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  • Must Have Modern Coffee Tables + Design Books

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    Must Have Modern Coffee Table Design Books

    Image from Rain On A Window Paine

    Rustic modern living room in need of a stylish coffee table.

    While some living rooms may look okay without a coffee table, perhaps a couple poufs instead, we strongly suggest a stylish coffee table in every living room. Just like every contemporary living room should have comfortable seating, a side table and modern lighting.

    Here's some of our favorite coffee tables that we might add to this space above:

    Modern Coffee Tables

    Modern coffee tables from Euro Style Lighting.

    1. Teresa High Gloss White Coffee Table

    2. Zuo Industrial Wood Coffee Table

    3. Temple Reclaimed Oak Veneer Rectangular Coffee Table

    In addition to all of these modern living room staples above, including these coffee tables above, there's one important detail that will add lots of personality to any stylish living room... Coffee table design books.

    Here's some of our favorites:

    Designer Coffee Table Books

    1. Modern Rustic by Emily Henson

    2. Simply Scandinavian by Magnus Englund 

    3. The Story of Eames Furniture by Marilyn Neuhard with John Neuhart

    4. Design Bloggers at Home by Ellie Tennant

    5. In Detail by Hans Blomquist

  • Gorgeous Chandeliers Make Romantic Interiors

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    Crystal Chandeliers For Some Modern Romance

    Image from Made by Girl

    Create your ultimate romantic space with crystal chandeliers.

    As we close out this month of romance, let's discuss the easiest way to add a little some to your modern home.... Gorgeous chandeliers!

    If you add a beautiful crystal chandelier to any room of your house, I guarantee you'll add instant romance. Also, a little pink can go a long way, like in this loft home above.

    Romantic Neutral Interior With Crystal Chandelier

    Image from Art & Classy

    Crystal chandeliers stand out in neutral spaces.

    You don't have to include pink, or any color, to achieve a romantic environment. Take a look at this space above, it's neutral and totally feminine.

    The crystal chandelier makes a big impact, but so do other details, like the ornate mirror and console.

    Moody Modern Design With A Gorgeous Chandelier

    Image from Let It Be

    Achieve a romantic space with dark walls and crystal chandeliers.

    Want to go bold? Pastels and neutrals don't have ownership over feminine interior design.

    This moody space above, featuring a crystal chandelier and comfy furniture, is super romantic. A perfect place to cap off a night out on the town.

  • Palm Springs Modernism Week 2015

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    Modernism Week 2015

    Image from Modernism Week

    Modernism Week in Palm Springs celebrated their tenth year.

    The annual Palm Springs event Modernism Week took place last week, celebrating their tenth anniversary. Each year this event celebrates beautiful mid-century modern design (interior and exteriors), architecture and art.

    There's hundreds of events going on throughout the week to keep you busy, including home tours, showhouses and parties. Here are a few key highlights:

    Modern Architecture In Nature Filled Palm Springs

    Image from Modernism Week

    Some of the best modern architecture can be seen at Palm Springs Modernism Week.

    The home tours include beautiful architecture as seen above and below. You can attend tours on your own pace by bike, walking or you can ride a bus and be guided through beautiful mid-century modern architecture. 

    Palm Springs Mid Century Modern Architecture

    Image from Design Milk

    There's no shortage of beautiful architecture in Palm Springs.

    There is also a showhouse and fun events, like this one below. The producer of this year's showhouse was designer Christopher Kennedy, who clearly designed a modern oasis.

    Christopher Kennedy Compound At Modernism Week

    Image from Modernism Week

    Christopher Kennedy's showhouse design featured a beautifully modern outdoor area.

    To shop mid-century modern lighting and furniture, you've come to the right place!

  • Oscars 2015: Put A Bird On It

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    Oscars 2015 Awards Birdman

    Image from Rediff

    Birdman was the big winner at the Oscars last night.

    Did you all watch the 2015 Oscars? Well, if you didn't then let me tell you that Birdman won for best movie. In honor of this well deserved win, I'd like to show you how to put a bird on your home design.

    From modern lighting to home accessories, you can put a bird on anything. More importantly, it will look good with your contemporary style home.

    Modern Lighting And Furniture With Birds

    Modern lighting fixtures, furniture and accessories featuring birds.

    Since ancient times, birds have been thought to be symbols and forecasters of future events. I believe the Oscars have subtly informed us how important birds will be for interior design this year...  

    Above are some ideas to get you started on the bird trend.

    1. Add wall art like this abstract art with birds.

    2. Lighting is a great way to add a bird, or in this case a bronze nest chandelier.

    3. I really like this quirky bird table lamp with a finial that is the head of the bird.

    4. Have a seat in this bird watcher upholstered arm chair while enjoying a good movie. 

    5. Adding a pillow  like this humming bird accent pillow adds the bird theme in a sophisticated manner. 

    6. This whimzy Angelo Home bird decorative pillow adds a pop of color as well as the bird theme.

    There you have it, six ways to to put a bird on it. All inspired by the 2015 Oscars.

    Images: EuroStyleLighting

  • Modern Stairway To Design Heaven

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    Modern Stairway Designs

    All images from Arch Daily

    Some of the best modern stairways around.

    I couldn't help but document a pattern I was noticing while spending my average seven hours per day on Pinterest... There are some really amazing modern stairway designs out there! It's like these architects took every single opportunity they could, when designing these homes, to add ultimate style.

    Minimal Modern Floating Stairway

    Floating stairway designed to be part of the ultimate minimal home.

    Why should the stairway just be purely functional? It does makes sense to make stairs a pseudo art installation, right in your own home. The wow factor can also be something usually meant to be all function.

    The best way to light a contemporary stairway, without interrupting the cool design, is with LED track lighting fixtures. It's functional, adjustable and best of all it's energy efficient!

    Modern Stairway With Mixed Metals

    Perfect mix of materials were used for this modern stairway design.

    Stairway design doesn't have to be minimal to be cool. This design above expresses cool design through a confident use of mixed materials.

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