how much is too much…
calculating the right amount of paint

Planning a little freshening up for the new year? Painting is always a quick, easy way to get a fresh new look for little effort and cost. Getting the right amount of paint seems simple—how big is the area you’re painting, and how much can the paint cover? But ask anyone who has ever painted and they’ll tell you stories of trying to get the exact same color matched because they ran out, or of having gallons of paint left over. Continue reading

cyber monday…
get 50% off select glassware…
and three ways to decorate

It’s Cyber Monday, the online equivalent of Black Friday, and the shopping deals are pretty amazing! Bambeco is offering 30% off everything, site wide. That’s 30% off all the stylish, sustainable home décor on the entire site. But… here’s the cool thing. There’s also a special 50% off of some of the coolest glassware you’ll ever see. We’ve told the story of these pieces. They started out as old soda bottles, but in the hands of skilled artisans, have become gorgeous, and green, glassware that you can pick up right now for 50% off. Go ahead, take a look. We love this stuff!

OK, now that you’ve seen these stunning pieces, let’s talk table. There’s no doubt about it, these pieces are not your typical glassware. These sparkle with vibrant colors. They’re bold, bright, and not at all timid. What do you do with pieces like these?

Let them shine! Here’s how! Continue reading

take a step into style…
jazzing up your stairs

 

If you look at your staircase as simply a method of getting from one floor to another, it might be time to take a second look. We spend so much time and effort designing and decorating the rest of our homes, but the staircase is often overlooked. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Whether you’ve got a narrow, confined stairwell, or a big, bright and open one, there are some simple ways to add color and visual interest and transform them into more than a simple stairway to somewhere. Continue reading

all new heights…
decorating for a high ceiling

We’ve talked about dealing with low ceilings and sloping ceilings, but what if you design dilemma is exactly the opposite? Those lofty ceilings may be fabulous, but they can require a bit of special attention to keep the space from feeling cavernous. How can you maintain all the drama and still have a cozy, welcoming room? The secret is in using scale and structure; here’s how. Continue reading

front door drama…
making an entrance!

front door

Got an entryway or foyer that could use a little lift? It doesn’t matter whether your entry is a tiny landing or a gracious hall; it doesn’t matter whether you call it the foyer, entryway, vestibule, front hall, entrance, anteroom, or just that space by the front door. It’s a hardworking multi-tasker that serves as a place to greet guests, be welcomed home, or prepare to leave. It gives guests a first glimpse of our style and serves as a landing zone for coats, keys, and more. It’s a busy space, so why not give it a fresh new face? We’ve got some key tips to adding sustainable style and color to your entryway. Continue reading