Written on March 4, 2013 at 9:00 am , by Michael Wurm, Jr.
I’m sure you’ve seen them. Those odd large, cushioned balls, oftentimes knitted or quilted, sitting on someone’s living room or bedroom floor. Whether in your favorite decorating magazine, home decor store / catalog, or your best friend’s home, poufs are popping up everywhere. I’m actually a huge fan of them myself. I have an adorable gold one in my living room. Not only does it make the perfect foot rest, but it doubles as extra seating and a handy place to pile up my favorite magazines.
In addition to being multifunctional, poufs can offer a great stylistic element to any space. While you can certainly go neutral, most of the poufs that I’ve seen come in fun patterns and textures. It’s a great, easy, and inexpensive way to add a really bold and unique element to your space. So whether you go round or square, check out some of my favorite poufs below.
Let us know below if you’ve joined the pouf bandwagon and how you are using them in your home.
Michael Wurm, Jr. – Inspired by Charm
Written on March 2, 2013 at 2:09 pm , by Joni Lay
Have you seen the trailer for the new Lone Ranger movie coming out this summer? I’m pretty excited – cowboys and Johnny Depp as Tonto? Sounds perfect. My sister is also expecting and if she has a boy, she wants to do a cowboy inspired nursery. With that on my mind, here is some Lone Ranger inspiration for a little cowboy haven. I love the paint on the dresser – what a great way to dress up a vintage piece! The Hudson Bay blanket covering on the chair is also great inspiration for reupholstering a vintage chair.
(1) Lantern Pendant Light; (2) Vintage Lone Ranger Record Set; (3) Vintage Lone Ranger Book; (4) Buffalo Stamp Print; (5) Antler Mount; (6) Lone Ranger Star; (7) Wild Horses; (8) Cowboy; (9) Range Photo; (10) Lone Ranger Poster; (11) Arrow Pillows; (12) Walnut Crib; (13) Pursuit of Happiness; (14) Triangle Dresser; (15) The Round Up Poster; (16) Hudson Bay Chair; (17) Kasbah Rug; (18) Vintage Play Holster; (19) Bronco Fury Poster; (20) Triangle Curtain Panels
Hope you enjoy! ~Joni, Lay Baby Lay
Written on March 1, 2013 at 8:30 am , by Style Spotter Editor
Hi everyone, Alicia Chilton here. I’m the Senior Associate Home Editor for BHG.com and I love color, as do my co-workers. Color is definitely a favorite topic of conversation around the office, so we asked some of our favorite designers to create fresh new color palettes and offer ideas on how to get the look at home. We were absolutely blown away by their creativity and are excited to share the palettes with you!
Click here to see the full collection! Below is more informaiton on the inspiration and designer of the new palettes pictured above:
- Blend of Blues Designer: Jessica Brende
- Cozy Getaway Designer Sara Gilbane Sullivan
- Dawn’s Sky Designer: Elaine Griffin
- Moon Over Marrakech Designers: Jason Oliver Nixon & John Loecke, Madcap Cottage
- Peaceful Grace Designer: Phoebe Howard
- Rethinking White Designer: Khristian A. Howell
- Posh, Pretty, Peppy Designer: Janet Lee
- Winter’s Reprieve Designer: Lauren McGrath
- Softly Modern Designer: Amanda Malson
Each of the palettes includes fabric and paint picks, plus plenty of tips on how to pull the look together and editor product picks from Shop BHG. Browse the palettes and get color-inspired. Plus, check out a few behind-the-scenes shots from the palette photo shoot!
Above, left: Plenty of props were on hand for photographing the palettes, including pretty fabric and swatches! Above, right: One of the color palettes on the photographer’s table, all framed up and ready for its photo op.
What colors and textures have you added to your home? If you’re looking to redecorate, we hope you’ll be inspired by our new Designer Color Palettes this spring.
-Alicia Chilton, Senior Associate Home Editor – BHG.com