pillows

A mini makeover thanks to the Pink Pagoda and what I'd buy at Target

But first...pillows delivered. 
 
 
 
Not sure if the client likes the pillows... but the cat?
She's in love.
 
You can read about these...
 
 
This is what the sofa looked like before the pillows and rug arrived.
I know -- wrong angle gotta get better at the before's
 

 
New rug and new pillows made a huge difference. New window treatments and tables coming soon... stay tuned!!

One more look at the After

 
 
Moving on...
 
We all don't have thousands of dollars to reinvent a space  but we can add impact and refresh a room on a small budget ... you just need to know how:)
 
Case in point. Remember this post regarding these art pieces?
 
prints available at the Pink Pagoda
 
 If not you can read it here.
 
I kinda left you hangin'.

Well I went back to the client's house today and the art was hung and it left me speechless.
 
The art really brightened up the whole side of the room... don't cha think?
 
Before





After




 
 
This wall went from ehhh ...
 
To the focal point of the whole room. Am so happy with it. Now all we need are window treatments!
 
Same house. Same day.
Different room.
 
All I did was add artwork to refresh this bedroom.
Didn't have time to hang it but it's gonna look fab!
 
Bedroom Before
 
 
Bedroom After
 


 
I just added the prints. The client had the pillows and chairs on hand.
 
Looks great right? So inviting now....
 
You can buy the elephant prints at the Pink Pagoda too.
Love that Jennifer... she totally hooked me up!
 
In keeping with the budget-minded theme I went to Target on Sunday. I didn't buy anything but if I was going to--
 I would have picked up these pieces
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Not bad, right? Gotta love that Target!!
 
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It's official -- I've gone Mad in March!

Crazy stuff happening here during March Madness!

And it has nothing to do with basketball.

Or this absurd snow storm.

My favorite Etsy seller Elegant Touch is offering the readers of my blog 10% off all pillow covers!

You need to share this deal with friends, family, frenemies  and whoever will listen.

What a great way to freshen your house for spring!!







The price of these pillow covers? between $40 and $90. Uh-huh, that's right. GREAT prices for Schumacher, Trina Turk and Lee Jofa to name a few.

Here are some of my favorite selections:

Orange you glad I didn't say banana:
CELERIE KEMBLE Betwixt


SCHUMACHER
When skies are gray...

SCHUMACHER
WINDSOR SMITH for Kravet


SCHUMACHER


How about this combo?

TRINA TURK
WINDSOR SMITH for Kravet
Some others:
QUADRILLE ALAN CAMPBELL
JOHNATHON ADLER for KRAVET

DAVID HICKS for  LEE JOFA


There are many more on the site. You can buy them here. Please enter the code DISCOUNT10 to get the discounted price.You must sign up for an account with Etsy first -- you can  do that here.

Which is your favorite? I'd love to hear from you.

Random Thoughts


Have you ever wondered how to get that fresh from the hair salon blow dry?

Well, the wait is over people. I found a great how-to on the fabulous Camille Styles website. Check it out here.


Two things I've had learned in pursuit of a good blow-dry:
1. Be patient and take your time
2.  Separate your hair into small easily workable sections 
Hope you enjoy your day!

Need help selecting new pillows or fabric for your home for spring? Contact me at kraussteph@yahoo.com