Birthday Bedside Table

Hello my loves! I've really missed blogging the past couple of weeks. I'm sorry for my unexplained absence...it 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


Patty Day @Pattys Epiphanies said...[Reply]

Happy Birthday!
You have a fab man!!!

Beth of designPOST Interiors said...[Reply]

Happy Birthday my fellow Cancer! Your boyfriend has great taste and knows you well!

Live-Style20 said...[Reply]

so amazing!= ]


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Happy Birthday!!!!
The bedside table worked out really well! Amazing! These are elements that give soul to any space!


Kristen said...[Reply]

Happy belated birthday Tiffany! I guess we both kind of fell off the blogging bandwagon as of late. Here's to jumping back in!

Unknown said...[Reply]

I love the bedside table! I doubt that I'll ever have a room like that because it's so not my style. So why do I love it so much?
Oh, and the maps are great. Thanks for posting.

Unknown said...[Reply]

He did good Tiff! Its a really nice end table.

Unknown said...[Reply]

How sweet that your man puts so much thought into your gifts! Keepers for sure!

Katherine L said...[Reply]

Happy belated birthday! I have the same problem where my dresser is from the set my grandma bought me when I was two. And while it's still in great condition, it's too small, and the floral stencil on the front is a little passé. (Also, I have the same bedding and love it!)