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Things I'm all about this week...

Faux de Gournay wallpaper...
 
I can't tell you how many clients and friends have inquired about this exquisite wallpaper.








 
Sadly, the paper can cost around $1,000 per panel.... until now! Check out my friend Andrea's blog the The Glam Pad to see how you can achieve this look without the hefty price tag.  She's found a source for a look alike de Gournay paper... and bonus!! Andrea is participating in the One Room Challenge so follow along as  she decorates her powder room with this gorg wallpaper!

Here's Andrea's version



Soooooo pretty!!
 
Okay onto keeping it a little more realz....
 
Crypton Fabrics

 
 
Crypton fabrics (which have been around for a long time) are now exploding onto the scene (well at least on my scene). I have been decorating a lot of homes with large messy puppies and young, sports-playing, finger-painting, fun and fabulous kids.
 
You can not destroy this fabric people!!! Want to re-upholster an outdated piece of furniture but afraid your kids will trash it the next day? Go on ...give this fabric a chance you will not be disappointed:) 
 
 
Speaking of outdated furniture ....
 
The Centsational Girl wrote this article on how to get the best results when spray painting furniture. I totally trust this chick... she's painted a lot furniture in her time!
 
 
 
 
Fall Coats
 
UGGGGGHHHHH... I never know what coat/sweater/jacket to wear at this time of year. I'm always cold but can't fathom sporting my winter coat even though I really really want to...
 
Here's a few of my solutions...
Joie


Zara
Zara
Jcrew - don't like how they styled this girl???


If I can't be a vegan at least my jacket can be...

Vegan leather jacket
Piperlime


More winter than fall but I thought this was fun.

Gap
 
Thoughts? Suggestions? I'm open!
Thanks for reading xoxo!!

Things I'm all about this week...

How cute are the royal couple with their new baby?


I mean seriously???
 
Look at them.
 
 Adorbs.
 
And Kate's hair?
 
Off

The

Charts.
 

You can get Kate's similar polka dot look here or here.

Thin lips? Whaaaat??... yes, I have thin lips. But not any more... not since I watched this video. Check it here.
 
on your phone? click here
 
 
I wore this dress over the weekend. LOVE. It's soooo pretty and it was on sale to boot. Score one for me.
 
 
I'm obsessing over this wallpaper that was featured by Beth Connolly on Chinoiserie Chic.
 
 
I don't know what's beyond that entry I just know I want to live there. It's navy and white perfection.
 
I managed to throw these flowers together for my goddaughter's christening this weekend.
 
 




Fun and girly aren't they?
 You can never go wrong with white and various shades of green and pink. All of these flowers came from Produce Junction and cost $35 in total. Love that place.
 
Also coveting my friends fire table from RH
 
 
Fabulous, right? I want to roast marshmallows here. Among other things.  If you want to pull the trigger on it go here.
 
And these jeweled-tone pieces for fall?
 
 
gap
tory burch
 
 
Yep, I said fall.
 
Thanks for reading!! xoxo

20+ essentials for your next outdoor party!

 
So your throwing a party!




images above via pinterest

No?
 
Well, you may think twice after I show you all the fun and  fabulous indoor/outdoor stuff available!

Get comfortable, sit back and relax with these
outdoor pillows


Frontgate



Schumacher here


Pottery Barn

Crate and Barrel


Etsy


Frontgate

Got a chill?
No sweat, I've got an outdoor throw made with 100% acrylic Sunbrella chenille fabric
 
Frontgate
Still Cold?
Well grab yourself a bag of marshmallows and settle in here
 
Restoration Hardware
 
 Buggin' out? 
No fear mosquito repellent is here. So, stop slapping yourself silly.
Frontgate

 
Lanterns and candles so you can light it up!
 
Restoration Hardware


Restoration Hardware


 
Take a seat...
These would be fun and stylish for extra seating



Amazon



Pour yourself a glass
 
Govino wine glasses are shatterproof and reusable. Best of all, they have a place for your thumb if it gets tired.


amazon

Not a wine drinker? How about some Sangria amigo?

Pottery Barn
 
No? How about an ice cold pop of iced tea?
Frontgate
Don't forget to put your dancing shoes on
Indoor/Outdoor wireless speaker

Amazon
Outdoor chalk table cloth, anyone?
 
oil chalk tablecloth available here
Or this one perhaps? This would look gorg with a pop of hot pink flowers!


etsy
 

For an easy breezy atmosphere
Indoor/Outdoor Curtains

Pottery Barn

Outdoor floor lamp? Yep, got that too.

Ballard Designs

One last thought, instead of buying all this stuff just bring all your indoor stuff outside for the night. Just be sure to bring it back in before it rains!!

Now back to biz...
What ever will you wear?
Self-tanner of course


here
And how about these?


Milly for Banana Republic
 
 
joie
Devon Baer
 
 

zara
gap
old navy


Lilly Pulizer

Do you have any party secrets you'd like to share? What say you?

P.S. If you missed my outdoor furniture, planter and rug round up check it out here, here and here!
Have a GREAT time at your party! xoxo



The Evolution of a Chandelier

and other random thoughts...


When we first moved in about eleven years ago we had one of these brass bad boys from the previous owner.




So I bought some stuff from Benjamin Moore to age shiny brass and it looked like this.

sorry my golden doodle kept getting in the shot ... what a ham!




And I also added some of these.



And lots of these from Swarovski. You can buy them both here.



Then I painted it with no prep and no sanding with this. You can buy this special paint here.


Now it looks like this.



When she wants to get dressed up she looks like this.


Shiny brass? Well, it's the biggest thing in design now. Huge.


here


Tiffany Leigh Interior Design

everthingfab.com

 

DECORPAD.COM

 

 

 
any questions?:)
 

Totally Random Spring Fashion Finds



Move over J CREW. The GAP is about to take over mainstream fashion! Just kidding, let's not get carried away here. I love Jenna Lyons and I have a soft spot in my heart for J CREW. It was the place to shop when I was in college. Put on a pair of shoe boots or "shoots" as we like to call them, leggings and an oversized sweater. Done. 

Also, don't you remember drunk dialing the J CREW catalog at like 3 am and ordering a slew of fair isle sweaters? No... was that just me?

Totally kidding;)

Anyway I went into the GAP today after receiving these beauties in the mail. 

You can buy them here.

I also found these neon skinnies. Great fit just go down a size.



They need to be paired with this color... camel.



photo credit here


or you will scream "Eat At Joe's" with your neon outfit.

And aren't these shorts adorable with a navy t-shirt or white button-down?  maybe?... 


Perhaps a cat shirt?

Just wish it were dogs.  You can find it here.

Now go pop some tags and by the way, reason for the trip? It's 40% percent off at the GAP today.

Next time let's do some local shopping, shall we?

If you are interested in room redesign or color consultation please contact me at kraussteph@yahoo.com or inbox me!