National Womens History Month What inspires you?

March marks National Women’s History Month and this year’s theme is Women Inspiring Innovation through Imagination.  Take a look around your life and think about what inspires you.  This is the first place to look when designing – or redesigning – your home.  To create a room that you love – just look at what else you love! This year’s National Women’s History Month theme “honors generations of women who throughout American history have used their intelligence, imagination, sense of wonder, and tenacity to make extraordinary contributions.”  We know every woman can be a great designer with her own creativity and influences.  Take a look at some inspiring things from around your life that can help jump-start your designer ideas and room renovations.

That latest addition to your jewelry box may very well be your favorite – and we won’t blame you for wearing your new statement necklace for girls' night out and date night this week!  This statement necklace, appropriately named the Forgotten Dream Necklace, is dainty and fresh utilizing an ombre effect with the trendy mint hue.  Delicate gold detailing completes the look!  This outfit accent inspires an accent for your home, The Aperitif One Drawer Table from Drexel Heritage’sAt Home in Belle Maison Collection.  Finished in a similar mint inspired blue hue, this accent table even features gold painted accent to set it apart from the rest.  If you’d prefer a different color, take advantage of Drexel Heritage’s custom design options to finish this piece in a different paint color.

Diving deeper into your closet, we’ve found inspiration from a complete outfit!  Perhaps this is your go-to office ensemble or a lovely weekend collection but no matter what you wear it for,  it’s great inspiration.  This pink and orange paisley dress, taupe hat, and tan leather bag and heels have seamlessly been translated into new living room upholstery furniture.  The 7469 Classic Button Tufted Sofa is adorned with nailhead trim and features beautifully curved arms.  Pink and orange paisley fabric creates defining pillows for this sofa.  Pulling these fun colors into a plaid fabric, two more pillows adorn the sofa and the 7418 Transitional Chair matches.  These custom upholstery pieces from Huntington House allow you to take inspiration from anywhere and create a look that matches what you love.

First comes love, then comes marriage, then there comes furniture to cherish?  Yes, once you’re hitched you’ll need some new furniture – and what better place to look for inspiration than your wedding.  A favorite wedding task of the bride and the groom is cake tasting!  Did you love how your wedding cake looked on your big day?  This cake features natural buttercream frosting in a smooth silhouette with cascading drips of chocolate over each tier’s top.  Delicious!  This cake inspires a new dining room fit for the both of you.  The Westwood Collection by Bernhardt is a great rich chocolate finish.  The slat back dining chairs feature a unique curved design emulating the cascading chocolate of the cake and a cream color leather upholstered seat.

As women, you have inspirations all around - waiting to create your next designer look or custom furniture.  With the largest selection, Belfort Furniture is your Washington DC Furniture store and design center - and we're ready to help translate your inspiration into beautiful rooms.

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