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Rachel Gill

Rachel Gill

Rachel is the Marketing and Social Media Intern and she is SO excited to be a part of the Blinds.com magic. She is often referred to as a Pinterest addict: she can't resist the allure of a good looking recipe or a beautiful home she would love to move into. Check out all of her finds at http://pinterest.com/r4ch31_9xx/

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Blogs We Love: Brittany Makes

r September 13, 2013 | B Design Inspiration, Home Decor
Brittany

When roaming across the blogosphere, Brittany Makes immediately caught my attention. All it took was to read Brittany’s bio and I was sold: she’s an accountant by day and a blogger by night using Brittany Makes as her creative outlet while climbing the corporate ladder. Her goal to flex those creative muscles is a noble one and I found it very refreshing to find a blogger who leads a double life on what many would consider opposite ends of the spectrum: accounting and being artistic. Brittany’s blog is full of interior design inspiration, photos, and DIY crafts. Not only will you find an endless supply of beautiful things on her site, but her writing is hilarious. I don’t play favorites but…here’s…

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Blogs We Love: Little Pincushion Studio

r September 2, 2013 | B Design Inspiration, Design Links, Home Decor
Little Pincushion Studio

While browsing Houzz one day, I became immediately entranced after seeing the work of Annabel from Little Pincushion Studio. She teaches young girls how to sew and think with their crafty minds in this adorable studio she put together in rural Virginia. As one would expect, Annabel is an avid DIYer. Her blog consists of tons of crafty tutorials and projects. These 3 projects were especially inspiring: 1. Chair Reinvention Annabel found this vintage chair at her local Habitat for Humanity store, and after adding a little paint to it, it looks amazing! Transformations like this give me the urge to go thrift shopping, especially since the chair only cost her $10! 2. DIY Painted Clutch Inspired by “the most beautiful waxed…

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Designer We Love: Bryn Alexandra

Bryn Alexandra

Although Bryn Alexandra originally started out in Advertising, it’s evident that her destiny was to become an interior designer. I recently stumbled across her blog and I was blown away by her work! I love how delicate and chic her style is, she achieves a clean and crisp look without it seeming dull or unoriginal. She’s so great that some of her room designs were featured in HGTV magazine: If this isn’t enough reason to make you fall in love with Bryn – I’ve got more evidence proving her genius. She came up with what was in my opinion, an extremely creative idea: the white box challenge. Bryn gifted three of her favorite bloggers with this lucite box from Joy…

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A Blog We Love: Desire to Inspire

Like its name would suggest, Desire to Inspire is one inspiring blog. It’s run by two women, Kim and Jo, who describe themselves as “interior design junkies” and actually met on Flickr – this age of technology we live in is pretty amazing. What makes this blog so special is the eye that these two have for design. The photos and vignettes they publish on their blog are always thought-provoking and unique. Feed your Design Cravings with these 3 Posts: Playing Favourites Jo found these gorgeous photos that were featured in an issue of Inside Out as the ‘Boerum Hill home’. This room has the perfect combination of rustic-old age style. With antique mirrors and unfinished wood details, there’s a…

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Why Manly Men Need Pinterest

Framed Retro Bike

Although Pinterest might get stereotyped for being a women’s website, you’d be surprised at how many useful ideas there are for men. We’ve rounded up pins from our 10 favorite Pinterest boards for masculine decorating, showing all the manly men out there why they should be on Pinterest. No Guy Should Miss Out on These Awesome Ideas: A couch made from recycled car parts, from the Blinds.com Pinterest Board Manly Home Picks Shelving made from pipes, from the board Masculine Decor via Joi Lipari A coffee table that doubles as a foosball table, from the board Man-ly Decor via Liz DiTomaso A retro TV converted into a bar, from the board Man Cave Decor with Class via Ann Marie @Household6diva A pool table made from a Mustang car frame, from the board Garage/Man…

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12 Tools to Organize Your Kid’s Room

r August 19, 2013 | B Design Links, Home Decor
Kid's Room Organization

With the school year coming into swing many moms are frantically trying to get organized. Since children often won’t think to clean up after themselves (unless you’ve trained them exceptionally well) we’ve gathered these 12 tools to help you keep your kid’s room more organized! Chore Charts – what better way to motivate your children to get their chores done than with a chore chart? These printable charts can be customized depending on what you want your kids to do everyday. Hang these in their room or on the refrigerator and when they get something done, mark it off with a star sticker. Reward your kids with a special treat or an allowance when they get a row of stars!…

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Crafty at Home – Scratchboard Cards

r August 16, 2013 | B DIY Projects
scratchboard card

If you’re looking for a fun and easy craft that the kids will love, scratchboard cards are the perfect solution! Did you ever color on those seemingly magical black sheets of paper to reveal the rainbow colors underneath? I can tell you I was obsessed – now you can make them yourself for MUCH cheaper than the $2 a sheet you’d pay at the store! Not only are they a blast to make, but they have so many uses! Make personalized thank you cards, works of art, room signs, gift tags or even garlands – either way you’ll impress all who see your crafty creation! See How It’s Done: Click Here to Download the Printable Instructions To Make the Scratchboard…

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