6 EXPERT HACKS OUR INTERIOR DESIGNERS SWEAR BY

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via Amy Wicks at Laurel & Wolf – When it comes to home design, we love a good mood board, and we’re all for collecting inspirational images on Pinterest, but nothing can replace the ease of working with an interior designer when you want to see a room come together fast (and on a budget!)

Here’s why: our designers have access to the best pricing–thanks to Laurel & Wolf’s longstanding relationships with all the best retailers and wholesalers–and they have years of experience in creating spaces that are deeply personal to their clients.

With this in mind, we asked a few of our favorite designers if they would be willing to spill their best design secrets; the hacks they use time and again, when they want to do a quick room makeover.

FOCUS ON A FOCAL WALL

Interior designer Lori Evans suggests honing in on one or two areas in your space. Love color? Paint one wall your favorite color and let everything pop! Love texture? Create a statement wall with some appeal. “Wood strips from your local home improvement store, wallpaper with some texture and fake brick paneling can enhance your room and make everything look richer,” she said.

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Black Violin

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Thursday, August 23rd at Levitt Pavilion in Bethlehem

Genre: Classical & Hip-Hop
Artist Website: blackviolin.net

To most people, jazz, hip-hop, funk and classical are musical genres. But to revolutionary music group Black Violin, they’re nothing but ingredients. Combining a daunting array of musical styles and influences to produce a signature sound that is not quite maestro, not quite emcee, this group of two classically trained violinists and their DJ is redefining the music world-one string at a time. With influences ranging from Shostakovich and Bach to Nas and Jay-Z, Black Violin breaks all the rules, blending the classical with the modern to create something rare-a sound that nobody has ever heard, but that everybody wants to feel.

PARTNERS
Coordinated Health
PPL Corporation
Provident Bank

 

Parrotbeach – The Jimmy Buffett Tribute

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Friday, August 17th at the Pig Pen in Allentown. 8 PM

The most exciting show to, hit the circuit in years. Clubs, parties, fairs, festivals, major corporate events. Formerly kown as Parrotville, PARROTBEACH will have you singing, laughing, and dancing in the streets. Whether you’re a Parrothead or just a beach lover, bring the children bring the wife you’ll be in for the time of your life. They will bring the season with them. Doing the best ofJimmy Buffett along with your all time favorite island tunes, Parrotbeach will take you back to that unforgettable island vacation. Winter, Spring, Summer, or Fall, all you got to do is call, PARROTBEACH will make it happen!
Parrotbeach is one of the few full time Buffett bands. They have been together for approximately 10 years, they met while playing in local club and original bands. The members of Parrotbeach hail from across our great nation, giving their sound a variation of musical influences. From Florida to Virginia, Hawaii to N.YC. Parrotbeach has the feel.

Doors 6:30
All Age Event

Brantley Gilbert at Musikfest

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Friday, August 10th

Brantley Gilbert
w/ special guest Everette

Price: $54-$79
Venue: Sands Steel Stage at PNC Plaza at Musikfest
Gates: 6:00 pm | Show: 7:00 pm

Starting as a songwriter in Nashville, Gilbert launched his singing career in 2009 with the album “Modern Day Prodigal Son.” In 2011 he joined forces with all-star country producer Dann Huff to release “Halfway to Heaven” featuring singles, “Country Must Be Country Wide” and “You Don’t Know Her Like I Do,” which both went to number one on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart. As part of his tour that year, Gilbert played Musikfest’s Plaza Tropical.

Gilbert was named Top New Male Artist at the Academy of Country Music Awards in 2013, and in 2014 won the American Music Award for Favorite Country Album for “Just As I Am.” He’s now one of only four country artists with back-to-back platinum certified albums among greats like Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban.

With 2017’s “The Devil Don’t Sleep,” the songwriter again worked with Huff to capture the slow burn of electric guitars, crashing drums and acoustic flourishes that define the heavy country fused with hard rock edge of Gilbert’s musical attack. Hits from the album include “It’s About To Get Dirty,” “Bullet In A Bonfire” and “Tried To Tell Ya.”

THREE TIPS FOR STYLING AN ENTRYWAY

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via A Beautiful Mess – We’re still hard at work on our studio house—one mini space at a time. This week we completed two small spaces (double yay!), and today we’re teaming up with Martha Stewart Living at The Home Depot to share a few tips for styling an entry space.

But first, I must confess. I’m the worst at mini spaces. You know the ones. Too small to be a room, but still in need of decor and organization. I put them off and eventually get used to their half-finished status. They’re my blind spot.

But not this time! This time things are different. And you know what? I’m loving it. Our new entry space is inviting and organized. Since it’s the first thing we see when we walk through those doors every morning, I think of this space as our friendliest spot in the house, always waving “hell-oo-ooo!”

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