Favorite Things: Credenzas

In the dining room, a credenza is ideal for added storage and provides a great surface to serve from.

A credenza is a large, closed cabinet often used as a sideboard or a buffet.  In the dining room, a credenza is ideal for added storage and provides a great surface to serve from.  We often use custom pieces to meet a client’s individual needs, an option that allows us to integrate the credenza’s interior into the design.  A custom credenza gives you added flexibility for size, style, color, and material for a super unique look.  Additionally, a credenza provides structure and a foundation for lamps and art.  It grounds a space.  I love using elements such as shagreen and ebony or two dimensional doors.  When working with a craftsman, you can trick out a credenza for a memorable, one of a kind piece.  Here are some of my favorite examples of gorgeous credenzas.

Morgan Console from Four Hands


Oly Studio Serena Buffet

serena buffet

Irwindale Buffet from Theodore Alexander

theodore alexander

Grammi Sideboard


Tompkins Buffet from Wud Furniture Design


Rondelle Credenza by John Pomp

john pomp

Fumed Oak Credenza from ISOM


Milano Mystic Buffet from Ercole Home.

ercole home

Harper Side Board from Precedent Furniture

precedent furniture

Painted Credenza from Jeff Martin Joinery

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Ingemar Cabinet from KGBL


Raised Front Ebonized Floating Credenza from 1st Dibs

1st dibs




One great way to incorporate greenery is with planters.

Sometimes the spring/summer season sneaks up on you, but you can’t neglect the task of beautifying your patio or deck.  One great way to incorporate greenery is with planters.  With such a range of sizes and styles available, you can really say something with planters.

axel medium sutherland furniture

pennoyer newman industrial planter


cubist fiber planter from terrain

When choosing planters, you can find something that provides contrast or select pieces that blend with the architecture, outdoors or indoors.  There is such a variety of textures, colors, and shapes of planters –big pots filled with gorgeous plants make a major statement in a great room or sun room.  Or, you can group smaller planters together on a wall, the stairs, or a console.

great lakes rectangular planter

artisan series planter

riverside sheet metal zinc planter

You can further customize planters with what you fill them with.  The contents of your planters have just as much potential for variety, from flowers and herbs to trees and tall grasses.  When choosing plants, take into consideration their height, texture, and color.  Some plants repel pests while others make pleasant sounds when the wind moves through them.

inverlussa palm box with rivets mckinnon harrisaldo cibic and cristiana urban riviera plant stands

williams sonoma reclaimed redwood planters

How do you decorate with planters?