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Interior Designer and founder of Studio 7 Interior Design Kristen Rockwood specializes in high style decorating with a budget-conscious mindset. “I love budgets and work very hard to find the perfect affordable pieces while still keeping the integrity of the design,” notes Kristen.[/su_column] [/su_row] [su_row] [su_column size=”2/3″] With Kristen’s acute style sense and focus on affordability, we decided to put her to the test – in her own, personal kitchen. Although Kristen admitted that she has always dreamed of basking in an all-white kitchen, in the meantime, she settled on two simple updates that she described to be beautifully impactful (and incredibly simple). A little bit of styling goes a long way!
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[/su_column] [su_column size=”1/2″] Update #1: Pendant lighting over the kitchen sink
Kristen chose Progress Lighting’s Botta pendant to hang above her kitchen sink.
“I’ve always loved the look of pendant lighting in kitchens,” explained Kristen. “Since my ceilings over my peninsula aren’t wired for them yet, I did the next best thing and had the can light swapped out for this beauty from Progress Lighting.”
The one-light medium hanging lantern provides a casual feel – for both interior and exterior home settings. The fixture’s finely crafted accents and clear seeded glass bring in a vintage flair.
“The design and bubbled glass make me happy every time I look at it. It adds a little bit of class to this space. It’s beautiful quality,” Kristen said. “I’m actually putting this same fixture in a client’s kitchen! She loved it that much after seeing it in my space.”[/su_column] [/su_row] [su_row] [su_column size=”1″]
[/su_column] [/su_row] [su_row] [su_column size=”1/2″] Update #2: DIY Patterned Valence
In addition to the pendant light, Kristen installed a handmade valance, comprised of fabric, foam board and quilt batting – which was assembled using a staple gun and velcro strips. Kristen says she has Pinterest to thank for her great tutorial. Plus, the entire project only cost $20!
“Just adding a little bit of color and life into this kitchen makes me love it so much more,” added Kristen.
Here are some of Kristen’s other “top picks” from Progress Lighting: