Category: Bright Ideas

All the Rage - 5 Design Trends That Will Define 2014

Now that we've met the New Year with our resolutions set, onto the next American pasttime: getting ahead. Despite the title, this is not a post about getting ahead of your anger (although some of us could use a little of that). Rather, it is about being in-the-know with regard to upcoming design trends. We looked around, and found a few predictions that have us all a-flutter.

Changing the Face of Interior Design

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"Design is coming to grips with one’s real lifestyle, one’s real place in the world. Rooms should not be put together for show but to nourish one’s well-being." - Albert Hadley

Right. Thanks for the tip Albert.

Go To Bed Sleepyhead

Sleep is the best meditation. ~ Dalai Lama

We recognize those dark circles, those puffy eyes, that look of quiet desperation; we're onto you. You've been working late, rising early and -- though you're a total rock star -- sleep would be oh, so amazing (and no, caffeine does not a good night make). To help you catch those much needed zzzzs, here are some sure ways to get a better night's sleep. 

Q&A With Designer Kathy Kuo

If you haven't already, it is time for you to get to know New York City based designer Kathy Kuo, the visionary behind Kathy Kuo Home.

Photo credit: The Kuotes

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:

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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You Say You Want A Revolution?

If you're like us, you're rich with home decor wish lists. You've pinned, ideabooked, Facebooked, bookmarked; you've -ed until you're so overloaded with inspiration that you're a walking home decor TED Talk. 

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With Gratitude

Can you sense it? It’s the calm just before the storm of holiday chaos. While we are simultaneously prepping for Black Friday (and more importantly, Cyber Monday), Thanksgivukkah, Christmas (and is that the New Year peeping around the corner?), we wanted to take a moment to celebrate the beauty of Thanksgiving.

In addition to the beauty behind the meaning of Thanksgiving, we can’t help but mention the magnificence of the beautifully adorned Thanksgiving table.

Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon

So, yes, the title of this post may be driven in part by our love for Bacon (Kevin AND the delectable cured pig meat). But it is not unrelated to today’s topic, where we will reveal multiple ensembles that all lead back to the same inspirational image.

But before we go there, a couple of refreshers about the Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon. Were you aware that the game has been attributed to three college students of the era, who came up with it after watching a double feature of Footloose followed by The Air Up There