Written on June 30, 2013 at 6:00 pm , by Kate
No piece of furniture is better suited for the entry than the console table. Designed to be narrow enough to fit in a skinny space like a foyer, yet wide enough to be practical for setting down keys and a phone, the console table is the perfect perch for those little things you hold in your hand as you exit or enter throughout the day.
A console table isn’t just for practicality, it’s also the first impression in an entry. You’re free to choose anything to hang above, from hooks to photographs to abstract art, and a mirror is always a no fail partnership.
Console tables are that first introduction to the style and personality in your home. Cottage versions are often painted in bright hues or whitewashed to reveal the beauty of the wood underneath.
A warm metallic like gold leaf or brass will guarantee a dose of elegance in the entry.
Acrylic and Lucite surfaces have risen in popularity in the last ten years, and are appealing when used in contrast with traditional architectural elements.
Old World or European inspired console tables constructed of iron in combination with marble or wood showcase filigree and decorative metal in their bases.
An antique console table is one of several ways to style an entry and possesses unique and vintage appeal.
Looking for a fab console for your entry? Here are eight style picks!
From top left: Tiffany console, Horchow; Arden Console, Jayson Home; Studded Gold Leaf, Zinc Door; Keys Console, Home Decorators; Rusted Iron, Ethan Allen; Toscane Console, Willams-Sonoma Home; Brent Console, Clayton Gray Home; Cayman Console, Z Gallerie.
Written on June 12, 2013 at 4:00 pm , by Kate
Oh there’s nothing quite like dining alfresco is there? Those longer summer nights beckon us outdoors where the air is pleasant and the barbeque is ready for dinner! Eating outdoors is a break from the ordinary, and a chance to watch the garden grow while you linger with friends and family over delicious seasonal preparations.
Alfresco dining gives you the opportunity to set a table outdoors among the botanicals and nearby vegetable garden. Make it formal with glassware and dishes brought out from your china hutch, or keep it casual with melamine dishes and a few linen napkins.
I went virtual shopping over at BH&G shop for melamine plates and pretty napkins and gathered some new ideas for setting an outdoor table this summer, here are a few favorite pairings sure to brighten your summer table too!
From top left: Red Vine, Kohls; Red & Orange Chevron Napkin, Target; Foulard Napkin, Anthropologie; La Med Plate, Williams Sonoma; Venice Napkin, World Market; Kiwi Plates, Bed, Bath & Beyond; Watercolor Floral Napkin, Target; Bright Shapes Plate, West Elm; Pine Cone Hill Napkins, Wayfair; Zig Zag set, Hayneedle; Floral Napkin, World Market; Magenta Melamine, Casa.
Written on December 10, 2012 at 7:00 pm , by Kate
Winter is upon us! With all the hustle and bustle of the holidays, the changing of the season can escape us until all of a sudden it’s January and we’re in the middle of the coldest season.
Many people detest winter but I’ve grown to like it as I’ve gotten older. Winter is a time of rest, renewal, and an opportunity to bloom and grow with a fresh start in a new year. I embrace the chill in the air by bundling up in warm winter coats and scarves. I welcome the warmth of a home filled with cozy textures and firelight and I love to curl up with a great read and a hot beverage, don’t you?
Once a month, I curate a collection for BH&G Shop, and the focus this time is Cozy Finds for Winter. Warm blankets, candles, slippers, linens and a cup of hot tea are essential! Hop on over to see my picks for the month.