Tuesday, August 9, 2011

What Not

Bellwether just got word that a piece of furniture of ours will be featured in Design*sponges before and after. In honor of our extreme excitement (we have been talking of submitting for some time). We are posting our own little "before and after"...










Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Snow day blues

As the tulips are pushing their way to the surface this spring, the snow begins to fall. Wisconsin tends to have cruel sense of humor when it comes to weather. Instead of dwelling on the fact you will need to pull out your winter jacket again....embrace it:) Embrace the blues that is....here is a few examples:


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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Baby on the Brain

Two very important people in my life are pregnant right now!!!! Coming up with unique baby room ideas is sometimes limiting on what is available for bedding. Some tips and facts to keep in mind:

1)The first color your baby sees is red, girls see a more purple shade of red, and boys see a cherry fire engine red...no wonder men buy bright red cars! Its something genders will be drawn to through out their lives.

2) Yellow love it...but don't necessarily paint your babies entire room bright yellow, it is a color that creates anxiety and could effect your child's sleep. You are going to need as much of that as possible:) Use it as an accent or in smaller doses.

3) Nature is a great place to draw inspiration for children, the whimsy and timelessness is a good starting point.

4) Create a room that can be transitional in the first years of their life you don't want to have to change the decor right away.

This is a great neutral bedding set if you don't know what you are having. The colors are bright and fun! by Dwell.

I really love the idea behind this room and the ceiling , things I would modify: make the black wall chalk board paint, add a chandelier and some window treatments.

This is a great vintage inspired eclectic room, very close to my own heart:) The mixing and matching of patterns add a fun playful vibe to the room, with some retro flair.

The Haley Collection from Potterybarn Kids...girly, sophisticated, elegance. The owls are my favorite part:)

Boys will be boys...stripes are a smart look for them.

Inhabitots created this beautiful nature inspired birch bedding set....made from organic cotton. Love

Love the bright vibrant color! And the outlining of the pictures frames.

DwellStudio® for Target® Dot Fun Crib Set
Anoter trasitional option.

Bananafish Vintage Rose 4 pc Crib Bedding Set - Pink
A fun irly option:)

">DwellStudio® for Target® Hippo Crib Set
My favorite boys beddin set sooooo cute!!!!


Thursday, February 3, 2011

The end of light bulbs... as we know them.

Edison did not invent the incandescent bulb--Humphry Davy had a crude version in 1809--but he did make it practical and commercially successful. There have been improvements since his time--the filament is no longer carbon; the bulb contains inert gas instead of an imperfect vacuum--but the design hasn't changed much in a century.

(Thomas A. Edison--National Park Service)

Light bulbs are great--they're reliable, cheap, and bright--but they get hot, burn out, and they drink energy. Flourescent light is more efficient, but its glow isn't exactly romantic.

The revival of the classic filament bulb has been very apparent over the last couple of years. Although they may not be the greenest option or the most economical they sure are the most romantic, cozy nostalgic little treats you could ask for.
If you’re interested, Rejuvenation has a whole host of reproduction bulbs, from 1920′s style handpainted gold globes to the classic tungsten or carbon filament bulbs. And, for those looking for a greener option, Plumen makes a gorgeous bulb, suitable for exposed bulb fixtures or cages.