Console Me

In my search for the perfect bed side tables for our master bedroom, I’ve decided upon matching console tables, preferably vintage, and possibly with a bit of storage to keep excess clutter at bay. We have quite a bit of room on either side of our bed and since it’s about 30″ tall, regular old night stands will just not do {because they are too short}.

image from stellas roar

This frame from Stella’s Roar sort of epitomizes the look and feel I’m going for but I’m also open to something completely funky as well. Here are a few tables that are in the running {some of which are budget friendly and some are not}, however, I do stop by local thrift and consignment shops at least once a week hoping to stumble upon some perfectly affordable treasures in the console table category.

Contemporary Console Table with Glass Top
Contemporary Console Table with Glass Top

Picture 10
Treasured Sage Chinese Console

Vogue Sofa Table
Vogue Sofa Table

Hawthorne Console
Hawthorne Console

Picture 4
Horchow “Corina” Console

Picture 14
Twig Glass Console Table

Vintage Chinese cloisonne console table
Vintage Chinese cloisonne console table

Picture 3
Horchow Gold Mirrored Console

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LA native & lifestyle blogger Maegan Tintari writes daily at ...love Maegan.com sharing beauty & style secrets, including fashion DIYs, how-to nail art manicures, hair tutorials, and home decorating ideas, as well as a look into her personal life with her husband and adorable dogs, two Frenchies & an old Pug in wheels. Here you will find her talking about their journey & battle with infertility & recent relocation up to the mountains by a lake in search of a better life.

24 Comments

  • dancinginchiffon

    March 2, 2010 | Reply
  • Jacqueline

    March 2, 2010 | Reply

    Horchow has some great pieces! I love browsing their stuff online. Good luck Maegan! xo

    http://www.FashionSnag.com

  • Bruce

    March 2, 2010 | Reply

    Don’t ask me….I am a guy….cinderblox and particle board have always worked for me.

  • Belle de Ville

    March 2, 2010 | Reply

    I like the first table because it has clean lines and a shelf for books. I also like the red console because the red would look great with your brown leather.

  • Jessie77

    March 2, 2010 | Reply

    ooh those are lovely, and what a great idea instead of the normal nightstands. I especially love the twig one.

    -jessie
    My Delusional Mind

  • Lisa Petrarca

    March 2, 2010 | Reply

    So many choices…so little time!

    That’s a hard one, guess you’ll just KNOW when you see “the one”.

  • lanacarmel

    March 2, 2010 | Reply

    Hi Maegan,

    I love your blog and read it all the time. Your inspiration pieces reminded me of a console table in DIY magazine that I LOVED. Unfortunately, I can’t find images online anywhere, but I took some photos of the spread. Basically, you buy a basic console table and add architectural brackets and paint it. You could paint some tables gold and then antique them, if you felt like doing a diy project!

    Photos here: http://s100.photobucket.com/albums/m31/lanacarmel/?action=view&current=CIMG0004.jpg
    and http://s100.photobucket.com/albums/m31/lanacarmel/?action=view&current=CIMG0003.jpg

    Then you buy brackets here: http://vintagewoodworks.com/brackets.html and add them on. Could be an awesome addition to your DIY collection!

    Lana
    lovelitstudio.etsy.com

  • The Style Revolution

    March 2, 2010 | Reply

    Horchow Rocks..Love their stuff!

  • Jill

    March 2, 2010 | Reply

    Well, that was a nice surprise! Don’t you love the frame?! It reminds me of Venice. I found it in an antique shop in Houston I used to haunt. I really love the Asian console tables you chose. Have you checked out Room and Board? They have a great website. Keep us posted on what you decide.

  • ShellSpann

    March 2, 2010 | Reply

    Oh my goodness I love them all!

  • ~alison

    March 2, 2010 | Reply

    oooh, I LOVE the two Chinese tables! The Sage is my fav!

  • steph

    March 2, 2010 | Reply

    ooh great choices! love them!

  • ~ Kelly Ann ♥

    March 2, 2010 | Reply

    I love the twig table- Maybe try overstock.com or http://www.ballarddesigns.com-

    FYI-New Art Work Available for Purchase! A little bit of this, little bit of that–
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    Have a great day!

    Kelly

  • anhesty

    March 2, 2010 | Reply

    i have been looking for a console/buffet for my dining room and its been so hard to find the perfect one! i found one at the great indoors once but the quality was terrible and the service at the store was just as bad… i have been eyeing the ones on overstock.com. they have great deals on that site.

  • Jill

    March 2, 2010 | Reply
  • Gmr

    March 2, 2010 | Reply

    I love the Contemporary Console Table with Glass Top one, ’cause its light and you can storage in it!

    sure you’ll find the perfect one!

    XOXO

  • FELINE.

    March 2, 2010 | Reply

    LOVE the picture with the green pots
    ♥ lovely

  • drollgirl

    March 2, 2010 | Reply

    CONSOLE ME!!! b ahahahha! i choked on my nana (banana) when reading that title!!!

    the green one is the best. fark! wish you could find it in a friendly price!!!

  • anotherfishinthesea

    March 2, 2010 | Reply

    i lurve the twig table. yes please.

  • Maeko @ thereafterish.

    March 3, 2010 | Reply

    The twig one definitely looks the best to me. If you want to do vintage, though, why don’t you pull a design sponge DIY and fix up an antique you pull out of one of the most amazing antique malls you undoubtedly have littered around the greater LA area?

  • Iva

    March 3, 2010 | Reply

    I LOVE the green one!! AMAZING!!!

  • Anonymous

    March 3, 2010 | Reply

    YOU ARE TOO WITTY!! (CONSOLE ME) I LOVE ALL OF THE TABLES……..I WILL HAVE TO GO BACK AND CHOOSE ONE OR TWO…….TOUGH DECISION. AS I RECALL, I LIKED THE ANTIQUED WHITE. BUT, THEN, THERE WAS A MODERN ONE, TOO…………p.s. It is raining again here. Rain for three days, then one day of Sunshine! When will we see Spring?

  • Elisa @ Globetrotting in Heels

    March 7, 2010 | Reply

    ooooh, LOVE! I really need a console table but here in Switzerland there isn’t nearly as much choice as in the US. I miss Pottery Barn, I know I would have found one there…

    I’m getting ready to hunt one down at flea markets!

  • prashant

    March 7, 2010 | Reply

    I like the first table because it has clean lines and a shelf for books. I also like the red console because the red would look great with your brown leather.
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