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The humble nightstand. It’s meant to give us a place to hold all the things we need to reach from the comfort of bed, but it often becomes covered in books, loose change and alarm clocks that can be far from pretty –  ultimately morphing into a “catch all” of clutter.

The good news is – it’s an easy fix!  Spending just a bit of time and money styling a nightstand can make a huge difference in a bedroom.  The first and last thing you see in your day deserves to be pleasing, uncluttered, and a reflection of your taste.

Here are some examples of nightstands we’ve styled over the years:

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One of the most important details when styling a nightstand is to ensure proper lighting. This pretty bedroom boasts a gorgeous winged headboard, so we chose a sconce with an adjustable arm to accommodate the depth of the headboard.  We love the look of layered accessories – signature Corea Sotropa detailing!

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This bedroom is from our Woodbine project that we featured on the blog a few weeks ago. We had the nightstands custom built narrower than average to accommodate the smallish space.  We added a scalloped backplate to give the illusion of a larger table.

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Closed storage by the bed is essential for keeping necessary bedtime knik-knaks out of sight. This table has multiple, deep drawers which can even serve for clothing storage. Because the bedroom is meant to be an intimate sanctuary, the nightstand is an ideal place to display your most cherished mementos and photographs.

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We’re in love with this hand-distressed nightstand!  It provides a bold pop of colour into this master suite, and proves that all the furniture in a room does not have to be perfectly matched to work well in a space.

We hope this post gives you some inspiration for your own bedroom sanctuary!

The Calgary Interior Design firm, Corea Sotropa is known for their sophisticated but fresh approach to residential and hospitality interiors. Please get in touch for all your interior design needs!

 

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This week on the blog, we reveal a charming master bedroom with some ingenious space saving touches and an Ikea hack!

We used a soft, feminine color pallete with little touches of polished nickle to add sparkle throughout.  We used wallpaper on one accent wall to anchor the bed to the wall.

woodbine-master-bedroom-image-1The dimensions of the room are on the petite side, so we had smaller-than-average floating custom nightstands built in.  This gave the clients more space and the “hotel” feel they wanted in the room.

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We used the Ikea “Pax” wardrobe for closet space, but switched out the existing pre-made doors for custom built with antiqued mirror fittings.  The effect is stunning!

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We are thrilled with the results!  Let us know what you think!

The Calgary Interior Design firm, Corea Sotropa is known for their sophisticated but fresh approach to residential and hospitality interiors. Please get in touch for all your interior design needs!

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While flipping through design magazines, surfing style blogs and binge watching HGTV, one thing becomes abundantly clear – there are literally thousands of different design aesthetics.  Traditional, cozy, modern, formal, relaxed – the list goes on and on….and on!

This week on the blog, we reveal a living room sure to appeal to those with a very refined sense of style.  Lots of light, clean lines, neutral colour palette, and loads of architectural interest.  Little touches of glamour and colour throughout the room give it a personality unique to the client.

We installed custom built-ins to house all of the AV equipment and showcase personal mementos.  To hide any power cords and a TV screen jutting out into the room, we had the builder create a recess where the screen hangs.  Gorgeous!

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The vertical lines created by the leading edge detail drapery accentuate the high ceiling. Pops of pretty lavender and violet throughout the space soften the feel of the room and add a feminine touch.

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What really completes this room are the stunning details and accessories.  The mementos we choose to display in our homes tell the story of who we are – our interests, our travels, our families.  And who doesn’t like a little bling!  Little touches of sparkle can be seen throughout –  the throw cushions, the vase, and table lamp all add some glamour to the space.

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We love the finished product!  Let us know what you think in the comments below!

The Calgary Interior Design firm, Corea Sotropa is known for their sophisticated but fresh approach to residential and hospitality interiors. Please get in touch for all your interior design needs!

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