Fabric and home decor trend alers: How do you feel about skirted tables?

I am seeing skirted tables in all the decorating and craft magazines lately.  You know..those entryway or bedside tables that have a fabric skirt placed over them.  But to my delight these are not the round tables covered with a cloth and topped with a triangular topper we saw in the nineties.  These are sophisticated designs that soften the overall look and feel of a room.  Here are some examples of what I am seeing:

designer Celerie Kemble courtesy of Lonny magazine

This sophisticated and tailored skirt was designed by Celerie Kemble for a NYC penthouse and featured in the latest online version of Lonny Magazine.  The trim detail is what really makes this table stand out, don’t you think?

This classic design really sets the tone in this formal entryway.  (designer Amanda Nisbet via style at home blog)

And this exotic ikat print turns unused wall space into a colorful spot for keys. (courtesy of little green notebook blog)

As you can see, fabric choices can range from a quiet and sophisticated solid to a vibrant and colorful pattern.  The choice is yours and, fortunately, there are hundreds of fabric choices available to you.

If you are interested in sewing your own table skirt I found a great tutorial from The Mustard Ceiling blog.

http://themustardceiling.blogspot.com/2011/08/skirted-table-tutorial.html

These table skirts can be used in an entry way, on an end table in a living space, next to the bed or even to dress up an old vanity in the bath.  And the fun thing is that they can be switched out with the seasons.  For example, a beautiful linen skirt trimmed with braid for the summer season and a rich and textural jacquard for the fall and winter.

So what do you think of this trend?