Show of hands who watched the Oscars last night? I don’t really watch awards shows, but love seeing all the red carpet looks as they’re posted online. So many stunning looks, but I was most excited about Rachel McAdams. Believe it or not, her hair team last night was the same that gave me the hair of my dreams for the Redbook cover shoot last year! Crazy, right? Definitely the closest I’ll ever get to the Oscars! 😉
Earlier this month we hit the one-year mark in this home, and I posted a House Update showing all the progress we’ve made thus far, and the rooms we hope to tackle this year. And true to par, the new area I’m sharing today was nowhere on that list!
When Ikea came to makeover our Bonus Room, we shopped our house first, and several of the items that were currently in our downstairs Family Room, like the sectional sofa, Moroccan rug, and floor lamp, were moved upstairs. (This house has one more living area than our previous home, so we’re short on furniture.) So looks like we’re adding Family Room to this year’s list, starting with this partial wall that serves as connector between the main entrance and Family Room/Kitchen area.
Basically, the perfect spot for a console table.
And while furniture is the bones of a room, it’s the accessories that transform it. Lucky for me, styling tables and shelves is my idea of a fun time, and I spend many Saturday mornings puttering around the house, moving accessories from room-to-room. But it can also be very frustrating to find the right mix, so I thought I’d share our new console table styled three ways.
Console tables are are great multi-functional pieces, and can be used behind sofas, as small desks or nightstands (like we did here), and against walls. When styling them, I use a similar formula as for coffee tables, but height and visual weight of the objects play a factor, too.
Each of my vignettes include these six items:
1) Life or natural element to bring the outdoors in and add color and texture.
2) Books to entertain and create stacks for different heights.
3) Quirky or statement object for personality.
4) Lamp for ambiance.
5) Tray to corral smaller items and organize.
Style Tip: Large plants and tall branches are great for balancing out a single lamp.
*This post was created in collaboration with World Market & Bassett Mirror Company, but all ideas, styling, and obsessive zhushing are my own. Thank you for supporting Hi Sugarplum sponsors!