10 Podcasts and TED Talks That Every Interior Designer Should Tune Into

10 Podcasts and TED Talks That Every Interior Designer Should Tune Into

Podcasts have reemerged on the media scene after their introduction by MTV personality Adam Curry in 2004, a slight decline in popularity, and then a resurgence over the past few years. In 2019, one third of the population has listened to a podcast in the past month, according to findings by Edison Research and Triton Digital. Editor's Picks for Top 10 Design Podcasts and TED Talks Affordable Interior Design Betsy Helmuth’s podcast Affordable Interior Design which carries the same name as her company, has been on the air for more than four years. It’s a Q&A podcast where she gives...

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Interior Designers vs. Influencers: What Is the Difference?

Interior Designers vs. Influencers: What Is the Difference?

Instagram is a great place for both interior designers and influencers to hang out and there is no shortage of either on this popular, very visual social media channel. But what’s the difference between the two? The answer may depend on whether the word “influencer” is being used in its traditional sense or in its new positioning as part of the digital marketing environment. Traditional Influencers Chelsea Connolly, associate IIDA and WELL AP, is a workplace strategist for SKG Inc. in Austin, Texas. Interior designers, she says, “are professional designers who receive an interior design college education and have experience practicing design.”...

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5 Before-and-After Projects That We’re Loving Right Now

5 Before-and-After Projects That We’re Loving Right Now

Raise your hand if you love a good before-and-after photo! At Bellacor, we love getting tagged in your remodels, new homes, dream kitchens and client projects. We especially love to see how Bellacor products fit into your project — no matter how large or small. Here are some of our favorite projects we've seen lately: 1. Beauty Salon Redesign from @mylittlehumbledwelling BeforeAfter 2. Kitchen Renovation from Verce Design BeforeAfter 3. Bathroom Remodel from The Divine Living Space BeforeAfter 4. Bathroom Transformation from Shelter Residential BeforeAfter Salon Makeover from Morgan Mullen Design BeforeAfter

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How to Choose a Ceiling Fan: Start with the Most Popular Types of Ceiling Fans

How to Choose a Ceiling Fan: Start with the Most Popular Types of Ceiling Fans

When it comes to the ceiling fan you choose for your space, it can be easy to get caught up in the particular design style—modern, industrial, rustic, etc.—regardless of functionality. Style is important, of course, but a ceiling fan’s type and functional features should really take priority. After that, you’ll still have plenty of options to choose from, style-wise. Here are some of the most popular ceiling fan types to keep in mind. Keep reading to learn more about each type. Stem-Mounted Ceiling Fans Ar Ruthiane Brushed Nickel 48-Inch Ceiling Fan A stem-mounted ceiling fan is the most common type...

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Inside Bellacor Headquarters: A Story of How Productivity, Collaboration and Lighting Come Together

Inside Bellacor Headquarters: A Story of How Productivity, Collaboration and Lighting Come Together

Photo: Snow Kreilich Architects It’s something that most of us take for granted despite the fact that it’s an integral part of our daily lives and a critical tool to allow us to do most of the things we do. What is it? Lighting. Designers may be the exception, but most of us don't pay much attention to the lighting elements in our workplaces. And yet, studies have shown that the right lighting choices can boost both mood and productivity.  As Miriam Delacy writes in an article for Commercial Real Estate, “many interior designers agree that light is critical for...

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The Look We’re Loving Lately: Pewter

The Look We’re Loving Lately: Pewter

When it comes to decorating your home, the color palettes you choose make a strong first impression. But whether you’re a fan of dynamic hues or subtle earth tones, there’s something about the timeless beauty of gray that works with anyone’s personal sense of style. Case in point? Pewter. This underrated neutral goes with anything and everything, and we can prove it. We’re taking a look at one of 2019’s biggest color trends and showing how to incorporate pewter throughout each and every room of your home. Gray Areas: How to Decorate with Pewter Love the look of pewter, but...

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Ideas for Decorating With a Black & Gold Decor

Ideas for Decorating With a Black & Gold Decor

The ultra-sophisticated color duo of black and gold has been popular since ancient times. Losing no steam in the modern era, black and gold is easily one of the top color trends of 2018. This fascinating pairing of hues is often used in luxury hotels and in high-end interiors, to the point where it has become virtually synonymous with class. Who really wonders why? Black is a saturated shade that embodies a rich mystique, which seamlessly and effortlessly adds a sense of quiet sophistication. Touches of gold, on the other hand, impart a refined sense of glamour to any interior. No...

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Beyond Outdoor Living: From Indoors-Out to Outside-In

Beyond Outdoor Living: From Indoors-Out to Outside-In

When it comes to your living environment, both indoors and outdoors, there’s no doubt that the notions of style and comfort factor into your design-making decisions. However, there’s another aspect that you should consider factoring in: fluidity. That is to say, you should enjoy all of the benefits that come with creating a seamless transition between your interior and exterior spaces. To do this, it helps to understand the art and craft of bringing indoor design elements outdoors and outdoor design elements indoors. Let’s take a closer look at how you can accomplish this look.

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A Tour of Pendant Lighting by Room

A Tour of Pendant Lighting by Room

Searching for a way to upgrade your home in a flash? A new pendant light may be just the solution. These eye-catching designs brighten up any space while letting you experiment with different styles and unexpected silhouettes. We’re showing off some of our favorite pendant options for every room of the house and helping you choose the perfect luminary for your styling needs.

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Remodel Fever? Your Complete Guide to Bathroom Sinks

Remodel Fever? Your Complete Guide to Bathroom Sinks

Home remodeling projects are incredibly exciting… and equally intimidating. If your bathroom is in serious need of a makeover, then a new bathroom sink is a great (and affordable) place to start. Whether you love clean contemporary lines or artistic expressions, it’s never been easier to give your bathroom an instant upgrade with a sink that steals the show. From luxe vessel bowls to timeless pedestals, there are so many ways to remodel your master and guest baths with form, function, and distinct style – and we’re showing you all your options.

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