What happens when you give three of the most awesome ladies of the blog world access to one fantastic gold coral vase? Simply put…magic! I asked Cassie of Hi Sugarplum, Courtney of A Thoughtful Place and Erika of BluLabel Bungalow to participate in a “White Box Challenge” for my Joy & Revelry store. They had no idea what I was going to send them when they agreed to the task. What they received was one of my favorite accessories from my store, the gold coral vase . Here is a short video talking about why I love this piece so much…….
Each of the ladies tackled styling the vase in their own unique way……
Check out each of their vignettes and learn what they think of the vase. I am just so excited to see how amazing the piece looks in three different spaces! I am now itching to get one of my own and style it for the house!
Alrighty — I am off to finish an install and hopefully have a relaxing weekend! I wish each of you the same!
I am kinda addicted to throws and blankets. They occupy a special place in my heart thanks to my maternal Grandmother. Some of my favorite memories are being cuddled up in the oversized chair in her bedroom, watching TV and sneaking pieces of chewing gum from her stash. Her wool throw played many an integral role in fort making, super hero capes and soother as I wrapped it around me after a good crying session.
They are the perfect size to cuddle up on the couch for a movie or in my case, drape over guests laps as we sit outside during the Northern California “Summers”. Made from 100% wool, they are super soft and machine washable — a plus when you have a pooch who has claimed one for his own! The best part is that the throws are now on clearance for $36 online but if you have a JCP near you, I was able to snag mine for $10 each (and yeah I kinda stocked up on them!). So I suggest you run to your local JCP to pick up a few because there are many more forts to build and super heroes to imagine as Summer kicks off!
So you know I like to break the rules right? Give the proverbial finger to the status quo. Be a rebel….well a rebel that wears cable knit sweaters and Chucks……but you get the idea. Many designers will tell you to keep your large upholstered pieces neutral and then add pattern and color through accents and accessories. And for about 95% of the time, I totally agree with this statement – a neutral sofa or chair is an investment that will withstand the design whims of the past, present and future.
That other 5% of the time, I wanna be bold. I wanna be wild and have a little design fun. I want an orange couch. Strange I know but ever since seeing the Spruce Street Sofa from Serena & Lily in Saffron linen I have been obsessed with using it in one of my designs but really, figuring out a way to sneak it into my home. The profile of the arms is perfection – thin but not dainty and the cushions are top-notch. So while I dream about how to wedge yet another piece of furniture into my house, I thought it would be fun to use the Spruce Street Sofa as the inspiration for a little mood board that pulled into some pieces from my Joy & Revelry shop …..
For the walls, I chose Clay Beige OC-11 by Benjamin Moore. It’s a warm beige color that changes from grey to beige to at times even blue depending on the light. It is the perfect foil to the other pieces in the space.