For the past few years I have attended “Haven” a conference that is geared towards DIY and interior design bloggers. This past year I was presented with an awesome opportunity. I was able to team up with the great folks at The Home Depot and help design part of their booth that would be displayed at the conference. I would be working with Mandi from Vintage Revivals. She was asked to design the “patio” section, and I was designated the “Living Area”. They gave me the space, and dimensions , and a small tidbit of direction. The conference was being held in Charleston, South Carolina and it was a suggestion that it have a “Charlestonian” vibe. Well I LOVED that idea and I ran with it.
The only peramenters I was given was that I needed to find all the necessary furnishing on www.homedpot.com. Let me tell you, it was not a quick search. They have thousands of options when it come furnishings and home decor! After sorting and searching I finally came up with the perfect combination for a “Charlestonian” feel. Let me show you what I came up with!
- This post is NOT sponsored by The Home Depot, I just loved the experience and wanted to share my finds. It does contain affiliate links.
I wanted it to have a historic yet trendy vibe. I had never been to Charleston but in my head that is what it was. Thank goodness, after my visit I still believe that to be true. I am telling you , it is now one of my all-time favorite cities! I digress. I choose pieces that I thought a old feel, with a trendy twist.
Starting with the rug. Vintage style rugs are coming back and making their mark! I wanted to embrace that, and also incorporate some bold colors! Charleston is known for it’s color and I didn’t want my fear of color to hinder it’s overall feel. I am so glad I got over my hesitation, because seriously this Monaco Rug is EVERYTHING, and a great price to boot!
Next order of business was a sofa that would fit the theme. It is a pretty widely accepted statement that the Linen Tufted Couch have made their comeback. That are a very traditional style, but when paired correctly can have a trendy eclectic feel. I also needed a coffee table that I felt looked “as though it had a story to tell”. (Any other F.R.I.E.N.D.S fans out there?) I had a hard time narrowing it down, but finally decided on this beauty, “The Home Sullivan Coffee Table“.
Last large-r ticket item was a accent chair to round out the seating area. I knew I wanted a blue accent chair. So I went to www.homedepot.com and entered “Blue accent chair” I kid you not they had 164 different options!? These are the ones I ultimately decided on the “Toddman High Back Dark Accent Chair“. I loved a handful of other ones, but I wasn’t working with a HUGE space so I needed to take room dimensions into consideration.
For the wall decor I took a little bit of a different approach. While there was a HUGE selection of artwork available, I wanted to try something unique. I opted for a wall of “Cordelia Wall Sconces”. (Which I ended up getting some for myself! Check them out here.)
Anyone else out there have a black thumb? I love adding pops of natural colors, but committing to feed another living thing is a little outside of my comfort zone. Because of my fear of commitment I often opt for faux plants, and this is a GREAT one for a great price! Paradise Palm Silk Tree . One of the last things it needed was some fun lighting. I found this fun arch lamp that is perfect for cuddling up and reading in the evenings. It has a nice traditional feel but the matte black give it a little bit of an edgy feel . Kenroy Lamp I picked out all of my pieces online, and then the great team from Home Depot ordered everything straight to the venue. I am not going to lie I was a nervous wreck that I would very publicly fail in front of all my friends and colleagues, but to my relief it came together perfectly! Everything I selected was exactly as it appeared online. There were zero surprises and overall I will call it a complete success!
*Not sponsored I just really enjoyed the experience.