Archive for the ‘ARTWORK’ Category

How to Change A Look

February 19th, 2018

Everyone has a space that they might wish was a little different but don’t feel like re-doing the ENTIRE room.  Listen, you don’t have to! Today I’m sharing five tips on how to change your look (without changing everything).

ADD PILLOWS

Accessories are the easiest (and most cost effective) things to change.  Pillows are a great way to change a room by adding a punch of color or pattern.  When you’re sick of the pillow, switch it out! Easy and simple.

PAINT

You can dramatically change the look and feel of a room with a can of paint.  Save even more money by throwing in some elbow grease and doing it yourself. I’m currently loving Sherwin Williams Naval and Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter.

FRESH FLOWERS

I love adding fresh flowers and before you bring up cost, think of Trader Joe’s.  You can pick up a pretty bouquet on the cheap, or snag a bunch of hydrangeas from the grocery.  You can usually get 3 for $7 and they easily fill a vase.

LARGE ART

I love over-scaled artwork, and you can always make an impact with a thought provoking piece.  For me, the bigger the better and Minted now has some amazing pieces at a great price.

Don’t be intimidated.  A little effort can go a long way!

Imagery Sourcing: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

How to Style a Console

February 13th, 2018

Today I’m sharing a step-by-step guide on how to style a console. Start with a large scale mirror or art piece that is around 8″ smaller than the width on your console. From there, add a pretty lamp for light (and here a punch of color). Then feel free to layer artwork.  This piece shown is leaning. From there add books, a pretty candle holder and orchid for that ever so “effortless” styling look. If your console is open below, add further dimension by placing two ottomans or pretty storage baskets beneath. Voila!If you’re trying to style pieces in your home, learn the value of editing.  Always take a step back and look at the whole picture.

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Home Decor Gift Guide

November 22nd, 2017

Hello and happy Wednesday! Today I have a gift guide for the home decor obsessed.  It’s a heavy board because, well, it’s my favorite topic! Let’s begin:

JOSH YOUNG DESIGN HOUSE PRINT

I posted a blog on this recently, but I LOVE JYDH prints.  I think one definitely needs to go in our new powder bath.  I’m eyeing this one. They’re beautiful and at a great price point.

WAITING ON MARTHA 

I’ve been blogging about Mandy’s shop since day 1.  I love her online store.  She has a uniquely curated shop full of gems.  I love the cactus vase, memo board and this candle pagoda.

THE HOUSE THAT PINTEREST BUILT

Diane Keaton has a book out on her new home and it is at the top of my wish list. What a great addition for any cocktail table.

PRETTY PLANTERS 

These planters are perfect for any mantle or counter needing a little punch.  Throw in your favorite succulent or flower and you have a beautiful statement piece.

TIC TAC TOE SET 

I also love a gift that is not only beautiful but functional.  This Tic Tac Toe piece is good looking and fun for any party guest.

*This post contains affiliate links. Girl’s gotta eat

Ready for the Holidays

November 11th, 2017

Normally, I don’t think anything Christmas should be out prior to Thanksgiving.  This year, however, I’m making an exception.  I’m ready for everything holiday.  We’ve experienced loss and sickness recently, and it’s to make things cheery. Bring on the holiday spice flat white, sweaters, and boots.  You know what else is cheery? A GIVEAWAY! I’ve teamed up with August Ink to giveaway a $50 gift card.  If you haven’t experienced one of their shirts, they are adorable and incredibly soft. Their holiday collection is out and it’s the perfect way to get in the spirit.  Head over to my Instagram to enter!

 

Josh Young Design House

October 17th, 2017

Today, I’m coming at you with fabulous avant-garde portraits from John Young Design House. I’ve mentioned before how much I love thought provoking art, and these fun prints more than hit the mark. I found him on Instagram and am a fast fan.  Josh is a talented Chicago-based designer with experience in textiles and design.

Do yourself a favor and check him out! I’m placing these fun prints in a project ASAP.

*product images via Josh Young

If you’ve read any of Andy Cohen’s books, you know he’s been working on his current and expanding Greenwich Village apartment. I was so excited to see his spread in Elle Decor this month now that it’s finally finished! Take a look at his whimsical space:

I love that artwork incorporating the word “sweety.” If you follow AC on twitter, that probably gave you a laugh.  Check out the full Elle Decor article here.

I’ve blogged on her apartment before, but the lovely Carol Radziwill just refreshed her stunning SOHO apartment.  Just when you thought something couldn’t get any better, it does.  Aspen decorator John Bossard helped Carol knock this out of the park:

To see the full article, head to AD.

Lauren Conrad recently accepted an offer on her Pacific Palisades home. This property was featured on a catch up special for The Hills and I loved it.  I have to say, I get so attached to things. I can’t imagine selling something after only living there two years.  Not to mention, after our last move, I NEVER want to move again.  Take a look.  It’s clean, fresh and dreamy.

Ugh, dreamy right?

All imagery via Realtor.com

Unless you live under a rock, you’ve probably seen the styling of Syd and Shea McGee floating around the internet. The owners of Studio McGee, a firm founded just three years ago, is taking the design world by the horns.  I love her style and bold use of pattern.  They recently did a project here in Denver. Take a look:

If you’re somehow not familiar, make sure you check them out here! Shea is definitely one to watch.

All imagery via Studio McGee

DBK Nursery Reveal

April 22nd, 2017

I’m so excited to finally reveal project nursery! We had a few hiccups (I’m looking at you, dresser) but it’s done and I could not be happier.  It’s a dreamy space that I plan on her growing into.  I think the older she gets, a great upholstered headboard would look lovely on the main wall.  Check it out:

You can shop my nursery below:

Crib

Rug

Bedding (sheet, skirt)

GliderDoll

Giraffe Basket, Swaddles

Zebra Knob

Changing Pad Cover, Topper

Drapery Panel, Rod

Chandelier

Shelves

Maya Angelou Print

I hope you love it as much as me! Happy Saturday!

*All imagery personal to DBK, please ask for permission to re-post

Katy

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