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Four Ways to Get Organized in 2014

The New Year brings a new you, new clothes, new health, new goals – and in my opinion, the best way to start “new” with any aspect of your life, is by getting organized! Pinterest Fab 4: Four Ways To Get Organized in 2014 Clever Kitchen Organization Ideas If you’re anything like me, you spend little as little time as possible cooking or cleaning.  Just saying – the microwave is my best friend.  But, having a crazy organized kitchen might be just the trick to getting me to the stove. The less mess, the less stress, and the more likely I will start picking up the spatula.  Here are 14 Clever Kitchen Organization Ideas I found on Pinterest that might…

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Make a Valentine’s Day Banner with Crafty at Home

r January 31, 2014 | B DIY Projects, Home Safety

Spread some love at home with a simple felt banner for Valentine’s Day. It’s tempting to pick up new seasonal decor every year, but that can get awfully pricey. Why now make this year’s holiday decor?  You’ll save lots and can brag about your handiwork! How to Make A Valentine’s Day Banner Welcome guests into your home with this cheerful sign on the door. What You Need: White Felt – Small sheet Red Felt – Large sheet. We bought about a yard. Ink Pen  Scissors Hot Glue Gun Dowel Rod - Cut 2″ wider than your felt banner will be. Baker’s Twine Pom-Pom Trim How To Make A Valentine’s Wall Hanging 1. Trace banner shape onto red felt and cut out. Ours is…

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Move Forward or Look Back? Fabric Trends from Heimtextil 2014

r January 29, 2014 | B Design Inspiration, Products + Trends

Heimtextil, the largest trade fair for interior textiles in the world, takes place each January in Frankfurt, Germany.  This is where interior designers, architects and retail buyers go to source new fabrics and spot emerging design trends. Each year, a group of prominent visionaries are chosen to identify the key themes for the upcoming season, and are given the freedom to design museum-quality, visually stimulating exhibits to show products that can be found at the trade fair that support their findings.  Their deliverables also include a 45 minute presentation and a book. This year’s exhibit was spectacular, as usual! Kate Franklin and Caroline Till from the FranklinTill Design Consultancy were responsible for developing the vision for the Trend Forum 2014. …

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8 Porch Light Upgrades

r January 27, 2014 | B DIY Projects, Home Decor

That tarnished brass porch light isn’t doing anything for your curb appeal. Swap it out for one of the many stylish alternatives available today. This is an easy project that just about anyone can do, and it makes such a difference!   1. Traditional Lantern – Glass panes and wrought iron will bounce light for a soft, romantic feel on your live-in porch.  Get the look   2. In-Line Lighting – Make sure every inch of your wrap around porch is well lit with matching light fixtures down the entire length. Get the look   3. Clean Lines – Try this minimalist fixture above your front door to welcome guests with simplicity. Get the look   4. Starry Light –…

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At Sea! Boy Nursery Decor – Blinds.com Styled By House & Host

r January 20, 2014 | B Blinds.com Styled By, Home Decor

Lots of little ones will be arriving come spring time, and that means moms-to-be are in full on nesting mode. There are so many adorable nursery themes out there, but it’s important to think about style and safety when decorating. Check out these Nursery Safety Tips before you start shopping. Boy Nursery Decor Ideas: This nautical nursery theme by interior designer Ann Ueno of House & Host will ensure that your little guy has an adorable place to call home. Who wouldn’t want adorable little whales on their windows and bedding? Other seaside accessories like a color blocked oar, sailboat mobile and life preserver make this room decidedly boy-ish and will transition easily as he gets older. Shades That Make a…

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40 Fabulous Fabrics from the Frankfurt Fabric Fair – Heimtextil 2014

r January 17, 2014 | B Design Inspiration

Ready to get textile crazy? Here are forty of our favorite materials found at Heimtextil 2014 – One of the largest fabric shows in the world. With hundreds of thousands of fabrics from around the world to choose from, we narrowed down our choices to the freshest and most innovative for the coming year. Top Fabric Trends of 2014: 1. A Blueprint For Fashion. Printed, weathered denim bedding with images of patterns for apparel production by Adalberto Estampados. 2. Stunning Sheer. Dark blue, patterned sheer by the Albani Group. 3. Mod Meets Mustard. Amaravathi’s craft-inspired jacquard woven. 4. Hook and Loop. Aquanova’s shiny and matte knitted horizontal stripe. 5. Decoupage Design. Avelino’s travel, sketchbook and nature- inspired print; popular themes this season. 6….

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13 Stylish Bar Carts

r January 11, 2014 | B Home Decor

Not all awkward corners can be filled with houseplants. Designers are turning to vintage bar carts which bring functionality and style to small spaces in a snap. A well stocked cart gives endless flexibility during a party, and is perfect when you want to take gathering out on to the patio. Achieving this look is essentially effortless. Spray paint a salvaged cart gold, and stock it with fun bar ware, and add some colorful accessories. Seems easy enough, but scroll down for endless variations and inspiration. What To Look For In A Bar Cart: Sturdy wheels for a quick get away. Anything rickety might be a risk to your pretty glassware. A push handle is nice too. Interesting Details. The…

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Starting the New Year with Style – Here’s How!

Glamoured Master

To officially commemorate the new year, what could be better than trying out a new look? The fresh and clean colors of this luxurious master bedroom make us swoon. Looks like our buddy Ann Ueno over at House & Host has done it again! If you missed the last room she styled for us check out her take on a ladies’ living room. Glamoured Master This master bedroom’s stunning color palette of aqua, gold and blue will make you rise & shine cheerfully with its uplifting hues. When creating a high-end look like this, it’s best to keep the artwork simple like shown as it accentuates the color scheme while giving the impression that all the room pieces were designed…

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Get Ready for Game Day – Best Window Treatments for Media Room

Did bowl game binge-watching over the holidays make it painfully clear that your windows have a glare problem? We’ll help you take care of business before the big game with media room blackout blinds that are easy to install and won’t cost an arm and a leg. During January, save 10% on the Best Window Treatments for Media Rooms! Whether you’re planning for the ultimate game watching party, or gearing up for Sundays dedicated to Downton Abbey, we’ll help you save on the best shades and blackout drapes for media rooms. For Extreme Darkness: Blackout Blinds for Home Theater Signature Blackout Roller Shades Roller blackout blinds are the most popular choice for media rooms. These sleek shades keep out lots of…

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Retro-inspired Kitchen – Wordless Wednesday

r December 11, 2013 | B Wordless Wednesday