pulp design duel | style/SWOON + Simple Lovely

Feb 23

This series is well on it’s way to being one of our favorite posts to compose. We’re all about interiors so seeing the personal style of some of our favorite stylin’ ladies out there is just too much fun!! Now that Beth is settling into life on the West Coast, we thought it would be appropriate to feature a Dallas edition of our Design Duel. (we want to make sure that Beth is good and home sick!)

Here’s the idea… We ask some of our favorite design bloggers to go up “against” each other and share their own unique taste in an oh-so-friendly design duel! There are no winners or losers here; just a fun look at two different takes on the same space.

Today’s duel…

The Work Space

Joslyn Taylor of  Simple Lovely

Joslyn Taylor chronicles her love of design, fashion, art and food through her thoughtful blog, Simple Lovely. We could go on and on about Joslyn’s many talents and accomplishments but her most recent jump into the creative world by becoming the style editor for D Home magazine and the executive editor of D Family, is enough to leave us totally impressed!!


Sam Reitmayer Sano of  style/SWOON

Another design triple threat, Sam Sano not only runs her successful graphic design firm, which boasts clients such as Neiman Marcus and the Dallas Cowboys, but she also dabbles in interiors and writes for Dallas fashion publication, FD Luxe. As if that wasn’t already enough, she also authors the super hip and always inspiring blog, style/SWOON. This gal has all the design bases covered!!

ding. ding. ding.

Joslyn’s Picks: Bond Lucite Desk |Eames Task Chair | Arched Marble Lamp | Nubuck Crocodile Leather | Studio Pottery Vases | Coffee / Cappuccino Cup

Sam’s Picks: Gold Leaf Desk (similar HERE) | Linen Upholstered Desk Chair (via One King’s Lane)| Rock Desk Lamp | Speck CandyShell for the iPhone | Brass Pencil Holder |Marrakesh Mint Tea

13 splendid comments below

  1. I love both looks! Great choices ladies.

    February 23, 2012 at 10:17 am Reply
  2. Jocelyn, thanks so much for including us! (We can also get the bond desk too:) What a fun post. Thanks again.

    February 23, 2012 at 1:27 pm Reply
  3. ps: SO sorry Joselyn for misspelling your name:( Thanks everyone at hello splendor!

    February 23, 2012 at 2:25 pm Reply
  4. b. calamity says

    oooh sam! adore!

    February 23, 2012 at 3:22 pm Reply
  5. What a fun post. I love both Joslyn’s earthy style and Sam’s feminine notes. Great concepts. Thanks for sharing and I hope to see more of this feature!

    February 23, 2012 at 4:10 pm Reply
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  7. These ladies never cease to amaze me. Loving both looks. I’ve been eyeing that brass pencil case for some time now!

    February 23, 2012 at 6:47 pm Reply
  8. We’re so glad to hear you all enjoyed yet another PULP Design Duel!! Any recommendations for the next match-up?

    February 23, 2012 at 11:09 pm Reply
  9. Dara says

    Both were great! I am a huge fan of Joslyn and her blog Simple Lovely! For the next match-up, what about some Chicago design bloggers? Not sure who to point to but I would love to find some in this great windy city of ours!

    February 24, 2012 at 10:55 am Reply
  10. Lesley says

    The desk chair Sam posted is perfection! Do you know which one Kings Lane Sale it came from- is it recent? Or who it is by?

    February 26, 2012 at 11:56 am Reply
    • Lesley, I asked Sam about the chair and she couldn’t remember which sale it came from but guessed it was not recent. :-(

      Let’s know if you find another similar to that one!

      February 27, 2012 at 10:51 pm Reply
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