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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Table Camouflage

I have been noticing a lot of table skirts being shown in the design world. Remember the table skirts of the 80's?  Homeowners would order  Waverly  co-ordinated fabrics and layer away. Gone are those days and now we are seeing a much more sophisticated way to camouflage our out dated or unwanted tables.......... 

This next image from, " Under Stella's Umbrella" is so fun and whimsical.............

Now you can find table skirts for rectangle tables that are not only lovely to look at, but they serve a purpose. Just think of all the goodies you could store under these table skirts.They even have a matching chair cover if you want to complete the look. The table skirt is made to fit over the folding rectangle tables we all have purchased for extra tables to use at special gatherings. Just look at the cute chair cover.....,

Let's look at few other possibilities for table skirts......

This next image is one of my all time favorites. I love the large over-sized pleats that are used and the blue and white fabric is gorgeous.......

This table skirt is almost fitted like a drum. Notice how it follows the lines of the drapes so it almost seems part of the window treatment. Very interesting!!

Another large pleated skirt, but this time it has a border on each pleat. I love this treatment it looks sharp!!

If you are in need of a pleated table skirt Ballard designs has a 96in. pleated table skirt for $75. That is extremely reasonable. If you have ever had a custom table skirt made they will run much more than that.They offer several different sizes and  fabrics of your choice. Go HERE if you would like to see what they offer. I am seriously considering one in a velvet for the winter for my living room. You can also order swatches!!

 I actually have two table skirts in my home, one in my dining room and one in my living room. Using a table skirt is a good way to cover a table you no longer like for the room, but it is serving a purpose. It is also a way to make a room have a fresh new look.

So what do you all think about a table skirt for your own home? Do you already have a tableskirt in a room or do you think you could use one to freshen up the look of an older table?

"Enjoy the Process" Of:

Using a table skirt to give an old table a new, fresh look and also to add some hidden storage!!

BTW: Tiffany from Living Savvy has a great tutorial on how to make your own tailored table skirt for a rectangle table HERE!