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Cozy home tips from bloggers you love (and giveaway)

r January 14, 2014 | B Design Links, Giveaways and Promotions
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While the winter winds might be howling outside, what better time to up the cozy quotient in your home decor this year? Some of our favorite home decorating bloggers are sharing their tips on keeping warm and beating the post-Christmas decoration blues with the Creating a Cozy Home Tour. How to keep your home cozy this winter Read what some of the cozy home tour bloggers have to share so far: Cedar Hill Farmhouse:  Liven up your mantle Savvy Southern Style:  Quilts and textures for a great winter look Confessions of a Plate Addict:  Handmade decorative hot chocolate mugs The Tablescaper:  Ice skates and winter-y objects for a lovely table design Housepitality Designs:  Welcome shivering guests with a  tea party Top…

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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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7 Bloggers You Should Know (BlogHer 13′)

r August 13, 2013 | B Design Links

I had the privilege to jet off to Chicago a few weeks ago in order to attend BlogHer 2013 with 5000 other female bloggers (and a few brave men). I haven’t felt that much concentrated girl-power-spirit since the summers in college I worked at an all girls camp. This was like sleep-away camp on steroids where you recognize your cabin mates from Pinterest and arts and crafts is replaced by video editing workshops.   I was able to hear messages of encouragement from thought leaders and I left feeling amazingly inspired. Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius said that even in a caretaker roll, women cannot not afford to put their health last, as so many do.  Guy Kawasaki…

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We <3 Your Home – Share Your Home Love Story

Do you remember the moment when you walked in to your home and knew it was “the one”? Did you fall in love with the big oak tree out front where kids could play, the dining room that was perfect for thanksgiving dinner, or the built-in work workshop off of the garage? When we think of home, all of us have a special space that we love the most. As Valentine’s Day approaches, we want to help you rekindle the love with your home. Even though the pipes burst last winter and the stairs still squeak, don’t forget about the things that made you first fall in love. We asked Blinds.com employees to share what they love most about home:…

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Resolve to Restyle – New Years Decorating Resolutions

After the rush of the holidays, December 31st can sneak up on you. Many of us wrack our brains to come up with heartfelt and realistic resolutions as the ball is dropping, but don’t let the NYE pressure get to you. If redecorating is on your radar for 2013, we’ll help you get to the heart of your wishes for your home, and give you tools to make them a reality. Start with the Spaces You Love If you know your home is due for a design refresh but are at a loss for where to start, ask yourself these questions: Where do I spend the most time? What piece have I been meaning to replace for years? What areas…

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Manly Christmas Decorations

r December 14, 2012 | B As Seen On..., Home Decor, Pinterest Faves

Apart from shopping, gift-giving and consuming more sweet treats than any human body is able to gracefully endure, one of the best staples of the holiday season would be Christmas decorating. But what if you’re not into the traditional look of red-and-green everything, tinsel that sparkles like a Twilight character and colored lights so bright you could direct a 747 down into your driveway? For anyone trying their hand at a balanced, modern and more rugged approach to the season, here are some ideas for more manly Christmas decorations. The Rustic Christmas One key to adding a dash of gender equality to the Yuletide cheer is the use of natural, earthy touches and colors that will make your space feel…

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How to Decorate for Thanksgiving Guests!

r November 19, 2012 | B Home Decor, Seasonal Trends

If you’ll be playing host to Thanksgiving guests soon it’s important to make your house look beautiful and comfortable for out-of-towners. Many of us save holiday prep until the last minute, so we’re bringing you seasonal ideas that serve double duty- They’ll add festive holiday cheer while making guests feel welcome and special. Get the Guest Room(s) in Ship Shape First thing’s first- make sure that beds are made, bathrooms are clean, and junk is stowed elsewhere. A sparse guest room is better than one that’s morphed into a storage room over the last few months. It’s ok to stash stuff under beds and in closets, guests won’t notice and will appreciate having room to move around. Go the extra…

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Let Your Windows Play ‘Dress Up’ This Halloween

r October 30, 2012 | B DIY Projects, Home Decor, Seasonal Trends

Don’t let your window fashion miss out on all the fun this Halloween! Read on to learn how to dress up your windows this October 31st for spooky Halloween fun! Add shadowy spiderwebs to your front windows by weaving black ribbon and yarn. Make giant spiders with styrofoam balls, spray paint and pipe cleaners, and let the creepy critters dangle over the side of your house. Aren’t the silhouettes on this house amazing? Make your home look a little haunted from the street side with ghosts and ghouls made from black butcher paper or cardboard. Use a projector to trace the outlines and then start cutting! We also love the matching golden cellular shades throughout this spooky house! Give your home…

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Manly decorating! Create your Dream Man Cave

Many couples struggle to find a feminine-masculine balance in home decorating. Today we’re bringing manly decorating ideas that can be used to create the ultimate man cave, or bring more gender equality to girly spaces in the home. Learn how to man-up your home in this post. The key to modern manly decor is a stark, deep colored space with industrial accents like chrome couch frames and a coffee table on casters. Who needs accessories with the uber-chic architectural touches in this room?  The glass elevator and spiral staircase are the only conversation pieces you need.   The ultimate industrial manly window coverings are our 2″ Faux Leather Blinds from Carra. The exposed hardware and chrome cord tassels create a retro…

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We’re on Houzz! Find out why you’ll love it too!

r October 5, 2012 | B Home Decor, Solving Design Problems

Have you heard about Houzz? We’re in love because we can share our favorite window blinds and woven wood shades and gain amazing inspiration from other home decorators. It’s like if Design Sponge, Pinterest, Angie’s List, and Architectural Digest had a gorgeous social media love child. Houzz is a new social site for remodeling and home design where home improvement professionals and homeowners from around the world can interact to share photos, inspiration, and advice. Here’s what you can do with Houzz: Browse 700,000+ high quality photos for inspiration and collect them in ideabooks. See the work of remodeling and decorating professionals around you. Get advice about a design dilemma from industry professionals. Read reviews from the Houzz community about architects, designers, contractors,…

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