I have been searching for a small, narrow console table for my living room. I wanted something with shelves to display family photos, books, and decorative objects. I also wanted some element of glass to keep the piece light visually. I found this great Marquis Console at Ballard Designs for $349. It took less than a week to arrive and the only assembly I had to do was inserting the glass shelves.
I set up my console table against a long wall that has not other furniture against it, so it needed something to balance out the room. I really like that the table is narrow enough to allow us to easily walk past it without bumping into our sofa.