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On Occasion

BY Trisha McBride Ferguson


While cocktail ottomans are gaining popularity as the place of choice for consumers to prop their feet or lay the remote, there’s no shortage of growth in the occasional table marketplace. From traditional to modern to farmhouse, today’s table styles help tie a room together while offering both fashion and function. No longer limited to identically matched sets of cocktail, end and sofa tables—consumers and designers are creating curated looks using carefully chosen tables to set a unique design aesthetic.

In 2015, occasional tables accounted for $3.3 billion in sales, a 5 percent increase when compared to sales of $3.17 billion in 2014. Sales growth in the category from 2013 to 2014 was notably lower at just 2.8 percent. In the overall home furnishings market, the occasional category accounted for 18.1% of total industry sales last year.

Greenington’s Rosemary Coffee Table

Edgy and eco-friendly, this coffee table is crafted of 100-percent solid bamboo. Its sophisticated lines reflect Mid-Century Modern influences. Suggested retail is $672.50.


Ferris Coffee Table NBWY-007 from Four Hands

The clever interplay of thick peroba wood slabs creates a modern take on the modular cocktail table. Its thoughtful design allows expansion from 48” to 76” wide. Suggested retail is $1,930.


Vanguard Furniture’s G231C Norma Cocktail Table

Part of its Barry Goralnick Collection, the Norma Cocktail Table features a metal base crafted in a French Brass finish. Its inlaid Agaria Marble Top adds both luxury and organic appeal. Suggested retail is $2,997.


Magnussen Home’s Bellamy T2491

Modern meets traditional in this stylish cocktail table crafted of pine solids and featuring brass hardware with a pewter overlay. Its classic scroll design gives it a timeless quality. Suggested retail is $

Stein World’s Vincent Cocktail Table 331

A table with a point to make, Stein World’s Vincent occasional group features a solid, inverted triangle-shaped base. It’s crafted in a mahogany tone finish and has a wood-framed glass shelf.


Ashley Furniture’s Traxmore Table T766-1

Wood and metal combine to create this unique cocktail table. Casual, medium-brown pine table tops feature removable wood serving trays and are supported by a slanted black metal base crafted from tubular steel and finished in a dark, textured, powder-coated finish.

Circles Cocktail Table from Hickory Chair

Inspired by an artifact on display in the collections of the New Mexico History Museum, this Made to Measure cocktail table is rich with historic influences. Its straight lines and clean silhouette give a nod to Arts & Crafts styling. Suggested retail is $3,225.


Klaussner’s Shoal Creek Cocktail Table

This multifunctional cocktail table is all about keeping clutter contained. It features a lift-top storage feature on one side and drawer storage on the other. Antique pewter metal legs and an “X” metal stretcher complement a light gray, ash finish and U-shaped drop bail pull hardware. Suggested retail is $

Jofran’s Beacon Street Cocktail Table 1649-1

Offering a new twist on a classic shape, this slatted-shelf cocktail table boasts a warm, multi-toned finish over solid acacia. It’s complemented by coordinating end, sofa, and chairside tables. Suggested retail is $199.99

Stickley Furniture’s 2016 Collector Edition Console

Equally at home in the foyer, living room or dining room, this console boasts dark copper hardware and three inlays made with sycamore, maple, cherry, makore, magnolia, and bird’s eye maple. Also includes back panel wire access cutouts and a power strip.


A.R.T. Furniture’s Epicenters Williamsburg Single Dresser

Featuring unique artwork created by a local artist and inspired by Brooklyn street art, this distinctive chest delivers plenty of charisma. Suggested retail is $2,079.


Borkholder Furniture’s Sienna Bench

Scaled for today’s living, this multifunctional bench features distinctive architectural elements. American-made and solid-wood, it’s shown in a brown maple finish.  Suggested retail is $1,499.


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