Designer Challenge: Which Desk? {Part One}

I’m excited to bring you another installment of this fun and popular series. This time I presented three desk options and asked each designer to select her favorite and tell us what she’d do with it. First up, I’m happy to introduce Annie from Annie Vincent Interiors. Annie and I connected through a designer group a few months back, and I immediately took notice of her beautiful design boards. With a talented eye for design and color, I couldn’t wait to see what she would come up with for this round of the designer challenge!
Annie Vincent


Hi everyone! I’m Annie, an Interior Designer, wife to a wonderful husband, and mom to two kids (girl and boy). I am so happy to be apart of the Designer Challenge and hope to give you all a bit of inspiration!

I was given three desk options and chose one to create a room around. First up was the Dorothy Draper Pink Desk, followed by the Anika White Laquer Desk and, finally, the LaCourte Upright Desk.

Designer Challenge Desk One- Dorothy Draper Pink Desk- OKL


Designer Challenge Desk Two- Anika White Laquer Desk

 Designer Challenge Desk Three- LaCourte Upright Desk- Williams Sonoma

Can you guess which one I chose???
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Blue and White Bedding {Friday’s Fab Find}

Big plans for the weekend? I’m going to be breaking out the golf clubs for the first time this year and hopefully I’ll also be finishing off the planting and other outdoor projects I started before all the rain. I’m one for green and lush, but this is getting ridiculous. Time for sunshine!

Yesterday, I was out sourcing for two client projects I’m currently working on and came across some beautiful blue and white bedding. As you know, blue and white decorating is one of my favorite palettes, especially for summer spaces. I’ve had my eye on a few bedding pieces from Serena and Lily for a while now, but didn’t exactly love the price tag with decorative pillows starting around $88 and $210 for sheets.


Serena and Lily Blue and White Bedding


Fortunately, I decided to take a walk through Sears and spotted their Eastern Philosophy blue and white bedding for much less, starting at around $30 for decorative pillows and $100 for sheets.


Sears Eastern Philosophy Blue and White Bedding

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Designer Challenge: Which Headboard? {Part Two}

Welcome to Part Two of the Designer Challenge- headboard edition! I’m thrilled to welcome Brooke of Brooklyn Berry Designs. Although Brooke and I live in the same neck of the woods, we haven’t met in person, but I can tell we’d have a lot to talk about over coffee (on my list for the new year!). Brooke’s blog is an online journal where she shares ideas and inspiration for creating a safe, warm and welcoming place, as well as dishing out her take on books (also know as her “me” time away from the kids). I can’t wait for you to see what she came up with! (If you missed Part One, you can find out what the headboard options were and what Rita did here.)


I’m Brooke, an Interior Designer and mom to 3 boys, including a set of crazy twins. I love a good challenge, whether it be a small budget or a quirky architectural feature, because it always creates a unique solution.

For Shauna’s designer challenge, I decided to take a step out of my comfort zone and design around the headboard that was beautiful, but made me nervous. I figured since this was just for fun, I could venture out of my comfort zone. It was really fun!

Designer Challenge: Which Headboard? {Part One}

It’s been a while since we’ve had a Designer Challenge, and I’m excited to bring you another installment of this popular series. This time I presented three headboard options and asked each designer to select her favorite and tell us what she’d do with it. First up, I’m happy to introduce Rita from Harbour Breeze. Rita and I connected through a Canadian designer group we’re both part of. After checking out her blog, I was so impressed by her $159 kitchen makeover, as well as other amazing projects, I immediately knew she was perfect for this challenge.


harbourbreeze profile pic

Hi everyone. I’m Rita Joy and am thrilled to be sharing over here at Shauna’s place today. My blog home address is found at Harbour Breeze and my real address is on an island in beautiful British Columbia. I share my old, history filled house with my husband and 3 boys ~ one of which is already graduated and moved on. I love the challenge and charm an old house brings and have been enjoying working on our home one room at a time.


Shauna’s designer challenge has been so much fun! She presented these three headboards and asked me to pick one and design a room around it.


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1. The Alta Headboard by Serena & Lily

2. Scrolled and Tufted Headboard found at Decorator Tag Sale

3. Pavillion Headboard by Zinc Door

I chose the Alta Headboard by Serena & Lily. I loved the classic look with the nail head detail and couldn’t get over the huge choice of beautiful fabrics and patterns. I set out to design a bedroom that I would love if finances weren’t any issue. Oh, what fun that is! My dream bedroom would be classic, warm, and rustic ~ with just a little bit of bling. Since I really love the idea of having my dream bedroom situated where I could see the ocean waves out its spacious windows, I’m calling this one “Beach Cottage Bling”.

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Client Bedroom Design for Small Space Living

I recently completed a bedroom design plan for a young couple living in the city. As often is the case with condos, this space was tight and had bulkheads, columns and heating vents running all over. Storage was also a major concern. After meeting with Tanja and seeing the space, I could see why she was having difficulty putting a furniture and decorating plan together given all of the challenges.

These are a few of the requirements she gave me:

  • Neutral scheme with some pops of bold color
  • Serene, somewhat modern, with a nod to vintage
  • Considerations for resale within the next few years
  • Budget-friendly

Mood Boards

White, Blue and Coral Bedroom Design

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