Designer Challenge: Which Side Table? {Part Two}

Welcome to Part Two of the Designer Challenge- side table edition. Wow, you really liked yesterday’s design by Kate. Before I welcome the next design blogger, I want to share that I’m also over at Arianna Belle today partaking in her ‘How I Organize’ series. If you’d like to know how I organize my spices, head over there at the end of this post.

Spice Jars

Now on to the main event! Today I’m excited to welcome Linda of Seaside Style. Whenever I read Linda’s blog, I know I’m going to be inspired by the fantastic decorating tips and beautiful homes that represent what beach living is all about. Linda also has an Etsy shop called Sea Chic where you’ll find lovely jewelry pieces. I can’t wait for you to see what she did! (If you missed Part One of the side table designer challenge, you can find out what Kate, better known as Centsational Girl, did here.)

Hi there Satori readers! My name is Linda and I am the author of Seaside Style, a blog that celebrates the beach and the coastal living lifestyle. I would like to thank Shauna for asking me to participate in this designer challenge. It was a lot of fun! Shauna gave me three side tables to choose from for the challenge.

The first table is a Belle Maison Francaise Vintage French tray table, second was the Johnathan Adler rider tripod table, and third is a diamond patterned ceramic stool by Wisteria.

Belle Maison Francaise Vintage French Tray Table

Jonathan Adler Rider Tripod Table

Wisteria Diamond Patterned Stool

I really like all three of choices. I decided to go with the diamond patterned stool for the challenge, because of it’s functionality. This stool is a double duty piece of furniture. Not only can it be used as a side table, but it is great for extra seating inside in a living room or outside on a patio, and who can’t use extra seating? I decided to go with a classic coastal inspired room in Blue and White with a subtle Moroccan influence. These ceramic stools fit perfectly into this design.

Seaside Inspired Living Room

My two favorite pieces in this room are the Jonathan Adler Regency Arm Chairs in Navy Blue, a classic chair that will never go out of style and a Pottery Barn Alhambra Tile Dhurrie rug from Pottery Barn. The rug complements the diamond pattern in the stools, and the rug is reversible, another plus. I added a couple nautical striped lumbar pillows to the chairs and 2 Moroccan inspired pillows in a deep Navy to the sofa. Adding a wicker table gives laid back casual beachy feel. The mirror is a nice clean lined mirror by Uttermost.

When designing a room, layering with different textures and patterns adds warmth to the space, and pulls a look all together.

Thank you Linda for taking the time to put this together. I love the classic styling of this nautical inspired living room. The details you’ve added make the room inviting and the options you’ve provided for the side tables are clever!

What do you think? Would you select the Wisteria diamond stool like Kate and Linda or go for one of the other options? I’d love to know.

Enjoy your day!

Shauna Oberg - Satori Design for Living

If you’re a design blogger and you’d like to be part of an upcoming Designer Challenge, please shoot me an email or leave a comment below.


  1. Shauna, Thanks again for including me in this series. I really enjoyed it and would love to do it again. Also thank you for the mention of Sea Chic! I love what Kate came up with. Have a great day!

    1. I’m so grateful to have amazing blog friends who share their talents! Love the room you put together- it has me dreaming of living by the water. (Mountains are great, but not on days like today when it’s snowing!)

  2. hi shauna!

    i nominated you for the liebster blogging award! i am unsure of how many followers you have, but i had to share your blog with my reader because i thoroughly enjoy reading along with you. you are so inspiring and i love your style. read more about this award here…

    thank you again for inspiring me!

  3. I just saw your spice jars Shauna- love it!

    What a beautiful room Linda did, going to check out her blog

  4. I would definitely pick that stool.
    I absolutely Love it and now I want one for my place.
    I like Linda’s style.

    Tania Maree xx

  5. I like that you can use it as a stool, too.  The first one feels a little more bedroom to me (have one like it in my daughter’s room).

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