By Bonnie Joy Flamm,

Traditionally, nesting tables are an elegant look in a formal living room, next to the couch

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Photograph by Ken Moore

where they provide easy access to both cocktails and canapes.  Similarly, they are at home in the family room, where they can be used as old-fashioned “TV dinner tables” that serve all members of the family.  Nesting tables by the master bed are an overlooked furniture idea. Need a place for a side lamp? The tallest nesting table is perfect. Need a small spot for a cup of tea? The shortest table will work wonders by your bedside.  Since nesting tables are typically found as a group of three, use your imagination for the middle one, or just keep it for good looks!