Friday, July 24, 2009

Design Crush: Kristen Buckingham

Ok, so I’ve been a totally horrible blogger this week. I was so overwhelmed with my to-do lists and high-gloss trim paint that I wasn’t able to coordinate an IN HER SHOES feature for this week.

I blame the paint fumes even though I just started painting yesterday. Ah!  Well this morning I was completely stressed over what to write about today. Normally I have things planned in advance, but today I was on empty.


A quick trip to one of my favorite blogs and I was back in business. Jennifer posted an image that I had posted earlier in the week and due to her comments I was able to find out who’s work it was!


Enter Kristen Buckingham my new design crush and someone I would love to feature in the IN HER SHOES series.



She’s married to a rocker. Hubby is Lindsey Buckingham of Fleetwood Mac.  So she already cool in my eyes and not only does interior design work, but creates custom furniture as well.


I’m so sold. Where do I sign up to be her new BFF.


I love the way she is able to mesh boho chic elements with traditional and modern elements. The match is perfection. 


All of her work comes off seamless with the mixing of pattern, textures and styles that some might be scared to try.


Her work is the exact definition of what eclectic means in my mind and she does it just right.


I’m off to order some fabric samples and work on 3 room designs! Yay for friday it couldn’t get here early enough this week.


I hope you all have a lovely weekend!





Images via Kristen Buckingham



Anonymous Anonymous said...

I admire anyone who can really mix things up so well. I really like all of these rooms - each one has so many interesting things to look at. Happy weekend to you!

July 24, 2009 at 11:55 AM  
Blogger Lauren said...

love that sofa fabric!!!

July 24, 2009 at 11:59 AM  
Blogger Re:Fresh Design Studio said...

Hey Camila-
So your post today reminded me of this post from Cote de Texas last month.

Just thought it was interesting how you guys had two totally different perspectives on this designer and thought you might want to read her take. It seems to have brought up some controversy on Cote de Texas's blog!

July 24, 2009 at 12:31 PM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

she can definitely mix it up!

thanks for the sweet mention and the link!

July 24, 2009 at 12:31 PM  
Blogger Design Esquire said...

I agree, the mix of styles works so well here. And I love all the little landscape paintings, they are so beautifully presented. Have a great weekend!

July 24, 2009 at 12:41 PM  
Blogger LindsB said...

love the shelving in the office!

I hope you have a nice relaxing deserve it :)

July 24, 2009 at 12:41 PM  
Blogger Southern Aspirations said...

eclectic, but in a good way. my fave is the library-looking area. love the orange throw, wall color, and bookshelves.

have a great weekend!!

July 24, 2009 at 1:07 PM  
Blogger Shannon said...

see, this is what i am unable to accomplish! maybe if i stare at those photos long enough it will break me out of my matchy matchy hypnosis.

have a great weekend!

July 24, 2009 at 1:41 PM  
Blogger Wanderings of a Wannabe said...

she rocks! love that yellow chair fabric. have a great weekend :)

July 24, 2009 at 2:01 PM  
Blogger High-Heeled Foot in the door said...

Thanks Re:Fresh for the Joni link. I don't read Joni's blog all the time so I must have missed that one and it was quite the post.

I like the rooms. Not sure exactly what the means about me. Sure nothing everything is something I would have done. I only posted the images I liked there were others in her portfolio that I disliked, but to me it was just an example of how you to mix and match in home.

Simply just eye candy.

July 24, 2009 at 2:03 PM  
Blogger Dagny @ Beautiful Living said...

I really love the office with the little rhino and the art/pics displayed on the wall. Beautiful!

July 24, 2009 at 3:30 PM  
Blogger Sweet Nothings said...

busy weeks mean people want your knowledge in design! yay for you!!

have a relaxing weekend! i actually started to look to take some design courses while I am unemployed..its not quite as easy as i hoped to find some in LA! :( that is my project this weekend!

July 24, 2009 at 3:48 PM  
Blogger MiriamR said...

Hi, I have only been following your blog for two weeks but there is someone I would love for you to do an "in her shoes" segment. Here is her blog:

Thanks and I love your blog I am so glad you put time into.
Thanks You,

July 24, 2009 at 4:12 PM  
Blogger RLG said...

I love Kristen Buckingham, too. Thanks for the lovely pictures. I saw FM in the spring, and Lindsay was to-die-for. I couldn't decide if I wanted to be him (b/c he's talented), or eat him (b/c he's absolutely gorgeous). Cheers!

July 24, 2009 at 4:25 PM  
Blogger bluehydrangea said...

I love Lindsey! She has a unique way of the way she mixes it all up so it doesn't look so done.

July 24, 2009 at 4:29 PM  
Blogger RLG said...

I just read the Cote de Texas post on KB. Yikes. Does she rant against every designer she wouldn't personally use to decorate her own house? Why does eclectic insight such rage??? Too funny.

July 24, 2009 at 5:06 PM  
Blogger Yansy said...

Love all of the pics. She has a great eye, not everyone can mix different styles and still make it look sophisticated.

July 24, 2009 at 9:12 PM  
Blogger PS~Erin said...

LOVE that first image!

(Big Fleetwood Mac fan over here!)

July 24, 2009 at 11:12 PM  
Blogger Kristen said...

oh I LOVE these pictures!

July 26, 2009 at 1:48 AM  
Blogger Courtney said...

That HEADBOARD in the last photo. Good gracious, that's amazing.

July 26, 2009 at 10:24 AM  
Blogger Marie said...

It's very eclectic, true to herself, which I love!

July 26, 2009 at 3:32 PM  
Blogger Mademoiselle Frou-Frou said...

my favorite pictures are the top one and the room with the landscape paintings on the wall - how perfect!

July 26, 2009 at 9:11 PM  
Blogger nkp said...

I have a serious soft spot for a good gallery art wall and that first shot is good. So, so good! I loved that home when it first appeared in Elle Decor(?), she is a serious talent. Beautiful work!

July 27, 2009 at 8:17 AM  
Blogger Re:Fresh Design Studio said...

I agree with you on the eye candy thing. Sometimes you just want to admire a room for what it is-something fun to look at and not analyze every thing in the room down to the minor details. There is a time and place for that-sure-when you want to learn more specifically about design, but sometimes you just want eye candy!

July 29, 2009 at 3:12 PM  

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