The story of “The Table and the Plant”
Once upon time, there was a homeowner who was searching for an accent table that could also double as a nightstand for her guest bedroom. After months of searching across stores far and wide, she finally found the perfect table at Target. The table was elated to be chosen and happily settled into its new home. Alas, after a couple of weeks, the table grew lonely and the homeowner knew she had to search for a companion. Because of the table’s attractive marble top and gold accents, when the homeowner came across a leafy, luscious house plant, she knew that it would be the perfect complement to the lonely accent table. Much to the table’s delight, the homeowner introduced the house plant to the table, the pair lived happily ever.
Okay… in all seriousness. If there’s one thing you learn about being homeowners it’s that the projects are never-ending. (And you never complete them as soon as you’d like.) Especially if you’re on a budget, you do what you can, little by little. So it may seem crazy that after an entire year of home ownership, I finally started putting together our guest bedroom. (Notice I didn’t say finish, but I’m hoping to within the next few months.)
My entire house is pretty much decorated in neutrals, mostly in grays and whites, and I was searching for a nightstand that didn’t cost a million dollars from a furniture store to match my theme. As always, Target never lets me down. This particular table is by Nate Berkus at Target. (However, you may have already noticed since I forgot to take the tag off before the pictures.) Unfortunately, it looks like it’s sold out online, but there is a VERY similar option by Threshold also at Target.
I’ve also been really into plants lately. They’re a very natural way to add some greenery and ambiance to any room. Not that I’m very good at keeping them alive… but I figured learning to take care of a plant is all part of this adulating, home ownership thing. This plant is a Marginata, and I love that it’s a little palmy, but also the perfect table size. Another great thing about plants, is that they are pretty affordable, and never really go out of style.
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