Eleanor's Room

How Low Can You Go?

With a bedside table, that is. I’ve been trying to find a cute round one for Eleanor’s new room. I thought the Martini Side Table would be perfect, but then I realized how short it is. Next to the bed, it would look something like this:

Too small, I think. The top of the mattress will be about two feet off the floor and the side table is only 16.5″ tall. Compare that with the 27.5″ tall Jenny Lind Nightstand that Land of Nod pairs with the bed, and it seems downright tiny.

These are in the running:

Pop-Up Storage Bedside Table (27″ tall)
Manchester Media Stand (25″ tall)

I like that I can store books on the shelves below, but I’m still pining for the cute Martini Table. I was also considering the Kartell Componibili (the tallest of which is 23″), but I’m not in love with the colors.

How high/low do you like your bedside table to be? Ours in the bedroom are about 6″ higher than the top of the mattress and that has always seemed like a good height, but I wouldn’t go any higher. The table should probably be at least even with the top of the mattress though, right?


12:45 p.m.
I did a little more Photoshop work. This is how the bed would look with the Pop-Up Table (painted green). Pretty cute.

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    January 5, 2011 at 6:24 pm

    Just wanted to let you know that annie over at http://blog.bossycolor.com/just talked about bedside table heights…

    “it’s the perfect size. At 28″H with a 20″ diameter, it fits into even modestly scaled bedrooms.”

    Thought that might help :)

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    Becky Clark
    January 6, 2011 at 2:11 am

    I was just watching ‘Dan in Real Life’ and notice that within the first 3 minutes of the movie, the youngest daughter has a bed like this. She has a pretty high nightstand that almost seems too high.

    If I knew how to attach an image I would, but at any rate, I thought I would share in case you might be interested.

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    Anne Marie
    January 9, 2011 at 8:36 am

    I love this popup table! What a cute one.

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    May 13, 2011 at 10:47 am

    I also like the martini table and was looking to use it until I saw the height, but then I noticed that the table is incredibly low and seems to be most often displayed as a little stool in West Elm.

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