At My Side

I seem to be on a constant quest to add new pieces to the flat, whether it be a new lamp for the Ercol in the lounge or an antique dish for me to store all my rings on. I always find that the least unstructured part of our home is the bedroom, the bedside tables to be specific! We have 1950’s mirrored glass side tables which are beautiful. They add depth to our small space and the lamp light rebounds off them beautifully. However, they’re always stacked high with the latest magazine or books that we are reading, cluttered with a hand cream or lip salve and home to the remote control and phone charger.

I was having a look around at how others have arranged the tables in their lives and came across some images of beauty! I’m now wishing that we had bigger side tables so that I could add a vase to the action – I couldn’t think of anything nicer than waking up to a bouquet of roses. Bliss.

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Kartell Living

I am a HUGE fan of Kartell furniture!

The brand was established in the late 40’s and continues to push the boundaries of furniture design, whilst concentrating on using modern and industrial materials to produce visually stunning designs. Over the years Kartell has collaborated with many designers, including Philippe Starck, Ferrucio Laviani and Ron Arad to inject quirky designs into the home.

The beauty of Kartell furniture is that it pretty much ‘fits’ anywhere and, due to the durable quality of the materials used, can be used outside or in and happily blends into every interior imaginable. I am personally a huge fan of the Bourgie lamp (I have two!), it is the perfect mix of traditional and modern and gives of the perfect light at anytime of the day because they’re controlled by dimmers. I think my next Kartell purchases will be a Louis Ghost Chair to sit pretty in front of my dressing table and a few Ghost Buster bookcases. Yum.

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