I had your home décor tastes in mind last week, so for the latest Casa Craving Challenge, I decided to see you how well you could instill your personal style into a room built around a piece that isn't everyone's style. I spotted a vintage Danish bench with preppy, rugby-esque blue stripes from Hudson, and challenged you to make it work with your aesthetic in one particular room of your choice.
Everyone did a good job at creating a list that was cohesive, and that you could really visualize. My favorites detailed what their personal style is and how they made the bench work with it (and they really did make it work). Bonus points to those who specified what type of room they were decorating, as I'd asked. You can see all of the blue striped bench Casa Cravings here, as well as the great lists the users created. (TeamSugar has a great tutorial on listmaking if you're not sure how.) Since I said I'd be giving away a CasaSugar canvas tote to one of the challenge winners, CocoChic, who designed the winning look, will soon be receiving some sweet schwag!
Here are my favorite looks:
Look #1, designed by CocoChic, who says her décor style is comfortable, modern, and eclectic: "I made a home office for this challenge. I added some clean modern lines and a Louis Ghost chair to make the bench more my style. I used a shag rug, silk window panels, and some funky pillows in fun colors to play up the blue stripes. A fun wire mirror, a couple of girly prints, some task lighting, and an awesome computer finish off the room."
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Look #2, designed by The City Girl, used the blue striped bench as inspiration to create a warm, inviting, and soothing sitting area, filled with organic shapes, interesting finds, and natural materials.
Look #3, designed by Tdamji, used the bench along with some contemporary touches and earthy tones in the library she's always daydreamed of decorating: "The American Clay walls in blue will accent the blue stripes of the bench and provide excellent contrast with the dark wood furniture. The mostly dark wood furniture lies in contrast with a few blue accents throughout the room."