Reimagined, repurposed, and recycled, the following eight cool solutions for your bedside should get you thinking beyond boring tables.
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This Boston photographer’s flat is contained to a 1,500-square-foot space. A folding bed and pullout bedside tables make the transition from photography studio to bedroom painless.
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Athens, Greece, the cradle of classical architecture, is home to this modern renovation of an 810-square-foot apartment. Two of Llot Llov's Matt pendants snake around Muuto wall hooks to provide bedside lighting, while an invisible wall-hung shelf allows books to do the heavy lifting.
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In a quiet corner of the famed Spanish party island, rug designer Nani Marquina and photographer Albert Font have carved out a serene, site-sensitive home. A Losanges rug by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, part of Marquina’s 2011 collection, anchors the master bedroom. On the low wood table is a Básica Mínima lamp from Santa & Cole, and the kilim pillows, available online and in Marquina’s Barcelona shop, are by Philippe Xerri.
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Working with a limited footprint, a daunting slope, and killer views, architect Bruce Bolander went vertical with a secluded canyon house in Malibu. A colorful, laminate-clad wall of storage stretches seamlessly from the kitchen to the bedroom, where a repurposed speaker stand serves as the bedside table.
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Thanks to Matthew Hufft, their envelope-pushing architect and longtime friend, Hannah and Paul Catlett have a new home in southwestern Missouri that’s a fresh, unconventional take on the traditional farmhouse. He built the walnut bed and nightstands in the master bedroom with the help of Hannah’s two brothers. The bedside lights are Tolomeo classic wall lamps by Artemide.
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The super's unit was anything but in this Upper West side co-op, however architect Brad Zizmor saw potential in the apartment nobody could love. The master bedroom has a custom ramp for the dachshund at the foot of the bed and an oversize birch-veneer pendant lamp. The bedside tables are actually CD cases affixed to the wall.
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Matt Jacobson doesn’t just abide by the mantra “less is more,” he wholeheartedly embraces it. His Southern California home is a compact ode to minimal living. Prized possessions that made the cut: A George Nelson Half-Nelson lamp sits atop an Alexander Girard bedside table.