Thursday, June 17, 2010

Library Tables





I've been thinking about one of my favorite all time furniture looks...the library table. 
Not necessarily your standard oversized wood table in the English Manor house , covered in various antique decorative objects, with maps and plans for the latest addition to the formal gardens, but rather the "idea" of a library table.
It can be any type of table from traditional to modern, round, square, wood, metal, glass, etc., etc....
A library table can also be a desk, dining table, entrance or hall table. It can be placed in almost any room. I've floated them in the center of large living rooms and bedrooms, placed them under staircases, behind sofas, in hallways, entrance halls, and on a screened porch.



























Library Tables can serve a multitude of functions from casual multi-use to super formal.




























TABLE TOP INSPIRATION-




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Not only have I suggested and used many library tables for clients, I have my own in the den that reverts to cozy fireside dining when the mood strikes. I have a petite one on my screened porch that showcases my nature finds. And now there is the "idea" of one in the bedroom......
Stay tuned...



3 comments:

  1. Love your ideas. I just need more space for a library table!

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  2. Love it i have the round table with leather top in my bedroom bet you did not know that!!!!

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  3. As always, love your ideas!!! Have always admired round tables...in 1977 that was a focal point in our place on 68th st...bought some fabric from Cofers-shows my age. There's photo in an old Veranda that I've held on to showing a table with a variety of antique stools around it-that's on my list for Reedville!
    You're full of talent and I'm still enjoying the painted blue ceiling in the small bedroom at the Reed House....you smartie you!!!!

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