2014 Decorating Goals from Home Decor Bloggers

2014 Decorating Goals from Home Decor Bloggers

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Sure, we’ve got our ear to the ground and we know the hottest trends in home decor for 2014. But we always want more. (Can you blame us?) Here today are two of our most high-energy home decor bloggers with their to-do lists for the year

Donate These 5 Items to a Shelter

Donate These 5 Items to a Shelter

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At Krrb, we believe wholeheartedly in the “Want Not, Waste Not” philosophy. Have as much as you need and what you don’t need, you give on to someone else. It’s a great mantra to practice as your tackle your new year’s resolution to unclutter your life. But it’s an even better mantra to have when we talk about giving back to the community. We did a little research on 5 items you probably have at home that you can donate to those in need

Donate — Where to Donate Your Clothes in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Washington DC, San Francisco and Paris

Donate — Where to Donate Your Clothes in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Washington DC, San Francisco and Paris

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Before we can start getting in with the new in the new year, we need to first get out with the old. Start with clearing out your wardrobes of outdated or unworn clothing. A good rule of thumb is that if you haven’t worn an article of clothing in a year and it is still in good condition, donate it. You’ll find that cleaning out your closet and minimizing your possessions is the easiest way to start fresh and give back to the community—plus it’s tax-deductible too! No clue where to give your goods? No worries! We’ve rounded up a list of non-profit organizations accepting clothing donations in your city

In Search Of — Quilts

photo: panoramio.com

photo: panoramio.com

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 quilts.

As the snow falls and most of the Northeast gears up for another Polar Vortex visit, we’re looking to curl up with these quilts to keep us warm and toasty

Homepolish and Krrb Team Up for Kelly Oxford’s Renovated Office

Homepolish and Krrb Team Up for Kelly Oxford's Renovated Office

We love a good reveal — it’s just waiting for it that’s hard. Luckily, the anticipation for funny girl Kelly Oxford’s renovated office was well worth it.

Krrb collaborated with Homepolish, an interior designer matching service to furnish Kelly’s writing space with some vintage style. To get more details on how these designers wrangled the perfect grouping of Mid-Century and contemporary pieces to stimulate the creative spirit, head over to Homepolish’s blog.

Photos provided by Homepolish.

Critical Decor — Twin Peaks, Breaking Down of the Cult Favorite TV Show

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Diane, spoiler Alert: THERE WILL BE NO SPOILER ALERTS IN THIS POST.  We’re more concerned with “Where do I get that lamp?” than “Who killed Laura Palmer?”. I’ve identified some themes of the sets in hopes to deciefer a code to unlock the secrets buried within David Lynch’s masterpiece. Perhaps through deconstructing it’s decor we can better understand the mysteries of Twin Peaks…or maybe we’ll just get hungry for pie

In Search Of — Modern and Vintage Rocking Chairs

Photo Credit: dexigner.com

Photo Credit: dexigner.com

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 rocking chairs.

This is the perfect time of year to curl up by the fireplace in a rocking chair on cold winter nights. Knitting needles and fireplace not included

Give it Away — Donald DeSantis Pares Down to 300 Belongings

Give it Away — Donald DeSantis Pares Down to 300 Belongings

Photo: Mike Folden

As the holiday dust settles and 2014 finds its footing, more than a few of us have looked up only to find ourselves drowning in STUFF! Whether that stuff is left over wrapping paper that you think you’ll use again but never will, gifts you never really needed (“Thanks Great Aunt Esther, I love you but really, you shouldn’t have”) or simply an accumulation of things that are threatening your sanity, the New Year is always a good time to pair down. But how exactly

In Search Of — All Sorts of Bookends

Photo Credit: Wallpoper.com

Photo Credit: Wallpoper.com

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 bookends to keep our books standing up straight.

Bookends are fashionable, functional and make great gifts. They’re a great way to showcase that you take your literature seriously, but not seriously enough to pass up on a sombrero in your living room

Ready to Launch — Open House Weekend at Brett Bara’s Brooklyn Craft Company

Ready to Launch — Open House Weekend at Brett Bara's Brooklyn Craft Company

Brett Bara is facing the ultimate design challenge — moving in with a significant other. The DIY crafty author is making room in her Greenpoint apartment for her boyfriend and that means some of her DIY projects are moving out. Up for grabs is an ornate chair Brett experimented with painting both the wood and fabric

In Search Of —Velvet Furnishings

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Photo Credit: partimepapparazzo.com

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 velvet!

If it were socially acceptable, we would drape ourselves in velvet. Until that day comes, we’ve scoured the pages of Krrb to help curb our velvet urge

Chicago Magazine — Curator Candace Jordan Collects Antique Finds

Chicago Magazine — Curator Candace Jordan Collects Antique Finds

Photo by Paul Sherman

Krrb is excited to launch our local tastemakers feature on our partner site Chicago Magazine Classifieds. Every month we will feature local tastemakers and their favorite vintage and secondhand finds from Chicagoland. For the next few weeks our guest curator will be Candace Jordan

I Want This – Mid-Century Credenza Record Player

I Want This – Mid-Century Credenza/Record Player

Dance party in the den and old Uncle Doug is spinning! This credenza record player from the 1950s surely sat upon many an avocado shag carpet, maybe with a tray of painted highball glasses on top. It’s easy to imagine yourself surrounded by fake wood paneling, listening to Doo-Wop records or a crackly baseball game playing over the radio.

The fantastic thing is that it can still do all those things! The radio works, the turntable has got four speeds, plus there’s cabinet storage for your vintage vinyl. And just like in the 1950s, by owning it, you’ll be the coolest guy on the block. Count me in!

Find it on Adaptation’s Krrb corner. $795.

Welcoming Radiant Orchid, Pantone’s 2014 Color of the Year

Photo: Topinspired.com

Photo: Topinspired.com

Last year, color trendspotters Pantone brought a sense of renewal to homes everywhere with Emerald, their color of 2013. The jewel tone signified opulence and rejuvenation. This year, the focus is on creativity and outside-the-box thinking with Radiant Orchid, a vibrant purple. Not as timeless a hue as emerald, this lush hue offers a lot in terms of energy and spirit

In Search Of – Kitchen Islands

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Photo: Womenshistory.about.com

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 kitchen islands to complete our kitchens.

We love a good kitchen island. They pull double duty, often working as a chopping station, a breakfast nook and a buffet space. This roundup of stations will have you heating up the kitchen

In Search of — Jewelry Storage

Phot Credit: popeater.com

Phot Credit: popeater.com

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 jewelry holders.

What better way to take care of all that baubles you got as gifts? Jewelry storage comes in all shapes and sizes and we’ve got it all

Resolution — 8 Places I Want To Visit in 2014

Photo: Pensonaworldmap.com

Photo: Pensonaworldmap.com

For those of us who love to travel and constantly feel the urge to explore the world, our wanderlust often outweighs our financial means or vacations days. I’ve created a checklist of sorts, of all the dream destinations places we would love to visit this year. Relaxing in Tahiti? Site-seeing in Prague? There are so many places to visit, but I’ve managed to narrow the list down to my top eight destinations

In Search Of — Wine Racks

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photo credit: juliemcintyrewinehistory.wordpress.com

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 wine racks that will hold all our wine, but not too tightly!

Whether you’ve got a professional wine cellar or just a personal stash of two-buck chuck, you need a wine rack of some sort. Wine racks can be built out of a number of different materials, varying in size and style. Check out this round up of storage solutions to hold your chardonnay and Malbec

Resolution — 5 Things I Want to DIY in 2014

Photo: Nowathomemom.com

Photo: Nowathomemom.com

Setting life-altering New Years resolutions isn’t for me. I always give up by January 15th. This year I decided to set the bar pretty low — I’m giving myself all year to complete these 5 awesome DIY projects. I learned in 2013 that it feels good to get your hands dirty. As someone who works at a computer all day on long-term projects, completing DIY projects is a great way to feel accomplished and have something to show for it. Here are the 5 things I want to DIY in 2014

I Want This — Gorgeous Brazilian Cowhide Rug

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Like pretty much everyone else in the Northeast, I’m bracing myself for the polar vortex heading our way tonight. I’ve made several soups, stocked up on water and pulled out every blanket I own. The only thing I’m missing is this lovely Brazilian Cowhide Rug. For $300, this natural cowhide will go far in warming up my feet. Heck, I might even roll myself into a burrito!

Find it on Mahshad’s Krrb corner.