Archive for the ‘ARTWORK’ Category

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)

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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

Dorm Design

March 28th, 2017

It’s almost April and we’re nearing the end of the school year.  How is that possible?! With that, many seniors will be off to college.  It’s the perfect time to start thinking dorm design. The above scheme is mostly from Target and Walmart (believe it or not!). I think the key is great bedding, storage opportunities and creative accessories. Shop my design here:

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Stalking Local Talent

February 26th, 2017

Looking for inspiration last week led to the discovery of Cook Design House. Founded by Jodi Cook, CDH is a local Denver firm bustling with talent.  Take a look at their Homestead Farm Refresh:

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I am loving their aesthetic.  Make sure you check out more of their work here.

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All imagery via Cook Design House

A Quick How-To Style

January 17th, 2017

It’s no secret that I love how to style tips, especially when it comes to consoles.  Most of the items shown are on discount (like that Target mirror currently on sale!). The key to great style is layering.  This mash up has a fun mix of color and texture.  Shop the look here!

Shop: console, mirror, lamp, flowers, candle, ottoman, book

Hope your week is off to a great start!

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So it’s the new year, and you want a new look (but maybe you don’t have the budget!).  Here are a few cost effective ways to change up your interior for 2017:

PAINT

Paint is the easiest way to make a big impact. If you’re willing to put in some sweat equity, you can completely change a room for $50 or less. If you’re not sure which direction to go, head straight to the back of the paint deck.  Benjamin Moore’s Historical Collection are all beautiful, safe choices.  If you want to go gray and aren’t sure, HC-172 Revere Pewter is stunning.  In general, light colors make a room look larger, and darker will give a more cozy feel.

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NEW PILLOWS

I’ve done this several times with our formal living room.  If you’re tired of the look, completely change your pillows.  There is quite a bit on sale right now thanks to after holiday deals. These are currently an extra 40% off the sale price. I recommend these to clients ALL THE TIME.

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FRESH STYLING

I’m a big fan of strategic styling and I tend to freshen up our coffee tables quite a bit.  Add a new tray and some fresh flowers from Trader Joe’s.  Move some candles around or add a fresh stack of books.  Even the smallest changes can help keep it fresh.

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If you have the time and motivation, throw up some paint and do a Target run.  Little changes can go a long way!

Happy 2017 to you!

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Imagery sourcing: 1, 2, 3

One of my goals in the new house was to get more pictures of my husbands side of the family.  I have millions of ours, but Tim, being a guy and all, isn’t exactly running up a printing bill.  We have a large staircase in the new house and I finally ordered a ton of prints.  It looks much better, and I love the quality of the frames.  The nice thing about doing these through Shutterfly is you can upload your photos, and it will come all nicely printed and ready for the wall. No tedious scotch tape with the mat.

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Slowly but surely, we are getting our act together over here.

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Project: Basement Bedroom

October 6th, 2016

We have a basement bedroom that is currently empty.  With the holidays rapidly approaching, we have to get this room ready for company.  It is literally a blank canvas.  As I’ve mentioned before, my husband’s parents live in Hawaii.  When they come, they come for a significant amount of time.  The goal is to not only have a lovely guestroom, but a restful retreat for my in-laws when they visit.  It will have a king bed, it’s own bathroom and quite a bit of privacy.  Here’s the game plan:

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Stay tuned!

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