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kristen
California
I love all things design, interiors, and food.
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Hi friends! One of the projects I've been working on the last couple of months is a beach house on the Oregon coast. The main living room/ great room is one big open plan space, and is entirely connected and open to the kitchen and dining area... which in this... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2014 at K Sarah Designs
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Wanna know what I love about weekend breakfasts? You can totally start your day off with dessert, and you get to call it "breakfast". I mean, let's be honest - goodies like coffee cakes, cinnamon rolls, pancakes, waffles and french toast are really just glorified desserts, masquarading as "breakfast", am... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2014 at K Sarah Designs
Wonderful! So happy it was helpful! Hoping your mother enjoys the succulent planter as much as I have :) Best, Kristen
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I can safely say that I've never been so happy or excited about a publication being printed as I was when I heard that Domino magazine was returning to print. And amazingly, the recent first issue was even better than I remember it being, in terms of beautiful spaces +... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2014 at K Sarah Designs
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Hi guys! Yep, I'm still here! It's been a while, and I just wanted to check in and let you know where I've been! Last week I was in San Diego, watching my sweet niece Ellerie while her Mama was out of town, and absolutely loved every second of it!... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2014 at K Sarah Designs
Hi Lauren, Thanks for getting in touch! I do indeed consult for clients outside of CA :) Please shoot me an email describing what you'd like help with, and I'll be happy to give you more information on my design process + pricing. Thanks so much! Best, Kristen
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Happy Friday friends! I'm excited to highlight one of my favorite new-to-me shops today - Uncommon Goods! If you're not familiar with them, they're an online marketplace that specialize in creatively designed, sustainable, and affordable products. Many of their offerings are also handmade and/or limited edition, and include everything from... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2014 at K Sarah Designs
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Today I'm highlighting one of my favorite chandeliers - the Robert Abbey Bling Chandelier. Admittedly, it's kind of a hokey name, but if there was ever a time to use that descriptor for lighting, this is it... because this chandelier is definitely "blingy", and definitely gorgeous. It's one of those... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2014 at K Sarah Designs
They are branch clippings from a Japanese Maple... they last about 2 weeks, when kept in water. Lots of different branch clippings would work, though - we just grabbed these from the yard. Hope that helps!
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Hello hello! It's no secret that I love meyer lemons, so when they're in season, I pretty much jump at the chance to use them as much as possible... this means that if I come across any recipe that contains the word 'lemon' in it, you better believe that not... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2014 at K Sarah Designs
So funny - totally just posted about sliding barn doors yesterday! :) Love that colorful cactus print on oh happy day, too. Thanks for the fun links!
Toggle Commented Mar 15, 2014 on weekend links / 10. at enJOY it by Elise Blaha Cripe
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Happy Friday, all! I say that with even more enthusiasm than normal, because man was this week a doozy! Needless to say, I'm pretty excited for the weekend, and to make matters even better, it's going to be absolutely gorgeous here in California. Sunny and in the low 80's -... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2014 at K Sarah Designs
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This is one quinoa recipe I've been wanting to try for a long time now, and I'm so glad I finally did! It's super easy, healthy, and tasty, and I especially love that it only requires one pot, making cleanup a cinch! This Mexican quinoa dish comes together quickly -... Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2014 at K Sarah Designs
Hi Brenda, Thanks for the sweet note! That striped living room rug was from Pottery Barn, but unfortunately it looks like it's no longer available: http://www.potterybarn.com/products/conrad-stripe-recycled-yarn-outdoor-rug-blue/?pkey=crugs-by-style&cm_src=rugs-by-style||NoFacet-_-NoFacet-_--_- Have you ever checked out Dash & Albert rugs? They have lots of striped, flatwoven rug options that you might like: http://www.dashandalbert.com/striped-rugs I hope that helps! Best, Kristen
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Happy Friday, everyone! Have you all seen Lauren Liess' home featured in the new Domino magazine? It is a showstopper, folks. Talk about gorgeous neutrals, wood tones, organic elements, and cozy spaces galore! To me, it's the perfect combination of modern + organic, and it's apparent Lauren put so much... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2014 at K Sarah Designs
Thanks, Richard! The vase on the kitchen island was from an online flash sale site (Joss & Main), but is also available from Home Decorators: http://www.homedecorators.com/P/Boccioni_Recycled_Glass_Jug/340/ I hope that helps! Best, Kristen
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Ahhh meyer lemons, how I love thee. Lemons in general are one of my favorite cooking ingredients, but when it comes to desserts, meyer lemons are especially wonderful. If you've never had them before, they're far less tart than regular lemons, with a flavor that combines lemon + tangerine +... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2014 at K Sarah Designs
How exciting! Wishing you so much luck + success with the house hunt - hoping you find a place you love! And yes, let me know if/when I can help :)
Thanks! I've actually gotten a few questions about it, so I suppose I should have included the details with the rest of the sources above :) Anyway, I found it at Arizona Tile. It's the H-line series in the "PUMICE" color. You can view it here: http://www.arizonatile.com/H-LINE-SERIES-P977.aspx I hope that helps! Good luck with the remodel, and feel free to let me know if you have any other questions :) -Kristen
Hi Dana! So happy to hear you like the board :) The shower curtain is an actual shower curtain, but is unfortunately no longer available (it was from World Market). Urban Outfitters sells a somewhat similar chevron shower curtain, though: http://www.urbanoutfitters.com/urban/catalog/productdetail.jsp?id=23506892&parentid=A_FURN_BATH&color=004 While I've never done it, I have seen others use real curtains as a shower curtain. Should be fine, as long as you use a liner :) Also - I usually don't share all sources on posts like these as a courtesy to my paying clients, but if there's something else that you were specifically wondering about, I'd be happy to point you in the right direction! Best, Kristen
Hi Vivian! Thanks for the sweet note! The granite is 2cm thick, but is doubled up along the edge (it's a straight edge, slightly eased on the top to prevent chipping). I hope that helps! Best, Kristen
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Happy Monday! For us Californians, the past week of rain has been wonderful and very much needed. But as lovely as it's been, we're still far below our normal rainfall, which doesn't bode well for the hot summer months. As a result, many of us are making a conscious effort... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2014 at K Sarah Designs
Yep - that sums it up nicely :) If you choose elements that you really love & that work well together, you can't really go wrong. Also, that applies to your earlier lighting question, as well :) Btw - if you do have questions on specific lights working together, I'd be happy to give my 2 cents - email me if you're interested!
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Happy Friday, all! Sorry for the lack of posts this week - we had family in town for a big chunk of it, and I wanted to soak up as much time with them as possible (you would, too, if your niece was this cute!) Anyway, I've been playing catch... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2014 at K Sarah Designs
Aren't they? She's very talented!