These Peakaboo Nesting Tables from CB2 are at the top of my list. Nearly invisible when tucked into each other, I would hang artwork all the way down behind the table for a nice layered look.
A nice example of how the lucite disappears when tucked in between two chairs, and a nice alternative to the traditional bed/bench combo. (Source ??)
The Nora Accent Table from Restoration Hardware certainly meets my 'not clunky' requirement, but may be better suited beside a reading chair to hold a tea cup instead of bedside.
No bubble gum pink for this girl, but both of these options from PB Teen look mighty grown up in glossy white. I even like the striking orange color of the top cubes.
A retro-ish TV tray look from 1st Dibs.
These Nesting Hexagons from West Elm would be a sunny way to wake up in the morning.
I love how these little beauties, featured in a Design Sponge house tour add a little ornateness to this crisp room.
Oh, how great it would be to top my table with Hermes boxes to hold all the hairbands, earrings and pens that collect on the night stand. (Source, again ???)
My other idea is to take a more traditional side table and nestle my little stool underneath it. I always love when people do this in their entryway, and I think it would make for a nice spot to perch when setting the alarm or putting on shoes.
This fits my forever color philosophy of contrasting dark and light.
This would be perfect for me, with the little stool upholstered in a bold pattern like zebra. Image: Decorology.
Tables, stools and benches all nestled into one entryway. A great storage idea for the beside.