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Be AMUSING

Friday, May 3rd, 2013

  How FUN is this? We love the colors and accessories used for this vignette!

saying- coco channel flat

Safavieh

Safavieh

 

How FUN is this?

We love the colors and accessories used for this vignette!

some Friday inspiration

Friday, March 29th, 2013

“I deeply believe that a beautiful decor can have a beneficial influence on our lives” – Albert Hadley    Take the time to make your home a beautiful oasis. If you have a beautiful home, you will think beautiful thoughts. Have a great weekend! xoxo, BTD Team

“I deeply believe that a beautiful decor can have a beneficial influence on our lives” – Albert Hadley 

blue living room

 

Take the time to make your home a beautiful oasis. If you have a beautiful home, you will think beautiful thoughts. Have a great weekend!

xoxo,

BTD Team

[on the importance of color]

Friday, February 22nd, 2013

“The Drab Age is over. Color is coming into its own again. Until very recently people were literally scared out of their wits by color. Perhaps this was a hangover from our Puritan ancestors. But whatever the reason, brown, grays and neutrals were the only shades considered ‘safe.’ View More

“The Drab Age is over. Color is coming into its own again. Until very recently people were literally scared out of their wits by color. Perhaps this was a hangover from our Puritan ancestors. But whatever the reason, brown, grays and neutrals were the only shades considered ‘safe.’ Now we know that lovely, clear colors have a vital effect on our mental happiness. Modern doctors and psychiatrists are convinced of this!”

– Dorothy Draper 

DorothyDraper

DorothyDraper

DorothyDraper

DorothyDraper

We agree with Dorothy. You can never have too much color. Happy Friday!

xoxo,

BT2 Team

 

Happy Friday!

Friday, February 15th, 2013

“Math is easy, Design is hard”- Jeffrey Veen …We tend to disagree. Math is definitely NOT easy, and design doesn’t have to be hard.  We were given a math problem by our account manager/resident math guru, Robert, today. Can you solve it? 5+3=28 9+1=810 8+6=214 5+4=19 What’s 7+3? View More

“Math is easy, Design is hard”- Jeffrey Veen

…We tend to disagree. Math is definitely NOT easy, and design doesn’t have to be hard.  We were given a math problem by our account manager/resident math guru, Robert, today. Can you solve it?

5+3=28

9+1=810

8+6=214

5+4=19

What’s 7+3?

We figured it out. Can you?

Have a great weekend!

xoxo,
BTD team

 

Design is Important because…

Friday, February 8th, 2013

“Design is important because chaos is so hard” -Jules Feiffer We are constantly surrounded by distractions in life- why add to that with cluttered personal spaces? Take your unorganized room.. And turn it into a calming oasis. As we say in the studio: “Breathe in pink, breathe out View More

“Design is important because chaos is so hard” -Jules Feiffer

We are constantly surrounded by distractions in life- why add to that with cluttered personal spaces?

Take your unorganized room..

Oprah

Oprah

And turn it into a calming oasis.

styleestate

styleestate

As we say in the studio: “Breathe in pink, breathe out blue”.

Have a great weekend!

xoxo, BTD team

 

Here’s a quote to start your weekend off right!

Friday, November 30th, 2012

  The best and most beautiful  things in the world cannot   be seen or even touched.  They must be felt with  the heart. -Helen Keller   …happy weekend!  

 
The best and most beautiful 
things in the world cannot  
be seen or even touched. 
They must be felt with 
the heart. -Helen Keller
 
…happy weekend!
 

Remember……..

Thursday, August 23rd, 2012

Be faithful to your own taste because nothing you really like is ever out of style. Billy Baldwin

Be faithful to your own taste because nothing you really like is ever out of style.

Billy Baldwin

"Better to light a candle than to curse the darkness." Chinese Proverb

Thursday, April 8th, 2010

  SCONCES:   Early sconce lighting was used to light long dreary pathways in many castles and palaces.  Today they are used not just for function but have evolved to become quite decorative.  They can be used to add an interesting detail to an uninteresting wall, light artwork, to light a stairwell, or placed View More

  SCONCES:   Early sconce lighting was used to light long dreary pathways in many castles and palaces.  Today they are used not just for function but have evolved to become quite decorative.  They can be used to add an interesting detail to an uninteresting wall, light artwork, to light a stairwell, or placed beside furniture pieces. Sconces have become a wonderful accessory while continuing to be another ambient light source.

All  of the lighting shown is from Currey & Company
 

“A comfortable house is a great source of happiness. It ranks immediately after health and a good conscience.” – Sydney Smith

Thursday, March 25th, 2010

What makes a house a home??

Monday, March 15th, 2010

I love this Fairy Tale House in Carmel, California. It is just too cute. The charm that it exudes is magical. Isn’t this what coming home should feel like? “There is a magic in that little world, home; it is a mystic circle that surrounds comforts and virtues View More

I love this Fairy Tale House in Carmel, California. It is just too cute.
The charm that it exudes is magical.

Isn’t this what coming home should feel like?

“There is a magic in that little world, home; it is a mystic circle that surrounds comforts and virtues never known beond its hallowed limits.” Robert Southey