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I’M SO HAPPY TO BE INCLUDED WITH THIS FANTASTIC GROUP OF DESIGNERS

Tuesday, April 28th, 2015

Who is the best designer in Raleigh, NC? Here are 15 contenders. VOTE for your favorite and suggest others that we’ve missed in the comments section. BEVERLY TAYLOR DESIGN Raleigh is part of the Research Triangle, where notable universities and development centers have contributed to a thriving, diverse locale. View More

Who is the best designer in Raleigh, NC? Here are 15 contenders. VOTE for your favorite and suggest others that we’ve missed in the comments section.

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Raleigh is part of the Research Triangle, where notable universities and development centers have contributed to a thriving, diverse locale. This fast growing and family friendly city has a healthy housing market and booming economy. All of this is happy news for the interior designers of the “City of Oaks,” who proudly support Raleigh’s art and design communities.

In every community, there are leaders that stand out from the pack. Raleigh is no exception, and we’ve gathered the top 15 interior designers who have made their mark on the city. They are listed below in no particular order. Vote for your favorite in the poll below, and if you know a designer who should have been mentioned, let us know in the comment section.

Read and vote by clicking the link: http://blog.builddirect.com/the-15-best-interior-designers-of-raleigh/#ixzz3Ye9dnuhd

Sneak Peak….

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

Last week we spent some time on the coast at a job site in Sawnsboro. We are very excited with how this design is coming together! Here’s a sneak peak…  

Last week we spent some time on the coast at a job site in Sawnsboro. We are very excited with how this design is coming together! Here’s a sneak peak…

 

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Before & After

Monday, June 16th, 2014

It’s amazing how a subtle makeover can completely transform the look of something in your home. In this case we gave an overdone fireplace a clean new look by: taking out the mirror, removing the skinny columns and building up the mantle. Ta da! Before   After

It’s amazing how a subtle makeover can completely transform the look of something in your home.
In this case we gave an overdone fireplace a clean new look by: taking out the mirror, removing the skinny columns and building up the mantle. Ta da!

Before

Haddix Before

 

After
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Introducing Our New Intern, Bailey Chu!

Friday, June 13th, 2014

We are very happy to introduce our new intern, Bailey Chu. Bailey is a graduate of UNC Chapel Hill and is going back to school in the fall to pursue her interest in Interior Design. To learn more about Bailey, read her interview below! Favorite style of design View More

We are very happy to introduce our new intern, Bailey Chu. Bailey is a graduate of UNC Chapel Hill and is going back to school in the fall to pursue her interest in Interior Design. To learn more about Bailey, read her interview below!

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Favorite style of design Collected…is that a thing? I love anything gold and guilded…a mix of prints. Bold floral prints…but a good one, not just any floral print.

Favorite Design Magazine or Blog  I LOVE the bt2 blog 🙂 I also like Elle Décor….and Houzz is pretty fun.

Can’t live without…My dog Butter, he is a VERY ill behaved lab-chow mix.

Chocolate covered almonds vs raisins  Raisins…they’re just better, I don’t know. They have a complex flavor.

Favorite stores to shop….JCrew and Madewell

Something interesting….I held a Panda Bear on my trip to China in March…it was pretty much the highlight of my life.

 

 

Before & After

Tuesday, May 6th, 2014

A little can go a really long way. Sometimes the simplest changes can make a space feel more refined and complete.  We gave this traditional fireplace a makeover by removing the columns and mirror as well as trimming down the mantle.  Before: After:

A little can go a really long way. Sometimes the simplest changes can make a space feel more refined and complete. 

We gave this traditional fireplace a makeover by removing the columns and mirror as well as trimming down the mantle. 

Before:

Haddix Before

After:

Haddix After

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

Nature

Nature

HAPPY MONDAY!

Look at us! Featured in Urban Home Magazine!

Monday, September 2nd, 2013
Click here to read the article "Opposites Attract"

Click here to read the article “Opposites Attract”

Our travel journal!

Friday, July 26th, 2013

A couple of weekends ago, we were invited to Alpharetta, Georgia to visit the US Hansgrohe headquarters! For those of you who don’t know, Hansgrohe (not to be confused with Grohe) specializes in high-quality faucets for showers, bathtubs, vanities and kitchens and let us tell you….they sure do know View More

A couple of weekends ago, we were invited to Alpharetta, Georgia to visit the US Hansgrohe headquarters! For those of you who don’t know, Hansgrohe (not to be confused with Grohe) specializes in high-quality faucets for showers, bathtubs, vanities and kitchens and let us tell you….they sure do know what they’re doing. As a matter of fact, Hans Grohe invented the hand shower in 1928 and their craftmanship and design have set the trends!

Aside from teaching us about their fabulous products (inside and outside the wall), the lovely Jen Bruno was the perfect hostess. We were treated to a spa afternoon, fabulous dinners, a wine tasting and black car service throughout the entire trip…we enjoyed it all. Not only did we learn a lot, but we met some great designers and made some fabulous new friends!

Take a look at our favorite moments!

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Our friendly driver!

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AmericasMart!

Dina with the Property Brothers!

Dina with the hilarious Property Brothers!

The Aquademie!

The Aquademie!

Faucets galore!

Faucets galore!

A small glimpse of shower world!

A small glimpse of shower world!

Prosecco after class? Don't mind if we do...

Prosecco after class? Don’t mind if we do…

Spa time...

Spa time…

Beverly in front of the beautiful Chateau Elan

Beverly in front of the beautiful Chateau Elan

Love this cabinet!

Love this cabinet!

Pure bliss....

Pure bliss….

Gorgeous lamps!

Gorgeous lamps!

Loved this chair and ottoman at the Cyan showroom...

Loved this chair and ottoman at the Cyan showroom…

See ya later Atlanta!

See ya later Atlanta!

Fun Outdoor Fabric

Thursday, April 4th, 2013

We’re inside working on some projects, but we’re dying to get outside in this gorgeous Spring weather! To satisfy our craving for sunshine, we’re playing with these fun indoor/outdoor fabrics. These bright, bold colors are so fun. Patterns can be used anywhere, and we’re loving these Sunbrella fabrics View More

We’re inside working on some projects, but we’re dying to get outside in this gorgeous Spring weather! To satisfy our craving for sunshine, we’re playing with these fun indoor/outdoor fabrics. These bright, bold colors are so fun. Patterns can be used anywhere, and we’re loving these Sunbrella fabrics for porch furniture or a fun ottoman inside. What do you think?

KarenSaks

KarenSaks

Happy Spring!

xoxo,

BTD Team

‘Harmless Banter’ is celebrating our 3rd anniversary!

Thursday, February 28th, 2013

It’s our birthday!!  So, what’s been your favorite post? Message us and let us know. We want your input so that we can keep blogging about what YOU want to read! We love our subscribers- thanks for making this a great 3 years! Cheers to many more!  Want View More

Harmless Banter's birthday!

It’s our birthday!! 

So, what’s been your favorite post? Message us and let us know. We want your input so that we can keep blogging about what YOU want to read! We love our subscribers- thanks for making this a great 3 years! Cheers to many more! 

HouseDoctor

HouseDoctor

Want to show us some anniversary love? Like Beverly Taylor Design on Facebook and pass along our blog to your friends!

xoxo,

BTD Team