Slainie Console Table October 23rd, 2017 - 21:19:56
Around the 17thcentury in Italy, a console table was a major manifestation of the culture of furniture made for the purpose of display. Many examples of the period were carved and were, in fact, some of the finest pieces of sculpture as much as furniture. An opulent group of consoles was made in 167578 for the Palazzo Colonna in Rome where the supports for the tops were commonly carved as human figures, eagles, tumbling putti (cupids), luxuriant foliage, and dolphins, and they often were gilded.
When most of use think of a console table they imagine a piece of furniture that is to be used in a hallway as a way of welcoming us into the home in style. Many people are coming to realize the flexibility of this table and how it can be put into use in other rooms in the house. A console table may also be used to divide two open areas in the home, and this works best in lofts and very modern apartments where a tall mirrored or glass console table will accentuate the contemporary design without weighing the room down.
The warmth of a solid wood console table is ideal, and since most hallways are long and narrow, the profile of a console fits well. If possible, place it opposite the entrance, add two matching lamps and some lovely flowers, or an arrangement of green plants. Since most hallways are quite dark, silk plants or flowers would probably be best. To increase the available light, hang a mirror above the console, it will reflect the light from the lamps. The final touch is to add a light sensor switch or timer, so you can be sure the lamps are on when they are needed.
Stainless steel based legs may support the top of the contemporary console tables glass, which should be tempered to guarantee its durability. If you set things up right, you may be able to create a beautiful lighting effect, where a light from the room strikes the glass portions of the contemporary console tables and makes them pieces of work all their own.