Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Top Cafe Tables

Cafe tables provide enough space for drinks and small plates of food.

Fashioned after the French-styled bistro table, cafe tables are small in surface area and generally intended for two people. Ideal for cramped eating spaces or as a respite in an outdoor patio or garden setting, cafe tables also can add a bit of color and texture to a plain interior. No single cafe table can be considered the top choice. However, recommendations from top design experts and resources can narrow the available possibilities. Does this Spark an idea?

Cafe Collection - Ballard Designs

Apartment Therapy, the online portal connecting apartment and home dwellers to the basics of home design, directs its readers attention to the outdoor cafe tables from Ballard Designs. The Cafe Collection by Ballard Designs includes colorful, metal cafe tables in diameters of 24 to 36 inches. The rectangular table measures 38 by 25 inches. Ballard tables are ideal indoors in a kitchen nook or located on a balcony or patio. The cafe tables and matching chairs are lightweight and graceful in design and won't clutter the look of the room. Priced at $89 to $139, the tables are made in a red, black or white glossy finish. Chairs are priced separately.

Colored Cafe Table

Interior designer and writer for "Elle Decor" magazine, Mark Cutler highlights Smart Furniture's colored cafe tables as a great addition to any garden or patio setting. The tables are 18 inches in diameter and can be purchased in green, black, red, blue, yellow or frost. Tops are tempered, colored glass (frost is a frosted clear glass), which adds a light colorful look to the table. Priced at $115 each, the tables are height-adjustable from 19 to 31 inches. The adjustable height allows the tables to be used as cafe tables, end tables or at bar height.

Mosaic Cafe Table showcases hand-crafted, artisan products of all kinds including mosaic cafe tables. One of the more colorful choices are the mosaic bistro tables hand-made by Half Moon Mosaics. The tops are colorful, Italian glass designs with wrought iron bases and table tops measuring 20 to 24 inches in diameter. A great choice for afternoon tea or morning coffee for two, Half Moon Mosaic designs are appropriate for indoor or outdoor use and are crafted in a variety of patterns. Hand-made cafe tables are a bit more expensive than manufactured ones; Half Moon's prices start around $480.

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