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Family Dining Table Ideas

By |November 3rd, 2017|

Whether for an everyday meal or a festive gathering, the dining room makes the perfect setting for memorable occasions. Use our collection of family dining table ideas to transform your space as the seasons pass, one by one.
Source: A Joyful Journey
Here, a simple white trestle table serves as the ideal canvas for a welcoming medley of greenery, candles, and floral accents that are easy to change with the seasons. Neutral furnishings in different patterns and textures heighten interest, while a pillow-padded bench and café chairs offer ample seating for the ones you love most. It’s very easy to try different dining […]

Mid Century Modern Style

By |June 30th, 2017|

In recent years, Mid Century Modern style has become an increasingly popular style that appeals to a wide audience. Evoking traditional pieces from the 1950’s and 60’s, this trend gives them a more modern spin on classic design. According to many top designers, this is definitely a trend to follow in 2017.  Anna van Dongen of Space Matters says:

“The design styles of the ‘60s and ‘70s will feature strongly in the 2017 interiors. At this year’s Milan furniture exhibition, the designers influence from the colours, shapes and materials of the mid-century era was clearly evident. The retro vibe won’t be restricted to furniture […]

White Shabby Chic

By |April 18th, 2017|

Time worn, cottage-inspired pieces combine with soft textiles, unique lighting, and feminine touches, making White Shabby Chic a personalized, relaxed style that’s easy to make your own. From cozy bedrooms to spa-inspired baths, the emphasis is on an atmosphere of comfort and easygoing elegance.

Photo Source: For Creative Juice
Transforming a bedroom is easy with a few basic pieces that incorporate vintage-inspired flourishes while offering a blend of exceptional materials and easy-care finishes. With white shabby chic, the look is both sophisticated and lived-in; comfortable bedding, natural fabrics, and lots of plump pillows create an inviting atmosphere. Accessories like mirrors, lamps, and […]

Cottage Chic Holiday Home Decorating Tour

By |December 21st, 2016|

Fresh, natural, and beautifully simple: These are just a few ways to describe Kelly Duvall’s holiday home decorating style. We recently joined her for a tour of her Los Gatos, California home, which is lovingly decorated in crisp white, red, and green colors that complement her collection of cottage chic furnishings. When Kelly welcomed us into her home, her longtime love of decorating was immediately evident. Asked what she enjoys most about making her home beautiful, she said that she loves to take a space and change the way it makes people feel about being in it. “To create a […]

Urban Designer Farmhouse

By |November 15th, 2016|

Designer Mish Chadwick recently welcomed us into her home – a remarkable renovated farmhouse located in Los Gatos, California. When she and her family moved to the Silicon Valley area, the hunt for a new dream home began. Soon, Mish found exactly what she was looking for – an old farmhouse and barn with great bones and good floorplans that wouldn’t require much change, both begging for a makeover. “I loved the character of the home and its little unique rooflines, along with the fact that it looks much older than it actually is,” Mish says.

In the main farmhouse, Mish’s unique […]

High Point Market Design Trends for 2017

By |October 31st, 2016|

Just back from the Fall 2016 High Point Market with a report on styles and design trends for 2017. High Point Market is the largest furniture show in America and takes place twice annually in High Point, NC. The Fall market features items that will go on display in the Spring of 2017. Many of the same styles that are popular today, such as Mid Century Modern and Modern Farmhouse, will continue to prevail in 2017, but with more natural materials materials, more sophisticated and neutral color palettes and a hint of glam. Shown below are some of the most notable […]

Modern Farmhouse Decorating

By |October 11th, 2016|

Modern farmhouse decorating mixes modern materials with warm, authentic farmhouse furniture and décor, creating a welcoming respite from everyday cares. Unique, expertly aged pieces lend a relaxing touch, while bronzed and blackened metal decor keep the look crisp and clean. Whether your home is on a country acreage or high atop a skyscraper, you can easily mix and match to create a gorgeous, farmhouse-inspired getaway.

Photo Source: Top Home Decorations
Acrylic dining chairs and a few simple accessories complement an French farmhouse trestle dining table, placing a focus on the rustic wood. Offering just a touch of the faded charm that makes modern farmhouse decorating unique, […]

Coastal Cottage Escape Decorating Ideas

By |July 23rd, 2016|

Coastal cottages are the perfect escape homes – dreamy places where you can get away from everyday life, and where you find a smile on your face the moment you arrive. Coastal escapes are made for relaxing, listening to the gentle sound of the waves, and watching beautiful sunsets wash the horizon from the comfort of a cozy veranda. A popular trend these days is to bring the feel of the beach into everyday life by making your home into a private retreat. Here are some coastal cottage escape decorating ideas that will transform your home, whether it’s on the beach […]

Distressed White French Country

By |July 19th, 2016|

With distressed white French country furnishings, you can easily create a charming hideaway that’s both elegant and relaxing. Unique pieces let you express yourself perfectly while lending your home the timeworn feel of a French country home, yet evoking a fresh, light feel that’s in keeping with your lifestyle.

Photo Source: www.lechateaudesfleurs.com
 With just a few key pieces, a traditional living space becomes a dreamy escape from everyday cares. A distressed white French Country sofa, delicately carved and adorned with plump throw pillows, invites relaxation. A carved mirror complements the sofa rather than matching perfectly, and whimsical touches like plants, antique china, and candelabra-inspired wall sconces […]

Colorful Counter and Bar Stools

By |May 26th, 2016|

A great way to add pizzazz to your kitchen is with colorful counter and bar stools. Belle Escape offers a wide variety of high-quality stools in unique styles including coastal cottage, French country, shabby chic and modern. Most of our counter and bar stools can be ordered in the color or stain of your choice. Whether you like rattan, cane back, bamboo, carved wood or cushioned counter or bar stools, there are plenty of styles to choose from and nearly 30 color options.