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.


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!!!


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


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


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


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. 


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


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.


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.


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


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.


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


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


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


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. 


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. 


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


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


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. 


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


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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