OKL Challenge - Day Two: Bed & Bath

October 18, 2012 | Alex

Day Two done! Took me exactly an hour to cruise each new shop and pin my favorites. I was finished by noon on the dot. I hope to hone my speed pinning skills over the coming month until I'm down to 30 minutes. (I set my alarm for 8am this morning, intending to sneak out of bed and get my pinning done before my boyfriend Ryan and our puggle Hektor awakened. Whoops! Turns out One Kings Lane shops open at 8am Pacific Time. So, realistically, this will be an afternoon project.)

Today was decidedly tougher than yesterday--  the shop names were proceeded with silly words like, "polished", "preppy" and "refined." It made for slim pickings as I am neither polished, preppy, nor refined. Thank god for The Relaxed Bed. (I may not be relaxed, but I think my bed is what with it's fairly light docket of responsibilities.)

Today's sales raised an interesting question about whether I should adjust my standards according to what's available. If nothing in a particular shop grabs my attention, should I pin the item I like most on a comparative basis? I think no. Although it's hard for me to be vigilant about sliding standards. With something as subjective as taste and style, those standards often operate on a sub-conscious level. I'll try my very best to stick to the litmus test, "would I want this in my home?" As an example, I completely skipped over the selection of boyfriend pillows available.

That said, a lot of my choices today were context sensitive. The object might read as traditional, but I saw a glimmer of hope that in the right setting, it would come off as cool and un-stuffy. The clearest cut example that comes to mind is the collection of Pioppo objects. They could be all fancy man, masculine boudoir (think purple velvet smoking jacket)-- in other words, not for me. OR, they can be mod and awesome, a la Jonathan Adler's Bond Desk.

In other news, Happy Throw Pillow Day! What? You didn't know it was National Thow Pillow Day? Don't worry. That's because--shocker-- it's not a real holiday. But judging from the volume of throw pillows available on One Kings Lane, I'm thinking maybe it's a Canadian holiday and U.S. retailers are just piling on.

For today's mood boards, I drew on OKL's Bed & Bath theme to create a series of beds & baths for fictional clients. Enjoy!

'Flower Power' Teenager

When a style-savvy, color-crazy teenager (with indulgent parents) goes through a hippie phase and wants to redecorate her pad.

Bedroom

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Sources

(all items source via today's sales One Kings Lane, Available thru 10/21)

  1. Noveau Flowers 3  - $199
  2. Noveau Flowers 5  - $199
  3. Laguna Border Headboard, Teal - $339
  4. Aztec 14x24" Pillow, Multi  - $79
  5. Hunt 5-Drawer Chest  - $1,299
  6. Vintage Field Guides, Set of 3  - $75
  7. 3'3" x 7'1" Ebele Rug, Multi  - $549
  8. Rectangle Seat  - $449

Bathroom

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Sources

(all items source via today's sales One Kings Lane, Available thru 10/21)

  1. Fouta Tricolor, Fuchsia  - $29
  2. Fouta Tricolor, Orange  - $29
  3. Noveau Flowers 4  - $199
  4. Almond Tray w/ Alpaca Handles  - $169
  5. Yo-yo Stool - $449

World-Traveler-Turned-Hedge-Funder

When an adventure and souvenir-seeking bachelor hangs up his backpack, settles in the big city and starts a successful hedge fund. (You can take the boy out of the Southeast Asian youth hostel, but you can't take a passion for batik out the of boy...)

Bedroom

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Sources

(all items source via today's sales One Kings Lane, Available thru 10/21)

  1. 6'5" x 9'9" Missour Rug, Black/Gray/Blue  - $1,499
  2. Jakarta Euro Sham, Denim  - $109
  3. Rick Rack Sheet Set, Navy/Blue  - $219 - $249
  4. Drum Ceramic Table Lamp, Bone Glaze  - $199
  5. Leather & Brass Catch-All - $35
  6. Johnson End Table  - $279
  7. Colton Bed, Queen  - $1,799

Bathroom

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Sources

(all items source via today's sales One Kings Lane, Available thru 10/21)

  1. 3-piece Rick Rack Towel Set, Navy/Blue  - $79
  2. Natural Pioppo Towel Tray  - $69
  3. Mow Stool  - $289
  4. Ethnic Stripe Fouta, Gray  - $29

Calm and Comfort-Seeking Retirees

When a retired couple in their mid-sixties relocate to the beach to pursue their lifelong dream (writing a memoir of their great love story, of course) in a tranquil environment with a simple palette.

Bedroom

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Sources

(all items source via today's sales One Kings Lane, Available thru 10/21)

  1. Christine Sheet Set, White  - $89 - $119
  2. Indus 12x22 Pillow, Gray  - $49
  3. Casablanca 20x20 Pillow, Gray  - $65
  4. Ritter Sideboard  - $999
  5. Sanur Chair  - $419

Bathroom

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Sources

(all items source via today's sales One Kings Lane, Available thru 10/21)

  1. 3-piece Savile Towel Set, Pewter  - $39
  2. Wool Blend Storage Basket, Gray  - $49-$59
  3. Natura Chair, White Wash  - $259
  4. Small Stripe Fouta Towel, Gray  - $29

Tribeca Trust-Fund Newlyweds

A classic girl-meets-boy story. Except in this case, girl is a size 0 accessories editor at a prestigious fashion magazine and boy is a DJ with family money and a collection of tight leather jackets to put Georgio Armani to shame. Here's what happens when they move into their 1,800 sq ft "starter loft" in Tribeca.

Bedroom

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Sources (all items source via today's sales One Kings Lane  and available thru 10/21, unless otherwise noted)

  1. Rick Rack Sheet Set, Honeysuckle  - $219-$249
  2. Eileen Gray Side Table, $129
  3. B. Pieroni, Set of 4 Figurative Prints - $699 (Earlier sale. Ends 10/20)
  4. Harper Dresser, Walnut - $599
  5. Jakarta Euro Sham, Cinnabar - $109
  6. Rhys Rug, Beige/Black - $439  - $1,449

Bathroom

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Sources

(all items source via today's sales One Kings Lane, Available thru 10/21)

  1. Fouta Gradation Towel, Charcoal - $29
  2. Red Goatskin Vanity Tray, $129
  3. Set of 3 Octaganol Boxes, Gray - $199
  4. La Quinta Bench - $549

Young Brooklyn Emigree

When a 27-year-old graphic designer moves to Brooklyn to escape the tyranny of roommates and finds a (studio) apartment she can finally call her own. 

Bedroom

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Sources

(all items source via today's sales One Kings Lane  and available thru 10/21, unless otherwise noted)

  1. Roberta Pinna, Michelle  - $189  (Earlier sale. Ends 10/20)
  2. Lindsay Cowles, Untitled 718  - $169-$229 (Earlier sale. Ends 10/20)
  3. Alphabet 101 Framed Print  - $49 (Earlier sale. Ends 10/20)
  4. Cornflower 12x26 Pillow, Blue  - $79
  5. Sophia Euro Sham, Black/Steel  - $59
  6. Lucy Stool  - $249
  7. Taylor Slipcover Headboard, Navy  - $329-$429

Bathroom

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Sources (all items source via today's sales One Kings Lane  and available thru 10/21, unless otherwise noted)

  1. 6-piece Bristol Towel Set, Anthracite  - $59
  2. Jen Garrido, Uncoordinated  - $189-$289 (Earlier sale. Ends 10/20)
  3. Horse Shoe Stool  - $199
  4. Per Lütken Holmegaard Bud Vase  - $129