Console Table Conversation

September 2, 2015

By Tab Byrum

I LOVE a good console table, here’s a little history lesson, originally all console tables only had 2 or 3 legs located at the front of the table and it was attached to a wall using a bracket called a console, thus the name. Truth be told the original version of the table is still my favorite, although there are some gorgeous tables on the market with 4 legs. Console tables are a great fit in many different places, whether it’s along a wall, behind a sofa, used for a desk or nightstand, the console table is the real deal.

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Today you can find them in several different finishes ranging from a wide array of stained woods to metal or even covered in mirror. Console tables are a great place to show off a collection of framed pictures or a grouping of antique boxes or candlesticks. Consoles always look great with a pair of lamps on each end with a beautiful mirror piece of art hanging over the table and if you use a console table that’s open below you can fill that space with baskets, small ottomans or even a fabulous dog bed. Let’s take a look at Console Tables and be inspired, Enjoy!!!

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Isn’t this delicate looking table beautiful, look how thin and sexy those legs are. 

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This black console table sets the tone for this whole display, with the color carried out through the lampshades and picture frames. 

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Gilt Galore!!!! Of course, you have to have a certain kind of home to carry this look off, but it’s beautiful.

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Here’s a great example of a console table where the top and bottom of the table mirror each other, beautiful baskets fill the empty space on the bottom. 

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A more contemporary table juxtaposed against a very traditionally paneled wall.

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Of course, not all console tables are just made up of legs and a top, many have doors and provide much needed and beautiful storage.

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Console Tables come in all shapes and sizes as well as styles, this contemporary versions looks to be a combination of metal on the bottom and wood on top.

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Great classic example in a Console Table with the Greek key decoration and the classic lamps and artwork on the wall.

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Of course console tables make the perfect a bar area, this one is doing double duty as a serving area as well for food and wine.

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As you know I love it when things are repurposed into something completely different, this Industrial Console Table is very cool. 

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This contemporary table is beautiful with a mix of contemporary lamps and mirror over it and antique books artfully arranged on top. 

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This contemporary gold Console Table is beautiful against all the white and black in the room. 

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A very traditional look for a Console Table, here there’s only one lamp, but it’s balanced out with a tall floral on the opposite end. 

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This whole look is very minimalist and beautiful. Take a good look at that table, it’s made up of many varying lengths of gold rods. 

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For those with a more natural taste in furniture, this look also works in contemporary design. 

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The wallpaper and collection of framed photographs makes a beautiful backdrop for this simple Console Table and it’s collection on top. 

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This Console Table looks to be in a hallway or pass thru of some kind. It has a balanced collection on top and two Ikat covered ottomans underneath. 

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Another classic example of a Console Table and a beautiful arrangement on top, LOVE those tulips. 

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This Console Table does double duty, it’s acting as a thin table in a narrow hallway and also covering a radiator. 

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