BedStu’s are an exceptional shoe and a customer favorite. Each shoe is beautifully hand crafted with materials that are aged to perfection with unique hand finishes. Cushioned outsoles provide durability and comfort and their rich leather components give them an authentic vintage feel that is engineered to last.
Hand dyeing, burnishing, and aging gives each pair its own individual character creating variations in color, meaning no two pairs are the same.
The contemporary design style was born in the mid half of the 20th century when a range of styles merged. Today’s contemporary style features both round and sharp edges a like, a mostly neutral color pallet- sometimes with a pop of color for accent- and a comfortable, welcoming feeling.
Modern or Contemporary?
While these design styles are similar, there are definite differences between them. Modern design features bold, stark lines giving a minimalist feel. Contemporary design focuses more on basic lines, form, and shape, giving a warm, comfortable feel.
Achieving the Look
Keeping a less is more mindset is best. Use solid or subtly patterned fabrics rather than bold, colorful prints and go with minimal accessories in lieu of large collections. Colors usually include a range of neutrals, black, and white and often feature a punch of color through simple room décor or an accent wall. When walls are painted with a neutral, a great backdrop is created for the rest of the room.
Décor is a huge element of this look. The space between pictures and décor on the walls is just as important as the décor itself. Use round edged décor to balance out sharp edges and welcome the idea of high-gloss finishes. Chrome, steel, and glass work great when mixed in with the neutral color pallet, keeping the less is more mindset in mind. Combining shine with texture, like ribbed or crackled glass or brushed nickel and copper, works great. A few pieces here and there can really tie a room together!
Using the proper lighting as your room accent creates a great focal point. Find floor and table lamps with straight lines and sleek finishes. Incorporating color into your fixtures with, for example, a lampshade, is a great place for the rooms pop of color. Using recessed or track lighting can draw attention to accessories and décor.
Ultimately, achieving a contemporary look is not difficult. Paying attention to color, lines, and textures is the key. When keeping these factors in mind and adding your own personal touches, your perfect room can easily be achieved.
Did you know we hold numerous awards for our elegant furniture and accessories? We are proud of our reputation here at Black Bird Home Gallery and are delighted to satisy our customers needs. Check out a few of our awards!
Forget the impulse buys, cheap deals and trendy designs that will be out of style before you know it. It's time to stop all that wasteful shopping and splurge on furniture and other home goods that you'll keep forever.
Dining Room Table
Cottage-style table and chair sets will hold their value forever. As far as finish goes, opt for something simple, like black or maple. From family dinners to homework to holidays, a lifetime of memories will be created at this very table.
Luxury meets functionality when you light up the grand entrance of your home with a classic chandelier. Try a hand-crafted piece that incorporates glass jewels and bronze structure for an ultra-classic look.
Wall clocks serve more than just their basic function. They pieces of simplistic beauty, style and sophistication. A large, dark metal piece with roman numerals is possibly the best piece of decor for the largest wall in the home.
The next time you attend a community art show, keep your eyes peeled for a piece that takes your breath away. And don't be afraid to splurge- not only are you supporting the local arts, but chances are, it will stay in your house for a very long time.
Persian, Turkish and Oriental rugs are a home staple to many. These tapestries will likely outlast other pieces of furniture in your living areas. Bonus? They look even better with age.
Stop by our gallery today to add a few timeless pieces to your decor!
Have you come in to our store lately? We'd love to hear how the experience went! Here's a great review from a customer who was in last fall: ]
"The first time I walked into Blackbird was like going into that little store in Gremlins where the dad bought Gizmo. It's filled to the rim with amazing, functional and some one of a kinds items (gifts, lighting, tables and furniture). They sell "off the floor" so you will not see the item return to the store....once it's gone it's gone.
In talking to the owners, Wayne and Mindy, I discovered they hand select each item in the store based on their travels across the globe. They sort of remind me of a mix between Peterman from Seinfeld and The Most Interesting Man in the World. They have an eye for design and any time I'm in town I stop in."
Thank you, Matt!
As the rest of the nation begins to thaw from a record-breaking winter, and all the spring breakers and snow birds slowly head back north, it's time for the locals to come out and play! After your spring cleaning is done, treat your home (and yourself!) to something nice. We're always getting in new stuff, so be sure to stop by frequently and see what's new at Black Bird!
We couldn't be more excited to welcome all of our seasonal residents for another beautiful winter-spring in Sarasota. Can't decide what to do with that guest room? Maybe your furnished condo needs an upgrade? Our collections range from classic Floridian beach homes to modern and LA glam.
It's out with the old, and in with the new. There's something for everyone at Black Bird Home Gallery, so stop in today!
One of the most exciting things for us is when we get new items in the store! It is great seeing new pieces with different colors and designs. One of our latest additions is stunning Match Pewter. We have many pieces all over the store, ranging from frames to clocks. Look closely and you see their amazing detail and finish. Stop in the store and we will show you all of the great new pieces that we have added to the gallery!
It is officially Fall! The weather is cooling down and days are beginning to fill with pumpkin spiced things. As the season changes, it's important to update your home as well. Change out your bright coral colored pillows for an Autumn orange, and your tiki chairs for warm armchairs.
Stop by Blackbird and take a look at our new Fall items we have in the store!