Creating An Oscars-Worthy Home Theater Experience

Let Your Home Theater be the Star of the Show

 

And the Oscar Goes to… You!

It may be a celebration of the year’s best in cinema, but in reality, it’s so much more. This Sunday marks the annual Academy Awards ceremony where celebs will stride down the red carpet wearing everything from Armani to Zac Posen. Now chances are you won’t be able to make it to Hollywood for the Oscars, but you can bring the glitz and glamour right to your home theater.

The right home theater setup can lend itself to numerous entertainment options—anything from hosting a few friends to watch the ballgame, to actually catching up on the Oscar nominated films you might have missed (La La Land, anyone?). But there are certain things to keep in mind when creating an entertainment hub in your home.

Distinctly original, the Venue media cabinet and credenza collection combines a softly curved cabinet with angular legs.

The Venue serves as an elegant focal point for your Home Theater, and sets the stage for great performance.

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Great Engineering Equals Great Design #engineersweek

#EngineersWeek celebrates excellence in innovation and design

engineering goes into great design

The award-winning Venue media cabinet designed by Louis A. Lara

 

At BDI, great design is our calling card. We take pride in creating award-winning contemporary furniture that is elegant, timeless, and just as important, functional.

And we’ve got the accolades to prove it.

In 2016, we took home not one, but two coveted Pinnacle Awards, which recognize excellence, innovation, and originality in the practice of furniture design. We’ve also been recognized by the Contemporary Design Group with the Edward Haimsohn Award for design excellence two years running.

But when it comes to our products, there is more to them than meets the eye. There is no limit to what our designers can sketch out or create in a CAD design, but it doesn’t mean much unless someone can figure out how to bring designs to life. (more…)

Turning Your Home Into Super Bowl Central

#BigGame Day Preparations

Super Bowl viewing party

BDI’s Corridor 8179 is feature rich to give you the ideal Super Bowl set up.

Some will be sporting their red, white, and blue, hoping to see Tom Brady cement his place as the greatest QB of all time, with a record fifth Super Bowl win. Others will be cheering for Matt Ryan and the Falcons as they try and bring Atlanta its first championship since the Braves won the World Series in 1995. And of course, many people are just in it for the food, halftime show (go #LadyGaga) and the commercials.

No matter where you stand, Super Bowl 51 is this weekend, and your goal is to be the host with the most.

Want to throw an MVP caliber party for the #BigGame? Here are a few things to consider.

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Energy (And Money) Saving Measures Start at Home

Ways to Save on Energy Costs at Home in 2017

 

Hanging LED and incandescent lightbulbs against a green background. The right lightbulb can save on energy costs at home in 2017.

For most people, home ownership is the most expensive purchase they will ever make. However, those costs go far beyond the list price and the mortgage. Inefficient appliances, poor insulation, and simply wasting resources (aka, water, electricity, etc.) can add up to thousands of dollars each year. Fortunately, there are plenty of simple things you can do to save on energy costs and keep a few bucks in your pocket in 2017.

With this week celebrating National Cut Your Energy Costs Day, here are some helpful tips to get you started down an energy (and dollar) saving path.

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2016: LOOKING BACK AT TRENDS WE LOVED IN HOME DECOR

Looking Back At The Design, Architecture, And Home Decor Trends Of 2016

 

The BDI Stream coffee table and Corridor home bar in Charcoal Finish, against a dark hardwood floor.

This has been a big year for design, from home décor trends to architecture. With all new trends on the horizon in the New Year, we’re looking back at some of our favorite trends we saw in 2016.

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NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS START AT HOME

How To Set Yourself Up For A Great Year Ahead

You know the drill by now. It’s 2017, which means it’s time to get serious about those New Year’s resolutions. Whether you’re aiming to get fit, save money, advance your career or spend more time with your family, your home is square-one for success.

Lucky for you, we’ve got a few ideas for making your home work for you.

The Nora Slim media console by BDI in Natural Walnut finish with black micro-etched glass doors.

Getting a jump start on your new year’s resolutions often starts right at home.

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Helpful Tips For Big Holiday Entertaining in Small Spaces

Don’t Let Your Small Space Keep You From Throwing A Big Holiday Party

 

Entertaining for the holidays in small spaces

The holidays are full of events and soirees – office parties, ugly sweater contests, Christmas Eve at your crazy aunt’s house. If you find yourself playing host to your own party this season, you may be worried about crowding your friends and family into your home. After all, your studio apartment may be perfect for you, but it isn’t exactly ideal for entertaining.

This holiday, don’t let a small space keep you from going big on a holiday affair to remember. To get you jingling in the festivities in a grand way, we’ve rounded up a few helpful tips and tricks for stylishly hosting and entertaining in small spaces.

 

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SPRUCE UP YOUR HOLIDAY DECOR

Deck the Halls with a Twist: New Ways to Decorate for the Holidays

 

A modern and contemporary home with holiday decor and Christmas tree.

‘Tis the season to trim the tree, deck the halls, and hang your stockings from the chimney with care. However, you may already be tired of the red, green and holly-laden overload that tends to take over home décor this time of year.

If your decorations are in need of a refresher, we rounded up a few non-traditional, yet festive holiday décor ideas to keep your home merry and bright all winter long. (more…)

Go Small and Go Home: Baby Boomers Move Toward Downsizing

Baby Boomers Embrace Smaller Spaces to Enjoy Retirement Living

 

Baby boomers downsizing to embrace retirement living

 

Who would have ever guessed that going small would be the next big thing?

Baby Boomers, those born between 1946 and 1964, make up a good chunk of the population — 76 million people, to be exact. According to the AARP, 8,000 Boomers will turn 65 every day for the next decade and a half. As they reach or approach retirement age, many Baby Boomers are downsizing and taking advantage of smaller living spaces.

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Giving Thanks This Year

A Look Back at BDI’s Accomplishments and Milestones in 2016

 

Happy Thanksgiving from BDI Furniture

Over the years, we have taken this time of year to reflect back on our accomplishments and successes, and to thank all the people who have been instrumental along the way.

Between several new additions to our growing team, well-deserved awards for our talented designers, and the continuing support our retail partners and customers, 2016 was an exciting year at BDI. This Thanksgiving, we wanted to take a moment to reflect on the many reasons we have to be thankful.

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