Life Update + Friday Links

March 10th, 2017

My husband does not think this photo adequately represents my current size… ha but this is all I’m going to share! I’m 28 weeks now and EXHAUSTED.  Pregnancy is no joke, but here we are third trimester.  Hopefully time picks up a bit, because I am ready.  Let’s get this show on the road.  The nursery is really close to being done.  Just need the dresser and a few other accessories to show up and I will have it photographed.  Can’t wait to share with you! For now, here are some links for your Friday:

This podcast is fascinating. FASCINATING

Someone buy this top so I can live vicariously through you

Is it bad that I think this is hilarious?

I cannot stop stalking this light

Did you see this? I’m so ready for Nick’s season of The Bachelor to be over

Loving this home tour

This is the greatest thing to come out of our current politics

It’s time for a new purse and this is kind of perfect

Of course I still love this

Have a wonderful weekend!

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Tile Grout

March 8th, 2017

One thing to keep in mind when selecting tile for your home, is the importance of grout.  You can have the most beautiful tile in the world, but pick the wrong grout and it can kill  your installation.  I had to be very careful with my kitchen.  I went with Ann Sacks Lucian Metallic Chevron Mosaic in the pewter color for our backsplash. I wanted a grout that would compliment the tile itself (which is a very unique choice) and not distract.

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I didn’t want grout lines to be the first things our guests noticed.  I went with a sparkly version, Context Bronzed In the Sun, which may seem strange but the sparkle combined with the glass made it go away. Here’s the combination close up:

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We are so pleased with the final! Don’t forget, successful design is all in the details.

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Gwyneth Paltrow has had her Tribeca penthouse on the market, designed by Roman and Williams. It’s clean and pretty though surprisingly sat on the market for the past year. The bed apparently was custom designed to allow all members of the family to sit on it at one time (kids, cousins, etc).  Take a peek:

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I can’t help but wonder if that’s Chris Martin’s guitar…

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Imagery via Compass

 

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

Pregnancy Wardrobe Staples

February 21st, 2017

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Well, things are starting to get difficult in the fashion department. I am nearly six and a half months pregnant and feeling large and in charge. When I started to really show I went to a session with my Nordstrom stylist and it was extremely helpful.  I did not want a bunch of random maternity clothes. I really wanted to find a way to buy things I could still wear later. My favorite things by far have been the non-maternity.  This Gibson top is THE softest thing you will touch and looks adorable.  I’m also obsessed with this Free People tunic. One thing is for sure, leggings and flats have become my best friend.  I also can’t leave the house without my S’well bottle.  There is not enough water in the world for me at this point. If you’re expecting, what’s your favorite wardrobe staple?

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Feeling Green

February 16th, 2017

I love the color green.  It is a redhead’s best friend, and Adele’s dress from the Grammy’s has me all inspired.  Sometimes a bold punch is just what your interior needs.

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Wayfair Post

February 10th, 2017

Hello and happy Friday! Guess who’s bathroom was on the Wayfair blog this week? You can check out the entire post here.  I talked about how we make the bathtub the star of our master en-suite.  Besides the layout, I like to throw in some candles, pretty flowers and a good book! Take a peek:

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Valentines Day Gift Guide

January 30th, 2017

Shop: sweater, booties, candle, watch, bag, chocolates, lip scrub

I don’t know about you, but I love a gift guide.  I always find fun things I wouldn’t normally.  I’m also a huge sucker for Valentines.  Here are some fun goodies for your 2017 VDay.  If you’re single, don’t worry.  It’s the perfect excuse to treat yo’ self!

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Friday Wrap Up

January 27th, 2017

Oh my, I am so quiet over here.  I’m sorry! We traveled for work this week and I am straight up exhausted.  It’s weird being 5 months pregnant on an install (aka not so helpful). We had a very successful trip and hopefully that concludes all work travel until this little lady shows up! For now, here’s some note worthy links for your Friday:

This shirt is so freakin’ cute

I cannot stop laughing at this

I love a snarky Valentine

For someone who can no longer wear heels, these boots are ridiculously comfortable

I cannot stop stalking this for our living room…

Say what you want about Kourtney, but girl knows how to design a kids space

We need this on our entry table

9 Rennovation Do’s and Don’ts from Architectural Digest

This is still my favorite online video

Well and maybe this one

Happy Friday!

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Header Image via Marie Flanigan Interiors

Project Nursery

January 23rd, 2017

Project nursery is in full swing over here and things are starting to feel real! I am so excited to finally design one for myself. One thing is for sure, I’m not in for a theme.  It’s also lacking any pink… I’m currently loving a modern take.  My plan is for it to be a beautiful space that integrates nicely with the rest of the home. Here are some nurseries I’m currently inspired by!

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Any guesses on the direction I’m taking? Make sure you’re following @designsbykaty on Instagram.  I’m showing peeks in my story! Happy Monday to you.

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