Designer Challenge: Which Outdoor Seating? {Reader Edition}

If you remember about a month ago, with the suggestion of one of my readers, I opened up the Designer Challenge to Satori Readers. Fortunately, Olioboard wanted to join in and offered to award our top three picks a 6-month upgrade to their Pro version. How fun!

Readers were given three outdoor seating options, including the Catalina Lounge Chair, Geometric Pouf and Nantucket Chair. They were asked to create a mood board using one of them.

To help select the top three mood board entries, I enlisted the help of two past Designer Challenge participants, Nancy from Marcus Design and Jackie from Teal and Lime. I just love these outdoor spaces sent in by Sheila, Shantelle and Tiffany!

Mood Board 1: Tiffany’s Moroccan Lounge

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Calling All Readers: Be Part of the Designer Challenge!

A while back, I received an email from Carmen, a reader who looks forward to the Designer Challenge every month. I started this series back in November and it has been one of the most popular reads on the blog. Basically, I select three furniture or decor items within the same category, say mirrors, and the guest designers create a room or vignette around the item of their choice.

Up to this point, design bloggers have been the participants of the Designer Challenge, but Carmen proposed opening it up to readers. I thought it was a fantastic idea!

With the season of summer on my mind, I’ve selected three options for outdoor seating:

The first chair, called the Catalina, comes from Crate and Barrel. It’s hard to believe this is an outdoor chair given its plush look and comfort factor.


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