Spotlight On: Table Tops

21 Jul

If you’re in my generation and you hear the word “table top,” this is what comes to mind: A childish, semi-violent game that starts with a good conversation and ends being shoved over a crouching person’s back.

1) The Convo: Trickster #1 lures the innocent victim in with a little mindless conversation. This distracts the victim while Trickster #2 sets up his table top.

2) The Push: Trickster #1 finally gets what he is after and proceeds to push the victim over the table top that is Trickster #2’s back.

3) The Fall: The innocent victim falls helplessly to the ground as Trickster #1,Trickster #2 and any lucky bystanders get to laugh.

To see the full video which I pulled these stills from, click here.

Obviously, this ain’t your mama’s table top.

Your mama’s table top looks something more like this:

Inspired by: Vaughn Antiques

Looks like something my grandma would have. Not that that’s bad…

What I want to show you today is how you can combine the youthful fresh spirit behind the trick table top with the traditional piece of furniture that you know and love.

Check out these fun and inspirational table top areas. Some are dressers, mantles, tables and desks, but you can definitely get a good idea for how to give your table tops around your house more personality.

Enjoy 🙂

Umm this is every synonym you can think of for the word "amazing." Love the toile on the table and the bold stripes on the floor. The pink isn't too overwhelming here because it is set against the neutral light sketch wallpaper.

Inspired by: The Decorista

The textures surround this vanity are great: feathers o the lamp, animal skull above (sad!), and the spherical curvature of the turquoise vase.

Inspired by: Design Sponge Online

This sweet little desk space is uncluttered yet interesting with the lime green lampshade and yellow flower accents.

Inspired by: Kelly McCaleb

This antique table houses an array of layered picture frames to mix it up a bit.

Inspired by: Living Etc.

This color blue seems to be popping up everywhere for me and I like it -- a lot. It adds a lot of fun color to this all white room!

Inspired by: The Decorista

You can use anything for a table top space: Check out this night stand that is made out of a cart on wheels.

Inspired by: The Lovely Undergrad

This little number gives the room some drama by being in stark contrast to the dark wall color. And I love the baroque-esque mirror!

Inspired by: Peppermint Bliss

This is so charming to me! And how easy would it be to paint an old dresser white and blue?

Inspired by: Better Homes & Gardens “New Decorating Book”

The crazy patterns, the yellow stools, the sunburst sculpture -- I love it all! Try this one out in your entry way...

Inspired by: Studio Ten 25

This little end table is elegant and fresh at the same time. The all white bird lamp makes it a little more funky and eclectic. I love the black table!

Inspired by: The Decorista

So there is your daily dose of table top love! I will continue on my quest of inspired ways to decorate the various table tops in your home. It’s becoming a new obsession of mine…


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