Rants and Raves-Bliss Studio

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We saw Bliss Studio at the High Point show this past week and we just love it! The company makes great decorative pillows. Now, you would think that's the easiest thing to make in the world, but it's really hard to find a vendor who makes cool ones.

Let us know what you think of this line.

Here are some of our favorites:

If you would like to see more of these decorative pillows, visit our web site at www.insideavenue.com.

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Chocolate/White Story

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We just LOVE the combination of chocolate and white together. There is something very decadent about it. Maybe it's because it reminds us of a Dove ice cream bar dipped in dark chocolate....

When it comes to decorating though, this is probably one of the hottest combinations ever. Here is a sampling of products that combine the two colors remarkably well.

The sources for these items are as follows:

1)Leather upholstered bed-this can be done in your own fabric. We've done this in a white leather and nickel polished nailheads. It looks fabulous!

2)The white console can be obtained from Patagonia Trading Company. This company makes fabulous, stylish beds and other casegoods. The prices are good, but the quality is mid-range. It's the kind of furniture you have fun with, but not the kinds you keep forever.

3)The faux tulip arrangement is one of our favorite. It's simple but very pretty.

4) The wallpaper is by Kelly Weartsler for F. Schumacher. It's called Imperial Trellis and it's one of the most popular wallpaper for the stylish set.

5) The white wall scone is by Jonathan Adler for Robert Abbey. You can buy this item from Inside Avenue. It does have a long lead time of 6-8 weeks.

6) The white mirror is by Art Dreams Home. You can find this item on Inside Avenue web site.

Now, if you haven't had a Dove chocolate bar ice cream yet, you MUST have one. It's one of the things you have to eat before you die!

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Green Story

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When the weather gets warmer and spring is here, we just get in the mood to make our home fresh and fun. What better way to do it than with colors? Today, we are in the "green" mood. Here are some fun products that would make a wonderful room in green.

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Here are the sources:

1)The chandelier is from Arteriors. You can buy this at InsideAvenue.com.

2)The bedding is from Wildcat Territory. The company makes wonderful bedding that is very reasonably priced. You can buy the whole set for under $1000 (Queen size). You can also get this at Insideavenue.com.

3)The wallpaper is Imperial Trellis from F Schumacher. This is a very popular pattern designed by Kelly Wearstler for Schumacher.

4)The floral arrangement is from NDI. This is very pretty in person. It's not as good as real flowers, of course, but it's the next best thing. You can buy this from Inside Avenue.

Welcome to spring!

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Red Story

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Sometime it's easier to envision how a product looks in a room if you can see it together with other items. Let's face it, most of us are not that imaginative--we need help!

In that spirit, we are trying out a new feature where we put together a group of products in a comprehensive manner so you can see how it looks. Here is our first try. Let us know what you think:

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Here are the sources for the products:

1) The wallpaper is by F Schumacher, the pattern is called "Twiggy". The color shown is rasberry. It is also available in silver, champagne and soft chatreuse; the colorways can be viewed on F. Schumacher web site. You can buy this on InsideFabric.com .

2) The daybed and the side table are by Michael Weiss for Vanguard Furniture. You can find these items on InsideAvenue.com.

3) The floral arrangement is from NDI. You can buy the item on Inside Avenue.com. If you would like to see the manufacturer catalogs, they can be assessed via NDI web site. They are a wholesaler and do not sell directly to the public, however.

4) The pillow is from Legacy Linens. This company makes wonderful bedding and decorative pillows. The products look way better in person than they do on the web. The only set back is it's custom-made, so you 'll have to wait a while...


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