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“When lighting looks like art, you know you have a winner!”
- D. Shultz, Interior Designer
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It's that time of year again and if you're like us, you're thinking about the best way to create a modern dining room for this holiday season. Similar to the room above, we love the use of a modern dining table mixed with acrylic dining chairs to create a beautiful holiday table and still feel spacious. This sleek style allows for minimal decor to really stand out against the glistening backdrop.
Accessorizing with simple organic elements, such as gold leaf branches (above), helps soften the modern materials. Modern candle holders are also a wonderful touch.
If you want to get the look above here are some perfect selections to help you achieve this look in your own home.
Zuo Flag White Leatherette and Glass Dinign Table
Zuo Anime Transparent Dining Chairs
Clear Crystal Chrome Luminous Chandelier
Set of 8 Mini Glass Bubble Placecard Holders
You can make your guests feel special by creating modern placecard holders (above) for each one.
Adding simple holiday elements to your modern decor will be a sure way to keep you festive this holiday season without compromising your modern aesthetic!
Images: Sketch 42
The Arab world has seen a spate of political revolutions over the past few years, but a recent series of two design books called Arabesque looks at a quieter revolution taking place in the Arab world: graphic design. This stunning collection of inspiration images features modern calligraphy, logos and illustration by artists from Egypt, Iran, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Lebanon.
In the book, urban and environmental design photos show Arabesque patterning at the street level:
Arab illustration points to a vibrant mix of cultural heritage with modern production techniques:
Logos and typography highlight the Arab calligraphy tradition, albeit with a modern twist:
Arabesque does stop short of covering industrial or interior design. That doesn't stop us however from daydreaming of a few home decor elements that might look great surrounding this beautiful coffee book:
Tall Turquoise Glass Stupa Vase, Possini Glitz Crystal Chrome 8 1/2" High Pocket Wall Sconce, Helix Collection Rectangular End Table, Tangle 20" Square Red Throw Pillow, Set of 2 Zuo Modern Darwen Black 24" High Counter Stool
A book this nice is just too good to keep locked up on the shelf. We suggest you design the perfect reading corner with a modern coffee table, a pretty arc floor lamp and start reading. Let's face it, almost nothing beats a warm beverage and a good read.
+Hey modern parents, we found a really fun and useful DIY for your upcoming holiday time at home. Jordan Ferney from Oh Happy Day made alphabet pillows!
+Speaking of the holidays and the looming Thanksgiving meal next week... For all you vegetarians (us included) who don't know what to do for this typically-meat-based dinner, Bonnie Christine from Going Home to Roost provides some delicious ideas for a vegetarian meal.
+We have a very cool make-over to show you. This might be the longest hallway you've ever seen, but we guarantee you will be impressed with how Daniel Kanter from Manhattan Nest made it both stylish and functional. Note: This hallway is so long, there's a Part 1 and a Part 2 for this blog post.
+Swing on over to Dezeen for a very cool installation. The International Centre for the Arts Jose in Guimarães, Portugal features a swing set where kids can of course play, but also where electricity is generated under the floor.
+We're loving the modern Zodiac Prints Katie Armour shared on her blog The Neo Traditionalist.
Adding a touch of reclaimed wood to your modern interior is a great way to bring in texture and layers. There are many different applications to suite your space such as modern cabinets and storage solutions, wall and ceiling finishes, stair treads, kitchen cabinetry, and the list goes on. We happen to love this simple application of raw, wooden planks (above) that are great for a rustic modern coffee table or tv stand. Wrapping the planks in a colored tie and painting the ends of each piece to match is a great detail on this DIY project.
Reclaimed wood barn doors are the perfect backdrop to this rustic, modern kitchen. Not only is it a very practical solution for storage, but these layers of concrete, reclaimed wood, and ultra modern appliances add so much visual interest.
In this modern home, the gray-toned reclaimed wood contrasts so beautifully with the clean white walls and modern pendant lighting. It's a great application on this fireplace wall and creates a grand statement in this room with such high ceilings.
POSSINI EURO TRUE RING WHITE GLASS MINI PENDANT
Whatever your needs or wants may be, there is always an application for reclaimed wood in your modern interior! It is sure to create such a warm cozy feeling during these cold Winter months...
Images: Scandanavian Deko, The Style Files, The Salvage Collection
Thanks. Gratitude. Gratefulness. No matter what word you use, it's important to take a moment to pause and give thanks for the things that matter in life - your family, friends, health, food, shelter...not to mention your iPhone or your Eames rocker.
There's no end to the list of things we're thankful for around here. In fact, this blog serves as a running tally of those things that inspire us daily. With that in mind, we'd like to thank you for joining us on this journey.
Happy Thanksgiving To You and Yours!
- Euro Style Team
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