One Kings Lane Blogger Challenge

Posted By Rebecca-NY | Jul 19, 2012 | 4 Comments | Category: Uncategorized

So I was recently asked to participate in a blogger’s challenge on One Kings Lane which I was delighted about.  The concept was simple; OKL sent me five (5) items from their ‘Vintage & Market Finds‘ which I was to use in my own home by revamping an area that needed a little love and tenderness.  Although my space is small (and by small I mean tiny west village apartment that barely holds all my belongings but it’s ok because the location is everything) there’s plenty of revamping to do, especially with some new cool OKL vintage finds.  With that, I chose the area off my kitchen which is sort of a dining slash side table which could use some serious styling and decorating  in general.  The before picture is quite dull and boring so you’ll be happy to see that I’ve given this space a little life.  Our home, afterall, is a place where we should rest easy and be able to kick back and smile after a long day.  Giving it a little color and style is one of the best ways I know how to create that place of joy.

 

BEFORE

As you can see, there was no love on this table so that’s where OKL saved the day.

With the items OKL sent me, I brought in a few of my own objects, books, artwork and most importantly love.  I wanted to create an eclectic mix of old and new which is what I’m drawn to as a designer and an artist – lucky for me there’s a lot out there (both old and new) that helps me create the perfect blend.  Pops of abstract art against something vintage makes the old seem instantly new and trendy.  You can accomplish a bold fresh look but still keep those family heirlooms on display.  Not only are you mixing your styles but you’re combining generations of meaningful pieces which is what makes everything come full circle.  So the next time you think that bright, colorful abstract art won’t work in your more traditional room, think again!!

The End Result:

AFTER

Take a look at the full challenge on OKL and read more about the revamp and what was used and why!





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Martha Stewart and Omnimedia hosted a party last night for all the fellow bloggers who are in town for the BlogHer Conference this weekend and what a great party!  There were well over 400 bloggers in Martha Stewart’s office on 26th Street, mingling about, tasting recipes from Martha’s latest issue of Everyday Food, playing with the latest and greatest crafts products, getting fake lashes put on and blogging/tweeting while doing it all!  I myself passed on the fake lashes, but went straight to the crafts table to see what it was all about.

The punch around the page kit had to be my favorite!  How adorable is this hand-crafted stationary that take seconds to make.  It’s fun, cost effective and might even get your kids to write their thank you notes if they can have fun while doing it!

Want to paint your dresser or your wall in a faux bois?  It’s easy to do with Martha Stewart’s painting kits which are expected to hit stores in September.  Keep your eyes peeled and check her website for availability.  There are plenty of painting effects to choose from so whatever your style may be, I’m sure she’ll have the right tool!

Faux Bois

Herringbone

Now to the food..I was only able to sample a few things but can tell you everything looked amazing and well worth the time in the kitchen.  The first thing I tried was the Bistro Slider with pickled onions

Yum!

Grilled S’mores

So easy and fun for kids!

Another great idea for a party/dessert if you’re crunched for time or just want something different and fun – create an oreo cake on a cake stand for all your guests to pick apart.  You’ll of course want to have some milk near by..

Thanks Martha/Omnimedia for a great evening.  I look forward to trying new recipes and craft projects at home!

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