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Top Gifts for Men November 24 2015, 0 Comments

For some reason, it seems that men are harder to buy for. Maybe it's that they have a tendency to just buy what they need; when they need it. Or maybe, it's that they don't want for things as much as women. Or, as is the case of the men in our lives - they want for the expensive things like televisions, cars, boats, etc., not those easily attainable, within the budget, gifts. Whatever the reasons, there is no denying we still want to buy for the men in our lives. Here are our top gifts for men. Top 5 Gifts for Men

Jazz Time Print

Jazz Time Painting Perfect for the music man in your life. Our abstract, masculine jazz print adds color, movement and conversation to any home.

Piston Decanter

Piston Decanter These simple, strong decanters are a great addition to any man's bar.

2 Band Double Old Fashion Glasses

2 Band Double Old Fashion Glasses - Set of 6 Step it up another notch with our double old fashion glasses. The set of 6 glasses is sure to be a great gift.

Climbing Men

Climbing Men Wall Art Does the man in your life have a blank wall? These climbing men are a great addition to a wall that's yelling for something out of the ordinary.

Iron Men Bookends

Iron Man Bookends The perfect addition to the office. These iron bookends scream masculine power and strength.  

Top 10 Host and Hostess Gifts November 23 2015, 0 Comments

Thanksgiving is this week and so begins the overwhelming amount of parties and gatherings. Host and Hostess gifts are a nice touch to any gathering or party you are attending. While a bottle of wine is nice, why not step it up a notch with a unique hostess gift this year. Here are a few of our favorites.

Hostess Gifts

 

Square Knot 3 Vial Vase

Square Knot 3 Vial Vase

This beautifully, simple vase is a great addition to any home. Which makes it a great hostess gift.

Modern Wine Glasses

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These modern black detailed wine glasses are a great gift for the contemporary, modern host and hostess.

 

R.S.V.P. Cocktail Forks or Cheese Markers

RSVP Cocktail Forks RSVP Cheese Markers

Adding a bit of elegance to their platters. These cocktail forks and cheese markers are a great gift for the elegant party host or hostess.

Etro Rectangular Serving Tray

Etro Serving Tray

This double serving tray is a useful gift for an entertaining friend. Help them showcase their appetizers in style.

Escalier Bud Vase

Escalier Bud Vase

These contemporary bud vases are a great addition to any home. Great for the host or hostess to pop some color in their ideal scheme.

Lastra Oval Baker

Lastra Oval Baker

Everyone can use a baking dish. This beautiful oval baker comes in 4 colors and can be baked and served from making it a great addition to any kitchen!

Old St. Nick Corks

Old St. Nick Assorted Wine Corks

Add a touch of Christmas whimsy to any host's bar. These wine corks are a perfect holiday treat!

Slanted Wine Chiller

Slanted Wine Chiller

A wine chiller is always a great addition to a hostess' bar. Display the wine of choice with a beautiful slanted wine chiller.

Applied Gold or Silver Champagne Glasses

Gold or Silver Champagne Glasses

Make a great impression with these beautiful, contemporary champagne glasses. Who needs stems when you have these beauties!

 

These and many more great gifts are available in our shop - Enjoy!


Come on In - Entryway Design September 29 2015, 0 Comments

We've guided you along the walk up to your homewith tips for your front door and exterior lighting. Now let's go a few steps further, your guests have just crossed over the threshold and entered your home, what will they see first? Is it a well decorated entryway? Nothing? Possibly a mess? Hopefully you answered a well decorated entryway, but if not, here are some tips and ideas for getting your entryway perfect! Make it catch the attention of your guests without going overboard. Sometimes less is more; especially when it comes to accessorizing. And just as with the other areas of your home, make sure your entryway fits with the overall design and style of your house. There are many different options for your entryway. The size of your entryway will determine how much and what items will work best. Make sure you don't overcrowd the area. Open walkways and empty spaces can work for you as well. A console table or cabinet is a great starting point. Add a great lamp, sculpture, accessories, floral arrangement or plant and you are on your way. A table also provides a place for guests to leave their purses, keys, etc. Just make sure it doesn't become a catch-all area for your home.
A bench is another great option for your entryway. Providing a place for guests to rest for a moment, take off and put on shoes, coats, etc. is always a nice touch. You can find a bench with bins or put baskets around or under the bench to add a bit of storage. Storage bins/baskets as well as pillows are a great way to add texture and a pop of color.
If you want seating but would rather not have a bench, a chair or ottomans are great seating options that add both beauty and functionality.
Add another dimension with a great rug.
Add wall art or a spectacular mirror to take it to the next level.
Your entryway design is the first thing guests see when they walk through your door, it should leave an impression. Draw them in and make a statement.  

Brighten Up The Outside - Exterior Lighting Tips September 16 2015, 0 Comments

The days are slowly getting shorter which means your house is in need of some great exterior lighting. Exterior lighting is important for both design aesthetic as well as safety. A well lit house looks marvelous from the street and deters those looking for an easy target. Here are some tips for making your house look great at night.

Driveways and Pathways

Your driveway lighting can be dramatic or simple. The main use of lighting in these areas is for safety. Be sure you define your boundaries but keep the lights staggered so that you avoid the "runway" look. Your path should be illuminated but try to avoid glare by using shielded lights. Place low voltage lights about 1' from the driveway and should be 30-36" off the ground. A few tall posts at the end of your driveway can provide a beautiful and dramatic entrance to your home as well.
Pathway lighting is a great way to illuminate the path as well as your landscaping. A few extra lights can highlight a specific area of your landscaping, providing an extra bit of beauty on the way to your front door. But be sure not to over-illuminate your landscaping, pick only a few selected areas to highlight and a few secondary areas. Recessed lighting, short stalked lights and swivel spot lights are great for landscaping.

Around the Garage

The garage lighting is important for safety and security. This is a great place to put a motion sensor light or a photocell light. You should place lights on each side of the garage and one above the garages is a great addition as well. The side lanterns can add some beauty to the front of your house so make sure you choose lights that work with the rest of your home's style.

At the Door

We already discussed how important the front door is for making a great first impression. Now it's time to highlight that beauty with great lighting. The door should be well lit with two fixtures with low wattage bulbs or one higher wattage light. Wall lanterns are great fixtures for around your door, but drama can be added with a great hanging light as well. If you have a porch, you can add recessed lighting for a bit more light. This is great on large porches for both safety and beauty.

Decks, Porches and Patios

This is a great place to be more creative with your lighting choices. Just be sure it still fits your home's style. Low voltage lights are great above as well as under railings or benches. Play it up with mini lights. Using task lighting around serving areas is a great addition. Making your outdoor lighting dimable allows for multiple uses and can create great drama.
Getting the right amount of light is difficult. One way to get a feel for what areas need lighting, as well as what type of lighting would work best, is to walk around your home with a flashlight. You can easily see dark, areas and experiment with different angles of lighting before you make your purchases. All exterior lighting can add safety and usability to your home. When done well it adds amazing drama as well.

Inspiration Monday - Come On In - Front Door Design September 08 2015, 0 Comments

Your front door is a focal point, the first impression on anyone entering your home. Make sure it reflects your style while sticking with the style of your home. Go bold or stick with the traditional. Either way, there are a multitude of materials, sizes, shapes, colors and designs to choose from for your front door. Here are just a few ideas to get your started.  

Sturdy and Strong - Wood Doors


 
 

Iron Works - Iron and Glass Doors


 
 

Out of the Box - Modern, Contemporary Doors


 
 

Going Bold - Pop of Color


 
Are you ready to upgrade your front door, but aren't sure where to begin? Give us a call to schedule a consultation, 816-891-8400. We are ready to assist to ensure your guests' first impressions are extraordinary.

Design Tip Friday - Pattern July 31 2015, 0 Comments

Your home is a direct reflection of your personality. Add a bit of punch with some refreshing home decor patterns.  
  Yes, pattern can be intimidating. But when done well, it can completely transform your space. If you are worried about it being too much, add it in slowly, one small piece at a time. If you're brave, start room by room and add personality.  
There are so many different ways you can add pattern to any room. Accent furniture, rugs, pillows, window coverings, tile, lampshades, wallpaper, throws, etc..  
The key is to add pattern tastefully. If overdone, it can quickly become too much and take over the room. You want to have one eye-catching piece and let the other patterns work with that piece. Don't let them all compete for attention.  
You can definitely use more than one pattern. Just be sure they all work together. Make sure there is one unifying element, color or theme, between them all. Using a varying intensity and/or value of a color is an easy way to use different patterns. You can also use contrasting colors creating a more bold feeling.  
When it comes to the scale of the pattern, use your judgement. But make sure you have only one large scale pattern and mix the small and medium patterns. Again using the same color in varying intensity and value, or contrasting colors work best when mixing pattern sizes. outdoor couch seating   If you are a little timid on the pattern front, take it slow. Some great ways to add pattern and "try it out" is to add a tablecloth, decal, pillows, or a rug. These are all items that can be the start of more or add just the right amount for your tastes. image-2 Here are some ideas for ways to add pattern in your rooms: Bathroom
  • Tile
  • Towels
  • Rugs
  • Curtains
  • Wallpaper/Decals
Bedroom
  • Pillows
  • Duvet
  • Rugs
  • Chairs
  • Headboards
  • Lampshades
  • Curtains
  • Wallpaper/Decals
Dining/Kitchen
  • Tile
  • Chairs
  • Decor
  • Rugs
  • Curtains
  • Wallpaper/Decals
Living Room
  • Pillows
  • Chairs
  • Rugs
  • Throws
  • Lampshades
  • Curtains
  • Decor
  • Wallpaper/Decals
Remember, your house should showcase your personal style. If you are bold, make it bold. If you are shy, go with a more neutral. Each personal style is unique. Make sure you highlight your uniqueness.  
Need help letting your personality shine through? Contact us today to schedule a consultation.

Inspiration Monday - Vertical Gardens July 20 2015, 0 Comments

Chances are you've seen vertical gardens (also known as: living walls, or green walls). They can be found indoors or out, and are a great way to utilize, often unused, space. You can grow almost anything in a vertical garden: perennials, annuals, moss, ivy, herbs, etc. The containers used are also abundant. They can be freestanding or attached to a wall or fence creating endless options. Vertical gardens not only make great use of space, but they also help cool buildings and save water. Done well, these gardens are also a beautiful work of art. Here are a few vertical gardens for your inspiration.
Is this something you've done or considered creating?

Make a Statement - Home Decor Statement Piece Spotlight - Wild Horses Artwork June 29 2015, 0 Comments

There are many things that can take your room from ordinary to extraordinary, One of our favorite ways to accomplish a personalized, beautiful home decor design is with a statement piece. Every room should have something that says "look at me". Whether it's a piece of artwork, furniture, or a sculpture; make sure there is one piece that stands out. Your statement piece should be a conversation starter, bringing a bit of your personality into the room. The rest of the decor in the room can be centered around your statement piece giving a great starting point to your room design. Pulling colors from the piece itself or using complementary colors for your decor will bring continuity to the room and give a finished look. Our Make a Statement blog series, will bring focus to one statement piece. Each post will provide ideas for taking the featured piece and extending it into the room decor and color scheme. Today, we've taken a beautiful contemporary horse painting as our statement piece.
Wild Horses Home Decor Collection

Pulling colors from the artwork, creates a beautiful color scheme for the room.

The accent pieces are beautiful on their own, but blend well with the colors and movement of the painting, bringing the room design full circle.

Komaki Pillow -Pezzo Bello Interiors

The Komaki pillow's texture adds an extra dimension to the room and pulls out the more neutral cream color in the painting.

Square Knot 3 Vial Vase - Pezzo Bello Interiors

The Square Knot Vase adds a bit of daintiness to the otherwise masculine horse.

Slanted Candleholders - Pezzo Bello Interiors

The Slanted Candleholders work well with the movement of the horse and pull out some of the more neutral colors as well.

Red Glossy Paper Bowl

The Red Glossy Half Bowl pulls the red from the painting into the room and adds a bit of dimension due to it's shape and color variations.

Halo Lamp - Pezzo Bello Interiors

The Halo Lamp has beautiful movement and is a great mix of masculine and feminine.

Amoeba Vase - Pezzo Bello Interiors

The Yellow Amoeba Vase brings in another pop of color and dimension to the room.


Shop Pezzo Bello - Outdoor - Pots March 26 2015, 0 Comments

Spring is here and we are getting excited about all the new blooms in the near future! The bright colors, enticing smells and loveliness of plants make Spring and Summer such an uplifting time of year. Landscaping is an art form in itself and one we love to admire and help with. Getting your yard looking it's best is not as easy as it may seem. A lot of time, planning and preparation go into the beautiful gardens you admire everyday. Here are some great landscaped yards to inspire.
 
 
 
 
 
Don't forget about your patio or deck. Potted plants are a great way to bring even more to your back or front yard. We've been adding new pots and planters daily to our online store. Here are a few of our newest additions and our new favorites! Ellis Graphic Planters - Set of 3 - Pezzo Bello Interiors Rustic Garden Scalloped Flower Pot - 2 Colors - Pezzo Bello Interiors Rustic Garden Planter with Bow - 3 Colors - Pezzo Bello Interiors Plus thru Sunday 3/29 you get 20% off your entire purchase! Use code SPRING2015 at checkout and get started making your house extraordinary! Spring2015_Salesquare

Color Pop - Valentine's Day Color Inspiration February 12 2015, 0 Comments

Valentine's is a few days away and the color red seems to be everywhere. We love the bold color pop and are excited to share some ways to bring a bold red into your house. Many people are afraid to take a bold, powerful color like red and use it in their house, but there is nothing to be afraid of. Red is a beautiful addition to any room and can be done in an understated or bold manner. Here are some great rooms with red accents to lead you in the right direction. 020 (2) Kitchen Music Decor Transitional kitchen decor Contemporary formal sitting room Contemporary Kitchen Traditiona dining rooml table setting    Marble table with red runner As an extra bonus, we've started a sale for this weekend in honor of Valentine's day! Take 20% off all red merchandise in our store. Use the code VDAY2015 at checkout. Valentines Day Sale 2015