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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