It would be again that Elle Decor, this time the March 2010 issue,  would serve me well as backdrop for what I was looking for by way of drawing parallels with my beloved Asian antiques.

And in this issue Designers Elaine Griffin, Antiques by Zaar customer since 2005, and Todd Alexander Romano, were called on for input on, you got it, the Top 10 Console Tables.

Of the Preston Console Table, by Jonathan Adler, and which Elaine is perched on in above photo, says Romano  “This is a classic design with a twist. It recalls a traditional Chinese altar table, but being wrapped in mock croc give it a bit of whimsy.”

And Elaine quips on the Murry Console, shown here, by Duane Modern, “Cute!. The rounded leg and lip recall T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, but the chinoiseire apron gives it an Asian flair.”

It is beginning to see that even in “non Asian” pieces, such as these modern consoles, that there remains an influence of Asian…just seems no escaping it.

These tables are lovely in their modernity, but should you enjoy the allure of having an antique in place, then you might want to know you can consider such, rather affordably I might add, at, yes, shamelessly  promoting here, Antiques by Zaar… below customers have done.

Cynthia Mason Interiors,  Happy Antiques by Zaar customer since February 2008,  considers the style used here as “neo traditional” , blending fresh ideas with time-honored elements.

And in the words of Kevin Mac Nair, Antiques by Zaar customer since March 2009…

“ I had been looking for years for the right piece to accent my foyer, and purchased this classic console in 2010 online from Antiques by Zaar….and all I can say is that it is simply perrrrrrfect!

It’s sleek yet sophisticated styling is cheerful and welcoming with a fantastic blend of warm sienna and ochre, with just a hint of orange. Its statement is at once austere yet powerful with its’ appetizingly, massive thick top.

 I’ve  complemented it with a hand-carved,18th century 22 carat, gilt & stippled Florentine mirror in an area where guests may find some extra closet space to hang a coat or sweater, etc. I absolutely LOVE my console!”

Thanks Ruth~~

and thank you Kevin.

Of course we have a delightful selection of Chinese consoles in our collection, available to you for your shopping pleasure. Click here to view all.

P.S. A seperate blog on consoles which feature drawers will be forthcoming…

Click here to read a previous blog posting on Cynthia Mason Interiors, formerly Interiors Decorating Den, and Antiques by Zaar.

Click here to read a previous blog posting re my ongoing relationship with Elaine Griffin.

…and if you google Elaine Griffin, Todd Alexander Romano and Cynthia Mason Interiors you will surely be impressed by the many magazines they’ve been featured in, the accolades given them and the numerous blogs written about them.