Now, about the nightstands... I am seriously struggling to find any that fit my size, shape and price requirements. I think my best bet is to continue to scour all of my thrift, consignment and antique shops for a pair of nightstands that I fancy. All of my usual suspects have failed me so far, but I have found a few that are pretty neat. First, I should set the stage for our bedroom. I am unsure about the wall color, but my bed linens are all white, the headboard will be tufted and white (of course). The dresser is, you guessed it, white. It's a little on the modern side, which I'm hoping will keep the room from feeling too shabby chic. I have a jute rug in there now that will stay and I think I'll move my red console table under the window to use as a vanity and writing desk. The red and white could be a stark contrast and I'll need some elements to smoothe it out. Right now, I have round, ivory metal IKEA tables as nightstands and one feasable option is to make tablecloths. I think this will take the femme factor over the top. So, I have concluded that I need square nightstands - hard edges keep it from getting too girly. I've found quite a few square nightstands that I love, but they are just too darn short. I require something atleast 2'3". I would like it to have atleast one drawer and be a modern form or Hollywood regency style. And so the search continues. In the meantime, here are some of my favorites.
The CB2 Peekaboo Clear Nesting tables are by far my favorite option out there. There is no drawer, but for $199, I am willing to compromise. Unfortunately, they are about 8" shorter than my required height and this is a deal breaker. I will find a place for these in my home eventually - it just won't be as my nightstand.
The Niche Nightstand from West Elm is another very viable option, but I fear it is too... I dunno... white. It's pretty cute and it's on "special" right now for $199 (from $279), but do I absolutely love it and think it would be perfect? No. Next, please.
Rarely do I dislike anything I see at Room Service Home and could be glad to outfit my entire home in furniture from this online catalogue. The Colgate Occassional table would be beautiful anywhere, including on either side of my bed, but it fails almost every requirement. Maybe another time, friend.