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Make a Color Splash With These Home Decorating Tips

March 27, 2015 5:03 pm

If you want to incorporate bright, bold colors into your home’s design scheme without going overboard, there are a number of creative ways to do it. Check out these simple decorating tips that require little effort and won't compromise your security deposit.

  1. Choose a main color and an accent color. Instead of running wild with one bright color that you really love, use it as an accent color. This will ensure that your space looks clean and professional, and it makes your favorite shade the center of attention rather than an all-over eyesore.
  2. Update boring bookcases. If you have a plain old bookcase that’s a bit of an eyesore, remove the shelves and paint the back of it in your favorite color. Once you slide the shelves back in, you’ll have a subtle burst of color peeking out from behind your books.
  3. Toss in some throw pillows. Purchase sofa or bed throw pillows in your favorite colors to add an accent to neutral furniture. Best of all, pillows look stylish and eclectic when mixed and matched, so feel free to go a little crazy.
  4. Create a colorful gallery wall. One of the most affordable ways to add colorful art to your walls is by framing things like old wallpaper, scrapbook paper, and even bright fabrics.

Add Color Without Paint [Better Homes and Gardens]
Top 10 Tips for Adding Color to Your Space [HGTV]
10 Surprising Ways to Add Color to Your Home [House Beautiful]

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ECM Weekly Update

March 23, 2015 11:45 pm

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Bellevue Brewing Company: A Bellevue Gastropub

March 18, 2015 4:02 pm

A popular gastropub, the Bellevue Brewing Company offers a well-regarded selection of microbrews, in addition to a menu of tasty New American cuisine. The pub has a sort of sporty vibe, apt for a casual dinner or just for having some drinks at the bar. The beer selection is top notch, with brews ranging from bitters with slight notes of hazelnut and caramel to full-bodied scotch ales. Diners note that the food at Bellevue Brewing Company pairs well with the beer selection. Think refined comfort food, full of flavor and homey goodness. Appetizers include such plates as a hearty meat and cheese dish, smoked chicken wings, and a special five-cheese mac attack. Entrees feature pizza and sandwiches, as well as lighter fare, such as some delectable soups and salads.

Bellevue Brewing Company
1820 130th Avenue NE
Bellevue, WA 98005
(425) 497-8686

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