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Spring 2013 Centerpieces and Table Settings New Ideas

These beautiful Easter-inspired centerpieces and table settings are perfect for any spring get-together. Mix-and-match our creative ideas for your Easter table or use them as inspiration to create your own display.

Perfect Bedroom Decorating Ideas for Winter 2014

From an icy blue and white color palette to touches of silver and rich, menswear-inspired fabrics, see how a lackluster bedroom gets a winter-inspired makeover full of the season’s hottest trends.

By : Brian Patrick Flynn.

To put a ho-hum Los Angeles guest bedroom to good use for winter guests, this 12×14 room’s design was inspired by winter itself. From the icy blue and white stripes of the hardwood floors to the white birch bark wall covering, the room is wrapped floor to ceiling with touches of winter. Get ideas to turn your guest room (or master suite!) into a warm and trend filled haven.
Trendy menswear fabrics, metallics and nature inspired details come together effortlessly in this space. A playful mix of finishes, patterns and textures starts with the bedding ensemble, then makes its way throughout the entire room.
Old knit sweaters and men’s flannel shirts that have been retired from your wardrobe can be given new life again as throw pillows. This trio of repurposed apparel includes a cable-knit sweater as well as a pinstriped button-up and a woodsy plaid flannel.
Similar to layering jackets with sweaters during the cold winter months, textiles cozy up this winter inspired bedroom. Ensure guests stay warm by leaving them extra-warm covers at the foot of the bed, like this off-white cable-knit blanket and cashmere plaid throw.
Rustic accents are often used to add winter warmth to interiors, but rustic doesn’t just mean stone fireplaces, thick wooden beams or aged pine. Here, an old, country style cabinet door is repurposed into a serving tray with basic door pulls as handles. Greet guests with winter treats and hot chocolate during their stay.
Organic wall coverings are an excellent way to bring natural textures and colors into a room. In this bedroom, white birch tree bark adds instant winter flair. To fully envelope the room in this texture, it was installed on the walls, doors and the ceiling.
A collection of framed artwork and photography is simply leaned against the wall above the entry’s console table. A small table lamp made of mercury glass helps reflect the light it emits once switched on at night.
Often used in glamorous interiors, mirrored nightstands are an excellent way to add storage space, usable surface area and reflection into a room. During the day, any available natural light is bounced around once it hits the nightstands. At night, artificial light is reflected, which results in a sexy, warm atmosphere. One downside: Fingerprints tend to quickly take over the top and front surfaces. To keep mirrored nightstands clean, consider keeping glass wipes inside the drawer.
Vintage accents are an excellent way to add one of a kind detail to any space. To use vintage in a winter-inspired manner, consider mirrored table lamps from the 1970s. While the metallic silver surface offers a wintry touch, it also adds a fun, disco-era vibe. Or create your own metallic lamp by adding a chrome shade to a basic base. In addition to adding a cool accent to the space, the reflective surfaces help bounce light around the room.
While lying in bed, the entire winter-inspired bedroom envelops its overnight guests with subtle textures and a tight palette of coordinating colors. An old dresser picked up at a flea market for $100 was given a wintry update with a glossy sprayed finish. When choosing the proper blue for the space, a washed-out blue-gray was ideal since it added a wintry look without overpowering the room.
For extra clothing storage, the updated dresser was assigned to a long wall just 2 feet away from the bed. Its 12 drawers offer ample space for sweaters, scarves and holiday garb. A wedding image printed on canvas as well as a collection of bright white accessories create an elegant focal point for the room’s far wall.
Texture is a non-literal way to bring touches of winter into your space. The look and feel of a cable-knit sweater is evocative of a winter wardrobe. To use this texture in an unexpected manner, consider ceramic or plaster vessels featuring the cable-knit pattern. You can even make your own vessels by cutting old sweaters to size and adhering them directly to glass or ceramic vases with spray adhesive or starch.
Fabric isn’t just for window treatments and upholstery. Give your hardback books a designer update by wrapping them with medium-thickness fabrics featuring a wintry palette and a mixture of different patterns. To keep the fabric stretched taut, secure it to the inside cover using double-sided tape.
Seasonal trees aren’t restricted to holiday use. Give your bedroom a graphic winter vibe with a metal candle tree that will light up the space on long, cold nights. It’s best to keep candle trees at least one foot away from walls, window treatments and upholstery.

Havertys Contemporary Living Room Design Ideas 2012

Mix and match these pieces in over 30 fabrics to design your custom look. Styled with rolled arms and high wooden legs in a merlot finish. Fully padded inside and outside backs and arms

Comfort is key to this collection. Down–blend toss pillows invite you to relax. Reversible seat cushions and back cushions are perfectly plush with 1.8–density foam wrapped in down–blend. Accent chair cushions are wrapped in polyester fiber. No–sag springs support the seating area of each piece except the ottoman, which has webbing. The engineered wood frames are padded on the arms and backs. Wood legs in merlot finish.

Part of our SIGNATURE SEATING program, our Erin collection features customizable pieces in a simple, sophisticated style. Choose track, rolled or English arms. Pick from a skirted or banded base and turned or tapered legs. The finishing touch to each one of your signature pieces will be your choice of over 150 upholstery and accent pillow fabrics in an array of colors, textures and patterns. Sink into loose back and seat cushions with down–blend cushioning. Seat cushions are supported by a patented Comfort Flex spring unit for stability and strength.

Once you experience the buttery soft velvet microfiber of this collection, you’ll never want to get up. Matching toss pillows made with feather and down will entice you to stay a little longer. The optional polished nickel nailhead trim adds a bit of glam to the tailored look. Sitting on no–sag springs, the reversible seat and back cushions are made with 1.8–density foam wrapped in polyester fiber. Fully padded arms and back. Tapered legs in a merlot finish accentuate the clean look. Hardwood and engineered wood frames are reinforced with dowels and corner blocks for a sturdy build.

This collection is an eco–friendly oasis. Each piece has a natural sophistication created by wood frames with woven banana leaf elements. Feather–filled accent pillows deliver a refreshing contrast to the chenille fabric. Reversible 1.8–density foam seat cushions and back cushions are made with soy–based material and wrapped in a plush foam cap. A patented independent spring seating system on the sofa, loveseat and matching chair isolates the movement on each seat, for a personalized level of comfort.

Eye–catching silhouettes and a sundrenched palette define this collection. A hint to the classic wingback, the sofa and matching chair suggest vintage–chic style wrapped in beige linen. An oversized bench and swivel chair infuse mid–century modern flair. Down–blend accent pillows brighten the space with mango and tangerine hints, stripes and an organic impression from a linen, postage stamp design. Bask in the loose back and seat cushions wrapped in down–blend. No–sag springs offer support for each seat while the ottoman features webbing. Banded bases expose block feet in a brandy finish.

Relax with an eco–friendly design that embodies the essence of livable style. Wrapped in sumptuous Sunbrella fabric that’s easy to clean, even after the messiest spills, the silhouettes are softened by feather–filled accent pillows. Reversible 1.8–density foam cushions are made with soy–based material and wrapped in a plush foam cap. The sofa, loveseat and matching chair have a patented independent spring seating system for a personalized level of comfort. Accent chair has no–sag springs. Ottomans have webbing. Kiln–dried hardwood with laminate supports gives the frames a sturdy build.

Have a look as refreshing as a cool summer breeze. Wood trim with relaxed angles, turned feet and down–blend accent pillows set a casual tone. A multi–step distressed white finish gives this group the appearance of many years of cherished use. Loose cushions feature 1.8–density foam wrapped in polyurethane and are supported by no–sag springs

Savor this fresh look of sophistication. Fresh accents add a bold contrast to tailored stripes trimmed with nailhead. Tapered legs in a wenge finish update this classic look. Settle back in the deep, reversible cushions covered in the softest cotton. Supported by no–sag springs, the seat cushions have Marshall–spring units surrounded by 1.8–density foam and polyurethane. Accent pillows have down–blend. Kiln–dried hardwood frames are padded on the arms and backs

Bret Ritter’s Design Portfolio From HGTV Design Star season six 2011

Bret Ritter from “Design Star 2011” is one of the contestants in Season 6 of the interior design reality competition series on HGTV. He loves to create mid-century spaces that include eco-conscious building materials. He is a 30-year-old construction project manager from Brooklyn, New York.

Growing up in a military family, Bret Ritter (“Design Star 6”) spent his childhood moving to different countries around the world, including India, Germany, Panama and Japan. He soon discovered a love for design because with each move he learned how to make every new space his own. Bret, who holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Art Center Design College in Tucson, Arizona, is a project manager for an eco-conscious construction company in New York City. Bret says he loves mid-century design that includes environmentally friendly, energy-efficient building materials. Although he describes himself as nice guy, he has been known “to get very intense when he works.”

Modern Tile Bathroom

This tiled bathroom has touches of both classic and modern, with a timeless tile shower enclosure and stained cabinetry with modern fixtures.

Modern Kitchen Installation

Modern cabinetry, recessed lighting and stainless steel appliances give this kitchen a whole new look.

2014 Casual Bedrooms Decorating Ideas

There’s something about timeless white furniture that makes us all fall in love, Whether you’re crazy about a tranquil beachy atmosphere or simply looking to brighten up your bedroom, this collection’s crisp white finish and casual flair possess all the sophisticated charm you need just look at the plank style, sleigh headboard and nickel accented hardware.

You’ll love these ideas to try in 2014! I hope you find these ideas useful and inspiring to you …. Enjoy it !!!!

Simply Vintage : From the headboard to the custom upholstered chair to the foot of the bed trunk, this bedroom is dripping with vintage appeal. The pretty floral bed linens add feminine flair, which is echoed by the glitzy chandelier and bedside sconces.
Open Spaces : The white painted walls and ceiling emphasize the height of this sunny bedroom. The four poster and window treatments also draw the eye upward, while a stenciled floor treatment adds subtle interest underfoot.
Electric Dreams : In this bedroom, a look at me color scheme of lime green and robin’s egg blue conveys youthful energy. An eclectic mix of furnishings such as the wicker nightstand and trio of bird prints above the headboard creates a relaxed and casual vibe.
The Perfect Accents : Pretty blue draperies frame the windows and add color to this white bedroom. The white-painted floor and the textured bed linens ensure the neutral color scheme looks anything but one note.
White On : The white walls look anything but dull in this bedroom, where strips of paneling add texture and dimension to the neutral scheme. The bed frame and nightstand are also painted white, but the pastel blue bed linens and nightstand accessories provide a hint of color.
What a Pair : A pair of modern style iron beds create a unique juxtaposition to the more rustic, country elements in this shared bedroom. The woven area rug under the beds helps the room feel grounded and adds texture underfoot. The wicker benches at the foot of each bed make a nod to the home’s breezy location.
A Beautiful Nest : Aqua walls create a striking style statement in this bedroom. Caramel color accents throughout the space prevent the bold color from looking childlike. Vintage inspired furnishings, such as the weathered bed frame, lend a unique juxtaposition to the trendy geometric-pattern bedding and accessories.
Farmhouse Affinity : Subtle texture on the walls and a matelasse coverlet in this master bedroom make a soft backdrop for bright motifs in an original oil painting and a floral cotton duvet cover. A weathered bench at the foot of the bed is a great catchall.
Fly Away Home : Barely there gray walls emphasize the soaring height of this bedroom’s vaulted ceiling. A wood plank ceiling treatment and a solitary ceiling beam made of reclaimed wood also draw the eye upward. The large painting above the bed connects the ceiling to the rest of the room for a more grounded look. Solid gray bedding keeps with the understated, mellow vibe of the room, while striped pillows and burlap bolsters and an orange paisley-print throw dress up the bed.
Dreamy Whites : With a nearly all-white palette, this bedroom is a breath of fresh air. Creamy white walls and draperies keep the space feeling warm. Accents of cool gray and blue add contrast without interrupting the fresh look.
Seaside Chic : A master bedroom evokes a casual feel with a four-poster bed that anchors the room. The iron bed frame is softened with gauzy tab-top curtain panels to add a soft, romantic vibe. Layers of comfy bedding create a nice spot to relax with a book. White wainscoting completes the cottage look.