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Guest Picks: Round Side Tables
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I've been searching for a side table for a while and so far the only thing I've been able to decide on is the shape: round. Next to furniture with sharp angles, a round table will soften edges and break up straight lines. Here are my picks to round things out.
— Ally from From the Right Bank
— Ally from From the Right Bank
This table, made out of transparent polycarbonate, is actually a container that can be closed on one side with a lid. It can even be used as a magazine rack. How clever is that?
This one feels like a bronze sculpture worthy of displaying on its own. The fact that you can set drinks on it is a bonus.
This is my current favorite. It's like a giant pebble sculpture that also happens to be functional.
This is an outdoor ottoman, but it would be perfect as a side table. It could also be used for extra seating that's actually comfortable.
I like the futuristic look of this table. I would stack magazines, or maybe even a light, inside of it.
The clean lines of this piece would be great almost anywhere, but especially in a narrow space.
If you like Patricia Urquiola's iconic piece but don't like its price tag, then here is an inexpensive alternative that is equally delicate and pretty.
These tables are very elegant in a Danish-modern sort of way.
The retro lounge feel and the bright color of this table is so fun. The high density polyethylene, which is 100-percent recycled, makes it feel modern.
Designed to resemble stone, the solidity of this piece is something that I really love. It's designed to be a seat, but it could make a great table with a tray on top as well.
You can never go wrong with a classic like the Aalto Table 90D. This will work anywhere and will never go out of style.
At first sight, this could be a traditional piece handwoven in some exotic locale, but it's completely modernized by the steel construction.
There's a schoolhouse charm about these pieces — a very stylish schoolhouse, that is! Basic geometric shapes come together to form a really great modern table.
For great craftsmanship, you can't beat these beautiful drum tables that are made using traditional techniques and hand-finished in New York.
This Swedish number with a slight Asian feel has a tray top that is removable and available in different colors.
The delicate shape is nicely balanced by the rough texture. This would be a great natural element to warm up a modern space.
I don't think there's a better side table for a child's room than this simple shape that comes in a huge array of bright and pastel colors.
At first I thought this set of nesting tables looked a little Shaker, then I thought it looked a little Scandinavian. The fact that its style isn't easily identified is precisely why I like it so much.
These vintage-inspired stools are just plain cute, and the color combination is really fresh.