About a week ago, I was contacted by a really sweet gal named Holly about possibly participating in a posting event for the company she works for, Chairish. Chairish is new to me, but I am so thrilled that I found out about it. It is a curated online store for vintage and used furniture, home accessories, jewelry, etc. They also carry a huge selection of rugs, all of which are super unique and really beautiful. They have the most incredible things, and I had a blast perusing the shop — there was hardly anything that I wouldn’t want for my own home.
Holly asked if I would select a rug from a file that she sent me containing some really amazing ones, and then create a room around it. Knowing how much I love making styleboards, I couldn’t say no. 🙂
This is the rug I chose. The deep blues and turquoises really drew my attention, and immediately I was inspired.
I also found this sofa on the Chairish website, and I love it’s traditional lines and linen-y white color. I thought it would be a pretty mix with the more contemporary vibe that the rug lends.
And then, the clouds opened up and the angels starting singing, because I found this chair. Perhaps the most perfect chair for this rug. This traditional chair is updated with super-modern fabric and piping in a contrasting color. The perfect balancing piece for my room.
And here we have it. 🙂 For the furniture, I kept it all pretty traditional with touches of the modern turquoise color. The legs all have a little bit in common with one another. And I loved how that console table mimics the squares on the rug — perfect three-dimensional design!
For accessories, I pulled some blues out of the rug that I thought worked and were pretty. And brass metal accents give this living room an updated, contemporary feel while still being a nice old-European throwback. I tried to blend different styles, textures, and eras for a really well-rounded, collected-over-time look.
Thanks so much to Holly and Chairish for asking me to participate. I had a blast!