The blogosphere has spoken... console table with drawers for the "drop-zone" it is! Thanks to everyone who weighed in on my dilemma of whether to do a shelf, a simple table or a table with drawers for our family room drop-zone area. I totally agree with the general consensus that a table with drawers would be the most functional for this space.
I did some online browsing on my lunch break today and discovered these three tables from Target that I think could be contenders: Option 1 (in black), Option 2, Option 3 (in black). As a reminder, here is the space where this will go:
I think Option 2 is my favorite, but I'm concerned with how it will match the wood of the shelves above it and the sofa table (picture below), which it will be right next to. But do wood tones need to match perfectly in a room as casual as this? I don't know what the rules are!?!? :) Or is it just too much natural wood in one room?