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  • Modern Bohemian Home Style


    One of the most fun design style combinations is bohemian and modern.

    There is so much contrast, yet so much in common.

    Let's take a look...

    Modern bohemian

    When in doubt, just use lots of textures.

    The bohemian style is about collections, old and new, soft and rough, etc.

    There's no better way to express this collective style than through a mixture of textures.

    But, in order to keep it modern, try not to create too much clutter.

    An easy way to add some  modern bohemian style is to use a  stylish brass table lamp that mixes metal with natural material. 

    The vignette above is not minimal, by any means, but it's also very clean and all the elements are carefully placed, reducing the clutter look.

     Modern bohemian entryway

    If you don't want the maximalist look and want your bohemian style to lean more toward a modern aesthetic, then keep it a bit more minimal. 

    Instead, rely on modern home textiles with patterns. A  modern bohemian style accent pillow, throw or area rug will do the trick. 

    The top of the modern console is great example of minimalist work. It is  perfectly adorned with a little texture (wood and greenery) without being too busy.

    Modern bohemian breakfast nook

    While it works for pretty much any home style, adding flowers to your decor is a beautiful detail.

    Flowers add colors and textures, two of the bohemian style staples.

    The woven wood chairs above are also perfect for the modern, bohemian style, adding clean lines and textures.

    All images from The Glitter Guide

  • An Artist's Modern Home in Georgia


    When you see art you like, do you ever wonder about the life of that artist? What their home looks like... Here's one artist's chic, modern home in Georgia.

    Kristen Giorgi in her contemporary living room.

    Modern home in Georgia.

    The home of artist Kristen Giorgi is modern, minimal and classic. There's a perfect mix of materials throughout her modern furniture pieces, and of course beautiful art on the walls.

    Traditional dining room design with contemporary Jonathan Adler chandelier above the table.

    Classic dining room with beautiful lighting.

    Her dining room is full of classic style. While the black drapery and table bring the drama, you can always count on a beautiful chandelier to add elegance.

    Lastly, a beautiful dining room would not be complete without a stylish bar cart...

    Modern art hanging above a chic all-white bed in a modern bedroom.

    Modern art in a chic bedroom.

    There's no shortage of modern art throughout the home, like these beautiful pieces above her bed. 

    The plush bedding pairs perfectly with modern table lamps and lacquered nightstands bedside.

    All images from The Glitter Guide

  • Industrial Style Lighting For the Bathroom


    Let's talk about the industrial design style. We are getting pretty close to 2017 and it looks like industrial home decor is here for good. That being said, we're pretty happy to point out that lighting is a really easy way to address this style.

    Industrial style bathroom with white subway tile and slate floors featuring industrial sconces flanking the mirror.

    Industrial lighting style for the bathroom.

    The bathroom might be one of the most fun rooms to design with this style in mind, so let's take a look at a few greats.

    All white bathroom with traditional hexagon tile and industrial lighting.

    All white bathroom with industrial lighting.

    Lots of tile and mixed metals will help you achieve any of these looks. Pay attention to how industrial bathroom lighting contributes to all of these designs. It can be both elegant and discreet. 

    Wile the top image and the one above are very different looks, notice how the mixing of materials is a great way to achieve the industrial look. While the bathroom above features mostly chrome hardware, the wall sconce is a more distressed, brown metal.

    Contemporary bathroom design with brass industrial pendant.

    Pendant lighting for industrial style design.

    You don't have to have a busy, eclectic design to have an industrial aesthetic. You can also have a very clean space like the one above, while still featuring industrial features with lighting and materials. Industrial style pendant lighting is a great way to achieve a streamlined industrial look.

    Images from Apartment Therapy, My Domaine, SF GirlbyBay

  • Mixed Lighting in a Modern Kitchen


    Sometimes, complicated is better. Like when it comes to kitchen lighting... Go ahead, mix it up and complicate things.

    Modern kitchen with mixed lighting styles.

    The kitchen above somehow mixes up everything and still creates a clean, modern space. The key is maintaining a consistent and neutral color palette.

    Nothing matches, but they relate.The dining chairs are all mixed up, but they relate with a rustic vibe. Same with the mixed, modern lighting

    Bold lighting in a natural light-filled modern kitchen.

    While nothing outshines the skylight and abundant natural light, this modern kitchen also does an amazing job with lighting.

    Inside, there's bold black pendant lighting. This home also has a beautiful extension off the kitchen which provides another lighting opportunity. The rustic wall lights work well with the overall design.

    Modern kitchen with a table lamp and mini pendants over the island.

    Would you consider a table lamp in the kitchen? According to this modern kitchen above, maybe you should....

    The mix between modern table lamps and pendant lights make a perfect pair for any space. 

    Images from Vtwonen, Cote MaisonLauren Nelson

  • Modern Bedroom Chandelier Ideas


    Add a little elegant drama to your bedroom with a modern chandelier. Here's some pretty ideas...

    Modern chandelier in an eclectic bedroom.

    While there are eclectic elements to this modern bedroom above, the interesting and modern chandelier provides a gorgeous 'wow' factor.

    This space above works so well because the large chandelier relates perfectly to the rusty color palette. It's ok to go big and oversized, but make sure both the style and color (or material) work well with the rest of the room.

    Crystal chandelier with exposed brick.

    You don't have to go over-sized to make a statement. This delicate chandelier works well in this simple, small bedroom.

    This crystal chandelier style dresses up a simple, modern bedroom. It works really well against the rustic, exposed brick. Don't forget to use what you already have to design your space.

    Mini crystal chandelier in Scandinavian-style bedroom.

    This Scandinavian-style bedroom above features a chandelier so small you don't even see it. But, you do. And it's gorgeous.

    When you're working with crystals, you don't need much to add elegance. This super-small chandelier looks great agains that grey wall with rustic floors beneath.

    Images from La Dolce Vita, Lonny, Ultralinx

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