A sofa table and a console table are the same thing, and provide a nice looking focal point and table top surface in the foyer, and nice looking item of furniture where the back of a sofa is seen in open plan layouts. Sofa tables can be bought in cabinet styles with doors, and open leg styles, and since they have no real function other than to look good, the style is usually very exaggerated. The typical height is 32″, and the only dimension to pay attention to is the backs of sofas are 30″ to 33″ high. The width varies, while the depth can be as little as 12″ and up to 21″, which matters if your foyer is not very big, or when placed in a niche in a wider corridor. Buffets work nicely as console tables, and mirrored and open leg consoles with drawers can be used as vanities, but pay attention to the height. Credenzas are the most miss used term in interior design and are the cabinet that goes behind a desk and are 30″ high, so watch out for the dimensions when making this substitution. Drop leaf tables work nicely as sofa tables as they can be opened to place food upon it during parties.
Of all the furniture resources that I have, Home Square provided a few dozen nice looking, reasonably priced console tables, 4 times as many console tables as any other resource, but most were traditional style. Home Square sells Coaster and Steve Silver brand furniture, both of which make lower priced furniture that has a nice style. Other brands that provide interesting console tables are Pulaski, Butler Specialty, Wayborn, Elegant Lighting, and Hooker.
Lamps Plus sells a limited amount of furniture, but what they do have is interesting and reasonably priced. Uttermost makes nice console tables, Global Views cabinets are a few thousand dollars but are very unique, and Lamps Plus is one of the best stores to buy mirrored furniture.