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  • Decorating With Wallpaper

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     Decorating With Wallpaper in a Modern Room

    Decorating with wallpaper in a modern home.

    Are you looking for a way to add interest to your home design? One of the easiest ways to entirely change a room is with wallpaper. Here are some fun inspirations...

    Go big, like the living room above, and create a wanderlust aesthetic. This will no doubt be a topic of conversation when entertaining.

    Try using monochromatic furniture and accessories so you don't take away from the wall, but go big with your modern lighting to add another wow factor.

     Camouflage Your TV with Wallpaper

    Make a TV wall more interesting with wallpaper and colorful furniture.

    If you hate the look of televisions, but don't want a big clunky cabinet hiding it, try making it disappear by installing a bold, black wallpaper behind it. 

    If you capture some of the color palette in furniture and/or accessories, you'll help pull together the overall look. And voilà, no tv unless you want to see it.

     A Powder Room is the Perfect Place to Experiment with Bold Wallpaper

    Dress up a modern bathroom with modern wall paper and wall lights.

    Is there a wallpaper pattern you love, but think it might be too much for a large wall? Then try it in the powder room where a small dose might just work perfectly.

    Accent your powder room wallpaper with wall lights that stand out for extra style bonus.

     Stair Risers Decorated with Floral Wallpaper

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    Like the idea of wallpaper, but prefer clean white walls? Want to try something fun and different? Then try adding an interesting design detail with wallpaper, like the stairs above.

    You can use one pattern or all of your faves...

    When decorating with wallpaper, so many options exist, so there is a design out there for all interior design styles.

    Images from  1st image: Tbou Designer, 2nd image: Apartment Therapy, 3rd imageMy Domaine, 4th image: Homedit

  • Outdoor Kitchen Lighting

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     Outdoor Kitchen Lighting

    Outdoor kitchens have been gaining in popularity as outdoor spaces evolve beyond your basic BBQ, table and chairs. Outdoor kitchen lighting is a key component of an outdoor kitchen’s design – you need to be able to see the fabulous recipe you’re preparing, right?

    How many times have you had to walk inside to check and see if your meat is ready? We’ve even heard of people wearing head lamps while grilling outside when outdoor lighting isn’t sufficient!

    First thing is the lighting above the grill. Task lighting is the perfect choice in this instance.

     Outdoor Kitchen with Adjoining Dining Area

    If your outdoor kitchen isn’t covered, consider installing wall lights on a backsplash or wall.

    Outdoor Kitchen with Wall Lights as Task Lighting

    If you have a backsplash that’s on the short side, try using deck or step lights to light your food prep area.

     Deck or Step Lights in Backsplash Used to Light Work Area in Outdoor Kitchen

    Install outdoor pendant lighting over the bar and serving areas. This serves a functional purpose, but also allows you to bring in some style and ambiance.

     Hang Pendant Lighting Over an Island and Work Area for Function and Ambiance

    Lastly, while entertaining outdoors, you need to think beyond outdoor kitchen lighting if your kitchen isn’t attached to the house. Don’t forget to light the pathways around your outdoor cooking/dining area, it’s all fun and games until someone rolls an ankle or tromps through your flower beds.

    Image Sources: 1st image: Kim Duffin for Sublime Architectural Interiors 2nd imageCreative Outdoor Solutions 3rd image: Terra Firma Design 4th image: Shades of Green Landscape Architecture 5th image:Food Network

  • Style Ideas For Small Balconies

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    Small Balcony Style Ideas

    Inspiration for small balcony style

    Wishing you had more space for entertaining or peaceful personal time this Summer? You don't need more space, just style! Here's some fun style ideas for small balconies...

    Load up on fun textiles (suitable for outdoors)

    Adding textiles will add personality to even the smallest spaces. Also, exterior light fixtures are great for providing small design details, as well as functionality.

    Party Lights For Small Balconies

    Try adding style to your balcony with party lights

    This place above also does a great job with textiles, including a fun outdoor rug, but don't forget the power of party lights. A simple string of lights can transform your small balcony into a party space.

    Small Balcony Style With Color

    Color is the solution to every design problem

    Try using whatever space you do have for a little outdoor furniture. It will go a long way in adding a living space aesthetic to your small balcony.

    When all else fails, turn to color... Lots of color is the solution to every design problem, even small spaces.

    I hope these style ideas have inspired you to create stylish small balconies in your own home -- just because they are small doesn't mean that they can't be loaded with style!

    Images from Stylish Eve, Soffa Magazine, Home My Design

  • Culver Studios' Office Remodel

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    When it came time for an office remodel , Culver Studios, the studio behind films like Gone with the Wind, Rocky, Carrie, King Kong and ET, approached Shannon Wollack and Brittany Zwickl of LIFE.STYLE.

    “The goal behind the redesign of The Culver Studios’ offices was to remind people where they were and of what had been accomplished in this space, but doing it more subtly than with movie posters. We wanted to be creative in how we reminded people of their hard work.” – Shannon Wollack

     Culver Studios' Office Remodel
    When you enter the space, you are greeted by an exaggerated faceted wall of light wood with copper accents.
    The idea of faceted and geometric shapes is carried through the rest of the design.

     Faceted Wood Design Element with Copper Accents

    Copper accents (copper is a big trend in 2015) can be spotted through the office space’s design, like on the legs of the director’s chairs in the image above.  The side table is a custom piece and is made from a stack of old scripts with a lucite top.

     The office Remodel Includes a Newly Designed Modern Kitchenette

     A Hexagonal Copper Backsplash Dominates the Kitchenette Design
    How much do you love the copper hexagon tile backsplash!? The copper finish on the inside of the pendants carries the use of copper through the rest of the kitchen.

     A Neon Lit Piece of Wall Art
    “Green Light” of course references the signal that means “go” on a traffic light, but in film-speak it means that a project’s financing has been approved and the movie can move forward from development to pre-production and principal photography. In this case, it’s a piece of wall art with a whole lot of meaning.

     The Office's Conference Room Makes Creative Use of Old Scripts and Production Stills

    The main conference room’s walls are lined with old movie and TV scripts and production stills attached with binder clips.

     The Culver Studios' Office Remodel Includes Wall Murals Painted by Well-Known Street Artists

    The designers commissioned street artist Good and Shiddy to paint a mural with Culver Studio’s movie characters likeScarlet O'Hara, Batman and King Kong.

     Sean Sullivan was Commissioned to Draw a Mural of a Production Trailer on the Wall

    Wall Mural Drawn in Sharpie by Artist  Sean Sullivan

    Sean Sullivan, who can wield a mean Sharpie, was brought on to draw a mural of a trailer on set filled with different props and costumes from various Culver Studios productions. The mural took a whopping 600 (!!) hours to complete.

    Studies show that employee productivity is increased in aesthetically pleasing environments, so I think this office remodel hit it out of the park.

     Get the Look Seen in Culver Studios' Office Remodel

    (1) Set of 2 White Side Chairs (2) Black Teardrop LED Mini Pendant Light (3) Ivory and Chrome Club Chair (4) Lugano Low Back White Office Armchair (5) Decumani Ivory and Chrome Club Chair

    Image Sources: 1st Image: MyDomaine, photo by Diana Relth 2nd image: 1st Image: MyDomaine, photo by Diana Relth 3rd image: MyDomaine, photo by Diana Relth 4th image:  MyDomaine, photo by Diana Relth 5th image: Hollywood Reporter, photo by Diana Relth 6th image:  Hollywood Reporter, photo by Diana Relth 7th image: MyDomaine, photo by Diana Relth 8th image: Hollywood Reporter, photo by Diana Relth 9th image: Hollywood Reporter, photo by Diana Relth 

  • Happy Memorial Day 2015!

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    Memorial Day

    While long weekends are awesome, we can't forget what we're celebrating... Happy Memorial Day everyone!

    From the Euro Style Lighting team. xo

    Image from CVS Flags

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