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Striped Wall Reveal
Check out how a beautiful hall can brighten your home. The striped walls, chandelier and framed silhouettes create an elegant and sophisticated look.
Submitted By: The Poor Sophisticate
Hey there! I am Molly Branstetter and I am a 26 year old Interior Designer who just moved to a charming little village in Germay with my amazing husband and sweet little pup. I have a passion for all things beautiful and simple in life. My husband and I are always seeking new adventures and territories in design, food, entertaining, travel, and culture. I hope you join me as I explore Europe, its design and fabulous way of life, while creating a cozy home in the process!
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Well hello, hello! Is everyone enjoying their Memorial Day?? As I said in my last post I am SO grateful for the men, women and their families, who sacrifice everything for our freedom!
Our home is slowly coming together since we received our things this past week! One of the rooms that is completed, for now, is the striped hall. To learn how to do the stripes yourself click here. Our front door opens directly into our kitchen and there isn't a lot of space for storage at all. We decided to turn the hall that leads from the kitchen to the bath into a welcoming little walkway with storage for shoes, gloves, umbrellas and as a display for some of our funky finds. I realized there were many things that we were going to have to purchase for our home. Instead of spending money getting pictures printed and a new table for the space, we decided to use the things we already had. It's all about re-purposing the junk you already have, my dear friends! Our home will always be a "work in progress," I enjoy discovering and collecting things along the way.
This is my concept and idea board for the hall.
Here is after!
Even though I changed a few things, the "feel" of the space is the same! I haven't found a sunburst mirror, but love the round clock instead. The cabinet was a cruddy one we got at Walmart before we left, but with a few fancy things on top and inside of it, it looks pretty slick!
The wine crate is from a wine festival here in Germany! It is perfect for storing shoes, umbrellas, gloves etc.
The shot below is looking into the hall from the kitchen.
The vintage crystal chandelier is a fabulous and very inexpensive German flea market find!
I made these silhouettesbefore we left California and really liked how they looked against the grey and cream stripes. I was only going to use the silhouettes temporarily until we printed off some images from our trips, but we ended up liking them so much in the hall, they may just end up staying there!
I have learned a lot about my own personal style while working on this home. I found that I fancy a nice blend of every style. If things start looking too antique-y I like to throw in something clean and contemporary. If things look too feminine, I'll add something rustic and more masculine... A nice balance of all styles is what is pleasing to my eyes, and makes things livable and comfortable for my family. I have also recently discovered I don't like things that match. I like things to go together and compliment each other, but don't like things to match perfectly. I am most comfortable in a space that looks like things have been collected over time, not all ordered out of a catalog. After all, that's what makes each space charming and unique to the people living there.Thanks for checking out my hall!
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Hey there, I am Cassity! Nice to virtually meet you. My casa es su ... entertainment!
Our blog is about DIY in its finest. We are obsessed with it and so are you, so while we're working and have nothing to show you of our own projects, we show off yours.
About us more specifically:
I love almost every creative avenue and like to have projects to keep me busy. When it comes to remodeling we do it on a tight budget. Try at tops $5,000 for our entire house.
Our motto is reduce, reuse, recycle, re-purpose, remodel (try saying that 5 times fast)! We try to use old things in creative ways and reuse our old building supplies in other projects.
I am a wife and mother first and foremost. My husband is a dream. He can do anything, and is cheerful about most anything I ask. He is a landscape architect, so we love to design together!
I am an Interior Designer, according to my bachelor's degree. I do not work in the field though. I help friends and fix up our houses, but that is all for now. The most important thing to me, is my family and I choose to stay at home. Luckily, we have been blessed with the abilities to use our resources wisely and I can stay home!
I love projects!! I LOVE PROJECTS! Let me shout it from the mountain tops! Can I get an amen?
Projects help to keep me fulfilled as a stay at home mom. I try to accomplish one thing a day. It could be put the junk away off the floor in my bedroom, or it could be rip out a wall I don't like.... you never know, you will just have to watch a see.
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