5 Unique Bedroom Nightstands

These designer rooms say nighty-night to predictable matching nightstands, and hello to creative bedside alternatives. Follow their lead to get the look for your bedroom.

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The night tables in this guest bedroom are actually not tables at all, but sugar presses, used in 19th-century, Spanish Colonial Philippines, and salvaged and repurposed by furniture designer/importer Tucker Robbins, who discovered them 20 years ago.

"These were originally used as a mechanical tool, in pairs, to crush sugar cane," explains designer Clodagh, author of Total Design. "They are made from precious satinwood, sanded and waxed for a beautiful patina."

Large enough to hold a lamp or book, these tables don't get in the way, says the designer. Because they are for a guest room and not a bedroom used all the time, the fact that they have no drawers is not a problem.

"I especially love the fact that the round presses have no sharp edges to bump hips and foreheads on," says Clodagh, who, in addition to hunting down unusual pieces, also frequently designs nightstands for her clients to provide all of the comfort and convenience she wants them to enjoy. "Whatever you select as a side table in your bedroom, be sure that it is easily accessible, with close proximity to the bed so that your book and lamp are within arm's reach."

Photo by Daniel Aubry
Designer: Clodagh, www.clodagh.com
Source: Tucker Robbins, www.tuckerrobbins.com

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