We were recently contacted by Chairish and asked if we were interested in designing a styleboard for them based around one of their numerous fabulous accent chairs. We were totally inspired and up for the challenge. Chairish is an online store where people can buy and sell beautiful pre-loved pieces of home furnishings.
We had a variety of chairs provided to us (via photos) and were asked to design a whole space around that one chair. Who doesn’t like to play designer and pretend they are putting together a room for a very important client (thyself) and create a totally gorgeous design! This was totally right up our alley. LOVE it. We suggested to Holly at Chairish that Natasha and I both create a design separately to see what we come up with. She was totally into it.
It’s funny because when we both had completed our designs and seen each others, we weren’t surprised at all what chair we each ended up choosing and the overall designs around it. Each of our designs completely represent each of our styles and personalities. It was so much fun to go ‘pretend shopping’ at Chairish, and some of our favourite decor stores such as Pottery Barn, Anthropologie & Pier 1 Imports and choose whatever our little hearts desired. Price a non issue of course. Oh a girl can dream!
Laura’s Styleboard Items:
Rosette Pinstripe Quilt from Anthropologie
Clift Glass Table Lamp Base in Egglant from Pottery Barn
Vintage Clock from Pottery Barn
Silver Side Table from Chairish
French Victorian Wall Mirror from Chairish
Violetta Bench in Lavender from Chairish
Antique Cast Iron Candle Sconces from Chairish
Turkish Metal Vase from Pottery Barn
Purple Channel Back Wing Chair Purple from Chairish
Silver Flower Frame from Pier 1 Imports
Hayworth Rosette Lamp from Pier 1 Imports
Mirrored Bedside Table from Pottery Barn
Flounce Pillow Purple from Pier 1 Imports
Shimmering Sunset Pillow from Anthropologie
DIOR Hardcover Book from Pottery Barn
Laura: I loved this design challenge! When I scrolled through the pictures of chair choices it was a no brainer when I laid my eyes on the deep purple chair. First of all, purple is my FAVE colour and the style of the chair was perfect. I instantly pictured it in a bedroom. My dream bedroom!
The pieces I chose are simply pieces that I love and would purchase for my own home (if I had no budget of course!). I like to mix old with new, traditional and modern, pieces that don’t always match, and odd numbered items. Like groupings of 3’s and 5’s, not in 2’s. Three candles, not just two, that kinda thing. Just visually more interesting to me.
I actually went way over board when ‘online shopping‘ for pieces to fill my bedroom design. I ended up having to delete many items just because they all wouldn’t fit on the screen! I know! I had a huge dark black antique dresser, a stunning stand alone antique mirrored jewelry box and an absolutely gorgeous Turkish area rug for the bedroom sitting area.
So basically I wanted the room to look warm and cozy, romantic, feminine and elegant. A room where you can just curl up in the big fluffy bed, light candles, sip on tea and read a book. Ahhhh… sounds perfect!
Ironically Natasha said that this design resembles my real bedroom in many ways. I agree, only this online version would be the ‘high end’ design and my actual bedroom (sadly) would be the ‘bargain‘ design. ha!
Live Phalaenopsis Orchid in Glass Vase from Pottery Barn
Vintage Yellow Vase via Etsy
Graphic Printed Basket from West Elm
Modern Honeycomb Lamp Shade via Etsy
Green High Back Tufted Broyhill Chairs from Chairish
Ludlow Trunk Side Table from Pottery Barn
Barr-Co. Candle from Anthropologie
Mandarin Solid Square Tuck Pillow from West Elm
Ivory Throw from West Elm
Petal Patch Rug from Anthropologie
Natasha: It was love at first sight. The moment I saw the pair of beautiful Green High Back Tufted Broyhill Chairs, I just knew they were the chairs for me. 😉 They are bright, bold & totally reminiscent of the 70’s which I adore. They certainly take any boring old room to bright & cheery in an instant!
I love mixing vintage pieces with modern and tend to lean towards more minimal (but cozy!) designs. That said, I combined all those elements within my styleboard and came up with a 70’s Inspired Modern Vintage theme. Colourful, clean, & simple.
As you can probably guess based on my styleboard choices, I am a big fan of colour. Whether that be in home decor, clothing or nail polish – I’m always all-for a pop of colour! Adding a bright accent chair to a room is a great, simple way to refresh a space.
What is your design style? We’d love to hear from you!
Laura & Natasha xo