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Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Nesting tables - yes or no?

Studio Annetta blog.

I am most definitely not a fan of nesting tables and have never placed a set in a client's home. They just seem so fussy, even the beautiful Jean Royere set above. For me, the OCD factor of keeping a set in place trumps the usefulness of extra accent tables.

Because we tackle the hard issues here at La Lamp Shade, I want to know what you think of nesting tables.

25 comments:

House of Slappy said...

Generally speaking, I think I might be over nesting tables, but these are sexy bitches and I wouldn't kick them out of my living room.

David said...

It all depends on the what and the where. I'm not against a set if it's placed somewhere that makes sense. We had some in the last house, but like a number of things they didn't make the move to this one.

Camilla @ Designalogue Blog said...

The nesting table is lost on me. I think these would be way sexier solo.

vicki archer said...

As a rule no but these tables I would happily take, xv.

Jenny said...

They confuse me.

hello gorgeous said...

nope.

g. said...

Most are just a cheesy way to take up space, but hese I find really interesting.

M said...

These i like, they look like pieces of art!

mypoliticalexile said...

2 is ok, three is excessive..here the ikebana rule doesnt apply..

Jill said...

I like them...and I love these Royere. I actually have two sets. One is a Venetian trio...the other has a Ruhlmann vibe. Oh well...to each his own.

Eden Rose said...

I thought it was just me who hated nest tables, they are vile with a capital V! x

Sparker said...

I have a set of pretty sleek, mid-century nesting tables that I picked up at a thrift store. I like them and don't find them fussy at all. They look great stacked and every once in a while, they come in very handy!

karly said...

Maybe you, erin and i could each take one of those tables and then everyone will be happy. Or, I'll take all 3, I don't mind the set at all.

lucitebox said...

I'm with Jenny. They're confusing. Just have a side table and be done with it. I don't have any patience for nesting tables.

david john said...

as a sculpture, yess!!!!!

as function... not really..

so bottom line for me, is if i had the space to use them as sculpture in a house, i would....

nkp said...

I'm not a fan in general, but all agreed, these are hottilicious! I have a set of lucite nesting tables, but they are "broken" up and are spread out all over my basement.

Raina said...

Mypoliticalexile and Sparker - Hello to you both and welcome to this deliciousness!

houseenvy said...

Mmmm, logically, they would work really well for our limited space, but I can't quite bring myself to buy some. Although this set might help me shake off my reservations. All the faffing of getting them into position for use just reminds me too much of the over-fussing of my parents and their generation.

eva ravenstein said...

i like 'em and i have a teak set in my house. for a small space they're great because you can pull one out if needed without disturbing whatever you've already got on the stack (in my case a plant). i'm pro-nesting.

erin@designcrisis said...

I just don't understand -- what do they do? I like to pile shit all over my tables, and if they're all nested like that, I can't do it.

So, no.

Raina said...

A warm welcome to Eva Ravenstein (what a fantastic name!).

Decorina said...

Just no.

Daine said...

Love them! I feel like those funky ceramic garden stools took the place of a nice nesting table. Simple and classic. Yes.

Raina said...

Hi ya Daine and welcome to this deliciousness!

Blue Piranha said...

Umm...only if they don't nest. And even then, probably not. I'd rather spend separately for three uniquely beautiful tables than spend a bundle for three that are essentially the same.