Archive for November, 2014

Yesterday the newest issue of Cottages & Bungalows came out – with my own house in it! We shot it last February and I’ve almost forgotten that it was happening. We had to re-do all of Christmas, including cutting down a tree to make the shoot happen. With the powers of photography and staging the tree in the shot is actually bald on the back but you can’t tell! Now looking at this I feel so much pressure for this year …. oh dear.

Kristina Crestin Design_Cottages and Bungalows A

Kristina Crestin Design_Cottages and Bungalows B

Kristina Crestin Design_Cottages and Bungalows C

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Kristina Crestin Design_Cottages and Bungalows EPhotos by Jamie Salomon.  Stainless steel fish by ‘Fish in the Garden‘,  Dining Room glass pendant lights by Cisco Brothers through Mohr & McPherson, animal heads by West Elm, entry console is a vintage piece from Diamonds & Rust, reclaimed barn board from Nor’East Architectural Salvage,

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Office Update: Our Turquoise Deer

November 17th, 2014

Now that we got our deer assembled it was time to take it apart and paint it – turquoise of course!  Not a quick task, but luckily we had a nice weekend weather wise and I was able to take over a portion of the parking lot with a massive drop cloth and start spray painting it piece by piece. We were able to get exactly the right color as or local paint store, Waters & Brown can custom make spray paint – you just buy the quart (or 2 in this case) of paint you want and they make it into spray cans.

Kristina Crestin Design_Cardboard deer painting A

Slow going but after a couple days of more coats we’re almost done! Now assembling it again will be the hardest part!

Kristina Crestin Design_Cardboard deer painting BStay tuned for finished photos! Animals are from Cardboard Safari

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Hi hi friends! Sorry I have been missing in the blogging world, we’ve had the busiest month I’ve had since I’ve been in business … and the traveling of course doesn’t help things! Lots and lots has been going on ….  but lets start with a couple of my favorite take-a-way’s from High Point Furniture Market! My first favorite ‘find’ was also my first post-trip purchase – and for ME!  We found this vendor that does animal heads made out of laser cut cardboard. How fun!  I really wanted about one of everything, then remembered I have an entire wall of animal heads in my powder room (to check out those photos click here!), so clearly I didn’t need any more. B-U-T  …. then I realized the office didn’t have any yet – yes! Solution!

Kristina Crestin Design_Cardboard deer

We have this giant stair hall as far as height – ta-da, found a home for an animal head. We ordered the biggest deer they had when we got home, it literally is 70″ tall or so and will just fit the width of the stairs. So excited. We’re getting it assembled (and by we I mean Courtney my fabulous intern). Next up I’ll be painting it turquoise of course ….

Kristina Crestin Design_Cardboard deer assembly

Animals are from Cardboard Safari

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