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Epic Modern Chrome39-Inch-H Table Lamp
"This lamp is perfect for the client who wants to go dark, while still maintaining the element of chic."
- B. Peterson, Interior Designer
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Concrete trend is perfect for the modern home.
We can't ignore the cool concrete design trend. It works in any area of the house and can be high-end or DIY.
Hang a decorative wall mirror above a concrete vanity and voila you've got a chic bathroom! The crystal chandelier in the kitchen above contrasts perfectly with the raw concrete surroundings.
Image from Heather Bullard
Concrete vanity in a modern bathroom.
If you're in the process of building a new home or investing in some more involved renovations, try creating an accent wall with concrete. This living room below maintains a sense of warmth with all the wood, but modernizes the design with some concrete.
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Concrete wall in a modern living room.
Although we've seen them many times before, concrete counter tops in the kitchen always look great. Once sealed correctly, they're very durable as well as stylish.
Bonus, grey-colored counter tops go with any color of cabinets, even bright yellow!
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Concrete kitchen counters for the modern home.
Panoramic photo of WestEdge design fair.
The upstart WestEdge Design Fair returned to Santa Monica's Barker Hangar for its second year October 16-19, 2014.
Best described as quality over quantity, exhibitors were, for the most part, high concept and high end. From the minute I entered, I took a shining to the cutting edge lighting on exhibit throughout. And let me tell you: the state of contemporary chandeliers and modern pendant lighting in particular looks great.
Modern OLED chandelier by Blackbody at WestEdge.
A stunning OLED chandelier by Blackbody (pictured above) was installed over the bar at the center of the hangar.
Pendant chandeliers by designer David Trubridge.
Design star David Trubridge exhibited his signature pendants, eco-conscious designs inspired by the flora and fauna of his native New Zealand.
Modern glass pendants from Lightopia and Niche Modern.
Minimalism is no stranger to modernism. Neither is the trend toward clustered glass pendant lighting, as seen in the Bocci/Lightopia and Niche Modern (left to right) booths above.
One of our favorites on this blog, Cerno deftly exhibited their California-made modern LED lighting collection (pictured above), including a number of over-sized floor lamps that we hope to offer soon.
California made LED lighting in the Cerno booth.
The fair was rounded out by an excellent assemblage of kitchen and bath exhibitors, breakout parties in booth spaces, and a weekend-long panel series that included design stars such as Thomas Lavin, Martyn Lawrence Bullard, Kathryn M. Ireland and Delta Wright among others.
From everything we saw at the WestEdge Design Fair, there's a lot to love about design today and modern design to come. At that, we can't wait until next year!
Images: Brent Turner
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Contemporary floor lamps are the new black.
Just in case you were wondering, yes you can put a floor lamp anywhere in the home and it works.
As you can see, this includes the dining room and the bathroom! Whether you need light or style, contemporary floor lamps can and should be your answer.
Sometimes, the unexpected detail can be the 'wow' factor. Since a pendant or chandelier might be the go-to lighting option in a dining room, try mixing it up by selecting a floor lamp for the dining room and a small crystal chandelier for your favorite reading corner.
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Contemporary floor lamps look great even near a bathtub.
There are lots of different styles to achieve that unexpected look you're going for... You can choose a traditional style floor lamp or trying something with an industrial edge, like a task lamp.
Here's some ideas to get you started....
Weber Chrome Adjustable Pharmacy Task Floor Lamp / Tamber Rust Adjustable Pharmacy Floor Lamp / Laguna Brushed Steel with Black Shade Floor Lamp
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Decorating your office with LED desk lamps is a stylish way to add function.
So what's your work style? Do you get to work from home? Whether it's a tiny space or a large loft style studio, your office should reflect your personality and most importantly be comfortable and functional for you.
Two of the most important elements required for making your space functional are good lighting and good seating. We suggest LED desk lamps so you're able to work efficient while saving energy and a comfortable task chair so you can last long hours!
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Office style with designer desk lamps.
If you have the space, a separate table for laying out projects and meeting with co-workers or clients is very useful. Especially, if you select a stylish modern dining table for your conference table.
Maintaining your personal style is an important element for promoting work productivity. The more comfortable you feel, the better work you'll produce.
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Loft style office space with task lighting.
Great task lighting is important as I mentioned before, but also the more natural light you can provide in your office space, the better. It's great form of energy that will directly result in work productivity!
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Small space office design.
One of my favorite decorative elements, that's also extremely useful, is great shelving. Books are the best way to display your personality and they look so much better organized on shelves than all over the floor.
Hope you're all having a productive work week!
Beautiful concrete architecture in the Japanese landscape.
While concrete as a material is known to be cold and simplistic, when you turn it into beautiful architecture it can take on a life of its own!
This combination house / library was built in the South Korean countryside, designed by Seoul-based Studio GAON.
Modern concrete architecture with a view.
The couple wanted the house to be small and cozy, but they wanted the library spacious and high. With high ceilings track lighting plays a large role in the design of this home, keeping the home functional, clean and well lit.
The use of wood in the interior definitely warms up the aesthetic of this home, especially considering the exterior.
Modern design studio and library.
We have no doubt work gets done in this library and a fun life is lived in the rest of the home. Good design typically leads to a better life, in our opinion....
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