Creating an Escape Home Just Got Easier

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The launch of means it just got easier for homeowners and decorators to find cottage-style accent pieces, décor and furniture ideal for creating a coastal escape, country cottage or shabby chic room in any home that will stand out from the rest.'s cottage decor transforms a home into an escape

The right pictures that show style and warmth can make a home rent far more frequently than other homes in the same area and ultimately increase a home's sales valuation.

Shabby chic décor, hand-painted and distressed furniture and cottage style home accents are among the most sought after by homeowners decorating an escape home. But finding accent pieces that add the perfect splash of color and charm to differentiate a home can be somewhat difficult even in vacation home bastions such as Southern California, Florida, and the Carolinas.

"After spending an enormous amount of time looking for just the right accent pieces for our vacation properties over the years, I knew that an online boutique featuring hard-to-find cottage-style décor in one convenient place would really fill a need," said Belle Escape founder and president, Donna Jensen-Madier, a serial entrepreneur and licensed real estate broker. "The process of finding decorative pieces that can transform a home into an escape is challenging because you want décor that is not only unique, but also durable, comfortable and relatively affordable. And that's what Belle Escape offers," Jensen-Madier states.

With vacation home rental listings increasing in light of the depressed home sales market, many homeowners are seeking to set their home apart from the competition. "Savvy homeowners have come to realize that they need their listing to stand out online or in publications and the most effective listings include colorful, stylish decor," advises Christine Van Buskirk, founder and co-owner of "The right pictures that show style and warmth can make a home rent far more frequently than other homes in the same area and ultimately increase a home's sales valuation." Van Buskirk concludes.

Belle Escape has just launched to fill a need in the market for an efficient way to access hard-to-find cottage décor, furniture and gifts. One or two pieces can completely transform a room making it a more desirable escape for homeowners and renters alike.

"Distressed painted furniture, French country décor, beach cottage décor and shabby chic furniture and décor are perfect for a vacation home, cottage or even a retreat room in urban homes," says interior designer Dana McMahan. " features gorgeous designer pieces and makes it easy for the more discriminating buyer to differentiate their escape home," states McMahan.

With a wide variety of products from painted furniture to designer throw pillows and décor to fun guest room accessories, can provide all the décor needed to transform any home into a sanctuary.

About Belle Escape
Belle Escape is a new online boutique that brings together a unique collection of colorful and artistic cottage-style home décor and furniture for vacation homes and cottage-style rooms. The Belle Escape team visited designers and manufacturers from around the world to bring together a unique collection of beautiful furniture and décor. Featured items are segmented by style, including Coastal Escape, Cottage Couture, French Country and European Manor. Belle Escape also offers housewarming gifts and gift cards, making it easy to give the gift of an escape anytime.

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