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  • Plants Will Help Grow Your Design Style

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    Plants Will Help Your Design Grow

    Image from Pop Sugar

    Plants add so much personality to any home design.

    Welcome to March! While many of you are still digging your way out of snow, the rest of us are here to tell you that it will be over soon. Just hold on. 

    One way to get your home prepared for sunnier days is by adding some indoor plants. Greenery is always the best home accessory, no matter your home design style. Not sure where to put plants or how to style them...? Try something like this living room above, get some fun pots and place them all on a cool white coffee table under some natural light. Try using a white one so it doesn't dominate the space, but really any table will do.

    Diversify Plants Throughout The House

    Image from The Design Files

    Make sure to spread out your plants and share in all rooms.

    You don't have to cluster your plants for impact, you can also just try using a few and placing them in different spots around the same room, like this pretty dining room above.

    The industrial pendant light and plants up high not only look pretty, but help use vertical space.

    Dress Up An Entire Wall With Plants

    Image from Desire to Inspire and Snog Productions

    You could even dress up an entire wall with plants.

    Another really great way to both use vertical space and create space for plants is with shelving. Or, you can take it one step further and create a living wall indoors, like the studio space above.

    Good luck with adding greenery to your home.... We promise it will help your design style grow.

  • River Thames Concept Designs In London

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    River Thames Design Competition In London

    All images from Design Taxi

    Concept designs for the new River Thames pedestrian bridge in London.

    There's currently an awesome design competition going on in London. There have been 74 design proposals for the new pedestrian and cycle bridge. And they're all amazing. So happy I don't have anything to do with selecting a winner, which will be announced in July... 

    ...Let alone constructing any one of these complicated designs which will span the River Thames between Nine Elms and Pimlico.

    Incredible Concept Designs In London

    Design Competition For The New River Thames

    Naturally, our favorites, here at Euro Style Lighting, are those that seem to feature LED lighting. We couldn't think of a better use for LED tape lights and LED path lights.

    Bridge And Waterfall Concept

    The purpose of this competition, besides being exposed to cool design, is "to identify the best team capable of designing and delivering a unique landmark."

    Best of luck to all the amazing designers who have submitted their ideas...

  • Must Have Modern Coffee Tables + Design Books

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    Must Have Modern Coffee Table Design Books

    Image from Rain On A Window Paine

    Rustic modern living room in need of a stylish coffee table.

    While some living rooms may look okay without a coffee table, perhaps a couple poufs instead, we strongly suggest a stylish coffee table in every living room. Just like every contemporary living room should have comfortable seating, a side table and modern lighting.

    Here's some of our favorite coffee tables that we might add to this space above:

    Modern Coffee Tables

    Modern coffee tables from Euro Style Lighting.

    1. Teresa High Gloss White Coffee Table

    2. Zuo Industrial Wood Coffee Table

    3. Temple Reclaimed Oak Veneer Rectangular Coffee Table

    In addition to all of these modern living room staples above, including these coffee tables above, there's one important detail that will add lots of personality to any stylish living room... Coffee table design books.

    Here's some of our favorites:

    Designer Coffee Table Books

    1. Modern Rustic by Emily Henson

    2. Simply Scandinavian by Magnus Englund 

    3. The Story of Eames Furniture by Marilyn Neuhard with John Neuhart

    4. Design Bloggers at Home by Ellie Tennant

    5. In Detail by Hans Blomquist

  • Gorgeous Chandeliers Make Romantic Interiors

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    Crystal Chandeliers For Some Modern Romance

    Image from Made by Girl

    Create your ultimate romantic space with crystal chandeliers.

    As we close out this month of romance, let's discuss the easiest way to add a little some to your modern home.... Gorgeous chandeliers!

    If you add a beautiful crystal chandelier to any room of your house, I guarantee you'll add instant romance. Also, a little pink can go a long way, like in this loft home above.

    Romantic Neutral Interior With Crystal Chandelier

    Image from Art & Classy

    Crystal chandeliers stand out in neutral spaces.

    You don't have to include pink, or any color, to achieve a romantic environment. Take a look at this space above, it's neutral and totally feminine.

    The crystal chandelier makes a big impact, but so do other details, like the ornate mirror and console.

    Moody Modern Design With A Gorgeous Chandelier

    Image from Let It Be

    Achieve a romantic space with dark walls and crystal chandeliers.

    Want to go bold? Pastels and neutrals don't have ownership over feminine interior design.

    This moody space above, featuring a crystal chandelier and comfy furniture, is super romantic. A perfect place to cap off a night out on the town.

  • Palm Springs Modernism Week 2015

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    Modernism Week 2015

    Image from Modernism Week

    Modernism Week in Palm Springs celebrated their tenth year.

    The annual Palm Springs event Modernism Week took place last week, celebrating their tenth anniversary. Each year this event celebrates beautiful mid-century modern design (interior and exteriors), architecture and art.

    There's hundreds of events going on throughout the week to keep you busy, including home tours, showhouses and parties. Here are a few key highlights:

    Modern Architecture In Nature Filled Palm Springs

    Image from Modernism Week

    Some of the best modern architecture can be seen at Palm Springs Modernism Week.

    The home tours include beautiful architecture as seen above and below. You can attend tours on your own pace by bike, walking or you can ride a bus and be guided through beautiful mid-century modern architecture. 

    Palm Springs Mid Century Modern Architecture

    Image from Design Milk

    There's no shortage of beautiful architecture in Palm Springs.

    There is also a showhouse and fun events, like this one below. The producer of this year's showhouse was designer Christopher Kennedy, who clearly designed a modern oasis.

    Christopher Kennedy Compound At Modernism Week

    Image from Modernism Week

    Christopher Kennedy's showhouse design featured a beautifully modern outdoor area.

    To shop mid-century modern lighting and furniture, you've come to the right place!

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