Love the hairpin legs. Great Legs for Your DIY Table. Sources for hairpin (industrial or modern), unfinished wood (wegner danish modern), stainless steel column (contemporary), tapered (mid century modern), and tapered slim brass.
why not take the LACK shelf and flip it, so the shelf side is facing into the room? You might need to get a little creative with the mounting hardware, but this is a great way to create some semi-concealed storage and reduce visual clutter.