When I read stylist Emily Henderson was hosting a nightstand styling contest, I thought, Pffftt! A styled surface within toddler reach? Fahgettaboudit! But then I realized I just needed to get a photo of a styled nightstand; it didn’t have to reflect what we actually live with day-to-day…cause that would be this:That’s clearly The Hubs’s side cause I don’t do digital alarm clocks. But it was free and I definitely do free :P In any case, going with my blog’s them of being brave, I accepted the challenge and tried to think of it as an exercise in styling.
I gathered up a bunch of my favorite items and started grouping them together and snapping away. T minus one hour to nap time! At first I was going for a yellow-grey-purple scheme for something that felt a bit springy.Then I tried introducing other colors. And creating more breathing space.I made little tweaks swapping things in and out. And tried showcasing some neat ceramics I’ve collected.I like how fresh this feels.Ultimately, I ended up gravitating towards things already in my bedroom. Here was the vignette I felt was the most successful. If you feel so inclined to vote, hop over to Emily Henderson’s Facebook contest page to vote for my “Elegant & Simple Nightstand.” Thanks!
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