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.

Shoe Storage

My shoes are taking over my life.

Right now I’ve got a lot of them in hanging shoe racks and the rest of them in labelled boxes piled high in my closet (all arranged by colour of course). This system is working out okay but I am quickly running out of space. What is your shoe storage system? Fill us in! (And please don’t tell me to stop buying shoes!)

Skubb shoe box, $14.99 for 4, IKEA

Image courtesy of IKEA.

The Friday Five: Lighting

Lighting – perhaps the most important element in creating a warm and inviting space. It’s today’s feature on the Friday Five.

Anemone, $300, Artecnica + Anenome at Econscious Market

Brenda Houston Alexandria lamp, $2240, Vivre

Normann Copenhagen floral lamp, $92, Gretel

Brasa table lamp, $79.99, IKEA

Elio Martinelli Serpente lamp, 593 GBP, The Lollipop Shoppe

Images courtesy of Econscious Market, Gretel, IKEA, The Lollipop Shoppe, Vivre.

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