Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Overstock.com in the SLC Parade of Homes

A week ago we were privileged to tour the Overstock.com sponsored parade of homes prior to the start of the parade.  It's a fun urban town home that has a rugged meets chic vibe.  When initially walking into the home you are greeted by the inspiration of nature.  There is leafless tree wallpaper, a pebble floor and an earthy brown textured carpet that is a welcome change from more traditional entries.  These elements are a reminder of what we see everyday but in an unique installation.

Moving upstairs the rugged chic theme continues using slate tile on the floor.  It isn't the typical multi-colored slate that is most often used.  It's a beautiful sleek platinum that has wonderful movement in each tile that immediately grabs your attention.  Seated on the floor are wonderfully sleek modern furniture pieces, including and Eames Rocker and Noguchi Table both of which have been in production since the 1940's; great design never goes out of style.  Marrying these classic pieces with existing modern sofas is a fun tied leather rug.

The master bedroom aside from having a wonderful view, has an even more beautiful interior.  This simplistically stylish bedroom has a great faux wall finish and crystal chandeliers.  The elegant palette of white, black and grey gives the room a spa/resort like feel that anyone would love to escape to.  Design wise it also leaves the user with limitless possibilities to personalize their space at a later date; pink, red, chartreuse, turquoise or even camel. 

What makes this home so wonderful is the pairing of old meets new, natural meets industrial and rugged meets chic.  They've used leather for flooring, various unique wallpapers and great accessories that make the space feel lived in.  It's definitely a must see on this year's Salt Lake Parade.  I'm actually headed back for a second look, because it is visually that much fun to walk through.  When you go, make sure you touch and feel everything you can.  You'll be surprised at the materials used and how they used them.  Thanks O.Co for the great opportunity to walk through before it all began.

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