Kate

X-It Strategy

I’ve had X base furniture on my mind lately, so much so that we built our own X base table for a study in our home with kiln dried wood we found at a local lumber supply company.  X base furniture has been around for decades, and you can find it in many styles from traditional to country, mid century to contemporary. 

Choosing a piece for your home in the X base style is a smart design choice and a pleasing alternative that brings contrast to the pedestal or straight leg style found in most furniture with legs.  

 

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The dining room is an fantastic place for an X base table, especially when the design choice includes breaking up a set and choosing seating of a different style.

 

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The end of the bed is the perfect place a set of upholstered X benches which provide the function of a place to toss blankets or decorative pillows not used during hours of slumber.   

 

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  The X base desk is a sleek style choice for a sophisticated home office.

 

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Looking to incorporate a piece of furniture with the X base into your home?  Here are a few of my very favorite X base pieces and accents from posh to practical!  

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From top left: Overland Cross Table, Serena & Lily, $395; Hammary Transitions Sofa Table, Amazon, $538; World’s Away Upholstered Stool, Zinc Door, $673; Bourdonnais Bookcase, Ballard Designs, $1,199;  Oak Tray Coffee Table, Wisteria, $599; Bosquet Side Chair, Williams Sonoma Home; $894 for 6; Walnut Bench, Poet Furniture; Rectangular Table, Dining Room Outlet, $1,318; Small X Bench, Ballard Designs, dozens of fabrics, prices vary; Wood Crate, Pottery Barn, $75; Aster X Armchair, Switch Modern, $3,500; Channing Desk, Jonathan Adler, $1,750; Hudson Side Table, Williams Sonoma Home, $895. 

 

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