Friday, October 11, 2013

Out There

A while back, and I'm talking back when the sun was shining, I was contacted by some rather nice people at Out There Interiors. They very kindly offered to let me review something for them, the only snag was an imminent house move. Some may know, but until August of this year, T & I were renting a room in a supremely dodgy flat in a not quite so lovely bit of the East End. It's only real winning features were the DLR station for work and the view of Canary Wharf (slightly light polluted thanks to the street lamp outside the window). Following his return from a summer away, the mission was on to find a shiny new, more respectable and generally better place to live. Preferrably one where the landlord doesn't think it's acceptable to leave you with no heating and hot water for 6 weeks in  October/November. Yes. Really.

I won't say it was easy, but we did find somewhere that has worked out to be a dream for us. So I thought it was exactly the right time to be looking at shiny new furniture! Although our flat is furnished, our bedroom only had one bedside table. As a wearer of spectacles and lover of ambient light, I quickly put my claim upon the single table and lamp, and left T to fend for himself. But alas, this is no longer a problem...

Chloe Likes To Talk Room Tour 4

Chloe Likes To Talk Out There Interiors White French Nighstand Bedside Table

As you might be able to tell, I've sent T away to have the one we already had, and behold MY shiny new one. I always think that a person's beside table is quite a personal space, and it can probably tell you quite a lot about someone- I, for instance am striving for unnatural tidiness- note that minimal table top, and the headphones poking out of the drawer!

Chloe Likes To Talk Foffa Bike

This little docking station for my iPhone is one of the really old iPod ones, but it's quite useful for knowing where my phone is, and charging it overnight. I am now no the hunt for some small speakers as this dock has a headphone jack socket thingy, but doesn't play any sounds. But, right next to my bed, I don't want anything huge. Life's hard sometimes. The postcard I use as a kind of coaster for my dock is also a little slice of me on my bedside table there. My bike has featured a couple of times on the blog, and my twitter feed has many a reference to cycling antics, this card is actually a shop flyer of sorts, aaaaaaaand it's where my very shiny, very awesome new single speed bike is coming from. Build time is about 2 weeks, so by the end of October I should hopefully be zipping about on something HALF the weight of my current beast. I'm excited at least....

Chloe Likes To Talk Yankee Candle Clean Cotton

I also recently popped my Yankee Candle cherry. I've never really understood the hype around them and found them to be extortionately expensive, but this one was reduced to £17.99 (available HERE). Whilst I still think that's an expensive candle, I couldn't resist the scent of clean cotton, a total weakness of mine, and I'm reassured that it doesn't seem to be burning down to speedily, and the scent is pretty much perfectly balance. 

Now that we don't live in our room full time, and have actual living space, and everything, going up in the world, y'know?! Sorry, I'll stop now. Anyway, now we use our bedroom for sleeping and dressing pretty much exclusively, I like to keep it feeling like a place of relative calm and peace, and for me nothing says calm and peace like ambient light, pleasant scents and everything being in it's place. To many, the addition of my French style bedside table will sound completely trivial, as will no longer having to spend all our down time in our bedroom, but I can't begin to tell you how stressful our old place was to live in, and our move, along with little things like having somewhere to put my glasses before I go to sleep and not having to get out of bed to switch off the light, being able to have a photograph out, my totally amazing Harry Potter Studio Tour Butterbeer glass of water next to the bed rather than a gymnastic move over T on the table. Oh yeah.... 


Out There Interiors Nightstand French Style White

Come on, you know you love it too.

*This product was sent to me for review purposes with many thanks to Out There Interiors. All news, views and reviews are my own* 


Unknown said...

Brilliant post. I love your bedroom furniture.

Maria Fallon said...

This bedside table is divine although you are FAR too today, I have piles of stuff all over mine!

Maria xxx

Temporary:Secretary said...

I have a similar bedside table! I was excited when it arrived, always excited for more storage!! x