Table as the perfect companion to a light and bright bedroom, for a look that exudes both comfort and warmth. Although the Soho Round Side Table has classic influences, I love how Brown styles the space to produce a look that is fresh, despite it’s traditional elements.
Light bounces off the Capiz shell surface of my Parisian Spot Table for a delicate glow and uniquely luxurious effect. Stewart Horton of Horton and Co. creates this stunning vignette by integrating warm neutrals and feminine floral for a look that is undeniably French chic.
I cannot claim this stunning specimen as my own, however felt it must be included – the Twelve Faces Side Table from Coco Republic has every one of my contemporary sensibilities swooning. All at once glamorous, minimalist, industrial and ambiguous the Twelve Faces Side Table promises to lift any interior with a hit of the current.
Offering a touch of contemporary glam to your space, the Osten Gold Metal Side Table incorporates an impressively engineered gold bullion base detail for a look both organic and spontaneous.
Balanced by the traditional form of the sculpted base, yet crafted from crystal clear acrylic, the thickly poured profile of my Camile Side Table registers a contemporary vibe. It’s the combination of old and new aesthetics that make the Camile Side Table the versatile piece it is- you'd be hard pressed to find a place it wouldn’t compliment!
An illusion lurks beneath the black glass surface of my Barnes Side Table… Clear mirror reflects a white motif on the underside, for an unexpected and ever-changing result; no vantage point will produce the same effect.
The perfect blend of versatility and luxe minimalism, my Montana Mirrored Side Table features a subtle antique mirror, inset within a rich timber finish. It’s no surprise antiqued mirror has stood the test of time, delivering on romantic charm with a subtle aged effect and all the modern day glamour that a distressed aesthetic offers.
The perfect choice to add pizazz and function to a room, the Jersey Petrified Side Table features a graceful and graphic metal base, cradling a statement-making petrified timber surface for a unique take on dignified texture.
And not to be missed, my Lisburn Side Table, influenced by a vintage traveling trunk, offers casual appeal in the linen surface, and sophistication in the delicate nailhead trim. An antiqued iron base allows the Lisburn both design panache and versatility, able to work seamlessly with a variety of materials and finishes.
And so concludes my top ten (for now... but with a schedule like mine, it's bound to change!). Leave me a note in the comments below and let me know your top picks from my extensive collection...