They are alternately know as drinks tables, occasional tables, accent tables or—increasingly falling out of fashion but still delightfully retro—cigarette tables. When it comes to these small stars, the silhouette is the thing: They can be columnar or present with any interpretation of the hourglass, and they fit into nearly every room in the house.
This compact 1930s martini table harkens back to an era in which geometry and cool metal were a large part of the design aesthetic.
RH Denver; The Gallery at Cherry Creek Cherry Creek Shopping Center; 303.331.1938; RH.com
Currey & Co.
The modest Dasari table is a rich addition to a variety of interiors.
$560; Howard Lorton Galleries 12th & Broadway; 303.831.1212; howardlorton.com
The claw foot takes a step forward with the barefooted, brass-and- Lucite Constantine table.
$595; Jonathan Adler; 158 Fillmore St., Denver; 303.377.1742; jonathanadler.com
The Marapi table is hand-distressed, which contrasts the graphic profile.
$479; Ethan Allen
8780 W. 101st Ave., Westminster; 303.460.0694
8215 S. Chester St., Centennial; 303.858.8374
Function meets fashion in these brass-plated nesting polygons.