Styling with CB2


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.

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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.

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Function: An antique brass ashtray acts as a collect-all for jewelry. A unique lamp provides much needed lighting for late night reading.

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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.

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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.

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Style: An inexpensive bouquet of tulips brings life and color. Keeping similar items on their own shelves means organized interest.

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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.

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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?

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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. 

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  • Leslie at

    I really like the end table idea, Michael and think that it would be a great bedside table in a small bedroom. I’ve been on a kick of spring cleaning lately and something with wheels that I could easily move? It rates high in my book.

    I have to tell you that I just sat and gaped at your new blog header. I’d been grooving on the embroidered pillow (from Target?) but that piggy bookend just has me heading over to CB2 right now.

  • Melissa at HOUSEography at

    So cute!! I want that cart! Would be fabulous on a front porch with some lemonade on it.

  • Maria RM at

    Love all three styles, but I would use it in the living room. That was my favorite. Thanks for introducing me to this company. Going to check it out tonite.

  • R at

    My favorite is the bedside table…I like the openness…otherwise you stuff and lose track of what’s in there ( or maybe that’s just me!) Love your site!

  • iheartorganizing at

    All three looks are seriously brilliant. You are so talented and inspiring! Loved this post, congrats on hooking up with such a great company!


  • Marcia (123 blog) at

    I love it as the bedside table but you did a great job – all three ideas are fantastic 🙂

  • Geekwif at

    I would have looked at that cart and thought, “Eh. Too industrial,” and passed it by. But with your stylings it looks so cute! I love the bar cart idea because with the casters you could easily wheel it around to wherever the party is going on, and the tulips just bring it to life. Great ideas!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      I know. I was thinking the same thing, but it totally works, right? Thanks for the kind compliment!

      xo Michael

  • Diana Berns-Zylstra at

    All three were terrific, but the bedside table is AWESOME! Such a great job styling, you are my Nate Berkus!!

  • Melanie at

    First of all, Michael, I am loving every single way that you used that cart. Secondly, I MUST know where in the world you got that 7-Up Jamestown, KY crate. And if you’re willing to part with it!! You see, that’s where my mom’s family is from. And I lived there for 3-1/2 years when I was a teenager. It’s a small town in southern KY, so imagine my shock when I just saw this.

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Small world, right!? I found that crate in the basement of my house when I purchased it, so I’d have a hard time giving it away. Maybe if I can find a replacement? If I ever part with it, consider it yours! 🙂

      xo Michael

  • KatiePerk at

    I really like it as an end table but that is probably because I am on the hunt for some unique end tables! The soda crate is a fantastic idea as a drawer because sometimes you need a place to “hide” things!

  • slip4 at

    I loved all three but I think I like the end table best! Great job 🙂

  • Emily @ Go Haus Go at

    I found you via CB2’s tweet and was thrilled to find a fellow MALE home blogger!! Your photos and styling are gorgeous. Love what you did with the cart!

  • Jane S. at

    I love that table, and it works so well in all 3 places! You did a great job. 🙂

  • Caitlin at

    May I ask where you purchased the bedside lamp?

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Of course! I actually got it at HomeGoods about a year ago. So unfortunately it may be tough to find at this point.

      xo Michael

  • Meghan at

    Congrats Michael! CB2 is an awesome company and I love to incorporate their products into my designs too! Such fun furniture and decor! All your styles look so great! I think my favorite is the bedside table look! I love every little detail you have chosen for it! The little gold bird is so adorable! Where did you get the lamp? It’s to die for! 🙂

  • Kiki Phukan at

    I like your style Michael! Versatile, creative and fun. Thanks for the great ideas.

  • Karly at

    Michael!! I love that little cart so much. I have a cart full of stuff over at CB2 that I need to hit buy on. I should totally add the cart. That yellow is such a fun color!

  • Kayleigh at

    I really like it as a side table in your living room! It looks fantastic! Especially with those gold pig bookends! You could buy another one and put them side by side as a coffee table. Would look great! Great job!
    xo, Kayleigh (

  • Jessica at

    Love them all, but the end table is my favorite. CB2 is a great company, congrats on being chosen to style with them!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Thank you so much! Yes – HUGE CB2 fan here!


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