FALL FLEA – a virtual pop-up home decor market


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Fall Flea :: Monday October 3rd through Sunday October 16th

Seasonal decorating of private homes + gatherings is my passion. I have even been told that creating personalized environments is my “special gift”. I LOVE it and intend to keep creating these for my clients but I started thinking…

Why keep all the good stuff to myself?

Why not share my seasonal finds with my online community so you can add personalized touches to your home too?

Well you have by now I am sure, heard about my Seasonal Home Box which is available 4 times a year ~ that will continue to be available, not to worry. But I wanted more. I wanted another opportunity to share my finds, especially my one of a kind finds, with you each season. For you to benefit from the hours I spend scouting seasonal trends and in the stores.

I am excited to announce my first virtual pop-up market, the #FallFlea!

For two weeks this Fall – Monday October 3rd through Sunday October 16th – you can shop the virtual pop-up market from your desk, train or couch! For two weeks only you will be able to purchase fall decor items from my personal collection, recent finds and new arrivals. There will be items for your home, table, and gatherings – all decor that I use in my own home, on client projects or simply a piece I couldn’t resist!

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Items will be very limited, with some only having one in stock, so if you see something you must have add it to your cart ASAP before another market goer grabs it.

What do you have to do to be a part of the #FallFlea virtual pop-up market?

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And of course be sure to share your #FALLFLEA finds on Instagram + Facebook for a chance to win a $50 gift card that can be used during the #WINTERFLEA! 

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Krayl’s August 2016 Printable Calendar + Summer Seasonal Inspirations!

The  August Calendar is here! This month we celebrate by hosting  a BBQ with a gourmet hot dog bar, staying hydrated with herb infused water and creating a pineapple centerpiece to welcome a new neighbor. 

Just a few of the special days in August 2016 are :: My Birthday!  National Friendship Day, National S’mores Day and so many other reasons to #CelebrateEveryday! So come along let’s get the summer celebration started!

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Celebrations + Happenings In the month of August ::

National Friendship Day is Sunday August 7th, 2016

Celebrate National Friendship Day by inviting a few of your besties over for a glass of bubbly!  Here are my picks! Champagne Selecting Tips , My Champagne Sisters Picks, and my interview on Bubbly Talk Radio!

#ChampagneSisters #ClinkandChat

National S’mores Day is Wednesday August 10th, 2016

Celebrate National S’mores Day by making your own! Here are a few of my favorites ::

Cook Butter S’mores Dip by Cupcakes & Kale Chips
Gluten Free Chocolate Brownie S’mores Tarts by Fearless Dining 
S’mores Ice Cream by Tara’s Multicultural Table

National S'mores Day


National Hot Dog Day is Friday August 26th, 2016

Celebrate by creating your own Hot Dog Bar and invite the neighbors over!

How to set up a hotdog bar with toppings for your next summer gathering found on AnAppealingPlan.com by @KraylFunch 4342


My New York Post Instagram Article Feature!

“I GOT AN INSTA MAKEOVER”. That’s how the title reads of my first ever mention in the New York Post from last Thursday’s center page spread in an article discussing how Instagram users, like my self, are finding ways to up their Instagram game and make the most of this visual platform.

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The New York Post Instagram article reads – “Entertaining Expert Krayl Funch has made a name for herself for her artful tabletop compositions on Instagram … Her after photo contained a story about beverage stations in the caption, nearly 30 hashtags about home decor and summer entertaining and earned an impressive 100 likes and 15 comments.”

It features two images from my Instagram account,  a “BEFORE” picture posted in 2015 as well as an “AFTER” picture from a recent posting. The contrast shows the difference in how I have recently changed my approach to the content I am now sharing on my account to be more deliberate and thoughtful. I take the time to consider how the entire feed looks as a story and how they all relate to create a mini online magazine, my increase in followers and engagement proves others like what I am doing!

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The article also featured several Instagram consultants discussing Instagram tips to turn you into a social-media star, and bloggers quotes on what they have done to improve their Instagram engagement. 

The response to the New York Post Instagram article has been fabulous. Thank you everyone for your support and kind words! I invite you all to come over and say hello in my Instagram feed, and be sure to say hi. 

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What are your favorite accounts on Instagram? I love seeing what others are doing well! Let me know who you follow and how we can find you on Instagram in the comments!.


How to Start a Small Space Garden

You have little, or perhaps no, outdoor space but yet your green thumb is starting to itch, dying to get in the dirt. Not to fear, there are many ways to bring fresh plants and herbs to your small space or patio. With only a few tips and tools, your small space herb garden can provide you all the benefits of a larger kitchen garden with half the work and time needed. That sounds like a win-win to me!

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Interested in reading all my tips + tricks for starting your own small space garden? Head over to see my recent contributor article on the International Housewares Association Inspired Home website! 

Learn more about how to start a small space garden here!

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I have been selected by the International Housewares Association to be a contributor forThe Inspired Home. While I have been compensated for my time, you know I LOVE finding new ways to celebrate each season in and around my home, therefore you will understand when I tell you all the opinions, recipes, photography, reviews and ideas are my own.

Metallic Color Block Coasters DIY

Combine two of the hottest trends in design – metallic gold and rose gold, and color blocking home decor – into one easy DIY project with chic Metallic Color Block Coasters. Adding style to your coffee table with metallic cork coasters is easy and can be accomplished in one day. Get your craft on today and you will be ready for weekend revelers. 

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Watch as I create these Metallic Color Block Coaster on WFLA with Gayle Guyardo, for a segment called Gayle’s Guide to Pinterest. Or watch on my YouTube Channel here.

DIY Metallic Color Block Coasters


Lay your cork board sheet on a protected work surface. Use your ruler to mark your cork board at 4 inch intervals along the top and bottom of the sheet. 

Place the cork board sheet on a cutting mat, or cutting board, to protect the surface below from the sharp edge. Use a ruler as a guide to keep the cuts straight, score the cork along the entire length of the board. You will end up with 3, 4 inch strips of cork.

Repeat this process on the strips, cutting each into 3, 4 inch squares.

Once the 12 x 12 cork board is cut you will have 12 separate 4 inch squares to work with.

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Step 2 ::

Create + Paint Your Metallic Color Block Coaster Design

Now it is time for the fun! Get creative and begin to layout your design by taping off sections to paint on the cork squares. You have two options here, create your design all at once or layer your colors with drying time in between.

Using a flat brush or sponge, paint the first unmasked area with one color from your selected paints. Be sure to fill the area in completely and don’t forget to paint the edges for a polished look.

Continue to paint each coaster to achieve the desired look. When done painting, lay coasters flat and allow to dry 30 min minimum. 

Using a new piece of painters tape to tape off a new section to paint with a new color. Repeat this process for each paint color.

Once each paint color is applied and dry, gentle remove the tape from all of the coasters.

Finally, spray coasters outdoors or in a well-ventilated area with an acrylic varnish to seal. 

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Step 3 ::

Add Style to Your Coffee Table with Your Metallic Color Block Coasters 

Now comes the easiest step of all! 

Show off your style by placing your new Metallic Color Block Coasters out for everyone to see!

This color blocking technique can be used to create cork boards, large-scale wall decor or even DIY pillow cases, the possibilities are endless! For now take a break, sit back and take a sip of your favorite beverage with the knowledge your coffee table will be protected in style. 

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Now it’s your turn. What else will you color block? Watch this on my YouTube. channel.

Home Love :: Valentine’s Gifts For Your Entranceway + Table

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It’s the season of love – so let’s show our most cherished place a little love. Whether you are buying it yourself or putting your wish list into a love note placed on a pillow for a special someone to find, gifts that bring love to your home are a special treat that can be enjoyed not just this month but throughout the entire year.

  1. Hunter Rain Boots – There is NO substitute for the original Hunter Boots to add a pop of color to a  rainy day. I think we should all have them in a rainbow of colors.
  2. Red Umbrella Stand by NACH – rainy days are perfect for cuddling but be sure you have a spot to place those wet umbrellas when your suitor stops over!
  3. NEST Candle in Japanese Black Currant – I found this scent last year when I was looking for an after holiday but before spring scent and fell in love! I think you will too.
  4. Home With Heart Door Mat – Show visitors your home is filled with love year round with the red heart doormat from Target!
  5. Paint The Town Red – Nothing says belle of the neighbor hood like a high gloss red door! I love this red gloss exterior paint from Benjamin Moore.
  6. Red Mirror Tray  – Perfect for your dinner or make-up table, a mirror tray from reflects light to any space.
  7. Ikat Red Salad Plate – Mix and match your dinnerware by placing this Mikasa porcelain salad plate on top of your white dinner plate and voila! you have a valentines table setting to die for with our buying a whole new set.
  8. Love Cocktail from Caspari – Love is in the air, so why shouldn’t it be on your napkins too! Caspari never fails to bring style and quality to your gatherings.
  9. GoVino Champagne Flutes – let your love fly free! Take these shatterproof champagne flutes by GoVino on your next adventure. #WhereDoYouGoVino
  10. AKTAD Cake stand – IKEA does it again! A clear glass lid tops the red plate of this perfectly sized cake or cupcake stand. Use it on a counter top to tempt your sweet toothed partner!
  11. GODIVA – THE chocolate for lovers, Godiva has created a limited edition truffle collection just sweet enough for your sweetie.

Summertime Decorating Ideas For Your Entranceway

Summer is just 94 days short but with these quick and easy decorating ideas for your entranceway  you will be loving your homes curb appeal all summer long.

Start the season with a fresh coat of paint to really make your front door pop! Add a new door knocker {even if you only use the doorbell they add a great design touch}, seasonal door mat, a potted plant and in one quick afternoon you are ready to welcome guests the entire summer entertaining season!

Inside the doorway place a collection of baskets or totes to keep clutter to a minimum. My bright yellow Hunter boots welcome me home everyday and it makes me smile just to see them – I promise rain boots will change your perception of a rainy summer day for ever, picking up a pair is totally worth it.

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Shop my picks here ::

1 – Baldwin Ring Door Knocker :: Baldwin on Amazon.com
2 – Bright Blue Paint will give your home a fresh new look :: Blues By Benjamin Moore
3 – Yellow Hunter Boots :: HunterBoots.com
4 – Bicycle Hand-woven Doormat :: Wayfair.com
5 – A Potted Lime Tree Welcomes Guests :: See what to plant now article
6 – Three Piece Canvas Tote Set :: Signature Home


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An-Appealing-Plan-the book by Krayl Funch Cover Image 150xAnd, if you are looking for even more ways to seasonal inspiration check out An Appealing Plan the book.

Call it a trend or a return to the past, but I believe we are bringing back entertaining at home, lingering over a table after a lovingly prepared meal with friends. It has been a way of life and passion of mine my entire adult life, and I am thrilled to be able to invite you on this journey with me through a year of celebrating every day. Filled with recipes, tablescapes, floral inspiration and seasonal entertaining ideas An Appealing Plan :: A Year of Everyday Celebrations, is a dream come true for me a true honor to be able to share it with you. To learn more about An Appealing Plan :: A Year of Everyday Celebrations here. And of course, share how you are celebrating everyday.

Monogrammed White Pumpkins

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Monogrammed pumpkins add a little touch of chic to your entranceway or table for the Fall + Thanksgiving decorating season. Follow along this quick video to create your monogrammed white pumpkins.

Watch this video below or watch it on YouTube by clicking here.


  • 2 to 3 medium white pumpkins
  • adhesive backed letters
  • decorative push-pins
  • additional pumpkins for grouping

Once you place your monograms group your pumpkins at your front door with other gourds of various sizes and shapes for variation. Add indian corn and a few heirloom varieties for additional visual interest.

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Do you decorate your entranceway for Fall or for Halloween?? Let me know your secrets in the comments below and be sure to sign up for updates and follow me on Pinterest for more seasonal decorating ideas.


How To Make Your Own Nautical Centerpiece.

Did you know that the glass floats we love to use in our summer decor were originally used in the 1930’s by fishermen in many parts of the world to keep their fishing nets, as well as longlines or droplines afloat.  In fact they were so abundant you can still find them floating in the seas today. Original Japanese glass fishing floats, as they are also called, are now popular collectors’ items and can be found in vintage stores or as reproductions in design stores.

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Collect a few glass floats in different colors from your local vintage store and pair them with a handmade rope wrapped vase filled with flowers and use them to create your own nautical centerpiece.

Mixing in vintage nautical pieces with some items that you may find in your local stores is the perfect way to create a nautical centerpiece. For this particular tablescape, we are going to start with a singular clear vase. I like to use square or straight side vases, as this ensures the ribbon will go up smoothly. If your vase has a slight tilt to it, it may change the way the ribbon lies.

We’re going to begin by placing the rope ribbon around the edge and measuring for length. Once you have the ribbon wound around, about twice, then apply the glue. Apply the glue, just to the edges, as you won’t need very much. Press down the edges and ensure that they are secure.

Fill with water and place blue and white flowers in the vase.

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To complete your centerpiece, top your table with either a large a fishing net or bunch it in the center for a more casual feel. Group the nautical glass balls around the floral and finish it off with coordinating nautical style votives.

This centerpiece is ideal for summer parties, beach weddings or simply to decorate the table for the summer season.

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How To Decorate A Dining Hutch.

If you love dishes and glasses as much as I do, you will quickly find you run out of spaces to hide them, but you can also incorporate them into your decor by using open and glass front hutches.

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In this short video for eHow.com I discuss incorporating your collections in to you home decor and decorating.

Many dining hutches have a glass front area as well as an enclosed area. When displaying items in the glass front area, it’s nice to group them into categories. Even though I have a collection of mismatched champagne glasses, organizing them together in one area creates a very nice display. Use the second shelf for other items that have a little bit more colorful design or are pitchers and stoneware. Use cake plates to add height for your smaller items.

Adding taller items to the top of this hutch, creates height as well as allows for space for those numerous glass vases that we have all acquired.

On the center shelf area, add personalized items such as ceramic bowls or fondue pots from your childhood.

In the enclosed area, you can hide votives, napkins and other accessories that don’t need to be as organized quite as well. There’s really no wrong way to display these items but by grouping them into collections, you will find it really creates a more appealing look.

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