It’s time for another Best of Classic Design Details blog post, and today I’m sharing some chic end + side tables!
SOME TIPS FOR CHOOSING END, SIDE & COFFEE TABLES IN A MODERN-TRADITIONAL SETTING:
- A rule of thumb when choosing an end/side or coffee table: a modern table works in almost every seating situation – whether you have a modern or traditional sofa.
- Modern sofas are tricky – I don’t believe they pair well with traditional tables. If you have a modern sofa, I’d opt for a modern coffee + end table. Again, modern tables work in almost every situation.
- Try to vary the visual weight between the coffee & side table. For example, I wouldn’t pair a tiered coffee table with a tiered end table, but rather, a tiered coffee table would work with a round pedestal end table.
- Consider the materials of each table. Brass end tables paired with a brass coffee table is probably too much brass, but a brass end table works well with a wood coffee table (as long as the scale is varied). There are a ton of coffee/end table materials to choose and combine – lucite, wood, brass, marble, cane, wicker, glass, lacquered.