How-to — Spring Cleaning Your Diet

How to — Spring Cleaning Your Diet

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For those of us living on the Northern Hemisphere, spring has sprung. Gone are the heavy winter coats and never-ending snow tracks across our floors. (Well, at least for some of us!) So I invite you to ponder as we shed our outerwear and give our homes a clean start, why not lighten our wintry diets as well? Sure, heavy, filling foods helped us survive the frigid temperatures that come with the snow boots and parkas, but now lighter options are looking more and more appetizing as we embrace the change of the season. Read on for my tips on how to transform your dietary mainstays into their less dense, yet equally satisfying counterparts

In Search Of — Bottles

In Search Of — Bottles

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Welcome to the daily series, In Search Of, where we look high and low on Krrb for one-of-a-kind items that we must have now! Today we’re looking for bottles.

The end of a beverage (or perfume or medicine) is just the beginning! We don’t need to find a message within these bottles to covet them

I Want This — Vintage Lucite Bar

After a long, dark winter I’m super excited to have some glorious sunlight flow through my home from early in the morning until late in the evening. Sure, the natural light itself is pretty awesome, but it can surely be amplified by mirrored and lucite furniture. This cooler than cool lucite bar and set of mirrored bar stools would be such a great addition to an open space.

The inviting nature of the the piece absolutely screams “throw a party and use me!” Besides the sun rays making their way through the clear structure and bouncing off of the reflective seats, it wouldn’t clutter up a room. This super chic piece will be the envy of all my friends, and perhaps the parties that would ensue would earn me some bonus points from my boyfriend. All of those beautiful decanters, glasses and shakers that are being wasted and hidden away in cabinets would come back to life by being featured on top of this piece. I know that I would love to fill this bar with bubbly, fill those seats with friends and end up with some glamorous memories.

You can snag this vintage bar from Amber’s Krrb corner in Chicago, IL. $1,800.

Katherine Lurie Furnishes the Homes of Los Angeles One by One

Katherine Lurie Furnishes the Homes of Los Angeles One by One

LA Vintage Furnishings storefront near Culver City. Insert: the LA Furnishings team; {clockwise} Shepard Vineburg, Katherine Lurie, Brian Noveck.

It’s easy to get lost in the LA Vintage Furnishings warehouse just outside of Culver City. Whether you’re a professional designer or a novice looking to liven up your home with some vintage pieces, LA Vintage Furnishings is the place for unique, secondhand furnishings. Owner Katherine Lurie curates her collection exceptionally well, making it one of the must-see shops in Los Angeles. Read on to see what tips Katherine offers on how to decorate your own dwellings with vintage finds

In Search Of — Nautical Theme

In Search Of — Nautical Theme

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Welcome to the daily series, In Search Of, where we look high and low on Krrb for one-of-a-kind items that we must have now! Today we’re looking for all things nautical.

Batten down the hatches! Here’s some listings to help you navigate the choppy waves of inspiration to redecorate your cabin in a nautical theme

In Search Of — Trays

In Search Of — Trays

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Welcome to the daily series, In Search Of, where we look high and low on Krrb for one-of-a-kind items that we must have now! Today we’re looking for trays.

Why should your food and beverages get all the attention? These trays will flavor your entertaining style. Not mention, all the breakfasts in bed you can have

Home Visit – Tales from Rockaway, a Former Schoolhouse in Eastern Canada

Home Visit – Tales from Rockaway, a Former Schoolhouse in Eastern Canada

All photos by Jaime McKee.

There’s few things we like more than to see how others live. It’s why we launched our new column last year that let’s us peek into Krrb members’ homes! Whether it’s a Mid-Century chair or vintage china, we love to see how people make it their own. Here today is Jaime McKee, whose blog Building a Sustainable Life shows her progress to attain sustainability in Eastern Canada. Read on as we pay a home visit to see how Jaime has turned a former schoolhouse into a home.

This past fall, we bought a school. It had closed in 1993, along with other semi-rural elementary schools in the area, having housed four classrooms. In the years to follow, it was well loved by one family who converted the second story into a home. When we purchased it, the upstairs residence was in move-in condition—and the lower level was exactly as it had been decades before

From the Pantry — All-Natural Recipes to Spring Clean Your Home

From the Pantry — All Natural Recipes to Spring Clean Your Home

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Something about spring makes us want to open the windows and let nature in. You can keep the sentiment going as you tackle your spring cleaning list. Want to know how? Head to your pantry and grab a few essentials that will freshen your home without chemicals or too much elbow grease. You’ll want the following on hand for an eco-friendly clean

How-to — Three Ways to Turn Inspiration Into Style

How to — Three Ways to Turn Inspiration Into Style

I am a shelter magazine junkie. There, I said it. I, Cece Kellie, am a magazine addict. No mere collector, mind you. Basically, I’m three Elle Decors and a Vogue Living away from a bona fied Collyer’s Mansion. I think it’s because I love the stories the pictures tell. Stories of cool, creative, beautiful people and tales of dinner parties and gatherings. I can paw endlessly through glossy images of cooking and conversations and other people’s kids running under foot. What invariably happens, pouring over these tomes in my semi-inebriated state, is that I become utterly fixated on certain piece that I must possess or die.

This not only applies to magazines — coffee table books also cast their spell, as I’m sure many of you can relate. I will never forget the moment I came across a copy of Tracy Porter’s Home Style. There was Tracy Porter, blonde and cool in white jeans, sprawled across a little white settee. My life would never be the same from that day on. This was the moment where my aforementioned fixation manifested in the shape of a settee. A settee that set my heart aflame

I Want This — Yellow Sideboard

I Want This — Yellow Sideboard

I admit it; I’m a little mustard crazy. Any yellow decor that isn’t fluorescent usually catches my eye. Lately, I’ve been cutting back on obnoxious overuse of color in my home and leaning towards a few bright accent details. I can picture this sunny sideboard popping in my all white bedroom; the drawers would be perfect for storing lingerie and my oodles of accessories could live in the cabinets.

I Want This — Yellow Sideboard

Clockwise from left: ablognamedscout.com; middlechildcomplex.tumblr.com; urbanoutfitters.com; ditao/flickr; etsy.com

The unit could be propped in so many ways, but I think it’d look lovely with a simple vase and a few knickknacks. If only I lived in Illinois, spring might come sooner with this piece.

Purchase this shabby chic sideboard on Krrb from user Krrbie in Naperville, IL. $340.

In Search of — Posters

In Search of — Posters

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Welcome to the daily series, In Search Of, where we look high and low on Krrb for one-of-a-kind items that we must have now! Today we’re looking for posters.

You’ve come a long way from the college dorm room plastered in posters. These prints have the cool factor of street posters with a little more grown-up style

I Want This — Fernando Chair

It’s no secret that I have a love affair with chairs. If I could have a home big enough to house all my favorite chairs, well, then I’d be one happy weirdo. I fell in love with the Fernando Chair at first sight. The sculptural brass throne is really a work of art and deserves to be on display. While the original is valued at $10,000, this stainless steel version from Anthropologie is a little more doable.

Find the Fernando Chair on Krrbie’s corner for $5,000.

In Search Of — Wrought Iron

In Search Of — Wrought Iron

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Welcome to the daily series, In Search Of, where we look high and low on Krrb for one-of-a-kind items that we must have now! Today we’re looking for wrought iron!

Gorgeous wrought iron in unexpected and beautiful places. This one round up you don’t want to miss

In Search Of — Flowers

In Search Of — Flowers

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Welcome to the daily series, In Search Of, where we look high and low on Krrb for one-of-a-kind items that we must have now! Today we’re looking for flowers!

Spring is almost here! Get all the beauty of these floral-inspired finds with none of the pollen allergies

In Search Of — Clocks

In Search Of — Clocks

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Welcome to the daily series, In Search Of, where we look high and low on Krrb for one-of-a-kind items that we must have now! Today we’re looking for clocks!

Just in time for you to spring forward. Set your new-to-you clock to the right time

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