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kristen
California
I love all things design, interiors, and food.
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It's so wonderful having the chance to work with genuinely wonderful people, and there's nothing I enjoy more than helping them create spaces that they'll enjoy coming home to + spending time in. This master bedroom project was no exception, and my sweet client, Betsy, was looking for an overall... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at K Sarah Designs
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Lighting is truly one of my favorite elements in a space. A beautiful chandelier or pendant has the potential to completely transform a room, elevating it from something that's merely "nice" to something that's a total showstopper. Of course, an awesome fixture is only part of the lighting puzzle, since... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2014 at K Sarah Designs
Thanks so much for the sweet note, Alison! So happy to hear that you love your mirror. And, great idea with the wood stain - I bet it turned out gorgeous! :) Best, Kristen
Toggle Commented Oct 21, 2014 on DIY // Sunburst Mirror at K Sarah Designs
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You guys, I'm pretty excited about this soup - it's hands down one of the best I've ever had! It tastes exactly like lasagna, except, you know, in soup form. This means it's way faster (and easier!) to make than traditional lasagna AND it's much lighter, since it has way... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2014 at K Sarah Designs
Thank you for the sweet note, JC! Yes, the carving is definitely the most time-consuming part, but you're right that the stamp can be re-used for many more projects - there are so many possibilities! :)
Toggle Commented Oct 13, 2014 on DIY // Block Printed Pillows at K Sarah Designs
Thanks so much, Emily!
Toggle Commented Oct 13, 2014 on DIY // Block Printed Pillows at K Sarah Designs
Thank you so much, Margie! It was a really fun project, and I definitely recommend giving it a try! :)
Toggle Commented Oct 13, 2014 on DIY // Block Printed Pillows at K Sarah Designs
Hi Sheryl, thanks for the sweet note! The subway tiles we ended up using were a slightly lighter gray than what's shown above. You can see them in the completed kitchen here: http://ksarahdesigns.typepad.com/my-blog/2013/08/mom-and-dads-kitchen-its-finished.html As far as brand, they were from Arizona tile, and are the H-line series, in the "Pumice" color: http://www.arizonatile.com/H-LINE-SERIES-P977.aspx I hope that helps! xo, Kristen
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I always find it so interesting seeing celebrity homes - not only because it's fun to see what styles they're drawn to, but also to see what decorating with a nearly unlimited budget can look like :) I recently came across photos of Michael C. Hall's home renovation that was... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2014 at K Sarah Designs
Hi Ashley! The rug is actually an antique Oriental rug that has been in my family for almost a century :) I did find one that's very similar on ebay, though: http://www.ebay.com/itm/9-3-x-11-8-CHINESE-RUG-ANTIQUE-ORIENTAL-SALE-PEKING-AREA-RUG-FREE-SHIPPING-/191340658101?pt=Rugs&hash=item2c8ccabdb5 I hope that helps! xo, Kristen
Thank you! It was such a fun + easy project, and the best part is the possibilities are endless! I'm already planning on carving another design, and maybe making curtains or a table cloth or something :) I hope you decide to try it!
Toggle Commented Oct 4, 2014 on DIY // Block Printed Pillows at K Sarah Designs
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Happy Happy Friday, all! As mentioned in this post recently, I've been super into hand blocked textiles lately, and really wanted to make my own pillows in this style. More specifically, I wanted to make something similar to these Peter Dunham paisley pillows for my bedroom, except, you know, without... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2014 at K Sarah Designs
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And just like that, it's the last day of September! Up until this past week, it was still feeling like summer around these parts (hello, nearly 100 degree weather!), so I'm SO happy it's finally starting to feel like Fall. Nothing beats this time of year for me; bring on... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2014 at K Sarah Designs
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This is one of those salads that can be filed under the "ridiculously easy to throw together, yet looks kind of fancy & tastes yummy" categories... which means it's a great salad for entertaining, but is also easy enough for an everyday side, too. It's such a light + refreshing... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2014 at K Sarah Designs
Thank you! So happy you enjoyed the post, Erika! :)
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I have been so drawn to block printed textiles lately... There's something about the simplicity in color palette mixed with the highly intricate, hand carved details that is just so beautiful to me. Each piece of fabric is literally a work of art, starting with the hand carved block design,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2014 at K Sarah Designs
Hi Erin, I'm so happy you like the artwork! It's actually from art.com, and I've gone ahead and included a link to it in the post, right below the mood board. I hope that helps, and please let me know if you have any questions! Best, Kristen
Hi Krystal, I upload the images online, but you could easily take them into a Costco on a USB, too... Either way works! Hope that helps :) Best, Kristen
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This chopped salad is one of my favorite no-lettuce salads - it's full of crunchy veggies + fragrant herbs, and is finished with a refreshing vinaigrette. This salad, in addition to nearly daily caprese salads, has been a go-to side dish all summer long, and I just love the mix... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2014 at K Sarah Designs
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Hi all! This is a project that I'm excited to share, because it's so far outside my normal design wheelhouse. For the most part, I typically work with (and design for) women and families (which I love!), but this also means that many of my designs lean towards more feminine... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2014 at K Sarah Designs
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I don't know if there is a more refreshing summer fruit than ice cold watermelon, and while I love it on its own, I've discovered that my new favorite way to enjoy it is in this salad. The lime vinaigrette is the perfect tart counterbalance with the sweetness of the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2014 at K Sarah Designs
How fun!! They all look great on you, but #5 and #6 are my favorites, by far! :) #1 is probably my least favorite, as the size + shape looks a little costume-y to me! xo!
Toggle Commented Aug 14, 2014 on new glasses! at enJOY it by Elise Blaha Cripe
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I know what you mean! That's always been my fear, too, which is why I've never worked with it before... it's definitely not a "safe" choice, and is a BIG commitment for such a permanent element! BUT, I will say that love the look, and think it can be a show stopper in certain applications :)
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I have been so loving patterned tiles in interiors lately... Particularly in bathrooms and kitchens, which tend to be fairly neutral and utilitarian, the addition of patterned tiles are a great way to add color and visual interest. Here are some of my favorite spaces with patterned tile: Sources: 1... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2014 at K Sarah Designs
Hi there! Yes, these tiles (from the H-line series in the "Pumice" color) are definitely ceramic... But if I'm remembering correctly, I think they also had some glass tile options in the H-line series as well. I hope that helps - basically, if you ordered the "pumice" tiles, you should be getting ceramic! :) Best, Kristen