While the round skirted table is certainly not a trend (it’s really a classic), it seems they’ve been popping up more and more in eclectic, contemporary spaces. One of the things we love about the skirted round table is that you can create a beautiful one from an old pedestal table (like this one we recently bought at Brimfield) or a round, collapsable party table (like this one from Ballard). It really doesn’t matter what the table looks like underneath the tablecloth–which means you can put all your budget into buying a fabulous fabric. We are currently debating what fabric we’re going to use for the tablecloth we’re making for our round table that will soon be taking up residence in our new office. This foyer (below) designed by Tom Scheerer features a round skirted table with panels in a great Hermes orange with cream trim. When we first propose a skirted tablecloth to a client, they are almost always initially concerned it will make their rooms look too fussy, or traditional. In the wrong fabric, yes, this can be the overall impression, but in the right fabric, the skirted round table is classic, elegant, and oh so chic! Here are a few images of some inspiring round skirted tables…We like the way a large round skirted table looks in an entry or foyer, in a library stacked with piles of beautiful books, or paired with a non-tablecloth covered table next to a sofa topped with a sculptural ceramic lamp. A fun trim can really take this look to the next level. We’d love to make one with a subtle greek key trim. What do you all think about the round skirted table? Fab or fussy?
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