When it comes to the entryway a console table is one piece of furniture that I absolutely cannot do without. Not only is it the perfect resting spot for incoming and outgoing mail or those sunglasses that I’m always misplacing but it also makes a brilliant visual impact on the space.
In my New York apartment, I swapped out a narrow wooden table for the Edgewood Chinese console from my new collection and placed it in front of an 18th century Beauvais tapestry that I scooped up a few years ago at a Paris antiques shop. When it came to styling it though, sometimes less is more. With such a statement piece in the background I decided to keep it simple and fill a vase with a gracious bouquet of lilies. The abundance of greenery is reflected in the textile while the console's gilded finish picks up all the wonderfully woven shades of brown and beige.
It’s so easy to overlook this area when decorating but whether it’s a grand foyer or a simple hallway, the entry is the first space you’ll see when walking through the front door. Creating a focal point with a vignette like this truly elevates the space and is a wonderful way to say welcome home.