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Do you find that you only know something was missing until you add it – often by accident? I was asked by Danish brand Skovby
to photograph the beautiful #833 Bench
. I was originally considering placing it by the kitchen table, or in the hallway – but following my bedroom make-over last week, I realised where it really belongs is at the foot of my bed! If you have the space for one, benches are ideal as they can be used for so many different things – a place to sit and get dressed in the morning, somewhere to enjoy a cup of coffee (it makes a great midpoint between languishing in bed and entering the world!) – or a perfect place to store books and other treasures. Here’s this beauty of a bench, styled two different ways:
1. The dressing bench
Why hop about the room trying to put on socks when you can chill on a bench in style! Place a little basket underneath for slippers or chunky knit socks and blankets. If you feel the chill in the night, you can reach down and grab it, without even rustling the covers!
Any bench will do, as long as it’s the right length. But I have to say, the Skovby #833 Bench
beautiful – and ideal. It’s crafted from solid wood and 170 cm long making it a perfect three-seater and an ideal length for a180 cm wide bed (it’s little sister, the #832 bench
is 120 cm is suitable for narrower ones).
If you prefer a darker look, it’s also available in oak oil and black oak versions – all with the lovely brass detail.
2. The storage bench:
The long surface makes this bench an ideal place for books and other items – a little like a mini library at the foot of your bed! For this styling we also added a vase with lilac from the garden – but I am the first to admit it’s not entirely practical as Per pointed out (while removing countless cushions before settling in for the night!!). I was merely exercising a little artistic license, and it does look pretty, right?
Not only does solid wood have a beautiful patina, it can also last a lifetime when handled with care. Soap and vegetable oils
can help to impregnate, nourish and maintain the wood so it stays beautiful.
Needless to say, I’m keeping this bench right where it is!
Which look / use do you prefer ? Could you imagine having a bench at the end of your bed? Or perhaps you already do!
Have a fabulous, relaxing weekend – see you Monday!
Photography: Niki Brantmark
This post is brought to you in paid partnership with Skovby. All words are my own and I only ever work with brands I love and think you will too! Thank you for supporting the exceptional Scandinavian businesses that make My Scandinavian Home possible.