Console Tables

7.12.2011

One of the only places in my home that I am totally content with is my entryway console table. For some reason the stars aligned, and I wouldn't change a thing to the set up or accessories. This doesn't happen often, as I almost always change my mind about a space or have a plan for improvement. (If my husband were reading this, there would be an audible , "Amen".) The first set of images is my home. Followed by that are foyers and console tables that I'm pretty fond of.

I'm a sucker for symmetry. I started with two lamps I loved and two of the centerpieces from our wedding. From there I just picked small items in my house that I wanted to showcase.

The mirrored table was purchased from Pier 1. The "pinwheel frame" was a Christmas project that became a permanent fixture post holidays. I had trouble finding something I liked better for the space.
Most of the images below, I feel, tend toward fashion rather than function. In truth, mine does too. Our back entry is where all the keys are thrown, bags dropped, and mail collects. I'm still on the hunt for pictures of tables that are equally functionally and still fashion forward.


entrances/foyers - Jonathan Adler Bond Desk black striped walls lucite console table horse lamp  Lonny Mag: Lee Kleinhelter of PIECES!   modern,
via Lonny Magazine

Suzie:  Windsor Smith. Chic orange entry entrance foyer!   Off white soft gray paint colors  and ...
Windsor Smith




Two of my favs from Domino

So what do you think takes the rump card, function or fashion?
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21 comments:

  1. It looks fantastic! I am also a sucker for symmetry!

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  2. Visiting from the Mustard Ceiling's party. I'm your newest follower :) Stop on by if you can.

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  3. I am drooling over your mirrored table. Gorgeous! Visiting from the Mustard Ceiling.

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  4. Found you on The Mustard Ceiling. I've added a link to you in my blogroll at http://www.imagesouthfineart.com/blog/.

    Barry

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  5. Loving your blog Heather. Thank you for linking up today! I too am a sucker for symmetry, and your mirrored console is GORGEOUS!

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  6. Danielle and Elizabeth, I'm trying to branch out and arrange other areas in my home more "organically" and not so symmetrical. Not gonna lie, it doesn't feel natural yet.

    Suzy and DNI, thanks so much for stopping by!

    Barry, thanks for the link up. I visited your shop and am forwarding your site on to some clients of mine who are looking for art.

    -Heather

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  7. Hi,
    I have found my way here via The Mustard Ceiling. Entryways are so important as the set a tone for the rest of the house...yours looks great and is personal to you.
    Will add you to my blog roll, http://www.lminteriorsllc.blogspot.com

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  8. Great picture! Can't wait to see more from you!

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  9. Found you via Mustard Ceiling...loving your blog! I'm now a follower!
    http://homestyling101.blogspot.com/

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  10. Just found you from the Mix & Mingle party. Your console is *perfect.* I think almost all beautiful consoles tend toward form over function, especially when you have another entrance that you use more often. Beautiful!

    -Kelly at www.viewalongtheway.com

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  11. Well, you and your symmetrical self are just too talented and cute. That's a mighty pretty entryway there, girl.
    Visiting from the Roomspiration link-up.
    BTW, I went to follow you and couldn't find your box. I did after refresing, but I'm guessing this is not the only time this has happened.
    My brilliant programmer husband actually figured out a fix for it, if you want to check it out: http://www.fivedaysfiveways.com/2011/09/5-things-thursdays-how-to-fix-your-gfc.html.
    Abbie (Five days...5 ways)

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  12. Just gorgeous. Found you over at Roomspiration. I am your latest follower. I would love for you to stop by and say hi and consider following me back.

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  13. Thanks Judy:) Heading over to your site now. Abbie-thank you thank you! Ive wondered this about the followers box myself. I'm on it!

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  14. Lovely! Stopped by from Roomspiration link party. You have great taste! I joined as a follower, I hope you'll visit The Corson Cottage sometime and consider following back.

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  15. Love how you styled your console, and the other inspiration images as well. I'm your newest follower!

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  16. Thank you Stephanie! I'm thrilled you're following:)

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  17. Hi Heather!

    I just found your blog through Danielle Oakey Interiors! I am in love with your mirrored table and clear lamps! Can you tell me where you got your lamps? I have been searching for some lamp bases like that!

    Thanks!!
    from your new follower!

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  18. Thanks Melissa! So happy to have you. I snagged the lamps at TJ Maxx about a year ago. I was at Home Goods this summer, and they several glass bases. (Not sure if you have one in your town; I have to travel 3 hours to get to one.) Have you tried Overstock.com?

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  19. Different types of living room tables, like coffee tables, sofa tables, end tables and console tables often prove themselves useful at parties by offering extra space for snacks or board games. Of course, not all console tables are equal. There are certain criteria you'll need to consider before purchasing your new console table.

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