K. Marie Design

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I love having live plants and flowers in my home, but I am horrible at taking care of them! Even though “Floral Design” is a class you take in interior design school, I’m still very bad at the indoor plant maintenance part of it!. So, all of my plants are in self-watering pots that I only have to remember to fill about once a week or less. Orchids are a special plant though that require very moist soil and the regular self-watering pots weren’t getting enough water to them. So, I was constantly killing them until I found this wonderful pot about 2 years ago. The Eva Solo Orchid Pot ($75 on Amazon) keeps the soil at the correct moisture level and you just have to fill it with water once a week or so. It comes in black or white and the simple design will fit in with any home decor!
Update: A follower on Facebook asked me about the table in the photo, here is my response:
Thanks Matt! It’s from Room and Board. It can be used vertically as a side table or tip it over and it’s curved to be a bench for an extra seat! The center is open and because it’s by the front door, we stack shoes inside of it. It could also hold throw blankets, books, shopping bags, or towels in a bathroom. I always try to have our furniture look great AND be functional, because with K. Marie Design, it’s “Not Just Another Pretty Space!” ™
© K. Marie Design 2014

I love having live plants and flowers in my home, but I am horrible at taking care of them! Even though “Floral Design” is a class you take in interior design school, I’m still very bad at the indoor plant maintenance part of it!. So, all of my plants are in self-watering pots that I only have to remember to fill about once a week or less. Orchids are a special plant though that require very moist soil and the regular self-watering pots weren’t getting enough water to them. So, I was constantly killing them until I found this wonderful pot about 2 years ago. The Eva Solo Orchid Pot ($75 on Amazon) keeps the soil at the correct moisture level and you just have to fill it with water once a week or so. It comes in black or white and the simple design will fit in with any home decor!

Update: A follower on Facebook asked me about the table in the photo, here is my response:

Thanks Matt! It’s from Room and Board. It can be used vertically as a side table or tip it over and it’s curved to be a bench for an extra seat! The center is open and because it’s by the front door, we stack shoes inside of it. It could also hold throw blankets, books, shopping bags, or towels in a bathroom. I always try to have our furniture look great AND be functional, because with K. Marie Design, it’s “Not Just Another Pretty Space!”

© K. Marie Design 2014

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I love how Target focuses on design and convenience for their customers. Having a cup holder for my coffee allows me to focus on my shopping without juggling a cup in my hands. It also encourages me to leisurely stroll and enjoy my coffee, inevitably spending more money…very smart on their part! (at Target Manhattan Beach)
© K. Marie Design 2014

I love how Target focuses on design and convenience for their customers. Having a cup holder for my coffee allows me to focus on my shopping without juggling a cup in my hands. It also encourages me to leisurely stroll and enjoy my coffee, inevitably spending more money…very smart on their part! (at Target Manhattan Beach)

© K. Marie Design 2014

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Remember to recycle your old MAC makeup! For every 6 old containers of MAC makeup that you bring in to a store, you get a free lipstick, eye shadow, or Lip Glass. I keep a small bag under my sink for recyclables. I brought the bag in today and got 4 FREE items! Check with your cosmetics company to see if they have a similar program. Keep your makeup drawer clean and organized…it’s good for your health, your sanity, and your pocketbook!
© K. Marie Design 2014

Remember to recycle your old MAC makeup! For every 6 old containers of MAC makeup that you bring in to a store, you get a free lipstick, eye shadow, or Lip Glass. I keep a small bag under my sink for recyclables. I brought the bag in today and got 4 FREE items! Check with your cosmetics company to see if they have a similar program. Keep your makeup drawer clean and organized…it’s good for your health, your sanity, and your pocketbook!

© K. Marie Design 2014

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To get the most out of the space on either side of your bed, think up! Instead of using traditional, low nightstands, find pieces that take advantage of the vertical space while still giving you a place to set your alarm clock, water, book, etc. Shelves like these, that I found at an antique mart, have drawers AND cabinets in addition to the open shelves, providing tons of storage! Paint the basic white another color, switch out the hardware, and now you have beautiful custom nightstands that hold everything you could need by your bed! Contact me if you would like to purchase these, finished or unfinished :)
© K. Marie Design 2014

To get the most out of the space on either side of your bed, think up! Instead of using traditional, low nightstands, find pieces that take advantage of the vertical space while still giving you a place to set your alarm clock, water, book, etc. Shelves like these, that I found at an antique mart, have drawers AND cabinets in addition to the open shelves, providing tons of storage! Paint the basic white another color, switch out the hardware, and now you have beautiful custom nightstands that hold everything you could need by your bed! Contact me if you would like to purchase these, finished or unfinished :)

© K. Marie Design 2014

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Are magazines adding to the clutter in your house? These are just 17 that our family subscribes to that I can now cancel thanks to my subscription to Next Issue on my iPad. All of these, plus many more, are available for the monthly fee of $15 if you buy the unlimited plan. Not only will I be cutting back on the clutter, but my bag won’t be weighed down when I travel anymore and I’ll be saving money on all of our subscriptions!
© K. Marie Design 2014

Are magazines adding to the clutter in your house? These are just 17 that our family subscribes to that I can now cancel thanks to my subscription to Next Issue on my iPad. All of these, plus many more, are available for the monthly fee of $15 if you buy the unlimited plan. Not only will I be cutting back on the clutter, but my bag won’t be weighed down when I travel anymore and I’ll be saving money on all of our subscriptions!

© K. Marie Design 2014

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Relaxing on the beach reading the first edition of a wonderful new magazine that includes my NAPO-LA colleagues Deron Bos and Nonnahs Driskill. Definitely the best magazine I’ve read that focuses just on organization! Pick it up today for more than just inspiration, but education!
© K. Marie Design 2014

Relaxing on the beach reading the first edition of a wonderful new magazine that includes my NAPO-LA colleagues Deron Bos and Nonnahs Driskill. Definitely the best magazine I’ve read that focuses just on organization! Pick it up today for more than just inspiration, but education!

© K. Marie Design 2014

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