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Riffraff Dallas - Part I

Hi friends, Katie here today! I am so thankful for you following along on our blog. We have been keeping super busy and we are so excited to share some recent projects! 

Last weekend Riffraff Dallas opened their doors and I could not be more thrilled with how this project turned out! Kirsten Blowers and her amazing Dallas team were so fun to work with and I could not be happier for them to be opening up another store.

I am going to present two parts to the Riffraff project so ya'll can see what has gone into this, so stay tuned for Part II to see the final product!  

Kirsten called me back in July to bring me in on this project. She was in the middle of running her three companies, planning a wedding and basically taking over the world ;), so she called me to help with the construction and design of her Dallas store. I immediately flew out to Dallas to meet the construction team, the Riffraff team and see the new space.  Kirsten hired Benge General Contracting in Dallas and I was so excited to work alongside him. He is a super creative commercial contractor and I could tell by seeing his work that he would be the perfect man for us crazy girls and our ideas.

The space is located in the Plaza at Preston Center which is an amazing location.  The space itself was outdated and needed a lot of work.  We basically gutted everything in the existing space and started from scratch.

Here are a few before pics: 

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At the very beginning of the project Kirsten had given me several inspiration boards to help us get on the same page. She wanted to keep her industrial, vintage flair but wanted to amp it up a bit for Dallas. She wanted to incorporate a black and white pallet with touches of brass throughout the store. As soon as we started going back and forth we were on the same wavelength. It was so fun working with another creative. 

Here is our starting inspiration for Riffraff Dallas. 

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Amanda Kella (my go to art gal) had painted a gold and white abstract for a commission and I immediately thought that we had to incorporate that in a huge way in the new store. I envisioned a gigantic wall mural in this gold and white textured abstract. Thanks for the inspiration Amanda! 

Found this gigantic longhorn in Fayetteville at a local flea market and snatched this guy up fast! Perfect. 

In the meantime of gathering up the fun stuff like lighting, accessories and picking out fabrics, I was working with the contractors and the subcontractors to design their custom clothing fixtures. We had so much fun designing these wall fixtures. We decided on industrial piping coming directly off the wood paneled herringbone wall. We had the most amazing steel contractor who custom made all of the tables and fixtures. He was incredible. Thank you Joe!

After a few weeks of going back and forth with contractors I went out to Dallas another time to see progress and nail down final details of construction. This picture was taken three weeks before opening.  I can't believe how fast it went after this point. 

Herringbone walls went up, fixtures were in the works, lighting was on its way. It went so smoothly. 

Lighting started coming in and we fell in love with these custom brass fixtures we used throughout the store. I worked with a vendor that I found and we customized our sizes. Jessie with Triple 7 Recycled was so easy to work with.  They cranked out 30 or so light fixtures in two weeks. 

Here is a sneak peak of the sconces with the racks! 

This project was so much fun and I am very proud of how it turned out. The Riffraff girls and construction team were awesome at keeping me in the loop throughout and seriously so easy to work with!  They are all hard workers and we had a blast working together.

Stay tuned for the reveal of the final product! 

~ Katie

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Gallery Walls

Gallery walls should not be intimidating.  I love a gallery wall.  They can be quite affordable compared to the large piece of art you may need for the same space and they are a wonderful way to personalize your home.  It is easy to think you need uniform frames, uniform size and uniform subject in the frames but please do not get hung up on those things.     

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Floor to ceiling please.  Also, can we stop ignoring our bathrooms and treat their walls as carefully as we do our living rooms?  What a fabulous powder room this is!  

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I love the eclectic feel of this entire space, but especially the gallery wall.  Keeping the spacing between each frame or item holds it all together.  You are fooled into thinking this is a cohesive unit when in reality it is quite haphazard.  Throw something of interest in other than a painting or photograph.  

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This is so much my favorite because it is all of this owner's stuff!  We all have stuff.... we love our stuff.  Grouping it makes it work.  

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For the person who just cannot handle an eclectic wall go ahead with your uniform frames and subjects.  But consider playing with color.  Don't be so serious.  

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A good rule is to hang your large frames first then fill the gaps with the smaller ones.  Also, don't be afraid to use paper cut to size and work with the arrangements on the wall prior to actually hanging anything.  

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Look around your house.  If you're anything like me you will find quite a few random frames, pictures, paintings that couldn't quite hold their own on the wall and if you're really generous maybe throw that deer mount in the mix that you banned to the garage.  This might be what makes your space.  

~ Meghan

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Pi Beta Phi Rec Room

Katie is an alumni of the Arkansas Alpha Pi Beta Phi sorority and was so excited to have the opportunity to give the girls' rec room a complete overhaul.  The house will be torn down in a year to make way for a gorgeous, larger and more efficiently designed house but the existing girls deserved to enjoy an updated space since this room was one of the most outdated rooms in the house.  Here are the i-phone before pics:  

And this is what happened:

This is more a casual room where the girls relax so Katie had more freedom with color and designing a youthful but sophisticated space they could be proud of.  

Katie's inspiration was Dwell Studio's Ming Dragon fabric.  All pillows are custom from Fabric Gallery.  The sofa is a custom from VanGuard.  The paintings were commissioned from Amanda Kella ART (also an alum).  

Katie came across a coffee table book with these abstract angels and frame them in our favorite Ikea frames.  Chippendale style chairs found at Lighting Emporium.  

The girls also use this room to display the trophies and awards this chapter has earned.  Katie had to find a way to organize them in an attractive way so custom cubes and shelving were designed and installed.   

Katie's carpenter also installed the custom magnetic board in the little conference area.  A tulip table allows more flexibility in seating and shows off the green hide.  Chairs were existing but reupholstered. 

Custom curtains by Fabric Gallery.

Vintage ottomans found on Etsy and reupholstered and painted.  Side note; these are so heavy we could barely lift them!  

The coffee table is a very large 62"x62" custom piece painted with auto body paint for durability and a high gloss finish.  

The consoles are a custom piece inspired by some found at market.  Katie needed a larger size and a faster timeline so KGD's amazing carpenter made it happen!  

Rug is custom cut as well and can be purchased through KGD.  

The girls are so proud of this room and spend a good deal of time in here.  It serves a lot of functions and now represents the spirit of the group of Pi Phi's who call this home!  

~ Meghan

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Cozy Up

Now that it is officially Fall I don't feel self conscious about my pumpkins being out since late August (after that first cold snap) and I'll be honest.... I'm considering pulling out the Halloween decor this week.  So, I've pulled together some of my favorite accents in the darker shades that I'm drawn to this time of year.  The moody, grey browns with a little warm brass thrown in to keep it from being cold.  

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- Jacquard by Lee Jofa in Orfeo Oatmeal 
- Velvet by Lee Jofa in Flamboyance Mole  
- Diamond Pendant      
- Brass Pumpkin Boxes
- Samarkand Rug 8'6"x11'
- Salvaged Mansard Scroll Mirror

~ Meghan

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Friday's Five

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1.  Love a corner daybed.  It feels less like you stuck a bed in the corner and more like you designed the bed for the corner.  Ballard Designs has a great corner daybed option.  

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2.  I love a lot about this kitchen but what first speaks to me is the simplicity.  Bare minimum.  Details I love are the herringbone wood floors, upholstered bench, long farm table to double as additional work surface and the crystal chandelier mocking the simplistic nature of the surroundings.  

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2.  These mercury glass logs from Arteriors Home are a gorgeous way to amp up an unused fireplace.  The gold linings are not to be hidden so arrange accordingly!  (If you're interested in purchasing contact KGD for more info.) 

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4.  The soft color pallet of this media room is so refreshing from the usual dark, moody, movie theatre style that typically show up in media/screening rooms.   Who wouldn't love their own chaise and cozy throw blanket?  

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5.  Fall is my favorite season.  I love the crisp, cool mornings; incorporating cozier elements into decor; pumpkins on front porches; adding a quilt to the porch loveseat for wine in the evenings.  Click on the link above for some beautiful ways to add pumpkins into your fall decor.  

~ Meghan

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Wallpaper Wednesday

Thibaut released their latest collection of wall coverings and coordinating fabrics recently and we are loving the fun but classic designs.  Meet some of our favorites from the Caravan collection!

There are so many beautiful choices, these are simply what jumped out at me in the moment!  If I've convinced you to redo your entire home in blue and white after last week then you need to check out all of the gorgeous options they have in the blue department.  

Below are a couple styled shots from Thibaut that really show off their fabric pairings with their wall coverings.  So good.

I'm falling all over that stripe!!  Please someone, do the stripe.  If you're local then you can check out the new book at Fabric Gallery.  We love this company because their product is affordable yet doesn't sacrifice quality or creativity to achieve that price.

Go wallpaper something!  

~ Meghan

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Favorites - Blue & White

If you were inspired by yesterday to incorporate some blue and white into your home... then you're going to need some of the below:

Sources (Clockwise):

- Schumacher Wall Covering Feather Bloom in Two Blues (Contact KGD for pricing)
- Goodman Pendant 
- Navy Lacquered Grasscloth Cabinet (Contact KGD for pricing)
- Mirabelle Rug 
- Blue & White Garden Stool 
- Hicks Ikat Stool  
- Redford House Lawson Chair   
- Savile Side Table  

~ Meghan

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Blue & White

What a creative color combo, right?  So new and fresh!  Not at all and that is why it is so great.  There is nothing ground breaking about blue and white and if anything someone may toss it because they've seen it too many times.  It is worth reconsidering.  

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You really cannot go wrong.  All shades of blue want to and will work with each other. 

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If you don't know what you're doing then go with blue and white.  You'll automatically appear to know what you're doing.  

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Use it as a base.  At this moment in time I cannot think of a color that would clash if you threw it in your blue and white space.  

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It doesn't feel tired.  Every time I see a blue and white room I consider running home and redoing our entire house in that scheme.  It opens up possibilities if you want it to or it is an exercise in restraint.  It is anything but limiting and always timeless.  

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~ Meghan

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Friday's Five

I'm taking this Friday to focus on one of KGD's favorite new Etsy shops and definitely a favorite to follow on Instagram.  I can hardly feature in just five pictures the fabulousness of the designer Betsy Little so I need you to hop on over to Instagram and follow her @littledesignco and see for yourself tidbits from her gorgeous home she is remodeling, sneak peaks of upcoming projects and my favorites are the vintage finds she has a knack for finding.  She's located in Tulsa, OK so it is close enough for KGD to make a day trip  and ooo and ahhh in her workroom for sure!  

1.  We've got a lot of great things happening here so first off let me highlight the leopard bolster.  What a bed game changer!  This has been a longtime favorite fabric and it is definitely a Little Design Co signature.  Don't be afraid.... this is a neutral and will seriously complement any style.  Here is a closeup of the quality Betsy produces:

*Keep going because if you love this you're going to love what number five is all about!*

2.  Loving this Kelly Wearstler print in a 22"x22" pillow.  This is her Feline in graphite/rose.  What a great way to transition into fall!  Again following with a detail on construction:  

3.  I love that so many of her current fabrics are complimentary to each other with a little of the unexpected.  Again, a lot of good here but focusing on the lumbar pillow.  Another fabric from the amazing Kelly Wearstler for Groundworks collection and this is the perfect size to toss on a club chair or a love seat near you may need this.    

4.  And then she goes and does this.  This makes my heart pitter patter and you haven't even seen the best part.  Schumacher Nanjing in Jade paired with.... Raspberry PINK VELVET.   I mean... the whole thing.    

5.  Oh yes!!  We've partnered with Little Design Co and YOU can win one queen size leopard bolster and two of this iconic Beverly Hills Hotel palm leaf fabric Euro pillows.  Go to Instagram and follow both @littledesignco and @katiegracedesigns then share and #KGDandLDCgiveaway.  If you're a private user please comment below KGD or LDC's picture so we can make sure you're included in the lineup.  We will announce the winner on Tuesday!

To see more gorgeous pillows check out the Etsy shop and I don't want to leave out that Little Design Co also does custom upholstery and even a gorgeous upholstered headboard or two.

~ Meghan

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Pull It Together

Really excited to feature this project where we took some great pieces the client already owned and created a cohesive look with it.  You don't necessarily have to start over and purge your entire room to have Katie Grace Designs come in and make it fabulous!  

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The sofa, coffee table and chairs were already here.  We decided, based upon inspiration and talking with the client, that green would be a great pop of color for these neutrals and of course green is technically a neutral so things can be added seasonally without complicating things!  

Custom monogrammed pillows and custom ottomans add a tailored feel.  The client found the gorgeous scroll work pillows on the sofa.  A natural fiber rug layered with a hide add texture and depth to this large room and defines the sitting area.  

A pair of floor lamps provides ample lighting and keeps things open.  The client found the great green accent table placed between the two club chairs.  A nice pop of more green against the gorgeous windows.  

The client had these gorgeous vintage chairs so we reupholstered them in a fun trellis pattern to complement the intricate chair backs.  Client also found the beautiful mirror which really bounces the light around and adds depth to this somewhat small area.  Corner fireplaces can be really difficult and I think this one turned out beautiful.  

The buffet was found on Overstock.com and lamps are IO Metro.  Art is also IO Metro.  More of the scrollwork here. 

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The client also wanted KGD to amp up the dining room.  The green was carried through with custom upholstery on HomeGoods chairs.  The wingback chairs are flea market finds reupholstered as well.  The dining table is an Overstock.com find and the art is custom by Amanda Kella ART.  Chandelier was existing as well as the built-in buffet.  

Sometimes we have great bones and just need a little help pulling it all together!  It doesn't take much... finding a unifying color.  A few custom touches and reconsidering a more modern upholstery on an antique piece.  Fresh eyes can do wonders.  

~ Meghan

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Surprise by Design

This client must be doing something right because her husband contacted Katie to design a new living room and secretly install it over a weekend while he took her on a trip.  I mean..... yes please!!

This room just wasn't capturing the personality of the family. 

The room was absorbed by the dark entertainment piece and the color scheme needed a cool down.  

The sofa remained the same as well as the club chairs which Katie had recently reupholstered. Grays and blues cool things down and tie into the rest of the house.  The walls were a good neutral but the fireplace needed a little extra so Katie painted it a high gloss white to create more of a focal point.  

Katie designed the tv credenza and commissioned Amanda Kella ART for the painting flanking the tv.  New lamps and a whimsical resin deer head complete the crisp look!  

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Sofa, Chairs, Wall color and Mirror - existing
Rug - custom cut (contact KGD for more information)
Custom Pillows - Robert Allen Vreeland in Aquatint 
Tv Credenza - Katie Grace Designs
Art - Amanda Kella ART custom
Deer Head - ZGallerie 
Lamps - Worlds Away (contact KGD for more information)

~ Meghan

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Friday's Five

Typically I feature five very different favorites from this week.  This week, I can't stop myself from featuring five of my favorite Mirth Studios hardwood floor tile designs.  I am so excited thinking of all the areas we could install these and LOVE the idea that they are wood. floor. tiles.  How easy is that?  I have a soft spot in my heart for painted wood floors so this is a no brainer.  What isn't a no brainer is how I'm narrowing it down to five designs...

1.  Illusion - The exciting thing about these tiles, other than the obvious, is you can use them in a number of applications!  They can be backslashes in a kitchen, apply to your ceiling... commercial spaces.  Love the 3-D effect these put off.  

2.  Poppy Coral - This is going in a little girl's room at some point.  I need to do some more research on use in a bathroom but wouldn't it be a perfect floor for your daughter's bathroom?  

3.  Tides Border Weathered - They have designed a borders collection.  I love a border in a foyer or dining room.  This blue & white is speaking to me.  They also have solid tiles so pairing with their borders is seamless.  

4.  Cafe - Here is an example of how the tiles lay out together.  This pattern is so classic and will be beautiful in a small entry or I love these for a kitchen backsplash!  

5.   Greek Key - Grey & Platinum - And the most classic design of all!  This color palette and design are another win anywhere.  You could even border with this and choose one of their beautiful solids.  

I have always loved a painted wood floor but the time it takes and even more importantly the durability of them can be difficult.  This takes both questions off the table!  Love a southern designer and a product that allows everyone to customize their spaces in a special way!  

~ Meghan

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Going Dark

School has officially started in Northwest Arkansas and I'm on my way to putting up the kids water table and pulling out the Cinnamon Cider by Aromatique.      

Inevitably with cooler weather on the horizon I desire richer color and layers.  I'm drawn to rooms that pull you to the corner chairs with plaid wool blankets and the promise of a fire in the fireplace if you stay for a late afternoon coffee.    

We are in a design season of light, light and more light.  "There is nothing a fresh coat of white paint can't fix!" type of mentality and that is great and usually true...  beautiful and when executed correctly, just as cozy as a paneled den.  

What is feeling fresh to me at the moment is going dark.   

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Color stands out so well against the darkness.  

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The back of the shelves are painted the same as the walls and the Wedgwood collection truly pops against the dark.  

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This butler's pantry... cabinets, trim, walls.  I'm a white kitchen lover but this is swaying me.  

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Windows become more of a focal point surrounded by dark.  

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Subtle changes in color stand out more.  

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The dark walls illuminate the surroundings so beautifully.

There are several ways you can go about it.  Commit to just the walls and leave your trim light.  Grass cloth is a gorgeous addition and adds a depth and texture that is hard to achieve with paint.  Or, my favorite, is to paint it all dark...trim, walls, cabinetry, bookshelves.  You'll see your artwork in a new way, your furniture will show differently.  Even your lampshades can be an impact against the dark.  Every space needs dark and light.  Consider transforming one room in your house by going dark.  We are all a little drawn in by the darkness, right?

~ Meghan

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One Headboard, 2 Beds

Does anyone else hoard magazines?  That's too broad... not every magazine that comes through the mail, but the good ones?  I have yet to toss a House Beautiful or Southern Living.  Others I just tear out the pages with relevant items.  The excitement when they start arriving in the mail for the next month... actually flipping pages.  I just don't get the same thrill with online publications.  

Anyway, this weekend I took some time and had a fresh look at a Manhattan apartment that Amanda Nisbet designed.  It was featured in the March 2014 House Beautiful "Art of Color" if you have it on your coffee table still.  

This snippet of a bedroom. 

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   It is the only picture I've been able to find of it so far but what I really love is the single, long headboard uniting the twin beds.  Based on the fact that this is in Manhattan, the scale of the nightstand between them and the fact that she used one headboard for both makes me think this is a very small bedroom.  Another element I love is the fabric, Brisbane by Missoni.  Nothing boring, forget the solids, forget a monochromatic color scheme but go bold.  

A fresh look for a small room.  Do you love the idea or hate it?  

~ Meghan

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Textile Tuesday - Hermes Scarves

Fashion classics.  Pieces of art.  

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If you need an inspiration point for a room, pick up a scarf.  It doesn't have to be Hermes but it wouldn't hurt.    

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Their scale and the artwork alone, developed by numbers of different artists throughout the years (since 1937), are perfection for statement making. 

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When is comes to making a room special it isn't the "big box" finds that are going to draw the eye, it is the unique find.  The creative use of something.  The unexpected.  

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Keep a lookout for vintage scarves.  Something with depth of color. When unfolded it has interest and add one to your gallery wall... it will richen any space you add it to.  

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~ Meghan

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Staircase - Against the Norm

In this world of mass production, especially in new construction homes, it is hard to make a new home uniquely yours.  We tend to accept the few options a builder presents and think we'll just make it our own with a new wall color and a great furniture arrangement.  Let's think about some of the impact areas of a home.

The kitchen.  A fireplace.  The staircase.

The staircase.  

It is usually located in a prominent area of the home.  It is usually part of the first impression.  You can't redo a first impression.  Why not put some extra thought and money into this architectural element that has forever been one of the more exciting architectural pieces?  

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It doesn't have to be crazy special.  But doesn't this staircase feel special?  All it took was a little extra thought, a darker stain and you walk in thinking... this is good.  

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Or maybe you do go custom in a big way.  This is a pretty standard entryway in a lot of new construction.  A peek of rail.  Why not make that small amount of open staircase memorable?  The marble risers aren't too bad either.  

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Again, not much open stairway here but what is available is special.  Walking into this foyer gets you excited to see the rest of the home, right?  

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This is so, so good.  One thing to consider is whether you have small children and the marketability of your home should you need to sell.  This doesn't endanger little heads trying to get through and classic enough not to scare away a less creative mind.  

I know this isn't a real estate blog but whenever you are messing with the design of your home be it cabinet choices, paint colors or even the hardware on your bathroom cabinets you're messing with the market value of your home.  An appraiser considers some of the more obvious things but what sets your property apart from your neighbors are the aesthetic choices.  Make them valuable.  First impression, again.

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Again with the Chinese Chippendale style but painted and paired with a traditional, substantial newel.  

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Nothing too crazy here other than some extra attention to detail.  You don't have to live in an older home to have the substantial, sturdy staircase that your kids can slide down the bannister on without snapping it.  I love the narrow distance between each baluster.  

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Now, this is obviously not a standard subdivision home but what you can take away from this is thinking outside the box.  This amps up a space in a dramatic way but is very doable.  Instead of steel, frame out in wood.  Even instead of glass use a substantial plexiglass.  Short of wiping handprints or puppy dog nose prints very livable.  I especially love this on the balcony overlooking the double-story living rooms people love.  

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I love this idea.  This is totally DIY and what a statement. 

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To make a home yours don't ignore the architectural elements that seem intimidating.  Don't just look at the builder grade options presented during the building process.  It is worth it.  Do it for yourself... you're climbing those stairs everyday. 

~ Meghan

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Friday's Five

1.  Absolutely loving the color palette Beth Mathews Design pulled together from the movie "Moonrise Kingdom".  Check out her other palettes!  I mean... "Troop Beverly Hills" anyone?

2.  Paint by number inspired wall decal from Land of Nod.  Considering this for the large empty wall in my playroom.  How fun would it be on a nursery wall?  

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3.  Katie Grace Designs is so, so excited to be working on Riffraff Dallas!  Make sure to follow katiegracedesigns and riffraffdallas on Instagram for sneak peaks and updates.  It's going to be amazing y'all!

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4.  Love the extra special detail on these curtains.  A great way to customize not-so-custom curtain panels.  

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5.  Beautiful inspiration for bold fabric on your windows and keeping everything else calm.  

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Wallpaper Wednesday

Wallpaper can actually be very forgiving when it comes to strange angles in a room, or in the case of some older homes, walls that are less than perfect.  I love how Katie Rosenfeld papered her daughter's room.  

The tiny print isn't too busy for the low angles and reads as a texture rather than a print.  

Another great tip to take from this bedroom are the window treatments.  It can be hard to know what to do when you have windows at different heights or even sizes.  Notice how she has consistency in the bamboo shades and used the same fabric for a cornice on the taller window and curtain panels on the lower window.  In some cases your desire is to disguise the height discrepancy but here she embraced it and treated the windows individually but with the same materials.

Sometimes paint just won't cut it and wallpaper can be your answer!  Small bedrooms are a great place to use wallpaper.  She kept the rest of the big items simple, including the window treatments.  Don't be afraid to commit in a small space or let odd angles discourage you.  

~ Meghan

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Lighting Love

West Elm is a great source for inexpensive lighting.  They have introduced some new items this summer and I am loving their simplicity and high end look!  Check out some of my favorites:

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Telescoping Table Lamp - Adjustable height is so, so good!  On sale too for $119.00
Mid-Century Glass Pendant - 3 pendants to one fixture for $249.00
Eclipse Chandelier - Love the handblown glass globes; this also comes in a tiered style $349.00
Waterfall Chandelier - My FAVORITE by far.  Reminds me of the somewhat pricey Restoration Hardware fixtures.  This is such a statement and how amazing in a rustic room?!  $799.00

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A New Look at Hide

Kyle Bunting has taken decorating with hide to a new level.  We've seen the more traditional look of a hide rug.  We've seen metallics used to glam them up... synthetic versions and faux zebra.  But nothing as exciting as what Kyle Bunting is bringing to the drawing board and the best thing is you don't have to live in Texas or Colorado to pull it off.  

   Yes, the above is entirely made of hide, dyed in the richest greens and sewn into that incredible pattern.  Who couldn't find a home for this?

His work speaks for itself.  The creativity to transform something most people would never consider using in their homes or place of business into something that becomes desirable and a piece of art is refreshing.      

It can be elegant and subtle.  

Or a statement piece that defines a room.  Either way, the luxurious feel and the craftsmanship are outstanding.  

His work isn't limited to the floor.  Gorgeous wall installations, pillows and furniture have entered the picture.  

Here are some more of my favorites.  

All images from Kyle Bunting's site.  Browse and drool over the endless designs and colors.  The world of hide is your oyster... seriously.  

~ Meghan

** If you're interested in Design or E-Design services please email katiegracedesign@yahoo.com for more information! **

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