Console Tables

Console tables have been a part of any good design scheme since the dawn of design! How they are used, however, is a constantly evolving piece of the puzzle.

In traditional design, console tables are typically used to fill a need – break up a hallway, fill a corner of a room or divide a space. Great examples of these would be:

Pinterest
Console tables and a settee break up this long hallway – Image found on Pinterest
Joseph Minton Console.pdf
A traditional gilt and marble console table anchoring a portrait creates a statement in a small corner – Room by Joseph Minton
Mario-Buatta-Blue-and-White Glampad.com
A very traditional use of a simple Asian style console table creates two seating spaces in a large Living Room – Design by Mario Buatta as featured in Architectural Digest

 

In transitional and modern designs, console tables are often used to make statements – this can be a fantastic way of adding a pop of color as well as a new material or texture to a room. These are a few of my favorites I found as examples:

bloglovin.com Oomph console.pdf
Adding a pop of color in a Front Hall is a perfect use of a console table – this one by Oomph as featured in Connecticut Cottages & Gardens strikes the perfect balance
Sohaute.com Made Goods Console.pdf
This nook shown on SoHaute.com uses a Made Goods console table to add both metal and a pop of color to a small space – as well as creating a storage area for additional seating stools!
Belgiampearls.be Console.pdf
Adding unique styles as well as dramatic color is a great way to make a statement in any room  – Design by Belgian Pearls
MariaKillam.com Console.pdf
This mirrored console table adds the wow factor to this narrow modern hall beautifully! Design by Maria Killam

The best thing about console tables are that they are small and can fit into almost any room – and now that you can see that your design style won’t hold you back you should try to place one in your own home!

 

 

 

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