Monthly Archives: December 2013

bluGloss Bestie Awards

As we close out 2013, the bluGloss Design Team looked back on the sources that gave us design, fashion, or just generic inspiration.

There is so much content out there; it can be tricky to clear through it all and find what continually keeps you coming back for more.

Here's a sampling of what keeps our attention. Take a spin through the blogs below, and see what you think.

Still going strong, Ronda Rice Carman's All The Best is a lifestyle blog that never disappoints:

Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner

Just in time to prolong the gift-receiving high, bluGloss is ecstatic to announce the winners of the 12 Days of Christmas bluGloss giveaway!

What did these 5 people do to win these fabulous prizes? They took all 3 of these steps (and took some of these steps repeatedly):

1.  “Liked” the bluGloss Facebook page and a Facebook post.

2.  Registered at

12 Days of Christmas, Day 12 – Giving Back

In the spirit of the season, we are dedicating this blog post to helping those less fortunate by sharing some of our favorite philanthropic organizations. We hope you’re moved to do what feels right to help these (or other!) similarly-minded groups.

“There is nothing more important than a good, safe, secure home.” - Rosalynn Carter

The 12 Days of Christmas, Day 10 - The Ghost of Christmas Future

The future (or for some of you cool cats, the present) is Modern Retro. This look is typified by clean lines, minimal curves and materials like metal, plastic, lucite. In a Modern Retro home, clutter-free spaces showcase a few, exquisite pieces. Modern Retro is no-fuss on steroids.

The 12 Days of Christmas, Day 9 - The Ghost of Christmas Present

Good news, bluGlossers. In this Ghost of Christmas Present post, we're making sure you're in the know TODAY about what's coming down the pipeline.  

The heralded global authority on color (or "colour" if you're fancy), Pantone, recently picked Radiant Orchid as the 2014 colour of the year. 2014 will see this purple with pink and fuchsia undertones take the worlds of fashion and interior design by storm. 

The 12 Days of Christmas, Day 8 - The Ghost of Christmas Past

The first of three looks that will be visiting you: vintage (and vintage-esque) is a timeless look that can be both sophisticated and rustic. Adding vintage elements to a space helps creates both warmth and points of interest.

Consider, for example, how rich this set of vintage trunks would look in a room. Or, see for yourself here.

The 12 Days of Christmas – Day 7, The Entertainer

Cue the old ragtime piano piece; this season is all about parties. Afraid to take on the task of throwing a holiday fete? Fear no more, bluGloss is here to make you the hostess with the mostess.

Give them a warm holiday welcome at the door:

The 12 Days of Christmas, Day 6 – Visions of Sugar Plums Danced in Their Heads

Still haven't crossed all those good girls and boys off your Christmas list? Don't worry - we've got you covered. Following are our favorite gifts for the under 10 set, all sure to result in spontaneous hugging.

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PlanToys Wooden Parking Garage Toy - Nordstrom

The 12 Days of Christmas, Day 4 – Gifts for the Guy Who Has Everything

Matthew O'Dorisio, bluGloss Chief Designer on some of his favorite gift ideas for the guys on your list:

"I love this warm blanket from CB2. Masculine and cozy, it’s perfect for the foot of your bed or over the arm of your sofa."

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bluGloss Giveways Revealed!

Move over Oprah . . . we've chosen some of OUR favorite things for some lucky bluGlossers to win during our 12 Days of Christmas giveaway. . .

1. bkr - distributed by NYC's MOMA and other art aficionados world-wide, bkr gives water (or your beverage of choice) its proper due. Save the earth from plastic while you hydrate, and do it in style.

The 12 Days of Christmas, Day 3 – Gifts for the Girl About Town

Struggling with what to give the special gals in your life? Worry no more, we've got you covered. Our designers found something for every gal on your list (and maybe something for you too).

For the Beach Babe. Returning the flamingo to its rightful place as the warm weather ambassador of cool, meet Slim. It’s TIDE & POOL's modern take on the mid-century icon of tropical fun in the sun. Must have.

What's This bluGloss Giveaway Everyone Is Talking About?

Each 12 Days of Christmas post provides an opportunity to win a sweet prize.

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How do I win? It’s simple:

The 12 Days of Christmas, Day 2 – The Season of Light

The holidays - a season ripe with opportunities to revel in the beauty of a lit fire and twinkling candlelight. To help ensure your holidays are filled with the right amount of twinkle (and flattering light -- only flattering light), we’ve shared some of our favorite candle holders below. To see how many of these candle holders help light up some spectular spaces, peruse the bluGloss library of rooms at

The 12 Days of Christmas - Day 1

Hark! Hear the angels sing? For the next two weeks, we’ll be decking the halls, donning our holiday finest, downing the nog, and prepping for the merriest yuletide yet. We’re bluGlossing Christmas!

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