Sometimes - it's all about the details
In a room, where each element paints a part of the overall picture,
the details are what warms it up.
Maybe its a stack of old worn books
or a few softly blooming flowers
or a lamp that has a base shaped like a column.
Or maybe it is something simple like a cute little puppy statue that charms you.
So many times someone emails me to ask me to share the 'right' way to style something.
and my response is always the same.
Do what you love.
If you love colorful 25 photos grouped together- go for it.
If you love a lamp and nothing else-then that is perfect.
You want a plethora of different tchotchkes?
It might make some crazy-
but hey- it's your space.
I am a big believer in doing what makes you happy.
For me- that means in my bedroom, for example,
you won't find proper nightstands.
I have an antique french commode and a dresser that I use.
No- they don't match- they aren't even the same color or shape.
Know what else?
My lamps don't match either and believe it or not
I am a symmetry loving girl most of the time. How does that happen?
What can I say- I just like what I like.
So since I was photographing the overall room for something else
I decided to share a quick
'What's on the nightstand today' post.
Random, yes, but I was loving that little dog and he deserved some recognition.
So here's what is on my nightstands this week:
(I say this week because, well, you know)
On one of them,
a vintage column lamp.
a stack of naked books
that sweet puppy statue and a bouquet of peonies
I love how the flowers echo the colors and floral ticking
in the vintage curtains
This vintage lamp has so many details- like the column and wreath and ribbon on each side
It was a thrift store find several years ago and though I wasn't sure where it would go,
I was sure it was coming home with me.
It has been in another room for awhile now but it recently made a move.
On the other side of the bed is the antique french commode
A favorite little girl statue lamp
paired with a small silver creamer container filled with flowers
and a black and white photo of my kids when they were little.
Simple is my mantra in here
When I am not taking photos- you might find my laptop, bottle of water or a stack of design books
so the pretty decor usually sits to the back to allow for the everyday busy stuff
I am contemplating making a few changes with regards to the nightstand situation over here
and have been pinning pretty pictures like these-
the links are all on my pinterest board LOVE
Like the tiny pop of color
The lamp and hydrangeas- love them.
Though I am not usually a fan of round tables as nightstands only because
I feel like they are harder to navigate around at the top of the bed
this is charming with the wallpaper and tablecloth
Don't want or need to use a nightstand at all?
If you don't need a lamp or a place to store anything
use a stack of favorite books and place a vase on it.
It shows that basically anything goes if it works for you
So what about you? What do you have on your nightstands right now ?
Are you a traditional or a non traditional nightstand type?
I am so behind in getting all my Summer on and shared
but it's coming- so stay tuned for that a well as some long overdue room updates