Friday, 25 November 2011

Pretty peg tables

Here's the latest from my living room - two peg tables that I designed. It's pretty basic, nothing out of this world but may give you a couple of ideas on how to take something simple and give it your own personal twist.

The brief: compact peg tables to keep on the side of my new cane couch; a resting place for cups/ glasses and maybe a small bowl of nuts.
The design principle: non-fussy yet stylish; introduce an element that transforms it from being plain Jane to fun. 
Break through idea: using the tiles that I picked up while holidaying in Napa Valley earlier this year! 

I had bought these tiles thinking that they would make an interesting souvenir and could go up on my cafe wall - they had hooks at the back and were quite in line with the cafe theme. Then one day, as I was looking at my pretty tiles, it struck me that these were just the perfect size for the peg tables that I needed; a simple two inch wooden frame around it, and I was set to go! 



When I drew out my first sketch, I had given these table straight legs and just a simple shelf at the bottom. But it looked too basic; it needed some more drama so I decided to incline the legs slightly, like a painter/ artist's stool. Just that little twist made the design so much more appealing. I threw in a tiny little drawer as well and it was just what I was looking for.

Using these tiles on my table was so much better than hanging them up on a wall. It's fully OCD-proof as well coz now I don't worry about people not using coasters on the table top; and it adds a fabulous twist to just a simple little 4-legged table. 

So, what do you guys think?

14 comments:

  1. so beautiful sahana...! you are no doubt good at designing and implementing such ideas! When I have my own house, i will surely lend some of your ideas..what do you say lady! :) :P

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  2. Very innovative. I really like your sofa, very sleek and interesting.

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  3. Love your settee! And that slight angle on the legs of your side tables really makes all the difference I'm sure. Love the clean lines and the non fussy look. No need for coasters? Ingenious!


    PS: Curious: Are those wood floors? in Mumbai?

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  4. They look really great. Love how simple they are....the clean, spare lines.

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  5. Beautiful home Sahana.... Love the simple and minimalistic look of the tables,and the idea of using tiles above is lovely !!!

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  6. beautiful peg tables Shahana, functional and elegant. I love your wicker back couch. is that also self designed?

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  7. Classy idea and neat execution, loved it Sahana. And your sofa and cushions are gorgeous!

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  8. How did I miss this post. Usually when something is posted from you , I click immediately as there is always something that has an Aw! factor. Lovely tables and loved the cane set too with all those cushions. Ur house is really really beautiful and has so much of personal touch that is unique.

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  9. It's quirky and oh so cool! Absolutely love it!

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  10. Brilliant! love the tiles from Napa, I have a fascination for blue pottery tiles, and this gives me a chance to try to use them.

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  11. lovely tables and the cane furniture and the cushions are so lovely.where are they from?

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