AKD LOVES A DISHY SIDE TABLE

Just as a good side dish can complete a knock-out main meal, side tables are the perfect accompaniment for many rooms, which is why we are always on the lookout for the perfect piece to not only complete, but to complement the existing style and use of a space.

Side tables are actually very versatile additions to any furniture collection and should not just be limited to a life next to the lounge. Their form and function can (and should!) can be celebrated in almost any room of the home from the master to guest bedroom, formal lounge to informal living, playroom to study and even the bathroom!

Here are my current loves.

FORMAL

This luxurious black marble plinth is a sculpture in its own right. Perfect for formal sitting or a cocktail room or even as a stand-alone decorative piece.

The Kelly Wearstler 'Apollo' Stool available at Becker Minty. 

The Kelly Wearstler 'Apollo' Stool available at Becker Minty. 

FUN

From the living room to the kids playroom or bedrooms, the ‘Slon Push Top’ is the perfect way to add whimsical colour with bonus built-in storage! Available in lots of fun colours with timber tops.

Ana Kras/Mattermade Slon Push Top available from Criteria Collection

Ana Kras/Mattermade Slon Push Top available from Criteria Collection

FANCY

Metallic finishes add an instant touch of class to any room and brighten up a space. With its sleek and sculptural shape, the ‘Martini’ is an absolute gem of a side table suiting most interior styles.

West Elm Martini Side Table available from West Elm Australia    

West Elm Martini Side Table available from West Elm Australia    

FRESH

This beautifully handcrafted piece with its raw brass legs gives the classic wooden table a fresh update adding new life to family living areas.

Douglas & Bec Cross Brass Table available from Douglas & Bec    

Douglas & Bec Cross Brass Table available from Douglas & Bec    

FORM & FUNCTION

This is not your average side table! The quirky design of the ‘Palette JH6’ perfectly combines shape, colour and materials to create a piece of art impersonating a table!

Jaime Hayon Palette Table JH6 available from Great Dane Furniture    

Jaime Hayon Palette Table JH6 available from Great Dane Furniture    

Image 1 via Kelly Wearstler / Image 2 via Criteria Collection / Image 3 via West Elm / Image 4 via Douglas & Beck / Image 5 via Jaime Hayon