11 Eye-Catching Consoles

Here’s the thing about consoles: they can be really easy to overlook. They linger off to the side in a dining room or hallway like Mr. Carson waiting for the Dowager Countess to finish her kidney soufflé. They’re not generally the center of attention, but they’re always ready to be of service. We found some consoles that stand that notion on its head. These are no shrinking violets; they’ve got so much style, they’ll command your attention.

The flowy, abstract base on this console is a work of art all by itself.

Ambella Home sculpted console

I love how this striped and stepped piece ignores the rule book when it comes to how a console should look.

Côté Design Collection from Grange

This sideboard is textured and woodsy and sculptural. (And, for all you geology buffs, it’s named after a tectonic plate!)

Nazca from Brabbu

The designers of this brass and steel sideboard got their inspiration from “the forms created by objects flattened in our neighborhood streets.” Genius! (I see litter and bemoan the downfall of polite society. They see litter and create edgy pieces for sophisticated homes.)

Fold from Uhuru Design

To me, the design of this console looks “midcentury-with-a-twist.” It’s a fairly standard cabinet, but wait! Those skinny metal legs wrap around the sideboard so it appears almost to be floating. Don Draper’s mind would be blown.

Thaxton from French Heritage

Sure, it’s decked out in a skirt, but this console is made of wicker, so it works in a casual environment.

Grace wicker console (in a Mariette Himes Gomez living room) from Hickory Chair

As I always say, it’s important to get a different perspective. The gold detailing on this sideboard draws the eye from across the room. Up close, the geometric design on top draws you in.

Knox Sideboard from Porus Studio

Thin circles on the base plus a glass top give this console an ethereal effect. (And a vaguely Olympic vibe—so appropriate this year.)

Links from Emerson Bentley

With its sleek top and elegant, yet solid legs, this sophisticated console seems both delicate and weighty.

Beyond from Luxxu

There’s a lot of geometric activity going on with this contemporary console; so simple cantera stone is a perfect, understated way to top it off.

Rio from Duralee Fabrics and Fine Furniture

Okay, so you do need to attach the base to the wall “for maximum stability,” but how utterly cool is this?

Amparo Calderon Tapia Console from Cain Modern