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Feeling Blue since it’s monday?

Monday, November 26th, 2012

Let these blue spaces we found at market cheer you up! Tip of the day: You can incorporate color into a room by using it in small doses. These pictures we took at market illustrate the definition of choosing a color and making it your accent. This is a View More

Let these blue spaces we found at market cheer you up!

Tip of the day: You can incorporate color into a room by using it in small doses. These pictures we took at market illustrate the definition of choosing a color and making it your accent. This is a great way to add color to a neutral space. 

Tree Photographer- Myoung Ho Lee

Friday, November 16th, 2012

I spotted this collection of tree photographs by South Korean photographer Myoung Ho Lee and think they are WONDERFUL. The series is a collection of various solitary trees shot against a white backdrop standing out in nature.  Amazing….don’t you think? HAPPY WEEKEND!!  I AM OFF TO NASHVILLE (while Dina’s stuck in rainy View More

I spotted this collection of tree photographs by South Korean photographer Myoung Ho Lee and think they are WONDERFUL. The series is a collection of various solitary trees shot against a white backdrop standing out in nature. 
 Amazing….don’t you think?

HAPPY WEEKEND!! 
I AM OFF TO NASHVILLE
(while Dina’s stuck in rainy Raleigh) 



Flat Extension Cord….where have you been all of my life????

Thursday, November 15th, 2012

 A simple concept, it takes the traditional extension cord and makes it tape-like so as to avoid being a trip hazzard. Designed by Chen Ju Wei, the Post Line Flat Extension utilizes circuit-printing technology and electrostatic paste material, according to Yanko Design. 

 A simple concept, it takes the traditional extension cord and makes it tape-like so as to avoid being a trip hazzard.


Designed by Chen Ju Wei, the Post Line Flat Extension utilizes circuit-printing technology and electrostatic paste material, according to Yanko Design. 


Victoria Larson textiles……BEAUTIFUL

Tuesday, November 13th, 2012

Here is one of my favs Peony – multi on white  linen/cotton canvas, 54″ wide  repeat: 13-1/2″ V, 29″ H A watercolor peony floats on a field of linen/cotton white canvas. This large repeat works well for pillow panels, upholstery or window treatments.

Here is one of my favs
Peony – multi on white 
linen/cotton canvas, 54″ wide 
repeat: 13-1/2″ V, 29″ H
A watercolor peony floats on a field of linen/cotton white canvas. This large repeat works well for pillow panels, upholstery or window treatments.

Cowhide at Market!

Friday, November 2nd, 2012

Cowhide Rugs at Market We loooove cowhide, so when we met Juan (aka Juanito) at Market, we were so excited to see his beautiful cowhide rugs all the way from Argentina. Apparentley he was just as excited to see us…because he video taped us for his website! What View More

Cowhide Rugs at Market
We loooove cowhide, so when we met Juan (aka Juanito) at Market, we were so excited to see his beautiful cowhide rugs all the way from Argentina. Apparentley he was just as excited to see us…because he video taped us for his website!

What do you think?

Recycling can be so beautiful!

Thursday, November 1st, 2012

Vintage Turkish Patchwork Rugs One thing we saw a lot of at Market a few weeks ago was the Turkish patchwork rug. These interesting rugs are hand-stitched together in Turkey using existing pieces of vintage Asian rugs. Some of these salvaged pieces are over 100 years old and View More

Vintage Turkish Patchwork Rugs

One thing we saw a lot of at Market a few weeks ago was the Turkish patchwork rug. These interesting rugs are hand-stitched together in Turkey using existing pieces of vintage Asian rugs. Some of these salvaged pieces are over 100 years old and come from countries such as Nepal, Pakistan, Armenia, Tibet and India. Once the pieces are collected and stitched together, the rug goes through an over-dye process to give it varying shades of a certain color tone. Although the rug becomes a monochromatic, each piece has a slightly different color and pattern, giving the rug variety and a unique characteristic. 


Not only are these rugs absolutely gorgeous, but they are also eco-friendly! This concept re-uses vintage pieces that would have otherwise gone to waste. Let us know if you’re interested in purchasing one of these beautiful pieces of art for your home! These rugs can be dyed any color you like!

Sunburst Mirrors Were Everywhere At Market

Monday, October 29th, 2012

Mirror mirror on the wall….who’s the greatest blogger of them all? This week at High Point Furniture Market we saw Sunburst Mirrors  EVERYWHERE! AND each one was as pretty and as interesting as the next.  They literally can be used in any application. The origins of the starburst View More

Mirror mirror on the wall….who’s the greatest blogger of them all?
This week at High Point Furniture Market we saw Sunburst Mirrors  EVERYWHERE!
AND each one was as pretty and as interesting as the next.  They literally can be used in any
application.


The origins of the starburst mirror are a bit unclear.  It is suggested that the style was first made popular by King Louis XIV of France.  Others say that the mirrors came about because antique dealers and collectors repurposed the frames -taking  the round portraits and images of the Holy Family and saints from the round frames and replacing them with mirrors.  Starbursts reached a pinnacle in the 1940′s Hollywood Regency period & at the turn of the century when high-end auction houses started to get ecstatic bidders for these jewels. Mainstream companies took notice & began to reinterpret them. Starburst mirrors have been used extensively in design in the subsequent years.


        Most starburst mirrors are a meld of decoration & art ~ they add dimension, glitz, glamor & kinetic energy to a room & do what all mirrors do…bounce the light around a space. Some designers & interior stylists veer away from an item or trend when it becomes too mainstream, but since this style of mirror has been around in some form for centuries, I predict it will be so for many more. They work well in their most popular places ~ over a fireplace, bed or sofa… but also can be selected for more unexpected places in a home.

Now, over 200 years later, these mir­rors can still add an unex­pected pop to almost any room. 
xoxo, 
BTD girls



Repetition at it’s simpliest

Friday, October 26th, 2012

Taking a simple thing and making it a piece of art with some orange paint and repitition….how creative is this?? Tell us what you think about it…we took this picture at market! Have a great weekend!

Taking a simple thing and making it a piece of art with some orange paint and repitition….how creative is this??
Tell us what you think about it…we took this picture at market!
Have a great weekend!

Isn’t This Fab?!

Wednesday, October 10th, 2012

Love, Love, Love this mix of classic seating with modernized table and  the fun way a bit of color was added…. Tell me how you see it by checking the box right below this post (see it?)  and/or clicking the pencil icon and giving us your 2 cents. View More

Love, Love, Love this mix of classic seating with modernized table and
 the fun way a bit of color was added….
Tell me how you see it by checking the box right below this post
(see it?)
 and/or clicking the pencil icon and giving us your 2 cents.
Thank you :)

Let’s Travel with Design!

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012

After going to the International Festival in Raleigh this past weekend…we’re on an international kick.  Let’s travel to the Middle East with some easy design techniques! If you’re hoping to change some of the traditional elements of your home, cover your ceilings in fabric to create the feeling View More

After going to the International Festival in Raleigh this past weekend…we’re on an international kick. 

Let’s travel to the Middle East with some easy design techniques!

If you’re hoping to change some of the traditional elements of your home, cover your ceilings in fabric to create the feeling of a tent retreat. Since you’ll be using a lot of fabric, a basic cloth such as muslin will do. 

Give your boring walls a rough, aged look by randomly applying a thin coat of plaster or use a color wash for a similiar textured look. 


Strip and scrub your finished floorboards for a natural and rustic look.

Using natural floor coverings such as sisal, jute, coir and seagrass can really compliment your international flavor of design.



Find new uses for old treasures, such as an old carved Indian 
door on supports for a coffee-table top. 

Be creative with your texties, look for colorful patterns, and if you’re having trouble finding what you want…

don’t be afraid to use bedspreads, saris or shawls. 


Cushions covered in mirrored fabrics can add a special sparkle to your space. 

Use creative treasures such as ceramic plates depicting local patterns as artwork to display on your walls.