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Bar Stool Design Challenge from Chairish

by amanda on June 26, 2016

You may recall last year my participation in a design challenge via Chairish,  an online consignment marketplace for exceptional pre-owned furniture and home décor:

This year they’ve asked me to do the same, only this time using vintage bar stools within my very own virtual woman cave! Remember, the only thing I love more about home interior design is combining my thrifting gene with home interior design. So Chairish really fits my vibe. One might even say it’s a match made in heaven…

I started with this Pinterest board, which is really the easiest way to do any sort of brainstorming. I also made a list of things that I consider essential to any woman cave, namely:

  1. A giant comfy couch for reading
  2. An area to be creative, stocked with plenty of pretty paper and writing tools
  3. A coffee station so I can refuel without leaving the room… 🙂
  4. A music station to keep the tunes and creativity flowing
  5. Some artwork to keep things pretty and visually interesting

Starting with Chairish’s own bar stools, I was inspired to go with something leggy and pretty, like:

Mid-Century Hairpin Stools - Pair

Complementing such a classy style would be a marble counter along one wall, where I would put my coffee station (there *might* be a bottle or two of wine on that same counter but I can’t be sure…)

And since I am all over the #jungalowstyle at the moment (Check out their feed on instagram, and be prepared to spend some serious time there!) combined with my natural affection for green, the rest of the room would come together using the inspiration from these rooms:



And so to complete the interior, you’d see pieces like this, the first two of which are also from Chairish:


And if I could line the wall leading up from the marble countertop with this, I would pretty much flip my bat and call it day:

What do you even call this look? A little Southwestern USA meets Hollywood Regency? It’s a little crazy but I’m happy to say it works! At least, for me. 🙂 Which is sorta the point, right?

The final result:

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