My Console Table {New House vs Old House}


I admit it.  I have been TERRIBLE about sharing what’s been happening at our new house, but I keep getting requests for updates, so I’m going to try to do better!


I’m using much of what we already owned in our new-to-us house   cause that’s what I’m all about!  But – I banished the dated looking green, gold and red late 90’s decor from my old house and am determined to give my style a new lease on life.  


I’ll start off with the console table that was a late addition to our former house.  I bought this table a few months before we knew that we were going to sell and move.  I had already started on my plan to de-goldify, de-greenify and de-redify our house.  Don’t get me wrong – I adore those colors.  I had just used them for so long that I was uber tired of them. 


In the new house, the console table sits against a wall next to the opening between the kitchen and family room and is perpendicular to the end of our couch.  It’s impossible to get a full shot from the front without capturing one end of it and the coffee table.


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To start with, I had the table styled with the same things that I had used in the old house. But I knew that I wanted to change things up a bit.  A Restoration Hardware look lamp from HomeGoods aimed me in the direction that I wanted to go.


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Before, I had the bottom shelf completely filled with stuff.  Now there’s just a dough bowl (from a local place called Golden Oldies) filled to overflowing with natural and boxwood orbs.  Altogether the table is looking much more open and airy – just like I want it for the warmer months of the year.


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Everything else on the table came from my stash.  Right now it’s decked out with a look that will carry me through the spring and summer.  I’m sure that I’ll change it up some for fall and Christmas.


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Here’s a before shot of what the console table looked like our old home.  Not bad – in fact I loved the look of it.  It was sooo much better that the table that used to be on that wall. Click HERE to see what I’m talking about.


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The clock came out of our basement at the old house.  Click HERE to see the complete makeover of that space.  We took it from a rarely used spot to one that we really enjoyed spending time and watching movies in.


Basement family room decor.  Mixing pattern and colors and using what you already have.Pin


Have you changed out accessories and given any of your furniture a whole new look?



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  1. penny @ the comforts of home says:

    I love the way you have styled your table! When we moved into our new home, I am not painting my walls yellow for once! But my furniture will still have golds and reds in them.

    1. The yellow/gold walls in our last house are probably what I was the most tired of! I still love red and gold. So glad you like my table!

  2. I just love your big wooden orb that sit at the bottom of your console table. Where did you get it?

    1. Hi Janice. I assume that you’re talking about the big spikey orb in the before picture? If so, it came from West Elm.

      1. Yes that’s the orb! I love it. Does the company have a website?

          1. Thanks so much~ will check it out!

  3. Suzy, I’m so with you on going with a new color scheme. I’m trying to rid my house of ‘Tuscan colors”. Like you, I still love the colors, but am sooo over them. .had them since the ’90s too. Your new console look is perfect! Love the texture and colors..great styling! Thanks for the inspiration.

    1. Thank you, Babs. It seemed so easy to switch over to the Tuscan look, but I found it hard to get myself completely out of it! Wonder how we’ll all feel about today’s styles in 15 years??? lol

  4. That looks wonderful Suzy! Love both the current and old way you designed the console table. Your old family room was very cute! I have been trying to reduce the red/green/gold that I was using too but I didn’t start them until about 2005. I have been adding some white’s to the room. I catch a glimpse of your updates on Facebook but often forget to come over and look at the blog.

    1. I’m glad that you came over for a visit, Liz! When I first started getting reducing those colors at my old house, I did the same thing as you – I started introducing another color in bits and pieces and gradually added more and more. By the time that we moved, the family room was a lot better, but that’s as far as I got.

  5. Kendra @ says:

    You styled it beautifully, Suzy! So glad to find your blog… look forward to looking around πŸ™‚ Would love it if you shared any of your posts at our Thurs. link party please! HOpe you have a wonderful week!

  6. Hi, Suzy ~ I’m following from the Work It Wednesdays Link Party. I love the new look of your console table! I think my favorite part is the dough bowl filled with orbs. I’ve been looking for orbs for my house, but those suckers are expensive! I feel a DIY project coming on. :0) Thanks for sharing!

    1. Hi Tiffany. I’m so glad that you stopped by. So glad that you like my table! You’re right about the expense of the orbs. I’ve been collecting them for a long time or else I wouldn’t have so many. They’re so easy to decorate with – I think that I get carried away with them sometimes!

  7. You’ve styled the console table beautifully! I love the cozy, earthy feel!

  8. Sometimes you just know you are READY for a shake up. Mine happen probably more often than my hubby would like, but it’s nice to be able to shop your house and put together a whole new look. I really like what you have done Suzy. Thank you for linking up this week at Shabbilicious Friday and sharing your room changes.

  9. I love your console table. I love colour too, but I just can’t live with it. Weird, I know. But every time I introduce colour, I end up hating it. I’m resigned to the fact neutrals are my thing. A change is always good thought. I love mixing up what I already have too. πŸ™‚ Julie

  10. Gail Akeman says:

    cool house. Thank you for joining the Small victories Sunday Linkup. Please join again. Pinned to the group board

  11. I love shopping the house and changing accessories to get a new look. Your table is beautiful and quite summery. Thank you for sharing at Share It One More Time Cathy