Console tables aka entry tables are usually more decorative than practical pieces of furniture. Although a console table can set the stage for an inviting room, they are usually a place where vases, candles, photos and other decor reside.
The idea of a console table comes from classical architecture. The word console means a ledge on the wall acting as a support. The same role is given to console tables. Nowadays they usually act as a support for keys, mail, photos and phones as well as the aforementioned decorative items.
Here are some examples of my faves...
|Patagonia Trading Company|
I love when designers store ottomans underneath a console. It's a great design and space saving element that adds extra seating. Check out these consoles in action...
Happy trend spotting...
Peace and Blessings,
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