it’s all {green} to me

What do we love about Pantone’s 2017 Color of the Year? Well, what DON’T we love?

If you’re a big fan like us, it is easy to incorporate greenery into a space in a big way with upholstery and art. If you prefer to use green in more subtle ways, pillows, boxes, and rocks are the way to go. 

There are so many wonderful shades of green that you can be creative with, but you can never go wrong with “greenery”. It is a great color to mix in, and it pairs well with pink, lavender, blue and cream. 

We can’t get enough “greenery” at Blue Print. Swing by, and you’ll know why! 

January 11, 2017

deck the halls

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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November 30, 2016

behind the scenes: at home with leslie jenkins

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! 

November 17, 2016

november art show

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! 

November 12, 2016

art show – november 10th

you’re invited! join us for an art show on thursday, november 10th from 5:00 – 7:00pm! stop by and meet the artists – joyce howell, karen smith, brenda bogart & robert rea! we’ll have sips, snacks & valet! see you soon! 

November 1, 2016

holiday gift guide

From holiday gifts to hostess gifts, Blue Print can be your one stop shop for every gift on your list! Here are a few of our favorites! We are unboxing new items daily, and we can’t wait to wrap them back up – just for you! 



That’s not all! Blue Print is participating in Partners Card again this year! Only gifts and home accessories are included, so stop by and stock up! 


October 21, 2016

kappa tablescapes

We were so happy to be a part of Kappa Tablescapes this year! 

We designed our table with a mix of antique accessories and flowing fabric. We started with a tablecloth of beautiful blue and lavender fabric designed by Megan Adams Brooks. Antique rose medallion boxes and vases added a layer of elegance to the table, and a large crystal bowl served as the perfect vase for overflowing blue and white hydrangeas. Our padded white chairs were a great place to take a seat during the luncheon and enjoy a meal with friends. Our table was completed with monogrammed linen napkins by Leontine Linens.

A special thanks to all of those that helped make it happen!

October 18, 2016

art show – october 13th!

Blue Print is hosting an art show for Megan Adams Brooks, Selena Beaudry, 
Joey Lancaster, and Carolyn Evans on October 13th from 5:00 – 7:00pm! 
Come meet the artists and take a look at all of their amazing new work. 
We’ll have cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, so come grab a drink and a bite to eat! 
 We can’t wait to see you there!

October 3, 2016

all the way from the UK

Not only do we represent artists from across the country, but we also represent three artists from the United Kingdom! From Stephanie Ho’s small figures to Selena Beaudry’s large piles, each artist’s style varies creating a beautiful gallery at Blue Print. 

Here is a little more about each artist! If that’s not enough, you can see more of their work on our website at blueprinstore.com/gallery2.  

Stephanie Ho 
Ho continues to develop her highly recognizable Lowry style paintings of tiny human figures. Based mainly on photographs, sometimes she paints what she sees & other times she choreographs the picture. 
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Selena Beaudry 
Beaudry creates paintings, work on paper & installations. All of her work is created by a series of marks or perhaps lack of marks. Color has always been central to her work & she uses it in a number of ways. 
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Henrietta Dubrey 
Dubrey’s work covers both abstract & figurative elements, with a colorist palette & often striking line. With a developed language & always something to say Henrietta’s work is fresh, lively & often profound.
 
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August 10, 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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