Great rooms occupied by busy families need all the extra function and storage solutions they can get. To keep this area just off the breakfast nook properly lit at night, it’s furnished with a streamlined console table that offers concealed storage and an extra spot to pull up a chair and do homework. The space below is put to good use for open storage.
This traditional foyer offers a light and bright feel with a cream wall color and white trim accents. The dark wood console provides a beautiful contrast to the pin parquet flooring, while also allowing for storage of small necessities.
This neutral condo living room features an antique sideboard that serves as a console table behind an off-white sofa. A chandelier with a metal geometric pattern provides light for the space, and a dark glass-front cabinet provides storage and display space.
A petrified and distressed wood horse sculpture creates a striking focal point on the hall console table that also includes a pair of bronze metal globe table lamps, fresh flowers and a tie-dye storage box with white stitching.
A collection of hats are artfully arranged above the modern wood and metal console table at the foot of the bed. Displaying collections of similar objects is an easy way to maximize storage and transform everyday objects into works of art.
A faux sheepskin graces the back of a simple black chair in this living room. The chair, half of a pair, complements the black-and-white-striped canvas storage bins on the bottom of the console table. Tiffany-blue lamps flank a white framed mirror.
An elegant dining room with a carved wood table and statement-making aged bronzed and crystal chandelier opens up to a cozy seating area in front of a fireplace. The elegant black and gold painted console on the right is an ideal solution for media storage.
Colorful artwork and a wood console table for toy storage make this playroom fun for all ages. A wall of windows allows plenty of natural light to flow throughout the space, and the small wooden table and chairs provide a perfect spot for games or a snack.
A beautiful wood entertainment center fills the back wall of this living room, providing plenty of storage and muting the television's presence in the space. The warm brown of the wood is picked up again in the coffee and console tables and in the relaxed sectional.
Well-chosen accessories contribute to this living room's seafaring atmosphere. A multipaned mirrored storage cabinet hangs on the wall over a sleek console table, while an oversized ottoman is positioned between a leather Chesterfield sofa and matching blue armchairs. A framed vintage map polishes off the nautical design.
This family rooms features a bold mix of African textiles and an orderly, comfortable mood. The rug in this room is Moroccan, and the storage console is filled with woven baskets, to keep clutter in check. A mix of family photos and wall art decor lend a personal touch.
Designer Claire Paquin didn't scrimp on seating in this family-friendly living room. A pair of turquoise armchairs pair with a chocolate brown sofa to add a rich layer of color to the neutral palette. A sleek console table keeps a low profile below the mounted flat-screen TV and provides precious storage space.
Custom built-in shelving provides functional storage for an abundant collection of books and accessories while providing an opportunity for color through the use of cool blue cabinet backdrops in this neutral transitional living room. A wood console table with round gold lamps is positioned behind the sofa for additional table space.
The low-profile TV that mounts flat to the wall across from the end of the bed includes a special art mode that offers the chance to turn the bedroom into an art gallery. A stylish modern red two-drawer console table with open and closed storage sits under the advanced TV.
This multi-functional space perfectly fits the family perfectly. A comfy, gray sectional, upholstered ottoman and playful striped slipper chair create the TV viewing area, while brass étagères flank a coordinating TV console house metallic woven baskets that act as toy storage for the kiddos. Finally, a cream lacquered and brass desk was placed against the back of the chaise sectional where the homeowners can catch up on work while their kids watch a movie or play within eyesight.
At the back of the house, the family room gives the homeowners a space to relax and enjoy a movie together. With a cozy sectional and a leather armchair, this space has plenty of comfortable seating, while the oriental rug adds color and softens the space. A coffee table and two side tables give the family spaces to set their drinks and pop corn, and a black console table doubles as display and storage space for the room.
Susan Brunstrum designed this casual media room with comfortable furniture and simple lines, but in the same color palette as the great room and other areas of the home. Guests can gather for a fun evening on the cream leather sectional or take a seat in one of the recliners upholstered in leather and faux fur. She painted the walls a gray-blue and placed informal book shelves and a large console table against one wall for storage and display.