The table you should be investing in right now
Words: Annette Minnaar | Photography: Inge Prins
Our individual traits are developed over the years, based on experiences and aspirations, and the same can be said of our homes. It’s what’s inside that counts. While the makings of your home include a coming together of the tangible and your personal je ne sais quoi, there are a few key elements that all functional spaces need.
The Home Series introduces you to the modern pieces that will not only accentuate your home, but serve a significant long-term purpose. In part one, we explored the foundational pieces for your space. For part two, we’re talking tables and the role they play in anchoring your at-home activities. They’re a great – and necessary – way to structure and centre your home habits, based on your priorities. The end game? Ensuring that there isn’t a social or home-life need that isn’t catered to. Let your space and your life stage guide you.
While the pressure is on to fill your first home with a bounty of functional furniture, let your first investment be for your bedroom: the bedside table. Choose a multifunctional piece, since you’ll be using it frequently. Bedside tables provide surface area for decor, lamps and storage for items needed at close hand. They’ll also make your bedroom feel truly complete. An investment piece worth your dime, a bedside table will last you through many seasons and, if you tire of its aesthetic in your bedroom, move it to your living room or bathroom for extra storage.
You’re starting to expand your family and want a space to create wonderful memories with your little ones. A dining table is a nostalgic furniture piece for many, providing a communal space for families to catch up and share a meal. Perhaps your childhood memories of the dining table also include scattered crayons and sheets of paper or a safe nook under which to play? For a less formal feel, smaller dining tables can also be used as an island in your kitchen.
You’ve spent some time and money finessing your interior space and it’s near perfect. But now you’re itching for that fresh feeling of newness and looking to update your home with a few sophisticated additions. Multifunctional in their use, coffee tables are ideal for one-on-one coffee dates, evenings with wine and a cheese board or as part of your beloved reading nook. They’re also great for showcasing a fresh bouquet of seasonal flowers, treasured photographs and travel trinkets from some of the best years of your life.