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Window Seats- Cozy Little Spots To Curl Up When It Gets Cold Outside

Saturday, November 14th, 2015

Sit A Spell And Relax…… Window seats are often one of the most loved spaces in a home. They create a sense of coziness and security, thanks to this little niche that defines a window seat. Sometimes they even provide extra storage when fitted with drawers, cabinets, or View More

Sit A Spell And Relax……

Window seats are often one of the most loved spaces in a home. They create a sense of coziness and security, thanks to this little niche that defines a window seat. Sometimes they even provide extra storage when fitted with drawers, cabinets, or a simply hinged bench top. Maybe it’s their ability to take an unused or awkward space and turn it into a charming focal point that warms our hearts.

You can find window seats in homes representing just about every American architectural style, from colonial to contemporary, and the fact that they’ve endured this long speaks to their form and versatility. They also have a place in every room, whether as a banquette in the kitchen, a boot bench in an entry, or a hideaway for reading a book in the den, and can be trimmed to match existing moldings.

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Switch it up!

Monday, August 25th, 2014

Getting tired of your interior spaces?? Switch it up by moving your furniture into different rooms! Many pieces of furniture can be used for different functions….so use your imagination!   Use this Penelope Nightstand from West Elm as a night stand or side table in a living room View More

Getting tired of your interior spaces?? Switch it up by moving your furniture into different rooms! Many pieces of furniture can be used for different functions….so use your imagination!

 

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Use this Penelope Nightstand from West Elm as a night stand or side table in a living room or sitting area

 

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Or this Caroll Farm bench at the foot of a bed or as seating around a breakfast table

 

One Versatile Little Chair

Friday, July 18th, 2014

On our latest trip to West Elm, we came across this swiveling office chair. We love it for its petite proportions and clean lines. Best of all, it looks good enough to use anywhere. Check out all the options below. The Saddle at a desk We love how View More

On our latest trip to West Elm, we came across this swiveling office chair. We love it for its petite proportions and clean lines. Best of all, it looks good enough to use anywhere. Check out all the options below.

The Saddle at a desk

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saddle desk

We love how this bed side table doubles as a vanity. The Saddle makes a great vanity chair.saddle vanity

Or accent chair

saddle accent chairOr dining chair

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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”.

 

via littlegreen.com

via littlegreen.com

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via pinterest

Fall into Autumn with these design tips for the new season!

Monday, September 16th, 2013

As summer winds down and the BEST season ever arrives (Beverly feels differently)….we’re getting ready to see several of this year’s “design trends” come together! *Global Patterns, mix them up for some warmth and interest! *Eclectic/Layered table tops! *White on white *The “curated” look- Set up a gallery View More

As summer winds down and the BEST season ever arrives (Beverly feels differently)….we’re getting ready to see several of this year’s “design trends” come together!

*Global Patterns, mix them up for some warmth and interest!

This is a great example of mixing global patterns and styles of furniture

This is a great example of mixing global patterns and styles of furniture

*Eclectic/Layered table tops!

Eclectic table top with a mix of patterns and accents via HGTV

Eclectic table top with a mix of patterns and accents via HGTV

*White on white

Love this crisp look! via Country Living

Love this crisp look with the subtle contrast! via Country Living

*The “curated” look- Set up a gallery wall

Have fun with your gallery wall...it  can be small scaled or large!

Have fun with your gallery wall…it can be small scaled or large!

 

 

 

Let’s refresh and organize now that Spring is here!

Friday, April 12th, 2013

Want to get inspired?? Watch this great video by Ikea. It’ll make you want to refresh your spaces so that they are more organized! If you need help revamping, or would like some help getting creative with your small (or even large) spaces, give us a call at View More

Want to get inspired?? Watch this great video by Ikea. It’ll make you want to refresh your spaces so that they are more organized!

If you need help revamping, or would like some help getting creative with your small (or even large) spaces, give us a call at the studio!

We’d love to hear from you! 919.847.4717 or email info@beverlytaylordesign.com

 

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