Contrary to conventional thinking, matching furniture — as in, matchy-matchy furniture — is not only a bite of the thumb at the entire world of design; it’s also kind of boring. Here to mix things up a little is today’s roundup of sleek and simple cocktail tables; particularly if your aesthetic tastes run toward the conservative, these minimalist accent pieces won’t offend your senses. What they will do, though, is add a little visual interest to what might be an otherwise predictably-matched set of coffee tables and couches. Standing a bit taller than a coffee table in order to require less of a reach when picking up or setting down your favorite cocktail, these tables serve a specific purpose while providing an air of cool without being obtrusive. Look at that — function can clink glasses with fashion after all.
Chesapeake table found at The Walker Studio.