As you probably know, we love a peek inside of someone’s fridge or a studied glance inside their bathroom cabinet. We learn so much about each other and garner inspiration from these private snapshots. The newest target in our Behind Closed Doors series shifts the focus to an equally intimate setting, the nightstand. This is where we gather the books and magazines that send us off into the night, the first and last things we hold each day and the images and trinkets we hold most dear. Our first subject is the stylish and savvy, Kimille Taylor. Here’s the designer on her own night table.
I love my messy bedside stacks. It’s the one place in my apartment where a mess doesn’t bother me at all.
Weekly if not daily, I talk with friends, colleagues, strangers on the subway, on planes or in a restaurant and we exchange book recommendations. Those stacks represent not only those people and those experiences but also the many wonderful things in my life that I don’t want to take for granted, like the leisure time I’ve created to spend with friends and to enjoy reading, my curiosity and desire to know something about many things from epigenetics to fashion, from fiction to selfhelp and from famous people to spirituality.
I recently read a quote that said there is nothing that can’t be cured by a good meal or a good book. There have been many times in my life where books have been the balm I’ve needed to escape, learn, laugh and remind me of my path.