JL: This would do the trick in a hall where you need somewhere to toss your keys. It would also look cute between twin beds in a kids' room or guest room—the height is just right. And I adore that Tiffany blue color. AN: I love that you can order this online with a choice of so many colors. And the metal is nice and solid. You don't feel like it's going to fall apart. $269; roomandboard.com - ELLEDecor.com
AN: This is a very slender, minimal table, but its elongated shape keeps it from feeling too itty-bitty. It doesn't have a whole lot of character in itself, so it could fit into any number of contemporary settings. JL: It's a bit edgy. It lends itself to a room with clean lines, maybe a home office, with a photograph hanging above it. The gold-speckled mirror top adds interest. $4,630; desiron.com - ELLEDecor.com
AN: Here's a clean, simple cast-iron demilune that won't break the bank. It's got classic lines and curves, and you can't go wrong with basic black. It works anywhere, even a porch. JL: Yes, sometimes you need just a little bit of a look. The curves and fluted legs give it a touch of femininity, while the granite top and finial make a strong impression. The price is right, but I wouldn't use two—this is a stand-alone piece. $925; globalviews.com - ELLEDecor.com
Minimalism and glamour fuse to form the Cleon small console table. Its rectangular form dazzles in contemporary interiors with a sleek, transparent acrylic design. Width (in) : 36 Height (in) : 30 - Depth (in) : 14
A Room & Board classic, the Slim console table collection offers a balance of grace and strength. Powder-coated natural steel gives weight to a delicate handcrafted design that features subtle weld marks unique to each piece.
JL: I'm a great fan of Mr. Brown London, which does a kind of modern English. The unusual legs are what set this piece apart. I like how they fill the space and travel up the wall. It's sort of a day-to-night piece—it could live in a sunroom because it's so light and airy, but it would also look dramatic in a dark, lacquered room.AN: This is a very easy piece to use and could live with a range of decor. The marble top would be terrific styled with a big, chunky black lamp, maybe with a bold…