Monday, January 30, 2012

Creative Ceiling Details & Giveaway Winner

Whenever I start working on a project I try to think of ways to make a room feel special.  Whether its an interesting piece of furniture or by adding some sort of architectural detail, I want every room to have at least one feature that draws your attention.
I received a lot of positive feedback from the transformation of this room in large part due to adding beams to the ceiling.

Here are some amazing ceiling details!
Salon with Custom Plaster Ceiling traditional living room
This ceiling is incredible!

Salon Ceiling Detail
Den contemporary living room

Living Room contemporary living room

Silver themed bedroom eclectic bedroom

This is such a simple and inexpensive idea.  Moldings with metallic paint or wallpaper. 
Rough Hollow Parade Home 2010 contemporary home office

Seeley Dining Room traditional dining room

Even just adding a contrasting color or wallpaper to your ceiling will add something "special" to your space.

Thank you to those of you who entered..
The Sandbucket Magazine Giveaway!

The Winner is:
Tara who said..
"I would love to win a copy"

Congrats Tara!! Please send me your email address and you will get your free digital copy of this beautiful new magazine!

Friday, January 27, 2012

The Sandbucket Magazine

I wrote about my guest post on The Sandbucket blog here.  The debut issue of this exciting print and digital magazine is this Monday, January 30th!!

I can't wait to get my copy!  I have seen a little snippet of an article by photographer Ashlee Raubach giving her tips on how families can get the most from their family shoots.  I know there are a ton of other great resources, images and DIY articles that I am looking forward to reading.

The Sandbucket Magazine has offered to give one of my readers a free digital print of their Debut issue.  If you are interested in getting a copy just leave a comment and I'll select a winner on Monday January 30th.

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012


Just wanted to check in and let you all know I will get back to posting more frequently, I promise!  I have some exciting new ventures in the works and have had to dedicate my extra time to getting things in order.  

I have made a few small changes to BDG including a new logo...

I love the simplicity of it!  Ashly made a couple of changes to the design and I couldn't be happier.   

I am also scheduling some new projects to get photographed soon.  I can't wait to have some new material to add to my portfolio.  I should have them ready to share in a couple of months.  In the meantime, I'll get better at snapping more photos of my daily design work.

Hope you are all having a great week!!  

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Looking to fashion for inspiration

I'm knee deep in fabrics working on a few new color schemes and I am feeling so inspired by these images from Prada's 2012 Spring/Summer print campaign.  I love the classic tailored lines with playful prints.  I am drawn to the mix of bold patterns and rich jewel tones grounded by the soft blush, blue and green hues.  This is exactly the inspiration I have been looking for.  Thanks Prada!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Kelly Green

I tend to get obsessed with one particular color at a time and my newest obsession is Kelly Green.  I recently added it as an accent color in a client's home and haven't had the chance to really use and abuse it.  I love it mixed with strong hues as well as lighter more muted shades.  

kelly green
love it paired with animal print and navy

Pinned Image


the small green accent tray brings in a lot of color

the green chair becomes a focal point

looks great paired with soft blue

bdg style
This chandelier is stunning in person!

bdg style

Love these lamps!

Can't wait to use more of this color!

Friday, January 13, 2012

Happy Weekend!

WOW! This week has flown by! I am still busy trying to recover from Christmas vacation and have been slow on blog posts, returning phone calls and sorry!  I will get back to you soon!!  I think 2012 is going to be a very busy year!

On a side note, BDG Style is featured today on this great blog...

Check it out!

 I hope you all have a great weekend :)

Thursday, January 5, 2012

DIY Challenge

I found these books today in a design showroom and I instantly loved them until I found out the price.
Then I was thinking that this would be a great DIY until I realized that there is no time in my life for DIY projects.  I can't even manage to DIY dinner....sad but true!

So, I have a DIY challenge.  If any of my creative readers out there feel like giving this a try PLEASE email me the pictures and I'll post them for us all to learn how to do this!

Some thick novels, solid white/off white fabric, a large photo, a little mod podge....presto!  OK, maybe not that easy and I'm sure very time consuming but if I told you the price you might be motivated to try!

Photos taken from an old book or personal photos...

I think the possibilities are endless and maybe someday I'll give it a try!  

Monday, January 2, 2012

Guest Post on The Sandbucket

Happy New Year everyone! 

Today, I am doing a guest post on The Sandbucket where I am giving tips on simple ways to add color to your home decor this coming year.  

If you haven't already discovered The Sandbucket you are in for a real treat.  Sandi, aside from being an amazing photographer and super mom to 6 wonderful kids, started this beautiful magazine filled full of useful tips and information gathered from women everywhere.  The first print and online issue will be out soon.  I know I'm excited to read it! logo

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