The Friday Five: Nightstands

What do you look for in a nightstand? Personally, I need a drawer or two and a good size surface area for a lamp, books, alarm clock, and a select crystal or silver accessory. Here are five nightstands that fit my requirements:

1. This affordable nightstand from Ikea has a good size drawer and the shelf is perfect for holding stacks of magazines or books.

Hemnes Nightstand $79.99CAD, Ikea

2. Ikea’s MALM nightstand is clean and simple. Clutter stays hidden with this piece.

MALM $69.99CAD, Ikea

3. This West Elm nightstand is almost an exact replica of one of my vintage nightstands. The drawer is large, there’s a good size surface area and the closed off shelf means your books and things won’t fall onto the floor.

Narrow-Leg nightstand, $249, West Elm

4. I adore these vintage oval nightstands. I love the shape, simplicity, and uniqueness of these pieces.

Vintage nightstands, C. Bell at 1stdibs

5. I’m saving the best for last. Aren’t these vintage Lucite nightstands gorgeous? They fit all of my requirements and would definitely add interest to any bedroom.

Vintage Lucite nightstands, Tom Thomas at 1stdibs

What do you look for in a nightstand?

To browse a wide selection of traditional and modern nightstands click here.

Images courtesy of 1stdibs, Ikea, Pottery Barn, & West Elm.

Laptop Sleeves: A Great Selection at CSN

When my new Macbook isn’t being used in my office or resting on the living room coffee table, it is packed away in my tote bag waiting for me to take it to work. It’s a bit scary when I have to transport it because it remains unprotected. I haven’t yet had the chance to get a case for it and this is making me nervous – I do want to keep it safe, afterall. For travel purposes, I have been carting it around in its box – how pathetic, right? – but the box is anything but convenient and it’s about time I give my Macbook a proper protective sleeve.

After a browse online, I have discovered that CSN has an awesome selection of laptop sleeves – all sizes, colours and patterns – and I have narrowed down my choices. Now, here’s where you come in – which one do you like the best? I would like a white, silver or grey sleeve (no big surprise there, right) even though some of you may think this will be impractical.

The options are:

Option 1: Antenna cool white laptop sleeve, $36.99, available at CSN

Option 2: Manhattan vinyl laptop sleeve in white, $39, available at CSN

Option 3: Manhattan vinyl laptop sleeve in silver, $39, available at CSN

Option 4: Slappa netbook sleeve, $29.99, available at CSN

Option 5: Skooba skin laptop sleeve in silver with orange lining, $21.59, available at CSN

Option 6: Samsonite Aramon laptop sleeve in silver, $26.99, available at CSN

Option 7: Kipling Kasey laptop case in gravel grey, $27.99, available at CSN

Option 8: Kipling Kasey laptop case in grey, $27.99, available at CSN

Option 9: Ezpro python print laptop sleeve, $24.99, available at CSN

And so? What are your thoughts? Which one should I get? If you have any other recommendations I would love to hear them!

p.s. Did you enter the CSN giveaway over at Fashion in Motion? Click here for details.

All images courtesy of CSN.

CSN Giveaway!

In the market for a new purse, couch, bbq or bathroom vanity? Have you checked out CSN stores recently? With over 200 stores, CSN is a go-to spot for all your fashion and home decor essentials. My sister recently bought this cool white pot from one of the CSN stores: 

Reston Lloyd Calypso Basics 4-in-1 pot, $23.99

As CSN has so many exciting items in stock, I am so¬†extremely happy to offer White Cabana readers an opportunity to win a $50 gift certificate to be redeemed at any one of CSN’s online stores. How fabulous!

To enter this giveaway, please visit CSN and then leave a comment below.

Here’s a quick look at some of the cool products at CSN (and no – not everything at CSN is white):

George Kovacs table lamp, $190

Bloom white fresco loft high chair, $499.99

Sitcom Furniture Oslo console table $289.99

Alessi Pluto 3.5oz milk jug, $30

Le Creuset 5.5 quart round French oven, $234.95

Rosenthal Free Spirit 3.5 inch white dish, $35

Rosenthal fast white 5.25 inch vase, $75

Revol Froisses 6.25oz crumpled cappuccino tumbler, $77.70 set of 6

Further giveaway details: This giveaway closes on Friday July 23rd. The winner (to be chosen at random) will be announced on Saturday July 24th. Don’t forget to leave your email address!

This giveaway is open to residents of Canada and the United States.

All images courtesy of CSN.