November Newsletter – Season of the Home

Can we go ahead and call November and December the season of the home? For what are the holidays without the gathering of family around a festive table, overnight guests tucked into stylish bedrooms, and the once-a-year desire to have a gift wrapping room? Apart from adding the traditional holiday decor, we love making the most of the season by reimagining our homes in a broader sense. Are we making the most of the furniture layout in the living room? What accessories do we love and want to highlight? What needs to be replaced? If you need any last minute accessories or tips let us know; our showroom is open and we are happy to help style your home! We hope everyone enjoys getting ready for the holidays and we like to wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving! 



Did you see the BHD Werthan Lofts project featured on StyleBlueprint earlier this month? Click here to take a look!


Featured BHD Space: Built-in Bars

A common thread throughout many of our remodels is the addition of a bar. Whether added to a bonus room, dining room, or just a dedicated area in the kitchen, bars are the perfect marriage of function and style.

The bonus room in this Brentwood home was begging for a feature wall and this custom built-in bar was just the thing. Beyond offering a refined service area, the bar becomes a design focal point for the space. Open shelves become display and the tile backsplash and textured wallpaper add dimension.

Need we mention the perfect opportunity bars give for seasonal styling? Here bright pink flowers brightened the space during our spring photo shoot. Just imagine how the bar looks now, all decked out for fall and the holidays!

Home renovation often comes down to making the most of your space. In this instance, you can see how me made the most of a small expanse of wall bringing the kitchen and dining area by creating a wet bar. Notice how the bar cabinets differ from the kitchen cabinets in color and design yet the backsplash is the same? This is a trick we used to define the bar but keep the space cohesive. There is no doubt where the drinks will be served!


Featured Vendor: Scion

This exuberant collection of fabrics and wallcoverings from UK brand Scion is high on our list of products we are looking forward to bringing our clients. Here is just one look from the Levande collection- a perfect blend of organic shapes and geometric patterns with a unique color story. For many more looks and inspiration click here www.scion.uk.com.


Hot Topic: Landscape architect and artist Roberto Burle Marx

We love finding new designers that inspire us. This past month Elle Decor mentioned the work of Brazilian landscape architect Roberto Burle Marx and we were intrigued. After a bit of digging, we found that beyond being one of the leading modernist landscape architects of his time, Marx (1909 -1994) would be known today as a sustainable designer. He used principles of biophilic design and ecology to guide his creations, installing site specific, low-impact projects. Marx understood how to use the built environment to help foster a relationship with nature, as biophilic design is about recognizing humanity’s place in nature and using the built environment to maintain, restore, and enhance our physiological and psychological connections to the natural world.


 

Cozy Daybeds & Throws!

It’s that time of year when the nights are starting to get cold. When you get home, all you want to do is snuggle up under a blanket and read a good book. Daybeds are the perfect snuggle nook and when you add a throw it’s heaven.

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Daybeds are a casual place to unwind from the day and get comfy without being in a actual bed. Here are a few good looking daybeds that are ready to be snuggled on!

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Available through BHD

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Available through BHD

 

daybed 8

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Available through BHD


Throws are a must during the holidays!! Combine these throws with a daybed and you’ll never want to leave the house! Stay warm this winter with any of the choices below!

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I don’t know about you, but I’m ready to get cozy!!!

By |November 6th, 2013|Beds, Design Trends, Furniture, Jacqueline, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Cozy Daybeds & Throws!|

Indoor Seasonal Changes!

The air is cooling, the leaves are changing, and the smells around us are shifting from summer to fall. There are changes we can make indoors to reflect the turning of the seasons outdoors. One design item that helps us to shift into the cooler weather mindset is texture. Throw pillows are an easy swap out item. I absolutely love these wool pillows!

Throw blankets for chairs, sofas, and benches are the perfect accessory to snuggle up with while adding a little more texture. A faux fur throw calls to me to touch it and wrap up in it. The cable knit wool throws are super cozy as well.

These super soft cashmere blankets add a great pop of color to brighten a cold and dreary day!

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Candles suggest warmth. Their soft glow warms up a space visually.

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I love these candles that are made to look like your favorite wool sweater!

Picture6These decorative lanterns are festive for the holiday season.

Along with candles you can change up the scents in you home with diffusers, incense, sprays, or whatever your preferred method is. Fall calls for scents such as pumpkin pie…

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apple cinnamon…

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salted caramel and vanilla chai!

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Another fun and easy change is hand towels. Options for these are unlimited! You can pick from simple fall colors to decorated holiday themed towels.

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If you have the space, there is one additional furniture item I would suggest adding by your main entrance….a coat rack! This can be sculptural, almost like a piece of art.

If you're lacking floor space, hang several hooks on a wall. These come in such a variety shapes and colors there are surely some to fit your style.

Picture13What changes do you plan to make as this weather cools down?

By |October 18th, 2013|Accessories, Decorating, Design Elements, Design Trends, Hannah, Holidays|Comments Off on Indoor Seasonal Changes!|