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WHO says trim has to be white??

Wednesday, August 7th, 2013

NOT us!  Check out these fabulous alternatives to white trim.

NOT us!

 Check out these fabulous alternatives to white trim.

via Coastal Living

via Coastal Living

via Elle Decor

via Elle Decor

via The Decorologist

via The Decorologist

Create your most LUXURIOUS bathroom…

Wednesday, May 8th, 2013

Live a life of LUXURY. We’re working on a bathroom re-model, and we’re giving our client a new bathroom with all the bells and whistles. Here are a few ideas to give your bathroom a little face-lift. A steam shower will make your shower feel like a spa. View More

Live a life of LUXURY. We’re working on a bathroom re-model, and we’re giving our client a new bathroom with all the bells and whistles. Here are a few ideas to give your bathroom a little face-lift.

A steam shower will make your shower feel like a spa. Think of a sauna in your home. Taking a shower will never be the same.

Houzz

Houzz

Heated tile floors will take away that shocking freezing-cold tile feeling. The heated coils underneath your floor will automatically create a comfortable surface at any time of the day.

ComtempoFloorCovering

ComtempoFloorCoverings

This Toto washlet is going into our re-model.

PerformanceToilet

PerformanceToilet

A heated towel-rack will warm up your towels on chilly days.

DecorPlanet

DecorPlanet

Your bathroom should be a place of relaxation. Treat yourself!

HouseBeautiful

HouseBeautiful

 

xoxo,

BTD Team

 

 

 

 

 

It’s eccentric!

Monday, March 25th, 2013

Our New Year’s resolution is to be inspired by anything and everything… and this is very inspiring!!!!! We’re obsessing over the sculpture made out of various books. What a fun idea!  Go to an antiques store and buy some vintage books. Choose books that you love for some View More

Our New Year’s resolution is to be inspired by anything and everything… and this is very inspiring!!!!!

InteriorsAndSources

InteriorsAndSources

We’re obsessing over the sculpture made out of various books. What a fun idea!  Go to an antiques store and buy some vintage books. Choose books that you love for some reason- color, design, content- let this piece INSPIRE you. Place them on the wall in any shape, size, or order that you please. The different colors and sizes of the books  will give you an eccentric art piece that’s all your own.

Start creating!

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

 

Nailhead Accents

Thursday, February 7th, 2013

A great way to add an appealing edge to any piece of furniture is by adding nailheads. The metal against virtually any fabric or surface will create great lines and add some masculine detail to any space. Try them in any room on any surface for a fabulous View More

A great way to add an appealing edge to any piece of furniture is by adding nailheads. The metal against virtually any fabric or surface will create great lines and add some masculine detail to any space. Try them in any room on any surface for a fabulous finishing touch; you truly can’t go wrong. Check out our favorite ways to incorporate nailheads into your home.

Try them on a headboard. These nailheads in a fun circular design are a great touch to this traditional bedroom.

The high heeled hostess

The high heeled hostess

The nailhead trim on this sofa mixes with the curvy lines to create a beautiful addition to your living room.

harbingerla

harbingerla

The antique nailhead details on this chair are the perfect accent to the antique paint and white leather cushion.

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image via pinterest

Try nailheads as a border to an upholstered bulletin board . Use this in bedrooms, kitchens, offices and baths to create interesting vignettes.

briahammelinteriors

briahammelinteriors

If you read our blog last week, you saw examples of nailhead door accents. Here’s one more door to check out. We’re loving the upholstered silver leather with silver nailhead detail.

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image via pinterest

just in case you missed our other nailhead doors, click HERE to check out that post

you can’t go wrong with a little nailhead detail in ANY space.

 

BACK TO BLACK.

Thursday, January 31st, 2013

What is more chic than BRIGHT walls? DARK walls. Bright tones on your walls are so last year. My latest obsessions are BLACK, GRAY and NAVY BLUE walls. Dark walls are a great way to create a sophisticated, beautiful oasis in a space. Black, navy, and gray are View More

What is more chic than BRIGHT walls? DARK walls. Bright tones on your walls are so last year. My latest obsessions are BLACK, GRAY and NAVY BLUE walls. Dark walls are a great way to create a sophisticated, beautiful oasis in a space. Black, navy, and gray are staple neutrals in everyone’s closet, and these colors transfer from fashion to interiors seamlessly.

There is a reason why black is considered timeless: Think the “little black dress”.

elledecor

elledecor

thedesignfile
thedesignfile

 

 

 

 

 

flourishdesignandstyle

flourishdesignandstyle

 

 

 

 

Left: Elegant black dining room.

Right: Pair black with a bold print, like this fun zebra stool

Below: Black walls with geometric wallpaper.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GRAY is the perfect color to compliment any décor. Save the bright colors for your fabric and go with a bold dark gray on the walls.

thelittlecorner

thelittlecorner

 

 

atticmag

atticmag

 

Color combo: Emerald and Gray.    Gray is the perfect color for traditional rooms with a mod twist.

atticmag

atticmag

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Navy doesn’t have to be nautical. Check out these beautiful Navy blue rooms.

 

apartment34
apartment34

 

Below: Color combo: Navy and Rust Orange.

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decorpaul navy blue rooms

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decorpad

 

 

 

 

 

desiretoinspire

desiretoinspire

OR, if dark colors scare you, try an accent wall.

Dark doesn’t mean dreary. Elevate any space with a dark color. Black is back

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Painting Wainscoting

Thursday, September 27th, 2012

Tip of the day… What kind of paint should I use for my wainscoting and chair rails? When clients ask how to treat wainscoting and chair rails, I usually will suggest that they paint with a semi-gloss white so that it shows as architectural. With a dark wallpaper View More

Tip of the day…
What kind of paint should I use for my wainscoting and chair rails?
When clients ask how to treat wainscoting and chair rails,
I usually will suggest that they paint with a semi-gloss white
so that it shows as architectural. With a dark wallpaper or paint
color on top, you get a really crisp contrast.

Electric (Cord) Art!!!

Wednesday, August 15th, 2012

Don’t hide your cords! Display them as art! British artist, Maisie Broadhead, elevates the nuisance of an unsightly lamp cord to over-the-mantel art with his clever bit of DIY design.  Though most of her work today deals with photography, London artist Maisie Broadhead struck gold with her cable View More

Don’t hide your cords! Display them as art!

British artist, Maisie Broadhead, elevates the nuisance of an unsightly lamp cord to over-the-mantel art with his clever bit of DIY design. 

Though most of her work today deals with photography, London artist Maisie Broadhead struck gold with her cable drawings in 2009 while still a student at the Royal College of Art. “I was inspired by things around the house that are usually overlooked,” she says of the utilitarian-cum-baroque “drawing” she made over her own fireplace with the cord of a common task lamp. First she replaced the old cable of a lamp taken from her RCA workbech with 40 feet of electrical cord (and added a new plug) purchased at the local hardware shop. Then she painstakingly affixed it above the fireplace using cable clips and a reusable wall adhesive. The 31-year-old Broadhead, who devised the project while taking a jewelry class, claims that she “came at things from more of an arts angle. I’m not a designer trying to tidy up the annoying things in our home.” Could be, but Cable Drawing #2 offers an undeniably charming road map for doing just that.


So..What Do YOU Think About "Matchy-Matchy"?

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010

DISCLAIMER: I did not design this room I am merely using this photo as an illustration 🙂   I’ll tell you what I think in one word….BORING! Please don’t think buying the whole collection is a good idea.  That includes when every piece is leather. When you do View More

DISCLAIMER:
I did not design this room I am merely using this photo as an illustration 🙂
 
I’ll tell you what I think in one word….BORING!
Please don’t think buying the whole collection is a good idea.  That includes when every piece is leather.
When you do this, there is no show stopper, no element of surprise that makes you say, Wow!
If you have sets of furniture you don’t have to put all the furniture in the same room….split it up. Then you are free to bring in those unique, interesting pieces.
Remember- No Matchy Matchy