A rustic console table provides convenient storage and placement for lighting behind the sofa in this living room. A large neutral rug with contrasting border defines the sitting area, while the coat of pale blue on the fireplace adds another layer of color to the neutral space.
This neutral sitting area features two ivory sofas paired with simple gray throw pillows and a colorful floral area rug. Two bold photographs featuring city sights hang on the walls, while a large wooden console cabinet provides extra storage space. A modern globe chandelier hangs overhead.
A large credenza provides additional storage in this living room and sits neatly under an abstract painting by the homeowner's brother. The colors of the painting flow seamlessly with the deep blue hue of the walls.
A pair of smaller cube ottomans covered in a grid pattern fabric sit under a shell white curved-top console table just off the great room’s seating area. Large 48 x 48 custom art by artist Celery Jones hangs above and brings the scenic Texas landscape inside.
This Asian-inspired media room is both sleek and comfortable. The cabinetry, with recessed lighting, allows for easy access to media and storage, but is easily concealed when reading a book or entertaining guests. The zebra wood drawer faces and Asian-inspired coffee table provide a world traveler feel to the room. Faded burgundy sofas are arranged around a square wood coffee table accessorized with two small elephant statues.
Pet owners can make their walks much more efficient by outfitting their entry as a pet station. Here a shallow console table is used to keep framed photos of the family dog on display along with a crate to hold essentials neatly and within arm's reach.
In a tight space you need to exhaust all storage possibilities. If you’re looking to store kid stuff, get down on their level, then scout the space for opportunities. For example, low shelves under a dining table or console can provide an ideal spot for board games, books or that dump truck you keep stumbling over.
This dressing room and the bath beyond are connected by a dramatic vestibule capped with a barrel-vaulted Venetian plaster ceiling. Watercolors from the 1930s of Adrian costume designs hang above the wrought-iron demilune French console table. The zebra ottoman adds a graphic accent. The bath is anchored by an ample enameled Waterworks soaking tub. Note the tall cherry column on the side, which rotates to reveal hidden storage.
"The sofa positioning in front of the fireplace and television is a logical choice; however, it creates an unappealing "hallway" behind the sofa, wasting valuable space," explains designer Vern Yip. "A console storage table behind the sofa would help anchor it in the space and provide a surface for table lamps."
A rustic wood hutch provides display space for white collectibles, while the top of the weathered console dons fresh-cut flowers. Beadboard paneling along the wall creates a cozy, country feel to the space.