SKIRTING THE ISSUE



We’re talking hemlines for your home today.  Enter the skirted table:

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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.

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My designer convinced me to add one to my bedroom and it has provided just the right hint of softness between two pretty chairs.

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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:

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Table skirts can make quite the statement in an entryway.  Here, punchy and preppy:

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Fringed and fabulous courtesy of Jeffrey Bilhuber:

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Jeffrey strikes again — this time with understated elegance:

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and crisp and classic by Tom Scheerer:

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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:

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They can soften a corner in a living room as seen with this divine Bennison fabric:

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Or cozy up a library:

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And they give us just the right degree of freedom to gamble on a statement fabric such as a bold ikat…

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or a gutsy coral.

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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:

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It would make a lovely blank canvas for the latest installments of coffee table books, garden clippings and keepsakes — similar to the vignette here:

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Another option is this tailored version from Society Social that can be ordered in a rainbow of fun colors.  From sunshine yellow…

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…to petal pink.

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Couldn’t you imagine a little table like the one above tucked into the corner of this chic sunroom?

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The perfect spot to set up a cheerful bar and toast to spring — which is only just around the corner.

xo,

Cath

Photos: AD, House Beautiful, Elle Decor, CT.



HELLO 2016!
HELLO 2016!