Look! Mix and Match Tables via Target

Look! Mix and Match Tables via Target

Abby Stone
Sep 8, 2008

atla-090708-mixmatch.jpgOne of the first columns we turn to each week in Los Angeles Times Home & Garden section is The Scout, authored by David A. Keeps. Given our own constant search for the new, exciting or the just plain innovative, we're always curious what he's come up with. This week, along with some other ideas, he spotlit some tables from a favorite budget source...

What makes these tables from Target's Room Essentials line noteworthy is not the tables themselves -- they're just simple square Parsons tables -- but what he's done with them. Available in-store only for under $20, in white, black, wood grain and apple green, they can be used as is or, as demonstrated here, the legs of one can screw into the tabletop of another, creating looks as varied as the imagination. A black top with three white legs and one green leg speaks of the Italian Memphis movement of the 80s; white and black is graphic and Hollywood Regency glam; wood grain legs on any top give the table a mid-century turn. This idea doesn't have to be limited to these tables. Try mixing and matching with any two, three or more inexpensive pieces of furniture to create a unique one-of-a-kind look in your home.

[Image: LA Times]

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