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Red White and Blue Love

Happy July 4th!

 
Meg Braff Interiors


Tobi Farley
Thiabut

 


 
 
Do you want to add a little red, white and blue to your life?
 
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Wisteria rug

Wisteria

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lulu & georgia
Art.com

Wisteria


Arianna belle



c wonder
 
Zinc Door

oomph online

 
Society Social




Taking a break to enjoy the holiday! Let's chat when I get back! Have a great weekend and thanks for reading! xoxo

Bar Carts

I'm thinking about...

Cocktails. It's been a long week.

 

 
 


all images via pinterest

Here's a few of my favorites:

Lulu & Georgia


Society Social
Horchow
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Beautiful aren't they? I'm torn between the Lulu & Georgia and the Society Social.
 
I can't decide and I can't wait.
 
  I think I'm just gonna mix this little number up for myself.  Care to join me?


Recipe here


Do you have a bar cart set up in your house? Or are you just free-stylin' it like me tonight?
 
Have a GREAT weekend and thanks for reading!

Summer rooms and three simple design solutions!


House of Turquoise


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apartment therapy
 

"I  think of  summers of the past, adjust the base and let the alpine blast. Pop in my cd and let me run a rhyme. And put your car on cruise and lay back cause this is summertime" --DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince

 
Are you feelin' the summer vibe here?

How can you make your home feel more "summery"?

Try adding more bright white, crisp navy and soft colors throughout your home.

Here's a few summer must-haves:


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Joy & Revelry

Peeps you have to join Joy and Revelry flash sale website!!
These designers/bloggers know their stuff and sell the best items for your home:).


Serena & Lily throw

High Street Market

West Elm

Serena & Lily


Lulu & Georgia pouf
 
Anthropologie book

Lulu & Georgia rug


 
Lulu & Georgia rug



Potterybarn

Okay today I'm spilling the beans...

Guess what three items I will not and can not live without?

3M Command Strips

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Are you still hanging art with a hammer and nails?

That's just crazy talk. You need to try command strips they securely hold large pictures, lightweight mirrors, art canvases and pretty much anything you need to hang on the wall.

I LOVE them. Let me say that again. I LOVE them.

No stress or pressure about hanging something and damaging a wall or changing my mind a week later ... just pull off the velcro strips no problem. But please read the directions and I wouldn't hang anything crazy heavy with  them either. You can read more about them here.

Crazy Awesome Rug Pad

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In my opinion,  this is the perfect rug pad. Not too thick not too thin, holds onto that rug like it's his job. Perfect and reasonably priced.

And for the Outdoor Room?
Six plants that repel mosquitoes

Oh yeah ....  it's summer.  I don't know about you but mosquitoes love me. I can't go outside without coming back in with at least ten new bites. The solution? Plant flowers that mosquitoes hate!

So I'll be planting these babies this summer on my deck and I'll let you know if it works:)

Lavender
Lemon Balm
Marigolds
Basil
Catnip
Citronella Grass
You can read the article here. I found it on my local gardening supply website Keystone Gardens.

How do you get your house summer-ready? I'd love to know!

Want to make your house feel more summer-like? contact me at kraussteph@yahoo.com


 

Little bits of this and that.

That's how I was feeling this week ... kind of all over the place. Ever feel that way?
 
Styling 

Let's start with the early part of the week I helped fellow designer, Stephanie Shaw of Stephanie Shaw Designs style a clients daughter's room for a photo shoot that will be featured in her design portfolio.

Stephanie is an unbelievably talented designer and so fun to work with! Here's a sneak peak of her room ...

 
 
I love how she paired teal and orange together in this desk area. And that Ikea acrylic chair? I'm diggin' it at just $79.
 

 If you'd like to add some pops of orange to your life, try these...

lulu and Georgia rug

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c wonder


 
c wonder

Jonathan Adler
z gallerie


Lighting
 


Loving these for projects I'm working on

 

Simple, clean lines

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And fancy-shmancy...
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here

FLOWERS

The allium just bloomed in my garden. Pretty, huh? I talked about how easy they are to grow  here.


Bought these at Whole Foods. Just love peonies, don't you?
pink peonies

white peonies

Go out and treat yourself to a bouquet today- you deserve it!
 
Hair
 
I  saw the Great Gatsby.
 
 
 Not exactly what I was expecting but it was incredible. Total thumb's up. Just love Leonardo DiCaprio and the movie made me want to chop my hair off again.
 
 Check out these looks.
 
Daisy Buchanan
 
Jordan Baker --Daisy's friend
 
So chic, right?

Have a great holiday weekend!

If you are looking to spruce up your home for summer send me an email ... I'm totes avail (that's totally available) to chat!

Feast Your Eyes on This -- I'm Just Green With Envy!




Those lamps



That wall color


This wallpaper



These rugs

images above via pinterest

I picked one element in the above rooms that I adore,  but they can be big ticket items.

So on that note ... here are my top five most-adored accessories that you can add to any room that will make an impact, look fantastic and not cost a lot of money or time! 

Here we go...

#1 
Call me tra-zy!

West Elm trays are my go-to's because they're inexpensive and big. I like big trays and I can not lie, so if I want to add texture to a room I use the raffia version below.
West Elm


When I need to add a pop of color it also comes in this great orange.
West Elm

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Jill Rosenwald



#2 
It's aint a party unless your wearing ...  a fabulous lampshade.

A quick way to update a room is to change out your lampshadesYou could add a large, plain drum shade like this.


Restoration Hardware

Or why not get all funky and stuff and add one of these


Shades of Light
Shades of Light



here

Shades of Light

#3
Flowers, Branches and Greens ... oh my!

Live and fresh is best for your table.







But, if you don't feel like buying fresh every week they make great preserved boxwoods that you can buy.

Restoration Hardware
#4
What the What?

Kelly Wearstler


West Elm



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These are little doo dads that are usually small in scale and just add interest and fun. They serve no real purpose but they add a little somethin-somethin to your table/ottoman/bookcase.


#5 
Read about it!

Coffee table books. These are my favorites...


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Now that you have all of this stuff what are you supposed to do with it?

Well silly, if I told you that what would you need me for?:)


Until next time!

If you've been reading this blog since its inception, you know I have no problem with words. I am however totally speechless over the senseless tragedy that occurred in Boston. My thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families and the far-reaching impact this tragedy has had over all of us who have been watching this unbearable act unfold.