Thursday, July 31, 2014

Chairish Design Board | Buy. Sell. Adore.

Hello All,

Since Summer began, I have been spending as much time as I can on the shoreline with my family and friends. I am often taken away with the simplicity of beach living and it truly feels like I am at home by the water.  I celebrate the minimalist in me.. all you need is the basics. 
No clutter. Easy living.

I have been inspired daily, but I am enjoying spending time with my loved ones. I have so many inspirations waiting in the wings and can't wait to execute all of my ideas when Summer closes.    

Recently Chairish contacted me to put together a style board for a room that reflects my flair. For those of you who don't know, Chairish is an online boutique for upscale, unique, vintage pieces.  They have been featured in Elle Decor, Domaine, House of Beautiful, InStyle, and many more.  The prices are listed, but a "make an offer" option is available.  

The database is super easy to navigate through and is filled with beautiful one-of-a-kind Curator picks listed by city.  Whatever your style from Mid-Century Modern, Eclectic, Traditional, Cottage or Glam...this is the place to find something special for your room.

The decision:  I first selected the inspiration for my Living Room which is this Coco Chanel style pink velvet accent chair and I directed the room from there.  Here are some other vintage accent chairs that are available.

The Traditional lines of the chair are classic, but the bold pink fabric makes this piece stand out and puts a new twist on Grandma's hand me down.  

A place for your tush: I then selected some seating that I felt would compliment this gorgeous pink chair.  The boldness of the pattern on the black and beige couch and the artwork take this rooms personality up a notch and keeps things interesting.  

In keeping with my own rules, I brought in most of the color with pillows, art and accessories.  By repeating the bright pink color in the room it draws in a sense of cohesiveness and highlights the inspiration color.  

Knick Knack paddy wack, give the dog a bone: The 1960's Convex mirrorEstee Lauder dog portrait, designer books, and a glossy pink box with a Swarovski antler handle inject timeless tradition into the room.  

Masculine edgeI love the look of a side table with an ottoman pushed underneath it. This gives the ottoman dual purpose--a space saver under a desk AND extra seating for when you have guests.  Not to mention it can turn an otherwise boring small wall or a small area within your room into another glorious focal point.  This Ralph Lauren navy pinstripe ottoman is stunning.  It reminds me of a handsome menswear suit. 
One of my favorite accessories right now is a brass task light .  Big or small.  Table or floor. It brings some masculine flair into any room.

The girly, girl: The vintage elephant garden stool, the lines of the Curry and Co. Eternity floor lamp and bright pink color infuse feminine curves into the room.  My style has always been about finding the right balance of masculine and feminine into a room.  It's what takes it from boring to spectacular...

A time to reflect: This room has it all...feminine, masculine, bold, bright, timeless, classic and a unique personality.  The texture of the upholstered quadrille console table, valpara flatweave rug and original Daniel Marchi painting bring the room to life.  The detail of the frames, mirror, lamp and elephant draw the eye in wanting more.  

If you follow my blog, you know that I am a sucker for animal art. The quirkier, the better. An instant conversation piece that adds whimsy.  There are some great ones available at

A final note: This was so much fun to create this design board.  All of these magnificent items (except the books) are available for purchase at  And I also want to thank Chairish for this opportunity. 

I love projects like this... This is very similar to how many of the rooms in my home and my entire beach house were designed.  A quirky item found on the side of the road, a random trip to a thrift store that revealed a sweet find or a little something unexpected in the clearance isle.  Either way, it is so much fun to start a room with that special item and watch is grow from there.

Are you drooling over that convex mirror?  Can you find a home for that gorgeous vintage elephant garden stool? I don't know about you, but I got some great DIY ideas from this website!!  

From my House to your House, Happy Hunting!!

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