Martha Stewart Living always had a certain dream-like quality to me. And few spaces were more dreamy than the bedrooms in MSL. Here are some pretty dreamy images of bedrooms and bedside tables form the August 2005 issue.
This room feels old-fashioned and charming and is a good lesson in layering up a bed with a variety of sheeting, coverlets, patterns and colours.
A set of gilded nesting tables is a great bedside alternative. Plus you get more and more surface area as you ‘un-nest’ the tables. A wall-mounted sconce keeps surfaces clear.
A painted chest like this is my all-time favourite. Tons of storage and tons of effortless style. I also love the unusual printed bedding and tall, skinny candlestick lamp.
A small writing desk is another great bedside alternative. It gives you lots of surface area and tucking a little stool beneath provides double duty – a nightstand and a writing desk. The wood is nice and warm here too and contrasts nicely with the soft curvy headboard. And that desk lamp? Perfection.
I’m a big fan of twin beds. The caned headboards painted pale green are unexpected and smart and painting out the small bedside table in the middle is a great touch. The bedskirts are soft and romantic and the shamrock D. Porthault sheets (which are ultra exclusive and luxe) are a pretty and quirky touch.
This puts me in the mood for a nap. Sweet dreams!