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Get The Look - Designer Worthy Items for Glamourous, Sophisticated, and Classic Looks

Design & Decor | PUBLISHED 05.25.22 | Tam Tran
 | BRG

Today we’re sharing interior designer worthy items currently available in online auctions to help you get the look effortlessly.

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Victorian House Styles: An Era of Unique Design

Design & Decor | PUBLISHED 01.28.22 | Alison Bentley (Guest Blogger)
 | BRG

Picture a dollhouse – a colorful exterior, several stories high, gabled roof, highly decorative details, maybe even a tower – and you’ve just envisioned a Victorian style home. From their iconic exteriors, to their opulent interiors fit for a queen, Victorian houses are a unique home style that stands out from the rest. Whether you’re looking to buy your first home in Chicago, IL or are fascinated by the popular house styles across the US, a Victorian home should be on your list of must-sees.

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Decking Out Your Mantle With Antique Elements

Design & Decor | PUBLISHED 11.23.21 | Michelle Whitener
A portrait of George Washington surrounded by eclectic holiday design elements creates a historic holiday mantle-scape. | BRG

Designer and lifestyle blogger, Michelle Whitener, guest blogs for BRG as she shares her easy-to-follow styling tips to create a sophisticated and collected historic holiday mantle with a mix of modern touches.

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How Can You “Remote It” in Style? Follow these must-have decorating tips for your home office

Design & Decor | PUBLISHED 09.20.21 | Courtney Tannler
 | BRG

Telecommuting and working from home is not new, but it has become a mainstay for many office employees and professionals. Despite shortages in the supply chain for new office furniture, secondary markets (such as estate sales and online auctions) are an excellent source for versatile, eclectic, and fun home office furniture and decor options. But where do you start? Check out these essential tips for "remoting it" in style.

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How to Design an Elegant Outdoor BBQ

Design & Decor | PUBLISHED 06.03.21 | Lily Coulson
An elegant BBQ | BRG

There's nothing quite like dining al fresco, and with your BBQ area set up, you'll be able to do so whenever the weather permits. Here are some design tips to aid you in this project.

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Designed & Handcrafted: The Incredible Estate of Thomas ("Tom") William Astle

Design & Decor | PUBLISHED 05.20.21 | Jennifer Ventresca
Large Copper Sculpture as room divider by Thomas W. Astle creates a backdrop for their living room's seating area. | BRG

We L-O-V-E time capsule estates especially when the estate is a true MCM marvel designed and filled with objects designed and handcrafted by those same owners. We hope you enjoy this one of a kind insight about the people behind and amazing collection.

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Be Inspired by the Historic Le Cirque to Add Elements of Whimsy & Bold Design

Design & Decor | PUBLISHED 04.20.21 | Jennifer Ventresca
Interior designer, Kati Curtis, shares her tips and designs that were inspired by Le Cirque | BRG

Thousands of celebrity chefs, a-listers, glitterati, and foodies have stood in the iconic NYC eatery, Le Cirque, from the time restauranteur Sirio Maccioni first introduced the establishment through its various moves throughout the city. Inspired by Le Cirques' over-the-top decor, one interior designer shares some tips on how you can introduce elements of bold color and whimsy into your home. Read more...

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Five Tips for Creating Your Ideal Farmhouse Kitchen Style

Design & Decor | PUBLISHED 12.05.20 | Jennifer Ventresca
 | BRG

What transforms a lovely farmhouse kitchen into an ideal farmhouse kitchen? It’s the warmth and uniqueness of decorative arts and accessories. The best way to add your own personal touch to a farmhouse kitchen, in a word, is curation. Check out these curation tips to create your own ideal farmhouse kitchen style....

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Singing the Blues: Rethinking Your Color Scheme

Design & Decor | PUBLISHED 12.10.19 | Jennifer Ventresca
 | BRG

Anyone who knows me, knows that I am a blue girl. If I'm out shopping, I immediately gravitate towards all things blue (patterned, printed, solid). My children roll their eyes anytime I stop to look at something blue, with a quick roll of their eyes and an under-the-breath utterance of "of course you'd stop for that!" I wasn't always open about being a blue girl....

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Armoire Amoré: a Creative Storage Solution

Design & Decor | PUBLISHED 08.06.19 | Jennifer Ventresca
Not the tv storage of the 80s and 90s.  | BRG

Who says practical storage can't be a beautiful design element in your home? Anyone who has travelled abroad can attest that lack of closet space ensures the abundant use of armoires. Learn how you can integrate this pretty and useful storage option into your home.

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