Sourcing... marble tables

Sourcing... marble tables

I've been toying with the idea of offering a product research / sourcing / design service recently. It's definitely one of my favourite things - hunting for the perfect pieces of furniture, lighting, art or textiles for a room. I'd love to be able to help other people who perhaps don't have the time to research the perfect bookcase or to bring together an entire room. Over the years I've built a big book of sources for furniture and homewares so I'd love to be able to utilise this. Anyway, my husband has been acting like a 'trial run' client recently, as I search out things for our own home renovation. I generally always run things by him, particularly the bigger purchases, so it often feels like he is the client I am trying to please! For example, this week I've been trying to source a marble side table for our living room, which has been surprisingly difficult, considering how much marble is on trend right now! The brief is:

  • small enough to fit in the designated corner
  • yet large enough to fit our existing lamp on
  • under £200 (ideally well under this!)
  • not too formal

I've put together a list of 15 tables, but I must admit a few have crept over budget! I'd love to hear which ones you guys are loving, perhaps you can help us choose! ;) 

Luxe round side table, £195 - Oliver Bonas

Luxe round side table, £195 - Oliver Bonas

Hex side table, £159 - West Elm

Hex side table, £159 - West Elm

Detroit Square side table, £195 - Graham and Green

Detroit Square side table, £195 - Graham and Green

Round marble coffee table, from £120 - Rockett St George

Round marble coffee table, from £120 - Rockett St George

Bilbao side table, £149 - Swoon Editions

Bilbao side table, £149 - Swoon Editions

Detroit Oval Coffee Table, £250 - Graham and Green

Detroit Oval Coffee Table, £250 - Graham and Green

White stone coffee table, from £135 - Rose and Grey 

White stone coffee table, from £135 - Rose and Grey 

Hexxed Low Table, £564 - Heals

Hexxed Low Table, £564 - Heals

NOTE: I only included the above table as I saw it at the Salone del Mobile in Milan a few weeks ago and LOVED it! I was quite shocked when i saw the price! 

Marcel marble side table, £275 - Graham and Green 

Marcel marble side table, £275 - Graham and Green 

Round white marble side table, £119.99 - Zara Home

Round white marble side table, £119.99 - Zara Home

White marble side table, £95 - Rose and Grey 

White marble side table, £95 - Rose and Grey 

Kasper console table, £279 - Swoon Editions

Kasper console table, £279 - Swoon Editions

Scandinavian style white stone table, £150 - Not on the High Street 

Scandinavian style white stone table, £150 - Not on the High Street 

Heidi side table, £145 - Graham and Green

Heidi side table, £145 - Graham and Green

White Marble Drum Side Table, from £75 - Rose and Grey

White Marble Drum Side Table, from £75 - Rose and Grey

Any catching your eye?! Stay tuned to see which one we go for! Oh, and if anyone reading this happens to be interested in finding out more about my idea for a product research / sourcing service then just get in touch - I'd love some guinea pigs (other than my hubby!) to try it out on! ;)