What is Modern Minimalist Design?

What is Modern Minimalist Design?

Clean and calming with an honest feel perfectly describes modern minimalist interiors. Comfortable, angular design elements excite the eye while also emitting a sense of simplicity and roominess. (Think Feng Shui!) Other characteristics include an emphasis on natural light, an appreciation for open floor plan design, minimal details, clean lines and edges, and a basic color palette. "Less is more" is the sentiment for modern minimalist design. Interior designers began embracing this simple, open style in the mid-20th century as a contrast to the traditional, ornate furnishings that were popular at the time. In addition to its fabulous eye appeal,...

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How to Identify Your Client’s Style

How to Identify Your Client’s Style

Interior design ideas are generally conceived, and often reside, within the heads of both clients and designers. Getting those ideas aligned is important to meet client needs. But it’s not an easy process. Clients may not be able to clearly articulate what they like. In many cases, they’re indecisive or simply don’t know. Designers then have to come up with both practical and, sometimes, whimsical, ways to give those ideas life. 30-year Veteran Shares Her Process Anne Michaelsen Yahn, is an interior designer with Anne Michaelsen Design, Inc., with more than 30 years of experience. She designs high-end residential homes...

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Our Favorite Home Instagrams of the Week | 5.3.19

Our Favorite Home Instagrams of the Week | 5.3.19

Thanks to the power of social media, our customers are kind enough to virtually invite us into their homes where we get a first-hand look at how they are using products they have purchased from Bellacor to bring their dream home to life. Although we see these products daily, we have yet to see any two people use their Bellacor purchases—whether it’s a lighting fixture, a piece of furniture or home decor—in the same way. Each day, Bellacor is tagged in beautiful photography from designers, bloggers, DIY’ers and customers who have hung an elegant lighting fixture or added a mirror...

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Our Favorite Home Instagrams of the Week | 4.25.19

Our Favorite Home Instagrams of the Week | 4.25.19

Thanks to the power of social media, our customers are kind enough to virtually invite us into their homes where we get a first-hand look at how they are using products they have purchased from Bellacor to bring their dream home to life. Although we see these products daily, we have yet to see any two people use their Bellacor purchases—whether it’s a lighting fixture, a piece of furniture or home decor—in the same way. Each day, Bellacor is tagged in beautiful photography from designers, bloggers, DIY’ers and customers who have hung an elegant lighting fixture or added a mirror...

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Earth Day-Inspired Home Décor Brands for Sustainable Living

Earth Day-Inspired Home Décor Brands for Sustainable Living

Does it ever seem like hardly a day goes by when you don’t hear a report about how a product or material is causing harm to the environment and/or your health? Being conscious of sustainable and healthy living standards and practices is more important now than ever, and home décor brands have a responsibility to ensure that they are creating products that are ethically made and environmentally sustainable. Fortunately, there are a number of such brands that are doing things like using energy-efficient LED lighting options, implementing materials harvested from sustainable resources and recycled goods, and focusing on fair trade...

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Our Favorite Home Instagrams of the Week | 4.12.2019

Our Favorite Home Instagrams of the Week | 4.12.2019

Thanks to the power of social media, our customers are kind enough to virtually invite us into their homes where we get a first-hand look at how they are using products they have purchased from Bellacor to bring their dream home to life. Although we see these products daily, we have yet to see any two people use their Bellacor purchases—whether it’s a lighting fixture, a piece of furniture or home decor—in the same way. Each day, Bellacor is tagged in beautiful photography from designers, bloggers, DIY’ers and customers who have hung an elegant lighting fixture or added a mirror...

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The Story of How a Designer and a Builder Built a Family, a Life and a Business

The Story of How a Designer and a Builder Built a Family, a Life and a Business

At Bellacor, we are fortunate to partner with industry professionals who provide us and our customers with real-life looks at how they bring their clients’ visions to life. We see these products every day—from Bellacor lighting fixtures to home decor and furniture—but we have yet to see two people use their Bellacor purchases in the same way. Today’s designer spotlight is from Jamie and Morgan Molitor, a husband-and-wife team that specializes in a full suite of interior residential remodeling services including design, style and building. Their lifestyle brand construction2style began as a DIY blog back in 2012, but has progressively...

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Our Favorite Home Instagrams of the Week | 4.5.2019

Our Favorite Home Instagrams of the Week | 4.5.2019

Thanks to the power of social media, our customers are kind enough to virtually invite us into their homes where we get a first-hand look at how they are using products they have purchased from Bellacor to bring their dream home to life. Although we see these products daily, we have yet to see any two people use their Bellacor purchases—whether it’s a lighting fixture, a piece of furniture or home decor—in the same way. Each day, Bellacor is tagged in beautiful photography from designers, bloggers, DIY’ers and customers who have hung an elegant lighting fixture or added a mirror...

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8 Home Bar Ideas That’ll Tempt You to Stay Home This Weekend

8 Home Bar Ideas That’ll Tempt You to Stay Home This Weekend

Who needs a night out on the town when you can enjoy the comforts of a home bar instead? At Bellacor, we have everything you need to create your perfect hideaway with our stylish selection of game room and bar furniture. From rustic bar stools and leather recliners to sprawling entertainment centers, we’re serving up our favorite home bar ideas. Bars and Bar Sets Bar carts make it easy to be the hostess with the most-est, and they’re such a chic way to serve your guests. Constructed with plentiful storage space for spirits, glassware, and other entertaining accessories, these designs...

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How to Use Smart Home Devices In Your Home

How to Use Smart Home Devices In Your Home

If the idea of a smart home intimidates you, rest assured that you’re not alone. Technology has come a long way in recent years, but its advancements have led to some pretty incredible tools that can make your life so much simpler. You don’t have to be a tech genius to incorporate these items throughout your home, either. In fact, they’re specifically designed to be user-friendly and accessible regardless of your technological expertise. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite breakthroughs and modern-day essentials to help you find the best smart home devices for your needs. Smart Home Benefits Today’s...

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