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Can you believe it's already that time of year? The holidays are here! 

We are decorating our blue doors with boxwood wreaths and wrapping the banister with garland. We have ornaments in all shapes and sizes to add to our tree, and we're tying all the gifts up with lime green bows! Take a peek and see how we are decorating at Blue Print!

Not sure where to put the tree or how to get your home ready for the holidays? We are here to help with some quick tips and tricks from our Blue Print Interiors team!
    • Always get a fresh tree & wreaths (if you are not allergic). You can pick them up at Whole Foods or a local nursery!
    • Fresh cedar garland draped over mantles and stair banisters always add a special beauty to the season.
    • If you have the space in your entry, that’s a great place for a tree!
    • Be sure to water your tree every day – especially in the first week!
    • Make sure any vent blowing hot air nearby your tree is closed off. 
    • Add a smaller tree in another room with sterling silver ornaments or “collectible” ornaments.
    • If you are using ribbon accents, it’s fun to use hot pink and apple green, as opposed to the traditional red and forest green.
    • You don’t have to go with a theme, you can just pick pretty ornaments that you love! 
    • A dated picture frame ornament is a fun keepsake gift to place pictures of lovebirds or little ones in.
    • Tall vases with branches or peonies are always a must on the mantles.
    • Keeping it simple is key when a house can so quickly become overtaken with Christmas decorations.
    • Most importantly don’t forget the reason for the season!

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30 Nov 2016

Blue Print owner, Leslie Jenkins', newly renovated home is now complete! Located on a tranquil street in the heart of the azalea district in Tyler, Texas, she knew this house surrounded by towering trees would be the one she would call home. Complete with a stunning kitchen that any chef would dream of and a sunroom made for lazy Saturday mornings, it was designed with every little detail in mind. Each room is filled with antique pieces she has collected from Europe and new accessories from Blue Print - a perfect mix!

Love to see what she has designed? Take a behind the scenes peek here! 

17 Nov 2016

What a perfect fall night for an Art Show! 

Karen Smidth's abstract landscapes were a great welcome for everyone who entered the show. Local artist Brenda Bogart brought new collages and a series of cowboy portraits. The walls of Robert Rea's room were filled with colorful abstract pieces of all sizes, and Joyce Howell's new work hung beautifully on the gray walls of our dining room. 

Thanks for joining us last night! We are already looking forward to the next one! 

12 Nov 2016

thank you for stopping into the blue print blog!

five friends with a shared love for interior design brought blue print to life. blue print is a home design store specializing in antiques, custom furnishings, original artwork, contemporary lighting, and accessories.

on the blue print blog you'll always find the very best design tips & tricks, our favorite artists and finds as well as the very latest around-the-shop news.

our hope is that you can sit down and take a dreamy visual vacation here on our blog – maybe even learn a little something while you are at it. happy clicking!

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