Thursday, May 29, 2014

Design Bits and Pieces

Here's a list of things I'm loving in no particular order.
You'll have to let me know what you think.
First up...
This chair.
I need this is my life or you do.
So fun!
I have a thing for pineapples.
For all you lovers of purple
This bedding from Jill Sorensen
Available here.
 I adore all of her bedding and have used it several times over.
Here's one client space where I used the greek key bedding.
You can read more about this bedroom here.
This fabric (chiang mai dragon) in jade.
New from Schumacher.
I could build an entire room around this fabric.

You can check out Schumacher's latest collection here.
Speaking of room building....
I am using this fabric from Thibaut's new Enchantment collection as the jumping off point for an entire first floor of a new client's home.
It has the most vivid blue and orange combo. Love it!
Here are more scenes from Enchantment...
To check out Thibaut's new collection go here.
Warning: you may want to redo your entire house after viewing this collection!
Speaking of... I am installing a room tomorrow built around this piece of art.
Britt Bass
Here are some of her friends waiting patiently to be hung along side her...
Follow me on instagram at stephaniekrausdesigns for up to the minute news on my install tomorrow!
Oh and can't forget about these fabulous pillows that will make an appearance.
Fabric is spaced out by Robert Allen available to the trade
And a BIG SHOUT OUT to Main line Today for featuring Stephanie Kraus Designs in the June issue!
You can pick it up at your local main line market (or not).
Great article on the Jersey shore too:)
Thanks Tara Behan!!
Thanks for reading!! XOXO

Wednesday, May 21, 2014


Got some more goods for the "teen girl" room.
It will be installed over the next week or so ... can't wait!
And ... just finished styling a client's bookcase.
 I wrote about this room here. So here's where we started...

the Before, Before

And then floor to ceiling built-in bookshelves were added
and these fabulous sconces.

Before Styling 

After Styling...

Thanks for reading!! xoxo

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Wonderful, marvelous wallpaper and other good stuff!

I have two wallpaper installs I just had to share.

The first one I wrote about here.
It's for a teen girl's room we are redesigning.
The paper is so very chic and should grow with this young and stylish gal over the years...

The second is
another one of my all-time favorite wallpapers
"Vases" from Clarence house.

This iconic wallpaper will be beautifying a hallway in a charming english-style stone home. Couldn't be a better fit!

You can read more on how to pick the perfect wallpaper here.

In other news...
For all you fashionistas DVF launched a fabric and trim line for Kravet. Check it.

I'm getting ready to spend the day at a client's house styling her bookshelves and coffee table --- you know the fun part of the job! 
A room is never truly finished until its styled:) Which reminds me of a post I wrote a while back on how to style a coffee table. You can read it here.
And I was thrilled to find this little cheat sheet on Erin Gates Elements of Style blog to add to my ever-growing list of favorite coffee table books. 
Books are essential to styling any room!
 To see Erin's picks up close and personal you can go here.
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Friday, May 9, 2014

Tween girl bedroom mock-up

I'm designing a bedroom for a young gal as a graduation present from her parents.  (yep, the greatest parents evah!)
Here's a little sneak peek...
The room will have an accent wall with this Thibaut wall paper.
Selected by this very stylish soon-to-be-graduate.
This bedding and desk from Pottery Barn
A custom pillow in this fabric from Robert Allen.
These custom pencils I found at this etsy shop for inspiration.

And many more good things to come.
Keep checking back for progress:)

Happy Mother's Day to all of you fabulous mom's out there!!

follow me on pinterest and instagram (stephaniekrausdesigns)... why not?
Thanks for reading!! xoxo

Monday, May 5, 2014

Purple passion for spring - a new client room in the works!!

Here's a quick progress report on a room I'm doing with a bohemian chic vibe to it.
These pillows arrived today from the work room looking all awesome and stuff.

This room isn't finished yet but this ROMA fabric and a lush purple velvet from Kravet was our jumping off point for the design.
Here's where we started with a very neutral palette. Pretty no doubt,  but we needed a little punch of purple.

First, we recovered these wing chairs in a rich purple velvet
and placed them on the other side of the room to flank the window ---  we need a new table to hang out between these two beauties with more of a bohemian vibe.
These are the other two pillows on the facing sofa. We're also in the process of purchasing a larger console table for behind this sofa.
There are two sofa's in this room that will face each other --no pictures because we need to recover the other sofa in the matching fabric and create new back cushions.
Not an inexpensive choice but in the end will help the room feel more tailored and symmetrical.
I love the idea of matching sofas facing each other in a room. Plenty of room to leisurely lay around and watch TV or provide plenty of seating to entertain!
Here are more examples of this seating arrangement


Don't you just love it!!?
Thanks for reading!! xoxo

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