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Leather Accents for the Home – Beyond the Recliner

r November 20, 2013 | B Home Decor

Leather accents at home bring a warmth and natural feel that’s perfect for this time of year. Whether it’s highly polished for a glam space or worn in like a baseball glove for masculine decorating, we love it. Leather isn’t just for overstuffed recliners. We want to go beyond seating and show you how else to incorporate leather at home. P.S. If real leather’s not for you, the imitation stuff is almost indistinguishable these days, and your budget will thank you. For The Living Room This petite leather lamp is perfect for a side table or small desk. Can’t afford a leather couch? Toss on a supple stitched pillow. Here’s a surround sound system you won’t mind leaving out in the…

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Vintage Bistro Kitchen – Blinds.com Styled By House & Host

r November 18, 2013 | B Blinds.com Styled By, Home Decor
Blinds.com Styled By House & Host - Gray Vintage Kitchen

We’re partnering with Ann Ueno of House & Host to bring you a lesson in home decor and window dressing every Monday. Tune in for a fab new mood board every week as a part of our Styled By series! Vintage Bistro Kitchen Retro shapes look of-the-moment in an industrial color palette. A painted brick backsplash is timeless, while vintage posters add color and charm. Get feel of dining out at home with a bar-height table and galvanized stools. Levolor Cellular Shades come in hundreds of colors, and Slate, pictured here, matches the soft grey accessories perfectly. The crisp pleats will give this space a tailored look for years to come. 1.  Art.com – Gourmet Magazine Covers 2.  inmod –…

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DIY: Make Windows Look Taller with Molding

You may have heard this designer trick: Hang draperies a foot or two above the window to instantly make them look taller. Did you know that you can get the same effect with plantation shutters? Add decorative trim around shutters and your ceilings and windows will instantly look taller. The deceptively easy detailing gives you a classic, custom look. This project involves some carpentry, but if you’re a novice, don’t be nervous. Lisa from The Pennington Point is here to tell us how it’s done. Meet Lisa Lisa Pennington lives in the country as a homeschooling mom of 9, and is the queen of home decor tricks that cost practically nothing. With so many teenagers at home, she has tried…

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Love Triangle: Emily Henderson + Curbly + Blinds.com

Do you ever have designer fantasies? You say to yourself, “If Emily Henderson were shopping with me right now, what would she buy?” Is that just us? We’re a little obsessed with the HGTV designer’s vintage meets modern style and insane flea market/craigslist picking skills. Although we’re still crossing our fingers for a real life shopping trip with Emily, our dreams got a lot closer to coming  true this week. You can now shop along with Emily at Blinds.com – and see what she picked to style the living room of our favorite bloggers at Curbly! We were honored to partner with Emily Henderson and Curbly as she redesigned their beautiful new living room. Bruno and Alicia have made a 100+…

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Safer Home Part 2: Safe Nursery Decor and Childproofing Tips

r October 17, 2013 | B Home Safety

Nursery decor is about more than choosing giraffes or hot air balloons for a theme. Here are a few nursery safety tips that’ll keep your baby’s room stylish and safe. Look Out For Hidden Chemicals Paints and furniture stains can release toxic chemicals into the air of your nursery for up to three years. These can be harmful to children whose membranes are more sensitive than adults’. Make a safer choice by selecting Zero-VOC, non-toxic, solvent-free paints and furniture made from natural wood, not treated particleboard.   Choose a Safe Floor Plan Think about safety when planning the layout of your nursery. Place cribs away from any window treatments, where cords can be a choking hazard. It’s best to place the…

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Take Your Home Decor to the Dark Side – Gothic Elegance

r October 16, 2013 | B Design Inspiration, Home Decor

With black walls trending in home decor, the latest designs are giving off a dark and moody vibe. The look is being paired with vintage pieces that look like the’re straight out of a Victorian curiosities cabinet. These spooky spaces look like they’ve come to life from the pages of a Mary Shelley or Charlotte Bronte novel, and they’re perfect to set the mood as Halloween approaches. Gothic Elegance – Get The Look This dark, brooding look is easier to achieve than you might think. Here’s what you need: Start With Black Walls. Against a dark background, wall art that would  normally blend in becomes a focal point. Antiques and naturalistic accessories (like the fossilized rocks and botanical wall hanging…

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