It’s time once again for our Designer Challenge. This time I presented three fabulous side table options and asked each designer to select her favorite and tell us what she’d do with it. First up, I’m thrilled to introduce Kate of Centsational Girl. As many of you know, Kate is a very busy gal writing her own highly successful DIY and home improvement blog, contributing to several magazines and websites, as well as being part of several other projects. I was pleasantly surprised when she agreed to partake in my little old designer challenge (okay, who am I trying to kid? I had to pinch myself and then I did a happy dance!). Kate’s blog is one I have admired right from the get-go. She and I share a similar design style and I love the way she breaks projects down into easy to follow steps. Be sure to check out her project gallery for clever ideas and inspiration.
Shauna invited me to design a space around three choices and I can’t resist a challenge especially with three marvelous home décor items such as these:
With summer on its way, I decided it would be fun to design an alfresco space in bright shades of blue and green around the Wisteria stool. Nothing makes a space more interesting than mixing and matching styles, so why not blend your wicker and ceramic with your bronze and your wood for an eclectic yet pulled together patio!
Start the setting with a bright blue pool rug and layer on top a cozy deep seat sectional to pamper yourself and guests. Cover the cushions with brightly patterned pillows and protect yourself from too much sun with a fun striped umbrella. Not one but two bronze coffee tables offer a place to set candles or drinks, or kick up your feet. Pull up extra seating to linger for hours with your friends and family. Don’t forget the coordinating barbeque and beverage cart and your backyard will be the hottest spot this season!
Manhattan all weather wicker sectional by Patio Furniture USA
West Elm Tillary Lounge Chair & Cushion Covers
Thank you Kate! This design makes me want summer to come even more quickly. I absolutely adore this alfresco style and can picture myself hosting a get together or just kicking back with the family for an afternoon of relaxing. Can’t wait!
Would you select the Wisteria diamond stool as well or one of the other options? What kind of space would you design around it?
Come back tomorrow to see which side table Linda of Seaside Style chose and what she did with it. You’re going to be impressed!
Sending warm wishes your way,