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.

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   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.

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   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.

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   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!

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   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

WINTER LOVES

It’s official. Jack Frost has started creeping under my front door and is nipping at my toes.

The Easter long weekend in Sydney brought with it shorter days as we wound our clocks back an hour as Daylight Savings ended. When we returned to work we had been seemingly plonked into the thick of Winter! Even before we departed the office for the journey home that evening the sky had abruptly been painted black and the wind blew icy and bitter. Needless to say, we weren’t prepared. In the days since, more and more layers of knits in longer lengths have been spied wandering the streets.

Personally I always love this time of year and the cold change the season brings. It takes me back to my early twenties when I lived in London. It was such a carefree existence and I’m instantly filled with that same sense of wide-eyed wonder and possibility with each fresh breath of crisp morning air I take. Nowadays, however, my life is more honed to my creature comforts and the heady days of backpacking in thermals, setting up tents in sleet and rain and wearing my first pair of coveted Burberry knitted gloves through to the skin are just happy distant memories. 

At Alexandra Kidd Design, all year round our days are filled helping people connect emotionally to their surrounding environments by adding warmth, layers and textures which we believe is key when reimagining spaces. But never is it more paramount in the physical sense than now, as we begin the transition to thicker fabrics, more layers and adding pieces to our wardrobes and homes that will help make this Winter luxuriously cozy rather than unbearably long. Here are some of our Winter Loves . . .

Wooly Hobes via Hobes / Peca Candlestick via Dezeen / Bemboka Bath Towels via Bemboka / A Bone of Fact by David Walsh via Pan Macmillan Australia / Botega Veneta Intrecciato Leather Gloves via Net-a-Porter / Kusmi Detox Tea via Kusmi Tea / Tête-à-Tête Incendere Candle via Tête-à-Tête / Ore Blanket via Country Road / Leona Edmiston 'Pins' via Leona Edmiston / 1803 Red Deer Hide via 1803 / This Works Deep Sleep Bath Soak via Mecca / Mongolian Lamb Cushion via West Elm