Kristen Whitby

of Ella Claire Inspired


Kristen Whitby
Kristen Whitby is an interior designer, DIYer, photographer and artist whose fresh vintage style can be found on her blog Ella Claire Inspired. She lives in Idaho with her husband and two children.

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DIY Barn Door Window Treatment

This barn door window treatment plays off the current barn door trend in home decor. Kristen Whitby of Ella Claire Inspired came up with this cute idea for her boys’ bedroom, but it could work in any number of rooms where you’d like to add some character and privacy. Follow along as Kristen shows how she created […]
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A Cozy Cottage She Shed

“She sheds” are one of the best trends we’ve seen in a long time. A she shed is sort of like a man cave, but outdoors, in a shed tricked out to be a cozy, comfortable retreat in the backyard. We asked some of our favorite DIY and design bloggers to show us their ideas […]
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Planting Flowers to Add Color to Patio Decor

Kristen Whitby of the blog Ella Claire Inspired did the hard work of her backyard makeover a while back in her Patio Style Challenge. Now it’s time to see her patio decor come to life with flowers. We’re calling this a Patio Style Challenge Redux. See how her patio decor jumps to life with the added […]
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Creating Privacy and Sparkle with a Backyard Makeover

Kristen Whitby’s backyard was a little awkward, shall we say, before she signed up for our Patio Style Challenge. As you’ll see, the issues she faced were pretty common–lack of privacy, a less-than-ideal layout for the yard… that sort of thing. She’s a very creative decorator, DIYer and doer of awesome things, which she writes […]
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Furniture Refinishing Tutorial: Bringing a Thrifted Patio Set Back to Life

Kristen Whitby definitely has a knack for seeing the possibilities in thrift store finds. Take a look at her blog Ella Claire, and you’ll see she definitely knows how to bring old, damaged or overlooked pieces back to life. She refinished a thrifted patio set as the centerpiece of the patio makeover she did for our […]
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