Today, it seems that everyone has this coffee table, the bricklayer table, in one version or another. Either cheap or terribly expensive, this is one popular coffee table.
Here’s an original one, from that gorgeous house in Belgium featured in Veranda. I’ll guess this table came from Axel Vervoordt. I have no idea for sure that it came from Vervoordt, only guessing. And I can only imagine how much it cost.
I wonder if it aggravates the owner (Belgium’s most popular fashion designer) that so many people now own cheap knock-offs of his table? I’ve seen them as low as $350. Or, does it make him happy to know that he was such a trendsetter? Now, if only we could find that paneling for $350!!!
Why does everyone want the same coffee table anyway? That was a question interior designer Kathy Slater asked herself. Slater hails from New Orleans and was looking for a coffee table for a client. Hoping to find inspiration, she went to a decorator showhouse, which had four rooms all showing the same OLY coffee table. That was start of an idea Slater had for designing her own tables. She couldn’t find what she wanted, so she decided to make it.
She wanted a coffee table that was contemporary – yet one that would fit in with all the classically designed interiors that New Orleans is famous for. Slater put pencil to paper and designed The Table Collection featuring a line of cocktail, console and side tables using hand painted finishes, iron, stone, antiqued mirror and painted wood. Of importance was keeping the tables beautiful, yet reasonably priced. Each line is named for an iconic street in New Orleans: Napoleon, Audubon, Chartres, and St. Charles, to name a few.
Kathy Slater’s tables are shown at a shop on Magazine Street where several artisans share the space. Here Slater stands with her latest design – the New Orleans bar cart. Behind her is her étagère and a coffee table from the collection.
Slater will be showcased as a “Design Master’ in the upcoming issue of New Orleans Homes and Lifestyles magazine. Four people are given this honor each year and Slater is thrilled to be a recipient for 2012.
Visit Slater at her shop on 3954 Magazine St. in New Orleans.
Sharing the shop are 2 great artists- George Marks and Julie Silver, Fifi Laughlin with her beautiful lamps, and Sheila Bartosic with Niermann Weeks furniture.
Here’s a New Orleans interior showing her mirrored top table, the Napoleon, from her line.
This painted wood table, the St. Charles, comes in different colors and finishes. I love this one!
A close up of her new bar cart.
The Audubon coffee table with a stone top. Another favorite.
The Upperline table.
Bienville iron étagère.
And shown in a different finish.
An interior with her coffee table.
And the Upperline from her line.
The Chartres stone top table.
Another Audubon stone top table. Love this New Orleans house.
Another view from the wonderful NOLA house.
And, this wood table in a persimmon color.
SO, what is the giveaway???????
This gorgeous coffee table – in a tea table height!!
One lucky winner will receive the Audubon coffee table, valued at $1,950. The table measures -30" x 22" x 22" – and has a travertine stone top. Wow!!!
Wish I could be the winner!!!
1. To enter, you must go to Kathy Slater’s web site HERE, look at her products, and pick out your favorite item that she sells.
2. Come back here to the blog and leave a comment, telling me what your favorite item is!
3. That’s it!!
4. If you post anonymously, be SURE to leave your email address on the comment, otherwise, you can’t win. I can’t tell you how many people have won the contest but I had to pick another winner because they didn’t leave their name or email address!!!!
5. Contest closes this Saturday night at 11:59 pm.
A HUGE THANK YOU TO CdT SPONSOR KATHY SLATER FOR DONATING SUCH A WONDERFUL GIVEAWAY!!!!
Now, go to her web site and enter the contest! What are you waiting for???
Kathy Slater Interiors / Table Collection
3954 Magazine St.
New Orleans, La.70115