Welcome to Design 2B Happy, The Blogspot of Barbara Rose Designs

Interior Design is more than just creating a beautiful home. It is about living comfortably while being surrounded by the things we love. It is about creating an environment that we feel good in while providing a sanctuary to counterbalance the stress that life can throw at us. This blog is aimed at helping others achieve that “there is no place like home” feeling.

Hi. I am Barbara Rose. Ready to create a warm and welcoming home?

  • NY NOW: Home and Lifestyle Trade Show
    Last week I attended the NY NOW trade-show, which is held twice a year at the Jacob Javit's Convention Center. I enjoy going and seeing what is new and exciting, as well as making connections with new suppliers. Here are what some of the highlights were for me. Wall Decor (NY NOW) Joe Medina Sculpture … Read more
  • Pillow Talk
    Why am I writing about pillows? Well, I am all about "designing to be happy," and you can't be happy if you are cranky from not sleeping well.Pillows can be the culprit of a stiff neck or restless night of tossing and turning. Often people who can't get comfortable when they sleep blame their mattress … Read more
  • Five Essential Design Tips For Creating Amazing Spaces
    Below are six design tips that are essential to creating a warm and welcoming home. Keep them in mind as you decorate and plan your next project. Design Tips #1 of 5: Focal Points The over-sized headboard grabs your attention and acts as a focal point Make sure you have a focal point. All rooms … Read more