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The Look for Less: Upholstered Stools

I was searching for stools for a foyer I'm designing and came across these cute clover shaped stools on


I then searched by image and found the same exact stool on for $50 cheaper!  Typically, you think of Target as having the best prices, but not in this case!  It pays to search around before buying!  And if you don't ebates yet, what are you waiting for??  Sign up here!  I hope this helps someone save a little bit of money :) /



Gilt Group Promotion!

Bien Living Design is currently on promotion at Gilt City Chicago!  We're running summer specials that range from 40% - 50% off.  

If you're thinking of refreshing your space for summer, now is the time to buy!


Tom Brady & Gisele Bundchen's Brentwood Manse

As seen in Architecture Digest, here are a few images from Tom Brady & Gisele Bundchen's LA/Brentwood chateau.  

Their home is surprisingly warm & cozy for being such a large space.  It was designed with eco-conscious materials in mind and I think that adds to the feel of liveability of the space.

It recently sold for $40 million dollars to Dr Dre - so it's too late for us to purchase it.  Too bad! 

All photos by Roger Davies for Architecture Digest


"Oh, what a feelin'! When we're wallpapering the ceiling..."

Sorry about that.  ;)

I came across this image when searching for gold, removeable wallpaper for a current client of mine.  I love this room so much.


While in this case we're using the wallpaper for the walls on either side of a fireplace, I did recently use grasscloth in the tray ceiling of another client.  Will have to get a picture of that soon!


Spring is Here! (right?)

Finally, I feel like I've come out of the deep hibernation that was the winter of 2013/14.  Please let it be here to stay!

I was searching for colors for my mom's front door when I came upon this image and felt like it was breath of fresh spring air.  Bright greens & blues, and classic navy - of which I've long been a fan.

Ah, lovely.