A Buzzworthy Design Blog

Welcome to the Buzzworthy Design Blog! The blog for Lilly Designs, A Design Resource!

My name is Renee Lilly and I’m a designer out of Birmingham, Alabama. I originally created the Buzzworthy Design blog to showcase my travels as a designer. Since then it has turned into so much more! With the help of my assistant Teresa, I update the blog whenever I see something I want to share, from upcoming trends and new design innovations to recipes and unique inspirations that we come across. Please take a look around and leave a comment to let us know what you think! Also don’t forget to check out A Design Resource to peruse our beautiful selection of products!



Pictures and Inspiration.

Whenever I see something that inspires me, I whip out my camera and snap a photo. Pictures of the week showcases some of my favorites.

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08.12 20150

Christmas in NorthPoint Center

By: Renee Categories:Buzzworthy

The holidays are here, which means I took a trip to Dallas. I visited one of my favorite spots, the NorthPark Center in Dallas. I brought back some visual holiday inspiration for you!


Christmas is in full swing at NorthPark Center in Dallas!

Christmas NorthPark

Gingerbread display at North Park Center.

Gingerbread city

Visual display at Macy's.IMG_6886

This beautiful wreath is on display at the new furniture store Arhaus.IMG_1438

Delicate porcelain bowls on display at Arhaus.snowflake bowls

A sofa display at Arhaus.Arhaus Clock on a mantle at Arhaus.mantle arhaus

Another holiday display at Arhaus.Christmas display Arhaus

All of the lights and festivity on display at Arhaus. Holiday at arhaus Holiday wreath at Arhaus.


New store Pirch had a lot of interesting things to explore, too.  It's a fantastic concept store, and I had a lot of inspiration to gather there.Pirch logo

A few words of inspiration caught my attention in Pirch. Be crazy - pirch

Clean visual kitchen display at Pirch.IMG_4240

Hardware display at Pirch - the details are beautiful.


Another new store, Sundance, had a beautiful and eclectic Christmas display. newstore Sundance Fabulous vintage dress display! vintage dress display

And of course, a peace wreath is perfect for expressing what we all want over the holidays. IMG_80471

Where do you go to enjoy the Christmas holiday season? Do you get inspired by shopping?

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23.07 20150

Island Style

This year, my summer vacation was to St. Thomas in the US Virgin Islands. We stayed at the Ritz-Carlton, which was beautiful! We saw so many design ideas while there. The island old world meets new world style was evident everywhere. Here's a view of the entrance to the hotel: walkway

Indoors was gorgeous as well. Look at those dark ceilings, contrasted with the light walls.


Here's a view of that mirror you can see in the corner. The bright sun motif really lights up that dark background, and the orange accents are understated but lovely.


Another display in light airy colors. Neat and beautiful.


Light fixture at the end of a stairway. The metal work is old plantation style, charming but durable.details

Mirrors everywhere caught the light and background plants. The island was lush and vibrant.


The artwork kept to the tropical and island theme. Here's a pineapple print.


An interesting fresco that caught my eye.


Detail on the furniture added those little reminders that this was a sophisticated, but comfortable getaway.


Flower and plant arrangements were everywhere, emphasizing the vibrant island life!

table and arrangement

Marble was a common element. It stands up to rough salty air well.


A potted plant surrounded by columns:

tropical foliage

Outdoors, I found one of my favorite things - an herb garden!

herb garden

A racehorse training in the water. I'm sure it enjoyed the chance to cool off.


Outdoor showerheads help get the sand and muck off of swimmers before they go indoors.

outdoor shower head

Many outdoor items had a patina. It's a good thing it's so beautiful and rustic looking, because on the island everything is subject to the elements.


A water fountain with lots of tropical plants around.


Does anyone know what these plants are? They're very interesting looking!

tropical plant

This was the chalkboard at one of the restaurants. We definitely took some time to relax and unwind.

coconut cove

Another spot to unwind. Beautiful and tranquil.


The "wish you were here" photo everyone sends home. I loved the palm tree on the railing. And I had a great vacation!

island view


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14.04 20150

Southern Style

By: Renee Categories:Buzzworthy

I was recently thumbing through my most recent copy of Birmingham Home and Garden. It's a great local magazine for those of us interested in home decor. There were several items that looked very familiar to me. I have a very similar style with some of the things that you can find in my shop in downtown Pell City. Thumb through the magazine with me! Birmingham Home & Garden   On page 40, this image: H&G 3 Drawer White Chest Reminded me a lot of this 3 Drawer White Desk at Lilly Designs: 3 drawer white desk It's an excellent buy at $675.00. 3-drawer price   Birmingham Home & Garden Magazine, page 63: Home & Garden Deer Head   Reminded me of this beauty on the wall in the kitchen area of Lilly Designs. Its price is $122.50: IMG_5271   Page 58 of Birmingham Home and Garden: BH&G pic of swing   I love these seats! So fun and comfy. Lilly Designs for $255.00. IMG_8471   This picture has a lot of cool elements going for it: IMG_4626   I've got a set of three round wicker trays here at the shop for only $45: IMG_5176   With a good eye and the right Design Resource next door, your home can be as beautiful as a magazine! Come visit me at Lilly Designs: A Design Resource and City Market in downtown Pell City AL soon! If you can't make it out there, we've got so much great stock online, too - just click the link to find something just your style at ADesignResource.com!    

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10.03 20150

Spring Is Around the Corner

By: Renee Categories:Buzzworthy, The Garden

March is here, and the end of winter is near! Cheer up, the cold can’t last much longer. Life in all its many forms is beginning to pop up everywhere! Frogs, insects, and seedlings are awakening to show us the glory of spring. The first whisper of spring gives me a burst of creative energy, and just like everything else, I begin to wake from my long winter’s slumber. March is the month that I being to dig into the Earth. I love to plant seeds that turn green with life. Soon we will see the bees and the dragonflies flitting through the rainbow of delicate blossoms. I’m looking forward to sitting in my outdoor paradise, breathing in the scent of the earth, and reawakening. arbor 1 Photo source: Martha Stewart Living. Beautiful covered arbor shelters us from the harsh sun rays. Perfect spot to sip your favorite refreshing cocktail. pergola 2 Photo source: Martha Stewart Living. Outdoor dining under a covered pergola among green and yellow blooms. hydrangea Beautiful outdoor garden area. Fresh cut hydrangea arranged on industrial cart made into console table. Perfect place to settle down with a glass of wine or sweet tea. Source: Country Decorating Ideas: French Country Style. toile Relaxing and romantic outdoor space. Table covered with Matelasse toile. The lace hanging above table is a very creative idea. Lovely comfortable brown wicker chairs in this cozy garden getaway. flagstone Large Pergola stand over flagstone area with teak furniture with comfortable cushions. Attractive garden space to relax with a good book.   CandlesticksSource: Country Decorating Ideas: French Country Style. Linen Drapery sets the stage in front of the river rock fireplace. The French tabletop is covered in lace. The mercury glass candle sticks and crystal chandelier illuminate the beautiful outdoor space. Breathtaking! weathered lantern Source: Country Decorating Ideas: French Country Style Sheer drapery hangs beautifully next to the white columns. The weathered lanterns a top the white wash French cocktail table. Illuminate this gorgeous outdoor space. friends and family Gathering with friends and family under a shaded tree with sunflowers in the background.   And some product from A Design Resource, as well: cast iron urn   Beautiful cast iron urn.   Garden Angel Blowing Kisses   This cute angel is blowing kisses!   garden bench   This is a gorgeous bench for your garden.   Rachel French Daybed   This daybed would look great in a sunroom, so you can enjoy springtime in style.   Wooden lantern   Wooden lantern for lighting up those summer nights! Pair with a citronella candle to keep bugs away.

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