side table


Definition of side table 

: a table designed to be placed against a wall

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An original sofa Dinkeloo designed for the home that includes built-in side tables made from travertine leftover from a Metropolitan Museum of Art expansion project will remain. Lauren Ro, Curbed, "Cool ’70s home with original sofa wants $619K," 10 May 2018 To create a separate space for daytime relaxation in your bedroom, situate two lounge chairs across from the foot of the bed with a side table in between them. Kelsey Kloss, ELLE Decor, "4 Bedroom Design Ideas From A Professional Stager," 22 July 2016 The Formations bench is in a Fortuny wool flannel, the BDDW side tables support lamps by Hollywood at Home, the curtains are of a C&C Milano fabric, and the wool rug is from Patterson Flynn Martin. Ingrid Abramovitch, ELLE Decor, "Commune Design Brings Western Charm to a Spanish Colonial Revival House in Beverly Hills," 2 May 2018 The home is furnished sparingly but comfortably, with a compact sofa and side table adorning the living room and a small dining room table in the kitchen. Alex Bazeley, Curbed, "355-square-foot apartment maximizes limited urban space," 28 June 2018 The leather pommel horses and side table are from Fulk’s KFI Collection for Pottery Barn, the wallcovering is by Folia, and the Roman shade is in a Holland & Sherry print. As Told To Ingrid Abramovitch, ELLE Decor, "Tour A Sonoma Valley Lake House Rippling with Patterns and Color," 15 May 2018 There’s no reason to not swap your nightstands and side tables for a fresh look in each room. Joanna Linberg, Sunset, "10 Winning Side-Table Styling Ideas," 22 Jan. 2018 Window nooks offer an extra space for benches or side tables in each bedroom. Emma Austin, The Courier-Journal, "This modern Louisville-area farmhouse was designed with family in mind," 12 July 2018 On offer are lamps, garment racks, side tables, and accent chairs; all dyed a shade of vibrant violet. Lilah Ramzi, Vogue, "Crosby Studios Opens an Ultra-Cool, Ultraviolet Pop-Up at Opening Ceremony," 10 May 2018

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circa 1500, in the meaning defined above

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: a table that is designed to be placed against a wall

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