Senin, 30 Juni 2014

Birthday Bedside Table

Hello my loves! I've really missed blogging the past couple of weeks. I'm sorry for my unexplained was finals at school (officially done term 7!) and I was wrapped up in projects. Forgive me?
While I was taking my blogging break, I also celebrated a Birthday and turned 24! Woohoo! Today I'm sharing a couple of my gifts from my boyfriend, M.

For a long time, my bedside table was the one area in my apartment that I was not happy with. It was functional, but it was from my childhood bedroom set and I didn't feel like it really had any personality (see it here). I tried and tried again to style it in a way that would satisfy me (as I've pretty much run out of a decor budget), but I guess I still complained because M. took note and bought me a new one as a birthday gift! I have to say, buying someone a piece of furniture without their pre-approval is a pretty risky move, but then again M. has never been one to hold back! And guess what? He did so good!! What can I say? The man has good taste.
 I love that this section of my space has such a calming, almost cottagey feel to it. It really is my retreat after a long day in the busy city! The rustic, distressed side table that M. chose is from Home Sense and is such a great addition. He also got me the IKEA Ranarp plug in sconce which I have been wanting for months! It's perfect paired with this side table since it is narrower and a table lamp would take up a lot of space. The sconce frees up room for essentials like books, a clock, and pretty accessories.
sconce / 'Leopard is a Neutral' print / clock / matches / Great Gatsby copy / astrological hand

The lamp swivels, and the head rotates, making it ideal for reading in bed. M. also gifted me a copy of "War and Peace" by Leo Tolstoy, so he really created the ultimate reading retreat for my room. Last year, before we were dating, he surprised me with a copy of "Anna Karenina" by Tolstoy for my birthday, so it has become a bit of a tradition.

I'm glad to be back! Hope you all have a fabulous week

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