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Three Silver Side Tables


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Target has their new pieces out for spring, and I’m working with them today to feature one of the new side tables. I chose a silver drum table because I like that the finish is shiny enough to reflect whatever is nearby (that red rug in front warms it up a lot), but it doesn’t show fingerprints and the hammered detail gives it texture and interest.

Silver Drum Side Table

I try to have a coffee or side table within reach of each seat so there’s always a place to set down a drink (or as is usually the case here because of the kids, a place to leave your toy cars, horse figures, and Lego people). Of course, they also make for good opportunities to bring in a few accessories, like the flowers and candle that I picked up.

Flowers and Candle

(Hey, having the same initials as Nate Berkus has finally paid off!)

Nate Berkus Candle

A drum table is versatile enough to pair with sofas and chairs in a wide variety of styles — even as a bedside table or extra seating as a stool. I’ve been working a lot with brass and warm metals in this house, so I thought it would be fun to switch it up and take a look at silver instead. I matched up the same metallic drum table with a different chair, and also pulled in two other options in my sketch below. (These are so fun to draw!)

Target Side Tables and Chairs

  1. Candace Arm Chair (Garden Craft Seafoam)
    The feminine lines of this chair are great, and it comes in a bunch of patterns and colors.

  2. Threshold Silver Drum Accent Table
    A classic shape gets a metallic update.

  3. Safavieh Accent Table (Silver)
    Slender and stylish. A cute little table just big enough to set a drink down on.

  4. Threshold Rope Wrapped Accent Table with Hammered Metal Top
    The rope detail would be at home in a beachy setting, but the hammered metal and geometric base give it a bit of edge that helps the table work with a more modern style too.

  5. Safavieh Sasha Club Chair (Tan)
    Such a great, neutral chair. Would be perfect as a pair facing a sofa.

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13 Comments

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    Kim // Yellow Brick Home
    April 21, 2015 at 9:29 am

    I love your sketches, Nicole!

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    Sarah
    April 21, 2015 at 10:14 am

    The sketches are really pretty! I have the same table and I love it. My kids LOVE to bang on it like a drum…it’s loud…

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      Making it Lovely
      April 21, 2015 at 10:16 am

      Ha! Mine too. I had to tell them “use your hands ONLY” for drumming.

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    Katie
    April 21, 2015 at 12:17 pm

    Really think these Target chairs are so cute, but I must know: Are they comfortable? The reviews on Target’s website were a bit mixed. What are your thoughts? I wish we could test them out in store but I think they may only be available online.

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      Making it Lovely
      April 22, 2015 at 12:09 pm

      Yeah, I think they’re only online and I haven’t seen them in person to try out.

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    The Office Stylist
    April 21, 2015 at 2:26 pm

    Great choice! Target always has really nice furniture in stores. I really like how sophisticated yet practical this side table is. I totally want to get one for myself, haha.

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    Sarah
    April 21, 2015 at 2:45 pm

    I love those, Nicole! Omg- I just learned the other day that Nate Berkus went to the college (right outside of Chicago, actually) while my grandfather was president there! I think he knew him! Isn’t that crazy?! I’m so close to fame. :)

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    Megan
    April 21, 2015 at 7:44 pm

    Your sketches are adorable; I love how you mixed them with actual photos! I can relate to your comment about Nake Berkus’ initials – before I got married my initials were MK and It was a great excuse to buy Michael Kors!

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    Stephanie
    April 22, 2015 at 12:47 pm

    Love that table so much! At first I thought it was brass or copper, but it’s just due to the reflections. It really does meld beautifully into a space for that reason.

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    Katherine
    April 26, 2015 at 6:44 pm

    I love how you incorporated your sketches with the photos. They are so good! You should do that more often!

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