Au Natural: Rustic Wooden Accent Tables

Today we had one of those days when you rearrange an entire room several times, finally realizing that the only satisfactory furniture setup is the original. There were a lot of "well if only we had something there" or "we can't put our couch there, there's no table near it" and "what, are guests supposed to put their drinks on the floor?" Yes, it was one of those — and it made me realize: we need a side table.

Most of our furniture is very modern, and several pieces are brightly colored. I love these pieces, but they leave me yearning for something natural and tactile--something worn and old to counterbalance the feel. I was very fond of the "stump" side table from West Elm from last season, and wanted to search for something in the same vein. We found some incredible examples of a rustic, natural touch that would be great in a many styles of living spaces. What do you think?

1. I love the juxtaposition of the hard and soft between glass top and driftwood base on this Driftwood Side Table by Crate & Barrel, $399.

2. Another play on hard and soft, a marble surface with a reclaimed wood base on this Genova Side Table available from Anthropologie, $298.

3. A more modern approach: a cubic Loop Side Table with space for coffee table books or a hidden speaker, from West Elm $199.

4. Last but certainly not least, the three-legged Farmstead Stool from Urban Outfitters, $159. Is it a seat or a table? Either!

Images: as linked above.

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