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  • Modern Artsy Ideas

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    Art Ideas

    Image from Nordic Design

    Art is a very personal element to any home. Whether you enjoy family photos on your wall or high end pieces, art is the best way to add personality to your decor.

    You can keep it simple with one large piece of art, like this image above.  

    Wall Galleries

    Images from Style Logistics / Bungalow 5

    Beautiful modern chandeliers contrasted with modern task lighting is a brilliant pair used to illuminate this cool wall gallery above. Lighting from above and the side is a great way to light the space without disturbing the art collection.

    Floor lamps are also a great way to light the room without obstructing the art wall.

    Bedroom Design

    Image from The Design Files

    Who says you have to hang your art? You don't! This bedroom design is casually elegant with its love for greenery and a beautiful piece of art leaning on the dresser.

    Images: Nordic Design, Style Logistics, Bungalow 5, The Design Files

  • Kids Bedroom Design

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    Bedroom Design

    Image from The Boo and The Boy

    One reason kids rooms are so fun to design is because a little can go a long way. Whether it's unique pendant lighting or decorative garland, a kids room should be infused with personality.

    One really fun idea is to display their favorite books. Not only will they help you find them each night, but their cover designs act as little pieces of art.

    Modern Design

    Image from Smam

    Be sure to include a small area that includes seating for kids so they can work on art, homework and crafts. This room above has adorable tiny chairs surrounding an industrial stool for a table, which is a great example of stylish design on a small budget.

    Kids Beds

    Images from Varpunen, Time of the Aquarius, Kuzumodasi

    Kids love the idea of getting creative with their beds. And if you're having difficulty getting them to want to go to bed each night, this could be the answer! 

    If you're a modern parent and have any design tips to add, please add a comment... We'd love to hear from you.

    Images: The Boo and The Boy, SmamVarpunen, Time of the AquariusKuzumodasi

  • Modern Swedish Suburb

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    Modern Suburb

    Image from Dwell

    We guarantee the Swedish prefab specialists Smedshammar + Holmberg will have you looking at suburbs in a whole new way! Their mission is to free people from the boring suburbs and redeem the reputation of architects in Sweden.

    Holmberg explains the difference between the way suburbs have been designed in the past and the way they design their smart homes, "It’s an old technique—the construction industry hasn’t caught up with other manufacturing industries. You wouldn’t build a car piece by piece today, out in the open and exposed to all the elements, so why build a house that way? If architects are smart, they’ll focus on getting construction companies to invest in new techniques."

    We say, kudos! Bring on the well-designed suburb so others can follow and we can furnish with modern lighting and furniture....

    Image: Dwell

  • Pastel Paradise For Your Modern Home

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    Modern Home

    Are sad that Summer is almost over? You can hold on to Summertime year-round with pastel interior design.

    There's no reason the calming, laid-back feeling of those sunny Summer months can't exist in your home throughout the rest of the year. It's all in the color palette you choose.

    Modern table lamps are a great opportunity to create a color palette, not to mention modern furniture for the living spaces and bedrooms.

    Home Furnishings

    1. Every home needs a retro wall clock, this pastel yellow one is perfect.

    2. Modern chandeliers don't have to be black or white, this pastel blue chandelier is super fun.

    3. The pale wood finish pairs perfectly with pastel purple on this modern table lamp.

    4. Color is not the only fun part of this green accent chair, the form is pretty cool too.

    5. If you're scared to make a big purchase in a fun color, don't be. This pale blue sofa will work with so many colors.

    6. Want to start small, try this little purple accent pillow.

    7. Create a soft palette in your bedroom with this pastel pink headboard.

    8. In fact, this pale yellow table lamp would look perfect on either side of this bed.

    Image: Seventy Nine Ideas

  • Modern Style Dogs

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    Dog Style

    Image from JP Warren Interiors

    Happy Friday everyone! We know how much you love modern design, and we can only imagine that you love dogs as much as we do. So, we decided to share a combination of both today!

    We're a little blown away by this cool living room, with its unique lighting and rad furniture. But check out that pup! You can just tell, the sofa is his and the owners better find other seating.

    Modern Living Room

    Image from Gaile Guevara

    This pretty pup goes perfectly with the neutral, modern home in Canada. And he knows better than to get on those white sofas! We just love the mix of woods, whites and neutrals here.

    Modern Living Room

    Image from Christian May

    Who's going to Palm Springs this weekend?! That's where this cool pad is located. This pup is allowed on the furniture, but at least he's a tiny guy.

    Modern Wall Art

    Image from Design Manifest

    If you want a dog, but maybe you can't have one because you rent, then don't worry. There's plenty of ways to incorporate cute animals into your decor, like with wall art and printed accent pillows.

    Have a wonderful weekend everyone! Ruff, ruff!

    Images: JP Warren Interiors, Gaile Guevara, Christian May, Design Manifest

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