GIVEAWAY CLOSED! Congrats to Whitney! I just emailed you:)
As I mentioned last week, I was a part of Overstock’s very first #OverstockStyle Weekend and Design Challenge a few weeks ago. Along with Jenny Komenda, Dabito, Cassandra LaValle and Ashley Wilson, I designed a space using only Overstock items. Holy moly guys, it was so fun!! When you have access to thousands of Overstock products, it becomes a bit of a party.
So how it worked was we all arrived at the Overstock Photo Studio on Saturday morning, which is an amazing space where all of Overstock’s vignettes – from their website to their catalogs – come to life. For our challenge, they had set up five living room sets with five unique floors, and my heart was immediately drawn to one of the sets with a lighter finish. We were briefed on our challenge and each given an envelope and an Overstock stylist, Photographer and Handy Man to help us along the way. We learned that in the envelope was the color of chair that we were given to use for our space. We all had the same chair but different colors, which was such a fun addition to the challenge! I got the dark grey chair (always my first choice!), which just so happened to be paired with my favorite flooring!
Once the challenge started, we ran around like headless chickens. We had Overstock furniture, accessories, lighting and rugs to choose from for our rooms to achieve the look we wanted. I knew that I wanted to create a sophisticated, modern space with a bit of boho. and to use a soft pallet of camel, black, blue and taupe. Because the five of us designers are so different, there wasn’t a lot of doubling up. And we were all very nice to each other and didn’t steal from one another, though I wanted to a few times!
After I had my room styled to my liking, Overstock’s photographers and stylists took over to get everything picture perfect. They took care of details as small as moving the book on the end table tenths of an inch and making sure the plant in the corner stood just right, and seeing how much of a difference the small adjustments made was really fun to experience.
Below is a time lapse video of my space and the process.
When the time was up, we did a Facebook Live stream of the room reveals with each of the bloggers, which you can still watch here, and the viewers voted on their favorites spaces. Though I didn’t win (Congrats, Jenny!), I had an absolute blast and loved every second of it.
After all was said and done, I must say that I am very proud of my room! It’s clean and bright with modern details. I LOVE the art, which was a last minute find. Overstock had everything to make this room what it is. And can we just talk about that sofa?? It could quite possibly be my favorite sofa right now and you may see it popping up in a man cave project sooner than later. Also, the layering of rugs has always been a favorite of mine. I like using a heavy textured rug under a patterned rug, because it allows you to play around with pattern and texture.
I am so thankful for this team! They went above and beyond to help me create the space of my dreams. Overstock has the dream team, and I feel honored to have rubbed shoulders with them.
The other four rooms are HEAVENLY! Each of the designers did such a fantastic job. You can check them all out here!
Thank you Overstock for hosting a fantastic event and letting me be a part of it.
ONE MORE THING! Overstock is letting each of us 5 bloggers give away the famous chair that we used for the design challenge! Just enter by leaving a comment. You can pick whatever color you want!
This post is sponsored by Overstock.
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