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Tuesday
Mar062012

Inspiring Bedside Tables...

I have been wanting a new bedside table for years as the one I have now is too small against the height of my bed and it continually bugs me. I love the creativity of this bedside stand I recently saw on Apartment Therapy, as it really works in the space. Particularly because of the height and color of that amazing light fixture. So I thought I'd see what other pics I could dig up for inspiration...

I've always been a fan of the non traditional bedside table. A chair, a ladder, an old file cabinet or stack of suitcases can do the trick just as easy. 

I personally like the idea of a drawer as I always have tons of magazines, books and journals piled up on my bedside table. But, as these pics show, less is often more. 

I'm also a fan of the shelf idea...and now I'm loving the wall mounted basket. Both offer the perfect solution to utilizing more floor space or creating more simplicity. 

How sweet and perfect is this bedroom? And I just love the idea of the big glass vessel with a few yard clippings. It adds height, beauty and drama that can change from week to week. I love, I love...

I'll always be a fan of anything Scandanavian influenced, like this side pouf to the left. To the right, an old English safe does the trick quite nicely. Now if I could only find what works best for my bedside table...at least now, I'm a little more inspired. Maybe you are too?  

 

Photos: Apartment Therapy; Romantichippy.com; prideofplaceid.com;  velvetpalette.wordpress.com;  thingsthatarepretty.tumblr.com; remodelista.com; reyudesign.com; furnish.co.uk; woohome.com; apartmentdiet.com; minimalistic.com; dwelement.com; purplehomes.blogspot.com; desiretoinspire.net; designbyproxy.blogspot.com; latimesblogs.latimes.com     Content: Sweet Peach


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Reader Comments (7)

Love this feature-- so inspiring! What fantastic finds!

March 6, 2012 | Unregistered Commenteramy stone

Very creative ~ each and every one. Like you, however, I need shelves, or drawers, and lots of them. I've a lot of room to fill and a lot of stuff to use/hide, so big, sturdy and serviceable is better. Not to mention, affordable. I've been searching A Long Time.

We started our bedroom interior with the bed, a kingsize, ivory painted Eastlake bed (a rare Martha Stewart furniture find, designed after an original Eastlake antique). We adore this bed, and in general enjoy a simplified modern decor with occasional sculptural folk art pieces ~ but what in the world could work with this bed?

Did I mention, I need a matching pair ~ our room architecture is awkward, need to impart a bit of symmetry. Any suggestions? Anyone?

March 6, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterStephanie Lowder

Hi Stephanie - Eastlake beds are simply gorgeous! You've given all of us quite a challenge regarding a side table. I'm a huge fan of marble topped side tables with the antique beds. You could have a marble slab created for any modern base, whether it is wood or metal, or whatever creative base you can think of. It can be hard to marry an antique bed with a modern side table - have you thought of sticking with the Eastlake look for the nightstand, and bringing in modern elements with the accessories -lamps, artwork, rug, etc? Good luck with your quest!!

March 6, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLaura

You made me realize something... I now want a house with 10 bedrooms so I can recreate all of these great ideas!

March 6, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTiffany

I love the blue floral bedspread and pillow shams. Do you know where to purchase it? Also, I am so happy to hear that Sid is feeling better. Please keep us posted!

March 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKelly

I know, i love the bedspread too. I wish i knew where it came from?? I'll let you know if I come across any information. Sid is doing great. He just got his stitches out today, yay! He's a miracle dog I tell ya :) Have a great weekend Kelly...

March 9, 2012 | Registered CommenterSweet Peach

These are just the bee's knees. I have been needing a bedside table and I never thought to think 'out-of-the-box." perfect, just perfect.

March 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterChelsea Renee

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