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Columns, Pedestals and Other Tall Tables

Tall pedestal tables are having a design moment. Have you noticed?! Whether you use a pedestal to display a striking vase or your favorite plant, the result is bold. Would you expect anything less from a svelte furnishing?! Since we’re seeing a return of the pedestal (with a modern twist), today we’ve rounded up 10 of our favorite columns and tall tables. Make one, buy one or simply enjoy the photos for design inspiration…

Assortment of pedestal tables from CB2

Clean Lines

We begin with pedestals that feature clean lines and sleek forms. At the top of the post and below you will find our first two picks, both from CB2! The City Slicker Tall Pedestal Table has an ’80s look, thanks to its gleaming white lacquer. And the Column Grey Pedestals (shown below) have an industrial vibe, yet their simplicity allows them to work in a wide range of interiors. Both pedestals come in large and small sizes:

Range of pedestal tables from CB2

These Marble-Rose Gold Pedestal Tables from CB2 showcase a “mixed materials” look, thanks to the perfect blend of marble and metal:

Rose gold pedestal tables from CB2

The 2-Piece Polygon Pedestal Table Set from CB2 gives you double the impact! Five-sided tops and tall legs are highlighted by brass plating. Use the pedestals to display plants and objets d’art, or make them the perfect entryway spot for stashing essentials such as mail:

2-piece pedestal table set from CB2

Crafted from Sheesham wood, Urban Outfitters’ Melanie Plant Stand is available in two sizes. Add a circular accent to your interior, and let the warmth of wood grain create a rustic-modern feel:

Wooden plant stands from Urban Outfitters

Conversation Pieces

Jonathan Adler’s Barcelona Pedestal is a true showpiece, thanks to glossy blue Lucite panels and an electroplated brass frame. A conversation piece awaits you…

Blue Lucite pedestal table from Jonathan Adler

For another Lucite showpiece from Jonathan Adler, check out the Jacques Pedestal, shown below. Brushed brass detailing adds Hollywood Regency style to the piece, while a low glass shelf provides a resting place for books, decor and more!

Lucite pedestal table from Jonathan Adler

From luxe to sleek, the Quadrant Pedestal Table from Stoneline Designs combines materials such as powder-coated steel and natural ash. Striking and industrial!

Modern pedestal tables from Stoneline Designs

DIY Tall Tables

Let’s end today’s post by taking a look at two pedestal table favorites that you can make yourself! While they’re described as plant stands, you can use them to display a variety of items, from vases of flowers to interesting sculptures. Created by Claire Zinnecker for Camille Styles, these Concrete + Copper Plant Stands are made from Quickcrete and copper piping:

DIY plant stands from Camille Styles

Another beloved DIY: these Mid-Century Inspired Plant Stands from A Beautiful Mess! It’s amazing what you can create with dowels and pre-cut wooden circles! A lower shelf makes this pedestal table twice as stylish:

DIY plant stand from A Beautiful Mess

The beauty of columns, pedestals and tall tables is there ability to make a statement in small spaces such as corners. Happy shopping (or crafting)!

Kate Simmons

Kate Simmons is a freelance writer and design blogger with a love of all things decor. She spent her childhood writing stories and working on interior design-themed DIY projects. Kate’s published writing reflects her special interest in how design has changed through the decades. Her blog Mirror80 ( http://mirror80.com/) explores the fashion and [...]

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