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Often when deciding to change the appearance of a room all that is needed is a single piece of furniture or an updated accessory. For that reason I have selected special pieces that can change the overall decor by the selection of a new mirror or a small table.

Rather than purchasing an entire suite of furniture, often adapting what we have is economical as well as impressive.

As always I suggest that quality is put ahead of quantity. Starting with a solid foundation is the key to good design within the home.

Studio apartment? Or, very small single? Daybed or Murphy bed? Check our list of pros and cons.

Tilt bathroom mirrors are stylish and functional. Take a look at the possibilities.

modern bathroom mirror

Quick and easy update with the bathroom mirror.

The trundle provides additional sleeping space or closed storage.

Ideal for more intimate meals or hard to fit spaces.

farmhouse kitchen table

From the farmhouse to your house for a rustic and shabby chic appeal.

Round or square, country is casual.

For that special place where space is limited.

Perfect for kitchen counters or pub tables.

The antique console table is one of the most sought after pieces of antique furniture.  Perhaps, it is so desired because there are so few really high quality authentic antique tables available.  Most collectors know what they have and do not want to sell. For anyone looking for an authentic antique, be ready to pull [...]

By design most console tables are narrow.  The whole point of including a console table in the home decor is to fill a void along a wall or behind the sofa.  For the most part these tables are non-functional except as a display piece.  Most of us could do without them — except for eye [...]

Until recent decades console tables were only used as display pieces.  Beyond that they were not functional.  However, as the evolution continued furniture designers found that narrow drawers would not detract, but in some cases add value and visual appeal.  It must be clear that some styles and designs still persist as display pieces only.  [...]

The console table is a narrow table that was primarily designed to fill a vacant space along a wall, especially in a hallway where there is little decor.  To break the monotony and create a little style, hall console tables are a wise choice.  Often we see pictures or mirrors hanging on a wall along [...]

The console table may be one of the most overlooked pieces of furniture when creating a home decor.  In fact, the narrow table may be an after thought in many cases.  Originally designed as a display piece with little real function other than filling a space along a wall, with modern variations the console table [...]

Simple Glass top table in white

Deciding on a white console table as an addition to the home decor can be tricky.  When considering a white accent table, one of the primary concerns is the shade of white.  Another consideration is the style and the placement of the furniture. The simple white table to the left offers a two panel glass [...]

Black Console Table

Console tables can best be described as accent pieces.  Of all the furniture purchased for the home, the console table is one of the few pieces that is purchased separately.   It is not included as a part of a living room suite or any other furniture set.  This table is the one piece that relies [...]

The oak console table is one that is commonly found in many of the more casual areas of the home.  Oak is a wood that offers a heavier and more substantial appearance and is often associated with casual furniture, although it can be used for any style.  The grain of the oak, especially when stained [...]

The idea of a glass console table was sure to be a favorite, as the tables evolved from the days of Louis XIV.  When the concept of the small half table came into being, hallways were larger and far wider than many rooms in modern homes.  The king’s halls were actually waiting rooms for those [...]

The pedestal table is one of the most useful of tables when used in the breakfast room or kitchen.  In the formal dining room a double pedestal table is quite common with excellent eye appeal.  It is also one of the most attractive designs for occasional tables and game tables, as well as end tables. [...]

This is an example of an updated Queen Anne style dressing table with bench and mirror.  The Queen Anne styling has definitely been updated for a more feminine look.  The feet of the table and the bench are more delicate than the original Queen Anne styles, although this design is more appealing as it offers [...]