Name: Christen Bensten with Blue Egg Brown Nest
Location: Arlington, VA
I love using vintage accessories and furniture to give a room character. I need to be in love with each piece that I put in this space because they I will want to spend time in the room. I did a neutral color on the wall and added turquoise accents because it’s my favorite color. I love that the room reflects my style.
My favorite piece is the antique library card catalogue. I purchased it at a barn sale. I found the extra long reclaimed wood dining table and fell in love. To soften the look I added upholstered nail-head chairs.
To add more texture I used a zebra rug and a rope chandelier. To lighten up the space, I have mercury candle sticks and new lamps and of course old books all over the place!
“Bensten is a DIY furniture maven!” – The Washington Post
“…DIY royalty, Christen Bensten of Blue Egg Brown Nest.” – Daily Candy