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  • Modern Restaurant Design in Mexico City

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    Modern restaurant design in Mexico City

    The best part about good design is that you can find it all over the world... Take the Melamen restaurant, located in Mexico, for example. 

    The modern, eclectic decor entices passerbys in the Polanco neighborhood of Mexico City. On both the first and second floor, this restaurant makes great use of wall space, from gallery walls to wall art.

     gallery wall and pendant lighting fixtures in mexico city restaurant

    Wall galleries and hanging light fixtures in a Mexico City restaurant.

    As the story goes, Malamen was a girl living in Mexico City who always wanted to open her own restaurant, but died before fulfilling her dream. Until one day when Marco Colin, a graphic designer and globetrotter, found her old cook book... And so the idea of opening a restaurant was born.

    Fast forward to this amazing modern restaurant design, starting with the eclectic wall galleries and hanging light fixtures that fill the first floor.

     black and white wall mural above tables, banquette and white dining chairs

    White dining chairs and wall illustration in a modern restaurant.

    The top floor features an awesome illustration on the wall, which timelines Malamen's life.

    The entire restaurant design follows through with the story which inspired the restaurant's opening, down to the menu, which came from Malamen's book. So cool.

    Get this look in your own dining room just by selecting some contemporary light fixtures and white dining room chairs.

    Salud!

    All images from Malamen

  • Cool Off In Style With Contemporary Ceiling Fans

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    mid-century modern fan in stylish living room

    Mid century modern living room with contemporary ceiling fan.

    The weather is finally starting to warm up everywhere and Instagram is full of Spring-like photos... So, now is the time to plan how to cool off this Summer. 

    We have a suggestion, try contemporary ceiling fans so you can stay cool without interrupting your modern style.

    contemporary ceiling fan in office

    Study in cool style with a mid-century modern ceiling fan.

    This home office above is full of patterns and warm woods. When you look up, there's no shortage of style...

    A mid-century modern ceiling fan will keep you cool while you work and make sure to impress any business meetings you may have in your office.

    outdoor living space with modern ceiling fans

    Outdoor style with sleek ceiling fans.

    Don't forget your outdoor living space... Just because you're outside doesn't mean you're cool. Sometimes Mother Nature needs a little help getting the air flowing. Those modern ceiling fans are the perfect choice for this cool backyard! Perfect for Summer BBQs!

    Image Sources: 1st Image: Amy A. Alper 2nd Image: Scheer & Company 3rd Image: Austin Outdoor Design

  • Modern Rustic Interior Design Style

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    Modern Homes With Rustic Aesthetic

    Image from Fashion Over Reason

    You can have both, a modern and rustic style home.

    Who says you can't have the best of both worlds?... If you love modern design, but also love rustic style living that makes you feel far away from city-life, go for it. Just take a look at these images for inspiration...

    They all qualify as modern interior design, yet they all feel warm and rustic while still current and stylish. This living room above mixes textures with patterns perfectly, and a large rustic pendant light is the perfect cherry on top of any modern living room.

    Rustic Living Room With Modern Lightingac

    Image from SF Girl by Bay

    Modern rustic cottage with modern lighting.

    This wide open space above is full of modern furniture and rustic accents, the perfect balance.

    While the furniture and floor lamp are modern, the area rug, chandelier and shutters provide the rustic, cottage aesthetic.

    Modern Rustic Loft Style Home

    Image from My Paradissi

    Loft style home with modern rustic decor.

    This small space above has big style with a modern, rustic balance. The cabinetry in the kitchen does a great job establishing the contemporary vibe of the home, while most of the furniture is full of beautiful texture.

  • Interior Design on the Light Side

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    Modern Design With A Pastel Color Palette

    Image from Lovely Clusters

    Pastel clad interior design.

    So, the other day we talked about modern design from the dark side, and today I wanted to look at some pretty designs on the lighter side. Pastel colors are a huge trend right now and rightfully so.

    Landry Light Gray Sofa

    It's a fun way to lighten up (pun intended) modern design, which can sometimes be a cold and rigid. A pastel color palette is also a great way to add a little femininity to any space without the flowers and lace. A modern grey sofa would be a great starting point for this look...

    Modern Lighting In A Colorful Living Room

    Image from My Scandinavian Home

    Colorful living room with modern lighting.

    Loma Vista Blue Glass Table Lamp

    The fun thing about modern lighting is how well it can reinforce the design of a room. This sofa above is amazing, but it's brought to life even more with the turquoise table lamp by its side.

    Modern Dining Room With Green Chairs

    Image from SF Girl by Bay

    Modern dining room with pretty green dining chairs.

    Zuo Green Tufted Dining Chair

    Don't forget your vertical design... You can include some pastel accents on the wall as well. This modern dining room above does a nice job with their minimal art wall. The frames pair perfectly with the fun pendant light and mint dining chairs.

  • Prefab Perfection in Copenhagen

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    Earth Day Celebrates Prefab Architecture

    Celebrating prefab architecture on Earth Day

    Happy Earth Day fellow modern design lovers! It only seems fitting to study prefabricated architecture on this day.

    Not only are prefabs usually designed with a modern, clean aesthetic due to the mobility factor, they are smart and energy efficient. Let's take a look at this prefab in Copenhagen...  

    Layers In Prefab Architecture

    Different layers used in prefab architecture. 

    Since the home was constructed somewhere else and made to travel, tons of waste has already been saved in comparison to homes built on-site.

    Another way prefabs are energy-efficient is with their tight construction. They are made to travel, which results in excellent insulation.

    Modern Prefab Dining Room With Hanging Light Fixtures

    Modern dining room in a prefab home with hanging light fixtures.

    The best part about prefabs, and also why I chose this home to showcase, is that they don't have to mean living out of a shipping container.... Today's current prefab homes are attractive inside and out.

    We here at Euro Style Lighting prefer simple, uncluttered design... Better to see the modern lighting that way.

    All images from Small House Bliss

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