A few months back we renewed our lease on our home for another year. I'm sure if you're also renting you might have felt the same that the house wasn't going to be something permanent so you never really made it a home. When I first moved out of home I bought the basics, I didn't want to go crazy pinterest style because I didn't know what I wanted or needed and looking back I am so glad I didn't. Instead in the last few months we have been slowly adding pieces that we felt were missing and making decisions that felt the most like us. We picked up two mid-century chairs which are the most comfortable things I have ever sat on. We have my brother building us a minimal bed frame & I have switched out impulse clothes shopping for impulse plant shopping.
The latest piece we have added is our bench. I live with a minimalist so we wanted something that could be versatile. For us it was the perfect piece of furniture that could chameleon as a tv stand, a coffee table, seating or for an artwork/art book display. Then I found the perfect one by Ethnicraft via Retrojan. It is a beautiful timber and has thick legs which can be positioned in multiple ways under the bench top.
So I thought I would dedicate a post to my new love & style it up in new ways that don't include its usual purpose - seating. I hope this inspires you look at your versatile pieces and how styling can breathe new life into them.
First up, the ACCESSORY Bench.
Notes; Bench via Retrojan, Marble Tray (similar here) Peace Print & Stay You Print
Details; Le Labo Fragrance, Palm Beach Candle, Posse Sandals (Blush), Gingham Sandals (on sale here) Lack of Colour Hats (shop here)
This concept would be stunning either in a entry way or your bedroom. Line up your hats along the wall (3M hooks will be your friend if you're renting), add some of your favourite prints, your perfumes, candles and even some of your favourite shoes and use them as decor.
SEcondly, the bench bed head.
Notes; Bench via Retrojan, Marble Tray (similar here) Fingers Crossed Print, Bed Threads Linen Duvet
Details; Aesop Face Mist, Palm Beach Candle, Lack of Colour Hat (shop here), Nespresso Espresso Cup & Saucer, Old issues of RUSSH.
No bed-side table? No worries. Place a bench at either the head or the foot of your bed to store your bedroom details. A candle, a face mist, an espresso, books to flick through in the morning, what more do you need? I love that the feet of the bench and set in from the edge so that the piece of timber almost looks floating when you add your pillows in front.
GO-TO PRODUCTS FOR AN INSTANT STYLE UPDATE
In the next few weeks I will be switching my studio room around to avoid the summer heat so let me know if you like these types of blog posts and I can shoot the studio next.
Lastly, a huge thank you to Retrojan for working on this post with me