Going bold with vintage finds | Chairish on Thou Swell
When Chairish invited me to create a bold design board around one of their statement chairs, I couldn’t say no! All-white rooms are certainly serene, but designing with patterns and color is where the fun begins. I started with these black and white striped fauteuil armchairs, then immediately thought of the playful element of this fantastical wall mural. From there, I pulled out blue and green to create a jewel-toned setting, mixed in a smaller scale stripe in the rug and an unexpectedly simple pebble coffee table, then added some glam with this incredible floor lamp and another Chairish find – Brunchschwig & Fils throw pillows. The chandelier is busy, but quietly so in ivory. The result is a room that feels layered and eclectic, with a sense of playfulness and an inviting energy that is communicated through the palette. I have to admit, this is one of my favorite design boards I’ve ever created. Now if only I could bring it to life!

This post is sponsored by Chairish, a website I love and use for finding beautiful vintage pieces. Thank you for supporting the brands that keep Thou Swell running!

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  1. Those B+W chairs though, so good!

    Josh | The Kentucky Gent

    Posted 6.22.15 Reply
  2. Those chairs are SO fun!

    xo Jessica

    My Style Vita

    Posted 6.19.15 Reply
  3. I’m a fan of the pebble coffee table! I always love seeing elements of nature thrown into urban settings 🙂 -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey’s

    Posted 6.19.15 Reply

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