white to bright

I received an email a few weeks ago from the team over at Charish, a great online store that makes it fun and easy for design lovers to buy and sell vintage furniture, decor, jewelry and accessories to one another. Their shop exclusively features curator-approved treasures in a full-service and trustworthy environment. Its a pretty cool concept with really great stuff! Anyways, they asked me to create a design board for a room revolving around one of their great rugs, taking something from "white" to "bright". Here is what I came up with..

Chairish.com design board

Chairish.com design board by katie-machin-mortensen featuring indigo home decor

Almost everything here was found on Chairish.com I love it!
I would install these floors in heartbeat! I love that they have a warm and cool feeling to them, and they can go with both gray and beige.. The paint is Sherwin Williams Agreeable Gray. I've used it in 2 of my houses and love it!

I love, LOVE this rug!  I was drawn in by the blue but loved how the other colors played off of it! You, know me, I love a good slipcovered couch, so of course I had to add one, but not in boring beige, but in this awesome blue!  I love the lines of this couch, its livable but has major style! Its a piece that can adjust to new color schemes with a simple change of the cover.

I wanted a coffee table that was transparent, there is no point of having such an awesome rug if you can't see it.. so I found this antique brass and glass table..  not only is it gorgeous, but the glass corners are rounded.  Perfect for a house with small kids!  I went more retro with the side tables next to the couch.  I wanted to warm up the space and add some interest with the wood.

I found these great lamps to sit onto of the side tables.  I love the shape of the base of the lamps, it give the space a little whimsy.

Next I found these fun blue and cream print chairs!  I love a good print and its a great way to add interest to a space if you are nervous about committing to a print on a couch!  Between the chairs I found this little table with fun legs.  I thought they tied in well with the blue lamps and gave warmth to the space. and of course, you can't forget a lamp for it..

Across the way I added a tall back settee and pouf.  You can never have enough seating in my book!  Plus in my mind its a big room...

Next come the pillows!  Lots of fun colors and prints that tie into the rug.. I also added a pop of green to it too!

As for the walls I love to find old vintage prints and use them as art work.  And Chairish has plenty of that!!  Here are a few that worked well with the rug and added lots of interest to the space! I also found these ( 1,2,3,4) prints that I could not pass up!  How fun are they??

And so, there you have it folks.. This is what my blank space would morph into if given $$$$ to play with!  I absolutely love how it turned out!!  Thanks to the team at Chairish for the fun opportunity to let me create a space from their amazing site!!  Go see for yourself!


Well, I am finally ready to face reality that we don't live in Hawaii and that I won't be spending my days on the beach with my family every day.. Boo! But I am happy to be home and getting back to normal. I think..

Kona, you have our hearts! We spent 10 fun filled days doing absolutely nothing! and we loved every second of it!

We are just about finished wit our little fixer upper! I am putting the finishing touches on the main floor right now while the basement gets an overhaul.. I can't wait to show you the before and afters! I really love this little house of our and what it has transformed into. Its crazy what a little imagination and guts can do!

I am starting back to work on Monday, but I get to teach a class today at the South Jordan Water Conservation Park to a bunch of awesome people who want to learn more about what I love to do! I've got a full class and can't wait to share my love for the "slipcover craft"!

I also want to remind you that I'll be teaching a more in depth class on how to slipcover furniture next Saturday. You can find all the details here. If you are wanting anything slipcovers by me, feel free to contact me. Right now I am book till about the end of February. I hope you all have had a great start to your 2015! I know I am excited to see what it has in store for me!

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