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Three Silver Side Tables


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Target has their new pieces out for spring, and I’m working with them today to feature one of the new side tables. I chose a silver drum table because I like that the finish is shiny enough to reflect whatever is nearby (that red rug in front warms it up a lot), but it doesn’t show fingerprints and the hammered detail gives it texture and interest.

Silver Drum Side Table

I try to have a coffee or side table within reach of each seat so there’s always a place to set down a drink (or as is usually the case here because of the kids, a place to leave your toy cars, horse figures, and Lego people). Of course, they also make for good opportunities to bring in a few accessories, like the flowers and candle that I picked up.

Flowers and Candle

(Hey, having the same initials as Nate Berkus has finally paid off!)

Nate Berkus Candle

A drum table is versatile enough to pair with sofas and chairs in a wide variety of styles — even as a bedside table or extra seating as a stool. I’ve been working a lot with brass and warm metals in this house, so I thought it would be fun to switch it up and take a look at silver instead. I matched up the same metallic drum table with a different chair, and also pulled in two other options in my sketch below. (These are so fun to draw!)

Target Side Tables and Chairs

  1. Candace Arm Chair (Garden Craft Seafoam)
    The feminine lines of this chair are great, and it comes in a bunch of patterns and colors.

  2. Threshold Silver Drum Accent Table
    A classic shape gets a metallic update.

  3. Safavieh Accent Table (Silver)
    Slender and stylish. A cute little table just big enough to set a drink down on.

  4. Threshold Rope Wrapped Accent Table with Hammered Metal Top
    The rope detail would be at home in a beachy setting, but the hammered metal and geometric base give it a bit of edge that helps the table work with a more modern style too.

  5. Safavieh Sasha Club Chair (Tan)
    Such a great, neutral chair. Would be perfect as a pair facing a sofa.

NatureBox Giveaway

I’m working with NatureBox again today with a giveaway for two of my readers to win!

NatureBox Snacks

I always have a snack in my bag in case I’m out with the kids and they need a little something, and on days when I teach, I make sure to bring something to tide me over until I get home. I leave the house right after breakfast, and then when I get back in the early afternoon, I have to nurse the baby before I can make lunch for myself. I usually grab something from our NatureBox delivery because the snacks are healthy and tasty, and they have enough variety (over 100 options!) that I don’t get bored bringing the same thing every time.

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NatureBox

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NatureBox is a subscription service that delivers your choice of snacks each month, with free shipping in the continental US. They work with a nutritionist to insure that the snacks are made with no high fructose corn syrup, partially hydrogenated oils, or trans fats. No artificial sweeteners, flavors, or colors either. Each bag has 3-5 servings, and you can choose different snacks each month so you’re always discovering something new (or you can stick to your favorites, of course). Brandon loves their Sea Salt Pop Pops so we always choose that for one of our snacks, and then I like to mix up the other options to try something new each time.

NatureBox Snacks Giveaway

Giveaway

NatureBox is offering a free trial for new US and Canadian subscribers (not valid on gift subscriptions, and can’t be combined with other offers). If you join, you’ll get a free sample box of some of their most loved snacks!

You can also enter the giveaway: browse all of the snacks that NatureBox offers right here. Which would you like to try? Let me know in the comments, and you’ll be entered to win one of two free 6-month subscriptions to NatureBox! This giveaway is open to readers in the US and Canada only, and entries must be received by midnight CDT, April 23, after which two winners will be drawn randomly. Good luck!

Adopt an Idea from ‘The New Bohemians’

The New Bohemians, Justina Blakeney

The New Bohemians by Justina Blakeney, of The Jungalow, just went on sale today and I’m helping kick off her blogger book tour! The book features photos by Dabito of twenty homes divided into sub-styles like The Modern, Romantic, or Maximal Bohemian, with DIY projects at the end of each section. The images are gorgeous and fun to flip through, but you can also dive deeper to get an idea of who lives in each home and see how they embody bohemian style in various ways.

The New Bohemians, Justina Blakeney

I like to revisit my favorite interior design books over and over, because I get something different out of them each time. I could be looking for layouts, color combinations, or certain pieces of furniture, and with a specific search in mind, I often pick up on things I may have not have noticed the first (or fifth!) time around. That’s why I love the “Adopt an Idea” section at the end of each home tour in The New Bohemians; Justina highlights a few interesting ideas that you may have missed otherwise. Here are a few of my favorites…

The New Bohemians Book: Adopt an Idea

Paint it Black

Erica’s dressers are all glossy and black. If you have an old dresser that needs a little love, paint in black. Add brass hardware for shine and let it patina.

Adopt an Idea from the home of Erica Tanov & Steven Emerson, p. 217 (pictured above)

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Window Win

It can be tough to know how to decorate around a low window, so when in doubt, add plants! Plant an indoor garden on a low bench: The plants will get the light they need, but you’ll still benefit from the light, too.

Adopt an Idea from the home of Anne Parker & Alea Joy, p.77

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Shape Up

Paint a shape, for instance a blue rectangle, on the wall and hang a shelf painted to match. The result is an instant art installation where you can store and display your favorite objects.

Adopt an Idea from the home of Justina Blakeney & Jason Rosencrantz, p. 289

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Create a Wall

If you’re short on wall space, float your bed in the center of the room and use the headboard as an additional wall. Then use space behind the bed to maximize storage.

Adopt an Idea from the home of Marika Wagle, p. 49 (pictured below)

The New Bohemians Book: Adopt an Idea

There are three or four design tips for each featured home in the book, and of course plenty of other information shared throughout, so the above examples are just a fraction of what’s inside. The New Bohemians is available now, and you can check Justina’s book tour to see who else will be featuring more from the book each day.

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