I have recently become transfixed by tree trunk side tables. Modern but still rustic, warm but clean. Love them.
via Simply Seleta
They're certainly expensive enough online, though: the best I've seen is $169.
West Elm Natural Tree-Stump Side Table ($199, 19" tall)
VivaTerra teak trunks ($169 (18" tall) or $189 (22" tall))
However, I've got an ace in my pocket, and her name is Emily! My best friend is a senior furniture maker at RISD and thinks she can make me one of these. Yesssss. Christmas present? Yes, please!
P.S. Anyone seen any other lovely examples of rooms featuring tree trunk side tables? I want to add a few more to my happy collection.