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  • Color Crush: Aqua

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    Modern Bedroom

    There are so many fantastic colors out there and I love most of them. Lately I have been crushing pretty hard on a long time favorite, aqua! In all of its various shades, whether it be of the bluer, the greener, the darker or the lighter varieties. I love them all! I think aqua makes for a fantastic accent color for a room. On a lamp, a tray or even on a wall, it’s all good in my book.

    Modern Living Room

    This image inspires me and makes me want to paint an entire room aqua. That deep aqua that makes you want to curl up with book or a record and bask in the color.

    And this couch is just perfection isn’t it? I also love the slightly lighter aqua statues on the table behind the couch. A fun pop of color on another great pop of color. Does it get any better? The whole room is awesome. All of the colors play well off of the couch which is of course the focus of the room. How could it not be?

    Modern Home Decor

    1. Estelle Teal Large Round Wood Tray 2. Isla Aqua Satin Nickel Pendant Light 3. Aqua Stripe Swing Arm Desk Lamp 4. Zuo Repulse Outdoor Aqua Blue Bay Chair

    I would love any of these aqua items for my home. The color is funky and bright which is something my place needs! I especially love the glass light fixture. It would look fantastic above a dining table. And the tray would be perfect for so many things. To serve drinks to your guests, to display some keepsake items, or to even just hold your pocket kick-knacks like your keys. The chair looks like it would be an awesome patio chair for summer grilling and the striped lamp is just too fun for words. I would literally put it in any room of the house.

    Images: Kendal Wilkinson, HGTV

  • How To: Style a Modern Entryway

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    Modern Entryway

    No matter where you live, it's never a bad idea to put a little thought into the entryway or foyer of your home. After all, it's the first thing you see when you walk in the door everyday, and it's the easiest way to make visitors to your home immediately feel like your space is welcoming, polished, and put together.

    Modern Entry

    Madero Espresso Console Table, Amber Swirl Ruffle Glass Bowl, Golden Voyage Gray Glaze Uttermost Wall Mirror, Modern Brushed Steel Mini Droplet Table Lamp, Chrome Finish Ceramic Cone Ottoman

    Today, we're imagining a masculine, stately foyer, put together on a budget.

    By combining this structural console along with a gold, geometric mirror, you already have a great base for a strong, statement making entry. Adding accessories like this simple chrome lamp, a garden stool, and a glass bowl finishes things off with a flourish!

    Image: The Everygirl

  • Design Spotlight: April 2013

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    Design Spotlight

    Design Spotlight is our regular monthly post covering modern design + lifestyle topics from around the globe. You'll find everything from design icon biographies to modern art, photography and architectural surprises. And of course modern design!

    + If you're in Southern California sometime between now and July you don't want to miss Pacific Standard Time. This event is a collaborative celebration of Southern California’s lasting impact on modern architecture.

    + Moving anytime soon? Does apartment hunting exhaust you? The Everygirl has a great checklist that should help the process run a little smoother.

    + Hey modern parents, you'll love this organization wall for a kids room! It's playful and functional... and of course, modern.

    + Victoria Smith from SF Girl by Bay has rounded up some of the best DIY's around. And make sure to click over to all of their blogs for more cool projects!

    + If you're looking for stylish ideas to design your outdoor space for the Summer then you should pick up the Outdoor Spaces book from Coastal Living.

    Image: Pacific Standard Time

  • Design and Architecture: Pacific Standard Time

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    Design and Architecture at Pacific Standard Time

    Pacific Standard Time, the art phenomenon that took Southern California by storm in 2011-2102 (with shows and events at more than 60 museums, galleries and other institutions) is back from now until July with something for fans of design and architecture: "Pacific Standard Time presents Modern Architecture in L.A.

    Shoreline House by Smith and Williams

    There are two exhibitions in particular that should appeal to mid-century design lovers, chronicling the modernist aspirations that defined post-war Los Angeles. Featuring beautiful home photography and renderings, they promise to hold plenty of eye candy. But they're equally rich on substance too. 

    The first of the two is The Architecture of Smith and Williams at the UC Santa Barbara Art, Design & Architecture Museum. Drawing on the museum's rich archives of modernist designs by partners Whitney R. Smith and Wayne R. Williams, this exhibition focuses on the firm's pragmatic ability to site buildings beautifully within a landscape, such as the Shoreline House pictured as both sketch and photograph above. 

    Pierre Koenig Home

    The second exhibition, Technology and Environment: The Postwar House in Southern California at Cal Poly Pomona (pictured above and below) flexes that institution's muscle in architecture and engineering, saluting innovations in construction technology and the iconic designs made possible by them. As with most modern homes, large planes of glass blur the line between indoors and out while the structural use of steel usurps traditional building patterns. 

    Modernist Kappe House

    All told, exhibitions, screenings, tours and talks will take place at seventeen area locations for "Modern Architecture in L.A." As is often the case with historical survey exhibitions, there will inevitably be a plethora of vintage furniture worth salivating over. We particularly love how smooth spherical hanging pendant lights and wall lamps play well in otherwise rectangular spaces.

    White Glass Modern Pendants

    Roomstylers Globe White Glass Pendant Light

    Modern Arc Lamps

    Basque Brushed Nickel Modern Arc Floor Lamp

    "Modern Architecture in L.A." offers a lot for the design fan and yours truly will try to hit every single event. At the very least, you can expect to see me at the downtown L.A. skyline tour hosted by the L.A. Conservancy. Multiple times.

    Images: Pacific Standard Time

  • Create a Designer Look For Your Modern Home

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    Modern Dining Room

    As lovers of interior design, we believe in one thing... We are all entitled to a designer look no matter what our budget is. If you include designer pieces, even just one, it will automatically upgrade your space.

    This modern dining room (above) is well curated and every detail is accounted for, including a beautiful gallery wall. However, without the Zuo Transparent Dining Chairs this space might not catch your eye. The simple, transparent seating addition makes all the difference. They are the perfect balance to all the other colors and textures in that room.

    Modern Living Room

    The living room above is very well designed and perfectly balanced. For any well designed room, lighting is so important, both natural and artificial. But it's not just the light emitted that's important, it's the style of the light. 

    The Jonathan Adler Ventana Floor Lamp has the perfect form, texture, color and height to compliment the design of the room. Modern floor lamps, like plants and flowers are a great way to add vertical style to a space.

    White Dining Room

    Often times, designer products provide seamless design. They can make a large impact on your space without dominating the design. The Possini Euro White Flower Pendant above is the perfect addition to this simple, white dining room. Without that fun, designer pendant the dining room would be quite average.

    Moder Bedroom

    This pink Robert Abbey Pink Gourd Table Lamp above provides a fun color pop in this stylish bedroom. Designer products often provide that small but necessary detail that is necessary for completing a stylish space.

    Modern Home Decor

    Jonathan Adler Ventana Floor LampPossini Euro White Flower Pendant

    Zuo Transparent Dining Chairs, Robert Abbey Pink Gourd Table Lamp

    You don't need a large budget or a room full of high-end designer products to have a stylish home. All you need are a couple details and a few great products at reasonable prices.

    Images: From the Right Bank, Bliss, Homedit, The Everygirl

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