Trends We Love: Skirted Tables
I love the look of a crisp, tailored skirted table. Above is a skirted table in San Francisco designer Grant K. Gibson’s home. That wide Greek key trim is to die for!
Grant loves his skirted tables. Here’s another one he designed for a client’s bathroom vanity that has the same Greek key trim.
And here’s another skirted table in Grant’s home that’s used as a TV console. This photo was featured in House Beautiful.
This octagonal skirted table is the focal point of an entry in a home designed by Tom Scheerer that was featured in the July 2009 issue of House Beautiful.
Decorator and blogger Jenny from The Little Green Notebook used an inexpensive ikat print fabric to cover a simple table in her entry way. Using a fun fabric or fun trim really adds a fresh, youthful take on a more traditional design element.
Blogger Nicole Cohen from Sketch 42 chose a dotted Kelly Wearstler fabric from Lee Jofa called “Confetti” to fashion her fabulous skirted console. I absolutely love this fabric!
She enhanced the look by adding this rich-looking jacquard trim from M&J Trimmings.
Palmer Weiss of San Fransico is another designer who loves herself some skirted tables! I see them appear in many of her projects. Here she used a geometric David Hicks fabric for thsi skirted table which she topped with glass.
And here in an entry way she added a coral colored corner key trim to a simple natural linen fabric.
Here’s how my skirted table turned out! It’s actually an Ikea expedit bookcase which I had a slipcover made for. It not only serves as my TV console but also provides a practical storage solution as well!
Underneath, I keep a stash of books, CD,s DVDs, electronics, etc and my archive of every issue of Domino ever published (tear). I prefer to keep things like this out of sight so my skirted table is definitely also functional!
Shelf Table, $149 and Linen Table Skirt, $99, from Wisteria