Monday, March 17, 2014

Console Table Styling Options

Happy Saint Patrick's Day!!  Mr. M. and I met on this day 11 years ago.  Talk about a lucky day :)

 OMG.  How can anything remotely adult-like in my life have happened 11 years ago?  Aren't I still like,  22?

Anyway... few weeks ago, I mentioned having ordered a mirror to finish off the area above our 'faux foyer' area by the front door.  I knew that I wanted a black quatrefoil mirror, but most of the ones that I found online were well over $100.  

Umm, no.  Not in the budget.

So imagine how excited I was to find this one for less than $15!  Kid in a candy store excited, I tell you!  For some reason, I  couldn't have the item shipped to our local store, so I had to wait patiently for three whole days until Mr. M. remembered to stop by the store near his work to pick up the one I had delivered there.  

He just doesn't get what's important, sometimes.  
Totally kidding.  Although every day that he came home without it was killing me!

Once I got my mirror hung up, I decided to gather some accessories and experiment with styling options for the console table.  I love to play with styling options, mixing accessories to find combinations that work!  I'm hoping you guys can help me narrow down my options...

Option 1

I typically gravitate towards asymmetrical styling of tables and bookshelves, so this arrangement is well within my comfort zone. I particularly like having the basket on the bottom shelf to use for stashing junk mail pile up until I have the time to go through it.




Option 2
Next, I opted to try out a symmetrical look using a black faceted vase and artificial calla lillies as the focal point.  I stuffed some leftover moss into white ceramic votive holders to bring a little more green to the setup.




 Option 3
Then, I brought two lamps out from our bedroom to see if they would fit on either end of the table.  They did, and it was nice to bring some blue to the entryway.  If I were to keep this arrangement, I'd like to find something to put in the vase.  Perhaps some sparkly sticks or flowers that would pop off the wall color.....maybe some radiant orchid?? 


Option 4
As I was creating these little vignettes, I began to notice how many white accessories I have (and I shared some that I'd like to acquire in last week's Friday Favs).  I wanted to see how they would look grouped together, and I really liked the monochromatic look that it created!


Option 5
Finally, I decided to create a final asymmetrical vignette using some of the chartreuse items scattered throughout our dining room.  I'm such a fan of lime green.  It's such a fun, bright counterpoint to neutral gray, black and white!  While I know that you may be wondering why I put two vases in this arrangement, the cylinder with holes in it is actually a lamp that I borrowed from the living room. 



So, which styling option do you prefer? Perhaps a mixture of two vignettes?! I can't wait to hear your feedback!!

Update: See the final console table styling here.

Have a great week!

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32 comments:

  1. I like the one with the green the best! But they are all nice. :) Happy Met Your Hubby Day!!!! :)

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    1. Thanks! I liked it too! However, that one ended up with me stealing half of the items from my bookshelves, leaving them empty. I need more white accessories. Obviously.

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  3. I like them all but the green is my favorite

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    1. Thanks! Wonder who got me that awesome gurgle pot?!

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  4. Very nicely styled! I like the elephant one and the last green ones too :)
    Its so much fun decorating isnt it, my favourite thing to do at home :)

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    1. Oh me too! I can happily spend days at home, just rearranging things. Love it!

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  5. omg, 4 and 5 are my favorites! i like to return comments (and then i saw it was you, and i'd left one for you) but then i saw throw pillow afficionado and i had to tell you how much i looove that. that's hilarious!

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    1. Aw, thanks! I'm loving your blog! I'm your newest follower!

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  6. Numbers 4 & 5 are my favorite. The lamps in #3 are pretty, but way too heavy for the space. And the color of the shades are "wrong", too. Green or white is a great pop of color with the black mirror and the wall color.

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    1. I agree, that was my least favorite too . I still want to incorporate that basket, it's so functional!! Perhaps I'll play around with adding the basket into vignette 4 or 5. Thanks for the input!!

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  7. I like option 5. It isn't as cluttered and it seems to fit the size of the table best. Plus I love the pop of green!

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    1. Thanks! It's seeming like that is the consensus!

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  8. Option #3 works best for me visually, because you pulled the colors and metals together. Then I read about the radiant orchid and loved it more. I am about to move into a home and I plan on using gray shades for the walls and radiant orchid accents in the living room!

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    1. Thanks! I'm radiant orchid lover too! I've actually never been in love with the shade of gray in this room....it reads much more blue than I expected. Hopefully you wont' have that issue!!

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    1. Thanks Laura! That one has definitely gotten the most votes!

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    1. Thanks Sheila! Seems to be the majority opinion :)

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  11. I like number two the best. Number 5 is my second choice. I like the elephant in number four but too much stuff on top. The turquoise lamps seem to large on that one.

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    1. Thanks for the input! Yeah....the lamps in number two weren't doing it for me either...but it was a fun experiment!

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    1. Thanks Jennifer! I love the basket and the white/green tray in option one....and I love the elephant in option 4. Perhaps a way to combine the two?

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  13. Option 2, Option 3 or Option 5

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  14. Option 5, or if you reversed option 2 so the vases were on the bottom (minus the little white ones) and the platter with apples up top with maybe a frame or two. I am bias when it comes to calla lilies though. Love a lot of your items though! Sometimes less is more though. :)

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    1. I didn't think of putting the calla lillies on the bottom! I'll have to give that a try!

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  15. I love option 3 the best! (The one with the blue lamp shades). Option 2 is a close 2nd if you take 2 things from the top (maybe the votives); it's just too busy. And the option 5. I don't like the others at all

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    1. Thanks! Sometimes I struggle with editing...hopefully that's a skill I'll learn!

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  16. I vote for option 5-- but I really love the elephant in option 4. :-)

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    1. Thanks Ceci! So glad you stopped by! I'll be revealing the final styling later this week :)

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