Category: design/decor

Celebrating 5 Years On Hope [Street]

Celebrating 5 Years On Hope [Street]

[ 0 ] December 18, 2013 |

Kreatelier is more than a storefront, owned and operated by two amazing creatively savvy business women (and moms)—who live what they love.

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Housekeeper Off Duty

Housekeeper Off Duty

[ 5 ] September 28, 2011 |

It was one of those days when abandoning the house seemed easier than cleaning.

We could just walk away with our shirts on our backs and start new. We could find an empty house without a carpet of Legos or a laundry pile that’s taller than me. I always thought the mess would get smaller as my kids got bigger. It’s not happening.

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You Really Can Do-it-Yourself: Let’s Paint the Furniture

You Really Can Do-it-Yourself: Let’s Paint the Furniture

[ 2 ] June 27, 2011 |

My online dictionary does not include the word “upcycle” but I think it will soon. Upcycling is one of those fun new terms for repurposing what already exists (repurposing is another fun word but not so new). Long before I upcycled or repurposed, I began to paint furniture when I thought it needed a lift or perhaps when I did. Because I’m sort of a hurried furniture painter, this post really isn’t meant to be a how-to but more of a go-for-it.

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Today’s Home Work: Annette Tatum, Mom, Designer, Author

Today’s Home Work: Annette Tatum, Mom, Designer, Author

[ 5 ] April 15, 2011 |

Today Elyse Major interviews Annette Tatum, author of The Well-Dressed Home and creator of the high-end and highly successful interior-decor line Annette Tatum Collections, as well as a wife, and mom to four children. Annette’s fashion goal is to help people create beautiful interiors inspired by their own personal layers but at home, she still needs to tackle what to do on a rainy day just like any other busy mom.

Annette is offering a giveaway of a Faux Bunny Fur blanket to one lucky reader of Kidoinfo in celebration of the launch of her new website AnnetteTatum.com. To enter, simply email info(at)kidoinfo(dot)com with “Well-Dressed Home” in the subject line by Noon (EST) on April 19, 2011. Please specify color preference (chestnut, creme, or pink). One winner will be randomly selected to win a blanket. Winners will be notified via email.

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Kreatelier on Hope Street is a creative wonderland! See what’s new plus a chance to win!

Kreatelier on Hope Street is a creative wonderland! See what’s new plus a chance to win!

[ 6 ] March 15, 2011 |

In the midst of a winter filled with record-breaking amounts of snow that quickly transformed from slopes of glistening beauty to jagged piles of what I refer to as “visible pollution” it’s no wonder I find myself craving color. A wonderful place to find respite from stark surroundings is Kreatelier, a unique shop on Hope […]

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You really can do it yourself: Revamp and relax with oilcloth

You really can do it yourself: Revamp and relax with oilcloth

[ 10 ] February 6, 2011 |

So what was going through my mind when I decided to buy a white table? It has a drawer on each end, so that was kind of practical, right? The thing is, in our small home, this is the table: our breakfast, lunch and dinner table, our homework table, our decorate-Easter-eggs table. Following meals I was either shaking out a tablecloth at the back steps or diligently scrubbing. Sometimes I would succumb and declare “What the heck!” and let scrapes and marks be. And then, I discovered oilcloth which is fabric treated with oil to make it waterproof.

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New look for a new year – at home.

New look for a new year – at home.

[ 3 ] January 2, 2011 |

After the putting away the holiday decorations–the house seems dark without all the twinkle lights–I feel the urge to reorganize, rearrange and make simple changes at home. For inspiration I visit some of my favorite design blogs; designsponge, apartmenttherapy, and decor8blog. For this year’s post-holiday project I plan to repaint my living room. A project […]

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You Really Can Do-it-Yourself: Making One Space Work for Two

You Really Can Do-it-Yourself: Making One Space Work for Two

[ 12 ] April 25, 2010 |

By Elyse Major Growing up, I shared a bedroom with my older sister. I still think of those nights when we stayed up past bedtime to share “secret talks” among my most cherished memories. When my husband and I began house hunting for our family of four, a third bedroom never made my wish list. […]

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Rhode Island Handmade Holiday Shopping Guide

Rhode Island Handmade Holiday Shopping Guide

[ 20 ] November 16, 2009 |

Okay, hold on to your holiday hats!  This is the ultimate RI Handmade Holiday Shopping Guide with gift ideas, online shopping,  holiday show links, and more.  This season, it’s easier than ever to buy handmade products from local artisans and crafters!  Whether online or at an upcoming arts and crafts sale, you will find something for […]

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DIRT: The Quirks, Habits, and Passions of Keeping House

DIRT: The Quirks, Habits, and Passions of Keeping House

[ 4 ] August 31, 2009 |

Reviewed by Katy Killilea Children really crank up the speed of the entropy machine, don’t they? In my former life,  I could make things orderly and they would stay that way very satisfactorily for days on end. It wasn’t that hard to be neat. Because there were no: globs of toothpaste on the toilet paper […]

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