A gorgeous console table makes a stylish and very useful addition to any home. We have a large range of console tables at EuroLuxAntiques.com and sometimes customers are spoiled for choice!
Elizabeth L. in San Francisco, CA, told me she was trying to choose between three different console tables for her long, narrow hallway, but was having a hard time picking which was the perfect one. I suggested printing out photos of each table and hanging them in the hall above the space where the table would live. That way she could walk by the choices each time she passed through the hallway, with the hope that one would jump out at her in time. Elizabeth called in the help of a friend, who immediately pointed out this Woodbridge Marseille Console Table as the clear winner.
Elizabeth admired her friend’s taste in design so she went with that choice and is very pleased! Doesn’t it look fantastic in her hallway? The elegant reproduction console table in a traditional French style is a generous 54 inches long, but at a slender 12 inches deep it’s a perfect fit for the narrow space. The pretty posy of flowers pops against the rich cherry veneer of the solid wood table. The table is hand-waxed and distressed to give the illusion of age and the C-curved sides and tapered legs add to the streamlined silhouette so the table doesn’t overwhelm the space. I love the way Elizabeth created a striking vignette with the mirror and art above the console table, flanking a vintage style gilded letter E!
Console tables are very flexible pieces of furniture and can be used in so many ways. They make the maximum use of a narrow space like Elizabeth’s hallway, but can also be used as an accent table in a larger room, providing space to display your antiques and collectibles, framed family photos, or a beautiful table lamp.
Designs range from ultra modern to traditional antique looks – as you can see in this selection currently in our gallery. (Click on the photos to find out more details.)
A console table can also serve to visually separate and define different areas of a open-plan living area if you place it at a right angle to the wall. A console table can even double-up as a dressing table in a small scale bedroom, or provide extra space to stack guest towels and store necessities in a compact bathroom.
While most console tables are by their very nature rectangular, a demi lune or half moon curved table can look very charming and create interesting visual texture by breaking up a linear space.
Aimee owns EuroLuxAntiques.com with her best friend, Greg. Aimee sources amazing antique furniture, vintage lighting, & high-quality reproduction furniture to help her customers decorate their homes in a unique way. She loves her 8 (you read that right) fuzzy children and is renovating a 1920s bungalow in South Carolina. Connect with Aimee on Google+ or you can sign up to receive this blog in your inbox!