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Live Art Auction Tomorrow!

February 23, 2017

prs-105-03-email-4We are excited to announce that after several fun-filled and successful events of Baterbys Art Gallery partnering with ProSource, the Pinellas County location will be hosting a live art auction event on Friday, February 24th! Everyone is welcome to enjoy snacks and drinks while perusing the selection of beautiful artworks available for bid and purchase.

Baterbys’ partnership with ProSource began earlier in 2016 and has been successful on both ends. The customer feedback has been fantastic, so we are all excited to bring this experience to the residents and ProSource customers of Pinellas County. If you love art, need to decorate a new space or are just curious about some of the benefits a ProSource membership can offer you, this event is a fantastic way to get familiar with the great deals that both companies offer their clients.

Baterbys takes pride not only in the quality of art which is offered though the auctions at ProSource but also in their lifetime exchange policy on all fine art. On top of this, Baterbys Art Gallery guarantees authenticity of all fine art for life! With deals up to 70% off art gallery pricing and the chance to win a cruise for two, we know this will be the most fun you have ever had at an art auction!

Be sure to send your RSVP today by visiting https://baterbys.com/prosourcepinellas/

Event Venue: ProSource of Pinellas County 12397 Belcher Road, Largo, FL 33773

Event Cost: FREE

Event Time: 6pm Registration and bid mark, 7pm Auction begins

KNOCK KNOCK! 5 Entryway Designs You Should Open Up To

February 16, 2017

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/pinellascounty or visit us in the showroom and check things out in person.  ProSource of Pinellas County is located at 12397 Belcher Road, Unit 260 in Largo.

 

 

 

 

2017 Design Trend: Wall Coverings

December 20, 2016

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

Pushing the boundaries of geometric design, unique high end materials, sophisticated industrial technology, we introduce a product line that is sure to be a conversation starter. A sophisticated array of styles, grain patterns, finishes, textures and material inlays.  True to nature, these wall coverings show variations in color, stain, wood grain and character.

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

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For more information, call (727) 545-9935 or fill out the contact form below.

3 Tips: Prep Your Floors For The Holidays

November 16, 2016

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

September 13, 2016

 

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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 Tasty Summer Kitchen Recipes You’ll Love

June 29, 2016

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
  • 2 avocados, sliced 1/4″ thicklandscape-1466107028-california-blt-with-dill-mayol1.jpg
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 Inspiring Projects: The Bar Scene

June 8, 2016

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!

Top Tips: Designing Your Summer Kitchen

May 10, 2016

The kitchen is often referred to as the heart of the home. A place where family and friends gather to mingle and linger sharing laughs, conversations and memories. Consider the thought of expanding that space into the beautiful outdoors and creating moments to remember during those everlasting summer days.  What would be your ideal summer kitchen?  Here are a few tips to reflect on pergola with granite and brick paverswhen designing your new outdoor space.

Location Evaluation

Your summer kitchen location should be easily accessible to your indoor kitchen. This allows for a closer relationship to in-home utilities and prep area.  A smaller set of utilities may also be desired, if so, plan your location in an area where proper underground lines can be laid or hardwiring can be placed.

Purposeful Precincts

Reflect on how each space poses a purposeful role and works together based on their zone. Hot zones are your grills, cook tops and pizza ovens.  Your wet zone would be the sink and surrounding countertop. Refrigerators, freezers and other cold storage spaces would be your cold zone.  In addition, you have a dry zone.  This is counter space used for food prep, plus cabinetry and storage space not dedicated to supporting any of the other three functioning zones.

Aesthetically Appealing

To compliment your new project, granite is not only a beautiful choice for your summer outdoor kitchen_wood look tile slatskitchen, but is also practical as a bar top and/or counter space. Stacked stone accents are an attractive tribute to the outdoors and offer a wide-variety of elevations to choose from. You can also add wood-look tile as a wrap around or focal wall.  Incorporate an island where family and guests can relax on one side, and the grill master can heat up taste buds on the other.

Whether you are looking to start from scratch or improve the summer kitchen already in place, draw your loved ones closer together by creating a space where laughs, conversations and memories are made.

 

10 Ways to Master Your Mudroom

February 15, 2016

MUDD ROOM BUILT IN STORAGE.jpgThe mudroom is the transition between coming and going. It can also be a chaotic catch-all without proper storage and the place that outside dirt congregates. The design process is worthy of careful thought so it can handle the demands of your family. This practical space gives you the ability to also hide clutter when guests drop by so your messier side of living isn’t left at the front door.b35e7184838f9177e7267735355dd7d9

Design a family-functional space. If you want your family to use the mudroom to its full extent, make it easy to use.

  • By creating an open space, rather than a closet, you make it less apt for folks to toss things in and close the door verses putting items where they go.
  • Use hooks rather than traditional rods and hangers. A hook is easier to use, especially for kids.
  • Install floor to ceiling cabinetry to enclose items that are put away for more permanent stowing.

Use easy-to-clean materials. By its very definition, this room is going to get dirty. It helps to use materials that clean up easily and have stellar resilience.

  • Cover the floors with a tasteful yet ultra-durable tile that can stand up to heavy use. You could even consider installing a drain in the center of the floor for easy mopping/drainage.
  • Consider using tile on the walls also. The variety of wall tile is expansive and offers something that’s practical but also visually appealing.mudroom-design-ideas

Include a bench. From taking off shoes to dropping a bag of groceries, a bench is a must-have for the mudroom.

  • Combine the bench area with cubbies for personalized storage space.
  • Use some of the space under the bench for out-of-the-way storage with baskets or pull-out drawers.

mudd room_officeCombine the mudroom with other types of rooms. The mudroom can take on many purposes. Why not let the space do more than one thing?

  •  Consider the efficiency of a laundry/mudroom built right off the garage or rear entryway.
  • Can’t make up your mind between a small workspace and mudroom…why not combine the two? Adding a work station for homework, paying bills or shopping online can offer just what you need without taking up more space in larger living areas.
  • Include a space for “mans best friend”! This is the perfect place to include a built in wash station for the family pet or an out of the way space for the food and water bowl. mudd room_pets

Not only will a well thought-out mudroom keep everything in its place, it will also give you peace of mind. You’ll be able to find things when you need them; keep the kids & pet stuff in one place instead of spread out all over the house and have a space where “messy” meets easy clean-up.

Easy Ways To Warm Up Your Home For The Holidays

December 1, 2015

It’s hard to believe the holidays are just around the corner again!  Here are a few projects you can do now to get all the areas of your home holiday ready for family and friends.

1. Seasons Greetings

•  Add a welcome nook near your most used entrance to store winter coats, hats and boots.

•  Add ceramic tile, a rubberized mat, a mirror for checking hair, and extra hooks for hats and scarves.1-entry_497x300

•  Paint interior doors a dark color to hide years of fingerprints, stains and scratches. It’ll add warmth and character while hiding dirt!

2. Kitchen Warm Up

•  Refresh outdated cabinet hardware and give your kitchen a facelift with new cabinet and drawer pulls in seasonal silver or gold.

•  Add counter space for holiday baking! Add a kitchen island – on 2-kitchenwheels – for extra counter space, you’ll gain additional serving space when you need it, and can move it out of the way when you don’t.

•  Now is the time to make sure spices are on hand for holiday cooking. Add pull out storage to existing cabinetry to keep all your spices within reach.

•  Add place setting organizers so that dishes, silverware, and serving utensils will be ready to go when guests arrive.

•  Place recipe books within reach of eyes, but out of reach of messy hands and spills. Now is not the time to be hunting for grandma’s most loved recipes!

•  ‘Tis the season for wine and bubbly. Install a wine storage cabinet so that when guests arrive you’ll be the host with the toasts!

4. Family Room Cuddle Up

•  Decorate the fireplace mantel with festive candles and garland in favorite holiday colors.

•  Warm up cold floors with soft area rugs in warm, seasonal shades of red and gold

•  Create a cozy nook for reading/talking with throw blankets, pillows and a serving tray to hold warm drinks and sweet treats.

5. Guest Bed and Bath Welcome

Upgrade your guest bedroom and bath so that even your mother in law can’t find a thing to complain about!

•  Install a new towel rack or storage shelf and add towels in coordinating holiday colors

•  Place a serving tray on the nightstand, complete with a water pitcher and glass, nightlight and snacks.5-guest-bath

•  Upgrade your lighting. Now is the time to make sure all the light bulbs have been replaced, and replace any outdated fixtures with bright replacements.

•  Time to throw out that old bar soap and upgrade your soap dispenser! While you’re at it, choose matching accessories to give the entire bathroom a mini facelift.

•  A soft rug can do wonders to warm up a cold tile floor.

•  Upgrade worn, outdated faucets and hardware in the guest bath.

•  Add a little luxury with a new showerhead sure to please your guests!

Getting these projects done now will give your holiday décor a clean canvas and free you up later to sit back and enjoy the time with family and friends. So check the halls before you deck them-and start sprucing!