IMG_1727 (1)If you’re like me, you’re never completely satisfied with your home decor. I return to the same quarters of my studio looking for ways to refresh and revive what I feel is an outdated piece (even if I’ve only just bought it). Is it that my taste is constantly changing or am I a glutton for the self torment that takes place when I enter a Home Goods store? The answer is not clear.

Now, the big pieces, like this night stand are staples I won’t get rid of, probably ever (another piece of the puzzle – hoarding). I’ve had this one for about 3 years. I found it at a furniture outlet store in Fountain Valley. It was extremely affordable and looks super luxurious next to my old bed spread (it’s only 5 months old, but I’ve had enough of it already). I bought two and have them setup completely different. The other one is being used as a traditional nightstand with a lamp and some framed photos. But since I have this odd wall that angles, I had to make this nightstand more of a wall feature.

When I’m looking for furniture or decor for my home, I usually start with one piece I really love and go from there. I’m obsessed with mirrors so when I found this one, I jumped on it. It was a killer find at TJ Maxx + Home Goods in Costa Mesa (one of favorites), only $129. Because it has gold and silver accents, it fits in perfectly with the rest of my furniture.

The little details really set the tone. I know that sounds counter intuitive, but in this case it’s true. I tried to pair the grandness of the nightstand and the mirror with a somewhat younger feel using this adorable marquee LOVE sign (that actually lights up with just 3 double AA batteries) from Michaels. This was on sale during the holidays for just $19.99. My obsession with topiaries is real, and it’s not going away. Found these cuties and the stands at the same store I found the mirror. These are things I can’t pass up when I see them. Lord help me!

Lastly, I love fresh flowers and try to have some in my home all the time. These orchids are from Ikea, and I managed to keep them alive for about 5 months now. The vase is an oldie but a goodie, it’s from Ikea as well. I’ve had that vase for about 7 years now. It’s seen 4 different homes and always managed to find a spot on a shelf somewhere.

There you have it, a nightstand revived. I can’t explain how happy this little corner of my home makes me, for now. Thank you Ikea & Home Goods!


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