Designer Challenge: Which Bench? {Part Two}

In this version of the Designer Challenge, Nancy was given 3 gorgeous bench options to select from and designed a room around one of them.

Welcome to Part Two of the Designer Bench Challenge! I’m thrilled to welcome the fabulous Nancy of Marcus Design. Be sure catch up on the 3 bench options, as well as Tiffany’s design if you missed Part One.


Hello lovely Satori readers! First and foremost I must thank Shauna for including me in this wonderful and fun post. I had a great time putting my bit together :) I must say that it was hard to choose only one bench, but in the end the Hollywood glam-lover in me chose the zebra print Oly Studio Hillary Bench from Layla Grayce.

Zebra Bench Oly Studio

I have been in love with the designs of the talented Jennifer Ferreira (who is also Canadian), and this bench reminded me of two of her fabulous vignettes, as seen here and here.

Feminine Entryway Mood Board

Here is the sweet little bench in what I would envision for a glam and feminine entryway inspired by Jennifer Ferreira’s designs.

Glam and Feminine Entryway Mood Board

I love the Ralph Lauren lamp paired with a white Parson’s style console (in this case the budget-friendly desk from West Elm with drawers for extra storage!).

I’d create interest with a wall of art in vintage gold frames, perhaps with a mirror or a touch of DIY abstract art like I’ve created here. A place to put your keys when rushing in the door – the pretty Ikat vase from Nate Berkus, and another spot perhaps for letter storage – the pink book boxes from Wisteria. A dash of Chanel (the 3 book set) always adds glamour, and of course I’d place fresh flowers to enjoy as often as possible (in this case, in the inexpensive Ikea Rektangel vase). Now I want to re-design my whole entry way!

Thanks, Nancy. Somehow I knew you would put a Hollywood glam spin on it! Let us know if you makeover your front entrance- we’d love to see it. Although yours is already beautiful!

What do you think? Which bench would you choose and what would you do with it?

Look for another Designer Challenge coming in the near future!

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Take care,

Shauna at Satori Design for Living Blog - Home Decor, DIY, Vintage Finds, Recipes


  1. Shauna thank you so so much for having me, it was so fun! I love this bench and I’ve definitely been day-dreaming about it ever since :) Hugs!

  2. I knew Nancy would pick this bench and for good reason – what an exquisite board you’ve put together! I wish I could just copy and paste into my entryway!!! lol

  3. Hi Shauna – love this post.  Thanks for popping by Hey Caryl and leaving a comment and this link.  In love with the parsons table with the zebra bench and that amazing GInormous white mirror.  I would love to have that in my entry.

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