Saturday, December 31, 2011

Kurt's Vacationland Home

For the last 6 months, I've been helping my youngest brother, Kurt, decorate his new house. So when we stayed with him for Christmas last week, I jokingly told everyone it was my new vacation home. It has everything I'd want in a spa retreat - fresh paint, cool decor, fabulous furniture, super-soft bath towels and no clutter. Ahhhh... absolute heaven.

My brother would have been a dream client for any interior decorator. Everything I suggested, he liked - even the owl lamp. Here's a peek at some of the rooms. We're still adding a few things here and there, but the upstairs is mostly complete. Now for the basement...
Eric made this entry table.
I found this funky owl lamp at Gordman's.
I had this 1960's magazine cover printed on canvas.
We used industrial-looking metal piping to hang the canvas.
I found that cool owl painting at a store in Colby called Goulash.
My poor husband gets volunteered for all of my crazy ideas.
Eric built this side table to match the front entry table.
I found this tufted velvet ottoman coffee table at
It's so soft, Bea loved to play on it.
I absolutely LOVE this couch. Kurt bought it at Haverty's.

I got this awesome balloon dog pillow from
I bought these vases at the DAV for $30 & painted them all a neutral cream.
Eric made this adorable, retro-modern side table.
Cute side table + cute ceramic balloon dog I found at Lucinda's.
Kurt displays some of his favorite band posters on this railing that Eric built.

The dining room table & chairs came from Haverty's.
We found this cool, Mad Men-looking artwork at
I got these photo/bulletin board frames at Pier 1.
We added a few accessories to the nightstand in the spare bedroom.
My brother bought this awesome bedroom set at Haverty's too.
Since Kurt is a pharmacist, I thought this image of an old medicine tin would be cool, enlarged and printed on a wrapped canvas frame. (Signs Now in Wichita, does a great job of printing large format designs on canvas.)
TJ Maxx had all kinds of cool, inexpensive, manly-looking accessories.
I found this "Let's Move to the Mountains" print on and Eric helped create the frame. The crazy thing is, after all this decorating and painting at my brother's house, he'd really like to move to Colorado someday. Guess he can always pack it up and take it with him!


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