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!|

Nesting Tables!

The Holidays are almost upon us and with the Holidays come great food! Everyone knows the feeling, the whole family is there, the house is packed!  You are about to enjoy a love-filled plate full of the Holiday’s best recipes.  You scour the room looking for a place to sit or even perch and then you spot it, the middle seat of the sofa.  You gladly take it and then immediately realize, you have nowhere to put your drink.  So down to the floor it goes.  What could have been a great nibble, is now filled with paranoid thoughts of your red wine spilling onto such a pretty rug.  Well, we know the solution: nesting tables!!!  Everyone has a spot for one and, come Holiday time, you’ll wish you had a set.  Simple, easy and mobile, the following are some of our favorites and we’ll tell you why!

Typical shape, but not the typical four legs.  These wooden topped rectangle tables only have legs on one side, which allows them to scoot right up to you, wrap under the sofa or over the arm of a chair.

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Loving the triangle tables!  We can see these filling in the cracks and crevices of the surrounding crowd nicely!

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These organic shaped horn nesting tables makes you feel like you are setting your cocktail down on a piece of art!

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These super sharp nesting tables fold up!  This means when not in use, storage is a snap!

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Loving the idea of having a nesting cocktail table.  Not only do these cubes fit perfectly underneath when not in use.  They look fabulous while doing it!

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For the cocktail nesting option to have flexibility in shape, this pair is available in rectangle, square and round!

Picture6Another way to look at flexible surfacing are puzzle tables.  Breaking this cocktail table apart for a party will be so much fun!!

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The configurations and locations of this set are endless!

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Does your next holiday event need more drink tables?  Interested in any of these?  Give us a ring, all of these are available through BHD!

By |October 16th, 2013|Accessories, Decorating, Design Elements, Design Trends, Jennefer, Tabletop|Comments Off on Nesting Tables!|

Faux Sho-House: Master Bathroom Edition!

The Master Bathroom plays an integral part in our daily lives.  It cannot be avoided.  It is the place we go to prepare ourselves for the day, to relax, to wake up, to comfort ourselves, possibly to hide from the kids, and then finally, when the day is done, we go there to settle ourselves for a much earned long evening of slumber.   The bathroom should be a far off place, somewhat of a retreat.  It ought to present itself with a sense of being somewhere else other than just, “the bathroom”.  I wanted to design my Faux Sho-House master bathroom as that.  Somewhere different, a room that is inspiring to become more like a destination.

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Let’s start with the finishes of the room.  This room takes a beating, so we need finishes that will last.  But if you are traveling the distance, don’t you want where you land to be pretty?  I know I do!  On the floor is Pro-Venza’s Re-Use Bianco Ossigeno both in large tile and mosaic for the shower.  For the walls we have Elitis’s, Azzurro Vulcano.  This extremely durable wallpaper  is embossed with wide stripes of tribal patterns that nod towards natural raffia grass-cloths; it is the backdrop of our destination.   For the shower walls I chose Heath Ceramic’s Chalk tile in Gunmetal Glaze.  The glaze on these tiles are twice layered which creates wonderful depth and texture.

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Knowing hands-on how wonderful Hansgrohe’s plumbing systems are, I couldn't imagine choosing anything else to get the job done!  I love their simple lines and designer collaborations.  For the lavatory, I chose the wall mounted Metris. In the shower is a Croma 100 Green Showerpipe.  And then the tub, an Axor design by Patricia Urquiola paired with Jean-Marie Massand’s Axor tub filler.  Because in my mind, every tub needs a built in towel rack and every tub filler must have a shelf!

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Vanities are always center stage, as they should be!  I’ve outfitted this one with a glass mosaic backdrop from New Ravenna Mosaics.  The cut of their Pandora pattern gives the glass an unexpected dimensional quality.  Unlike a typical basin out of porcelain, I chose Ammonitum’s wooden Vela Washbasin.  It gives the room a natural warmth that is rarely felt in bathrooms.   This beauty sits on top of a Cambria quartz, color Windermere, countertop with painted cabinetry below in Benjamin Moore’s new Colonial Williamsburg Collection, color Nelson Blue. Finish it off with Anthropolgie’s Lulu knob for a fun, artistic statement!

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Every bathroom deserves some jewelry!  And why not make it the pieces you always look towards? Recycled glass and natural burlap sconces flank a shapely decorative mirror.  Long gone are the days of glass sconces and rectangle framed mirrors!  Both sconce and mirror are available through BHD.

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Sometimes overlooked,  every bathroom needs a place to sit. Every bathroom also needs art. So I combined the two!  I chose Phillip Stark’s Masters Chair to use at the vanity.  And Reinalso Sanguino’s  gorgeous ceramic stool for the shower.  Never miss an opportunity to sit and enjoy art!

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I hope you have loved touring our Faux Sho-House master bathroom!  Has it possibly inspired you to think differently about your destination?   Stay tuned for our last few rooms; you won't want to miss them!

By |August 27th, 2013|Bathrooms, Decorating, Design Elements, Design Trends, Faux-Sho House, Inspiration, Jennefer|Comments Off on Faux Sho-House: Master Bathroom Edition!|