Brighten Up The Outside – Exterior Lighting Tips

The days are slowly getting shorter which means your house is in need of some great exterior lighting. Exterior lighting is important for both design aesthetic as well as safety. A well lit house looks marvelous from the street and deters those looking for an easy target. Here are some tips for making your house look great at night. Driveways and Pathways Your driveway lighting can be dramatic or simple. The main use of lighting in these areas is for safety. Be sure you define your boundaries but keep the lights staggered so that you avoid the “runway” look. Your … Continue Reading →


Inspiration Monday – Come On In – Front Door Design

Your front door is a focal point, the first impression on anyone entering your home. Make sure it reflects your style while sticking with the style of your home. Go bold or stick with the traditional. Either way, there are a multitude of materials, sizes, shapes, colors and designs to choose from for your front door. Here are just a few ideas to get your started.   Sturdy and Strong – Wood Doors     Iron Works – Iron and Glass Doors     Out of the Box – Modern, Contemporary Doors     Going Bold – Pop of Color … Continue Reading →


Take the Party Outdoors – Outdoor Entertaining Tips

It’s almost that time of year again. The weather is starting to cool and you are ready to take your entertaining outdoors. There is nothing like the fresh air to create a nice atmosphere. The great outdoors provides many positive aspects of entertaining, but it does take some preparation and thought. Here are some outdoor entertaining tips for making your next outdoor gathering a success. Pay Attention to Mother Nature There is nothing like planning an outdoor get-together only to have it rain. Make sure you have a plan b. Mother nature has a mind of her own and if … Continue Reading →


Inspiration Monday – Vertical Gardens

Chances are you’ve seen vertical gardens (also known as: living walls, or green walls). They can be found indoors or out, and are a great way to utilize, often unused, space. You can grow almost anything in a vertical garden: perennials, annuals, moss, ivy, herbs, etc. The containers used are also abundant. They can be freestanding or attached to a wall or fence creating endless options. Vertical gardens not only make great use of space, but they also help cool buildings and save water. Done well, these gardens are also a beautiful work of art. Here are a few vertical … Continue Reading →


Shop Pezzo Bello – Outdoor – Pots

Spring is here and we are getting excited about all the new blooms in the near future! The bright colors, enticing smells and loveliness of plants make Spring and Summer such an uplifting time of year. Landscaping is an art form in itself and one we love to admire and help with. Getting your yard looking it’s best is not as easy as it may seem. A lot of time, planning and preparation go into the beautiful gardens you admire everyday. Here are some great landscaped yards to inspire.           Don’t forget about your patio or … Continue Reading →


Our Favorite Design Memories of 2014

At midnight, we say goodbye to 2014. It was a busy, wonderful, creative, fun year for all of us at Pezzo Bello Interiors. In remembrance of our past year, here are a few of our favorite design memories from 2014. The challenging, fun, beautiful bedroom redesign – Tween Beach Bedroom Design The exciting bedroom design just in time for the Royals in the World Series – Kansas City Tween Bedroom Design An outdoor oasis is completed – Beauty in the Backyard And our biggest announcement of the year: The Pezzo Bello Interiors Store got a major facelift – Pezzo Bello … Continue Reading →


First Impressions – Exterior Paint

We all know that first impressions are important in our daily lives. However, have you thought about the first impression of your home. What is the first thing people see when they come to your home? It’s not your kitchen or living room. It’s the exterior of your house. Is it making a good impression? There are many things that impact the exterior appearance of your home, your landscaping, grass, driveway, siding, paint colors, etc. Today we are going to focus on the color choices for the exterior of your home. While being different than all the other homes on … Continue Reading →


Relish the Beautiful Weather – Our Outdoor Furniture Guide

Summer is here. Flowers are in bloom. The sun is shining. Pools are open. It’s that wonderful time of year where sitting outside and basking in the warmer weather is on our mind. If you are looking to make your backyard come to life, now is the time to do it! Make the most of your summer with an outdoor area that works for you! Our guide can help you find your way, or call us to set up a consultation, and we’ll do the work for you! Whatever you decide, start by assessing your outdoor space. Decide on the … Continue Reading →


Watch Where You Walk – Outdoor Flooring

In the past month we’ve discussed outdoor kitchens, fire pits and pools but I have yet to mention outdoor flooring. With many options for where you walk, picking the best option for your lifestyle can be daunting. Here are a few ideas to get your started. Concrete One of the most popular outdoor flooring options. Concrete is easy to maintain and can be a beautiful addition to your backyard, but has a tendency to crack even when laid with properly. Walkout patios and areas where an outdoor kitchen or grill are located, are great areas to use concrete. With options … Continue Reading →


Take Me To The Pool

Since my last post the heat has been turned up! Now instead of enjoying that firepit, we are looking to cool off poolside. There is nothing quite like your own peace of paradise. With the heat of summer upon us, the pool is the perfect place to cool off. Pool inspiration is not hard to find, but here are a few of our favorites!