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3 ways to style: a console

By 9/13/2012

we got busy this week styling an awesome console that's new at the shop. it's just such a great piece for an entryway because it's long and lean with just enough interest to make it extra special.  i was inspired to welcome it properly -- here are three ways to make it feel at home.
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LOOK ONE: been around the world and here's what i have to show for it.
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to make this look work, we used two containers from anthropologie as vases for live cuttings from the yard, adding height on the ends of the vignette.  we tucked a bench under the console, added a basket with some pillows and sprinkled in lots textures for interest, like the shell box, the blue and white bowl, the brass armadillo and the rope frame.  the kilim rug completes the traveled and curated feel.
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LOOK TWO: if you're happy and you know it then your console will surely show it
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here we used two black gourd lamps on either end to keep the look from feeling too sweet , and peppered in major pops of fun with the gold pig, the black and white canisters, the lotus flower, a pretty candle and a happy-hued stack of books.  the wildflowers in the pink votive are an easy way to pick an entry up and make you smile when you walk in.
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LOOK THREE: red, white & blue ain't so hard to do.
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big pieces make a huge statement in this vignette - we used a colorful framed print to anchor the look, and filled in with an assortment of blue and white porcelain, a pretty moment in the chevron tray, and a moroccan rug to add a luxe feel to this collected grouping.
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46 comments

  1. Thanks so much for this post - since I'm really in the mood for fall updates, it's nice to see the versatility in this one vignette!

    Thanks!

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  2. it's so hard to pick just one! But my fav is the last one - LOVE the redish/orange stools underneath!

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  3. I can't decide between the second and third ... and the first. They're all so good. Who makes the rug (on the floor) in the second look though?

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  4. You are so incredibly talented. I would happily display any of these vignettes in my home! I'm moving out of my apartment into a big-girl house in a few months.. want to help me decorate? ;)

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  5. Your style is amazeballs. I am completely in love with #3.

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  6. All beautiful! Is that a throw on the zebra bench? Gorgeous fabric!

    If I had to choose just one, I'd say the Happy and You Know It vignette. Or the Been Around the World. Maybe the last one. Woo!

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  7. Love them all but I think my fav is the second one!! Great job in showing the versatility in one piece :)

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  8. Very very nice inspiration ! I love it :)

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  9. @ Andrea,

    that throw is for sale at Furbish! http://www.shopfurbish.com/servlet/the-1792/Blue-Sea-Kantha-Quilt/Detail?category=

    Only $85! It's a great one!

    Maggie

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  10. @ Catherine,

    That rug is for sale at Furbish! Call the store and I can tell you more about it!

    919 521 4981

    Maggie

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  11. Do you just pinch yourself every time you walk into your amazing store...and know you did that!!??!!

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  12. All three are gorgeous! Although, I do have a special place in my heart for blue and white ginger jars - I think that's my favorite look.

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  13. Im gonna say.... LOOK 3! by a hair. But I love the bigger simpler pieces. GREAT.

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  14. I read this as "3 Ways to Console a Table." Your next post: WRITTEN.

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  15. Wow each looks fantastic. I really can`t pick a favorite. However, I`d want that brass armadillo to be featured in all of them, he is too cute.
    You did a greeeeeeeaaaaaat job!

    :)
    mikky
    www.todaloos.com

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  16. I think the first and second are my favorite...but who am I kidding, I love them all!! I'm gonna need you to come to my house and style everything, mkay?

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  18. Love it love it love it!!!! Number 2 is my Fave!!

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  19. Love them all but I can never walk away from a gold pig.

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  20. Thank you for doing this!! I have needed some inspiration for styling the console table below our TV. So inspired!

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  21. The first look is my favourite I think, just for those vases!

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  22. YOu really are SO good at it!! I love the blue and white ginger jars one. LovT
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  23. Gorgeaous Vignettes - I covet those little red tables...

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  24. I really love your blog:D

    take a look to mine:D
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  25. All of them look amazing. :) I'm looking to move soon and hope that I can come up with something even close to how awesome they are. I especially like #2.

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  26. all looks really homey and happy :))

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  27. I love look 3- that is totally me. That huge botanical is so gorgeous. Thanks for the ideas and inspiration!
    Nancy
    Powellbrowerhome.com

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  28. So hard to pick my favorite, but I'm loving the last one. That oversized print is to die for!

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  29. The last vignette is my favorite as well. The print is just magnificent -- is there any where to find one like it?

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  30. rachel - the print is available at furbish! just email or call for more info 919.521.4981 info@furbishstudio.com

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  31. Love these vignettes so much!! Last one is my fave!

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  32. Love these vignettes so much!! Last one is my fave!

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  33. Are the little red tables vintage? For sale?

    Obsessed.

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