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New Lonny Magazine!

Wednesday, March 13th, 2013

Get some design inspiration in the latest online issue of Lonny Magazine! We LOVE their design advice and use of Spring-inspired trends.   Happy Reading!

Get some design inspiration in the latest online issue of Lonny Magazine! We LOVE their design advice and use of Spring-inspired trends.

March2013LonnyMag

March2013LonnyMag

 

Happy Reading!

Spring into Color!

Wednesday, March 6th, 2013

Lately, this rainy weather has inspired us to channel Spring with our designs in hopes that it’ll come sooner. We wanted to give you a few options that reflect the gorgeous Spring Weather we’ve been day dreaming about for DAYS. These accessories are Nature-inspired and are guaranteed to View More

Lately, this rainy weather has inspired us to channel Spring with our designs in hopes that it’ll come sooner. We wanted to give you a few options that reflect the gorgeous Spring Weather we’ve been day dreaming about for DAYS. These accessories are Nature-inspired and are guaranteed to bring some Spring warmth to your home.

This lovely turquoise lattice rug will lighten up a room.

Zulily

Zulily

This yellow pillow is the color of the Spring sun!  Add some brightness to a sofa or chair.

Gilt

Gilt

This yellow mirror is another great bright accessory.

Horchow

Horchow

One of the best Spring colors is GREEN. This table lamp is gorgeous!

Horchow

Horchow

These beautiful throw pillows are all fun patterns in colors found in Spring.

Horchow

Horchow

Spring is almost here! Get your house ready for Spring with these adorable bright accessories!

Happy almost Spring!

 

 

Design Concept: CONTRAST

Monday, March 4th, 2013

There is nothing that adds a little interest to a space like some CONTRAST. There’s a reason why people say “opposites attract”. Mixing contrasting styles, colors, and shapes will create interesting lines and pleasing palettes. This traditional room with a fireplace centerpiece contrasts beautifully to this modern dining View More

There is nothing that adds a little interest to a space like some CONTRAST. There’s a reason why people say “opposites attract”. Mixing contrasting styles, colors, and shapes will create interesting lines and pleasing palettes.

This traditional room with a fireplace centerpiece contrasts beautifully to this modern dining room table and chairs.

Houzz

Houzz

Black and White are two colors that always create beautiful contrast. The white desk against the black wall along with the chair’s contrasting upholstery adds interest to the vignette.

SouthShoreDecoratingBlog

SouthShoreDecoratingBlog

This blue and white dining room is full of contrasting shapes. The square bench and chairs contrast with the circular details in the backs of the chairs. The round lines of the scalloped curtain details and the circular mirror also contrast to the square dining table. Not to mention, the blue POPS against the white chairs.

BeInteriorDecorator

BeInteriorDecorator

Contrast is a subtle, easy way to add interest to your space.

Happy Decorating !

 

 

Trina Turk’s Exclusive Collection For Schumacher

Friday, March 1st, 2013

Spring is definitely coming soon to a neighborhood near YOU! WE LOVE! DO YOU?    

Spring is definitely coming soon to a neighborhood near YOU!

Trina Turk New Collection For Schumacher

Trina Turk New Collection For Schumacher

WE LOVE! DO YOU?

 

 

Denim Inspired Interiors

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

We LOVE denim…so we decided to let this denim outfit inspire a room design!

We LOVE denim…so we decided to let this denim outfit inspire a room design!

Elie Tahari

Elie Tahari

Break Water- Christopher Farr Cloth

Break Water- Christopher Farr Cloth

Cobble Hill Hudson Washed Denim Sofa $1795

Cobble Hill Hudson Washed Denim Sofa $1795

west elm blue rug

Cadiz Rug- West Elm $199-$1299

BT2sday

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

This week, we stumbled upon this greek-key whipstitch rug from Edelman Leather in Architectural Digest. The upside: the design and colors are gorgeous and very trendy. The downside: this rug is expensive. We’re here to help. This Genevieve Gorder wool rug available at Capel Rugs will give you View More

bt2sdays

This week, we stumbled upon this greek-key whipstitch rug from Edelman Leather in Architectural Digest. The upside: the design and colors are gorgeous and very trendy. The downside: this rug is expensive. We’re here to help.

EdelmanLeather

EdelmanLeather

This Genevieve Gorder wool rug available at Capel Rugs will give you the same look for a cheaper price. The bright color and Greek-key-esque design are a perfect alternative that will add just as much character to your space! A 5×8-627 $75

CapelRugs

CapelRugs

This wool rug from Shades of Light is a great alternative to the expensive rug. You can’t go wrong with a Greek-key design and a fun color! 589$.

ShadesOfLight

ShadesOfLight

Happy Tuesday!

 

How To: Define A Space With A Rug

Monday, February 25th, 2013

We often see living rooms without a clear definiton of space. A rug can make or break a room. Rugs create LINES which will add DEFINITION to a space and tie your furniture together. Choose a rug that incorporates shapes and colors found in your furniture to create View More

We often see living rooms without a clear definiton of space. A rug can make or break a room. Rugs create LINES which will add DEFINITION to a space and tie your furniture together. Choose a rug that incorporates shapes and colors found in your furniture to create an inspired space. 

 

This space is so TALL and open that defining the space is crucial. This furniture arrangement creates a  more comfortable living space defined by the parameters of the rug.

AtlantaHomesMag

AtlantaHomesMag

This rug under the chaise lounge is a great divider between spaces. It creates boundaries without inhibiting flow in a space.

ZestyNest

ZestyNest

These two rugs divide this living space beautifully. There are two clear seating areas grouped around each rug, utilizing the large space. We also love how each rug is the same design in opposite colors- so pretty!

HouseToHome

HouseToHome

Use your rugs to create a centered design plan in your space.

Have a great Monday!

 

 

Lamp-In-A-Box

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

Not Your Granny’s Table Lamp “Lamp-In-A-Box wants to redfine the experience of everyday lighting. This California based company partners with talented artists to make unique, affordable, and fun table lamps. Featuring comic book-styyled art starring robots. whirly birds, and fast cars, these lampshades are beautifully designed and wildly View More

Not Your Granny’s Table Lamp

“Lamp-In-A-Box wants to redfine the experience of everyday lighting. This California based company partners with talented artists to make unique, affordable, and fun table lamps. Featuring comic book-styyled art starring robots. whirly birds, and fast cars, these lampshades are beautifully designed and wildly colorful.”

We stumbled upon this great lamps on fab.com…click here to check them out.

Talk Talk Table Lamp $29.95

Talk Talk Table Lamp $29.95

Floral Tile Table Lamp $29.95

Floral Tile Table Lamp $29.95

Autolamp Table Lamp $29.95

Autolamp Table Lamp $29.95

Birds 2 Table Lamp $29.95

Birds 2 Table Lamp $29.95

bT2sday

Tuesday, February 19th, 2013

This week, we’re obsessing over this unique chandelier from Hudson Furniture. This copper hanging chandelier costs a pretty penny. We’ve found a cheaper alternative. This chandelier from IKEA has similar geometric shapes and hidden bulbs. Only $59.99 Another alternative is this beautiful chandelier from Shades of Light. Same View More

bt2sdays

This week, we’re obsessing over this unique chandelier from Hudson Furniture. This copper hanging chandelier costs a pretty penny.

HudsonFurnitureInc

HudsonFurnitureInc

We’ve found a cheaper alternative.

This chandelier from IKEA has similar geometric shapes and hidden bulbs. Only $59.99

IKEA

IKEA

Another alternative is this beautiful chandelier from Shades of Light. Same idea, better price. 329$.

ShadesOfLight

ShadesOfLight

Happy shopping!

 

BT2 Day of Design Questions

Monday, February 18th, 2013

We’re considering hosting a day for our readers to ask us design-related questions.  So, will you tweet us a question?! We want to hear what you think about our idea!  

We’re considering hosting a day for our readers to ask us design-related questions.  So, will you tweet us a question?! We want to hear what you think about our idea!

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