Bedside Lighting

The designer Benjamin Noriega-Ortiz said, “Light is the magical ingredient that makes or breaks a space; it’s one of the most important elements in all interiors.” He’s so right! Sadly, often times lighting a space becomes an afterthought. Here are 4 of my favorite tips for lighting that cozy place we love to spend cold winter nights in – our bedrooms.

Lights placed next to your bed not only create warmth and ambience, they also fulfill a purpose.

Lights placed next to your bed not only create warmth and ambience, they also fulfill a purpose. Make sure whatever type of lighting you use is placed high enough so that the light shines down on that page-turning novel you can’t get enough of.

While symmetry is beautiful and stately, having different lamps on each side of the bed helps a space feel less formal; so choose lighting that reflects your personal style and story.

Don’t be afraid to mix and match! While symmetry is beautiful and stately, having different lamps on each side of the bed helps a space feel less formal; so choose lighting that reflects your personal style and story.

A smartly chosen floor lamp on one side of the bed and a table lamp on the other is a handsome solution.

Use floor lamps. Yes, that’s right, try using a floor lamp next to your bed. Many of us don’t have space in our apartments or guest bedrooms to have nightstands on both sides of the bed. A smartly chosen floor lamp on one side of the bed and a table lamp on the other is a handsome solution.

 Free up your nightstand for some beautiful flowers or stylish books by placing sconces next to your bed instead of traditional lamps.

I love sconces; they are jewelry for your wall, and who doesn’t love jewelry?! Free up your nightstand for some beautiful flowers or stylish books by placing sconces next to your bed instead of traditional lamps. Sconces are beauty and function all rolled up in one.

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Brittany’s Pick

Nothing says luxury like a tufted velvet bed! After a long day out and about the city, my favorite thing to do is cuddle under the covers with a good book in the safety and comfort of my own home. What better bed to relax in than the Cleo?

Nothing says luxury like this velvet tufted bed with nailheads.

She’s got the durability of your favorite pair of jeans and the decadence of a strawberry covered in chocolate. The velvet tufts create an air of elegance and high class; the brass studs give her a feeling of warmth, depth and humility. It’s the best of both worlds – working hard for you money, and then enjoying the benefits of it – all wrapped up in one.

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We’re Hiring

We're looking for creative minds and hard-working people.

We’re looking for someone awesome! Our purchasing team needs a new fearless leader so we’re on the hunt for the perfect person. This position is an integral part of Alice Lane so if you’re hard working, love the business side of beautiful design, and are ready to lead a small team please send a brief introductory email along with your resume to jobs@alicelanehome.com with the subject line “Purchasing.”

Responsibilities include:

  • Pricing extensive amounts of custom upholstery and casegoods in short periods of time
  • Working with designers and store stylists to process client orders
  • Entering large, complex orders into POS system
  • Submitting accurate orders to vendors and quickly responding to their questions
  • Managing the process of following up on orders with vendors and communicating updates to clients
  • Working with vendors to ensure that time sensitive orders arrive on time
  • Creating processes to support large team of designers and store stylists
  • Collaborating with management team to solve problems and streamline pricing and ordering
  • Frequent interaction with finance team to ensure accurate billing by vendors

Job Requirements:

  • Experience pricing custom furniture and working directly with vendors
  • Strong computer skills required, confidence with Excel a plus
  • Exceptional customer service skills and pleasant demeanor
  • Ability to communicate clearly in tough situations
  • Confident managing hundreds of client orders
  • Remarkable organizational skills
  • Experience managing a small team is preferred
  • Self-motivated and hard working

The End of Bed Bench

The end-of-bed bench. It’s the place to sit and put on your shoes in the morning before you head out the door. The place that holds a couple of your favorite books and a chunky knit throw for you to pick up whenever you find a spare second to relax.

The end-of-bed bench. It’s the place to sit and put on your shoes in the morning before you head out the door.

It’s a place to watch TV until you’re tired enough to actually climb into  bed and fall asleep for the night. A place to sit and chat with the one you love about how your day went.  And hopefully for most it’s a combination of a lot of these things together.

If you have the space, the use of an end-of-bed bench completes the overall feel and look of a bedroom. It’s the icing on the cake really.

If you have the space, the use of an end-of-bed bench completes the overall feel and look of a bedroom. It’s the icing on the cake really. An end-of-bed bench can really be a pair of ottomans, a settee, a pair of chairs, or even a small sofa. Depending on how you use your space, one option may serve you better than another.

For instance if you’re not one to spend too much time in your bedroom, perhaps a pair of small ottomans or bench will serve you well for a quick place to sit down and put on your shoes.

For instance if you’re not one to spend too much time in your bedroom, perhaps a pair of small ottomans or bench will serve you well for a quick place to sit down and put on your shoes. Or if you’re the person that spends time lounging in your bedroom throughout the day, a daybed or chaise at the foot of your bed will accommodate those moments of relaxation.

If you have children, maybe a small sofa or even a minimal seating group at the end of your bed can serve as a place to gather together.

If you have children, maybe a small sofa or even a minimal seating group at the end of your bed can serve as a place to gather together. So take a look at your space and think of how you use your own bedroom to see what end-of-bed piece will work best for you.

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[photos from Home Bunch, Arkpad, Elle Decor, Madeline Stuart]

Kiana’s Pick

Something that will take your fall/winter bed to the next level whilst you read a good book with a cup of hot cocoa and bing watch a whole series on Netflix is our Belgian linen sheets.

Something that will take your fall/winter bed to the next level whilst you read a good book with a cup of hot cocoa and bing watch a whole series on Netflix is our Belgian linen sheets.

We all know that linen sheets keep you cooler in the summer, but they are also great at keeping you warm in the winter!

I know what you’re thinking – linen in the winter?! We all know that linen sheets keep you cooler in the summer, but they are also great at keeping you warm in the winter! They’re just luxurious and versatile like that. Another setback people think of when they think of linen sheets is the upkeep.

Well, when it comes to our Belgian linens, they only get better the more they are used.

Well, when it comes to our Belgian linens, they only get better the more they are used. The fibers become stronger, softer, and wrinkle less, and they will last you 8 – 10 years! They are surprisingly simple to clean too. Throw them into the washer on a gentle cycle with medium temperature water. Then dry for 20 minutes and let them do the rest of the drying outside the machine. Clean and no wrinkles!

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