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Some pieces of furniture are just ingenious! I'm thinking of furniture that does double duty and that can easily be moved around in a room. Console tables, pouffes and nesting tables all fall into this category. I saw some good examples of these versatile pieces at the Great Room in North Bay last week. Here are tips on how to use them:
Console tables: The typical console table is narrow, long and somewhat higher than ordinary tables. Their often slender profile makes them ideal for displaying beautiful objects on. They can also be used as a bar, an extra table for food when you have big gatherings, or as a "catch-all" surface in a hallway.
The same console table reflected in
a stylish, round mirror.
I love how the candleholders pick up
the blue from the table.
Nesting tables: You can never have enough small tables it seems, especially when you are entertaining. Nesting tables can be neatly tucked away when you don't need them; clutter control 101.
I know, this is not a nesting table.
But I just had to show this cool,
sculpted stool/table from the Great
Nesting tables with a slightly distressed
look. They work beautifully with the
console table above.
Pouffes: The casual cousin of ottomans. Can be stored under your console table! Pull them out whenever extra seating is needed. They add texture and warmth to a room.
|From Wikipedia: "Tuffet, pouffe or hassock are all terms for a piece of furniture used as a footstool or low seat. It is distinguished from a stool by being completely covered in fabric so that no legs are visible. It is essentially a large hard cushion that may have an internal wooden frame to give it more rigidity. Wooden feet may be added to the base to give it stability, at which point said item becomes a stool or a footstool. If the piece is larger, so that storage can take place inside it, then it is generally known as an ottoman."|
How do you like the idea of some pouffes in your space? Too casual? Just right?