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Sep 23 2016

Bring Fall Indoors With BAC

One small blink, and fall is here! I absolutely love fall. I am so inspired by the colors and the cool crisp air.

What better way to celebrate fall’s homecoming than to bring those colors and that cool, crisp air indoors! I promise you won’t have to re-do your whole house to do this. All it takes is a few accent pieces, and where better to find accent pieces? Our auctions! One of the best things about our auctions is that you can find so many “little touches” for your home.

Here are three great looks to add to your home this fall, no matter what style you have!

If your home is modern and you see more grey and white accents, this first look is perfect for you! When choosing fall throws, keep them as close to the theme of your room as possible so you can re-use them year after year. You can also find a ladder like this to hang and display your throws on. This is a great way to fill empty space, and add color. Add small pops of color in your wreaths and candlesticks – I am LOVING these LED candles! They’re a must-have for this fall. blog-13

The second look is perfect for all who love color. Orange is the staple color for fall, so why not embrace it? I love incorporating fruit into fall looks because of their rich color. Fruits like oranges, pears, and pomegranates are so easy to add around the house for a pop of color. Throw some fruit in a bowl on your dining table or get crafty and whip up a magnolia wreath with oranges for a show stopper entry way!

Lastly, this look is great for those who like their home to stay within the neutral tan and brown tones. Find a muted color that you are comfortable with (like this wine-colored antler pillow) and subtle work it into your theme. I love the fact that this throw and cream pillow can be used year-round!

Upgrade your home this fall with these easy looks! You won’t break the bank and you’ll be bringing the fall indoors. And of course – don’t forget to keep and eye on our auctions page this fall. We have so many great homes coming up that you won’t want to miss!

Sep 08 2016

Symmetry and Gallery Walls in Frederick, MD!

This week we have three incredible auctions taking place! Two auctions are located in Dallas and one in the Virginia/Maryland area. So no matter where you are, you’ll have no excuse to miss an auction this weekend!

I wanted to share with you my favorite finds from the auction in Frederick, Maryland on September 10. This home has a contemporary/modern feel to it. One of my favorite things about this home is all of  accent pieces that you’ll find here. To be more specific – the artwork in this home is to die for!!image1

Remember when I mentioned symmetry (and how much I LOVE it) a few blogs back? Well… this auction gives me my symmetrical fix for the rest of the year! This home also inspired me to share a popular home decor trend that I’m loving right now – Gallery Walls.

First, let’s discuss symmetry. This home has several pieces of art that just go hand-in-hand. Take these looks for example. My inspiration came from these Pinterest-worthy rooms that both have great use of symmetry with their artwork. My inspiration is on the top and the look you can create on the bottom! I love the look of stacking frames on top of each other behind your nightstand in the bedroom. This look also created vertical lines to your room to make your ceilings appear much taller than they really are. Also, I love the look of having a large focal point piece paired with squared, symmetrical frames. This is a great way to take up space on big, endless walls.image-2

Next up:  the Gallery Wall. Simply put: a gallery wall is a cohesive grouping of artwork, canvases, prints, photographs, and whatever you might want to group together. Here’s a fun guide on several different ways to create a gallery wall in your own home! Next to this info-graphic you’ll find ALL of the amazing artwork pieces that you can find in this home. Can you believe it? You can create your very first gallery wall all by visiting this one auction!

This is such a fun auction that you don’t want to miss out on. Hurry to get your accent pieces and artwork this weekend!

Sep 01 2016

Summer Auctions Recap

Can you believe it?? Summer is coming to a close and fall is right around the corner! After this holiday weekend, we’ll be in full swing with fall fever.

This summer has been a huge success with BAC. Our auctions are drawing people in from all across the U.S. and we’re so happy that our customers are finding furniture that they love. I want to recap everything that we’ve talked about in the last few weeks and remind you of some of my favorite blog posts and design ideas. Blog 5 DallasJPG

The first post I want to remind you of took place in Southlake, TX and highlighted so many wonderful seating choices. I absolutely loved this blog because I feel like this is a perfect example of what our auctions have to offer. This auction was a huge success and so many happy customers left with beautiful pieces of furniture. Here, I was able to show you a several chairs that can be mixed into a variety of different design styles – making it that much easier for you to decide which style you have!curtains high and wide

Next up is this auction from Austin, TX. This blog has some great information and tips on how to add height and depth to your room with curtains and color. Keep in mind that lighter colors and high-hung curtains brighten and expand any room! So if you’re working with a smaller room, make sure to keep this little diagram in the back of your mind. This auction also had one of my favorite decor techniques, mix and match. That’s the beauty of all of BAC’s auctions, you can find a way to mix and match pieces into your home that you’ve been searching for!

Last, but certainly not least, is my favorite auction to date. This home was located in Spring, TX  and had EVERYTHING. Confession: sometimes I cycle through the pictures just so I can look at this beautiful home and decor – even though I’ve seen it a million times!. My favorite part about this auction was all of the neutral tones used throughout. This auction was warm and inviting and I couldn’t resist sharing it with you again. living

So here we go! This fall we have some amazing auctions lined up for you. I promise to keep you in the loop and I won’t let you miss out on one single piece. I’m so happy you’ve been following us and we can’t wait for you to see what is to come!

Stay tuned,

Katy

 

Aug 25 2016

Farmhouse Fresh Furnishings: Saturday Aug 27: Flower Mound, TX

barstoolsTwo words for this auction: Farmhouse Fresh. If you are you looking to add pieces to your home that give it a farmhouse feel, don’t miss this auction!

Once again, this home is wonderfully decorated so this week I’ll be highlighting my absolute favorite furniture rooms and pieces in this home.

Let’s start with these amazing barstools. I love that these stools will fit nicely under your bar and you won’t have to worry about stubbing your toe or having a little one run into it when you aren’t looking. These stools are great match for any white kitchen with light, natural accents, but they’re so easy to work into a bold kitchen as well. bedroom

Next is this serene and calming bedroom. When you see this room, don’t you just want to say “ahhh”? Who would’t want to come home to a bedroom this peaceful every day?  This bed is truly one of a kind. Here’s an easy design tip: always try to place your bed on the opposite wall that you walk into the room from. So, the foot of your bed should be the closest thing to you when you enter – just like it is here. By doing this, you’ll allow your bed to become the focal point of the room and you can begin to build around it.

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Now let’s focus our eyes on the accents in pieces. They’re all so subtle, but work themselves perfectly into the design. When choosing accent pieces for a calm bedroom theme, consider symmetry. For example: take a look at the lamps. I’m a sucker for a glass lamp in the bedroom. These lamps won’t distract you from the soft colors that are already filling the room. My favorite part of this room has to be the two lamps, placed on two matching cedar and white nightstands, at the same height. SYMMETRY! Isn’t it beautiful? I also love the watercolor prints that are placed symmetrically over the bed. These two pieces add just the right amount of color to this room while not becoming overwhelming.

Last, but not least: This Settee. WOW. If you don’t swipe this piece up, I will! If you have a little extra space in your bedroom, add a little settee just like this to that space. Or you can add something like this gorgeous full-length mirror. Mirrors add depth and density to your room and make it look larger – especially when the mirror is this size!   sette

For more information about this auction, click here.
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Aug 18 2016

Breath taking model home in Spring, TX – Inspiration in every room!

All I have to say is WOW. This week’s auction is in Spring, TX and has incredible decor. I had the hardest time deciding what to highlight this week because this home is so well designed.

So, I decided to highlight it all! I’ve chosen some of my favorite rooms in this home to walk you through the design inspiration and exactly why YOU need to be in Spring this weekend. I promise you don’t want to miss out on this auction. unspecified

First stop: this gorgeous living room. The high ceilings, floor to ceiling windows, and exposed beams create a dramatic effect in this room, so it’s important to stick with natural and earthy tones. I love how everything in this room is soft, and easy on the eyes with simple pops of pattern in the pillows, accent chairs, and curtains. My favorite thing about this room? The rose colored settee with custom bolster pillows…I can’t keep my eyes off of it!unspecified2

Next stop: the kitchen. Again, WOW. This kitchen it full of great auction items. From the bar stools to all of the accents that you see in the open cabinets and along the counter-tops, you can find all of the little decor pieces that you’ve been looking for in one place. I also love how the natural, earthy tones spill over into this kitchen from the living room. It’s so important to create a cohesive design space when you are working with an open floor plan, and this home is the perfect example of that. unspecified6

Out of all of the bedrooms in this home, I picked this one. This guest room is so inviting and has some fabulous traditional touches. I love this wing back, upholstered bed with sideboards, and the small bench that’s placed at the end of the bed. When you have a bed that comes with sideboards and a foot board, pair it with a bench or ottoman to balance out the space. Adding this small touch won’t leave your bed looking unfinished once you’ve tucked in your bedding.

Last, but not least, is this movie room. Remember in the last blog where I was telling you about how to create the perfect play room/movie room that the kids can grow into? Well, here it is! This huge sectional creates the perfect amount of space for the kids to lay and play on. With a space and sectional this large, add tons of throw pillows and two ottomans to balance out the space. Also, ottomans with inside storage will allow for easy clean up of play toys! unspecified8

I could go on and on about this home, but I suppose I’ll let you go make your plans to be in Spring this weekend. What are you waiting for? You won’t be sorry! Click here for more information about this auction.

Happy Bidding!!

 

Aug 11 2016

Creative tips for the kids play room/media room!

These auctions just keep getting better and better! I love seeing all of the different styles and such potential in these homes. This week’s auction is in Frisco, TX and you’re going to love what it has to offer.

One room in the home that I think is crucial to have is a dedicated space for the kids to play. Not only does this give YOU the opportunity to take a little break for yourself (I’m looking at you moms!) but it also allows your kids to have a space to store their toys and games all while learning the responsibility of cleaning up after themselves. By giving your kids a space of their own, they’ll have to learn how to keep it clean and tidy and how to clean up after themselves.

This week’s auction has so many fun seating arrangements that are perfect for a kids’ playroom/movie room! I love the idea of doubling this room in your home as a movie room because as we all know, kids turn into teenagers who turn into young adults and need a space that can grow up with them!Frisco, TX JPG

The first look I’ve chosen is geared a little more toward a movie room. This huge sectional is perfect for your teenagers to crash on and to have all of their friends come over. I recommend placing a big square or round coffee table with this piece because you won’t be able to control who’s dirty feet end up here! I also placed these fun bar stools here if you have the space for a bar/popcorn and candy station in this room. Make sure to keep the colors cool and calm. You’ll want this room to feel relaxing for the big show!

The second look is tailored more toward your younger kiddos. This room is fun and has lots of seating for coloring and play time! Include lots of baskets and poufs in this room that your kids can play on. I love fun orange and grays in this room because it keeps it gender neutral. I can promise that your little boy won’t say “eww gross!” when he sees this room and you won’t have to worry about your girls saying ” it has cooties!!!”

Check out more information on this auction here! 

Stay tuned for more great auctions!!

Aug 04 2016

Great auction finds and tips to liven up your study!

Each week I bring you the best finds from auctions all across the country. Usually I find myself creating pretty, light and fresh (maybe a bit girly – guilty as charged!) designs for you, but this week’s auction gives me a chance to mix it up!

The auction this weekend takes place in Kingwood, TX and has rich furniture that’s perfect for a more formal or masculine look. Today’s trends seem to lean toward a more light and bright look, so don’t turn up your noses just yet! Adding a masculine touch to your home will create balance and will allow each room to have its own personality. I love walking into a home and seeing that there’s an overall “theme” but each room has its own personality. So, here we go! I’ve put together the perfect masculine home office that will even have the guys swooning!Kingwood, TX

I’ve paired together this great mahogany desk with this office chair that has a rugged suede backing with a leather seat and nail heads. I love this chair because of the way it mixes elements like wood, leather and suede. Did I mention that it’s very comfortable, too?

If your home office is large enough, place one or two comfy reading chairs toward the front of the room to create an inviting space – like this upholstered hunter green chair. Even though you may be spending long hours at work in this room, you want there to be a place to relax and unwind when you need to take a break. If you have accents in this room like built-ins or bookcases, paint them the same color as the walls to give it a more serene and sophisticated look. I love this color palette for a home office! Don’t be afraid to paint the whole room the darkest color I’ve suggested here. All of the other elements in the room will really pop with this color on the walls. You can also add a few sconces to the room in a brassy tone that will add the perfect amount of light to your office.

Have fun with this room and don’t be afraid of fun, bold accents like these curtains, pillows and lots of pattern!

Don’t miss out on this auction! Get all of the details here. 

Jul 29 2016

AUCTION ALERT! Southlake, TX – July 30

Open floor plans are becoming very popular these days. Millennials and families with young children are looking for floorplans that include one huge open space from the kitchen to the living room, and even the dining room in some cases! There are pros and cons to this style, in my opinion. With this floor plan, you’ll be able to see everything that’s going on at all times. Moms want to be able to be in the kitchen cooking, while watching the kids play. Another positive aspect to having an open floor plan is that you can create TONS of seating space – which is what I’m here to tell you about. Open floor plans are perfect for parties, get-togethers, and conversational seating.

I love a living room that promotes conversation and community, and this weekend’s auction has so many pieces that will do just that! When you have a large space, create small and cozy seating arrangements that will allow your guests to be comfortable but yet still promote conversation. We all know that in today’s world, we are so easily distracted. So, why not create a space where people will feel welcome, kick their feet up, and enjoy each other’s company! Blog 5 DallasJPG

This weekend’s auction is in Southlake, TX has more comfy sitting chairs than you could ever imagine!! It’s the perfect auction for you if you are looking to add seating to your home. I was so inspired by all of these different chairs with different colors, textures and styles that I wanted to share what to pair all of these chairs with in your own home. I’ve paired each one with ottomans, fabrics, pillows, and fun accents so you can see types of looks you can create with all of the different chairs at this auction!

Remember, ALL of these chairs and sofas are found at this weekend’s auction! Simply by adding a fun color palette and quirky accent pieces, you can have this look too! Find out more information about this auction here. 

Jul 21 2016

AUCTION ALERT! Southlake, TX, July 24

You won’t want to miss out on the auction this Sunday at 2:00 p.m. in Southlake, TX.  This house has so many great pieces that you can mix into your home. Many of the pieces are neutral, so it’s will be very easy to incorporate into whatever style home that you have!

I was immediately drawn to the gorgeous master bedroom at this auction. This master has all of the things you need to create a calm and elegant oasis. The bedroom is my absolute favorite room in the home because of the way that you can customize it to fit your personality. blog 5

I’m always drawn to an upholstered headboard because it can act as the focal point of the room. A headboard is also a great way to save space in a bedroom so that you still have room for an accent chair or club chair in a small or medium room. For larger rooms, just add a bench or a small love-seat to the foot of your bed to add the final touch to your space. For this bedroom, I’ve put together three options for you and your master bedroom. Whether it’s small, medium, or large! And remember, all of the furniture found in this design board (except for the lamp) will be up for grabs at this auction!

With a small master bedroom, use this blue bamboo chair as an accent piece and pair it any of the fabric samples that I’ve chosen in the bottom left-hand corner. With a medium-sized bedroom, use this single club chair and side table as an accent. Finally, with a large bedroom, place this sofa under a window, or at the foot of your bed to add seating and personalize the space.

Make sure to choose calming colors for your bedroom and try to steer clear of bright, or contrasting colors. I’ve chosen a light blue, gold, and white color scheme for this bedroom. I’m in LOVE with the gold wallpaper that’s places beside the headboard. You can use this wallpaper in the whole room, or just on an accent wall.

Another way to personalize your space is by adding a monogram to simple, white bedding like I’ve done here with this all-white bed.

Below is more inspiration on headboards just like the one found at this auction. See how the elegant shape of this headboard creates a focal point to these rooms and all of the colors are light and calming? Now YOU can have this look too! Don’t miss this auction! Find out more details here. Blog 5

Until next time,

Katy

Jul 14 2016

AUCTION ALERT! Parker, CO – July 16!

Attention all Coloradans! This Colorado auction has some serious finds. This home has been outfitted with all things coastal and nautical. Okay, I know what you’re thinking… coastal in Colorado!? Yes. But I can promise that you’ll find the perfect pieces for your home to mix and match into your overall look at this auction. I’ve found several pieces at this auction that are perfect for any mountain house, rustic cabin, or log home. Colorado Home Final Copy

One trend I’m seeing with this home is the use of mixed materials. At first glance, you may not notice it. But you’ll see many different pieces of furniture throughout this home that have an eclectic feel. Some are dark, some are light. Some are modern, some are traditional. Mountain homes tend to be dark and heavy – and there’s absolutely nothing wrong with that! But this auction gives you the opportunity to soften things up a bit by keeping your home rustic, but adding some lighter pieces.

First up is this warm and cozy living room. I’ve paired together several items from this auction including: a white sofa, brown leather chair, wooden rustic lamp (which is a must have!), wood and white coffee table, wood and metal side table, blue iron chairs and a few rustic accessories. Oh, and did I mention the round rope and metal mirror that I highlighted in my last blog?? I told you this house had some serious finds!
I absolutely love this look for a mountain home. By using a colorful oriental rug like this one, you’ll be able to pull together many different elements and colors. I’ve pulled this white sofa from the auction and added a tan faux cowhide pillow as well as two velvet peachy-orange pillows to add texture. Then I paired this sofa with this leather chair and a fun IKAT print pillow. This coffee table adds a rustic feel to the room but keeps things light with the white-washed finish.

If you look closely, there are some great accent pieces here at this auction. I found a great wooden and iron round coffee table piece as well as these cute blue iron chairs that are fun to have around a table, or for the kids!  Last but not least, my most favorite find – the rustic wooden lamp! I can’t get enough of this lamp. I don’t know about you, but I want to move into this living room right now!

Hurry hurry to this auction this Saturday, July 16th in Denver, CO! You don’t want to miss out on this one. Click here for more information on this auction!