console tables

Console Style

Written on June 30, 2013 at 6:00 pm , by

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.

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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.

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A warm metallic like gold leaf or brass will guarantee a dose of elegance in the entry. 

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Acrylic and Lucite surfaces have risen in popularity in the last ten years, and are appealing when used in contrast with traditional architectural elements.

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Industrial style continues to be a desirable design choice, especially when partnered with rustic, weathered, or worn wood.

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Old World or European inspired console tables constructed of iron in combination with marble or wood showcase filigree and decorative metal in their bases.

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An antique console table is one of several ways to style an entry and possesses unique and vintage appeal.

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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.

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