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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10.12 20140

Christmas at North Park Mall in Dallas

Have you started your Christmas shopping yet? My annual December trip to Dallas, Texas always includes a trip to North Park Mall. It is known to be one of the premier Malls in the United States.  They always do such a great job during the Holiday season. They have a great many stores including: Robert Graham, Tory Burch, Ralph Lauren, William Sonoma, Henri Bendel, BeBe, Godiva, Fresh,  Nordstrom, and more!   Check out some of the Holiday cheer I discovered at North Park. Christmas dishes   Amazing artwork inside the mall: Artwork Cheerful clothing displays: Bright display  Color everywhere   Cattails make a darling decoration!   Nike swoosh!Nike swoosh   Comfy slippers make a great Christmas gift of luxury. Paisley slippers   Handbags against a backdrop of color: Purse display   Some staples never go out of style, even if they're updated for the colors of the season. Ralph Lauren   What would Christmas be without that jolly old elf himself, Santa? Santa sleigh   Understated elegance. Tory Burch   More Christmas lights outside. Tree lights   One of my favorite parts of the holidays! SALES!Wish   Hope all of you are having a wonderful holiday season!  

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31.10 20140

High Point October 2014

photoHigh Point is always such a great time for me to recharge, get new design ideas, and pick up new lines.table   I thought you'd enjoy a few of my favorite images from this year's fall High Point trip. lighting Unfortunately, I can't always buy everything that interests me, but if you're interested in one of a kind items like this, let me know so I can be on the lookout for you! elephant I love the look of this distressed table. distressed table This display looks homey and friendly. For the music-loving, cane collecting old man in your life. display Beautiful candlesticks! candles Peacocks are beautiful even without their colors. This white peacock is striking.peacock  

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03.10 20140

Black Sheep in Harpersville, AL

Have you checked out this new shop in Harpersville? Black Sheep Antiques is located on 231 S just before you get to Highway 280 on the right. Black Sheep Hours The proprietors, Barbara and Sonny Adkins, are a creative couple who took an eyesore of a building and turned it into something very special. Next time you are out for a Sunday drive during this beautiful fall season, stop by and take a look. DSC05955 Barbara's attention to detail is amazing. Look at this guy, all ready for Halloween! Skeleton in Rocker There are lots of unique, one-of-a-kind items throughout. DSC05950   The arrangement of merchandise makes great use of space with lots of visual detail to please the eyes. DSC05954   We need more of this popping up around!! DSC05952

Stop by the next time you're in the area, and tell them Renee of Lilly Designs: A Design Resource in Pell City sent you!

    Black Sheep
    Proprietors: Barbara and Sonny Adkins
    39509 Highway 25
    Harpersville Al 35078

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21.07 20140

“The Way We Worked” Smithsonian Exhibit

This weekend, a really interesting traveling exhibit by the Smithsonian made its way to Pell City, AL. "The Way We Worked" is on display at the Pell City Center until August 23. You should come out and see it! Pell City was natural choice because of our history. We do not have a museum of our own, but we have an active interest in both our past and the future.  In the al.com article linked above, Pam Foote is hoping that this exhibit will be a springboard for a museum in Pell City. It might be a great way to stoke interest in the regional heritage that makes us so great! A lot of interesting furniture has been made from repurposed items that lived another life as work items around mills, factories, and farms. These vintage items might be kept as-is, and simply preserved. Sometimes the wood is salvaged and made into something entirely different. Either way, a bit of history is preserved. Here's an example of a light fixture made from salvaged wood at Lilly Designs, A Design Resource. Just think, this wood could be sitting in a landfill, rotting. But instead it's a beautiful piece just waiting to add personality to someone's home. Salvaged wood slat pendant light (blue tint) This piece is in my showroom in Pell City. It's a refurbished cart being used as a coffee table now. It was most likely used in an old mill. Pell City's industrial history is a treasure trove for decorators! coffee table   In addition to my normal items, I carry unfurbished and refurbished items. It's interesting and responsible to repurpose these items, and they're great talking pieces, too. I can always find you that perfect item you're looking for to add that touch of history and interest to your living space. You should visit the exhibit in Pell City, then take a stop by my shop to continue to be inspired by the voices of the past!      

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