August 2016 Posts

It’s Here! Summer Sample Sale

By: The Balance Design Team

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Our Summer Sample Sale is in full swing! You’ve seen a little bit of what we’ve got to offer, but did you know we specially priced items in our collection at up to 75% off? (Yes, really.)

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This enticing egg chair prices at $3,750, but we’ve discounted it to $950. Don’t forget, we’ve also got incredible art by local artists Britney Kidd and Jeff Hyde.

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Photographs by Britney Kidd.

Come by, sit down, and see what we’ve got! The studio is open Monday through Friday from 10am – 5pm; we’re the green door in Candler Park near the Flying Biscuit!

Color Palette: Patina

By: Danielle Clockel

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From top to bottom:
Sherwin Williams Maxi Teal 6769
Benjamin Moore Electric Orange 2015-10
Farrow and Ball Hague Blue
Benjamin Moore Redstone 2009-10
Farrow and Ball Teresa’s Green
Farrow and Ball Eating Room Red

We’re so inspired by the roughness and richness of urban patina and rust. Who knows, maybe you’ll be seeing some of these colors pop up in our new collection. ( Wink wink.)

Balance Design’s Summer Sample Sale

By: Stephanie Andrews

At the Balance Design studio we’re gearing up for a brand new collection of custom furniture, accessories, and local art, but there are still incredible pieces available in our current collection before we unveil these new treasures.

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This statement-making velvet tufted sofa in rich eggplant is just waiting to become the show piece of your sitting room.

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We can personally vouch for the comfort of this vintage reupholstered wingback chair. (But come in and try it out for yourself!) Plus, this guy has a lovely button-tufted counterpart, making the pair a perfect his-and-hers set.

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With locally made pillows of every color of the rainbow, you’re sure to find the perfect accessory for any room in your house.

 Curious yet? Come by the studio Monday through Friday 10am – 5pm, and stay tuned as we curate our new collection!

Tihar: Nepal’s Festival of Lights

By: Stephanie Andrews

The end of October marks an incredible festival in Nepal called Tihar. Five years ago I got to witness this beautiful celebration in person in Katmandu, and it was truly an amazing experience. Dogs, cows, and homes were adorned with marigold garlands and lit up at night with candles, creating a breathtaking atmosphere.

One day of the festival is dedicated to cows, who are venerated with garlands and the best grasses because they signify wealth and prosperity.

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Photo courtesy of Mashable.

Colorful earthen lamps are used to decorate the home during this festival of lights.

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Photo courtesy of Avax News.

Cows aren’t the only animals celebrating Tihar. Dogs are also honored during the festival with flower garlands and vermillion (and food!).

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Photo courtesy of Life With Dogs.

The festivities during Tihar are truly a one of a kind sight. Just another reason visiting Nepal should be on your bucket list!