Fabulous interior design can truly be done on any budget. Giving your powder room a clean modern facelift can be easy and affordable👌🏼. Here’s a little inspo we put together with Arizona home builder Apollo Builders based in Scottsdale 💙.
Giving your kitchen a chic upgrade can easily be done with patterned tiles. A kitchen backsplash can become the focal point of the space through the use of deco tile. There are many tile retailers out there, so I’m sharing three of my favorite sources for unique and beautiful tiles that are sure to elicit kitchen envy.
Top Tile: Fireclay Tile
Middle Tile: Clé Tile
Lower Tile: TileBar
At KSDesigns llc, clients come to us for design solutions on a wide range of budgets. Our goal is to help our clients create a look that fits their lifestyle and their budget. You don’t have to spend a lot to achieve the look you’ve been dreaming about. One of our favorite fabrics to work with is velvet. Decorating with velvet can give your space an effortlessly luxurious vibe. What’s great about this lush, textured fabric is that a little really goes a long way in creating visual interest in a room. With so many retailers to choose from, it’s easy to find velvet pieces to fit any budget. We put together a “shop this velvet look” guide” to demonstrate how you can create a luxurious look that is fun and affordable.
Our inspiration guide comes from comedy writer and author Laura Lane’s home that was featured in Domino Magazine (image on the left side). The emerald velvet bench used in her home provides a bold focal point for the bright, eclectic and fun entry way."
You can add an unexpected pop of color using velvet with the budget-friendly items we listed on the right side of the image.
Top right- tufted navy blue velvet pouf from CB2- $149
Center right - Rose Chloe velvet arm chair from Urban Outfitters- $229
Bottom right- Emerald green bench from Overstock.com - $175
We hope you enjoyed this guide!
xoxo- Keira Schutz
As we enter the holiday season, KSDesigns llc encourages you to support small businesses by shopping with local designers. Every purchase made makes an impact when you shop local and handmade 💙. Not only are you helping to support an artist’s family, you’re also doing your part to boost your local economy. To celebrate Small Business Saturday, we’re offering 15% off any item in our shop now and through Nov. 30. Use the code: SHOPSMALL at check out. Functional and luxurious to the touch, our hand-dyed and handmade throw pillow covers are constructed to last using high quality Belgian linens, velvet and mud cloth. All of our products are made in AZ. From our family to yours, we wish you happy holidays!
Often used by European royalty and nobility during the 16th + 17th centuries, velvet is a timeless fabric that is synonymous with luxury. There are many ways to decorate with this lush fabric. One of our favorite ways to incorporate velvet in the home is through the use of throw pillows. Updating decor in your bedroom with throw pillows is an easy way to accessorize your space. In this particular cool, neutral room we added rose velvet throw pillows to add a warm focal point on the bed. There are many reasons why we love velvet, it adds depth and texture, rich color and effortlessly mixes well with other textiles. We firmly believe that home decor should be beautiful, approachable and best of all— functional.
One of our favorite melt the stress away secrets is burning Palo Santo, which is wood from a mystical tree that grows on the coast of South America. Related to Frankincense, Myrrh and Copal, in Spanish, the name literally means “Holy Wood.” It is part of the citrus family and has sweet notes of pine, mint and lemon. Palo Santo has many great natural uses.
1. Many swear by the healing properties of the wood that have been known to ease stress, anxiety and headaches. The scent turns on the body's relaxation responses.
2. The mystical wood is also used to cleanse spaces and clear negative energy. If you've just moved into a new home or are looking for a housewarming gift, Palo Santo is a thoughtful gift that's easy to use and loved by many.
3. As we've entered summer, another well-known benefit of burning Palo Santo is that it's a natural insect repellent. If you're looking to sit outdoors on a warm evening or having guests over, place a couple of sticks in a ceramic dish and light them throughout the evening. The scent will uplift your guests' senses, while warding off annoying bugs!
One of our favorite ways to burn Palo Santo is to place it in a ceramic vessel and pack black sand around the stick to prop it it up. Light the stick for a few seconds until you see it catch the flame. Once you see the stick burn, blow it out and let the fragrant smoke fill the room. A little goes a long way with Palo Santo and each stick has many hours of burn time. Our Palo Santo bundles come in a variety of hand-dyed tasseled pouches that are great to repurpose and can be used to store jewelry, cosmetics or any other trinkets.
Everywhere you look, we are surrounded with textiles. Mixing and matching fabrics, colors and textures is a great way to express your personal style in your space. One of our favorite textiles to decorate with is mud cloth. The centuries-old, hand-dyed textile art originated in West Africa with the women of Mali’s Bamana culture, according to the Smithsonian. With its bold and geometric shapes, mud cloth is a fun fabric that's easy to mix with various colors and textures to create great visual interest. The decorative pillow works great on a sofa mixed with other pieces and also works well as a standalone piece on an arm chair. Our "Diamond Dash" mud cloth pillow is paired with a lavender velvet back that's edgy with a luxurious and feminine touch of velvet.
KSDesigns llc "Diamond Dash" mud cloth decorative pillow with lavender velvet back.
Mark your calendars, May 13th is the special day to spoil moms for all that they do! Celebrate mom this year with a special gift that she may not expect. Made by independent artisans, each item listed has its own unique characteristics, is thoughtfully crafted with high-quality materials, and made with love. So go ahead, shop a little...
1. KSDesigns llc - Summertime Sorbet tasseled pouch - This stylish pouch can be used to organize the contents of a purse, carry small toiletries while traveling, or even act as a small clutch. $48
2. The Onikas - Moon Phases scarf- This light fabric makes this beautiful scarf easy to wear on a breezy spring evening or as a light shawl to layer over an outfit for a night out. This scarf is block printed with an original design in India by an artisan team; fair trade and ethically made. $75
3. Pure Life - Herkimer stacking ring- These beautiful delicate staking rings feature a dainty Herkimer diamond along with small bits of Turquoise that are easy to mix and match with other jewelry. $28
4. Lucky Air Plant - air plant amethyst crystal planter - Beautiful home or office decor and healing crystal with air plant attached (easily removed for watering). Purple Amethyst is a great stone for healing, peacefulness and balance. $15+
5. M + A Naturals- hi(m+a)layan salt scrub - evening blend - This body salt scrub formula is powered by pure Himalayan salt, a natural ingredient that seals in moisture, gently buffs away dry, dull skin leaving refreshed and glowing skin. The coconut oil moisturizes and leaves your skin refreshed and glowing. Your senses will be aroused by our calming blend of essential oils perfect for night showers. $12
Painting a front door is a great way to brighten up an entrance. Add a couple of plants and voila, a simple and inexpensive update.