a chair challenge


Alright--the Chairish train is leaving the station, and I am sprinting to jump on it. 

If you have not yet had a chance to explore Chairish yourself, block out a few hours and save up some money, because you gonna need it--Chairish is dangerous in the best of ways. 

A heaven for us hunters of fabulous vintage finds, Chairish is an online marketplace offering everything from statement furniture to unique accessories--Chairish even profiles shops and designers...and bloggers! Is there anything they don't do?! (nope.)

So you can imagine how excited I was the other day when Chairish reached out to me (me?!) with a challenge to take a room from white to bright using one of their colorful accent chairs as inspiration. 

I'm not one to shy away from color, but I admit I questioned my ability to design an entire room around a chair...until I saw the options and quickly became overwhelmed by the possibilities.

Here were a few of my faves, which are all waiting patiently on Chairish to find a new home:

But ultimately it was this Danish Teak Lounge Chair that stole my heart and inspired some big plans:

Lately I have been channeling the laid-back surfer side of myself--maybe it is the summer, or maybe it is my subconscious making an effort to balance the new job. Regardless, my design aesthetic is mirroring my Santa Monica surf shack moment, and this chair fits the part. Perfectly.

So on I went to find some more colorful furniture and accessories to compliment my chair, most of which I found on Chairish. I figured why look any further? I certainly didn't need to!

Here's what I found:

I also incorporated this sofa from Ikea:

And here's how they all came together:

Courtesy of Chairish and the Danish Teak Lounge Chair, this colorful and eclectic space certainly speaks to my inner surfer..aaand most of my other personalities.

So do yourself a favor and go check out Chairish if you haven't already. You'll thank me.

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