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Minka Aire Light WaveCeiling Fan - 52" White
“Your ceiling fan should feel seamless and act as a quiet contribution to your overall design!”
- B. Powers, Interior Designer
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An entry hallway sets the tone for your home. It’s the first thing your guests see as they walk into your house. A Modern hallway may seem like ordinary pass-through that doesn't require a second thought, but with a little attention, these spaces can take on a personality of their own.
No doubt lighting can play a huge roll in modern hallway design. That’s why I’ve pulled together two different ways you can dress up your hallway with lighting – sconces and ceiling lights.
Too often we fall back on the ever-reliable table lamp or typical overhead pendant light — not that there is anything wrong with these options — but maybe it’s time to spruce up your entry with lighting that takes it up a notch! Go for that sconce, pendant or chandelier that you think makes a great statement.
Robert Abbey Havana Wall Sconce, Jonathan Adler Meurice Nickel Chandelier, ET2 Cassini Chrome Xenon Wall Sconce, Possini Ornament Aged Silver Chandelier, Chrome Artcraft Brooklyn Globe Pendant Light, Anemone Robert Abbey Ceiling or Wall Light
Images: Desire to Inspire, Savor Home
I am a sucker for color. I love to incorporate it into my home as much as possible but adding too much color or pairing it in the wrong way can make the room seem adolescent.
I found these beautifully designed living rooms that have the perfect balance of vibrant color paired with a few neutral pieces to pull it all together. The colors coordinate well without being boring. I love it!
In this girl's room (below), a bold neon pink pops against the gray walls. A perfect use of color for a kids room, bright and bold without being overly childish or tacky.
One of my favorite parts of this space (above) is the choice of art. It's fun and colorful but not over the top. The colors from each piece just work so well together, don't they?
Images: Eileen Kathryn Boyde, Vogue
The best office spaces are those that are creative and can tell a story. My desk was built by my husband. He built 2 sawhorses and then took an old counter from a boutique closing in the area, and attached it to the top. It’s the BEST.
Another key ingredient to a great office space is of course good lighting. Pendant lights are stylish, while attractive task lamps are necessary. And both is even better, like the modern office space above.
This vintage office space (above) has a lot of character. It’s not big in size and fits perfectly in that room. If you're looking for a desk that just needs to house your laptop, this is a great size for you. I also love the art gallery above the desk. It creates a fabulous corner to work in.
This rustic office space (above) must have a fantastic story! The wood looks reclaimed or possibly older than me. It creates a very organic look. And I love that this whole work space does not feel stuffy nor too serious. They did a great job mixing materials and textures to give the space a lived in but very stylish look. Modern black table lamps are great for adding contrast to a neutral space.
Graphic designer Cassie Pyle needed a stylish space to work in, and I think she created just that. The walnut desk is a good size for a small space and it also offers plenty of storage. I like how she paired the filing cabinet next to the desk for even more storage. The muted tones throughout this space work well together! And even if you use a stylish pendant light, don't rule out a modern wall sconce. As you can see, they compliment each other perfectly.
Remember, when designing your office space, the sky is the limit. Think outside of the box and you’ll create a masterpiece.
Typhoon Contemporary Black Desk, Cana Contemporary White Desk, Embassy Driftwood Stainless Steel Desk, Typhoon Contemporary White Desk, Boutique Black Faux Shagreen Desk
Images: Archiphile, Sfgirlbybay, Sanctuary, Eva Black
Charles & Ray Eames are modern design legends.
In 1956 NBC television network debuted Charles and Ray Eames’ chairs on the Arlene Francis "Home" show broadcast.
Today, you can sit back in your modern furniture, which was probably inspired by Charles and Ray Eames, and enjoy a bit of modern insight from the legends of design.
+Photographer Balthazar Korab passed away. He was a refugee from Communist Hungary who created polished images that captured the spirit of midcentury modern architecture.
+Nepresso not only sells machines that make delicious coffee (so we're told), but now they have a flagship coffee shop in San Francisco. Dwell shares the design.
+Haven't you ever wanted to restore your antique hardware and get rid of 10 layers of paint? Design*Sponge has a great series 'Before & After' with step by step instructions on how to restore items around your home.
+If you're looking for a cool light installation experience from the comfort of your desk chair, check out Squidsoup's new project 'Submergence'. It's also on show at Galleri ROM in Oslo, Norway, January 17 - February 17 2013.
+It's officially February and Valentine's is right around the corner. Oh Happy Day blog has some fun ideas for gifting, including this DIY monogrammed bag that's great for filling with candy hearts.
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