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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 urbanoutfitters.com 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 fancy.com. For Friends Sometimes late night gaming sessions, or ahem study sessions last way longer than expected. Use this  futon…

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All Black Architectural Kitchen

By | r August 16, 2014
B Design Inspiration, Home Decor

When looking through House Beautiful this month, we saw the most breathtaking kitchen that we just had to share with you. This mondern kitchen makes a bold statement with black lacquer cabinets, stainless steel appliances, and a marble back splash. With the ample counter space for mixing drinks and munching on appetizers, this is the perfect party set-up. Get the Look: This black lampshade from destinationlighting.com has the same shape and shine as the one above. The hard lines give it architectural sharpness. This chair from hayneedle.com looks luxe enough to be used in a formal dining room, but fits right in as a corner resting spot in this kitchen. These are our Signature Wood Blinds in Black from Blinds.com. Large slats give a…

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Where to Hang Curtains in the Dorm (Other Than The Windows) – Dorm Decor 101

By | r August 15, 2014
B Dorm Room Decor

At a loss for how to make your dorm room feel like home? Curtains to the rescue! Whether printed or solid, drapes are one of the most versatile things on your college packing list. Read on for the many ways you can use them, besides covering your windows! Cover a Wall for Extra Coziness Wall-to-wall draperies are great for adding dimension, color and can cover a multitude of sins. If you’ve got uneven window placement or ugly, beat-up walls try this look. In this space the wall of curtains acts as a visual headboard and unifies the look of the room. Get the Look:  Blinds.com Adjustable Drapery Hardware Laura Ashley Rod Pocket Drapes in Northwind Gold Make an Instant Closet Door Don’t want…

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Dorm Room Decor 101: Washi Tape Wall Art

Blank walls can make a dorm room seem sad and empty. But don’t despair, we’ve got an adorable solution that will keep your room looking happy all year long. We don’t know why we never thought of using washi tape on the wall before, but it’s so easy and versatile! The great thing about any washi tape wall art projects is that they peel off clean. That means no lost deposits or angry RAs hunting you down at the end of the year. Deck The Walls With Washi Tape Give a blank wall some pizzazz with washi tape stripes. Super easy and SO cute! Via Anna Kelle. OR create a wallpaper-like pattern of washi plus signs. Via Everything Emily. We like geometric…

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Breathtaking Laura Ashley Room Makeover

We’ve always been obsessed with Laura Ashley products and imagining how they would look in our rooms. Domino magazine and interior designer Traci Zeller paired together to redecorate a forgotten guest bedroom with Laura Ashley everything. With new wallpaper, a bed spread, and small details they transformed the drowsy bedroom-pun intended- into the epitome of cozy chic. The Bland Before: The room is missing color and personality, which makes it dull and a bit unwelcoming for a guest. The Amazing After: After the design transformation, this room is warm and somewhere guests won’t want to leave. The colors are brighter and far more inviting. This wallpaper, Aviary Garden, was the inspiration for the change. The trailing foliage and birds are cheery…

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Don’t Pinch Your Wallet With Pinch Pleat Draperies

Finish off any room with our newly launched Bali Pinch Pleat Draperies! This product has all the amazing features you’d expect from designer drapes at warehouse prices. ‘ These drapes come in 100+ fabrics, including everything from sheer to jacquards. In addition to fabric colors, there are a crazy amount of options for trims and bandings. Featured Fabric: I especially love these drapes in Granada Shadow for a neutral colored room that needs just a little bit of color. Multi-purpose Draperies Once you get the drapes looking how you want, add other options to make them do more than just look pretty. All Pinch Pleat Draperies come with some type of liner, but feel free to upgrade to a blackout, light…

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Dorm Room Decor 101: Surviving a Tiny Bathroom

You’ve heard the tales of roommate disputes and passive aggression. Tiny cramped bathrooms can be a serious battle ground. BUT with lots of organization and some mood-boosting cuteness, you can head off the drama. Here’s our 2014 Dorm Checklist for the Bathroom. Just remember – don’t use the last of the shampoo! Countertop Storage Cuteness Waste less plastic and save money with a refillable soap dispenser. Buy soap in bulk (we like these from Mrs. Meyers) and fill ‘er up! Could cotton swabs BE any cuter? We love this little guy. Keep toothbrushes off the grimy counter with an aviary holder. Keep rings in order with this tentacled trinket dish. Don’t let your dryer and other tools (not to mention your…

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Woven Wood Shades Wonder Trending Now

Woven wood shades have once again proven extremely popular in home design magazines across the board. But if you’ve grown tired of the set in your house or aren’t sure if woven wood shades are for you we’ll show you some fresh and fun new ways to add them to your home. Layered Love Bamboo shades could work well in a dining room to match with a wooden hutch or table. As seen in Better Homes and Gardens 2014.   Woven wood shades also go well in bedrooms to help soften light. We adore the look of draperies over bamboo shades! Since woven wood shades are variations of neutral colors any curtain could go over a set. As seen in…

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