The Trendy Bed 2012 Press Release…Best of Corona Award

2012 Best of Corona Award

2012 Best of Corona Award

 

Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Cathy Campbell Internet Sales dba The Trendy Bed.com Receives 2012 Best of Corona Award

Corona Award Program Honors the Achievement

CORONA November 15, 2012

Cathy Campbell Internet Sales dba The Trendy Bed.com has been selected for the 2012 Best of Corona Award in the Miscellaneous General Business Services category by the Corona Award Program.

Each year, the Corona Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Corona area a great place to live, work and play.

Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2012 Corona Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Corona Award Program and data provided by third parties.

About Corona Award Program

The Corona Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Corona area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value.

The Corona Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to recognize the small business community’s contributions to the U.S. economy.

SOURCE: Corona Award Program

CONTACT:
Corona Award Program
Email: PublicRelations@awardprogram.org
URL: http://www.awardprogram.org

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Trendy and Luxurious…

The Trendy Bed get’s a new supplier…

The Trendy bed is once again excited to add a new supplier of Luxury bedding to their platform… Victor Mill Bedding.

Victor Mill, Incorporated is a designer and manufacturer of affordable luxury bedding, window treatments and accessories with a distinctive style.

Jamestown by Victor Mill now @ The Trendy Bed

Jamestown by Victor Mill now @ The Trendy Bed

Our bedding and accessories are manufactured in our Greenville, South Carolina facility and the company focuses on producing the finest quality bedding one piece at a time. In order to meet the diverse needs of retailers and interior designers, Victor Mill offers collections ranging from traditional, contemporary, tropical and many other designs which allow us to meet diverse needs of today’s bedding customers.

Elysee by Victor Mill now @ The Trendy Bed

Elysee by Victor Mill now @ The Trendy Bed

Through the use of stylish color combinations, elegant, high quality fabrics, opulent trimmings and stylish textures, Victor Mill offers one of the best designer bedding collections in the market.

The Trendy Bed added their Group A, we have Group B and Group C , coming soon.     Most of their styles have matching Daybed, “lined” window treatment and shower curtains.

Jamestown Daybed by Victor Mill now @ The Trendy Bed

Jamestown Daybed by Victor Mill now @ The Trendy Bed

 

Watch us grow through 2012,  I have new TRENDY bedding coming this spring, and remember:

Cathy  XOXO

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The Trendy Crib…

The Trendy Bed adds The Trendy Crib

We are proud to announce that we have added Crib Bedding to The Trendy Bed… we picked up a new supplier “Trend Lab” and we have started to add their product line to The Trendy Bed.

Versailles Bank & White @ The Trendy Bed

Versailles Black & White

Add style and sophistication to your nursery with our new Versailles collection in Black and White,  also comes in Pink and White.   You can get everything in this picture!

Dr. Seuss ABC Collection @ The Trendy Bed

Dr. Seuss ABC Collection @ The Trendy Bed

Big A, little A, what begins with ?  The Dr. Seuss ABC collection features a modern stylish color palette sure to complement any nursery.   Dr. Seuss is a new line from Trend Lab and The Trendy Bed.  You can find everything on this page at The Trendy Bed.com all on one page for your convenience.

Here is a GREAT link for all new expecting  Mom’s and Dad’s:   Infant Bedding and Crib Safety: Naptime to Nighttime

Hope you enjoy our new addition to The Trendy Home’s – The Trendy Bed – The Trendy Crib.

Cathy

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A NEW Look at The Trendy Bed!

The Trendy Bed Get’s a face lift…

 

 

 

The Trendy Bed was started in August, 2008 all because I couldn’t find a BLACK bed skirt for my son’s bed and in these three years it has grown from just bed skirts to a full on-line bedding store.   Never to forgot my original idea you can still get bed skirts in over 20 some colors, fabric choices, custom drop lengths, styles, and designs but now with matching comforters, quilts, duvet covers, and shams for a complete Trendy Bed look.

The Trendy Bed has been with Mayfield Manufacturing from the beginning bringing us our custom sizes, 2-Tone comforters, and matching window treatment.

Also new at The Trendy Bed is some new bedding styles from Royal Plaza Textiles, Royal Plaza Textiles brings us our great Egyptian Cotton bedding along with beautiful Duvet Cover Sets and this fall some beautiful Comforter sets in the new Fall colors.

With the Winter months soon approaching it’s time to get those heavy Down Comforters out.   The Trendy Bed has a great selection of Down and Alternative Down comforters and pillows in Light, Medium, and Heavy weight from Royal Plaza and Downright.

At The Trendy Bed we strive to give our customers a complete shopping experience bringing you new products from some old traditions taught to them by their parents in the skill of weaving America’s favorite terry / candlewick and matelasse bedspreads from Maine Heritage Weavers.

Our newest addition to The Trendy Bed is our partnership with Taylor Linens here in Southern California.   We feel we have found a quality of bedding that will last for years, if not generations with their beautiful Quilts,  Duvet Covers, Shams, Sheets, and Bed Skirts.

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Hope you enjoy the new look of The Trendy Bed along with our new products,  keep coming back as I am always working to bring you new products and new ideas.

Sincerely,

Cathy Campbell

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Need Outdoor Fencing? Things to Know before you Start…

We all know that adding a fence around your home,  or just the family yard provides security, privacy, protection, and can improve your home’s curb appeal.

What are your fencing needs?

What kind of fencing do you really need?

What kind of fencing do you really need?    Is the fence for keeping in the family pet?  Are you looking to block noise and add privacy?   Or are your wishes complex:   You need to protect the family pets and family from the surroundings,  but you also want to add a decorative element to your home’s exterior.

Do Your Homework!

Do Your Homework!

Do your Homework! If you live in a gated community or in an association check with the officials regarding covenants that could dictate fencing materials, height limitations,  and overall look and placement of your fence.   Check with your local city hall regarding building codes to inquire if a fencing – building permit is required.


Do You Need to Hire a Professional?

Do You Need to Hire a Professional?

Do You need to Hire a Professional? If you do need a building permit to build your fence, along with  drawings and renderings of what the fence will look like when completed to get it approved by the City you may need to hire a professional.    This process could be more than what you want to take on, visit The American Fence Association they can help you find a licensed contractor in your area.

If you do hire a contractor, ask to see fencing jobs that they have completed,  and not in just the last year.  You want to see how there work also stood up to the test of time and climate.   Feel free to call the State Contractors Board and check against their contractors license to see if there are any complaints filed against them with the agency.

Be a Considerate Neighbor!

Be a Considerate Neighbor!

Be a considerate Neighbor! My advise is to be open and up front with your neighbors about your fencing plans, and needs – you may find out you have a lot in common.  A Common or Party fence can be built and shared by two or more neighbors, but such agreements “should” be made in writing and only after the property boundaries have been professionally determined.   You may be the best of friends with your current neighbors, but if they move you will want to have good documentation for any future neighbors.                                                Tip:  Do not block your neighbors views unnecessarily!

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Choosing your Material

Choosing your Materials! You may want to go with the classic White Picket Fence, but before you decide to purchase those wood posts and whitewash, think about the maintenance!    Wood will require painting almost every other year, wood rot, and warping.    You may want to consider the new low-maintenance vinyl fencing that offers the look of wood, or other material options such as wrought iron,  chain link, steel, or a block wall.    Some material may cost more upfront but may be cost effective when considering maintenance and duration.

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Consider Your Climate - all vinyl fencing

Consider Your Climate!    Where do you live?  Cold northern climates that experience front, concrete anchors are necessary for fence posts.   Post should be secured 36″ deep to avoid cracking in a cold snap.  For warmer, damper climates,  the experts feel that the new vinyl is your best material choice, as wood would be more susceptible to the climate conditions.

Create Your Entrances

Create Your Entrances

Create Your Entrances! For convenience and safety your fenced area “should”  have at least two gates.  Plan ahead and make sure one gate can accommodate bulky outdoor equipment such as a lawn mower,  Bar-B-Q grill, patio furniture,  large garbage cans, etc.  (You get the picture)

Mix It Up

Mix It Up

Mix it Up – Mix your materials! You just moved into your new home and you want to add fencing to the front to create that curb appeal, and you also need fencing in the back to secure the family pet.    This is the perfect time to mix your materials, add that white picket fence out front in either wood or the vinyl and do the back yard with 5′ high chain link fencing.   Not only will this combination save on the installation costs, but it also will reduce the amount of fencing that might require repainting.

The Finishing Touch!

The Finishing Touch!

The finishing Touch! Once your fencing is in place make your statement by adding a Arbor / Pergola over your walk way to create your curb appeal.  Add color to your front yard by planting a row of flowers in front of the fence for a truly welcoming facade,  and you will always have fresh cut flowers for your home.

I hope I helped you and gave you some things to think about before you build your fence,  most of these tips came from Better Homes and Garden and some are from my 30+ years experience working in the Construction industry.

Turn your Home into The Trendy Home you’ve always dreamed of

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Cathy

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Spring Up Your Home – Spring Decorating

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Spring is here, now it’s time to bring it into your home, with color.   You can create a casual and colorful living room that sings “Spring”  by adding colorful vases, fresh flowers, spunky colorful pillows,  throws and accessories.

Fruit and flowers

Adding fresh flowers to any room is a great way to  “Spring” up your home.    Kumquats in a vase of water make a unique base for stems of yellow tulips or any other spring flower, what a eye catching center piece this vase would make on any table.

Spring Bathroom mirror

I saw this and to be honest with you, it’s a little too much for me BUT I loved the look of the mirror.  This look is done with decoupage,  purchase a flat frame mirror and cover the frame with your fabric of choice using decoupage.  After four or five coats the surface will be smooth.   Brighten up any bathroom with a mirror like this.

Bright room wit natural light

Let the sun shine in and paint your walls yellow, in this breakfast nook they pulled yellow, white, and blue all together in this beautiful look.   Adding blue and white plates on the wall, blue candles on a white candlestick, and white hanging light fixture.   White baseboards and finished carpentry around the window finishes off this beautiful room.

Sunroom

Adding spring to this sun room is as easy as painting a floral motif on a jute rug,  adding some garden-inspired pillows, and topping a table with a simple white runner and fresh cut flowers.

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As you can see yellow is the “in” color this year, it’s all you see in all the decorating magazines and it comes in so many shades, that’s the beauty of yellow.

Guest room with Amenties

My blogs wouldn’t be complete without adding some Trendy Bed rooms into the mix, and I found this beautiful guest bedroom, in yellow of course.  Like the  picture of the living room above,  they used the same colors;  yellow, white and green but have a completely different look.

Plum walls Bedroom

Yellow may be the IN color, but not every room in your home needs to be yellow.    Revamp your bedroom for Spring by adding a punch to your headboard by wrapping it with a yard of mod floral fabric.   Tired of those boring white sheets,  Spring is a great time to put new, colored sheets on your bed.  At The Trendy Bed we have a great selection of sheet sets  in 300  to 1500 thread count  100%  Egyptian Cotton Sheets.

Let the sun shine in, bring Spring into your home and your heart.

Cathy C

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Lift up Your Spirits with COLOR!

Too much snow for you?

I live in Southern California and we don’t get snow here where I live (valley),  BUT I can see it all around me in the mountains and I do watch the news.   I must say we have had a lot of rain this year in Southern California and that also keeps us indoors.   That gets us to the reason of this blog – Lift up your spirits with COLOR!

We all know that color can effect your mood, I’m sure some of you have even felt it.

How does a bright, well lite room with a lot of natural light make you feel?

Bright room wit natural light

Now compare that to a dark paneled, heavy furniture,  all artificial lighting make you feel?

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For me the first makes me feel light in the mood, light in the step, full of fun and action;  the second makes me feel very serious,  no laughter in my heart it’s like I’m waiting to hear bad news!

Here’s some tips to brighten up your home with color.

Starcase

Blank staircase?   Your not into having your family history up the wall, that’s OK!  But make a statement, paint it in a light cheerful color to give it a personality,  it wall say “Look At Me”!

Yellow eat in kitchen

This is a perfect example how to brighten up a room with color.  They have medium to dark wood kitchen cabinets,  hardwood flooring, wood beam ceiling, and wooden blinds. All this wood and there’s nothing masculine about this room with the addition of  yellow walls, blue and white accents on the wall and fabric chairs to brighten up this everyday look.   Now, this is a place I would enjoy sitting  drinking my morning coffee watching is snowing outside.    (I know, it’s the shoveling we all look forward too!)     And by the way:  I’m originally from Pennsylvania – spent the first 24 years of my life in York, PA…

Mix and Match style

One of the easiest ways to add color to any room in your home, and the less expensive is to add colorful pillows! Mix and Match your fabrics, colors, and style.

This is my first blog under our new name  ”The Trendy Home”…  I sincerely hope you enjoy reading my blogs and taking advantage of some of the great decorating tips I bring to you – make your home “The Trendy Home”…

Enjoy, and have a GREAT day!

Cathy Campbell

The Trendy Home.com

The Trendy Bed.com

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Trendy Interior Designs from The New York Gift Fair

Brown Bed from New York large view

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What’s new in Interior Design?  Well, the big  New York Gift Fair is currently going on (January 30th – February 3rd) at the Javits Convention Center and Pier 94.   The NYIGF is held in January and August and showcases gifts and goods for the home.  It’s one of the largest shows for retailers, buyers, distributors, importers, wholesalers and manufacturers’ representatives to bring their goods or come and see what’s Hot, and NEW!

From the Fair the reports are coming back on a big focus on handmade and whimsical design, and a lot of color:   Orange is hanging on, turquoise and browns are also showing up.    I’m glad to see Orange is still hanging on, I did  Trendy Teen Room-Bold and Beautiful talking about decorating with Orange.  At The Trendy Bed Orange has been a big seller this year in comforters and duvet covers.

Today’s article from Oregonlive.com is by Bridget A. Otto, The Oregonian called Interior design news direct from New York Gift Fair is where I actually got the picture of the brown and white bed above.   Why did this catch my eye?

Chocolate and Brown

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Just yesterday The Trendy Bed just added this new product line Bloomingdale Bedding and I’m going to say this is The Trendy Bed’s FIRST print product and I just fell in love with it’s simplicity design and I loved that it’s reversible in the opposite design. (Two for the price of one, just flip it over!)

The Bloomingdale bedding is silky soft made from 100% Egyptian cotton 400 thread count woven with superior single ply yarn.  This kind of quality bedding is only found at selected Five Star Hotels;  now you too can enjoy and sleep on this kind of quality bedding!

It comes as a 9 piece luxurious ”Bed In A Bag”  in Full, Queen, King and California King with an Down Alternative comforter as a bonus.  Check out the other colors it comes in:

Black and White:

Black and White

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Taupe & Black:

Taupe and Black

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Blush and Chocolate

Blush and Chocolate

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Navy and White

Navy and White

Bloomingdale-Bedding-Navy-And-White

Hope you enjoyed seeing what’s new in Interior Design, regarding bedding, straight from the New York Gift Fair and be the first to order The Trendy Bed’s new Bloomingdale Bedding.

Visit The Trendy Bed, the one place for all your Trendy Bedding!

Cathy

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Trendy RED Means GO!

Red Bedroom

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner and I was reading my Traditional Home magazine,  I came across this article that I wanted to share with my readers.

Do you love red?   When it comes to sports cars, lipstick, and decorating, you can’t go wrong with the color of LOVE…    Here’s some tips and actual color suggestions  on how to turn up the heat in style.

I came across this top picture and it agrees with a lot of the designers,  Red is a great color when used to accessorize a room.  Like a great nail polish, it provides a daring bit of allure.

They accessorized the bed with a tailored red bed skirt with kick pleats, a red throw along with red accent pillows, and a red headboard to complete the look.  They accessorized the room with a red chair, and  red and bone window treatment to create a beautiful master bedroom.

OK, so you want to try some red in your bedroom?   Try it on some accessories, paint a lamp, headboard, or even candle sticks for a glimmer of excitement.   Red accents go perfect with Grays, Lt. Blues, and pink.    Check out these colors when it comes to painting accessories;  Sherwin-Williams {Cherry Tomato},  Pratt & Lambert {Red Banner}, and Valspar {Bright Red}.

James Merrell red walls bedroom iron scroll headboard desk

If you are looking for a little bolder statement?   I found this beautiful  picture of a bedroom painted Red.  Don’t be afraid to be bold and Sassy, this red goes very well with the Deep chocolate brown furniture and the gold and wheat bedding.  Check out this Benjamin Moore (Caliente) for a beautiful bold, rich red for your bedroom, or any room in your home.

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Adding a little color of  love may be just what your room was asking  for, enjoy!

Visit The Trendy Bed, the one place for all your RED Trendy Bedding!

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The Trendy and Easy Bedskirt!

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Solid Color Wrap Around Bed Skirt... Simply place elastic band around bed without moving the box spring or mattress, adjust to desired length.   Can we make it any easier?    Easy to change color for all four seasons, easy to take off  to wash, and easy to put back on.   Bed skirt comes standard 14″ drop, but you can place it anywhere along your box spring or mattress for that Trendy Bed Look.     Suggestion;  I would use the Stay Tidy Bed Skirt pins to help to hold it in place in the corners just to secure the skirt to your desired drop length.

Comes in 2 different sizes  Twin/Full and Queen/King and it is available in 10 colors.  Fabric choice is a  blend of  70% polyester and 30% cotton, machine washable and dry-able on low heat.  No ironing required.

Visit The Trendy Bed,  the one site for all your Trendy Bedding needs.

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