Creativity solves the nightstand issue

As we are trying to sell this place in Divonne, I haven’t wanted to buy any new furniture but as our current decor is really a conglomeration of Dragan’s stuff and the things I brought here from NYC, the desire to make it look more like a home plagues me. We hope to sell to give us the freedom to move into Switzerland or perhaps the freedom for new opportunities were they to come our way. I’ve just had a lamp sitting by my bed for reading in the evenings, but looking around our room, I noticed my two favorite lamps I brought from NYC on the dresser. When I purchased them in NY from Arhaus, they were meant for my dresser to give my room extra light (bedrooms in NY don’t have overhead lighting)  and I thought they fit perfectly. They do. ()See below the original arrangement.



But I feel incomplete going to bed without a bedside lamp as I love to read until I fall asleep holding my book. I can’t really sleep otherwise. First world problems, I know. 🙂

Anyway, as we have extra chairs for big dinner parties, I thought, “why not use the chairs as bedside tables so I can use the lamps I already possess”. Et Voila!

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I think the result is pretty great and is a nice solution as now I have bedside tables and I didn’t have to spend any money! It has enough room to set my phone to charge at night and gives light in a way without sacrificing good design. What do you think???


For anyone wondering, the bed frame and lamps are from Arhaus in Meatpacking in NY and the dresser is from Restoration Hardware. Bedding is from Pottery Barn and the tray is from West Elm… perfect for perfume bottles, etc.

I would love to hear and see your creative designs as well!

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