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Blogs We Love: Live Laugh Decorate

By | r August 30, 2014
B Design Inspiration, Home Decor

Ever come across a home design blog that is just so breathtaking you instantly want every room pictured? I can’t lie, that happened to me when I saw The blog is run by Nicole and Debbie of Nicole White Designs who are self proclaimed “design-crazed divas”. They post examples of clients’ homes and design advice for how to work trends into your own decor.  The best part though has to be the E-Design service. You send pictures of your room and they send you back a design board, complete shopping guide/source list for items selected and budget overview. It really couldn’t be any easier. Our Favorite Designs: I am absolutely in love this bedroom’s color scheme. The black and white with not…

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Easy DIY Labor Day Craft How to

With a much needed three day weekend approaching, what could be a better reason to make decorations? This Labor Day use some things laying around the house for an easy DIY centerpiece. This fun DIY comes from She made it after realizing she didn’t have anything vintage to bring to a party. She got this done with just enough time to spare, and you can too. There are two different ways to do this project.  One way is to paint an old shutter, which will ensure that end product will look exactly the way you want. The other way is to wrap a flag around the shutter and tucking the ends in as not to cut the flag. If…

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Color Crush: Deep Teal

We love the look of dark walls, but taking this dramatic plunge has been a bit to intimidating for us. If you want to step out of your design comfort zone, but not quite that far, try our new favorite hue, deep teal. This rich color is dark and high-contrast, but not quite as cold and moody as wall-to-wall black. Deep teal is vibrant, but not over powering, and somehow makes everything feel more cozy. Here are a few of our favorite ideas for decorating with deep teal. Cozy Blue Bedrooms The jewel-like hue has a bit of an Edwardian feel, so these ornate furnishings fit right in. Via Decoist. Deep teal walls were made for bright, contrasting accents like like…

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18 Ways to Decorate with Hanging Branches

Hanging branches, how we love thee. Let us count the ways. We first saw this look in a bedroom featured on Emily Henderson’s blog, and wondered how we had never thought of it before! It’s simple, inexpensive and crazy versatile. In summer it’ll look like beachy driftwood, in winter like a bare frosty limb. The best thing about this project? At most all you’ll have to do is trim some twigs and tie on string. Go for the spray paint if you’re feeling really crazy. All this being said, hanging branches are the perfect look for the summer-to-fall transition time. Give it a try! In The Bedroom Break up a simple mirror with a branchy topper. Via Emily Henderson. This project will require…

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What’s New With Woven Wood Shades- Find Out Now!

Just when you thought something couldn’t get any better, it does. All new, Designer Woven Wood Shades from have an unparalleled quality. Lately, woven wood shades have been extremely popular, you’ve probably seen them in every home decor magazine for the past few months. They’re easy to match and look stunning in nearly every design style. What’s so Special About These Woven Wood Shades? This are Designer Woven Wood Shades in Barcelona Moss. With 23 fabrics and eight edge colors, these shades can match any decor. These shades also come with an option for a liner if more light control or privacy is needed. Customers looking to make an investment in their window coverings will be please with these…

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Should I Choose Patterned or Solid Roman Shades?

Coke or Pepsi? Dogs or cats? Stripes or spots? Life is full of choices, some more important than others, but they all have to be made. While flipping through House Beautiful, we found ourselves wondering when and where to use solid or printed roman shades? A solid shade in a bold color can liven up a room, while a faint floral pattern softens windows. The question is what is, what’s right for your home? Perfectly Printed: The first room is cozy and comfortable. The printed roman shades in a pale green match the plants and seating while bringing a trendy vibe to the room. We also love the idea of matching treatments across the room, like the draperies and roman shades…

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By | r August 20, 2014
B Culture

At, our first law of marketing is Experimentation Without Fear of Failure. (In fact, it’s a part of our core values). We test, hypothesize, and test some more to find new ways to delight our customers. We took the essential elements, aka tools, strategies and standards, that marketing is made of at and formed the Periodic Table of Marketing Elements. Learn More About The Periodic Table Takin’ It To The Ceiling We wanted these essential elements of our success to be always on our minds, so we took it to the ceiling (with inspiration from this). Watch the time lapse to see how we did it! Take a Closer Look at The Idea Lab How’d We Do It?…

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Conceal Laundry Room Clutter with Sliding Panels

We love that we have so many genius blogger friends in our lives. When Leanne from Rave and Review told us that she wanted to use sliding panels as a makeshift laundry room door, we were skeptical. We couldn’t quite picture it. But, we trusted Leanne’s vision and are happy to say that we were blown away by how her project turned out. As you can see above, Leanne did a major laundry room overhaul with a new stacked washer and dryer, and a wall organization system that truly made the most of a strange alcove. Sliding Panels for a Sleeker Laundry Room Leanne loved her new storage, but didn’t want it to be in full view for passers-by. Genius-that-she-is, Leanne knew…

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Reinventing Roman Shades

We knew you missed them, so Soft Roman Shades are back! These shades have tons of options you can customize to exactly to fit your needs. Bali Soft Roman Shades are available in 90 quality fabrics to match any decor. They have the option of several different types of liners, like blackout, light filtering, and thermal. It also comes with almost every lift option available, ranging from top-down bottom-up to motorized. The fabrics available for the shades are also available for Bali Draperies so you can seamlessly match your window coverings. If you’re looking for a way to bring designer quality products into your home without the designer prices, Soft Roman Shades from Bali are for you.

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Dorm Room Decor 101: For the Dudes

Standard issue dorm furniture and white walls are hard on the designer in all of us, even guys. We’ve made a list of dorm decor must haves for dudes that we think are key to making a temporary room feel like home. Bathroom Basics Switch out the standard white shower curtain for something a bit more fun. This blue shower curtain brings some color into an otherwise pretty drab room. Via Running out of toilet paper is a real possibility in a shared bathroom. Ensure you always have at least two rolls on hand with this unique toilet paper holder. Via For Friends Sometimes late night gaming sessions, or ahem study sessions last way longer than expected. Use this  futon…

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