Remember the vintage leather suitcase I picked during my Saturday thrifting?
There's a good reason I was so excited to finally find this little guy.
My side of the bed looks like this:
I know. In his defense, I have both a night stand and a dresser to hold all my stuff and he only has this dresser. I've been plotting for awhile to do away with this mess, and I thought a vintage suitcase might be the perfect solution. I have a train case on my dresser that works perfectly for corralling all my cosmetics and jewelry, so when I saw that leather briefcase on Saturday, I knew it could provide storage for Brad and keep our bedroom looking more cohesive.
After a little rearranging, this is what Brad's side of the bed looks like now:
Way better! The bamboo Ikea box that used to hold some notebooks and magazines, now keeps his contact solution, remotes, and glasses handy. A small white saucer serves as a landing place for change, contacts case, and keys.
The suitcase keeps everything from whiteout to books handy, but out of sight.
I really like how streamlined everything is, but I have nagging feeling that the overall look is still not quite right. I know that the lamp is really not in the best place balance-wise, but Brad needs to be able to reach it from the bed. Any suggestions for tweaking things would be greatly appreciated!
For fun, I placed my new glass bowl on the suitcase to see if the extra height would balance things.
I think maybe it helps, but it's not right for the space. Of course, if I'd bought that small blue fan at the Flea Market in PA, or the vintage globe I passed up on Saturday... Oh, well!
Let me know what y'all think, and I'm serious about wanting your suggestions!