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bT2sday: Wicker/Rattan Pendant Light

Tuesday, August 27th, 2013

Last week we posted trendy Wicker and Rattan furniture and accessories for your home! For today’s post, we have found a fabulous wicker pendant light and it’s “just as fabulous” twin for half the price! We LOVE this Wicker pendant from Currey & Co but we understand that View More

bT2sday

Last week we posted trendy Wicker and Rattan furniture and accessories for your home! For today’s post, we have found a fabulous wicker pendant light and it’s “just as fabulous” twin for half the price!

Currey & Company Basket Pendant $625

Currey & Company Basket Pendant $625

We LOVE this Wicker pendant from Currey & Co but we understand that if you’re on a tight budget, this might be a bit pricey. Here is another one that we LOVE…at a third of the cost!

Serena & Lily Natural Cabrillo Pendant $195

Serena & Lily Natural Cabrillo Pendant $195

bT2sday: “POUF” there it is

Tuesday, August 20th, 2013

This bT2sday is dedicated to those Moroccan poufs that we love OH-so much! We’ve blogged about them several times, and specified them for many projects…but they can be a bit pricey. We’ve hunted down a few options of different “pouf” styles that won’t put a dent in your View More

This bT2sday is dedicated to those Moroccan poufs that we love OH-so much! We’ve blogged about them several times, and specified them for many projects…but they can be a bit pricey. We’ve hunted down a few options of different “pouf” styles that won’t put a dent in your wallet! Enjoy…

18" Plush Pouf $75- Etsy

18″ Plush Pouf $75- Etsy

Leather Moroccan Pouf $90- Etsy

Leather Moroccan Pouf $90- Etsy

High Pouf Ottoman $95- Etsy

High Pouf Ottoman $95- Etsy

Majestic Navy Blue Links Ottoman $89- Amazon

Majestic Navy Blue Links Ottoman $89- Amazon

Small Black Pouf $35.99- World Market

Small Black Pouf $35.99- World Market

DIY: Kitchen Island

Monday, August 19th, 2013

Having trouble finding that perfect kitchen island for your small kitchen? Wellllll have no fear…you can make your own! This is what you’ll need: -A console table -Egg-shell finish paint -Knobs/pulls -Butcher block -Rubber drawer liner -Small metal angle brackets -Screws -Drill/screwdriver 1. Start by choosing a console table View More

Having trouble finding that perfect kitchen island for your small kitchen? Wellllll have no fear…you can make your own!

diy kitchen island

via House & Home

This is what you’ll need:

-A console table

-Egg-shell finish paint

-Knobs/pulls

-Butcher block

-Rubber drawer liner

-Small metal angle brackets

-Screws

-Drill/screwdriver

1. Start by choosing a console table 1.5″ shorter than the height of your counter tops (once table top is installed, they will be the same height)

2. If you plan to repurpose/paint your piece of furniture, sand and prime before painting and add new knobs.

3. Cut length of the butcher block so that you have 6″ more than the table on each side. 

4. Attach block by placing a rubber drawer liner (same size as block) to the table. Then use four angle brackets on each side to keep in place. 

VOILA!

bT2sday: The Perfect Tufted Settee

Tuesday, August 13th, 2013

We love this tufted settee from Lee Industries! Tufting adds a bit of interest to your space, and can be paired with any style. Check out these affordable options!

We love this tufted settee from Lee Industries!

Tufting adds a bit of interest to your space, and can be paired with any style.

Garland Apartment Sofa- Lee Industries $2,548

Garland Apartment Sofa- Lee Industries $2,548

Check out these affordable options!

Elton Settee- West Elm $699-$999

Elton Settee- West Elm $699-$999

Zackary Settee- Safavieh $660

Zackary Settee- Safavieh $660

The answer to your design prayers!

Friday, August 9th, 2013

bT2 Internet Interiors

bT2sday: Bamboo Chippendale Dining Room Chairs

Tuesday, August 6th, 2013

We are LOVING these bamboo chippendale chairs used for this dining room in the Elegant Homes fall/winter 2013 issue. Here are a few different chair options to help you get this look “custom” look!

We are LOVING these bamboo chippendale chairs used for this dining room in the Elegant Homes fall/winter 2013 issue. Here are a few different chair options to help you get this look “custom” look!

Fall//Winter 2013

Fall//Winter 2013

Chippendale Side Chair- Jonathan Adler $495

Chippendale Side Chair- Jonathan Adler $495

Chippendale Arm Chair- Jonathan Adler $695

Chippendale Arm Chair- Jonathan Adler $695

Macau Side Chair- Ballard Designs 2 for $449

Macau Side Chair- Ballard Designs 2 for $449

Macau Arm Chair-Ballard Designs $299

Macau Arm Chair-Ballard Designs $299

bT2sday….The Lacqured Look

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013

One trend we’ve noticed A LOT this season is the “lacquered look,” which we LOVE. This sleek and shiny look adds another interesting finish when layering a room. Here’s how to get the look for less: All you need is… 1. An old piece of furniture that needs View More

One trend we’ve noticed A LOT this season is the “lacquered look,” which we LOVE. This sleek and shiny look adds another interesting finish when layering a room.

Lacquer Storage Coffee Table- West Elm $499

Lacquer Storage Coffee Table- West Elm $499

Martini Side Table- West Elm $149

Martini Side Table- West Elm $149

Time Occasional Table-POPSUGAR Home $1459

Time Occasional Table-POPSUGAR Home $1459

Here’s how to get the look for less: All you need is…

1. An old piece of furniture that needs some lovin’

2. Furniture lacquer paint by Amy Howard!

Amy’s High Performance Furniture Lacquer is without question the most enviable revamp product on the market today.

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Click photo for Amy Howard website

“Ever wish for the thick, rich, hard-high-gloss finish of actual lacquer on a piece of furniture, frame or home décor? Well now all you have to do is spray it on- and a pale, washy, faded piece can transform itself to an edgy, chic high-fashion statement piece set in lacquer. This spray-on wonder is an exclusive product to Amy Howard and is not available anywhere else; it can change the life of any furniture piece like no other product can.”

Beverly & Amy Howard

Beverly & Amy Howard

Amy Howard's Collection @ High Point Furniture Market

Amy Howard’s Collection @ High Point Furniture Market

 

We were lucky enough to meet Amy Howard and see this product’s application in person. Let us just say…we are IMPRESSED. Check out Amy Howard’s website to find a retailer near you!

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!

INTRODUCING…

Wednesday, August 1st, 2012

Introducing… Beverly Taylor Design’s newest service (CLICK ON THE LOGO FOR WEBSITE) *What is bT2? bT2/internet interiors is an alternative design service by Beverly Taylor Design, offering custom-designed spaces for the Do-it-yourselfers. *Who is bT2 for? bT2/internet interiors is for the customer that enjoys doing projects on their View More

Introducing…
Beverly Taylor Design’s newest service
(CLICK ON THE LOGO FOR WEBSITE)
*What is bT2?
bT2/internet interiors is an alternative design service by Beverly Taylor Design, offering custom-designed spaces for the Do-it-yourselfers.
*Who is bT2 for?
bT2/internet interiors is for the customer that enjoys doing projects on their own and does not want or need the full services of Beverly Taylor Design. Some may want to address a single room in their house; others may be working with a limited budget. Clients may want to do their own purchasing based on our design plan for their space. Regardless the reason, all interested customers share a desire for a personalized design experience and enjoy being involved in that process. 
*Where are bT2’s clients located?
Our clients can live anywhere in the world. All communication is done via email and phone. 
*How does bT2 work?
Once we have received the information from your “homework” page that tells us about your sense of style and what needs to be done, we will put together your personal design package. 
 
 
Check back with us tomorrow for details about our CONTEST, and find out how you could win a custom designed room courtesy of  bT2/ internet interiors!!