Trolling Craigslist… Kansas City!

 

Trolling CL KS

I went to Kansas City on my CL troll this week based on many requests and I have to say, besides a few gems, it wasn’t really full of good stuff. If my brain were working better today I’d probably come up with some sort of Wizard of Oz pun, but every time I think of one that could work I realize that its the worst thing I’ve ever written in my life. So lets just move on …

KC CL setee and lamps

1. $250 Pair of Vintage Hanging Lamps I feel like these should be $175 for the pair, but if you have the perfect spot, these bad boys could go over night stands or flank a sofa. Make sure that you aren’t going too retro, though, and keep some other furnishings in the room more modern.

2.$125  Vintage Settee This is one of the only scores here. It’s adorable and classic and just all around awesome. And upholstering that won’t be too much – maybe like $400, and you may not even need to. That stripe is pretty darn cute.

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The Master Bedroom Wallpaper

DOMINO SHOOT

I’ve got a story for you. It’s not exactly ‘The Jinx’. The ending isn’t totally UNHAPPY, nobody dies, but it’s not my happiest story I’ve ever told.

Let’s recap to what the master bedroom looked like when we bought the house.

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Yeah! Furniture Pop Up

You know those cool kids in town who are always collaborating with the other cool kids on really cool projects, and you are like “why are all the cool kids hanging out together and how do all of those cool kids even meet in the first place?” Well one of those projects is happening right now – and you can meet said kids at the Yeah! Furniture pop up.

I’ve known Michael from Yeah! Rentals and The Flashdance for years – we used them at my baby shower, my friends baby shower, plus I see their goods at most cool parties and have drank with them at more. They’ve been renting these awesome furniture pieces out for events for years and finally they have decided to manufacture their own designs to SELL to the public.

So to celebrate the launch of their new line they are having a 2 week pop up shop at the Hudson Lofts, with a million different very cool events along with some of LA’s most creative people. Due to my ‘condition’ (pregnancy and extreme first trimester exhaustion) I am not hosting one, but its not because I don’t want to. I promise, I just feared that I would stand there like the night-time zombie that I am right now and we’d all regret it. So instead I want to make sure that as many people as possible know about the events and attend.

Here’s what is going down:

Link to RSVP here.

Our E-design Service GIVEAWAY

EDESIGN

The new website is getting finished – much thanks to Project M Plus for doing some next level design and tech work. One of the things we are doing is expanding our design services to accommodate smaller budget client work. So we are launching our E-design services which basically is where we design your space digitally (see details, below).

But before we figure out how and what to charge we need a guinea pig – someone who we can test out the service with, to figure out exactly how much manpower would go towards making each room beautiful – and how much back and forth there really needs to be. There are many people who do E-design out there – some really good and some really generic, and as you can suspect, the price points are all over the place. While we want to work with smaller furniture budgets, we still want each one to be VERY VERY GOOD; full of personality, unique finishes and just NOT generic. Generic design is easy, I promise. I’ve done it. But pulling together a beautiful, well-rounded room full of texture, depth and function takes a lot of time in the traditional client world – but we have no idea how much time in the digital client world.

So one of you is going to win a free E-design – not the furniture and decor, etc, but our services to design a room of yours – with your style, budget and needs. This way we can test out this service and make sure that we run it properly before we launch it.

For the giveaway, here’s what you need to do: 

EDESIGN COMPETITION INSTAGRAM.BLOG

So let me walk you through one of our designs, to show you the whole process:

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Blue and White Sunroom – with Target

Most of you live in places where winter happened this year. I heard about it and even saw it on the news (and by news I mean Facebook and Instagram). At first it looked romantic, then chilly and then just terribly inconvenient what with your coat wearing and all. Well, I think that Spring is finally here and we are styling about it. The newest Target video is up, and it’s all about creating a happy sunroom to celebrate spring. This time we actually transformed the space because nothing is more satisfying than watching something improve right before your eyes – like Matthew Lewis.

Target’s new spring line is very good, as you can see, full of blues, whites, natural materials and whimsical beach-y motifs. We simply mixed in a couple vintage/DIYs to create this very happy, bright and well-rounded sunroom for your viewing pleasure. Click on through …

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