Consoles & Round Mirrors

By Kate Riley May 30, 2017

I’m helping some new clients decorate their home. It’s a new marriage for both and they’re starting from scratch with new furniture as part of a fresh start. One area we’re working on together is the entry, you can see the model home’s entry here. I’m steering them away from that bland look and encouraging them to opt for an oversized round mirror partnered with a stylish console table for their entry. I’ll have much more to share next month when they move in and the styling begins!

I saved these images for inspiration noting how the curved shape of a round mirror softens all the angles of the console table. Notice the styling of these images too, you’ll spy curved lamps, stacked books, decorative objects, baskets or ottomans with open leg consoles, and always the addition of a organic element in the form of fresh flowers or green plant stems. A console table is a good investment because it isn’t just restricted to the entry. It is such a versatile piece because it can be used behind a sofa or in a dining room and rotated around the house.

 

architectural digest

studio mcgee

 

stephanie kraus designs

view from my heels

one kings lane

banner days

one kings lane

 

I rounded up some round mirrors under $500 here. Below find console tables to pair with them, and these are also all under $500.

 

abbott / harper / coaster /shawn / terrace / skinny / trivia / trenton / ameriwood / grafton

8 comments

  1. My favorite look and style is the first one (AD). So clean and pretty. My favorite mirror is the first OKL— a rosy brass, or polished wood? Great size and color! Loved this post—love big round mirrors.. Good luck with the work.

  2. Round mirrors and consoles are one of my favourite combinations. They work so well together and are practical too – great for those last minute touch ups when you walk out the door.

  3. In an entry way with zero floor space, I placed two round mirrors one closely on top of the other to achieve the look of a long lengthwise mirror for a fraction of the cost! Looks fabulously ever-so-slightly avant garde! Try it and you will see.

  4. Dear Katie, it’s been so long since I last commented. I just wanted you to know that I read your post through my email feed. I really enjoyed your trip pictures! Your weekend readings are always on point! A couple of questions, I totally missed the post (I think) where you talked about your other Vegas flip, did you sell it yet? Your first one, that had a pool.
    Also, would you mind doing a round up of cocktail ottomans for less than $300? We are moving to a much smaller home and looking for an ottoman that could serve as a coffee table, hopefully with a shelf on the bottom for magazines and books.
    Thank you so much!

    • Thanks Marian! Yes I can do an ottoman roundup for you, I’ll post that soon. I still own both the Vegas houses but they will both be sold this summer. I’ll have a full post on that experience once they are sold. :)
      Kate

  5. Round mirrors are a great decorating element because they are so versatile. They not only can make the space look bigger, but they can also offer a contrasting element to a room that is filled with angles.

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