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Custom Newel Post: Coastal Home

Howdy Friends! Sooo, lately we’ve had a lot of custom requests from our lovely clients including fireplaces and staircases!

Take a look at this custom newel post for our Coastal Home Redesign and let us know what you think!

In case you don’t know what a newel post is….




1. the central supporting pillar of a spiral or winding staircase

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Painting stair rails and newel posts black makes for a great contrast. We are big fans of this look!



Posted in PROJECTS on April 9, 2014

Today We Are at Highpoint Furniture Market!!

Hello there! We are out of the studio today at Market!

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Follow us on our social media accounts for a live feed of our Highpoint trip! We’ll show you our favorite things as we spot them!

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Twitter: @beverlytaylorde

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Posted in Accessories, BTD THOUGHTS, PRODUCTS WE LOVE on April 7, 2014

Small Fry(day) – Paint and a little creativity…


I am sure you have heard of the amazing powers of a can of paint…but it really is true.  One of the quickest and easiest ways to freshen up a room or a piece of furniture is with some paint.

I recently updated an old green chest with some fresh white paint and a can of hot pink spray paint to finish off a little corner of my baby’s nursery.  And lo and behold…



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So much better, right?!?!  The chest itself got a coat of Sherwin Williams Pearly White.  The hardware was in terrible shape.  I tried to polish up the brass, but some pieces were beyond help.  Enter the hot pink spray paint for a hit of color.  Doing the hardware was not enough, so I thought I needed an additional detail on the drawer fronts to tie it all together.  I was tossing around several design details in my head when I saw this detail on a chest in the latest House Beautiful magazine.

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I knew that this was the shape I wanted.  I created a template and taped it off and used my hot pink spray paint once again.  I LOVE the way it turned out.  An easy update to a boring old chest.

Are you planning a nursery?  Want to keep the conversation going?  Please email Lisa at btbaby@beverlytaylordesign.com

Posted in BTBABY on April 4, 2014

Zebra Shaped Rug

I couldn’t help but notice the eye catching zebra shaped rugs featured in the latest issues of House Beautiful and Domino.

Here in House Beautiful, a wool zebra shaped rug is used in a coastal cottage.

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 In Domino, the zebra rug, is used in a contemporary dining room.

photo 2-5I did some more searching for rooms that have zebra shaped rugs, and what I found is that it looks good in every room and in every style.  From traditional to modern to eclectic, it just makes the room look finished.






All above room images found via Pinterest

Want to get this look?  I found two great versions of the zebra rug, one high and one low.

Design Within Reach

Design Within Reach $2363.00


Wayfair $317.10

Posted in DECORATING IDEAS, Rugs on March 31, 2014

Small Fry(day) – Rock on


Lately, I have been finding some fun alternatives to the standard gliders/rockers that you find in many of kids’ retail stores and catalogs.  What I love about these it that they can all transition out of the nursery into other rooms of the house.



Grandin Road

Grandin Road

Ballard Design

Ballard Design

Caracole Light

Caracole Light

Are you planning a nursery?  Want to keep the conversation going?  Please email Lisa at btbaby@beverlytaylordesign.com


Posted in BTBABY on March 28, 2014

From drawing…to reality!

We are very happy with how our classic fireplace design is coming along. Check back to see the finished product!


Lately we’ve had several requests to design fireplaces…look’s like everyone is ready for a change after this long winter.


Tired of your fireplace? Ready for a new look? Give us a call! 9198474717

Posted in DECORATING IDEAS, PROJECTS on March 26, 2014

Antique European Tile

Hello there! Take a look at our latest and greatest install on the Coast using antique reclaimed French Tile.


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fireplace picture from betty

Posted in Accessories, PRODUCTS WE LOVE on March 24, 2014

Small Fry(day) – Thoughts to take you into the weekend


I have never thought of myself as a “deep thinker”, but for whatever reason this one struck a chord with me.  So, I share with you my “deep thoughts” to take you into the weekend.  Choose to make it a happy one!!


Image via Pinterest

Posted in BTBABY, BTD THOUGHTS on March 21, 2014

Best of Houzz 2014

Best of Houzz

Posted in BTD THOUGHTS on March 5, 2014

Small Fry(day) – Toy Storage Baskets

Hello and happy Fry(day)!!

Today I am rounding up some attractive toy storage baskets. These are all beautiful baskets in and of itself to have sitting around the house. Put one in every room to clean up the clutter!!

West Elm

West Elm



Home Decorators

Home Decorators





Crate & Barrel

Crate & Barrel

Crate & Barrel

Crate & Barrel

Land of Nod

Land of Nod

Land of Nod

Land of Nod

Posted in BTBABY on February 28, 2014