I figured it was high time for a little apartment decorating update. We’re slowly but surely making progress on furnishing things! For the most part, we have all the big pieces (still hemming and hawing over one last big ticket item), and now we’re working on adding in all the little touches — art, pillows, blankets, baskets, throws, decor. You know. The fun stuff!
By FAR one of the items I was most excited to get was our Fairmont console table, courtesy of Lulu & Georgia. Our previous entryway console table was a leftover from college, and didn’t match anything in our apartment — we literally only kept it because we had gotten it for pennies circa 2006. Definitely not an item worth shipping across the country.
One thing I hated about our last console table was that it didn’t have a second shelf. I know that that seems minor, but our entryway is ground zero for lots and lots of junk (more on that in a second). I realized that having a second shelf would allow us to feature extra storage baskets, while keeping the whole thing looking neat and put together. However, we also needed something that had some depth to it, so that all the baskets and objects I might want to display would fit. The minute I saw the Fairmont on L&G’s website, I was in love. So much so that even when it was backordered for two months, I didn’t care…I couldn’t find anything else out there that I liked as much! Believe it or not, it’s next to impossible to find dual shelf consoles made from wood and metal that aren’t 10″ deep or less. It was well worth the wait; I love that the wood has a distressed, warm feel to it, and really love the black iron — it matches the stairwell railings in our apartment, so it’s perfect.
Below are more photos of how I’ve styled it (for now), AND a very special Lulu & Georgia discount code, just for vmac+cheese readers!: Read more »