Thursday, January 31, 2013

Tiny Tempa, I mean Tiny Tables: The Tiny Table Trend

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Ballard Designs 
I was helping a friend put together some ideas for her formal living room make over yesterday and all of the components were coming together. The only thing "missing" was a tiny table. Yes, sometimes, even a tiny table can be just the right thing to sort of round out a seating arrangement. And I LOVE tiny ROUND tables.
{Be sure to check out this week's SPLURGE or STEAL post on Arteriors Tiny Tables}

i heart tiny tables
Vintage iron coffee tables. Design: Kay Douglass. #iron #vintage
Pair of tiny tables instead of a traditional coffee table

Use them up close next to a sofa or chair. Tuck them in under a table. Put two of the same side by side instead of using a conventional coffee table. Tiny tables are everywhere this year, and no wonder. They  allow you the convenience and functionality of another hard surface, as well as give you a chance to infuse a bit of fun or whimsy into what could otherwise be a traditional squared off seating arrangement.
These are my favorite tiny tables out there to emulate.

Elise Living Room
Ballard Designs "Boranova Side Table" in gray
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Ballard Designs "Alexander Side Table"

Sundance "Portwen Rolling Trolley"

Aidan Gray Percussion Side Table
Aidan Gray "Percussion Side Table"
W7486 British Colonial Side Table - Black
Wisteria "British Colonial Side Table"
Horchow "Lazear Side Table"
19" Watts Reclaimed Oak Round Side Table
Restoration Hardware "Reclaimed Oak Watts, Round Side Table"
Set of 2 Steel Fluted Round Barrels (India)
Overstock Set of 2 "Steel Fluted Round Barrels" from India
Room View
West Elm "Martini Side Table"
Woven Tuffet
Pottery Barn "Woven Tuffet"
Moroccan Stool - Blue - New
okay, so it's not exactly round, but a hex.
Still love and it still breaks up a squared off or rectangular seating arrangement.
I think this new tiny table trend will be here to stay.


  1. Replies
    1. So needed. I think there has been a tendency to cut back on many people don't do coffee tables anymore. But they sure make a room more functional, not to mention adding a bit of personality, too. Which one do you like?
      I can't make up my mind? But I know which one I recommended to my's one of the ones in this post ;)