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A Window Into the Past: San Francisco’s Painted Ladies

Painted Lady

After a recent trip to San Francisco (known in my mind as the hilly city) I got a peek at the gorgeous Painted Ladies. For those of you who are wondering what I’m talking about, the Painted Ladies are Victorian and Edwardian-style homes that have been repainted to highlight their unique architecture. Needless to say I was in love with these adorably picturesque houses. Struck with inspiration, I decided to do a little research on the best window treatments for preserving the Victorian details of these homes. Here’s the top 3 window treatments I found: Stained Glass Appliques Extremely popular during the Victorian era, nothing looks better on a Painted Lady than stained glass. Not only is it beautiful, but…

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Happy Birthday to the King of Pop Art!

r August 6, 2013 | B Design Inspiration, Home Decor
Traditional Dining Room

Today marks the 85th anniversary of one of the most influential figures of the visual art movement: Andy Warhol. In celebration of this pop art legend’s birth, we’ve browsed Houzz for the coolest ways to accent your home with a pop of color. Here’s our 5 Favorite Ways to Display Pop Art in Your Home: 1. Bring color to an urban-industrial room Because this metropolitan loft has such an industrial style, adding the colorful Marilyn Monroe pop art brightens up the room while adding a fun, modern vibe. It’s the perfect touch of color to an otherwise monochromatic space. 2. Balance a classical style with modern art Despite this dining room’s very classical style, the pop art painting above the fireplace…

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6 Fresh Ideas For Pegboard Organization

r July 26, 2013 | B Design Inspiration, Home Decor

During it’s heyday in the 1950s, Pegboard was the answer to America’s love affair with the automobile and the new found need for garage storage. Pegboard is perforated hardboard with a  grid of pre-drilled holes that fit with coordinating hooks and pegs. This sturdy, versatile organization system made it out of the garage soon after it’s inception and into kitchens, offices and other open wall spaces inside the home. With tools and supplies in view, and everything withing fingertip reach, it’s no wonder that this organization workhorse has stood the test of time. Read on to see the many new spaces that Pegboards are being used in modern homes. 1. Kitchen Pegboard Wall Pegboards are oft remembered as Chef Julia…

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Chalk it up to the Chalkboard Decor

Eclectic Kitchen by Philadelphia Interior Designers & Decorators Caitlin Wilson

Trends this year are all about interesting textures, and what texture’s more fun than one that can be written on? Chalkboard makes a statement both stylistically and literally – it’s one time when it’s okay to go ahead and doodle on the walls! Take a look at these 4 ways to incorporate this old school material into your home: DIY Wallpaper We love the fun and quirky vibe of this bathroom, and it’s all because of the “chalkboard wallpaper”. The great thing about the chalkboard wall is the flexibility it offers, unlike an actual wallpaper, when you want to change up the pattern, you can. All you have to do is draw and let your hands sketch what your mind…

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Indulge in the Exotic: 3 Styles From Around the World

Eclectic Dining Room by Los Angeles Interior Designers & Decorators Woodson & Rummerfield's House of Design

Summer’s not just about the warm weather – it’s about where you go to escape the heat! We know many of you are going on vacations this summer and perhaps to exotic places! Why not bring home a souvenir that will remind you of your trip while adding a whole new style to your room? Check out these 3 ideas for incorporating exotic vacation buys into your home: Chinoiserie Textiles Textiles are such an easy item to transport and they add so much character to a room. If you’re going to the Far East, pick up a few colorful fabrics to use for reupholstering your chairs. It’s an affordable way to make a big change. Rich and Colorful Rugs This…

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10 Tips For The Perfect Summer Porch

Eclectic Porch by Dallas Media and Bloggers Sarah Greenman

The sun is up and shining – it’s summertime and many of us are in need of ways to beautify our porch. As an outdoor area, porches sometimes get neglected, so we’ve gathered 10 budget-friendly tips on ways to make your summer porch the place to perch. 1. The Magic Garden – Grow Potted Plants! Potted plants are a wonderful way to add vibrant color and life to your patio. Flowers will fill the air with sweet aromas and you can plant herbs to have them handy by the kitchen! Herbs love the heat so summer’s the ideal season for planting your basil, parsley and thyme. But greenery isn’t the only way to add color – you can decorate your…

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Designing on a Shoestring with Goodwill Glam

Roadkill Desk After

Goodwill Glam is a blog we’ve recently discovered that proves how well one can decorate without spending a fortune. The blog is full of tips and tricks for making your home look expensive when it’s really not (isn’t that what we all hope for?) The 3 Posts You’ve GOT to See 1. The Goodwill Glam Living & Dining Room As far as credentials go, as soon as I saw this living room I knew that Goodwill Glam could be trusted. Anyone who creates a space as stylish as this one while on a budget gets some serious kudos in my book. The room has the perfect mix of eclectic pieces and I love the combination of black furniture with more colorful…

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Stains Aren’t All Bad…We love Stained Glass Windows!

Thomas Hicks Decorative Window Film

Stained glass windows are a trend that have been around for ages and are making a comeback!  They are a fantastic way to add character and color to any room. Some people like the look of stained glass but not the price – that’s why we’ve got some great stained glass alternatives that can add the same impact and style! Check out these 4 ways to make your windows a focal point with stained glass: 1. Add Victorian Charm What makes this space so unique is the interesting juxtaposition between urban style and antique pieces. The movie poster, interior brick and hanging lamp all create a contemporary feel, while the stained glass window and fireplace accessories mimic a vintage Victorian…

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5 Ways to Make your Summer More Awesome

Eclectic Patio by Jary Ralston via Houzz

Can you believe that summer is already halfway over? We can’t – to make sure you make the most of the sunny days we have left, we’ve rounded up our 5 favorite posts about the season. 1. Our Ultimate Summer Road Trip Guide In this blog post you’ll find every essential necessary for a road trip: apps to tell you where to stop along your drive, healthy road-trip snacks, and the best playlists to get those sing-a-longs started. If you’re planning on taking a summer road trip anytime soon – this post is for you! 2. Tips for Summer Design: Outside in, Inside Out The summer is all about soaking up that sun, so why not update your home decor and make…

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4 Patriotic Rooms That Would Make the Founding Fathers Proud

Eclectic Bedroom by New York Photographers Rikki Snyder

With the 4th of July just a day away, we’re excited to share these 4 patriotic rooms that showcase style in the USA! Most of us would never have thought to use a vintage American flag as a wall accent, but boy does it work! The bright colors really make the room pop and bring out the red in the tribal pattern bedding. To match the room’s vintage feel, we’d pair the windows with Bali’s Northern Heights 2″ Wood Blinds, equipped with tape cloths for a retro look. The American flag wall art gives this room a unique edge – it brings color to the space while adding personality. To accentuate the contemporary-modern style, we’d add the Mirrored Vertical Blinds…

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