Pinterest: Why Designers Love or Loathe It

Pinterest: Why Designers Love or Loathe It

Joe Human, a designer in New York City says he has a love/hate relationship with Pinterest. “It is great for inspiration and finding example images to show to clients for more specific images than you can find on Google,” he says. But, he says, “at the same time it is kind of like HGTV to me. I don’t want clients knowing we use it!” Accordign to Human, his problem with Pinterest as a designer, is that he would like all of his inspiration to come from his own experience, his travels or his own knowledge. “Truth is, though, it comes...

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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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To Renovate or Not to Renovate?

To Renovate or Not to Renovate?

There are several reasons why you would want to remodel your home. One of the better ones is to make sure that you live in a functional house that will provide you and your family with a high-quality home. The other reason, if you are in the market as a seller, is to attract better offers from buyers. New homeowners looking to set up roots are more likely to match your asking price and make an offer faster for a home that seems well maintained. Should You Renovate Your Home for the New Homeowners? Truth be told, there is a...

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How to Make a Rental Feel Like Home

How to Make a Rental Feel Like Home

Americans are renting now more than anytime in the last 50 years, according to an article by Market Watch. When most people think of a rental, they think “temporary” — and that’s true! However, just because your space is temporary doesn’t mean it has to lack personalization. Before you dismiss design changes that have significant impact for your rental, read these tips ⁠— your space doesn't have to be permanent to be personal! Paint the Walls (yes, you can!) I know what you’re thinking — paint is such a hassle! Yes, you’re absolutely right. However, it’s the quickest and most...

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Why You Should Change Your Ceiling Fan Direction

Why You Should Change Your Ceiling Fan Direction

Ceiling fans not only add style and décor inspiration to a room with beautiful new designs, but they are also critical to the air flow in a space. And not just in the summer — when used properly, a ceiling fan will also keep a space warm in the winter. However, if the blades are spinning in the wrong direction, you might not even get the cool breeze you’re expecting. Master the air flow in your home (and efficiently heat or cool your space) with these tips about the direction of your fan. Why is it important to change the...

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5 Tips for Creating a Stunning Feature Wall

5 Tips for Creating a Stunning Feature Wall

Image Source A feature wall — sometimes called an accent wall — is the surface in a room picked to stand out. Its purpose is to be the focal point of the room; the space that draws the eye. Any room can have a feature wall, but they’re usually found in living rooms, dining rooms, and bedrooms. Creating this feature can be as simple as painting one wall a different color than the rest, or as complex as installing a wall full of bookshelves. It can be pricey or relatively inexpensive. There are no hard-and-fast rules when it comes to...

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5 Questions to Ask Your Interior Designer

5 Questions to Ask Your Interior Designer

Everyone deserves a fresh start, and what better way to get one than to give your home a new look? For most, taking on such an endeavor falls between overwhelming to downright impossible. Never fear—that’s what interior designers are for. But before you give them the keys to the ignition and give them a go on your house, you might want to run through a few important questions to make sure they’re the best fit for you. 1. How Much Do You Charge? Before you can begin working with an interior designer, it’s important to understand if they can work...

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What Is Biophilic Design and How Can We Use It To Our Advantage?

What Is Biophilic Design and How Can We Use It To Our Advantage?

Biophilic design, or “the architecture of life,” is “an innovative way of designing the places where we live, work, and learn,” according to biophilicdesign.net. Going beyond the trend of green architecture to reduce environmental impacts, biophilic design is all about connecting people with nature—at home and in workplaces. It’s design intended to make a difference. As this site notes, it’s “hospitals where patients heal faster, schools where children’s test scores are higher, offices where workers are more productive, and communities where people [who] know more of their neighbors and families thrive.” Biophilic design is all about bringing the outdoors in,...

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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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