Design Daydreaming

I don't have enough rooms in my house to create all the different spaces I dream about. (Nor do I have enough money to buy all the furniture for those imaginary rooms!) However, the internet is a glorious place where I can create imaginary rooms and indulge my design whims.

So when Chairish challenged me to create design boards using some of their colorful accent chairs, I said, "Game on." And then I was having so much fun that I decided to create two different rooms, one for me and one for my little nephew!

This first mood board is a happy, eclectic dining room. The pear green Eames chairs just "pop" with the rustic table, don't you think? I carried the pear green from the table to my pear painting above the blue chest and echoed the same pear shape with the beaded chandelier. Some colorful artwork on the wall brings the space to life, and the graphic rug brings a little "edge" to the space. A shiny gold bowl on the table is the cherry on top!

Happy Dining Room

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I created the next space for my baby nephew, making his grand debut in January. (So excited!) They want a nautical nursery, so I paired some dark grey and navy hues with this bright yellow rocking chair for an adorable little space. The big pieces for the nursery are neutral, so I brought in the nautical features with the rope light and mirror, plus some adorable prints from Land of Nod. The whole space would fall flat without the yellow rocker and red rocking horse; I think they're the perfect compliment to the slate grey walls and blue rug.

Baby Bostic

If you were dreaming up an imaginary room starting with a bright accent chair, what would you create?

Chairish is a black hole for vintage furniture lovers like me – don't start shopping around on that website unless you have an hour or so to browse! It's a place where people can buy and sell nice vintage furniture (so basically they weeded through all the lackluster stuff on Craigslist). I could click through those one-of-a-kind pieces for hours, daydreaming up more rooms! Check it out if you're in the market for a really memorable piece of furniture or have some unique pieces to sell.

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