A few weeks ago I was just minding my own business when the alert on my phone went off, politely informing me I had a new email. I expected it to be a spam comment notification from the blog, but soon realized it was a message from one of my absolute favorite companies – CB2. They wanted to work together on a little styling project. Oh snap! Talk about a major freak out. After collecting myself, I quickly responded, “Absolutely!” and the rest is history!
The plan was very simple. They would send me their colorful Go-cart Yellow Rolling Table, and I would style it in three ways. Pretty cool, right? Well, the day is finally here, and CB2 has shared my styling with the world – so I thought I would do the same here on IBC.
I basically used what I had in my house to style the piece in various ways. For all three examples, I considered style and functionality. Let’s take a look.
Style: This display is all about color. Some of my favorite design books in a rainbow palette gives an eclectic feel. The orchid adds drama and movement.
Function: An antique brass ashtray acts as a collect-all for jewelry. A unique lamp provides much needed lighting for late night reading.
Style: Clearly, I’m into gold these day. This pig bookend (also from CB2) has both style and whimsy! More books create a cooler color story and help to tie in the other accessories in the room.
Function: I kept the top fairly clutter free to allow for remote controls, snacks, and beverages. A vintage soda crate acts almost like a drawer for keeping things contained.
Style: An inexpensive bouquet of tulips brings life and color. Keeping similar items on their own shelves means organized interest.
Function: A simple tray on top keeps the liquor bottles looking neat, tidy, and purposeful. Perfectly sized-shelves are ideal for storing glasses and mixers.
I would say I successfully completed the challenge. I’m not exactly sure how I’m going to end up using the piece in my house. Right now it’s acting as a makeshift coffee table in my living room.
But, I’d love to know – which look did you like best?
A big thanks to the awesome folks at CB2 for the free cart in exchange for my styling expertise. I was not compensated or required to write this post, I was just over-the-moon excited to share this with all of you. Please note that the opinions, thoughts, and ideas listed above are my own.