Friday, 2 May 2014



Happy Friday!
The start of a long weekend here in the UK is very welcome, after a busy but productive week.  
With some enjoyable and inspiring design projects on the go at the moment, including a new build interiors commission about to start, and in contrast, a very beautiful Georgian former Priory on the go, recent days have flown as I immerse myself in lighting, layouts, colours and fabrics.  A little break from this included a lovely catch up with an old friend, a visit to the beautiful gardens at Nettlestead Place here in Kent, and a trip to the cinema on Monday night to see The Royal Ballet's fabulous live transmitted performance from Covent Garden, of 'A Winter's Tale'…..stunning in every way, and an absolute highlight of my week!


Talking of 'stunning'…..I wanted to share with you this Friday evening, some beautiful console tables that caught my eye, for your design inspiration.  Console Tables are a particular love of mine.  They make a great statement in a room, and are the perfect way to 'decorate' a narrow entrance hall where little or no furniture is possible.  Not only a practical place to place lighting, they are the perfect place for a display or vignette, creating a unique atmosphere and personality to a room. 

Love the simplicity of this beautiful rustic piece, with just a large wooden bowl of apples and under table baskets making a striking divide 
within a room.

A lovely place to display lovingly clipped topiary….

From the simplest in the smallest of places…

To the grandest…..

They are a favourite piece for me….

A place to display a touch of the outside….inside.

Makes a great 'bar'….

 A striking contemporary side table.

A fabulous cloakroom 'vanity'….

A striking place to display a beautiful piece of art...

A warm and inviting entrance area…

Or a cool, calm and fresh welcome…

In the most modest through to the most extraordinary of spaces….who can resist a beautiful console?

And lastly... I couldn't resist's one for those of you with a taste for something a little quirky, and a place to display that shoe collection!


Wishing you all a very happy weekend!

Sophia xx


  1. Some super images here Sophia.
    I love console tables - they can always be dressed and re-dressed to ring the changes in a room.
    Hope you have a lovely Bank Holiday weekend,
    Liz x

  2. I too love console tables, these images are fabulous. Have a wonderful weekend, let's hope the sun will shine for us all.

  3. Beautiful console tables! Good luck on your new project Sophia!

    Happy Bank Holiday weekend!

    Madelief x

  4. Stunning consoles, indeed!! I will have to visit Nettlestead - thanks for sharing, Sophia. xo

  5. You have just given me some ideas for our console table in the lounge which has been redecorated. I was keen to make the table look different. I love the first image with the fabulous vase of flowers.