meet the blue crew: jordan glasgow

there are gals a’plenty here at blue print.  we’d love to introduce ourselves every so often (in no particular order, we’re all special), in hopes you can get to know us a little better.  we may be tooting our horn a bit when we say, we are a mighty friendly bunch.

jordan spends the majority of her time working for our parent design firm, collins interiors.  however, she devotes one day a week completely to blue print.  jordan works as one of our blue print styling gurus (more to come on styling later!).  whether it be help with paint colors, flooring ideas, lighting updates or simply “where the heck should i place this darn sofa?” — jordan is your gal.

things you should know about jordan:  she’s houston-bred and about as big as a minute.  she doesn’t chew gum.  she’s a newlywed.  her favorite color at the moment is lilac (ask her next week and it might be different).

bubble chair available for purchase at blue print store $1,500.

February 12, 2012

movin’ & shakin’

doesn’t it feel like you could just LIVE at blue print?  we think so!  well, our very kind (and strong!) friends at Finesse Delivery make that cozy feeling possible.  we like to make it seem effortless but we need to let you in on a little secret:  just like any other well designed spaces, our rooms & walls don’t just dress themselves!  our stylists are sticklers for detail — and our Finesse Delivery friends are the very BEST when it comes to dealing with our oh-so-particular requests.

…up the stairs, down the stairs, a little to the right, scoot to the left, no wait…a smidge more to the right…  back up the stairs, back down the stairs, a little higher, 2 inches down please.  you get the gist.

come check out the store this week!  we’ve done some heavy-lifting for your shopping pleasure!

February 10, 2012

bonjour from paris

burrr… we are cold just LOOKING at you two!

blue print owners Cynthia Collins & Leslie Jenkins have just thawed off from a chilly Southern France buying trip.  frozen fountains, slippery sidewalks and bitter cold winds–these ladies are willing to tough it out in the coldest of conditions for Blue Print!  let us remind you, these are Tejas girls through and through, and temperatures below 20 are not in their comfort zones.

the shipment from Paris is due in two months which means it will feel like Christmas morning sometime in April!  these little birdies tell us beidermeier chests, swedish chairs, murano light fixtures, and rose medallion place settings are all headed our way.  oui! oui! oui!

we’ve got the blues for vintage paperweights

“we’ve got the blues” series is all about our staff favorites.  things we love.  things we adore.

we’ve got the blues in the best of ways (not the sad kind) for vintage paperweights.  all of our paperweights were handpicked by our owners in england.  the intricate designs and bright colors make us all the more happy.  arrange a few together for a more contemporary looking collection or place a single one on top of the heap of magazines you’ve been meaning to thumb through.  either way, it’s table-top art in the most whimsical of mediums.

vintage paperweights $45-80 at blue print store.

February 7, 2012

drumroll please…it’s official. we blog!

you heard us.  it’s official.  we blog!

blue print store has a brand spankin’ new blogblue print opened its store doors november 2010 and we are now thrilled to open our virtual doors nearly a year later.

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.  you’ll find tips, tricks, our favorite new finds, behind-the-scenes store make-overs and your fix on all things blue print store related.  our store owners & designers will even be contributing their two cents!  believe us, we are all ears when those 5 chime in.

we are excited to be a part of the big ‘ole blogosphere.  here’s to happy clicking!

we heart it.

heart day is nearing!  give something sweet to the one you love.  there’s more to this little heart than meets the eye—the proceeds from these hand-carved stone hearts support a cooperative of carvers in Kenya.  come visit us in the store for more details!

behind the scenes: collins interiors

our collins interiors crew has been busy, busy!  we like to think of them as the smoothest operating circus we know because they are on-the-move all. the. time. leaving behind some real show-stoppers in their tracks. their cars alone are an act of their own.  instead of “how many clowns can fit in that tiny car?” it’s more like “how many lampshades, light fixtures, fabric bolts, side tables, and chairs will squeeze in that SUV?”  (it’s the honest to goodness truth).  up to their usual tricks, the collins gals orchestrated a big move-in for one dallas family late last week.

months prior to a large install, every room is thoroughly thought out to the nth degree — from play rooms to wine cellars, from craft rooms to his & her offices and from carriage houses to pool cabanas — these designers create the vision for a home in its entirety.  and before every install, the girls do some of their best shopping with blue print to help bring that vision to life!

{above}: ladies who lunch.  a few of the collins crew having a mid afternoon picnic.  this february day felt as if spring had sprung and no better place to break for lunch than outside.

December 14, 2001

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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