Home office options: Choosing the right desk chair

Home office options: Choosing the right desk chair

The home office was once a “nice-to-have” feature – today, it’s almost a requirement. As work schedules have evolved to include flextime and work-from-home benefits, it’s necessary to have a place where you can close the door, focus and get the job done. But having the space isn’t the only key – a functional office set-up is equally essential. One of the key elements of that is a office chair. Here are some important considerations that any home office worker should make when picking out this all-important décor element. What’s your floor like? You’ll need to base your shopping search…

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A Spotlight on Energy Efficiency in the Bathroom

A Spotlight on Energy Efficiency in the Bathroom

Bathroom lighting can be tricky. We spend a rather significant amount of time in this often-forgotten part of the house, and yet its design doesn’t possess the elegant grandeur or thoughtful comfort of the dining or living rooms. Bathroom lighting needs to be bright enough to catch blemishes, flattering enough that it won’t prevent you from leaving the house, and soft enough to evoke relaxation during bath time. Plus, fixtures have to be approved for damp environments. You may never use the den or grand dining room, but a day doesn’t go by when you don’t use the bathroom (if…

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Décor in seconds: Peel and stick decals change the mood of a room in no time

Décor in seconds: Peel and stick decals change the mood of a room in no time

Patience is a virtue, but who hasn’t had a moment when they’ve looked at a room and thought “I want this to change … now!” That impulse can lead to some projects that are better in theory than in practice, and leave you mired in a ton of work. But, next time you feel hurried and harried to makeover a space, consider how decals can change the character of a room – and let you do it over and over again with minimal effort. Parents in particular know that kids’ tastes change and evolve, sometimes in the blink of an…

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Meet Humphrey: Fresh design in a classic shape

Recently featured in the July/August issue of Elle Décor magazine, Hudson Valley Lighting’s Humphrey collection brings an air of warmth and distinction to any interior. For nearly 30 years, under the vision and guidance of its founder, David Littman, Hudson Valley Lighting has been using high-grade materials and superior manufacturing techniques like heavy casting and hand-rubbed finishes to produce exquisitely crafted, heirloom-quality pieces. As their name implies, the design studio is headquartered in New York’s beautiful Hudson River Valley, where they find endless sources of creative inspiration – from the glamour of nearby Manhattan to the architectural legacy of Colonial…

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Entertainment storage for dorms and living rooms

Entertainment storage for dorms and living rooms

Multipurpose rooms such as a college dorms or home living rooms require media storage that organizes with style. Find the perfect solution to your storage needs and give order to a room in disarray. College dorm rooms If you’re a college freshman, dorm room is the space where you will watch movies, study for tests, hang out with friends and try to get a good night’s sleep. For a room that serves so many purposes, it can often be frustrating when there is so little space. Entertainment storage is one way to keep your room from being cluttered and you…

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How décor can help make the first year of college successful

How décor can help make the first year of college successful

College is filled with new experiences. As a first year student, you will meet new friends, take on new responsibilities and move into a new space. It’s an exciting time, but it can also be an overwhelming time. A stress-free living environment will help other tasks seem more manageable. Dorm rooms often have limited space and can become cramped from too much clutter. Give your room personality and structure with the necessary items to make your first year a success. Storage Keep your dorm room neat and organized using a variety of storage solutions. With shower totes, freestanding or hanging…

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GIVING BACK TO THE COMMUNITY — BELLACOR’S DONATION TO HELP FAMILIES LIVE BETTER

GIVING BACK TO THE COMMUNITY — BELLACOR’S DONATION TO HELP FAMILIES LIVE BETTER

Giving back to the local community helps others to live a better life. Bellacor is especially proud of its community involvement programs.  In collaboration with the local non-profit charity organization Bridging, Bellacor has played a critical role in helping improve the lives of many by providing furniture and household goods to families and individuals transitioning out of homelessness and poverty. Bellacor also has partnered with the local chapter of Restore, part of Habitat for Humanities to build and repair houses using donations.  The houses are then allowed to be purchased through no-profit, no-interest mortgage loans. Tim Preiner, Warehouse Supervisor of Bellacor,…

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Desktop décor: Elevate your workspace style

Desktop décor: Elevate your workspace style

Ditch the yellow legal pads, toss the clunky plastic accessories – there’s a style revolution coming to a desk near you. Work will always be work, but doing the tasks you need to do can be more enjoyable – and more productive – if you have an inspiring place to get it all done. With a few simple décor changes, you can elevate a basic desk to a workspace that wows. Follow these desk décor tips to get started: * Light it up. Lighting is incredibly important to your ability to work well. Too little light causes eyestrain and fatigue,…

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“Industrial Chic” Design Trend

“Industrial Chic” Design Trend

By Brian Lintner for Bellacor.com One of the latest trends in interior design is the shift towards a transitional “Industrial Chic” look. With the “Industrial Chic” trend, iconic modern silhouettes are juxtaposed with the dry, scraped and weathered finishes popularized by the “La Maison” traditional trend, producing what could be called “Shabby Modern”.  Finding its roots in the “La Maison” trend, which uses traditional elements in weathered finishes and incorporates pieces of exaggerated scale, “Industrial Chic” incorporates many of the same finishes as those seen in the French inspired design, which is a long-standing trend in Europe and now made…

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Kids rooms: Décor that transitions as they grow

Kids rooms: Décor that transitions as they grow

When it comes to decorating children’s spaces, it’s easy to go all out with vibrant hues and fun themes. The problem is, kids don’t stay kids forever, and if you commit to something that doesn’t transition as they mature, a lot of redecorating (and the associated cost) is in your future. Here are a few top tips to keep in mind to create a beautiful children’s space that also transitions with time: 1. Select a classic color palette Classic colors aren’t necessarily bland colors. Some of the top color pairings for kids include gray and yellow, pink and green, pink…

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