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THE WELL OF BEING- a children’s book for adults

Wednesday, June 10th, 2015

  THE WELL OF BEING – by French-born, Baltimore-based artist Jean-Pierre Weill, is a beautifully illustrated book of watercolors and an extraordinary “children’s book for adults.” It peers into the depths of human experience, our pursuit of happiness and the meaning of our existence. He questions what it means to be completely alive in our View More

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THE WELL OF BEING – by French-born, Baltimore-based artist Jean-Pierre Weill, is a beautifully illustrated book of watercolors and an extraordinary “children’s book for adults.” It peers into the depths of human experience, our pursuit of happiness and the meaning of our existence. He questions what it means to be completely alive in our daily moments.

Jean-Pierre begins with life’s ultimate purpose as instructed by Ramchal, an 18th Century Italian mystic and the book ends with an unique retelling of the mystery that we call growing up and offers a refreshing and empowering ways to rethink it.

“Who are we, really, when we silence the ego’s shrill commands about who we should be and simply listen to the song of life as it sings itself through us?”

 

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I love these chairs!

Wednesday, January 21st, 2015

Chairs are to my house as jackets are to my closet… From: SWITCH MODERN let me present the Corallo Armchair by Campana Brothers     From: Flat Goods here is the Ettore Cardboard Chair I wished I could have seen this to get ideas from when I had View More

Chairs are to my house as jackets are to my closet…

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From: SWITCH MODERN let me present the Corallo Armchair by Campana Brothers

 

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From: Flat Goods here is the Ettore Cardboard Chair

I wished I could have seen this to get ideas from when I had to design a cardboard chair in my 3-D Art Class while getting my design degree.

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From: Chair Unique- The Deluxe Cushioned Lounger Air Chair

The Art of Displaying Art

Friday, August 1st, 2014

Take a look at some of our favorite ways to show off your art pieces. There’s no right or wrong, only what feels beautiful to you.   Install a rod and chain system.   Use a full wall to display your art. Don’t be afraid to hang frames behind View More

Take a look at some of our favorite ways to show off your art pieces. There’s no right or wrong, only what feels beautiful to you.

 

Install a rod and chain system.
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Use a full wall to display your art. Don’t be afraid to hang frames behind the furniture.

 

 

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Perch your artwork on long narrow picture shelves and overlap the frames. This gives you the freedom to rearrange.

 

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Let your frames spill onto the floor.

 

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Mix in 3-d objects.

 

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John Derian

Friday, June 20th, 2014

WE LOVE JOHN DERIAN FOR HIS BEAUTIFUL DECOUPAGE PLATES. CHECK OUT THE LATEST FROM HIS ONLINE STORE.  

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WE LOVE JOHN DERIAN FOR HIS BEAUTIFUL DECOUPAGE PLATES. CHECK OUT THE LATEST FROM HIS ONLINE STORE.

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Small Fry(day) – Nursery to Foyer

Friday, April 11th, 2014

I was recently introduced to Brian Hibbard’s art represented by the Shain Gallery in Charlotte, NC.  Here are a few of his pieces. I love art that is not room specific and can transition to various rooms around the house.  I chose one of his pieces to demonstrate View More

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I was recently introduced to Brian Hibbard’s art represented by the Shain Gallery in Charlotte, NC.  Here are a few of his pieces.

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I love art that is not room specific and can transition to various rooms around the house.  I chose one of his pieces to demonstrate just what I mean.  This beautiful piece would make quite a statement over the crib of a nursery or in the foyer entrance to the home.

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FOYER

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It is never too early to start your art collection!

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

Yayoi Kasuma’s “Obliteration Room”

Monday, January 20th, 2014

See what happens to this completely white room with the help of the imagination and colorful stickers… Photo Credit: Mark Sherwood

See what happens to this completely white room with the help of the imagination and colorful stickers…

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Photo Credit: Mark Sherwood

Featured Artist: Carmen Guedez

Monday, September 30th, 2013

For modern and abstract paintings, check out Carmen Guedez! She is a go-to artist for one of our favorite clients and she does great work! Here are a few of our favorites for fall… Click HERE for her website.   HAPPY MONDAY!

For modern and abstract paintings, check out Carmen Guedez! She is a go-to artist for one of our favorite clients and she does great work! Here are a few of our favorites for fall…

Click HERE for her website.

 

Autumn Birch Trees

Autumn Birch Trees

Mindful

Mindful

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Nature

HAPPY MONDAY!

How To Hang Frames on a Gallery Wall

Monday, July 22nd, 2013

Gallery walls are a great way to showcase timeless memories while maintaining a stylish and sophisticated look. There’s NO question that gallery walls are a great addition to a hallway or blank wall. The only question is….what comes after purchasing the frames and printing your pictures?? Our advice View More

Gallery walls are a great way to showcase timeless memories while maintaining a stylish and sophisticated look.

K.I.D Collective Gallery Wall

K.I.D Collective Gallery Wall

So Haute via Domino Gallery Wall

So Haute via Domino Gallery Wall

There’s NO question that gallery walls are a great addition to a hallway or blank wall. The only question is….what comes after purchasing the frames and printing your pictures??

Our advice to you is to trace your frames onto scrap paper. Once you have all the “faux frames” cut out, position them on the wall until you’re content with the layout. Then hammer a small nail into the paper, remove the paper, and replace the nail in the hole. Voila! Instant gallery collage!

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It’s eccentric!

Monday, March 25th, 2013

Our New Year’s resolution is to be inspired by anything and everything… and this is very inspiring!!!!! We’re obsessing over the sculpture made out of various books. What a fun idea!  Go to an antiques store and buy some vintage books. Choose books that you love for some View More

Our New Year’s resolution is to be inspired by anything and everything… and this is very inspiring!!!!!

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We’re obsessing over the sculpture made out of various books. What a fun idea!  Go to an antiques store and buy some vintage books. Choose books that you love for some reason- color, design, content- let this piece INSPIRE you. Place them on the wall in any shape, size, or order that you please. The different colors and sizes of the books  will give you an eccentric art piece that’s all your own.

Start creating!

xoxo,

BTD Team

“We are a collection of handmade tiles that can turn any mundane surface into a work of art”

Thursday, March 21st, 2013

John Whitmarsh’s new collection of tiles for Cle is all about breaking boundaries. He has taken the raw, authentic textures of nature and handcrafted each individual tile to create unique tiles with imperfect surafces. His inspiration comes from those surfaces which one often overlooks- telephone poles, rough wood, View More

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John Whitmarsh’s new collection of tiles for Cle is all about breaking boundaries. He has taken the raw, authentic textures of nature and handcrafted each individual tile to create unique tiles with imperfect surafces. His inspiration comes from those surfaces which one often overlooks- telephone poles, rough wood, street signs.  In an Q+A with the “tiles” in Interiors & Sources Magazine, they explain that “John pays homage of the beauty of our imperfections. He loves us just the way we are.” His tiles create a work of art on any surface and will give any space a completely unique look. The tile’s pet peeve? “Narrow-minded silly folks who think that tile needs to be shiny in order to be beautiful.”