Monday, February 2, 2015


*All thoughts and opinions expressed in this post are my own. No compensation was provided for this post. *

I recently discovered an amazing online design resource! Chairish, an exclusive, curator approved, online marketplace for vintage and used furniture has a wealth of unique home accents sure to make any design lover's heart skip a beat. I was asked to share my taste for color in Chairish's White to Bright Styleboard Challenge.  The challenge was to take a space from white to bright by creating a styleboard around one of Chairish's vintage rugs. Of course, I gladly accepted the challenge!

Although I can certainly appreciate a neutral design scheme, I love bold color! However, I understand that it can be hard to step away from basic neutrals when choosing a color palette for a room.

Going bold is a big decision but it doesn't have to be scary or difficult. It's really not as hard as one may think and can actually be quite fun!

With all of the cold dreary winter weather we've been having here on the east coast,  I thought it would be fun to create a space that evokes a feeling of a warmer climates and brighter surroundings. My styleboard welcomes spring with a chic and fun breakfast nook.  I took my room from white to bright by using rich color and luxe texture and chic detail.  Check out Chairish's fabulous collection of rugs here. You won't be disappointed! I chose to use Chairish's naturally distressed, handmade Grass Green Abrash Turkish Rug as the starting point for my styleboard.

Design Details:

The vintage turkish rug grounds the space and mimics the look of a freshly cut lawn with its over-dyed green hue.  Perfect for spring! The classic tulip style marble topped table provides a sophisticated chic contrast to all the color used in the space.  I used the framed floral art to pull in more colors and compliment the garden feel that the turkish rug provides. The stunningly unique chain draped chandelier makes such a statement and would be a great conversation piece. I also included a few accessories to add charm. The etageres, although neutral in color, feature an amazing intricate design that makes them absolute showstoppers.  The exotic stool adds a glam factor with its upholstered zebra fabric and gilded base. The antique Chinese vase adds more great color and a hint of global flair.

What I Used:

I also used several other Chairish antique and vintage pieces to pull together the stylish look.  Here's a full list of the furnishings and accessories featured in the styleboard.

Saarinen Tulip Style Marble Table

Gray Etagere

Antique Gilded Wooden Zebra Ottoman

Antique Chinese Vase

Floral Art

Sapphire Blue Dining Chair

Chain Chandelier

Fuchsia Curtain Panel

Ready to add a unique touch to your home decor?  Head over to Chairish for a look at their amazing collection of antiques and vintage home decor finds!


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