Archive | December, 2011

FOR SELLERS: TIPS ON HOLIDAY DECORATING

December 16, 2011

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On the drive home last night I took some time to admire the holiday lights. Most of the homes were tastefully decorated, but there were a few homeowners that went overboard. Holiday decor, or any decor for that matter, is based on personal preference. You really should do what makes you happy unless of course […]

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REAL ESTATE LUXE: 105 KINGSTON MANOR

December 14, 2011

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When I was a child it seemed that my grandfather would take the long way no matter where we were going. Driving through residential neighborhoods was his preference, no matter how rich or how poor. It was usually on Sunday after dinner that we took our informal tours heading home from our favorite restaurant. As I look back I now appreciate the value in […]

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SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT: QUALITY BATH

December 13, 2011

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I’m proud to welcome Quality Bath as one of the newest BLB sponsors! Specializing in kitchen and bathroom fixtures as well as hardware and lighting, Quality Bath touts over 25 years of plumbing experience and has a reputation for stellar customer service. They have the testimonials to prove it. Taking full advantage of the expertise that awaits you at […]

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SUREFIT SLIPCOVERS ARE A GREAT HOLIDAY QUICK FIX

December 12, 2011

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Before I got wind of the amazing pieces that could be found a my local thrift stores, I bought this $40 wingchair from a Craigslist seller. It looks pretty good from afar, but up close tells another story. The previous owner had a cat that apparently used the arm of the chair as a scratching […]

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SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT: STORAGE BEDS DIRECT

December 11, 2011

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BluLabel Bungalow welcomes our newest supporter, Storage Beds Direct! This U.K.-based company has a wide selection of storage solutions for your small space. I can attest firsthand to the functionality of this design because I had one in my first place, a 525 square foot condo in Midtown Atlanta. My bed was very similar to […]

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BEHIND THE SCENES: TABLESETTINGS REDEFINED

December 11, 2011

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The table above was one of the two featured in my latest contribution to Atlanta Tastemaker Magazine [ATM] entitled, “Tablesettings Redefined.” The location was Westside District’s Redefined Home Boutique, a store chocked full of found objects, antiques, and furniture made by local craftsmen, it is truly a curator’s paradise. The owner David D’Ambrosio decorated two tables […]

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COLOR NEWS: PANTONE SELECTS "TANGERINE TANGO" AS THE COLOR FOR 2012

December 9, 2011

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Yesterday Pantone Color Institute, a.k.a. the world’s color authority in fashion and home, crowned “Tangerine Tango” as 2012′s Color of the Year. So what does this mean for us? We can expect to find an abundance of this zesty reddish orange in the upcoming Spring and Fall Fashion Collections as well as in cosmetics, paints, […]

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