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BBD Offering Exclusive Services to ONE St. Petersburg Residents

By | Design, Window Blinds, Window Replacement
The 41-storied ONE St. Petersburg is the bay's newest luxury high-rise under construction on the prized Beach Drive. Once constructed, ONE will behold 253 luxurious condominiums, which will be equipped with floor-to-ceiling windows boasting gorgeous views of downtown St. Petersburg and the bay area. What started off under a slight air of doubt as to whether or not St. Pete’s real estate market could support such a large project, has turned into a source...
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Citrus Trees + Evergreens: Decorating for the Holidays in Florida

By | Design

The tree is trimmed, the halls are decked, and our display cases are filled with luxe treats ready to be wrapped. But, while Christmas is less than a week away, it’s still a balmy 70 degrees here in St. Pete. Floridians can all agree that imagery of a snowy morning spent unwrapping presents around the fireplace is not how we picture spending Christmas. Which, is why…

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Exterior Inspiration for Interior Design

By | Design
The majority of our clients come in wanting floor to ceiling windows. Why? Because we’re located in the subtropics, where the views are something out of a postcard. Royal palms, live oaks, and yucca plants. Beach and bay-front views. Sunsets reflecting off ocean waves. In Florida, lush colors come through your windows year-round. When choosing the best interior design for your space, take of all...
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BBD’s Secrets to French Decorating

By | Design, Trends

Recently, our showroom at BBD Life Style has taken on a royal, Palace of Versailles-inspired look and feel — and we have to say we are enthused! From gold-trimmed mirrors and crisp linens to French country headboards, our space harmonizes imperial beauty with contemporary design. As lovers of French-inspired decor, we were in heaven when these royally-fitting furniture items arrived to our showroom. Let us…

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touchscreen interface for a smart home

The Future of Smart Homes: Do Touchscreens Speak Louder Than Words?

By | Benefits of Smart Homes, Design, Features, Trends
Touchscreens still remain as king of the smart home interface. Last year Amazon sold over 8 million Echos and Dots, and their Amazon Voice Services integrated Alexa into an array of different products, from hand-held devices like a TV remote or smart watch to the development of a hands-free experience for a connected speaker or home intercom system, but even in the world of voice,...
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Tips for Dressing Tall Windows

Tips for Dressing Tall Windows

By | Design, Windows

The amount of natural light supplied by tall windows alone is enough to sell you on having them in your home. But before you go seeking out super specific houses, keep in mind that house windows too need treatments. Privacy or decoration? Answering this can help determine the style you choose and eliminate designs that don’t fit your needs. But the correct answer is….why not…

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Blinds vs Curtains

By | Design, Window Blinds, Window Treatment

Decorating a home can be a difficult task given all the choices available today, but selecting window treatments can be an easy and pleasant experience if you know what to look for, and what will work best with your home. Curtains have been used for centuries for their luxurious looks and materials, and blinds, while newer, have taken the world by storm for their functionality and…

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