Secret Pendant Lighting Techniques to Improve Your  Kitchen

Secret Pendant Lighting Techniques to Improve Your Kitchen

Pendant lighting over islands are our favorite! There are so many fun options and styles to choose from so needless to say - it’s always hard to choose just one! From traditional glass to to industrial, not to mention size, it can be a daunting task. So we’re here today to chat with you about some of our favorite lighting options as well as some tips to think about when selecting and incorporating your designs within your kitchen. We will also share some before and afters of a recent kitchen renovation we did at Construction 2 Style and how we...

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What Your Entryway Says About You

What Your Entryway Says About You

You never get a second chance to make a first impression. Our homes are reflections of ourselves. How you design your entry, naturally says a great deal about you. Did you realize that within your décor style, you are also setting the tone for your guests’ experience, merely by opening your front door? Whether it’s your desire to create an entry that is, playful, intriguing, dramatic, or even classical, it’s your color palette more than any other single element that sets the scene. The colors and color combinations you select, inform your guests on how to feel and how to...

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Pantone Evolution – Infographic

Pantone Evolution – Infographic

Since the turn of the Millennium, Pantone™ has kept a steady finger on the pulse of the global zeitgeist. What do they feel? The steady beat of change - tracking shifting trends across fashion, entertainment, art, film, technology, jewelry, politics and more. Unveiling more than just color, the Pantone Color of the Year has emerged as a force for both reflecting and shaping global consumer culture. Now 17 years and 19 colors later - as 2016 famously awarded the top spot to two colors - we have enough information to put our antennae up and try to detect some patterns. While no single...

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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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