A few weeks ago, I had the COOLEST opportunity to go up to Salt Lake City for the first #OverstockSyle Weekend. When I found out that Kirsten from Simply Grove, Cassandra from Coco+Kelley, Dabito from Old Brand New and Ashley from At Home with Ashley were also coming, I knew it was going to be an amazing time. But little did I know that Overstock was going to roll out the red carpet for us in such a major way! It honestly was one of the most fun work trips I’ve ever been on. I left with sore cheeks from laughing, a tummy full from all the amazing meals, and a mind brimming with inspiration.
We started out by heading to Overstock’s corporate headquarters called Peace Coliseum (it looks like a peace sign from above).
When we got there they showed us a demo of their new augmented reality app that you can use to literally see thousands of pieces of furniture on their site in your room using your phone. It was SO crazy and it felt like I was getting a peek into the future for all online shopping. I love that Overstock considers themselves to be a tech company too – they are pushing boundaries for sure.
Next stop, we got to tour the Overstock Dream House up high in the mountains (literally on Mt. Olympus) overlooking the Salt Lake valley below. This mid-century house was completely decked out! Before coming up for the weekend, all of us bloggers sent Overstock a couple of mood boards of furniture we loved from the site.
Then their design team decorated the house using only Overstock product based on the pieces we really loved! So cool, right? Here’s a little tour!
Living room inspired by Cassandra from coco+kelley – the wood sided sofa was literally perfect.
Dining room inspired by Kirsten from Simply Grove – those leather and brass dining chairs SWIVEL!
The loungey family room was inspired by Dabito from Old Brand New – it honestly was the best hang out space! We were all here for hours and hours!
Ashley from At Home with Ashley inspired this breakfast nook – She loves a good pop of pink and that rug was perfection. (That art was SO GREAT too!)
They designed the master bedroom inspired by my mood boards and it was so dreamy! Super soothing and calm, like a bedroom should be!
(If you’re interested in seeing the whole Dream House, click over here! The exterior was gorgeous too!) After our house tour, a private chef made the most amazing five course dinner for us at the Overstock Dream House. Then we karaoked down in the lounge room (with all that gorgeous walnut paneling on the walls!) until the wee hours. It was amazing and completely worth being a little sleepy the morning of the big DESIGN CHALLENGE DAY!!!
You guys, they told us we were going to the Overstock photo studio for a design challenge, but we had NO CLUE about any of the details. When we arrived at their enormous photo studio early the next morning, we each got to pick an envelope at random. When we opened them we saw that we were each assigned a different color of the same chair. Most of the colors were more neutral but I got THE ORANGE CHAIR!!! Gasp! I was excited for the challenge. :)
Each of the five bloggers had a room set in the photography studio with wood floors and a neutral color on the walls. Once we were assigned a chair color and a photo assistant and stylist team, they started the clock! We RACED through the Overstock prop house, picking furniture and accessories and lamps and art to use in our rooms all from the Overstock inventory. It felt like I was in a game show! Like a mix of the Amazing Race and that old grocery store game or something! :) It was sort of stressful but mostly SO FUN!
I put together a video of all of my Instagram stories from the design challenge – it was so fun to livestream the excitement!
Here’s a time lapse video of my space. I had fun reliving the day by occasionally pausing the video to see all the different directions we thought about going in before settling on the final look! :)
When the time was up, we did a big Overstock Facebook Live stream of the room reveals with each of the bloggers (you can still watch that video here) and the viewers voted on their favorites spaces. I’m so happy to say that my space won thanks to you guys and your support! Thank you!!! :)
Here’s the finished room from my #OverstockStyle Design Challenge!!
I was a little nervous about getting the orange chair, but I actually think it works really well in the space here! It’s such a fun pop of color.
Overstock continued to spoil us the rest of the weekend with amazing meals and outings and just generally a really great time! I have to say, I came into the weekend loving Overstock’s product offering, but I left LOVING OVERSTOCK and what they stand for as a company. They love their customers and they really love their employees. I have so much respect for all they are achieving!
ALSO!!!! Guess what?! Overstock is letting each of us bloggers give away the chair we used for the design challenge! Just enter by leaving a comment. (And yes, you can choose any color of the chair you’d like!) :)
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