Riverdale – Phase 2

“The home is just not complete”, says Ernie White.  “Go ahead and do the additional 3 guest bedrooms, guest bath and front porch”.
Yipppeeee!  Amanda and I were on it with a quick but detailed plan to make the rest of the home just as amazing.
And amazing it was…..
  • Front Room or Room 1– two twin beds showcased a timeless layout with a French shabby cream dresser in between.  The beds, however, were mid-century in style bringing the combined general theme of this house, “shabby meets mid-century” full circle.  I choose a charcoal toile quilt for the beds but ignored the rules by putting a pop of mustard in the mix for fun.  The gallery wall reflected past travels and Amanda even found some old maps with all the shades.  If this were a choice in a bed and breakfast, it would certainly be my favorite pic.
  • The Middle Room or Room 2– was by far the smallest so I wanted to showcase yet another furniture layout; a daybed.  Amanda found a great charcoal one and we kept it super subtle and went with all white linens with hints of gold and gray/green as accents.  Soft birds and wispy sheers panels found their way in here too.  It was topped off by an old door used for hanging hats, scarves, you name it.  Or would you?  Name it your fav?
  • Back Room or Room 3– was a throw “back” in time.  Gosh it turned out so cozy, full of the time-worn textures of quilts and layers lined with delicate woods like the small high top dresser and cottage headboard.  Take your grandma’s old hankies and mix them with modern pops of orange and teals and then throw in some lace and ornate gold and you have this fabulous room!  So should we turn the sheets down for your stay?
Put on facebook, which room you would choose.  Everyone that post and tags “Kristina Kreations” gets entered into a drawing for a 2 hour FREE consultation!!!!!
Winner will be selected 2/28/15


Cindy Spear Remodel


If the walls of the Spear home could talk, they would shout not whisper.  This home has truly come full circle from raising 3 kids to now a peaceful sanctuary for Cindy Spear.  The Spears have lived a humble life in their Mulberry home, however, not much had changed in light of decor since the days of raising kids.  Cindy was still rockin out her 1970’s flat laminate cabinets and counters, blue plaid sofa and popcorn ceilings.  Her interior doors still had holes in them where the two brothers Josh and Aaron would wrestle and then flip the door around so mom and dad wouldn’t see.  Needless to say, those doors were replace by the none-other David Cochran Construction.   Along with new doors and hardware, Cochran facilitated a kitchen with new lighting, granite counters, painted & glazed cabinets and new appliances.  Her popcorn ceiling was replaced with a fresh knockdown texture and her wood paneling was filled in, textured and painted (who knew you could do that!)  We added canned lighting in the great room & kitchen as well as opened up an old drop tray ceiling…you know the kind with the old plastic grates.  Cindy had wood floors continue into the great room and all was re-sanded and stained to match the existing.

With the recent passing of her beloved husband, it was Cindy’s turn to have a space that was new; a style that was reflective of her personality and grace.  After digging into Cindy’s head a bit, I gave her a simple French chic look with pops of antiques and weathered treasures.  This helps bring out Cindy’s love for refurbished items all while keeping it surrounded by soft feminine charm.

It truly feels like a different home, but the same.  Cindy’s grandkids can feel comfortable and her grown kids can feel sophisticated.

I may be way off Cindy, but I can totally see you proudly sporting your apron in this new kitchen, the grandkids rolling around on your rug (even though it’s light); Laura and you grabbing the last casserole out of the oven and the whole family sitting down to a feast.

And the nights you are having a lovely dinner without the extras, just glance up at the “family” saying on your nook wall and rest in that confirmation.

Who would’ve thunk it……that I’d be given the privilege of doing this home of a family friend, mom of a high school friend (Laura) and resilient woman. 

Thanks Cindy.