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Dart Modern Bronze 21-Inch-WPendant Light
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One design event that we wish we could have attended was Design Week in Stockholm, Sweden. Luckily, bloggers are invited to report back and we'd like to share their recaps with you.
If you are able to attend events like these lucky bloggers, design events are great for getting inspired, learning about new designers or new projects that the experienced designers are working on. You also meet lots of creative people doing exciting things...
Anna Dorfman from Door Sixteen has a great eye and took beautiful photography, not only of the design event, but of Sweden as well. Head to her blog for more than one blog post about Stockholm Design Week.
Image from Vosgesparis
Blogger Vosgesparis has organized Design blog tours and in every country they visit, they work with different brands doing exciting things. In Stockholm they put together the Blogger Apartment. They were given an amazing space which they furnished with appliances, furniture and accessories from our sponsors.... Head to her blog for more and a few posts on the event as well.
Image from Design Milk
KatieTreggiden reported from Stockholm for Design Milk and she not only recapped her experiences, both in Sweden and at the design event, but she also had the opportunity to interview some of the designers.
Be sure to stay tuned for a recap of Modernism Week going on this weekend in Palm Springs....
Images: Door Sixteen, Vosgesparis, Design Milk
It's pretty well known that modern design makes us swoon over here. This kitchen design above is one example, with its clean lines and handsome materials.
What you may not know is that beautiful modern design can get even better with the addition of crystal chandelier, or two.
Rainfall Glass Drum Crystal Chandelier
Adding crystal chandeliers in unpredictable places, like this living room above, always makes for a fun design decision.
While a stylish floor lamp might work best in a living room, we think you can replace any predictable choice with a sparkling chandelier and achieve a designer aesthetic.
Chrome and Crystal 16-Inch-H Vienna Full Spectrum Chandelier
One of the most unpredictable places you can add a chandelier is the bathroom and we are here to tell you, it's a great choice.
While many ignore the design of the bathroom, we recommend beautifying that room, since it is where you prepare yourself to begin each day.
Belle of the Ball Crystal Chrome Three-Light Mini Chandelier
Images: Euro Style Lighting
As a native Southern Californian, I grew up spoiled with beautiful and impeccable weather. As I’ve moved from cold climate to colder climate in my adult years, I find myself constantly seeking out interior design styles and elements that provide a warmer weather aesthetic inside. Tropical themed rooms are a beautiful and exotic way to achieve this feel.
1. Tropical linens in a bedroom is a great start so go full throttle with the tropical theme by applying it to your sheets and pillows. Try it in different yet complementing patterns for a fun mix.
2. Use one tropical element and keep the rest plain. Tropical style can be a bit overwhelming, but if you pare everything else down in decoration, it shouldn't be too distracting to your space and should keep you feeling serene.
3. If you want a touch of the tropics start out with accents like a plant in a stylish vase.
4. Keep your accents simple. If you want an homage to tropical but don’t want your decor to be too thematic, keep the tropical accent décor simple in color like these shell lamps.
5. One of my favorite ways to bring the tropics inside is with beautiful wallpaper. Keep the rest of the décor solid, rather than patterns, so the wallpaper can be the star.
6. Saturated colors play up the color volume. Use solid colors like peacock blues and greens to bring in the feel of the style.
7. Decorate in layers for a more eclectic feel. Cover your tropical wallpaper with frames. It will have the same feel of the tropics without being too obvious.
8. Lastly, plants (top image)! Go all out and bring the tropics inside with actual trees. You can’t get more tropical than that!
How would you bring the tropics inside?
Images: Along Came Ollie, Green Like Bath Water, Anglian Home, Interior Junkie, Decoist, Sarah Sarna, Nine MSN, Design is Mine
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In Holland, being green is not a choice, it's a governmentally enforced obligation. The government requires a certain level of energy efficiency in all new construction. These condos, designed by architects Han van Zweiten and Gregory Kissare, are a beautiful example.
These condos are located in IJsselstein, a small town in Holland just a short drive from Amsterdam. American architect Gregory Kiss of New York–based firm Kiss + Cathcart, collaborated with van Zwieten on this housing project.
Kiss discussed the Dutch efficient design philosophy... “General building practices in the Netherlands are well in advance of our own, “The baseline requires much more efficient buildings than we are used to, on all levels, from the choice of materials to the amount of insulation in the building envelope to the durability of the building system.”
This attractive multilevel solarium of condos might be efficient, but we can't help but fall in love with the modern design as well. It's all-around a brilliant project and we give kudos to the designers.
If we were given the opportunity to design the interior of one of the units, it would no doubt include modern light fixtures and may look something like this....!
Zana White 20 1/2-Inch-W Pendant Light / 309 Troika Black Bonded Leather 87-Inch-W Sofa / Uno Black Square Down 18-Inch Throw Pillow / Uno Black Cotton Decorative Owl 18-Inch Throw Pillow /
Lunar Landing Oak Veneer 44-Inch-H Coffee Table / Robert Abbey Flip Patina Nickel Modern Pharmacy Floor Lamp / Ranger Mod Walnut 27 3/4-Inch-H Accent Chair
Whenever it starts raining outside, I immediately crave a cozy corner, a cup of coffee and a good book. Usually when that happens, I plant myself on our couch with a comfy blanket. Now what I really want is a to cuddle up in a reading corner, created specifically for these moments.
My kids would also embrace a reading corner!
There are specific details that make these corners a success. The first is a cool light fixture that lets off good lighting in the space. Have fun with your lighting choice. This is a corner that can feel unconventional.
Make sure that you have a modern accent table in arms length to set drinks, books and either items on. It’s also a great option to display those favorite books.
If you want to take your corner up a notch, get a chaise lounge. Although, you may never want to get up!
Another idea that you will want to include is setting up your corner near a window. How else would you be able to watch the rain fall or the sun shine or the birds chirp? However you choose to decorate your corner, enjoy those lovely quiet moments.
Images: Home Life, Sfgirlbybay, Bolig Magazine, Design Milk.
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