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Best of Houzz 2014

Wednesday, March 5th, 2014

Best of Houzz

Keep it Simple

Monday, February 24th, 2014

“simplicity is the ultimate form of sophistication… “    

“simplicity is the ultimate form of sophistication… “

 

via Darryl Carter

via Darryl Carter

 

STRONGER

Wednesday, February 12th, 2014

After doing work at the Ronald McDonald house in Durham, NC…we like to check in on them once in a while. Today we took a look at their Facebook page only to find THE greatest music video we’ve ever seen. Let’s applaud these brave souls!

After doing work at the Ronald McDonald house in Durham, NC…we like to check in on them once in a while. Today we took a look at their Facebook page only to find THE greatest music video we’ve ever seen. Let’s applaud these brave souls!

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POP Quiz!! No Worries It Won’t Count Against YOU….

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014

Click here for QUIZ Let us know how you do!

Click here for QUIZ

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Let us know how you do!

Get A Handle On It!

Monday, February 10th, 2014

You can elevate the simplest  piece of furniture or cabinet to something unique by adding interesting hardware. Take at look at these lovely knobs & pulls!  

You can elevate the simplest  piece of furniture or cabinet to something unique by adding interesting hardware. Take at look at these lovely knobs & pulls!

Turnstyle Designs, Cabinet cup handle

Turnstyle Designs, Cabinet cup handle

Schaub & Company, Cabinet knob

Schaub & Company, Cabinet knob

Rocky Mountain Hardware bamboo pull

Rocky Mountain Hardware bamboo pull

P.E. Guerin, Campaign pull

P.E. Guerin, Campaign pull

Anthropologie brass pull

Anthropologie brass pull

Anthropologie drawer pull

Anthropologie drawer pull

West Elm pull

West Elm pull

West Elm Knob

West Elm Knob

 

Small Fry(day) – Brooklyn nursery and tribal wall decor ideas

Friday, February 7th, 2014

Last week, I mentioned I made a trip to New York and while there, I had the chance to visit with one of my very best friends in Brooklyn. She did such an amazing job putting her THIRD nursery together!  The baby’s gender was a surprise, and I loved View More

Last week, I mentioned I made a trip to New York and while there, I had the chance to visit with one of my very best friends in Brooklyn. She did such an amazing job putting her THIRD nursery together!  The baby’s gender was a surprise, and I loved the neutral backdrop of furnishings with pops of color throughout with the wall hanging, toys, and mobile.  I was so impressed with this sweet room, I had to take a few pictures to share!

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One of my favorite items in the room is the wall hanging she used above the crib.  It is so unique and unexpected for a child’s room.  I searched for wall decor with a similar feel that would be fun for a baby’s room.  Here are a few that I found.

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

First Impressions

Wednesday, February 5th, 2014

The goal for a well designed entrance is to set the tone for what lies ahead.  Starting with the front door and carrying through to inside that entrance. It doesn’t matter if you have a veranda, portico or a single step you can add your own touches of interest. Don’t forget these View More

The goal for a well designed entrance is to set the tone for what lies ahead.  Starting with the front door and carrying through to inside that entrance. It doesn’t matter if you have a veranda, portico or a single step you can add your own touches of interest.

Don’t forget these elements- color and finish of the door, the hardware (door knocker or unique door bell, finish of hinges and door latches and knobs, lighting, plants, plants in an interesting container- when planning your “this is my house” statement! Once inside, the lighting, flooring, and pieces reflect the look of the rest of your “nest”.

 

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via littlegreen.com

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via pinterest

Trendy Thursday: Built-in Bookshelves

Thursday, January 30th, 2014

Hello Everyone!!! We’re bacccckkkkkkk…. Things have been SOO busy in the BTD studio that we’ve had to take a small break from blogging. We hope you didn’t miss us too much.   TODAY we’d like to share with you one of our favorite ways to store books! Built-in View More

Hello Everyone!!! We’re bacccckkkkkkk….

Things have been SOO busy in the BTD studio that we’ve had to take a small break from blogging. We hope you didn’t miss us too much.

 

TODAY we’d like to share with you one of our favorite ways to store books!

Built-in bookshelves are a great way to add interest to any room. If staged properly, bookshelves can be more than just storage…they can become a work of art.

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via Elle Décor

via Elle Décor

via Elle Décor

via Elle Décor

Contact us today for a custom bookshelf design!!! 919.847.4717

Timeless Trend: Pharmacy Lamp

Monday, January 6th, 2014

The classic pharmacy lamp was first introduced in the 1890s. The electric pharmacy-style lamps easily provided a direct downward light their gas-powered predecessors could not. Can you imagine trying to turn an open flame upside down. That targeted light, combined with adjustable arms and beam-focusing dome-shaped metal shades, View More

The classic pharmacy lamp was
first introduced in the 1890s. The electric pharmacy-style lamps easily provided a direct downward light their gas-powered predecessors could not. Can you imagine trying to turn an open flame upside down. That targeted light, combined with adjustable arms and beam-focusing dome-shaped metal shades, made them ideal for task lighting in pharmacies, hospitals, and factories. By the early 1900s, the versatile cast-iron- or brass-bodied lamps began migrating from the workplace to the home office, den, and bedroom. Today, pharmacy lamps still bring a utilitarian and attractive ambient light into any room of your home.

It’s no wonder these lamps have been unsurpassed in quality and utility for over 120 years.

Rejuvenation: Libby Floor Lamp $350

Rejuvenation: Libby Floor Lamp $350

Home Decorators: O'Pa II Floor Lamp $159

Home Decorators: O’Pa II Floor Lamp $159

World Market- Antique Bronze Pharmacy Floor Lamp $139.99

World Market- Antique Bronze Pharmacy Floor Lamp $139.99

Ballard Designs- Julian Apothecary Floor Lamp $99

Ballard Designs- Julian Apothecary Floor Lamp $99

10 Things To Do in 2014 (from BTD)

Tuesday, December 31st, 2013

1. Flip through design magazines at least once a week AND follow our blog….this is a great way to find inspiration for ANYTHING 2. Go to Whole foods and buy a bag full of chocolate covered almonds…. 3. While you’re there…grab a Kombucha (Beverly thinks they’re awful…but they’re View More

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1. Flip through design magazines at least once a week AND follow our blog….this is a great way to find inspiration for ANYTHING

2. Go to Whole foods and buy a bag full of chocolate covered almonds….

3. While you’re there…grab a Kombucha (Beverly thinks they’re awful…but they’re good for you)

4. Pin images on Pinterest for your dream home…thoughts become things.

5. Get to level 444 on candy crush

6. Book a spontaneous trip with your friends!

7. Call BTD to book your trip to Highpoint Furniture market….you’ll be amazed.

8. Eat tabouli, hummus and pita for a week straight…surprisingly…you’ll never get sick of it.

9. Do a DIY project, there’s nothing more satisfying than to look at something you’ve made!

10. Make a “wish” door…..cover it with your hopes, wishes and dreams.