MUST HAVE FURNITURE: CONSOLE TABLES

Okay, I am in LOL mode because it is beyond crazy how I am fascinated with furniture design. Also, if you are wondering why I am laughing out loud, it is because I tend to get overly excited when I read how specific pieces originated and continue to change through the years from their first era. It is incredible to see that even though there is change, the meaning behind the unique design is still there. So even as a designer, I am excited! However, while getting my Bachelor of Science – Interior Design, it was evident that I became even more fascinated with furniture design.

Moreover, two classes kept me inspired from start to finish, which was History of Architecture Interiors & Furniture I and History of Architecture Interiors & Furniture II. Both courses received my undivided attention. I was intrigued by the smallest detail. I expanded my knowledge and dug deeper into where different pieces originated from, as well as the individual behind the creative designs. Even though I had ample materials provided within the class, I did some research and found the Third Edition, Dictionary of Furniture by Charles Boyce (foreword by Joseph T. Butler).

This book is extraordinarily amazing! It has expanded my knowledge of furniture, which is why I now see how specific pieces stand out more within a room. With that said, console tables are the first on my must-have list. I have several of these beauties throughout my home, which is where I display some of my favorite decorative objects from my travels, such as South Africa, Italy, and Jamaica. A console table can add character, interest, appeal, as well as enhance beautifully displayed décor.

Design Tip: Use books to add variations of height, and place décor atop, combine a variety of colors to create a contrast, texture is a must, and don’t forget to add some stylish table lamps because there is nothing more exciting than showing off a well-dressed console table.

Knowledgeable Notation: The purpose of a console table was designed to be fixed to a wall and supported only by front legs. It was developed in the late 17th century and became very popular throughout the 18th century.

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Kimberly C. Lyons

Kimberly C. Lyons is the founding owner of KCL-IDESIGN, LLC (Interior Design Studio), and the Principal Designer. She has been slaying interiors since forever and refuses to partake of what is known as the norm when transforming spaces. With an intense passion for incorporating a wow factor to anything ordinary, Kimberly acknowledges, that she is recognized as a rare breed while splashing her signature touch when designing, which is considered extremely fun and exciting! However, besides being incredibly obsessed with extreme bold colors, captivating art, unique decorative objects, modern architecture, and the motivating phrase – “I dare you,” this overcharged and crazed interior designer lives for going outside the box and is not afraid to break irrelevant design rules. Her extraordinary obsessed passion for interior design comes from a deeply rooted philosophy, which is designing from within; from the soul, and it is always about living, breathing, and loving interior design!

Kimberly is addicted to chocolate, obsessed shopaholic, laughs hysterically just because, global traveler, football-crazed chick, head-over-heels in love with modernism, and is always inspired by the not so beautiful objects.

Lives accordingly by her motto: I live – breathe – love interior design.