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Casa Craving Challenge: Blue Striped Danish Bench

Every Thursday on CasaSugar, I'll give you a decorating challenge and ask you to go Casa Craving for items that fit the look. (Here's a post explaining what a Casa Craving is and how to create one.)

The latest Casa Craving Challenge is inspired by the thought that you the readers don't necessarily have the same home décor tastes as CasaSugar. So, this challenge will be training in how to make something work that may not necessarily jive with whatever furniture, accessories, tableware, lighting, and other home accents you're usually drawn to.

So in this Casa Craving Challenge, I’d like you to design one room around this Vintage Danish Bench from Hudson and make it work with your aesthetic. You can choose to design a kitchen, living room, bedroom, whatever you like, as long as you say which type of room you've chosen and stick to it. You should also briefly describe your décor style, and tell me how you've made the bench work with it.

This rugby-esque blue striped bench projects a very preppy, Bostonian look, which is not everyone's style. If your guide to style is the Official Preppy Handbook, then by all means, go for Ralph Lauren bedding and throw some Lilly Pulitzer in there. But if your look is Japanese-inspired quiet minimalist, then you'll need to find a way to tone this bold pattern down. Either way, I'll be looking to see that you thought about how to make the color, pattern, style, and shape of this bench work with the other products you've chosen. So think about it carefully, and then decide how you'd make this blue bench feel at home in your home. What furniture, artwork, silverware, lighting, rugs, throw pillows, blankets, and other accents would you use to get the look?

Tell me by creating Casa Cravings and tagging your Cravings with the phrase blue striped bench, and I'll feature the results next Wednesday, Oct. 17th. Even better, you can create a list of your bookmarks; TeamSugar has a great tutorial on listmaking if you're not sure how. Please let me know if you have any questions. As an added bonus, we'll be giving away one CasaSugar canvas tote to one of the challenge winners.

For a list of online home stores to try,

Amazon Home
Bed Bath & Beyond
Crate & Barrel
Design Within Reach
Jonathan Adler
Lekker Home
Linens and Things
Macy's Home
Pottery Barn
Restoration Hardware
Room & Board
Urban Outfitters
Unica Home
West Elm
World Market


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