Console Dilemma

TGIF! It’s been a big week again with lots of things happening on all different levels. I am looking forward to the weekend, which unfortunatley goes all too quickly.

I thought I’d show you the finishing touches I have recently added to a room makeover.

You remember this one, Country to Hamptons.

Orange checks before

We painted the walls, reupholstered the sofas, purchased new coffee and side table, had new cushions made and bought new lamps.

Revamped Lounge Room

The clients had a console table on the wall behind one of the sofas and we now needed to “dress” the table.

Console Table Before

I was inpsired by this image from Taylor Howes and loved the symmetry of the two lamps and two tall ginger jars. Fortuantely, my clients did too.

Decor by Taylor Howes

I set about sourcing the jars and lamps, but wasn’t really happy with anything I could find. Many of the ginger jars were very Asian, with dragons or the longevity character on them.

Chinese Ginger Jar

The lamps weren’t right either.

I then started thinking that we would end up with four lamps in a confined area and the lounge may end up looking like a lamp showroom! I love lamps, but……

We had used this wonderful fabric for cushions on the sofa, so that led me to thinking about coral. Then instead of lamps, maybe we could use candlesticks?

Coral Trellis Fabric in Porcelain

And I found these wonderful, modern ginger jars from OB Collection.

Bamboo Ginger Jars

So that was it, I had all my pieces. Now I needed to work out how to display them. Fortunately I have a console table too, so I set about mocking up a couple of alternatives.

Option 1

I had a large and a small ginger jar but felt the height was wrong for the two of them to sit together.

Option 2

So back to the original symmetrical look.

My clients loved it and I was able to use a couple of their favourite books to prop up the bowl of coral and shells.

Completed Console Table

You too can create this look, as I have a piece of the Coral Trellis fabric for sale in The Store Room as well as the two smaller ginger jars that I didn’t end up using.

Have a fabulous weekend.

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