Modern Bistro Kitchen Design with Chairish

Remember this post I did on spring decorating last year in partnership with I was challenged to design a room around one of the rugs found on their site. It was fun to create that design board, I remember being really inspired by pink and green at the time but wasn't sure about introducing that colour scheme into my home, so creating the board was the perfect outlet for that particular design urge. I still love the design I came up with - it turns out the folks at Chairish loved it too and reached out with another challenge to participate in, for which I was happy to oblige. This time around, I was asked to choose from a selection of barstools to design a room around. My inspiration for the room came to me as soon as I saw these Milo Baughman-style Plum Velvet Brass Frame Barstools: 
I know, gorgeous, right? So let me introduce you to my Modern Bistro kitchen design: I immediately decided these barstools would look perfect pulled up to a marble island and sitting on top of graphic, encaustic floor tiles. I then included a brass and lucite étagère, and intricate metal pendants to hang over the island. Next, I layered in accessories like the wooden cutting boards and wooden bowl to add some warmth to the space. I love spending time in the kitchen, it's where everyone ends up gathering during a party and I love to cook while I'm entertaining - I can see this kitchen being the perfect place for spending time with the girls, chatting over cocktails and wine, and nibbling on delicious appetizers fresh out of the oven.  

If you're decorating around your own home (and not just dream decorating like I'm doing here!), consider checking out Chairish for great deals on gorgeous furniture and decor. And if you love the barstools I've shown here, you'll love the rest of their collection, check out their vintage and used barstool boutique here. I like what they have going on - they are an online shop featuring curator-approved vintage items, and they make buying and selling fun and easy. 

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Spring Decorating with Chairish

Hello there! A lot has happened in the last month, I've been living a very full life lately (read: I've been busy; but "busy" sounds a bit negative so I'm saying "life is full" instead). I've been away from this blog for too long and it's about time I got back to updating it. I have Chairish to thank for giving me the motivation I needed to write again - they reached out to me asking how I would take a room from white to bright, showcasing one of a selection of vintage rugs available on their site. You know I love colour and I love their site so I thought it would be fun to participate! By the way, if you're not familiar with Chairish, it's an exclusive, curator approved online marketplace for vintage and used furniture. Think of it as a curated Craigslist, if you will. From the selection of rug images they sent me, I was immediately drawn to this Grass Green Abrash Turkish Rug

The colour is perfect for welcoming spring. I've been drawn to a green-and-pink, Palm Springs, Lilly Pulitzer vibe lately so that is what dictated the colour scheme I chose for my mood board. And of course, gold. Lots of gold. In my own space, I like to change my colours with the seasons, and that's done easily and inexpensively by changing the throw pillows, so I've added lots of colour and pattern in my choice of pillows in my imagined room (also all available from Chairish). I kept the sofa neutral but to add interest I chose a sofa with a hint of colour in the piping to add interest. I chose a round coffee table to break up all the hard lines and warmed up the space with the wood frame of the upholstered chair. I added more colour with the Brushstroke lamp and in the art behind the sofa. 

If you want to create this look, all the sources are below. Thanks to Chairish for inviting me to share my favourite rug with you and for getting my creative juices flowing again!  

Rug, Pillows: Chairish | Sofa, Bar Cart: Society Social | Etageres: AERIN | Art: Citizen Atelier | Coffee Table: West Elm | Nested Side Tables, Chair: Ralph Lauren | Brushstroke Lamp: Jana Bek Design | Chandelier: Jonathan Adler | Wall Sconces: Circa Lighting

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