Room Tours: Kirsten Krason

The next living room tour is from one of my favorite blogger ladies, the lovely Kirsten Krason of 6th Street Design School! I loved reading all about her beautiful living room. Thanks so much for sharing, Kirsten! xx


Welcome to my Living Room! This room has come so far since it's humble beginnings. I love spending time in here with my family.


Enjoy!










Our sofa and chair are wool and were originally purchased at Pottery Barn.


We bought them on Craigslist. I think it was like $1,300 for the set. The fabric is wool which has been interesting. It's not the softest fabric but it does hold up pretty well with messes and spills. I love the color of these. Not too dark and not too light. The rug is by Nate Berkus from HSN. It is no longer available. I sure wish it was. It's been a great rug. I love how graphic it is. It's a flat weave which means it's not super soft. But the nice thing is that when one side gets dirty we can just flip it over and the same pattern is on the other side.


The clock above the sofa is from Pottery Barn. I bought it about 5 years ago for $50 on sale. It's no loner available. It's been a great clock. It's not functional though. My husband thought I was crazy to buy a clock that doesn't actually work. The decorator in me only cared that it looked good. Plus for $50 you can't go wrong!


The yellow flower pillow was purchased at Target. It's become a little trendy but I still love it. The shade of yellow is just perfect.










The silver bowl on the coffee table was bought in Mexico and is a gift from my Mother-in-Law.


I bought the Pottery Barn books at T.J. Maxx a few years ago. When I was first married I used to study these books religiously. There weren't really blogs back then and there definitely wasn't pintrest. We were too poor to afford design magazines so these books were my only source of information on design. The fuschia orchid on top of the books is fake. Ahhhh!! I know it's horrible to have fake plants but guess what? I kill everything. Plus I just love the color. I purchased it about 6 years ago at Target.











The blue trellis pillow was purchased on Etsy and is made from this fabric. Imperial Trellis is trendy, I know, but I love it. It is an amazing fabric and this pillow is one of my favorite things in my house. It was actually one of the first things I ever bought for our home. I didn't know what our home was going to look like or be decorated like but I knew this pillow would find a way to fit in.


The peacock pillow is made from Pottery Barn's Bettina fabric which has been discontinued. It's an amazing pattern. I got emails about it all the time. You can still find Bettina items on Ebay every now and then. You could totally make some pillows out of old curtains or a duvet. So keep an eye out.


The large navy pillow is from Pottery Barn found at DownEast. I think it was like $10. I like having large blocks of color to break up all the pattern I have going on.










The small lumbar pillow is also from the Bettina Fabric.


The large blue pillow is an outdoor pillow from Pottery Barn found at DownEast. It has a monogramed K on it. My name is Kirsten Krason so you'll find a lot of K's in my house. I love that letter.


The blue lamps were bought at Home Goods. I went back and forth on if I should get them or not. They are a little large scale for the small Lack side tables. But ultimately I love them. I think they are such a huge part of the room. I would be devastated if anything ever happened to them. Since they are from Home Goods they are pretty much irreplaceable.


The "love" print is from Made By Girl. I love her stuff! This shot of pink in the room is very "me" and it makes me so happy.










The loveseat was bought on Craigslist. It's honestly not my ideal piece of furniture. The shape is nice but there isn't really anything special about it. But it's leather (or at least part leather) which makes it super easy to clean. The scale is also great and the price was right. Only $250! The garden stool was bought at a consignment shop for $10. I think it's one of the best deals I have ever found on anything in my life.


The curtains were made with this fabric by my friend Erin. I was a little nervous about this pattern I'm not going to lie. I actually didn't love it the first time I saw it. But sometimes the best pattern for a room is not your obvious choice. Step back and think how this fabric is going to work with all other elements of a room. You may not like it by itself but when it is combined with other elements it can become something special. That's what happened with this fabric. Once I got it in the room I loved it. I go the fabric for a killer deal on Fabric.com. I've never seen it on there since. But you never know.


The red pillow is from this etsy shop. The chevron one is from this etsy shop. I love chevron. I'll hang on to that trend as long as I can!










Coasters from Furbish. La Fiorentina is one of my favorite fabrics. These coasters are very unique and I get lots of complements on them.


Silver trays are from Target and side tables are from Ikea. I adhered the trays to the table so they actually appear to be a part of the table. This gives those little Lack tables an extra oomph!


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My coffee table is from Alice Lane made by Shine. I am in love with it. My client bought it for her living room and when she got it in there we could both tell it wasn't really "her". The fun thing about it is that it's 100% "me"! It's bold and unique and white. I love this dose of white in the room to break up the pattern and color. One thing that never bothers me is the mixing of white and cream. I know to some people that is a deal breaker but to me it just makes things more interesting. You may notice the stripes in the rug are a little more off-white, the background in my curtains is a little more ivory and my garden stool is cream. But I mix it all with white and I think it's great. Doesn't bother me in the slightest.










My credenza was bought at a garage sale for $100. I stained it, painted the sliding doors white and added some knobs from Home Depot. I don't know what it is about two-tone furniture but I just love the look of the white mixed with the wood.










My subway sign was bought at Pottery Barn via DownEast and is no longer available. However, I've seen a lot of DIY projects on these so I'm sure you could make one yourself. I love NY so this is my way of bringing a little bit of the city to my home in the suburbs.










I put together this living room on a tight budget and I still really love it. It's colorful, happy and comfortable. I hope you enjoyed it!


Wall color is Hazy Skies by Benjamin Moore

Sofa and chair originally from Pottery Barn bought on Craigslist

Loveseat bought on Craigslist

Coffee Table from Shine Home bought at Alice Lane Home Collection

Side Tables from Ikea

Wall Clock from Pottery Barn

Rug from HSN

Pottery Barn Books from Pottery Barn bought at T.J. Maxx

Silver bowl from Mexico

Faux Orchid from Target

Blue lamps are from Home Goods

Love print from Made by Girl

Imperial Trellis pillow from Etsy

Solid blue pillows from Pottery Barn bought at Down East

Yellow flower pillow is from Target

Floral Peacock pillows are from Ebay, fabric is Bettina by Pottery Barn

Large Blue K pillow is from Pottery Barn via Down East.

Red ikat pillow from Elegant Touch on Etsy

Blue chevron pillow from Deco Yellow on Etsy

Curtains made by Erin from Plush Studio on Etsy, made with Kalah Blue Fabric

Credenza found at a garage sale

Subway sign from Pottery Barn bought at Down East

Silver trays bought at Target


Thanks again, Kirsten!!

23 comments:

Allison Egan said...

I adore this bright living room! Especially beautiful details like the navy lampshades make the space!
xo Allison
Spicer + Bank

pve design said...

What a fun room. What freshness and a hip vibe! Looks like a cool place to hang, warm and full of love.
pve

laxsupermom said...

What a fun room! I love how fearless she is with bold color combinations. Love the coffee table, and that credenza is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing.

Giulia said...

Love the white and blue with pops of other colours and that credenza is AMAZING! I also love the white and wood mixed furniture. Great living room!

Bethany said...

Wow - super cute!

Bethany
http://powellbrower.blogspot.com/2011/11/for-sale-large-custom-relaxed-roman.html

Anonymous said...

So happy and bright! I would be cherry every day living in that room! Thanks for sharing Kristen!

Jeanie said...

WOW. Look at that coffee table! Such a unique piece! My husband would never go for that, hard as I'd try! Her husband must be used to her decorator ways!! :)

Farrah said...

I love the mix of high and low here. It's sort of surprising how many pottery barn items she was able to use with out it looking like a 'Pottery Barn room' AT ALL!! So inspiring!

Kirsten, it seems like you love color. Do you ever get sick of living with it all the time? I want to inject more color into my home, but I'm worried I will tire of the colors after only a few months. What do you think?

Farrah

Kirsten Krason said...

Farrah: I am one of those people that loves to be surrounded by color all the time from what I wear to the things I surround myself with in my home. I don't think I'll get sick of color but knowing me I'll probably change it all up in a few years. I am always re-decorating rooms in my home :)

Tracy K said...

Little Green Notebook was the 1st decor/design blog I started following last summer. 6th Street Design School was the 2nd! I love them both!!! It was so nice to see that someone else still uses fake flowers. I know it's a no no. I leave them out for everyday to add color, but buy fresh when we entertain. My three boys don't really care either way and my hubby would prefer I not spend the cash to replace fresh flowers all the time. I think this is a fair compromise. Thanks for sharing!

Jenna at Homeslice said...

I've always loved Kirsten's living room. Her coffee table is my favorite part of the room, although the rug is definitely a close second! Such a fun and happy room.

Karena said...

Kirsten I love your living room and all of the fabulous pieces you found!

That coffee table is killer, the rug perfect.

I adore all of the fabric patterns. I really believe that Imperial Trellis will be a forever design!

Your family looks so happy!

xoxo
Karena

Art by Karena

marta said...

gorgeous! i love kirsten. thanks for featuring her beautiful home. i love how much personality is infused in her house!

Molly @thewaffler said...

Great color scheme -- I'm really loving the blue, white, yellow and black combo!

Gabrielle Jean Zaugg said...

i LOVE it!I love their use of white and balancing it with fun colors that really pop out! oh and love where they put their Christus

Shannon said...

this is GORGEOUS. definitely using this as inspiration for my living room. i love everything about this room.

and on top of that...found a new blog to read!

Angela said...

I love your fake orchid, Kristen. :)Makes me wanna get over myself and pick up a few silk flowers.

Chic Coles said...

I just love her home! The coffee table is my favorite!

HAMPTON HOSTESS said...

What a beautiful living room! I must say though, I am in LOVE with your coffee table! love the blog!

Barbara

L.A. in the bay said...

her home is one of the most gorgeous that I have seen.

katie said...

this is beautiful- thank you for showing a room with TV! we all have them & use them, but I feel like design mags never photograph them b.c. they aren't attractive. but this setup looks so cute! thanks for sharing!

Herta said...

Love these room tours, especially Kirsten's - details of how items found a place in the room just confirm the 'realness' of the home.

Kahli said...

I've always loved Kristen's living room. It's amazing and colorful! Love those curtains!

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