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...
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.
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.
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??
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!
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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