Everything Has a Place

Not to belabor a point, BUT… I adore kitchens. They truly are the heart of the home and considering all of the activity whirling about, they beg for organization. Dishes, cookbooks, coffee makers, mail, and backpacks… This list could go on!  In an effort to keep everything from being strewn about, kitchens call for a place for everything!

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Just below, I love the open shelving under this kitchen’s island. Here we have a “tucked away” spot for cookbooks. These could also be displayed by grouping the books by color – Sorting the whites, yellows/oranges, blues, darker colors, etc… A collection of canisters would also be beautiful.

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– Beth Haley Design, Nashville, TN.

 

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Open shelving for cookbooks above the cabinets provide great functionality. – Beth Haley Design, Nashville, TN.

 

Here, the corbels supporting the wall-mounted shelves and island counter top provide a nice decorative element and dimension to the space.

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– Beth Haley Design, Nashville, TN.

 

These stained-wood shelves provide a warm contrast to the otherwise very white & neutral space. They provide an out of the way space for decorative objects, are a discrete location for the music source, and stow away the cups & saucers.

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The linear and minimalist design frame out the space which is set apart for the espresso machine and beautifully compliment the herringbone tile detail on the wall! – Beth Haley Design, Nashville, TN.

 

Aren’t the glass doors on this cabinetry fabulous? Another beautiful way to accomplish attractive and useful storage in the kitchen. More to come!

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– Beth Haley Design, Nashville, TN.

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In Living Color

Oftentimes, in our first conversations with homeowners, there is a request for livability and a home with stylish design. They want it to reflect their personality and unique characteristics without losing its functionality. One way we meet this need in interior design is through the application of color. While many individuals seek a serene muted and monochromatic space, that is not what I am referring to here…today I am speaking to the design preferences of those who seek to be In Living Color. 

Here color is enjoyed on a daily basis as seen in this kitchen and breakfast area…

Family dining... Blue chairs with a retro design contrasted as they surround a more primitive table.

Family dining… Blue chairs with a retro design contrasted as they surround a more primitive table. – Beth Haley Design, Nashville, TN

 

Resting in the guest bedroom,

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The gentle pink above has added interest found in the floral patterned wallpaper. – Beth Haley Design, Nashville, TN.

 

These clients seek fun, yet livable, color. The two color palettes above utilize dominant colors partnered with white. White, as it is composed of all colors in the spectrum of light, will always compliment the already present hues.

I do love the simplicity of the yellow pedestal as it accompanies this multi-color, floral chair.

I also LOVE the sweet  golden in this photo! He is perfectly content in this fireplace vignette! - Beth Haley Design, Nashville, TN

How ’bout the sweet golden in this photo?! He is perfectly content in this fireplace vignette… – Beth Haley Design, Nashville, TN

 

Beth Haley Design’s master bedroom below is made a bit more restful as it has a more muted hue.

A restful master with mossy green complimented with a nice rusty red. - Beth Haley Design, Nashville, TN

A restful master – Here mossy green is complimented with a nice rusty red. – Beth Haley Design, Nashville, TN

 

Check out this autumn, mum-gold in this bold and colorful wall-paper… You know that folks must be having a good time in this living room!

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What are some of your favorite bold colors for a space? Do you like to make a colorful statement in your kitchen, living room, or other spaces in your home? If so, we would love to hear from you!

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?

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