Katy Elliott

A daily design journal about new england life, home decorating resources, and renovating a 257-year-old house in Marblehead, MA.

Shaker Side Tables

Posted on | October 28, 2009 | 5 Comments


I had my linen sent out for a tufted headboard for my bedroom. I need to start thinking about nightstands instead of pretty coverlets. Right now, our bed is on the floor with nothing but a digital alarm clock by our side, classy. I can’t wait for the room to get renovated. I’m tired of living like a college kid. It’s just plain embarrassing.

I’ve been cruising craigslist for weeks looking for affordable nightstands. The legs are never quite right—always too bulky and 80’s. I really like shaker style furniture and think it fits the overall feel of my house. The above side tables are available as a kits (or finished) from Shaker Workshops. The Shaker Candle Stand on the left goes for $130 and the Enfield Shaker Side table for $270. Totally affordable. The kit includes sand paper, stain, and other tools to help you put the piece together. Maybe I could get the Candle Stand to try it out? Check out more furniture styles available including chairs, beds, and accessories: shakerworshop.com.

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Green and Red Suzani Coverlet

Posted on | October 28, 2009 | 9 Comments


Last night I spotted this suzani coverlet on uzbek-craft.com. I love the green with the red accents. Maybe for my bedroom? Is it too much pattern? Images of the coverlet folded up at the bottom of my bed appeared in my dreams all night. If I love something this much I should just buy it, right?

I have two sides of my decorating personality: rustic/minimal vs. floral patterns covering every inch. I need to find a way for these too styles to reconcile. Colorful floral textiles are like crack that make me forget all my plans and click “buy it now” without even a thinking twice of the consciousness. Check out more suzani pillows and coverlets on uzbek-craft.com.

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