I am so excited to be able to finally reveal how I styled the amazing items from the Second Annual Taylor Burke Home Style It Challenge! I had mentioned towards the end of last year, that I had been selected to participate along with talents Lisa Mende from Lisa Mende Designs & Kristin Cadwallader from Bliss at Home. To remind you, the challenge was to style some pretty amazing items that are all showcased at Taylor Burke Home's gorgeous Atlanta Showroom. Well, I say challenge, but these products are so beautiful it was not a challenge at all!
After learning what the products were, I decided to add them to my favorite room of our own home, the Living Room. After I moved my desk into the Living Room last year, I had moved one of our occasional chairs over to use as my new desk chair. This solution is working really well, but it left a void as far as seating went. I had been searching for a substantial enough bench or ottoman, but hadn't come across anything. So when the opportunity came along to customize my very own London Ottoman from Taylor Burke Home, I knew this was the spot!
When it came time to select the fabric for the ottoman, I decided to pull one of the accent colors from our vibrant rug & I am so glad I did. This rich navy velvet adds such a beautiful punch of color next to our black sofa. (yes, you can use black & navy together!) I choose to have it made the same width as our Tufted Chesterfield Chair to balance out the entire space. I also love that the sofa is flanked by two tufted pieces, that each have their own distinct personality.
I was able to choose from the gorgeous selection of pillows from one of my favorite companies, Lacefield Designs. They have a stunning new collection of pillows for Taylor Burke Home. I went with these white linen & fuchsia velvet beauties. And I am slightly obsessed with how the navy & white trellis trim is applied. The navy picks up on the ottoman & the lattice work relates back to my "new to me" vintage lacquered tables (more on those next week!)
When it came to styling our coffee table, I utilized a few favorite decor books, a wooden baguette tray holding some stone calligraphy brushes & then the star of the table is this Brass Box by Addison Weeks adorned with Lapis Stones. I have been such a fan of their jewelry, so it was exciting to be able to incorporate this box into the space as well.
The bar cart got a little makeover too thanks to a Turquoise Slag Glass Mini Lamp from Times Two Design & the new artwork. The turquoise lamp has such depth & sparkle & the gold foil lined shade was the perfect topper for such a unique piece.
The ginger jar art is made by Mitchell Black & each print can be created in various colors. Each print is then mounted in Acrylic Frames with stainless standoffs. It was so hard to choose which print I wanted! But my love of blue & white ginger jars won out in the end.
The ottoman has proven to be a great addition to our room. Having such a long & narrow living room, the visual weight of the tufted ottoman helps to ground the piece, but the fact that it is an ottoman extends the visual line to the end of the room without breaking up the space. This really makes the room feel larger… fooling the eye is one of my favorite tricks to accomplish with the right design.
Normally, you would have to go through Taylor Burke Home's Showroom to order your own custom London Ottoman, but they have paired up with One Kings Lane today to offer you all an opportunity to order similar pieces to the ones we all had made. To see if one of these beauties might work in your space too, be sure to head over to One Kings Lane.
All of the other brands are providing their products directly from their site today as well! Here are the direct links:
Pillows // Lacefield Designs for Taylor Burke Home
Jeweled Brass Box // Addison Weeks
Turquoise Slag Glass Mini Lamp // Times Two Design
Ginger Jar Art // Mitchell Black
xo - Kristin
** A big thank you to Taylor Burke Home, Lacefield Designs, Addison Weeks, Times Two Design, Mitchell Black & One Kings Lane for allowing me to participate in this amazing challenge & style these beautiful pieces.