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Blu Homes Builds Green in Joshua Tree, CA

r March 8, 2013 | B Design Links

Blu Homes recently hosted a one-day open house at their brand new prefab home constructed in Joshua Tree, CA.  This home tour was offered in conjunction with Modernism Week, an 11-day annual event in Palm Springs.  Of course, we were in attendance!   Built as a vacation home for Tim Disney (great nephew of Walt and Blu Homes board member) and his wife Neda, it offers a stunning silhouette, nestled among the boulder outcroppings of Joshua Tree National Park.  The exterior features large picture windows, corrugated metal siding and sliding wood panels.   The home is constructed from two factory-built Origin modules  that include bedrooms, bathrooms, kitchens and dining areas,  connected by a site-built center living area that also serves…

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Weekend Blog to Browse: Simple Home Life

With vintage furniture the question always it, to paint of not to paint. If you’re at a loss for what to do, take a nod from our friend Jacqueline at Simple Home Life. She reimagines tables, chairs and dressers with a few coats of paint and perfect styling. Here are a few of our favorite furniture transformations from her site. Simple Home Life Vintage Makeovers: Herringbone Mid Century Dresser   Telephone Table   Herringbone Nightstand   Stenciled Tray Tables See even more of Jacqueline’s vintage revitalizations on her blog, Simple Home Life. If you live near Worchester, MA you can shop her collection at Crompton Collective, or buy pieces right from her site!   Feeling Inspired? Tell us what projects you’re itching…

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Design Blogs We Love.

r February 20, 2013 | B Design Links, Home Decor

Here are a few of our favorite designers, remodelers and DIY amateurs who are all creating beautiful homes and blogging about it. Design blogs are our favorite place to find inspiration, especially when they’re run by innovative, decorating geniuses like these three. Enjoy! Little Green Notebook Jenny Komenda is a New York based Designer who has been featured in Elle Decor, Vogue, Better Homes and Gardens, and tons of other big name publications. We love that she takes unruly spaces and makes them look crazy chic. A perfect example is her tiny NYC bedroom (pictured above) that she transformed into a space to remember with Bavarian Forest walls and a coral velvet headboard. Plus, she gives awesome tutorials that look…

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Breathe New Life into Winter Days – Pinterest Fab 4

Feeling the winter blues after weeks of grey days? Create an indoor oasis from all things cold and bland that will brighten your spirits until spring comes. Our favorite Pinterest picks will rejuvenate your home as you reconnect with nature and create cozy spaces to finish out your hibernation. 1. See the Sea – This nautical influenced decor won’t be found on any other beach house on the block. Natural elements are always in style, but keep the look modern by mixing clean lines and unruly organic pieces. 2. Set a New Benchmark – Add extra cushiness and eclectic charm to your kitchen table by replacing a few chairs with a plush high backed bench. Crisp stripes add formality to the…

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New Year Home Decorating Trends 2013

r January 11, 2013 | B Design Inspiration, Design Links, Home Decor

Beaucoups of designers are making predictions for interior design trends of 2013. We’re design junkies, and so we couldn’t help sharing some of the best trend forecasts we’ve come across over the past few days. 1. Brass is Back! Guest blogger Julie Thigpen on TP Design has predicted that the warm golden finish will be popping up more and more in 2013. She says, “Brass has definitely become a favorite metal of mine and I especially love mixing it with other metallic finishes like brushed nickel and silver.” See the rest of Julie’s trendcast here. 2. Get Plugged In Erica Islas, also from TP Design, predicts that we will see a lot more USB integration in 2013. This product is…

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Home Design Blogger Highlight- Emily Henderson

If you’d like to give your home a new look without any major renovations, look no further than Emily Henderson! Emily has an amazing home styling blog that is easy to fall in love with. Styling is changing the look of a room without major renovation, isn’t that what we all need? After serving as a prop stylist in New York she went on to win season 5 of Design Star on HGTV, and now has her own show, Secrets From a Stylist. The show follows her design consultations with clients and subsequent styling to reflect their individual design personalities. Emily’s  home styling blog is the perfect reflection of her unique style, and wide ranging design capabilities. She has some…

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