KNOCK KNOCK! Five Entryway Ideas You Should Open Up To

Your homes entryway is not only the first impression to your arriving guests, but also what says goodbye and welcomes you home each day.  Do you keep it minimalistic?  Will it be GRAND!?  Should you use it as a dual or multi-purpose space?  That answer is up to you based on your lifestyle needs, but we have some inspiring completed projects to get your design juices flowing.

#1  Say hello to my little workspace…

This entryway design incorporates a small workstation tucked inside a cubby big enough to get the job done yet not overpowering to the space.  The herringbone floor pattern is visually appealing and sparks interest as soon as you walk in.herringbone-home-entry1

#2 Warm and natural vibes…

A subtle way to bring the outdoors-in and create a natural feel to the space, is to include foliage like you see here.  The stone floor selection compliments the brown hues picked up from the door and ceiling generating a warm welcome.inspired-entry1

#3 Bright and contemporary

Sometimes bright and airy can give you the warm and fuzzies!  Like in this example, natural light flows through the glass door panels and reflects off the mirrored accent pieces.  The grey contemporary area rug creates a soft surface over the wood flooring.

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#4 Mosaic elegance

The beautiful dark wood double doors are a statement in themselves…but then voila! A gorgeous hand-laid mosaic pattern greets you with an impressive “hello” as you step inside.  The frosted window patterned paneling (say that three times fast) allows some natural light to seep through, but keeps with the elegant flow of the space.open-up1

#5 Trim-work makes the room work…

The exiting view of this foyer is beautifully accented by the dark wood stained trim which flows flawlessly to the craftsman style door.  The custom area rug adds a subtle pop of color over-top the wood look tile flooring.  A simple entry table and accent pieces tie in the look.fall-festival-of-homes-winner-entry1

For more inspiring projects and products, visit us online at http://www.prosourcewholesale.com/pompano or visit us in the showroom and check things out in person.  ProSource of Pompano Beach is located at 2002 W. Atlantic Blvd.

 

 

 

 

2017 Hot Design Trend: Wall Coverings

Wall Coverings, your secret go-to design statement piece.

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We have put together a collection of inspirational room scenes, and of course, available to you through ProSource of Pompano Beach.

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3 Tips: Prep Your Floors For The Holidays

So your new floors were just installed just in time for all of the holiday festivities with family and friends. Now it’s time to protect the surface against heavier foot traffic, scuffs and spills.

Let’s start at the front door. Letting your guests carry the outdoors indoors can wreak nov-blog_front-door-shoe-storagehavoc on your floor.  For us Floridians, we don’t have to worry about visitors tracking in the dampness of snow.  However dirt, mud and other debris can tag along and let’s not forget about the reality of hard to scrub scuff marks on your hardwood or tile.  Create a station as they enter by providing a shoe rack or mat where shoes can be swapped out with slippers.

howe-formal-dining-room1Next, anticipate the path where your guests will travel from room to room by guarding against additional foot traffic with runners or area rugs. It’s also a good idea to safeguard against spills and food fight remnants by placing a rug under the dining table.

Lastly, if you plan on shuffling furniture to accommodate your company, place furniture pads down first to prevent denting or scratching. You may be enjoying the moment of the holidays but this quick and easy step can save you years of anguish over permanent damage.

Tis’ the season to protect your new investment by simply taking precautionary measures. You can chat with your Account Manager about custom rugs and runners for your home.  Now you can enjoy entertaining your guests as your floors stay merry and bright.

5 Completed Room Designs to Inspire Your Next Project

 

#1

standard to stylish

Installed new custom cabinetry around the fireplace, along with a new circular custom rug, stone flooring, recest lighting, paint, furniture and accessories.

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#2

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This homeowner has an affinity for modern art and incorporates it into the look and feel of his home through clear vision and small details.

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#3

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By redesigning the layout, this homeowner was able to expand the bathroom. The new rain shower, beautiful tile and increased size gave them the luxurious feel they were looking for.

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#4

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A beautiful backsplash adds a unique touch of color to this elegant beachfront kitchen.

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#5

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A young couple expecting their first child was in desperate need of updating their 70’s style area. Their designer was able to give them a brand new built-in workstation that can dual function as a buffet/server area.

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5 Summer Kitchen Recipes That Will “WOW” Your Guests

Have you completed your summer kitchen project?  If so, it’s time to fire up the grill, wipe down the counters and show off your beautiful new outdoor space.  Here are a few recipes perfect for hosting summer get togethers.

#1 Low Country Broil Packets:KC0212_Low-Country-Boil-Packet_s4x3_jpg_rend_sni12col_landscape.jpg

Ingredients

  • 8 shell-on jumbo shrimp, deveined
  • 2 teaspoons seafood seasoning, such as Old Bay
  • 6 small red skin potatoes, cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • 2 links andouille sausage (about 8 ounces), cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • 16 littleneck clams, scrubbed
  • 2 ears corn, cut into 1-inch wheels
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 lemon, sliced into 8 rounds
  • 2 scallions, white and green parts, thinly sliced
  • Grilled crusty bread, for serving

Directions

  • Preheat a grill to medium-high heat.
  • Toss the shrimp with the seafood seasoning. Place two 12-inch sheets of heavy-duty aluminum foil per packet (8 sheets total for 4 packets) on a flat surface. Divide the ingredients among the 4 packets, layering in the potato slices, sausage slices, shrimp, clams, corn wheels, butter, lemon rounds and scallions. Fold up the ends of the foil and seal into packets.
  • Place the packets on the grill, cover and cook until the clams open and the potatoes and shrimp are cooked, 15 to 20 minutes. Serve with grilled crusty bread.

 

Total Time:30 min Prep:10 min  Cook:20 min

Yield:4 servings Level:Easy

#2 Watermelon Cosmo Punch

Ingredients
  • 3 cups vodka
  • 3 cups watermelon puree
  • 1 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 cup Simple Syrup, recipe follows
  • Hollowed-out watermelon, for serving, optional
  • Fresh mint, for garnish
  • Simple Syrup:
  • 1 cup sugar

 

Directions
  • Pour the vodka, watermelon puree, lime juice and Simple Syrup into a pitcher. Add to a punch bowl or a hollowed-out watermelon. Serve in punch glasses over ice and garnished with mint.

Simple Syrup:

  • Combine the sugar and 1 cup water in a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Cook, stirring, until the sugar dissolves. Remove from the heat and let cool completely. Keep covered in the refrigerator for up to 1 month. Yield: 1 1/2 cups

 

Total Time:25 min Prep:5 min  Inactive:15 min  Cook:5 min

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Ingredients
  • 3 red bell peppers, seeded and halved
  • 3 yellow squash (about 1 pound total), sliced lengthwise into 1/2-inch-thick rectangles
  • 3 zucchini (about 12 ounces total), sliced lengthwise into 1/2-inch-thick rectangles
  • 3 Japanese eggplant (12 ounces total), sliced lengthwise into 1/2-inch-thick rectangles
  • 12 cremini mushrooms
  • 1 bunch (1-pound) asparagus, trimmed
  • 12 green onions, roots cut off
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh Italian parsley leaves
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh basil leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon finely chopped fresh rosemary leaves
Directions
  • Place a grill pan over medium-high heat or prepare the barbecue (medium-high heat). Brush the vegetables with 1/4 cup of the oil to coat lightly. Sprinkle the vegetables with salt and pepper. Working in batches, grill the vegetables until tender and lightly charred all over, about 8 to 10 minutes for the bell peppers; 7 minutes for the yellow squash, zucchini, eggplant, and mushrooms; 4 minutes for the asparagus and green onions. Arrange the vegetables on a platter. The key to getting those great grill marks is to not shift the vegetables too frequently once they’ve been placed on the hot grill.
  • Meanwhile, whisk the remaining 2 tablespoons of oil, balsamic vinegar, garlic, parsley, basil, and rosemary in a small bowl to blend. Add salt and pepper to taste. Drizzle the herb mixture over the vegetables. Serve the vegetables, warm or at room temperature.

 

Total Time:40 min Prep:15 min  Cook:25 min

Yield:6 servings Level:Easy

 #4 California BLT with Garlic-Dill Mayo

Ingredients
  • 8 slices bacon
  • 1/2 c. mayonnaise
  • 1 garlic clove, grated
  • 2 tbsp. chopped dill
  • 8 slices multigrain bread, toasted
  • 2 large beefsteak tomatoes, sliced 1/4-inch thick
  • Sea salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • green leaf lettuce
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Directions
  1. Preheat oven 400 degrees F. Line rimmed sheet pan with parchment paper. Place bacon in a single layer. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small mixing bowl mix together mayonnaise, garlic, and dill.
  3. Toast bread and spread spoonful of garlic-dill mayo on one side of each piece. Season tomatoes with salt and pepper and divide slices between 4 pieces of bread. Top tomato with green leaf lettuce, avocado, and 2 pieces of bacon (broken into pieces to fit inside the sandwich). Top each with remaining pieces of bread and serve.

Total Time: 25 min Prep: 5 min

Level: Easy  Yield:  4 servings

#5 Grilled Shrimp Taco Bowllandscape-1463694185-grilled-shrimp-taco-bowll1.jpg

Ingredients

  • 4 scallions, chopped
  • 1/2 c. chopped cilantro, plus more for garnish
  • 1 c. plain yogurt
  • 1/2 c. mayonnaise
  • 1 garlic clove, chopped
  • 1/4 c. red wine vinegar
  • 2 tbsp. fresh lime juice
  • kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • extra-virgin olive oil
  • 4 corn tortillas, cut into thin strips
  • 1 1/2 lb. medium shrimp, peeled and deveined, tails removed
  • 1 c. shredded red cabbage
  • 2 romaine hearts, finely chopped
  • 2 avocados, pitted and sliced
  • 1/2 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes

Directions

  1. In the bowl of a food processor add 2 chopped scallions, cilantro, yogurt, mayonnaise, garlic, vinegar, lime juice, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper; pulse until combined. Transfer to a small bowl and refrigerate until serving.
  2. In a small skillet heat 2 tablespoons olive oil over medium-high heat. Add tortilla strips in batches and shallow fry until golden brown. Transfer to a plate lined with paper towels. Fry remaining tortilla strips, adding more oil as needed.
  3. Heat a grill or a grill pan over high heat; oil the grill grate. In a medium mixing bowl, season shrimp with salt and pepper; drizzle with olive oil and massage. When grill pan is hot place shrimp in an even single layer. Cook for 2 minutes on each side and transfer to plate.
  4. Mix red cabbage and romaine together. Divide greens, avocado, tortilla strips and shrimp into 4 large bowls. Drizzle with cilantro yogurt dressing and sprinkle with remaining scallions and crushed red pepper flakes.

Total Time: 25 min Prep: 5 min

Level: Easy  Yield:  4 servings

*recipes courtesy food network and delish

7 Designs: The Bar Scene

Designing a unique area for entertaining & relaxation is an exciting project to look forward to. A space without crowds, conveniently established within the comfort of your own home.  Naturally, you would want it to reflect your personality and taste; whether you prefer a refined atmosphere, vintage, or rustic, there is a design for everyone! So grab a glass of wine and get inspired, because we are sharing our top 7 bar projects designed by ProSource Members.

1. Moraccan Spice

The colorful tiles add a unique backdrop to the dark chocolate cabinets.

2. Off-the-Kitchen Wine Station

This homeowner used the last few feet of cabinet and counter space from the kitchen & added an exciting niche for their favorite vino.

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3. Cocktail Corner

The winding counter top give this homeowner plenty of space to craft custom cocktails.

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4. Downstairs For Drinks

The “game is on” in this downstairs hangout.  Ledger stone bar wrap, mosaic tile backsplash and wood-look tile blend together well leaving a look of warm welcomes.

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5. Corks & Crafts

Mosaic tiles are the perfect backdrop for this nifty space.  Granite counter top and semi-custom cabinets are the right touch, bringing this attractive project together.

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6. Walls of Wine

Ledger stone walls and wood-look tile ceiling add a rustic elegance to this wonderful wine room.

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7. The Tasting Tavern

Custom cabinetry, stone counter tops and wood look tile complient each other nicely in this happy homeowners entertainment mecca.

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Find your inspiration at ProSource of Pompano Beach!