Check out Diana’s virtual makeover check full of color and style on a seriously small budget. Learn how to cozy up your entryway and dining room for cheap.
We’re back to crash yet another wedding, and this time we’re taking you all the way to rural Reinbeck, Iowa. Meet Christina (aka Teeni) & Trevor, an adorable couple who wanted nothing more than a sweet and simple celebration on a shoestring budget. After spending an entire day trying on gowns at bridal shops, Teeni opted for a $30 department store dress, and Trevor splurged for a silk shirt to go with his favorite pair of jeans. Then they gave their close family and friends two weeks notice to meet them under a big tree at Teeni’s parents’ house for a charming and intimate ceremony to remember. On the morning of her big day, Teeni
It just occurred to us that we’ve introduced a woven item to nearly every room in our home. And we don’t play favorites. We love everything from jute rugs… … and seagrass carpets… …to textured baskets of all sizes. Even the bamboo blinds that appear in more than a few of our rooms have a textured woven feel, whether they’re framing a window… … or hiding the clutter in our laundry nook… Perhaps the reason we adore all things woven are the soft neutral tones that seem to work in every space. Maybe its the calm, spa feel that they bring- reminding us of an exotic bungalow in Fiji. Perhaps it’s the timelessness of the
We’re thrilled to announce a new feature here at kokokara: Wedding Crashing. Since you all seemed to be enjoying our house crashing posts, we figured it was about time we started peeking in on people’s nuptials as well. And we’re not discriminating. We’re dropping in on a wide variety of events, from modest $300 celebrations to $75,000 galas and beyond. And the locations will range from scenic rural farms to fabulous Manhattan lofts and everywhere in between. So slip into something swanky and let’s get crashing. Meet Patrice and Jeff, a sweet southern duo who wanted a day of traditional elegance with a few modern and memorable twists. Their July wedding was held
We’re back with another handy dandy tutorial, and this time it’s an exciting lesson in chair covering. The main takeaway should be that this is a super simple way to completely reinvent a chair. Seriously. It’s a snap. So let’s get stapled, er started. The white fabric on this antique chair was a little yellowed and stained from years of use. So Emily (John’s frequently mentioned sister in law) and I hit up a local fabric store to grab something funky and fun to update this family hand-me-down of hers. After we scored two yards of sateen & chenille fabric with a fun and dramatic oversized damask pattern (for just $18!) we whipped out a