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Season 1, Episode 3

The Cocktail Table Tales

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Design expert Jason Oliver Nixon is tackling the age-old questions: Which came first, the cocktail table or the coffee table? And is there really a difference? Grab your beverage of choice and watch as he uncovers the origins of this purposeful piece, recaps his favorite versions to buy now, and points out the pros and cons of common tabletop materials.

Products In This Episode

Island Plantation Cocktail Table

CTH-Sherrill Occasional

Style and simplicity join together in this island inspired rectangular cocktail table with lower cane shelf and beveled glass top. Antique brass turned post caps and leg ferrules.

Pinera Cocktail Table

Interlude Home

The intricate design of a brushed nickel base, paired with an exquisite white marble top, gives The Pinera Cocktail Table dramatic appeal.

Piece features a natural reclaimed pine base with polished blue stone top.

Spiraled Base Cocktail Table

CTH-Sherrill Occasional

This cocktail table features a spiraled wrought iron base with a fossil stone top in a natural cream coloration.

Turn heads with the strong industrial character of this Pier & Beam Coffee Table with its butcher's block rectangular shape finished in Salvage complemented with its Chimney metal frame and legs.

The Furniture Geek

About the Series

As one-half of heralded design duo Madcap Cottage, Jason Oliver Nixon has built his ottoman empire as the prince of prints. But his knowledge of design goes beyond pattern: he’s a walking, breathing encyclopedia of style! In “The Furniture Geek,” Jason’s sharing his vast wealth of knowledge, from the little-known origins of popular silhouettes, to clues about color and cues on quality. Watch--and learn--as our resident geek of chic conducts his study on style. More

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