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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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Color of the Year 2014: Radiant Orchid

Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

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Our Picks: Modern Holiday Decor

Wednesday, December 4th, 2013

Change up your Holiday Decor with these Modern accessories for this Holiday Season!

Change up your Holiday Decor with these Modern accessories for this Holiday Season!

Nova69: Modernist Sculptural Forest Trees (6 pieces) $180

Nova69: Modernist Sculptural Forest Trees (6 pieces) $180

West Elm: Feather Wreath $19

West Elm: Feather Wreath $19

Home Depot: DIY "Hide and Seek Wreath" Less than $50

Home Depot: DIY “Hide and Seek Wreath” Less than $50

Serena & Lily: Glacier Glass Globes (set of 3) $48

Serena & Lily: Glacier Glass Globes (set of 3) $48

Anthropologie: Burnished Bulb Lights $60

Anthropologie: Burnished Bulb Lights $60

HOUZZ Article: Luxurious Holiday Table Settings for Less

Thursday, November 21st, 2013

Luxurious Holiday Table Settings for Less Remodeling, decorating, and more ∨Home improvement can start with something as minor as installing track lighting or ceiling fans. With the help of a bath designer, revamp your bland bathroom with a walk-in shower stall, multiple bath sinks and new bathroom cabinets.

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via HGTV


Remodeling, decorating, and more ∨Home improvement can start with something as minor as installing track lighting or ceiling fans.
With the help of a bath designer, revamp your bland bathroom with a walk-in shower stall, multiple bath sinks and new bathroom cabinets.

Before & After: Creamy & Dreamy Bathroom Renovation

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

In today’s fast paced life, where the everyday stress and strain can weigh you down, we find that there’s one place that can wash it all away and rejuvenate your spirit. We like to call this oasis “the perfect bathroom.” This design project involved a sophisticated, well-traveled southern View More

In today’s fast paced life, where the everyday stress and strain can weigh you down, we find that there’s one place that can wash it all away and rejuvenate your spirit. We like to call this oasis “the perfect bathroom.”

This design project involved a sophisticated, well-traveled southern woman and her outdated master bath.
When we asked our client what she envisioned for her master bathroom, she responded with two words, “creamy and dreamy.” With that being our only direction, we decided to illustrate creamy and dreamy by revisiting a classic design that would exceed her expectations and give a new definition to these two words.

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Curtain Headings….choosing the right fit for you!

Wednesday, October 16th, 2013

Choosing a curtain heading can be tough, especially since there are several choices. This guide illustrates a great visual to help you choose the look that you are trying to convey. Contact us for your custom drapery needs! info@beverlytaylordesign.com

Choosing a curtain heading can be tough, especially since there are several choices.

This guide illustrates a great visual to help you choose the look that you are trying to convey.

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Contact us for your custom drapery needs!

info@beverlytaylordesign.com

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Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013

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Fall into Autumn Part 2

Monday, September 23rd, 2013

*Mix & match styles…we know it’s scary but you can do it! *Flea market finds *Display your collection *Contrast Contrast Contrast *Bold graphic patterns *Pillows & Throws (we love this look)    

*Mix & match styles…we know it’s scary but you can do it!

A warm mix of styles & patterns

A warm mix of styles and patterns via hgtv

*Flea market finds

A great example of incorporating flea market finds via HGTV

*Display your collection

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*Contrast Contrast Contrast

High Contrast via HGTV

High Contrast via HGTV

*Bold graphic patterns

This patterned wall paper is the perfect example of a BOLD PATTERN via HGTV

*Pillows & Throws (we love this look)

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Cozying it up with pillows & throws

 

 

Small Space? No Problem!

Thursday, September 12th, 2013

Sometimes small spaces can be discouraging, but luckily, Design is magic! Here are a few tips to trick your eye by creating an impression of expansiveness. -Instead of hanging curtains at the top of the window molding, go all the way up to a few inches below the View More

Sometimes small spaces can be discouraging, but luckily, Design is magic! Here are a few tips to trick your eye by creating an impression of expansiveness.

-Instead of hanging curtains at the top of the window molding, go all the way up to a few inches below the ceiling. This will help make the room feel taller.

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via myhomeideas.net

-Treating walls and floors with stripes can expand the sense of space.

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-Use lighting to bounce your eye around the room.

-Mirrors and reflective finishes create a “vista” and bring light into dark spaces.

-Use art or frames to create faux doorways or windows to make a room feel bigger.

-Hide your closets and doors by using touch latches and recessed pulls.

Back to school again…

Monday, September 9th, 2013

It’s that time of the year again that we all LOVE (just kidding)…the start of school! Another year brings new classes, new friends and more STUFF. As you’re getting settled in your dorm, apartment or house…you might realize that you don’t have enough storage for all this STUFF. View More

It’s that time of the year again that we all LOVE (just kidding)…the start of school! Another year brings new classes, new friends and more STUFF. As you’re getting settled in your dorm, apartment or house…you might realize that you don’t have enough storage for all this STUFF. Check out these affordable and functional storage pieces to spice up your college life!

Flat-Bar Printer Caddy- West Elm $199.99

Flat-Bar Printer Caddy- West Elm $199.99

MICKE Drawer unit/drop file storage- IKEA $59.99

MICKE Drawer unit/drop file storage- IKEA $59.99

Espresso Austin Metal Locker- World Market $103.99

Espresso Austin Metal Locker- World Market $103.99