Monday, June 30, 2014

Last Week's Links

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For the past few weeks I've been busy busy busy preparing three online classes for Atly.  They are just about finished and I can't wait to share them with you. Don't worry I've still been taking time to read my favorite blogs and do some online window shopping. Here are the link's I'm loving from last week! 


1 || This bookshelf makeover is amazing!
2 || I love this simple gold necklace.
3 || This egg carton wreath would be so fun to make with your kids.
4 || Everyone needs a good pencil skirt.



5 || This is my new favorite piece of art
6 || Great roundup of light fixture ideas
7 || These mini water blobs are adorable. 
8 || I can't believe how cool this power strip is. 
9 || This swimming suit is so colorful. 

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Virtual Dream House Finish Plan

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For the next step in designing my virtual dream home I've picked out all my finishes for my dream lake house.  Walking through the floor plan of my David Weekly house in Lake Village last week inspired me to pick a light and airy design scheme.  I really wanted to leave a neutral palette for lots of color and pattern in accessories and furniture.


Here is the basics of what I came up with. I got to actually go down to the David Weekly design showroom and choose everything I wanted in person. I had a pretty good budget but nothing crazy to work with. I picked a few places to splurge and a few places to save.

I remember when Josh and I went to pick our finishes for the house we currently live in and it was rough. I had NO idea what to choose. It was so stressful.  I think most new home owners feel this way. The design center staff said they've even had people there for up to five hours! Torture. I went in and picked the whole house in less than two hours. It helped that I know what I like and I've spent a long time figuring out my style. If you are building a new home I suggest you spend a lot of time on Pinterest honing your own style. 


For flooring throughout the house I chose this carpet.


In my perfect world I would have light light carpet but let's be honest, unless it's covered in plastic that won't work. So this one is a good in-between. You cant really tell in the picture but it has a lot of dark tones in it. I also like the subtle pattern. It reminded me of a jute rug.

I also did hardwood throughout the main level. 


Antiqued Laminate Floor

I love the look of dark wood but it's not easy to keep clean and with this house being by the lake I knew it would get a lot of traffic and dirt. I chose a laminate to stay in the budget. I have laminate in my own house and we've been really happy with it. I will say that it definitely bubbles in any place where you let water sit too long. So that you have to be careful with.

In the master bathroom I chose a marble tile set in a herringbone pattern.
Traditional Bathroom by Woodbridge Tile, Stone & Countertops Cercan Tile Inc.

For the paint I wanted to keep it mostly neutral as well so I chose Repose Gray for the walls and Pure White for the doors, ceilings and trim. 


 For the Kitchen I'm doing white cabinets, white subway tile and a gray island.  


For the counters I chose a white quartz.  

 I'm doing shaker style cabinets. This is by far my favorite cabinet style. 

 I chose to do nickel finishes throughout the house. For the Kitchen hardware I'm doing bin pulls on the drawers and round knobs on all the doors.

I can't wait to show you how I'll be decorating this house! Stay tuned next week!

Don't forget to follow along with the other bloggers as well! They are all super talented. 





Tuesday, June 24, 2014

6th Street Sale

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Today I am selling some fabulous items that I have am no longer in need of.

Please email me at kirstenkrason@gmail.com if you would like to purchase an item or have any questions about an item.

All Sales are Final. Shipping not included in price. 




22 x 22" Villa Tuscan Linen Pillow Covers / 2 available / $30 each SOLD






Thomas Pual Sun Pillow Cover - $10 SOLD






Outdoor "K" Pillow - $15 SALE PENDING




Chartreuse Pillow $50 14x36" 








2 betwixt pillows with blue linen backing 22" $100 for both SOLD











This is leftover from the fabric used on my front porch cushions.


Remnant Piece, $25 for the piece




Serena and Lily Racing Stripe Fabric   2 yards available $20 a yard SOLD


Serena and Lily Lattice Fabric in Bone 4 Yards Available $40 a yard 




 PB Teen Emily & Meritt Dragonfly String of Lights - $20 


PB Teen White Classic Organic Sheet Set - Twin $30 SOLD


West Elm Stripe Pillow Cases Set of 2 Standard Cases - $15 for both SOLD






To the Moon & Back Sign - $200 



Retails for $400 - 36" x 36" 







Set of 4 8 x 10 prints $7 Each







Bloom Hanging Lamp with Hanging Cord Assembly -$125



Lamp measures 17d x 26h"



Twin Pink Headboard  $165 


Glass Table Lamp -$15  SOLD

There is a small black mark on the back of the shade. 


Made By Girl Framed Love Poster  - $30 SOLD


PB Comfort Roll Long Slipcovered Chair - (has some marks on the slipcover but they can be washed) $60 SOLD

PB Teen Ivory Furlicious Floor Cushion  - $45


Trellis Side Chair - $70


Safavieh Courtyard Red Bone Indoor Outdoor Area Rug ROUND 7' - $99 SALE PENDING
West Elm Jute Boucle Rug - Ivory - 8x 10 - $275 Local Pick Up Only
 

Monday, June 23, 2014

Last Week's Links

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 Photo: Scott Clark Photography / Styling & design: Jillian of 100 Layer Cake

1 || This is my new favorite ikea hack.
2 || I love this room makeover that proves changing small details makes a big difference!
3 || This dress is perfect for summer. 
4 || How Genius to spray paint Chinese lanterns
5 || This is a fun idea to paint the backs of your glass cabinets.


6 || I love this bike basket
7 || I want this art print!
8 || This bath mat is adorable.
9 || I totally want to make this paper crown.
10 || Yes I love this quote.

Friday, June 20, 2014

Feature Friday: The Pleated Poppy

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Today I am featuring the bright and colorful home tour of Lindsey from the blog The Pleated Poppy.
Here is what she says she loves most about here home:

look:  my house is light and bright!  I have kept the wall color and most of the furniture fairly neutral so I can change things up on a whim or for different seasons quickly and inexpensively.  

feeling:  My house is very casual.  I like having lots of places to sit, room for large groups.

livability:   My furniture is almost all thrifted, found or made by my dad & I.   Because of this it all has little monetary value, so I don;t panic if something gets knocked or dinged - it just adds to the character!  Most people freak out about my white couches, but they are the easiest part of my house!  They are slip-covered so I just pull them off and bleach them in the washer if needed (you can't bleach any other color!).

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Thanks so much to Lindsey for sharing her amazing home tour with us! Make sure you check out her blog here
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