The last thing you want after getting tucked into bed a night is to have to get back up and hunt around for a tissue or glass of water. Naturally, keeping a well-stocked bedside table is the best line of defense against such annoyances. Check how your essentials measure up to House Beautiful's nightstand checklist after the jump...
Interior designer Phoebe Howard's list for House Beautiful includes several items we can relate to, such as a tissue box and something to read, but we had to laugh when we read the last item: a mint julep cup with fresh cut flowers. Rather specific, no? Do you think we could slide by with a regular old vase? See the rest of House Beautiful's checklist here, then let us know what you've got on your bedside table (extra points if it includes a mint julep cup).
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