December 8, 2009

Cool Consoles



A few months ago I mentioned that I was looking for the perfect console table for my new apartment. The search lasted longer than I expected, but determined to wait for something perfect, I finally found the one! It was so important to me as it's placed right in front of my entrance and gives my guests the first impression of my place. 


Throughout my search I was inspired by so many different images. I particularly liked the consoles styled with fashion. Louis Vuitton luggage and patent leather boots? What girl would say no to that!


What I was sure about was that I wanted something antique and  in wood. I searched high and low and of course, the one I found was in the little boutique just down the street. It was under my nose the whole time! In fact, it's exactly like the one in the last image! Ironically, I've also styled mine with ultra modern white ceramics. I finished off the look with a oversized round mirror and a mid-century modern lamp. I just love the way it turned out!

*images via shelter, moodboard, Anna Spiro, unknown

18 comments:

Inspiration in Italy said...

Wow that last one is gorgeous and white ceramics are the perfect touch! I love consoles, something so chic about them. I really like the one in the 4th image here too! xx

Connie at Sogni e Sorrisi said...

Really nice! Congrats on a successful search.

Love the gold console as well.

Fee-AMore said...

I like the 3rd one too. I will never say no to that console and those items below it!

Down and Out Chic said...

you have definitely found some awesome console inspiration. i bet yours is just lovely.

sharon taftian interior design said...

Oh happy day! I was just shopping ebay for some cool console tables when lo and behold your blog had the answers, thanks!

mise said...

The one that's like yours is lovely - I like its stateliness and proportions. And I utterly covet those two yellow leather stools in one of the images.

Donna said...

I really love that first photo...those clean lines...but I would definitely need a basket to store all my STUFF!

Taylor Sterling said...

I love that last one! These are all great selections!

Jessica said...

It's tempting to use these photos as justification for LV luggage and Hermes shopping trips for the boxes!

Paula Grace Designs said...

Wonderful! its great when you find the perfect piece. I do like the wood with the contemporary pieces. Lovely juxtaposition!

Adrienne S. said...

I like the use of two tiny tables in the first image. I am always looking for ways to keep my knick-knacks to a minimum.

Maggie May said...

wonderful! the white bloom is perfect.

Miss Always Carried Away said...

I'm always amazed by your photo selection! Simply beautiful! I heart first one the most!

Francine Gardner said...

An entry console is a must...or in Dining , living room even bedrooms. Really like the antique one, the one you picked especially within the modern background and contemporary objects

Her name was Lola said...

The absolute coolest! I especially love Marc Jacobs' foyer.

Cheers.

Mary Jo from TrustYourStyle said...

I love consoles! This is such a great roundup!

xo

Sarah Klassen said...

These are gorgeous, Crystal! I think the very first is my favorite of all :)

{xo} I hope you are having a great week!

Liz said...

oooh, nice choice of console table. will you be posting a photo of the final ensemble sometime? i actually love the last three images in this post.

ox

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