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  • Exterior Style Boss: The Modern Entryway


    The first impression of your home is the front entryway, so make it great!

    Modern entryway with simple, clean lines and bright pink and orange walls

    Colorful architecture and modern entryway

    There aren't many homes that can compare with the modern entryway design of Luis Barragan, from Mexico.

    Get this look at home by keeping the decor minimal and featuring bold colors. If you don't wan to paint your walls in loud colors, you can use colorful furniture and stylish pathway lights to give them the spotlight.

    Simple cabin in the woods built between two large trees

    Modern cabin with outdoor wall lighting

    Without interrupting nature, this modern cabin take a space right between two beautiful trees. The entryway is flanked by greenery and a lone porch.

    Midcentury modern-style entryway with glass door and wood deck

    Modern entryway with seating

    If you have the space, use it. Why not add some seating to your entryway and make your first impression an inviting one?!

    Modern outdoor lighting will allow you to make use of this seating for more than just greeting guests.

    Images from Pink Pagoda Studio, Small House Bliss, Desire to Inspire

  • Complete Your Bathroom with Wall Sconces


    For an ideal look in the bath, start with bathroom wall sconces on both sides of the mirror. Sconces offer clean, even lighting for make-up application, shaving and all-purpose beauty needs.

    The best position for bathroom sconces is at eye level to reduce glare. Make sure to hang it high enough that the tallest person in the space can’t see down into the sconce.

    If you don’t have room to place the sconce alongside the mirror, it can be put on the wall next to the mirror. If the sconces can't be mounted on either side of a mirror or on an adjacent wall, use a bath bar light above the mirror instead.

    Most bathroom sconces have shades or frosted glass, which help eliminate glare. Shades are great for creating nice, even light.

    Be sure to select a bathroom wall sconce that matches your décor. If your home has a woodsy or rustic feel, the Troy Theo Aged Pewter Wall Sconce would work well.

    Traditional shaded bathroom wall sconce in an aged pewter finish

    With the look of a candle wall sconce, this hand-forged metal design will add a traditional accent to your decor. The slender tapered based is set against a square wall plate and is topped with a warm, hardback linen shade.

    In a bathroom with a double sink, such as a master or a children’s bathroom, save space with a bath bar.

    Oil-rubbed bronze bath bar light with etched opal glass shades The Congress Oil Rubbed Bronze Bath Light with etched opal glass shades looks beautiful in a traditional bathroom. Simple lines and inviting finishes define this rich oil rubbed bronze bathroom light. This 2-light wall fixture blends a clean, modern look with a raw industrial inspiration. The sophisticated etched opal glass gives this design a versatile look that will enhance nearly any style of bath decor.

    If you dislike the shade look in your bathroom, a more modern choice could be made of glass or crystal.

    Crystal and chrome bathroom wall sconce with halogen bulb

    Go glam with the Vienna Full Spectrum Chrome and Crystal Wall Sconce!. A cylinder curtain of crystals wrapped around a single halogen bulb makes for a sparkling addition to your bathroom.

    If you’re looking for a combination of the shaded and crystal look, there are many sconces that fit the bill.

    Bathroom sconce in a chrome finish with a curved white iris glass shade

    The modern design and chrome accents on the  Clarte Bathroom Wall Sconce provides a cosmopolitan appeal. It features a bold silhouette and dramatic curved white iris glass in a sparkling chrome finish. This striking transitional light fixture makes a wonderful addition to a home with sleek lines. 

    Stylish bathroom wall sconces are key to creating the perfect lighting for your vanity. Either a pair of sconces on either side of a mirror or a bath bar above the mirror will help you get ready for anything.

  • Where to Use Mirrored Furniture


    Stylish mirrored furniture is perfect for adding a bit of glam to any room. You may be excited about purchasing a piece of mirrored furniture but aren't sure where to put it.

    Thankfully, these stylish elements look great any room in the house, but here are a few suggestions.

    A selection of mirrored furniture from Euro Style Lighting
    If you’re wary about completely mirrored tables, start small with a bedside table or accent table in a living room or bedroom.This stylish tray table looks beautiful with small knick-knacks on it, like a jewelry box or decorative books.

    Mirrored "bamboo" tray table in a gold leaf finishAdd some glamour to your bedroom or living room with a stunning gold and mirror table. The Gold Leaf Bamboo Tray Table is made from forged iron with an antiqued gold leaf finish and brings a classic look to your room. Tables with only mirrored tops are an easy way to experiment with the mirrored look and are great if you have things to show off on top of the table!

    Mirrored furniture is just as at home in a bathroom as any other room. Bathrooms are already filled with glass and mirrors, so keep with that theme with a mirrored vanity cabinet.

    Neoclassical mirrored sink vanity with a black granite topThis Mirrored Sink Vanity with Black Granite Top makes the room feel larger by infinitely reflecting the surrounding area. In a bathroom that demands luxury, a mirrored vanity instantly provides some old Hollywood glamour. This vanity is great in a master bathroom, or even a powder room that needs some extra style.

    If you have a formal dining room in your home, a mirrored buffet cabinet may be just what you need. Evoke the beauty of another time with a mirrored cabinet for storing china, linens, and silver pieces.

    Mirrored sideboard with gold leaf motif The Elizabeth 4-Door Mirrored Buffet Cabinet is particularly striking. This piece offers stunning gold detail work and crystal clear faceted pulls with three drawers and interior shelves for stylish storage. The mirrored front really makes the gold accents pop, and creates a truly luxurious feel.

    An unexpected space to add a mirrored piece of furniture is a home office! A reflective desk looks great in any style home and highlights extravagant desk accessories.

    Mirrored desk or vanity table

    Even taxes look glamorous on The Mirrored Thea Desk! This fully mirrored desk is compact enough for the smallest office, or acts as a desk or vanity table in a bedroom.

    Consider experimenting with some mirrored furniture in a new area of your home - you may be surprised how great it looks with your home décor! Eye-catching mirrored furniture is very versatile, and can fit with any style, from traditional to modern to quirky!

    Images via Euro Style Lighting

  • Modern Design For Kids


    Modern design doesn't have to take a backseat when it comes to kids rooms and nurseries. You can follow the same design principles, add a little whimsy and voila you have a kids room. Here are a few inspiration photos to get you started.

    Modern all-white nursery design with modern wall light and sheepskin rug

    Modern design in a nursery

    This nursery above applies the same style of mounted console you might find in a TV room, but with playful art above and a cloud-like rug, the room becomes suitable for a little one. Modern wall lighting works in this nursery just like it would in any other room of the house.

    Whimsical kids room with a boho vibe

    Modern kids room with pendant lighting

    Just like the rest of the house, some pendant lighting can be fun in a kids room too. Maybe try a fun color or hang it in unexpected places to add whimsy. 

    Notice that even though the room above clearly belongs to a kid, certain design principles are followed like color scheme. The rug, the bedding, and the toys all relate when it comes to color, keeping the design clean and modern.

    Modern black and white nursery with white crib and greyscale wallpaper with birds

    Black and white nursery design

    Simple furnishings with lots of patters makes this nursery a modern baby heaven. The playful arrangement of the crib adds a little whimsy, along with the artwork.

    Images from Interiors Porn, Wee Decor, The Design Chaser

  • Summer is the Time for Outdoor Dining


    Summer is just around the corner and everyone is ready for some outdoor entertaining. Whether it’s a big neighborhood barbecue or a cozy family dinner, having a great outdoor dining set is key for the warm summer months.

    When shopping for an outdoor dining set, you want to make sure it’s durable, easy to clean, and will stand up to the elements all year round. There are lots of options for stylish outdoor dining sets out there, for any size and style of home and backyard.

    Here are a few of our favorites

    Atlantic Grand Liberty 5 Piece Dining Set

    5 piece outdoor dining set in brown synthetic wicker

    If you love having leisurely meals in your backyard, this comfy table and chair set is perfect. The padded high back seats with armrests are great for long evenings socializing outside.

    These brown synthetic wicker pieces are charming and durable through consistent use outside and the seat cushions are water repellent and easy to wash. If the table or chairs get dirty, just hose them off and they’ll be as good as new! Place this table next to a pool, by a grill, or on a wooden deck to create a beautiful outdoor dining room.

    Eucalyptus Nelson Outdoor Dining Set

    9 piece eucalyptus wood outdoor dining set

    This delightfully designed nine-piece modern outdoor dining set will help you create an ideal backyard retreat. Made from sturdy eucalyptus, each piece features a charming brown finish.

    This set includes eight subtly slatted chairs and one square table. If you have a big family or love to entertain, this table and chair set will fit all your needs.

    The eucalyptus construction is FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certified; the FSC is an independent, non-profit organization that protects forests for future generations and ensures sustainable forestry practices. Enjoy this table set with a good conscience!

    Orson Metal 5-Piece Outdoor Dining Set in Sky Blue

    Retro steel outdoor dining set with white table and blue chairs

    If you love the retro look, you need to check out this dining set! Perfect for smaller spaces, this compact table is whimsical and fun.

    This classic steel 5-piece outdoor dining set includes a round white table and four white and bold sky blue armchairs. The tables and chairs feature a non-toxic weather-proof sealant and are UV-resistant, so the colors will stay just as bright as the day you bought them!

    Milano Octagonal 5-Piece Outdoor Dining Set

    5 piece eucalyptus dining set with octagonal table

    Enjoy this 5-piece dining set with an octagonal table as a warm and pleasant addition to any outdoor space. The brown finish is rich with natural appeal.

    The chairs fold, which makes them easy to store in the winter, or if you have a small back yard space. This table would even work on a larger balcony! The table has a hole for an umbrella, which is especially important during those sunny days.

    The natural wood looks great in any backyard, and is perfect for last minute entertaining. The eucalyptus construction is also sustainable and is FSC certified.

    Break out the outdoor dining set and enjoy the outdoors this summer! There’s nothing better than a barbecue dinner under the sun or stars. Make the most of the summer months with a stylish, yet functional outdoor table and chair set.

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