Name: Elijah & Tuli Dastrup
Age: 5 & 3
Location: Kansas City, Missouri
A few months ago we had a chance to tour the home of Crissy and Justin Dastrup. They have an old Four-Square style home that's quite full of personality and fun design choices. It's a 3 story home and the children have bedrooms on the second and third floors. There might be only 2 kids, but there's five beds and although you've seen bits and pieces, we'd like to show you the whole thing!
Our favorite thing about the Dastrup's home is the fact that it doesn't feel over run by children. It has a lack of typical children related items within the main areas of their space, though they've made sure that the kids have plenty of room to run, play and grow. You've seen their playroom, so their bedrooms are allowed to stay minimal, yet comforting and hold plenty of room for sleepovers and hang out time! Check out the full tour to see the whole space.
Proudest DIY: While I'd still like to do more work to the kid's rooms eventually, I'm still proud of the lampshade I made in college which now hangs over their art table.
Best advice: Don't let yourself think everything must be perfect all at once. Stick to your budget, time constraints, and just ride the ride of restoring/redecorating — and try to enjoy it!
Dream source: I love the whimsy in Anthropologie. All of the bedrooms have Anthropologie bedspreads. I feel like their designs bring a sense of the outdoors inside and make the physical aspects of decorating come to life with a soft, whimsical presence found in nature, I collect birds and other woodland representations. I use their displays in stores and online for inspiration and have picked up countless items from thrift stores that look very similar to the items I found in Anthropologie.
• All of Tuli's and Elijah's beds are from garage sales, and then they were all painted (the brass wash polished). Tuli's other furniture all came from a thrift store, very close to my heart, in Oklahoma on the military post of Fort Sill. That's also where I found most of the decorative plates and starburst mirror.
• Elijah's bureau and chest of drawers was ordered from Target, and then the knobs were changed from wood to brass by the Brass Queen (me).
• The extra large prints in Tuli's room are all from Tuesday Morning, which I love!
(Thanks, Dastrup Family!)
Images: Sarah Rae Trover