Thursday, April 25, 2013

Trending - The Skirted Table & Chinoiserie

Suellen Gregory
Skirted tables had fallen out of decorating favor in recent years, the victim of one too many ruffled floral chintz tableskirts in the 90s. Well, skirted tables are back and beautiful and modern and styled with lots of Chinoiserie. Here are some tips and a Pinterest board devoted to the subject of the modern skirted table.

*For your fabric, choose a solid, a Chinoiserie toile or something classic like a stripe or suzani
*Box pleats are very hot
*They are great for extra storage - some tables even have hidden shelves
*Keep trims sophisticated - Greek key, banding, bullion, no ruffles or overlays
*A large round skirted table is a fabulous choice for a large entryway, a slim rectangular console is perfect for a smaller or narrow foyer
*Style it with Chinoiserie - blue and white Chinese porcelain, ginger jars, a beautiful orchid, a statement lamp, beautiful coffee table books
*Go big - none of those dinky little round tables next to the bed or sofa

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