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The Versatility of Console Tables

By Shelley Caldwell

Shelley is a wife, a mother of two, and an Interior Stylist. She has grown her Instagram following by sharing photos of her home – and telling her story – through the pieces that are in it. She has loved turning her newly built house into a home that her entire family can be proud of.
The beauty of a console table lies in its versatility and its ability to conform its function in any given space. Some of my favorite console tables that we have in our home are from Living Spaces.

The detailing on the Reclaimed Natural Hand Carved Console Table in the photo above is what makes it unique and why it works in this space. The contrast between the clean and modern stained staircase and the more traditionally styled console table is what I love most. I picked up the warm undertones of the table through the carmel leather pouf and brought in texture with the mirror and dried floral arrangement.
Here we have the same space, but slight changes make a big difference. I like the juxtaposition of the more modern acrylic picture frames with the traditional feel of the console table, as well as the added texture of the poufs and again, the dried floral arrangement. The open aspect of the table is also great for storing extra seating.
Another intricate piece from Living Spaces is seen below, the Black Hand Carved Console Table. This item is different in that it has more clean lines and was a better match in our master bedroom. It’s a great piece because it is not very deep and therefore does not have a large footprint, and it adds light texture to what could be read as a harsh piece. I put a few baskets underneath to hide cords from the electronics.

Another reason we chose this for our master is because of the contrast in color and texture with our Dean Sand bed. The space was lacking a feeling of weight and intrigue, and the console offered up both.
Follow Shelley on Instagram at @restored_haven.

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