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Designer We Love: Bryn Alexandra

Bryn Alexandra

Although Bryn Alexandra originally started out in Advertising, it’s evident that her destiny was to become an interior designer. I recently stumbled across her blog and I was blown away by her work! I love how delicate and chic her style is, she achieves a clean and crisp look without it seeming dull or unoriginal. She’s so great that some of her room designs were featured in HGTV magazine: If this isn’t enough reason to make you fall in love with Bryn – I’ve got more evidence proving her genius. She came up with what was in my opinion, an extremely creative idea: the white box challenge. Bryn gifted three of her favorite bloggers with this lucite box from Joy…

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4 Man Caves Dad Would Love for Father’s Day

With Father’s Day approaching, why not post about something our Dads can enjoy too? These Man Caves we found on Houzz would inspire any man to renovate his home. Here’s a Few of Our Favorites: This definition of a Man Cave is quite literal. This Batman-themed media room would be a favorite for any Batman aficionado or movie-lover. Blackout shades are a MUST in a TV-watching room like this. Just like Batman, your Dad needs some high-tech gadgets in his Bat Cave like the Motorized Cellular Shades that he can control with the push of a button. This room may be a Man Cave, but it sure has style. The elegant flooring and rich hues create a stunning look. Any guy would…

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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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5 Ways to Get Your Life in Order – Home Organization

r January 13, 2013 | B DIY Projects, Home Decor, Pinterest Faves

We all need some catharsis from stress, busy schedules and problems out or our control every once and a while.  Already have your window decor under wraps?  Let’s keep it moving! Here are a few home organization solutions that we hope will empower you with a feeling of accomplishment. Save Space with a Spinning Rack For Condiments Are you pulling a muscle trying to reach for condiments in the pantry and not knock over all the rest? Keep jars and bottles at your fingertips by loading them all on a tiered rotating rack. This will help you use deep cabinets efficiently and will allow you to pull something from the back without taking everything off of the shelf. If you have scant…

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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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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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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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Covering an old home’s windows with woven woods

Here’s a juicy confession:  while I work at Blinds.com and love seeing all of our customers’ window transformations, I have secretly been holding out on a few windows in my own home.And it’s not because I don’t love our products.  I’m just in love with our old school cylinder glass windows.  You know the kind you might have seen at your grandparent’s home that look a little wavy and smeary when you look outside?  Let’s just say I got a little over-protective on what would cover those panes. But the high visibility of the wall of windows in question finally got to me (I mean, how much should my neighbors REALLY know about my Wii Just Dance 3 moves?) and I began my window covering…

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Simple woven wood shades can make a modern room!

r January 19, 2012 | B Editor's Picks

Window shades don’t have to be fancy to be perfect Simplicity is good, even if you’re not a huge Walden fan. That’s why we’re wild about this great beach bungalow breakfast room (found on Houzz) that features a fabulously papered…

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