How We’d Use It: Belvedere Midcentury Lacquer Console

There are certain pieces we come across at The Local Vault that are showstoppers. Pieces that are guaranteed to become the focal point of a room the second you bring them home. Case in point: This stunning lacquer console table. With its fire engine red paint and shiny brass hardware, it’s sure to make a style statement in any room it ends up in. But, while it may be bright, the piece is also surprisingly versatile, and could be used in a variety of ways throughout the home.

Here’s how we envision it taking center stage in a number of different rooms.

In the Entryway
Talk about first impressions. Paired with a black and gold Chinoiserie mirroran antique oriental runner, both from TLV, and a Tibetan Fur chair from Lillian August, the overall effect is glamorous, welcoming, and the epitome of chic. The console is also highly functional as an entryway piece: use it as a drop spot for the mail and keys, and store cold-weather accessories, umbrellas, or seasonal decor in its drawers.

red lacquer console table -entryway


In the Dining Room
Looking for a conversation piece? Put the console to use as a bright buffet in the dining room. Surrounded by a modernist Saarinen Tulip Table, a bold diptych from Dwell Studio, and a pair of punchy vases from Boston-based designer Jill Rosenwald, the look is happy, modern, and inviting. Plus, there’s plenty of room to stow away serving pieces when not in use.

Red lacquer console table - dining room

In the Living Room
Forgo a clunky media cabinet and use the console as a stylish alternative, setting a TV on top, and hiding DVDs, remotes, and video games in the drawers. The red lacquer also serves as a pop of color, completely transforming a neutral room design, including a lamp, settee, and arm chair from The Local Vault, and an ikat area rug from AllModern.

Red lacquer console table - living room

Which is your favorite room design?

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