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Monday
Jan252016

Overdyed Rugs - An "Old" Trend that I Still LOVE

Some people get so bent out of shape over trends in design. I cannot count how many times I've read about chevron being "played out" - there is a reason you still see it everywhere - it is a classic pattern and it's here to stay (Chevron for Life!).

Another trend that I expect will continue to stick around is over-dyed rugs. I've used them in two projects in the past year - one dining room, one living room. And I'm currently coveting one for our own living room.

This is one of my favorite images & has been for quite some time. And is also the reason I want one for myself!

The room has my favorite color scheme as well (and was the colors we used for our wedding in May 2009) - navy and deep pink. 

You can find (usually) smaller sized rugs at an affordable price through websites like Chairish and even Etsy and Ebay.

For the dining room design, I needed a large rug and also one that we didn't have to worry about getting dirty. We went with a reproduction from Overstock and it really looks incredible - more pictures to come, once the new table and chairs are in. And window treatments, wallpaper, storage. 

 

So, trend away! Your floors will thank you.

Tuesday
Aug052014

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 target.com:

 

I then searched by image and found the same exact stool on wayfair.com 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 :)

 

target.com / wayfair.com

 

Friday
Jun132014

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!

Wednesday
Jun042014

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

Monday
Apr282014

"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.

source

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!