Since you’ve last seen our master bedroom we’ve given it some special treatment. It was time for a new headboard and nightstands. Your bedroom should be one of the most relaxing spots to be in in your home and ours wasn’t. Right before we moved we threw away our headboard that I made (the kids thought it was fun to pull apart… that tells you about the quality of workmanship that I did :)). A few weeks ago we added this fabulous, and incredibly affordable headboard, from Wayfair. That was the starting point of the makeover. The other aspect of our room that was grating on me were our nightstands. The headboard hardly looked fabulous next to the nightstands. They weren’t matching and it wasn’t in a cool eclectic way. They just looked terrible.
I had this vision of what I wanted.
Matching white nightstands. Simple and substantial. Not frou-frou in any way. Three drawers to maximize storage. Legs to vacuum underneath. Affordable.
Not too much to ask, right? 🙂
Joss & Main delivered, my friends. Each of these nightstands were $250 and met every single criteria on my list.
It was love at first sight. They make our bedroom feel so much more sophisticated than the other ones did.
Now that I’ve got the headboard I can recover the bed frame… time for the tricky part of finding a great fabric that works with the room.
I had to throw a shot in with my new shoes. I’m in love. So much so that I wore them to meet Martha Stewart on Friday. I can’t say she was impressed but I still love them. 🙂
I had fun styling the top of my nightstand with the Restoration Hardware catalogs (they are more like paperback picture books), our coral lamps, my Pottery Barn jewelry catch-all and some gorgeous eucalyptus from Trader Joe’s in a creamer from Swank.
Let’s not forget the books. Why can’t I just have hours each day to read? Gosh I miss that about my former life. 🙂
I’m in the middle of Jan Karon’s Come Rain or Come Shine. Have you ever read The Mitford Series? It has been, for years, my all-time favorite series. It’s hard to find a series that is endearing, hard to put down and has life-changing wisdom all at the same time. This one does. Consider this my five star recommendation (my mom and sister will give it the same, I think).
Savor is written by Shauna Niequist. Her book Bread & Wine is fantastic, as well as her other two, but Savor is a little different. It’s written more as a devotional or daily reading. It’s the perfect way to end the day and they are such bite-sized pieces. And it’s only $10. Score!
Last but not least, the book that seems to be a cult favorite, The Magic Art of Tidying Up. As soon as I finished Jan Karon’s I’m going to get lost down the bunny hole of the Kon Mari method. 🙂
Isn’t this little pull-out tray fabulous? I’ve always thought those were sort of posh whenever I saw them. AJ thinks it’s weird to instantly have extra space but I adore it.
AJ’s nightstand is more simple with a giant bunch of eucalyptus in a silver pitcher from Savers (my fave thrift store), the Pottery Barn clock that I got eons ago and still adore and the matching coral lamp.
Now I don’t feel embarrassed about anyone looking in our bedroom… except for the fact that my curtains are too short still and I’m completely missing them on one window. Baby steps. 🙂
On the other side of the room I’ve got a little styling going on… in some wonderful twist of fate AJ agreed to doing dressed up Christmas card photos this year. I’m having a blast brainstorming our look for it. I’m going to enlarge the photo on canvas so I’m having us dress in colors that match our decor. Weird? Maybe. But I look at it as planning ahead. You know, good decorating. Isn’t Elle’s dress adorable? My mom found it at TJ Maxx. Mine is from Banana Republic a thousand years ago but I linked to their amazing party shop.
So, what do you think?
Do you love the new nightstands and headboard? I feel really grown-up and sophisticated with them.
I received product from Joss & Main for this post. All opinions, as always, are my own.