Top 5 Lighting Trends from the 2017 Parade of Homes

Top 5 Lighting Trends from the 2017 Parade of Homes

Every year, different areas of the country host their very own Parade of Homes. This event is an opportunity for attendees to collect ideas and to see what is possible with a remodel or a fresh build. The trends from this springs Parade of Homes include bright kitchens, dark walls and beautiful shiplap accents. What took center stage in this years event was the lighting. With a wide range of styles including everything from industrial to ultra modern, there was something that wowed every taste preference. We spoke with Laura Marrinan, the Twin Cities Parade of Homes Style Spotter along...

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Using Color to Create Mood

Using Color to Create Mood

Bellacor Style Insiders is a prestigious group of professional designers, design enthusiasts and customers that are passionate about interior design. They have been hand picked to provide you with inspiration and delight. This community is all about design, decor, cooking, entertaining, DIY & crafts. These are 100% their stories and ideas. Learn and grow from our very own Style Insiders. Become a part of the community. Comment below & share with your friends and family. Interested in contributing and becoming a Style Insider? Send us a note (wweinert@pr.bellacor.com), we'd love to chat!

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4 Tips on Decorating with Gold

4 Tips on Decorating with Gold

IT'S ALL IN THE MIX If you have a room full of antiques, adding a few contemporary gold pieces of decor or lighting can make it instantly chic. Conversely, adding a gilt mirror with a vintage vibe has the same effect in a modern space. A gold bar cart is an excellent way to decorate an awkward corner of a room. This look is chic, sophisticated and very French. HITTING THE HALLS An entryway or a hallway is the perfect place to use wallpaper with a gold pattern. It’s luxurious, chic and you can go bolder when concentrating on one...

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2017 Bella Awards

2017 Bella Awards

Our version of the Oscars gives ode to spectacular lights, décor and more – and you’re the academy! Just place a vote for your favorite nominee in each of our five categories. Each time you vote, you’ll be entered for a chance to win a Bellacor $500 Shopping Spree! Vote in as many award categories as you want through February 27th. The winning Bella Award products in the five categories, as well as the shopping spree winner will be announced on February 28, 2017. See last year winners.

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The Art of Making Valentine’s Day Sweet (Without the Calories)

The Art of Making Valentine’s Day Sweet (Without the Calories)

There's a new crush in town. And it's better than chocolates and more affordable than roses. Shoot Cupid's arrow at all those you hold dear with a bit of loving, home décor humor. Spread the love by sending them to more than just your traditional sweethearts. Décor lovers, furniture fanatics, moms, dads, daughters and friends alike will adore the sentiment. All that’s needed is a printer, your signature and lotsa love. Print these easy DIY Valentines Day cards to be original with a touch of quaintness. Supply List: Paper, card stock is preferred A printer Scissors Ruler A paper cutter if...

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What’s in that Super Bowl? 2017 Top Gourmet Recipes

What’s in that Super Bowl? 2017 Top Gourmet Recipes

The big game is upon us. All of your friends are coming over to watch Atlanta Falcons and New England Patriots pursue a championship. But what will your guests eat? Alas, we have the answers. These 16 recipes for gourmet dips, snacks or little bites came from some of the best chefs in the game. They're sure to make this "Super Bowl Sunday" a culinary success, even if you're still not exactly sure who is playing.

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Chrome & Crystals in My Dream Home

Chrome & Crystals in My Dream Home

There is nothing that I love more than an amazing chandelier! When I imagined fixtures in our dream home, I wasn't envisioning the standard builder grade letdown that had previously been installed. I won't divulge all the gory details, but trust me - those original fixtures weren't anything to write home to mom about! When I planned updates in my kitchen, the pendant light in our breakfast nook was the first on the list of things to go. Knowing my design style was what I refer to as "Eclectic French Provincial", I wanted my replacement fixture to be showstopper. I didn't...

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Finding Nature: Using Greenery As A Neutral Color

Finding Nature: Using Greenery As A Neutral Color

As you look into the future, you may think of works like hope, dream, grow, fresh or new. For Pantone, their hopes and projections for the year ahead are embodied by their pick for the color of the year. Greenery as 2017's choice is a bright and refreshing color straight from nature. As interior designer Madeline Fraser states, "Humans need greenery, vegetation, and outdoor life; it’s nice that we are now bringing this indoors. It’s great that the Pantone color of the year, Greenery, is bringing this trend to life even further." Pantone describes their pick as "a fresh and...

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2017 Free Printable Calendar

2017 Free Printable Calendar

The beginning of the year brings opportunity for new growth and a fresh out-look. It is a time to set goals and to realize the things you never thought were possible.  Of course, writing down those goals will aid in getting you closer to accomplishing them. Author Henriette Anne Klauser says it best, "Writing separates the dream from the fear." Writing is powerful! Here is a tool that will help you overcome your fear and make your dreams come true. Write out your own personal goals in the floral center of each month to inspire yourself month-in and month-out with the use...

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Insight from The Blonde Abroad’s Professional Organizer

Insight from The Blonde Abroad’s Professional Organizer

We met Jen Robin,  a professional organizer from Life In General, summer of 2016. She was working with international traveler extraordinaire, The Blonde Abroad who just happened to select some beautiful wallpaper from York. After getting wind of the project, we asked for her perspective of the project - to talk us through the process from beginning to end, to see how a professional organizer takes on a project and to see how she integrated the tropical wallpaper.  Here is Jen's story... Kiersten and I had met through mutual friends awhile back and when the situation arose that she wanted to re-do...

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