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We saw today that Yvonne over at Salem Plumbing shared our ‘Designer Favorites‘ from our Passport 2 Design Bloggers Tour. Thanks for the shout out Yvonne! I am still just as madly in love with Kallista’s ’One’ faucet as I was then

Kristina Crestin Design_ Passport 2 Design

Project In Process: Entry Hall

February 12th, 2013

We’re working with this fun inspiration image showing great earthy textures along with pops of seafoam and hot orange – combined with this piece of art we’ve been pining for from Erin Ashley the space almost just falls together on it’s own! Add in some reclaimed terra cotta flooring for texture and to create a not-so-new vibe, glowing lovely lighting cascading from the ceiling and a cool modern take on an Asian console – done! Let’s hope they go for it – I’d take it! Especially on a week like this one with all the chilly weather.

Kristina Crestin Design_Blog PostSourcing /photo credit: Terra cotta reclaimed tiles from Francois & Co, console ‘Double Happiness’ from Red Egg, painting from Erin Ashley and stunning hand blown glass lighting from Jamie Oliver’s Union Jack restaurant.


What else for a girl to do during a snow storm? Design bathrooms of course! I think we’ve worked on over 30 bathrooms this year and I always find them some of the most fascinating rooms to design. So many options, so much potential. I am working on a boys shared bath now that is going a mix of classic and industrial. I especially love Schoolhouse Electric‘s Rensselaer sconce – made out of parts like bunsen burners – think 8th grade chem lab! Put some grey striped shades on that and hello fun! Stay tuned to see how decisions evolve ….

Kristina Crestin Design_Blog Post _Boys shared bath


Photo credits & sourcing from top: Top right: Indigo threads Another Africa , 1930′s Lab Stainless Double Vanity from Restoration Hardware, Schoolhouse Electric‘s Rensselaer double sconce (photo from another current job of mine!), Schoolhouse Electric’s #HP-2274-04-2.25SH shade with Shadow Grey hand painted stripes, herringbone floor image via Brian Gluckstein’s Tumbler, blue vintage lockers from Unearthed on 1stdibs. Finally the last image is my quickie sketch studying the scale of the vanity on the wall.

OK, so you remember when you were a kid and playing with crayons and coloring was so much fun? All the options, so many colors (and if you were oh-so-special making sure all those colors were lined up perfectly .. .just sayin’, I might know someone like that). Well recently I have found the adult translation of that for designers – working with custom colors and local vendor Jill Rosenwald!

To start her products are eye candy. When I first found her website I couldn’t settle on which pieces and patterns I liked most – so many options – so many colors! In the real world so many functional uses too (fruit bowl; pencil cup anyone?)  Recently I’ve worked with her to create some custom colored versions of some of her pieces. Just this week a client and I had too much fun playing with her colored glazes and dreaming up a large fruit bowl with a pop of salmon on the inside and a fun chevron pencil cup to finish off her desk area. Stay tuned as they come to completion and we share those pics!

Kristina Crestin Design _Jill Rosenwald Studio visit

Check out Jill’s stuff @ and her fun blog @

Photo’s by Sandra Kimball.

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