We’re talking hemlines for your home today. Enter the skirted table:
Until recently, I had dismissed the skirted table as overly frilly and frumpy. However, the latest takes on this old standby have left me pleasantly surprised by their stylishness and sophistication.
My designer convinced me to add one to my bedroom and it has provided just the right hint of softness between two pretty chairs.
A skirted table can also work well as a fresh, feminine take on the standard bedside table scenario. Here, Miles Redd used a dreamy, minty green version to help update his parents’ bedroom:
Table skirts can make quite the statement in an entryway. Here, punchy and preppy:
Fringed and fabulous courtesy of Jeffrey Bilhuber:
Jeffrey strikes again — this time with understated elegance:
and crisp and classic by Tom Scheerer:
The skirted table can also hide a multitude of sins. In the office, it’s the perfect veil for the lover of “correspondence” as Miles Redd puts it (read: packrat!…which is totally me). Witness the dining table that Miles repurposed as a generous, skirted desk for his mother:
They can soften a corner in a living room as seen with this divine Bennison fabric:
Or cozy up a library:
And they give us just the right degree of freedom to gamble on a statement fabric such as a bold ikat…
or a gutsy coral.
Above all, they are an easy, quick update for spring when we long to shake things up and test drive a new look in our homes. You can find this smart version through Ballard Designs:
It would make a lovely blank canvas for the latest installments of coffee table books, garden clippings and keepsakes — similar to the vignette here:
Another option is this tailored version from Society Social that can be ordered in a rainbow of fun colors. From sunshine yellow…
…to petal pink.
Couldn’t you imagine a little table like the one above tucked into the corner of this chic sunroom?
The perfect spot to set up a cheerful bar and toast to spring — which is only just around the corner.
Photos: AD, House Beautiful, Elle Decor, CT.