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Chair envy

 
Love these chairs that have arrived in a client's house -- we still need to finish the TV and fireplace molding... but it's gonna be gooooood.
 
I have to admit I have a chronic case of chair envy. But can you blame me? look at these chairs... sitting there so fresh and crisp in navy and white.
 
 
 

 
Found this lovely oomph navy coffee table for another client.

Who knew coffee tables like to build pyramids when were not paying attention?
 
the table I chose is the bottom right navy table!

Love this rug by Dash and Albert


I'm considering it for a kitchen I'm styling. Love the color combo!

Saw this baby announcement on pinterest. Clever, right?

 
Dry skin? Me too!!
 
 
Works miracles in this cold weather.

Sharing at the pink pagoda today! Go check out the blue and white bash here!!



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Mirror mirror on the wall... my top 12 favorite mirrors in home design!

We're using a huge mirror over a client's fireplace that I absolutely love and it got me thinking how much I love mirrors in home design.
 
Mirrors can enlarge a space and add drama 
 
 
They can reflect a beautiful chandelier and are perfect placed opposite a window
 
 
 
They can add oomph to a hallway
 
Spice up a large wall
 
 


 
 

Liven up your entry



And spark up your fireplace



All images via pinterest

Here are some of my favorite mirrors ...

Let's add some color!
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$$


 
Bungalow 5
$698


Stay Gold

Candelabra
$530


 
Arteriors
$$
 
 
 
Z Gallerie
$599
 
I'm Floored
Nieman Marcus
$629


West Elm
$424


Simple, Clean lines

Wisteria
$220
 


Convex
Ballard Designs
$49 and up


Layla Grace
$145



 
 
$468
 
 
Sunburst

Home Depot
yep, home depot
$35
 I actually have WAY more than 12 faves and every room calls for a different style mirror but I hope this gave you a few ideas to reflect on!
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P.S. If you received a crazy email from me saying I needed money and am in the Philippines my email was hacked. sorry. All is well and I'm right here in good ole PA.

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Client installs and a fab collab!


Look who's collaborating to bring us this fabulousness...




Thibaut and Oomph. Yep. In all its resort collection goodness:)
 
You can read more about it on Oomph's blog and Quintessence.
 
More Resort collection from Thibaut - soooo fresh!
 
 
 
Love this lantern from oomph!

 
So I've been a busy gal lately...
 

Look at this deliciousness of a dining room client install happening today.






I die.

Meanwhile on the other side of town ...
 a kitchen install is in progress.



This was our inspiration


Will share more deets and and pics later.


Working with a fab new photog named Andrew Lam. Super cool guy and beyond talented.

See my problem is unless my finished designs are photographed perfectly in just the right light I really don't like to publish ... now Andrew is going to help me that hang up!! Check that off the list.
 
So take a sneak peek at his "test shots" done at my home.









 
 
He's gonna kill it.
 
Will definitely share more of his artsy take on home design at a later date:)
 
Do you need help freshening up your home? contact me at kraussteph@yahoo.com!
 
oh ... feel free to pin that dining room paper by hovering over it! I'm going too!!
 
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Need the perfect seating arrangement? I've got the solution for you ...

Versatile and FUNctional Floor plan

 I have an awesome new client with young kids.  She's so excited to freshen up her family room which is large and bright but long and narrow.

We're  going to make this space more functional for her kids so my number one priority is to make a comfortable cozy spot for the kids to watch TV and also provide additional seating for entertaining and adult conversation.
 
Since the room is so large I'm going to design two seating areas ... one for the kids to watch TV and one for the adults to hang out and chat and have a cocktail or two or six:)
 
All the while keeping in mind this could be a room that evolves and changes as her kids get older so I'm going to provide her with a very versatile floor plan.

My answer?  Four chairs and an ottoman. It's fun, fresh and modern and if she gets bored with the look someday she can move the chairs around the house!
check it below.




 
 
 
 
sarah richardson
 
otherwise noted all images via pinterest
 
Here's the  floor plan


You can see the room is long and rectangular but plenty big for two seating areas. 
 
When you walk into the room you will be greeted by the four funky fun chairs and a table that will immediately make you want to sit down, relax and stay awhile.
 
But if you want to catch up on the latest sponge-bob square pants episode the four chairs will not obstruct your race to the sofa. Perfect, right?

Here's a few chairs that may work in your home...

oomph

layla grace


z gallerie


layla grace


restoration hardware
 
west elm
serena & lily
overstock
target
amazon
Do you have furniture placement issues in your home? Why not try four chairs and an ottoman?

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