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In this Style Shot we take a look at console tables. Often over-looked but extremely versatile, the right console table can transform the look of a hallway, living space or bedroom.
The console table has come a long way from its French origins. Traditionally it described a half-moon shaped table fastened to the wall with an S-shaped bracket (called a console). This made the table appear to be free standing.
Having evolved through many designs, including the addition of legs, contemporary consoles come in many shapes, sizes and styles. Nowadays, any long, narrow table or shelf unit falls under the general heading of a console.
Today’s Console Table options
There are a wealth of options available to you when choosing a console table. We’ve taken a few of the key pieces from our range below, to help you decide.
Proving that a modern console doesn’t have to be a table, the June from Woood is a slender black metal shelving unit that offers a great alternative to the traditional form.
With plenty of open storage, this is a versatile piece that puts the spotlight on your display, rather than taking the limelight itself. Perfect for a modern industrial hallway or living space, or even as storage in a large bathroom.
Our second offering from Danish designers Woood brings a completely different look and material. The black wood Romy is, strictly speaking, a dressing table. But its small, narrow format makes it equally effective as a console for a smaller hallway.
With storage drawers and a fold-up mirror concealing an additional storage space, this is a practical, compact all-in-one piece that makes its own style statement. A great alternative to the traditional entrance hall table.
Statement, storage or both?
A modern family hallway is a busy place – and there is no end to the stuff that gets left there.
Introducing the Bertie from Nordal. A storage superstar in iron, it has eight roomy drawers and plenty of space on top. And thanks to its high legs, there’s also ample shoe storage possibilities below. All packaged in an unashamedly industrial style.
To finish with, something a little more classically console. The gold detailing of Nordal’s more traditionally shaped black wood table will start conversations wherever it is placed.
An elegant addition to a sophisticated entrance hall, or a touch of decadence in a plush living space or bedroom. This is a statement piece that won’t fail to deliver!
See more Console Tables and Desks!
See our entire range in our Console Tables and Desks section. We have Scandinavian and Art Deco inspired pieces, through to raw urban industrial design styles, so you can find something to fall in love with today!
More from our designers
We’ve showcased pieces from Woood and Nordal in this Style Shot. Visit their websites to read more about their design philosophy.
Here at Accessories for the Home, our cabinet range is our most popular category. So today we want to share with you our five favourite vintage, urban and industrial style cabinets of 2019!
As the festive season is upon us, it seems only right to start our list with two drop-dead gorgeous drinks cabinets. Each is very different in style, but both have the ability to kick-start the conversation at any soirée.
1. Dutchbone Vino drinks cabinet
The eagle-eyed amongst you will be familiar with the Dutchbone Vino from our social media posts and newsletter. It’s a firm favourite for very good reason …
The design wouldn’t be amiss in a vintage French kitchen, with aging on the solid firwood cabinet for that rustic look. Iron sides, legs and hardware bring it bang up to date.
The shape is super-practical: tall and slim, this is a cabinet that will fit pretty much anywhere, but the height ensures you don’t lose out on valuable storage space.
Store fifteen bottles of wine in the dedicated bottle shelves and spirits on the shelf above. Glasses hang from the top of the cabinet, and all your bar accessories go neatly in the three drawers below.
It’s easy to see why we love it, and why it’s one of our most talked about pieces!
2. Nordal Downtown metal sideboard
Second on our list, and part of the Downtown range of cabinets from Denmark’s Nordal, this two door metal cabinet is a versatile sideboard, drinks cabinet, and display cabinet all in one!
Perfect to add an urban highlight to any space, it’s shorter and wider than the Vino, but not overpowering in size. Its glass doors ensure that, whatever you choose to use it for, the impact will be impressive. Surround it with natural, warm woods to compliment the raw, black iron look, or match it with other Downtown pieces for the full industrial effect.
With the Downtown range, Nordal have produced an extensive line of free-standing and wall cabinets with a distinctive glass and metal industrial look. With a large variety of sizes, there’s a cabinet in there for everyone. Browse the whole range here!
3. Nordal Open Mesh Teak Wood Cabinets
While most of the new wave of rattan furniture is presented in paler hues, this black lacquered teak wood cabinet from Nordal brings a refreshing alternative. It’s black rattan doors deliver the lightness of open mesh with a more urban look.
It’s minimal, nordic style makes this a cabinet that can sit comfortably alongside any decor style. It offers practical, stylish storage without over-powering the room.
We particularly love the quirky pull-up door on the bottom cabinet. It’s these sorts of details that make Nordal’s furniture so sought after, and why they are always top of our favourites.
And if black isn’t for you, it’s also available in a natural finish.
4. The James Cabinet from Woood
Woood is a brand of De Eekhorn, the Dutch design house renowned for their attractive, practical and exquisitely built contemporary furniture. The James cabinet embodies all of these qualities in a stunning storage superstar!
A truly versatile cabinet, the clever design of the James means you have plenty of display space behind its full-height glass doors, but also cupboards to hide away those things that don’t need to be on show.
Standing at two metres high and just over a metre wide, it is a proper storage solution with a real contemporary urban feel, and will stand-out in any modern living space.
5. BePureHome Stuff Metal Drawer Cabinets
Fifth but buy no means last, a slimline distressed-look industrial must-have! The Stuff cabinet from BePureHome makes our list for its stunning looks, and practicality.
Available in both black and white, the cabinet sits on castors – great for when you want a change of look and need to reposition without having to empty it all out!
The five drawers, in three different sizes, mean there’s space for most things. Its slim profile means it will slot easily into any space, in pretty much any room.
Before we go …
Buying a display, drinks or wall-hanging cabinet is always a significant event. Large, statement items like these need to compliment or define your living space and, especially when you are buying online, the decision is often not straightforward.
If that wasn’t enough to contend with, the process of receiving your brand new cabinet can often be fraught with problems, from delivery issues through to assembly and final positioning.
We’ve been putting beautiful cabinets in homes in every corner of the UK for many years. We take great care to ensure our team treat your precious new purchase with as much care as if it were their own.
We’re here to advise on every step of your purchase, and will ensure you are utterly delighted with the result!
Browse our full range of cabinets here or check out our Instagram and Facebook pages for the newest additions to our collection, and please do get in touch if you would like to discuss your requirements with us in more detail …
It’s never too early to start planning for the party season, so we’re getting out the glitter balls and serving up the five most important festive furniture must-haves before the Christmas corks start popping.
If that wasn’t enough, with 15% off until midnight on the 3 November 2019, you can save as you sparkle and get everything delivered in time for the party starting. Just use code EARLYXMAS at the checkout and order now to avoid a devastating December delivery disaster!
We’ve all been there. Hours slaving over a hot stove, endless basting of the turkey, getting those roasts just right. Only to find that there isn’t enough space at the table for all the wonderful food you’ve cooked. Worse still, there’s no seat for granny!
We particularly love the Dutchbone Alagon, shown above with matching bench. In walnut veneer with irregular edges and simple tapered black legs, it is available in four sizes from 1600mm up to a huge 2200mm – plenty of space for those last minute dinner guests!
Stop dragging the dining chairs into the living room, and offer everyone a proper place to recover from the excesses of Christmas dinner. Dad’s not going to go to sleep perched on a kitchen stool you know!
We’ve selected our sofas precisely because they are not what you will find in ordinary furniture stores. With a wide range of shapes, sizes and materials, our range will satisfy even the most picky after-dinner snoozer.
Take the Velvet Collection from Danish designers Tinekhome. Scandinavian simplicty in sizes to suit all situations! With fully sprung bases, they don’t scrimp on comfort either.
3. Topping Up
Bring your bottles out of the cupboards and serve up in style with a statement trolley.
Or how about the Marble Circular Trolley from Madam Stoltz, shown in the feature image at the top of the post – we guarantee your guests will have plenty to talk about over cocktails when spying either of these stunning pieces.
While drinks trolleys are great for serving, you’re going to need a cabinet to ensure you have enough space to store everyone’s favourite.
May we present the Vino from Dutchbone – an industrial style classic. Beautiful to behold, and plenty of space for all your drinks, glasses and accessories.
It’s those finishing touches that really make a special occasion, so create the perfect ambiance with our range of accessories.
Our Antique Brass and Glass Hanging Stars say Christmas like nothing else, with or without tea-lights, and they’re just one of a whole host of accessories that add the icing to the (Christmas) cake.
If we’ve whet your appetite, browse our full range of Industrial, Urban and Vintage furniture and accessories for more inspiration, and let the Christmas 2019 preparations begin!
When it comes to sorting your storage, it’s easy to overlook this most practical and established furniture stalwart. In this Style Shot we look at sideboards, and spotlight a specific industrial styled piece that we love …
Sideboards rose to prominence during the 19th Century, as houses started to include dedicated dining rooms. Pioneers of practicality, they offered a flat top to serve food, and cabinets to store cutlery, crockery and other essential homewares.
These early examples were ornate in design and used expensive woods and veneers – underlining their importance within the home.
Sideboards for every room
No longer confined to the dining room, modern sideboards adorn almost every room of the house, with design inspiration as eclectic and varied as ever.
With so much choice, the distinction between sideboards, buffets, credenzas, consoles or just plain old cabinets is increasingly blurred, but, whatever you choose to call them, no home is complete without one.
When considering a sideboard, consider height, as well as width. Place ambient lighting on a lower sideboard, or use as a media unit. Taller pieces will dominate a space, so use them to make statement displays.
Drawers and cupboards impact the look of the piece, but also offer very different storage options. Stick to drawers if you have a lot of small items to stow away, use cupboards for larger, deeper items.
Our spotlight today is on the Sol, from Danish design house Dutchbone. We love the vintage school furniture feel of the drawer hardware. But it’s the unique open-fronted drawers that really do it for us, with the emphasis firmly on display. Use for ornaments and lighting, or house your media centre – a true stand-out piece!
The Sol is one of a range of industrial, urban and vintage style sideboards we’ve curated from the most innovative furniture designers. Browse our Sideboards category for more inspiration.
This post was last updated on January 6th, 2020 at 10:34 am
You’d be forgiven for thinking that Industrial Style Furniture or styling sounds a little like living in the middle of a building site! And it’s true that when the term first appeared in the 70s, industrial style was all about making a feature of rough and imperfect spaces. Great if you lived in a converted city loft or refurbished factory with its exposed beams, pipes & brickwork.
Today, however, Industrial styling and furniture is all about functionality and appearance, using hard wearing materials such as wood, metal and concrete, and inspired by old factory and laboratory pieces.
A few key pieces can transform your home
You don’t need to live in an urban apartment or loft conversion to create the look. The key to effectively adding industrial elements into your home is the mixing and matching of modern styles with older inspired architectural details. No need to go overboard, a few key pieces could transform your home into a unique stylish living space.
Industrial style furniture has now become increasingly popular among Scandinavian furniture designers, making it more available, very on-trend and a key feature in many homes needing a modern lease of life.
Industrial-style cabinet with glass doors. This spacious cabinet is divided into two spaces with shelves to keep everything from ceramics to clothes. This large cabinet has an elegant dark nuance, and adds an almost majestic expression to any room. Combine it with wooden furniture to soften up the dark iron, or with industrial inspired furniture in order to make an even more raw expression.
Created from reclaimed timber and rustic large metal wheels. The design is inspired by the Indian carts traditionally used at the Indian markets. This cart would make a great centrepiece as a coffee or games table. Alternatively create an eye catching display with luscious plants and your favourite memorabilia.
The Crudes stunning 32mm solid recycled elm table top and sturdy dark metal frame is a force to be reckoned with. The combination of the dark frame and the warmth of the wood and the rustic styling would be eye- catching in any interior. Perfect for family times, entertaining and making memories.
Our industrial-style dining chair has an attractive iron frame and a stylish seat & back upholstered in quality black or tan leather with detailed ribbed stitching. These chairs would look perfect around our Alagon Dining Table or the Scuola Dining Table, or standalone in an office or living space.
Add a little urban-style living to your home with the Giro coat rack. This rack forms part of our edgy Industrial style Giro range. This old school style coat rack is a stylish but practical way to hang coats and accessories, and for storing shoes or baskets on the 2 open wooden shelves.
The raw pendant has been created with precise attention to detail. This Industrial looking shade has been softened by adding a wooden detail top. The contrast of iron & wood gives this pendant a raw quality whilst keeping its classic good looks.
The Vintage Mirror has a rustic charm with its withered iron frame to give it that industrial vintage style. Its design is inspired by old warehouse windows with iron frames. This mirror would definitely add light and character to your hallway or living space. If you want to make a wow feature, hang two side-by-side for greater impact.
Rustic Trolley Bookcase
The perfect combination, raw metal industrial-style wheels & rustic wooden tray shelves. This piece would work perfectly in your kitchen as a larder or storage, or as a display to showcase your favourite books and house plants. This trolley is not only impressive in appearance but well-designed for practical purposes too.
Industrial style furniture strives to demonstrate function as much as style