I was invited by Chairish to take part in their White to Bright Style Challenge! If you haven't checked out their site before, you totally should. It's a curated collection of awesome vintage finds and it's a veritable treasure trove! The White to Bright Style Challenge involves choosing a vintage accent chair and then designing a styleboard around it that takes the room from 'white to bright.'
When I'm designing a room, I always need to have an idea of who would live there... even if they're completely fictional. So my imaginary occupants of this living room are a young couple who live in the city in their first adult apartment. Because it's a rental, the walls have to stay white, so it's essential to bring in color through accessories. The couple purchased curtains from Target and a couch from IKEA that are neutral and affordable and will allow them to focus on bringing in personality with accessory choices.
|Curtains from Target, couch from IKEA, fiddleleaf fig tree from Amazon, floor from Lowe's, all other accessories from Chairish|
I love this gold accent chair from Chairish that is vintage but also has a totally modern look. I anchored the room with a bright, contrasting overdyed rug, also from Chairish. All of the accessories are from Chairish! I brought in more color with unique vintage pillows and bright art. And to me, all rooms must have the natural color of a potted plant... I love the life it gives to a room and this one gets to live in a unique vintage planter. The little rattan footstool serves multiple purposes in this small apartment; it can be a foot rest or a little side table... whatever is needed at the moment. This is the kind of room and accessories that will evolve with the couple as they grow.