The many uses of a side table…

Side tables are an incredibly practical accessory that aren’t used enough in interior design plans. In order to illustrate the versatility of the side table, we will be looking at the various uses of them throughout the home.

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The Lounge

The lounge is perhaps the most obvious place to feature a side table. Many people sit them at the side of their couches to provide a base for table lamps and a place of rest for warming mugs of coco on an evening. While this is an undeniably practical use, why not consider your side table as a piece of art too?

Retailers of modern furniture , like Vita Interiors, have a great range of statement side tables. This interesting pyramid piece provides a modern twist on a standard design, while keeping practicality intact. It is sure to become a talking point in your living room, admired by all who visit.

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Bedside table VS bedside chair…

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I was browsing the addictive Brittany Makes blog when I noticed the transformation of her bedroom. It got me wondering about using chairs in replace of nightstand or side tables.
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Bedside chairs
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Bedside tables
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I haven’t done this series in forever. See more in the VERSUS category here.

{birch & bird, the design chaser,the cuban in my coffee, Apartment Therapy’s Danielle Moss home, & Live Creating Yourself}

Mixed Metal wonderland….another high low room design

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This time I wanted to create a room that would be fit for winter and cold seasons but not lack glam. Mixed metals always brings it. A nice compliment of bronze and golds with silver and mirrors….exotic details like (faux) snakeskin and furs and a nod to the great outdoors with an abstract painting of a tree that is echoed with a tree with metallic branches.  The floor vase looks like chopped wood and the geode is a nice way to incorporate a little bit of nature without feeling cabinesque. Price points range from1st Dibs, $100 swag chandeliers from Lamps Plus, Target, bedding from Zara Home, decor from Z Gallerie, Layla Grayce & Ikea.

Please head to my polyvore to see all sources and get the links to purchase here.

So Cal & Palm Springs Dreamin’…which outdoor space would you pick?

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Maybe it’s because my birthday (virgo season) is just around the corner. (I hope it comes slow as I want the summer to feel longer than 3 months). It’s about that time for me to start planning my annual trip. Usually I go to Chicago but last year I celebrated in Atlanta. This year I want to go somewhere I’ve never been and I’m thinking out west. I’ve never been to Cali and although Palm Springs isn’t where I will be going, I keep dreaming of it ever since I posted on flamingos.

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The palm trees, the sun, the pools, the laziness of the days is what I’m craving. I may not end up in California but for now, let’s pretend I will. Actually let’s pretend I had a vacay home there. I’d be on the fence on how I would decorate the outdoors whether I want the pool and sky colors sprinkled throughout in turquoise and green hues or if I want a chic classic like black and white stripes with hot pink splattered all around.

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Which outdoor space do you like best? I like both a whole lot but….the classic modern one is really calling my name. Now if only I had unlimited funds and an actual vacay home…..

{Items from the first image here & second here.}

If space & money weren’t an object, I would have these fab pieces of furniture

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A leopard upholstered chair…

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This gold legged table to spread out fabric samples and drawings for clients…

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Something acrylic & gold. That sawhorse desk is calling me….

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Something with an art-deco border and lion pulls….

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Jewel toned tables for my bedroom & a piece done in malachite

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Restoration Hardware has some of the most industrial inspiring spaces…

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How frigging gorgeous is this. I mean…what! I have always been fond of the symmetrical showrooms and catalogue spaces. This is by far the best. So dramatic and dreamy.

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I was first drawn to the architectural details of the Boston Flagship store. The windows and molding is breathtaking. I have blogged many times on arched windoes including this post on ways to dress them with curtains. The arches in this Moroccan post were everything but if I could have the ones from here in my living room, I’d be a happy camper.

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This man cave is everything. The lighting is the focal point. See more awesome images from the store on my girl Beth’s blog over on My Chic My Way.

Miami home tour with a modern sky blue twist

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This is pretty much what I think of when I think of Miami penthouses in the sky. The monochromatic color of water with lacquered furnishings and modern lines is quite beautiful.

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This mirror is everything…

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This is what I thought all furniture would look like after year 2000. Growing up, I thought by now we’d all dress futuristic in silver like TLC, have cars that fly and just very curvy and odd shaped furniture. Don’t judge me. But this would have fit my vision. I like the metallic wallpaper throughout and what was done with the column as well.

{Designed by Carlo Rampazzi with more images here}

Love the furniture in these interiors…

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The curves and nailheads of this chair and that headboard is fabulous. Yes the details of decor and accessories does make a space but just as important is the big pieces of furniture. I adore an interior with a chair or sofa that captures your eye. It’s kind of like a statement piece of jewelry. Here are some pins from my Decor & Furniture board on pinterest and what pieces I liked.

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How chic and classic…all white upholstered chair…

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This console is everything…

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