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Bright Leathers

Monday, April 8th, 2013

During our recent trip to Karen Saks, we stumbled upon these adorable bright leathers. Who says leather has to be traditional? These bright colored leathers would be so fun on a chair or ottoman, and the textured leathers will add beautiful detail to any upholstery.  Have a fabulous View More

During our recent trip to Karen Saks, we stumbled upon these adorable bright leathers. Who says leather has to be traditional? These bright colored leathers would be so fun on a chair or ottoman, and the textured leathers will add beautiful detail to any upholstery. 

Have a fabulous Monday!
Bright Leathers

xoxo,

BTD Team

Some Spring Color Inspiration…

Friday, April 5th, 2013

In choosing colors…follow nature’s lead. -John Saladino Let Spring insipre your color pallete. Voila! Have a fabulous weekend!! xoxo, BTD Team

In choosing colors…follow nature’s lead.

-John Saladino
WarrenGroveGarden

WarrenGroveGarden

Let Spring insipre your color pallete.

Hiddenite

Hiddenite

Voila!

Uptight

Uptight

Have a fabulous weekend!!

xoxo,

BTD Team

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

April showers bring May Flowers…

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013

And adorable floral fabrics and accessories! Check out our favorite new florals that are sure to bring some Spring cheer into your home.         Happy Spring! xoxo, BTD Team    

And adorable floral fabrics and accessories! Check out our favorite new florals that are sure to bring some Spring cheer into your home.

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ShadesOfLight

ShadesOfLight

 

PineConeHill

PineConeHill

 

WestElm

WestElm

CrateAndBarrel

CrateAndBarrel

 

Ikea

Ikea

 

WestElm

WestElm

PineConeHill

PineConeHill

Happy Spring!

xoxo,

BTD Team

 

 

Wallpaper!

Monday, April 1st, 2013

Trend Alert: Wallpaper is back! Crazy? Of course not. It may sound scary, but this emerging trend combines a lot of pattern with a lot of sophistication. The result? These gorgeous rooms.   Wallpaper is NOT a thing of the past, and this mixture of mod and traditional View More

Trend Alert: Wallpaper is back!

Crazy? Of course not. It may sound scary, but this emerging trend combines a lot of pattern with a lot of sophistication. The result? These gorgeous rooms.

HouseBeautiful

HouseBeautiful

Hopscotch+Grace

Hopscotch+Grace

DecorPad

DecorPad

 

BHG

BHG

GraceHappens

GraceHappens

DesireToInspire

DesireToInspire

Wallpaper is NOT a thing of the past, and this mixture of mod and traditional rooms proves it!

Happy Thursday!

xoxo,

BTD Team

 

 

 

 

 

Welcome Spring with some fun outdoor furniture!

Wednesday, March 27th, 2013

Spring is here.  Celebrate the new season with these fun, bright furnishings and accessories to turn your outdoor spaces into a perfect place to enjoy the weather!  This umbrella from Pottery Barn is nautical with the navy stripes. Pair this with some bright accessories, and you’ve got a View More

Spring is here. 

Celebrate the new season with these fun, bright furnishings and accessories to turn your outdoor spaces into a perfect place to enjoy the weather! 

This umbrella from Pottery Barn is nautical with the navy stripes. Pair this with some bright accessories, and you’ve got a beautiful outdoor setting.

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These Ikat Outdoor pillows are fun and trendy.

PotteryBarn

PotteryBarn

This Tillary Outdoor Sofa from West Elm is not your typical outdoor sofa. The white upholstery will look great with some fun throw pillows .

WestElm

WestElm

We are OBSESSED with this blue hanging lantern.

WestElm

WestElm

This collection from Restoration Hardware is so fun and nautical. The rope will blend in seamlessly to your outdoor space and will go beautifully with some fun cushions or pillows.

RestorationHardware

RestorationHardware

This ceramic drum stool will add a punch of color to your outdoor arrangement.

WorldMarket

WorldMarket

This bright chevron pillow will look great in a sofa or chair.

WorldMarket

WorldMarket

Put your beverage on this lime green side table.

WorldMarket

WorldMarket

 

Spice up your outdoor space with any or all of these accessories!

Happy Spring!!

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

JohnWhitmarsh

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.” 

Come on in!

Wednesday, March 20th, 2013

With Spring almost here, we’re obsessing over brightly colored front doors! There is nothing more inviting than a fun door- it will put anyone in a happy mood as they enter or exit. Check out these fabulous entryways.  Color Combo: Teal and Yellow Color Combo: Orange and Green View More

With Spring almost here, we’re obsessing over brightly colored front doors! There is nothing more inviting than a fun door- it will put anyone in a happy mood as they enter or exit. Check out these fabulous entryways. 

HouseBeautiful

HouseBeautiful

Color Combo: Teal and Yellow

PrettyStuff

PrettyStuff

OurHouseOnTheCorner

OurHouseOnTheCorner

HabituallyChic

HabituallyChic

Color Combo: Orange and Green

Indulgy

Indulgy

With these colorful choices, you’ll transform your entryway into a welcoming, bright space!

xoxo,

BTD Team

 

 

 

 

 

The perfect place to take a seat or rest your feet.

Monday, March 18th, 2013

The Frank Gehry left twist cube is a fun, colorful addition to any room, inside or outside. Rest your drink or take a seat- it’s perfect for anything and everything! The best part? The assortment of bright colors. The cubes are stackable and versatile, and the smooth surface View More

The Frank Gehry left twist cube is a fun, colorful addition to any room, inside or outside. Rest your drink or take a seat- it’s perfect for anything and everything! The best part? The assortment of bright colors. The cubes are stackable and versatile, and the smooth surface is easy to clean!

FrankGehry

FrankGehry

This copper table/resting place would be beautiful outside or inside.

GrandinRoad

GrandinRoad

These fun metallic chairs/tables can be used inside or out. They’re eco-friendly and will make a great statement in any space.

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This Crate and Barrell stool or table would be great in an outdoor space. The curvy lines mirror those found in nature.

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These versatile tables or seats are so fun and will look great in any space! Rest your drink or take a seat.

xoxo,

BTD team

 

Make your guests want to stay a while…

Thursday, March 14th, 2013

with the perfect guestroom nightstand. Staying in someone’s home should be a pleasant experience. With these items on your guestroom nightstand, your guests will be comfortable and happy. Who knows- they may never leave!  TISSUES- Everyone needs a few tissues every once and a while. Provide them for View More

with the perfect guestroom nightstand. Staying in someone’s home should be a pleasant experience. With these items on your guestroom nightstand, your guests will be comfortable and happy. Who knows- they may never leave! 

TISSUES- Everyone needs a few tissues every once and a while. Provide them for your guests in an sophisticated mirrored tissue box.

TheBathroom

TheBathroom

A perfect lamp is essential. This white one from Pottery Barn will funk up your nightstand and give your guests the perfect reading lamp.

PotteryBarn

PotteryBarn

Chances are your guests will need to wake up for something in the morning even if it’s just for coffee with you! Provide them with a functional and colorful alarm clock. I have this on my nightstand, and it makes waking up a little bit easier!

BigBenAlarmClock

BigBenAlarmClock

Who doesn’t love fresh flowers?! Put some fresh flowers in a vase for a guests- it will make them feel welcome and special!

PotteryBarn

PotteryBarn

My favorite part of staying in friend’s homes is looking at their family photos. Frame your family’s best photos in mirrored picture frames- and try printing your pictures in black and white for a more timeless look!

BonTon

BonTon

You never want your guests to go hungry…or thirsty. Leave them a carafe of water and a drinking glass.

BedBathAndBeyond

BedBathAndBeyond

 

One last touch that I always enjoy is a nice selection of reading books. Leave your guests your favorite classics just in case they have forgotten their own!

 

These essentials will make any of your guests feel right at home! They won’t want to leave you- and they’ll definitely come back for more visits! 

xoxo,

Lizzie