One Chest Three Ways

Someone with extremely good taste snatched up this French-Style chest from our OKL shop within a matter of minutes over the weekend...

Interesting story: I found this piece in an underground (literally) warehouse. It almost felt like a bomb shelter in there, with narrow winding hallways and treatures stacked floor to ceiling. A group of "dealers" aka "hoarders" own the place and open it up every once it a while to sell off their inventory. I saw it as I was on my way out and couldn't leave without bringing it home with me. What stories it must have to tell!

Sure, it's a more traditional, French style with it's turned Queen Anne front legs, guilded detail work and shabby painted finish, but I also happen to think it's one of the most versatile pieces for the home, no matter what your style might be.

Allow me to demonstrate how something like it might fit into your mix.

This first vignette is for the {color extrovert}...

Chair // Pillow // Rug // Stool // Lamp // Abstract Art // Poppy Art

A piece like our French chest helps to ground a more modern and colorful arrangement like this. Use it as a side table between chairs in the living room or have it stand alone in the entry. It's got the vibe of a collector, maybe someone who's studied art in Europe but lives in the burbs now and has kids.

The second vignette is for the {color introvert}...

Rug // Chair // Side Table // Woven Jars // Mirror // Pendant // Sconces // Large Art // Small Art

I think this type of chest lends itself well to those who love tonal shades. Mix metals and add in some black for edginess. I think this style would easily mix both in an uptown brownstone or a downtown loft. 

The third vignette is for the {naturalist}...

Rug // Chair // Pillow // Lamp // Abstract Art // Brass Peace Hand // Cactus Photograph

All of a sudden the chest feels a little Southwestern here, no? It balances out the organic nature of the leather and handwoven textiles so nicely. I think it'd be perfect in an Austin bungalow; I'd pour myself a margarita here before I went out to a locally sourced Tex Mex supper.

Check our shops on OKL and Chairish for more versatile {and painfully un-versatile...I've never been a practical sort of person really} finds daily!