Remember that fab Samsung refrigerator we talked about here? The one that has a sparkling water dispenser built in? Well, Samsung is hosting an Instagram sweepstakes and the prize is one of these refrigerators! They asked me to participate by sharing a space styled in my home two ways: still and sparkling. I had a great time putting this together!
Since we didn't have any of our furniture yet when I took these photos, I decided to use my little desk area in our kitchen. Here's the kitchen tour if you need a refresher.
Before I started collecting accessories and lamps for styling, everything in here got a fresh coat of paint, including the walls, cabinets and floors. I found two chairs at Goodwill as a starting point and then we were off!
(More after the jump...)
I decided for the 'still' space I would go for a sort of West Elm look - a little more modern and a little organic. Still colorful, but plenty of neutrals thrown in for good measure.
Lots of wood, natural fibers and matte textures.
This vintage lucite chair was only $7 at Goodwill. I threw a small flokati on top to make it extra comfy. (you probably remember it from last week's posts on the mudroom)
I lined the drawers of my desk with woven place mats from IKEA (which randomly fit perfectly in my drawers!) so that my little bowls of office supplies wouldn't slide around.
That cork board was a lucky find. It was just the right size to cover up one of the two (?) electrical outlets and a junction box, but not so tall that it covered up the thermostat all the way. I painted it white so it would blend in with the walls.
I bought some new hardware from Lowes and spray painted it oil-rubbed bronze, which I like against white painted cabinets and doors. I think the contrast is so pretty.
The red powder coated wall sconce is also from IKEA. The wooden frames were thrifted. I love the rounded corners!
For the 'sparkling' version of the desk space I went a little more preppy - sort of a Kate Spade look.
Lots of metallics everywhere. Glossy sheens. Less grays and more black and white - including this crazy chair! I sort of love how over the top it is! :)
I was going to spray the hardware again but brass this time, but I decided I liked the oil-rubbed bronze and opted to keep it for now.
Other things I did include adding antiqued mirror to the cabinet doors and changing the drawer liner to a black and white striped plastic place mat that I cut to size:
I love all the shiny surfaces in the sparkle version! This little nook seriously packs a big punch!
So, friends, which version of my kitchen desk is your favorite? Are you on team #samsungstill or #samsungsparkling?
To enter the give away for the Samsung sparkling water dispenser refrigerator, post an image on instagram that shares your best case for being on team sparkling or team still. Here are the details on the contest. Best of luck!
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