Visit the Bellacor Toy Store for Holiday Gifts

Visit the Bellacor Toy Store for Holiday Gifts

If you've spent any time on Bellacor.com, you know we're a great source for lighting and home furnishings. That's what we do best, and that's what we know you're looking for when you visit. But did you know Bellacor offers a wide variety of toys, dolls and games? Hmm, we wonder when you might be in the market for some of those kinds of things. Yep, just in time for the holiday gifting season, here are 5 top picks from our toy store. KidKraft Fire Station Kids Play Set A lot of kids have a dollhouse, but how many have…

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Women who have made an impact on interior design

Women who have made an impact on interior design

As a woman within the interior design industry, I love being able to look up to strong and leading female designers. Last week I compiled a list of inspiring female interior designers who are currently influencing and making changes to the industry. Now I want to share with you all women who are no longer living. The work done by these women has made a substantial impact on the interior design industry. Without these women, the industry wouldn't be what it is today. 1. Dorothy Draper Those who like a bold style should look to Dorothy Draper's past work for…

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4 inspiring female interior designers in the industry today

4 inspiring female interior designers in the industry today

The interior design industry is full of talented artists, but today I want to highlight the women who are making an impact and raising the bar for other creatives. This list is by no means exhaustive, but I feel these four female interior designers are some of the top in the industry due to the inspiring and beautiful work they create. Charlotte Moss Moss started her business in 1985 and since then has been designing homes, executive suites and lending her talent to retail stores. She is well known for pushing the limits in design and has created a signature…

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Need a plan for the holiday? Consider these three 4th of July entertaining ideas

Need a plan for the holiday? Consider these three 4th of July entertaining ideas

I love the Fourth of July. Unlike other holidays like Christmas or New Year's, Independence Day can be celebrated outdoors where the temperature is warm and the sun is shining. I know many of you already have plans in place, but if you don't, there is still time! These three July Fourth entertaining ideas are fun and easy to put together. Enjoy a small picnic You don't have to throw a large party to enjoy the holiday. Gather your closest friends or have a picnic with just your family. To make the picnic festive, set up blankets, pillows and napkins…

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Biggest Interior Designers of 2014

Biggest Interior Designers of 2014

Like many people interested in interior design, I often browse the Internet for inspiration. One of my favorite things to do is view the portfolios of designers across the globe. It’s fun to look at the contrast of styles and the unique looks of mixing colors, patterns, and elements. As I look through photos, one thing is always obvious: Interior designers are not created equal. There are many that I dream will come into my home and add their spark of ingenuity to my walls — but others, well, I don’t think I would let them in the home of…

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Designer spotlight: Diego Rincon helps clients’ tell their story with design

Designer spotlight: Diego Rincon helps clients’ tell their story with design

If a stranger were to walk into your home, what would that person learn about you based on your interior design? Every home should tell a story, and putting together that story is exactly what interior designer Diego Rincon loves to do best. The designer was recently featured in Rue Magazine, where he shares what influenced him to enter the world of interior design. According to the article, Rincon was inspired to study architecture after admiring his grandparents’ house in Colombia, which his grandfather had designed himself. Clearly, a knack for creating beautiful spaces runs in the family, because after following…

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12 DIY Light Fixtures via Pinterest

12 DIY Light Fixtures via Pinterest

Like most people, I love Pinterest. It makes it so much easier to gather inspiration from pictures and blogs all in one convenient location. There are so many DIY projects that I could have something to do every single day for the rest of my life. When it comes to decorating, I am always on the lookout for affordable projects to add to my home. Light fixtures can be expensive, but you can cut down on the cost by creating your own. Here are 12 light fixture projects you can see floating around the pages of Pinterest; they are a…

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Mood lighting at its finest: Inside the Governors Ball and its impressive lighting display

Mood lighting at its finest: Inside the Governors Ball and its impressive lighting display

On March 2, millions of viewers will tune in to the 86th Academy Awards ceremony, some hoping to see their favorite actor or actress win an award, others mainly interested in the gorgeous ball gowns and handsome tuxes. Unfortunately, however, viewers miss the most captivating part of the night – the Governors Ball. While beautiful people, designer dresses and stunning jewelry make up most of the eye-candy during the awards ceremony, it’s the custom-designed light fixtures that steal the show at the Oscars after party. You’ve been to parties, and maybe even a fancy gala or two, but nothing quite compares…

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Advice from a Designer: How to Solve Accent Lighting Dilemmas

Advice from a Designer: How to Solve Accent Lighting Dilemmas

As an interior design consultant, I am frequently challenged with space planning the ‘occasionally awkward room’. Let’s face it -if it was easy, I’d be out of a job! Placement of windows, flooring, stairs, hallways, doorways, and, something as simple as an electrical outlet, can dictate how a room is laid out. Home dwellers want and need lighting options other than fixed overhead lighting. Accent lighting helps to set different moods in a room. This is achieved by using table lamps and floor lamps, often described as the jewelry of a room. We all know that the magazines retouch the…

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A year in review: looking back on 2013

A year in review: looking back on 2013

Are you ready for the new year? This one sure seems to have flown by! Now that January is only days away, let’s take a moment to look back on this past year before we start looking ahead. 2013 was full of a lot activity! Some of the top stories include were Oamacare, the tragedy of the Boston marathon bombing, Miley Cyrus, Kim Kardashian expecting a baby, and the royal birth of Kate and Prince William, to the newest addition to the iPhone family, and the viral videos of Grumpy cat. The year 2013 featured many new interior design trends…

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