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Super Summer Sale

BRG Happenings | PUBLISHED 07.27.17 | BRG Staff

What should we do when we have an influx of new, fresh to the market merchandise coming into our showroom? We make room for them by clearing out our massive showroom. How do we do that? We hold our super Summer Sale, of course! Starting this weekend...

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The Knick: Farewell Series, Hello Really Cool Stuff!

BRG Happenings | PUBLISHED 07.27.17 | Jennifer Ventresca

What does a gritty, turn of the century, made-for-cable-TV medical drama series have to do with today�s decorating trends? Apothecary jars, brass lighting, iron beds and rustic farm charm, that's what!

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Open Up!

BRG Happenings | PUBLISHED 07.21.17 | Jennifer Ventresca

Summer is the season for opening things up. Opening the pool. Opening day of baseball. (Okay, technically that happens in the spring, but it's for summer!) Opening the ice cold beers as you enjoy the shade of your open umbrella while dining al fresco. At Black Rock Galleries, we love openings! So much so, that we are opening our courtyard for a few days this summer.

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Beachside Chic Cottage

Design & Decor | PUBLISHED 07.11.17 | Jennifer Ventresca

Who says you need to have a waterfront home to enjoy a beachy-chic cottage inspired decorating style? We took a look at a couple of our favorite inspiration photos and wanted to show you how to get the same look for less at BRG.

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Seeing Red! A Bold Color that Packs a Punch!

Design & Decor | PUBLISHED 07.11.17 | Jennifer Ventresca

Red is not for the faint of heart. It's the color of passion. It's the color of vibrancy and liveliness. Yet, people tend to shy away from reds not because they're dispassionate, but because they're uncertain about how to appropriately add red to their color scheme. We believe that red, in its various shades and hues, can pretty much mix well with any color scheme depending on how and where it's used -- and it can really pack a punch!

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A Twist of Americana for Modern Homes

Design & Decor | PUBLISHED 07.11.17 | Jennifer Ventresca

As we prepare to celebrate Independence Day in the United States, we thought we'd take a look at the Americana design aesthetic and look at some successful rooms that blend true Americana pieces with modern styles creating a warm, eclectic environment. What is Americana?

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Happy Father's Day!

BRG Happenings | PUBLISHED 06.18.17 | BRG Staff
Happy Father's Day

The entire staff of BRG extends warm wishes this Father's Day to all fathers, step-fathers, grandfathers, foster fathers, and all men who take care of children. Enjoy your special day!

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Light it Up!

BRG Happenings | PUBLISHED 06.16.17 | Jennifer Ventresca

We've all heard the phrase, "mood lighting," right? Your choices in lighting will help set the tone (or mood) for your space ... romantic, whimsical, minimalistic, formal, etc. In the age of recessed lighting, the idea of accent lighting is often an afterthought to many individual design choices. Here are some of our thoughts on choosing the right lighting!

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BRG's Charity Auction Helping Abandoned Animals

On the Auction Block | PUBLISHED 05.31.17 | Jennifer Ventresca

What do abandoned pets have to do with Black Rock Galleries' online Spring Abandoned Lots Charity Auction? Well, in short, the CT Humane Society! We love animals, especially those that have been abandoned. In fact, owners and managing partners, Christie and Grant, have rescue pets in their own household.

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Ole! Add Mexican & Latin American Flair to Your Home

Design & Decor | PUBLISHED 05.04.17 | Jennifer Ventresca

What comes to mind when you think Mexican & Latin American design? Bold, bright, and happy colors? Deep rich wood tones juxtaposed with wrought iron accents? The contrast of white-washed walls with dark Spanish-Colonial style beams?

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