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Crystorama Bella 19" Wide Antique Gold Pendant Chandelier
"Antique gold and cut crystals-what an amazing combination!"
- CLM, Freelance Designs
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Every modern kitchen should have fabulous lighting and seating.
While the kitchen doesn't involve a whole lot of furniture, besides the built in cabinets and island, there are a couple very important elements to consider... The lighting and the seating.
Here's some fun ideas...
Stainless Steel Wireframe Barstool / White Adjustable Track Lighting
Like in this kitchen above, stainless steel barstools are great for not taking too much visual space and adding a little elegance. In this small kitchen, a wireframe barstool is a great way to go while the LED track lighting is streamlined and simple.
Image from Natalie Fuglestveit Interior Design
Modern rustic kitchen with black lighting and wood seating.
Walnut Modern Barstool / Black Mini Pendant
Still worried about space, but love wood?... Try a low profile wood barstool. The walnut wood barstools in this kitchen above pair perfectly with the bold black mini pendant. This kitchen is both modern and rustic, a great balance.
Image from Marla Schrank Interiors
Beautiful kitchen design with linear crystal chandelier and wood barstools.
Dark Wood Barstool / Linear Crystal Chandelier
Want to get a little fancy, but still maintain a modern aesthetic?... Mix it up. Choose a rich, dark wood barstool and pair it with a beautiful crystal chandelier. The contrast will create a wow factor.
Image from Liz Marie Blog
Lighting is important in every room of the house.
While lighting design may seem standard, it's not and it's more important than most home owners imagine. It's not only necessary for the function of a home, but can dramatically contribute to the design as well.
Here's a few lighting tips for each room...
The kitchen is usually the most minimal design in a modern home, it's mostly full of functional elements. So why not dress it up a bit?!
The kitchen is a fun opportunity to hang a crystal chandelier above an oversized island like this image above. Go ahead, take your kitchen design to the next level with lighting.
Image from ArchiBlox
Bedroom lighting should be balanced.
Bedroom lighting should come in pairs. Even if you're single and only use one side of the bed, it's about balancing the design.
Your lighting pair of choice can be whatever you want... Try two small hanging pendants, plug in wall lamps or go with the traditional bedside table lamp. The options are endless.
Image from Domaine Home
Dining room lighting should include a wow factor.
Step it up with your dining room lighting. This is where you are most likely to entertain and celebrate holidays so make it fabulous.
Keep in mind, your lighting options in one room do not have to match. Much like fashion, things must work together, but not match. This dining room above is a perfect example.
Image from Seventy Nine Ideas
The living room lighting should make a style statement.
Don't be too predictable with your living room lighting. Sure, you can include the modern floor lamp, but try something different like this long-arm wall sconce above.
This is the largest and most visible room of the house, so allow it to guide the overall design.
Image from Smitten Studio
Bathroom lighting design should put function first.
While design is always important, the bathroom is one room where the lighting has to function really well. For this reason, try some decorative sconces for style and simple recessed lighting for added function.
No matter what room you're designing, always go big with lighting!
All images from Est Magazine
Springtime home decor style from Australia.
Welcome to Spring, today is officially the first day! I thought it would be appropriate to share a home that utilizes the two things I most assocate with Springtime, color and natural light.
This home, located in Australia, does a beautiful job of including color, but balancing it with lots of neurtrals and of course tons of natural light. Most importantly, the home looks lived in and carries the same personality throughout each room.
A grey sofa balances out the use of color.
The living room features some colorful furniture, like bold yellow seating which is then accented perfectly with a fully stocked bookcase. However, it's strategically balanced out with a modern grey sofa and grey area rug.
Natural light balanced with a gorgeous chandelier.
The dining room maintains the same cool style as the rest of them home, but refrains from color and sticks with a simple white palette. This is the perfect way to embrace those windows!
For the record, never allow an abundance of beautiful natural light deter you from considering a gorgeous chandelier for any space. This dining room looks great during the day and night.
White interiors beautifully reflect natural light.
If you have the windows and the light, celebrate it in at least one room with white furniture, white lighting and home accessories. The Springtime light shining through the large windows reflects perfectly against all this white.
Image from Nous Decor
Stylish entertaining in your own backyard.
In most places, the weather is finally warming up and the snow is melting away. Which means, it's the perfect time to start planning ahead for all the outdoor entertaining you're going to do this year.
Here's some stylish ideas, most of which include modern outdoor lighting and cool seating. While there's lots of attractive lighting to choose from to hang overhead or mount on the wall, the most important lighting will be LED path lights. This way, you'll efficiently light your outdoor space while keeping your guests safe.
The home above also added some DIY decor, which is never a bad thing. The gold garland above the food and beverage spread is a nice attention to detail.
Image from Gardenista
Outdoor fire pits are a fun trend.
If you don't already have a fire pit and you don't want to build one, there's easier ways to provide your outdoor space with this fun trend. The best part about using a portable fire pit is that you can take it to your next home!
This space above looks like the perfect place to sit for hours on a beautiful evening...
Image from Remodelista
Organized outdoor entertaining stye.
Just like with the inside of your home, the more simple and clutter-free the better. This organized shelving and grill station above is perfect for outdoor entertaining and provides enough counter space.
Image from A Beautiful Mess
DIY a stylish way to display your address.
I'll leave you with a fun DIY so you can display your address in style. Remember, first impressions are everything, so wow your guests before they even step in your backyard...
All images from David Edelia
Antivegetativa installation at the Ex Elettrofonica gallery in Rome
While we love talking about interiors and architecture here, we also love and appreciate cool art. The Antivegetativa installation at the Ex Elettrofonica gallery in Rome is nothing less than an immersion in color.
The art gallery was structurally transformed into a ship hull and then immersed in Tiffany Blue. While lighting is important in both art and interior design, there were large openings in the ceiling left for the recessed lighting. The lighting is effective, but hidden.
Modern art installation in Rome with recessed lighting.
The decor is minimal, yet still contributes to the overall story. Vintage portraits and furniture were scarcely placed throughout the installation and helped to give the true feeling of immersion since they were also coated in Tiffany Blue as well.
Art gallery transformed into a ship hull and immersed in color.
While you may not apply this exact same aesthetic in your own home, there are some takeaways. Rather than immersing your entire wall and floor, perhaps just a vintage art piece will add a lot of personality to your space.
Also, when it comes to lighting your own home, you don't have to select large fixtures, sometimes hidden light is the best way to go. LED track lighting is a streamlined options for interior lighting that will showcase your cool new art pieces.
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