Passion for Plates!

I have a passion, well, it’s a sickness really.  If you know me, you know I have a plethora of plates!  New, old, vintage, collectables, I love them all!  I have more dinnerware than I can store! Here are a few of my favorites!

I love Heath Ceramics.  They have been churning out great work since 1948.  I love the simplic shapes and mixing together the simple colors they use on their dinnerware.

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On the other end of the specturm is Kelly Wearstler’s collection for Pickard China.  It’s stong and bold and the various patterns blend beautifully.  Radiant orchid anyone?  Yes, please!

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All time favorite for me is Eva Zeisel.  Especially her designs for Hallcraft.  Beautiful lines and super fun patterns.  Not to boast, but I own this!!

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I don’t know about you, but Scandinavian designs always catch my eyes.  Especially when paired with great colors!  Love this Thomas Eyck cup and saucer!

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And last but not least is Peter Pincus!  That is a bowl and the back of dinner plates!  These patterns make me jump with joy!!

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Of course we could don our dining table with these beauties!  Or covet them in a closed cabinet, but why not put on display for all to see!

Classic Kelly Wearstler’s plate wall at the Viceroy in Santa Monica.

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Plates are great way to add an additional solid to your color scheme!

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Or, use artistic plates for an artistic statement!

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Take it to the next level and define some edges!

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What are your passions and how can you incorporate them into your interiors?

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!

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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!|

Guest Rooms!

We are quickly approaching that time of the year where our guest rooms see a lot of action!  Family holidays and gatherings are often so jammed packed with details that sometimes the guest room itself gets overlooked.  There is nothing more enjoyable than a nice hotel experience.  Why not give your guest this experience? Below are items available through BHD to keep your guests comfortable and feeling like royalty!

Each guest shows up with some kind of luggage.  Hotels always have the nifty luggage rack.  We found one that functions just the same, but is sharp looking!  This leather top with metal base can be folded up and put away when not in use.

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Sometimes its just best to use a bench.  They are generally small and can be used at the end of the bed for both luggage and a place to sit.  We love the simple structural details of the following benches. They'll fit any quest perfectly!

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Bedding is crucial for a good night’s rest.  So why not give them the hotel feel?  Trimmed duvets always look sharp and can be removed to be cleaned.  Don’t forget to provide an extra throw incase one gets chilly!

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Providing a bedside decanter filled with water gives your guest  convenience and puts your mind to ease that they won’t go thirsty during the night!
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After a long day of travel, finding a chilled bottle could be just the thing to help your guest relax!  Below are some of our favorite chillers.  Super sharp looking!

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Providing bathroom amenities such as q-tips and cotton balls for your guests is a must.  Why not make these utilitarian items look great in decorative containers wrangled into a gorgeous tray!

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And last but not least, provide your guest with the chance to write notes or send letters back home.  Keep things organized by storing them in glass boxes or unique horn cups for easy access.  With items this pretty, these things won't go unnoticed!

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Don’t forget the clock!  Is it time for you to update your guest room amenities?

By |October 2nd, 2013|Accessories, Bathrooms, Desks, Holidays, Jennefer, Organization|Comments Off on Guest Rooms!|