Monthly Archives: September 2011

Beautify your bedroom

For the second installment in BTR’s Home Makeover series, we hone in on the bedroom.  It’s here that each day begins and ends, making it arguably the most important room in your home.  With the events starting today, we’re making it easy for you to update your bedroom, from a small decorative touch all the way to a complete facelift.

Marimac and Sweet Dreams give you a variety of linen options, and Ore International offers a selection of timeless accent furniture in classic wood finishes.  Visit the Special Touch event to find just that – an interesting decorative element that will infuse the room with personality and flair.   Browse wares from Quality Art and eCarpet Gallery if you’re looking for a great investment piece.

1. We love this clock for its antique feel – one look and it paints a historical picture in your mind.

2. This refined side table is handy because of its drawer, and its classic lines have stood the test of time.

3. This seven-piece comforter set has an elegant, sophisticated pattern and includes a bedskirt, three decorative pillows and two detailed shams, letting you change your room’s entire look in one quick and easy step.

4. Quite simply, the Art Deco-like detailing on this bedside cabinet is just gorgeous!

5. The bold pattern on three towels in this set of six is balanced by their coordinating, solid counterparts.

6. We’re fans of this throw for the rich texture it adds…we also love how cuddly-soft it is!

7. We stored an extra blanket in this handsome magazine rack. Ignore convention – be creative with your space.

Remember – dress your home with the same care and style with which you dress yourself.

Happy shopping!!

NaturallyCurly partners up with Beyond the Rack

Want a NEW Fall Designer Wardrobe and have wavy, curly or kinky hair?

Beyond The Rack is partnering up with NaturallyCurly,  the leading social network for people with curly, kinky, and wavy hair, to help curlies look their best for fall.

NaturallyCurly is also celebrating its 13th anniversary and International Curly Month with 30 Days of Giveaways during the month of September. This month-long celebration is’s chance to give back to the curlies of the world and help them feel empowered by their hair.

NaturallyCurly is giving away top curly hair products and a NEW fall wardrobe from Beyond The Rack. Enter daily for a chance to win fabulous curly hair products and Beyond The Rack gift cards. Each entry also qualifies you for the grand prize a NEW fall wardrobe from Beyond The Rack!

Enter now and every day to increase your chances!

Dressing and decorating for your age: BTR style in your 20’s

Not sure if you should be wearing tweed blazers at 21? Wondering if leather skirts still have a place in your closet in your 40’s? This four-part blog series will guide you in the right direction to make sure you’re age-appropriate, while still über-fashionable.

This week: Your 20’s.

Fashion can be an exciting part of your life at any age.

Your 20’s are especially important, as it’s a time to really experiment with fashion. Take a risk. Stand out. Rebel. Change your mind. Be loud. Be irreverent.

The beauty about dressing in your 20’s is that you’re still figuring out who you are (in life as well as fashion), and you can have fun with many different styles to create a look that is all you. One day boho, one day preppy, one day glam, for example. Until you’ve mastered your own style, have a blast trying out all the fashions available to you. (Tip: shopping BTR allows you revamp your look without breaking the bank).

Blake Lively is a perfect example of a celebrity who knows exactly what she’s doing. It’s no wonder Karl Lagerfeld chose her as his latest muse; her playful charm mixed with personal style has made her the one to watch.

How to copy Blake’s style

Get bold accessories like sky-high stilettos and designer handbags.

Highlight your best feature. Blake shows off her legs by wearing micro-minis but then balances it out by wearing a more conservative top.

Make it all about the dress when attending glamorous events. With a knockout dress, your jewelry and accessories should be minimal.

Do not forget the details. Whether you catch her grabbing coffee or headed to the Golden Globes, nobody accessorizes like Ms. Lively.

Swingin’ 20’s fashion:

Rocawear sunglasses.

Aysha Saeed Collection dress.

Coach bag.

Andy Warhol print.

Qupid heels.

All events on now!

Smart storage solutions

We think it’s never too early to get a head start on spring cleaning, so we’ve pulled together a selection of our most popular clutter-busters, and thrown in some fresh ideas as well. Now there’s no more excuses to put it off: Order the items that suit your needs, and your space. It’s time to get organized!

Take a look at our example closet. If you had an organizing system like this one custom-made, it’d set you back hundreds of dollars. But thanks to our Organized Living events, this modular storage solution can organize your space for a whole lot less. Think about your shoes, for instance. Does your shoe collection make you wonder if you need a bigger place? Shoe storage options like the 50-Pair Stackable Shoe Rack (see #5) can be set-up to house your current footwear wardrobe (however modest), then built-up to accommodate all those future purchases you know you’re going to make!

Here’s just seven smart storage ideas from the photograph above (there’s plenty more inside today’s events!):

1) Home Basics 5-Pack of wood hangers in Cherry

2) NeatFreak 10-Shelf Shoe Organizer

3) NeatFreak 5-Shelf Shoe Organizer

4) Honey Can Do Adjustable Hanging Closet Doubler

5) NeatFreak 50-Pair Stackable Shoe Rack

6) NeatFreak Large Drawer

7) NeatFreak 3-Drawer Wheeled Unit

This week we shine the spotlight on your storage space—next week it’s your bedroom.

The home of your dreams is just around the corner!