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Get Trendy This Summer With Color – Pinterest Fab 4

As summer rolls in, so do new color trends and finds. Give your home a fresh look this season with the hottest new colors: gold, orchid, dazzling blue and hemlock.  Gold and Brass For years, silver and its cohorts have ruled the world.  But now, gold accented metals are finding their way back in. Make your room sparkle by adding gold and brass accents like coffee tables, wall decor, mirrors, etc. Radiant Orchid The 2014 Pantone Color of the Year is the perfect addition to your home this summer. Add a simple radiant orchid throw pillow to your favorite outdoor furniture set, color-themed lanterns to your backyard patio, radiant orchard umbrellas to your favorite lounge chairs, or best yet, dress…

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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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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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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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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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Retro-inspired Kitchen – Wordless Wednesday

r December 11, 2013 | B Wordless Wednesday

Lady Living Room or Ma’am Cave?

It’s Monday mood board day with designer Ann Ueno of House & Host. We can’t stop thinking about her anything-but-boring neutral living room from last week. Here’s this week’s feminine creation: Lady Living Whether you’re a woman living alone with the freedom to decorate with over the top girliness, or if you’ve carved off a space at home to be your “ma’am cave” this metallic pink space is perfect. It can be tough to pull off a pink couch, but with an otherwise neutral backdrop, it works. Luxe metallic accessories call for equally sumptuous window coverings. The Cameo Deep Cowslip fabric is heavier weight, so it holds volume beautifully, but as a silk blend it retains a slight sheen. Add…

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Charming Vintage Studio – Wordless Wednesday

r December 4, 2013 | B Wordless Wednesday
Charming Vintage Living Room

Is this vintage studio working its quirky charms on you? Tell us what you think in the comments below! See more photos of this space in our post Blogs We Love: Little Pincushion Studio

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Natural Living Room – Blinds.com Styled By House & Host

Interior Designer Ann Ueno is serving up a slice of inspiration every Monday as a part of our Styled By series. Check back every week to learn how to style blinds and shades with a pretty mood board. This week’s gorgeous creation is: Natural Living (Room) This space infuses classic mid century style with natural richly textured fabrics. Neutrals don’t have to be boring when you have a fuzzy rug, voluminous draperies and pops of orange. A diverse art collection stays unified with matching, minimalist frames. We can’t get enough of this Laura Ashley drapery fabric. It’s called Cameo Cassia, and has a linen look with a slight sheen – absolutely gorgeous. It’s also available in Roman Shades. Order a free…

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