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  • Hot Color Combo: Yellow & Gray

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    Pump up your style with the slate gray and vibrant yellow color combination. The gray hue plays it safe, while the bright yellow commands the spotlight. Paired together they balance each other out to create an exciting interior! I love the gray and yellow color scheme in a living room, dining room, or heck just about in any room in the house. Below are a few of my favorite examples of the yellow and gray color combo.

    Living Room Design and Yellow and Gray Color Scheme 

    The hot color combo is tied into the living room (above) in a few different ways. I love this example and how it shows you that even with an abundant use of gray and yellow, the space is not overwhelming.

    Kate Spade's Bedroom and Gray and Yellow Bedroom

    Design powerhouse Kate and Andy Spade can't be wrong! Their yellow and gray designer bedroom was featured on the cover of World of Interiors Magazine.The gray wall treatment is a neutral backdrop to the bright yellow striped headboard.

     Modern Yellow Kitchen Cabinetry

    Don't forgot about the kitchen. HGTV Canada's design team Colin & Justin made a bold statement with the bright yellow cabinetry. It definitely adds a fun, playful element to the kitchen.

    Create your own gray and yellow color combo in your home with a few of the products featured above.

    1. Set of 2 Zuo Mesh Chrome Dining Chairs
    2. Set of 2 Yellow Tone Bar Stools
    3. Frosted Sunshine Yellow Effetre Glass 6" Recessed Trim
    4. Matte Silver Gray 8" High LED Up/Down Outdoor Wall Light
    5. 52" Fanimation Torto Gray Finish Ceiling Fan
    6. All Yellow Giclee Pendant Chandelier

    Images: Mix and Chic, Daily Decorator, The Lennoxx

  • Designer Spotlight: Karim Rashid

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     Industrial Designer Karim Rashid

    Name:                 Karim Rashid

    Age:                     52

    Occupation:       Iconic Modern Designer

    Born:                   Cairo, Egypt

    Education:         Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada

    Karim is one of the most prolific designers of our time, with over 3000 designs. His designs span the creative medium from product design to fashion. Karim's designs are easy to recognize and are known for their bright and bold color schemes. His work has gained such acclaimation from the design community that it can be found in 14 museums worldwide. Some of his popular product designs include his lamps for George Kovacs, trash cans for Umbra, water bottles for Bobble, USA, and post-it holders for 3M.

    If you have visited Las Vegas recently you might have seen his design of the Silk Road restaurant in the City Center. It is no surprise that Miami fell in love with Karim Rashid's designs. The Mybrickell Condos in Miami definitely represent Karim's colorful and playful style. Karim fits right into the fashion scene with his unique watch designs for Alessi, funky rain boots for Sydney D. Japan, and Heart Pendant necklace for Georg Jensen, Denmark.

    It is no doubt that I too am a huge Karim Rashid fan. I love that we carry a few of his table lamps that he designed for George Kovacs. Below are my favorite picks.

     George Kovacs Apple Green Desk Lamp at Euro Style Lighting

    George Kovacs Apple Green Desk Lamp

     Karim Rashid Opal Glass Soft Collection Table Lamp at Euro Style Lighting

    Karim Rashid Opal Glass Soft Collection Table Lamp

     George Kovacs Soft Tangerine Glass Desk Lamp at Euro Style Lighting

    George Kovacs Soft Tangerine Glass Desk Lamp

    Image: Modern Furniture

  • Modern Dining Rooms With Arc Lamps

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    Dining Room Style

    Arc lamps look great in modern living rooms, there's no question about that. However, the dining room is an unexpected room where designer floor lamps, specifically arc lamps look great!

    This cool loft home above features an arc lamp which functions as great lighting of course, but also contributes to the mid-century style of the dining room.

    Modern Dining Room

    While this space above is a bit more contemporary than the first image, there is still an undertone of mid-century style, which makes this marble-base arc lamp a perfect choice.

    Kitchen Design

    Floor lamps are great in the dining room for when you don't want to disturb your ceiling. If you have gorgeous wood ceilings like this space above, no need to drill a hole and install an electrical system, just plug in a handsome floor lamp!

    Arc Lamps

    Polished Chrome George Kovacs Arc Floor LampRobert Abbey Archer Marble Arc Floor LampNova Arc Chrome Floor Lamp

    Here's a few ideas for stylish arc floor lamps from Euro Style Lighting, but there's lots more where those came from!

    Images: Ana Donohue Interiors, Fougeron Architecture, Ed Ritger, Wakako Tokunaga Architecture, Concrete Collaborative

  • Modern Office Blueprint

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    Modern Office

    You've probably heard it a million times, but the way you design your office space really does have an impact on how you work. You decide whether it's a positive or negative impact by how functional and how much the style agrees with your personality.

    We decided to help you out and feature one office that we think is pretty cool, and in case you agree, we're providing a little blueprint so you can get a similar look at your home.

    The designer used space very well, while at the same time keeping the design minimal, and uncluttered. For example, instead of using up desk space for a task lamp, hanging pendant lights are a great option. Consequently, the modern desk has a good amount of surface space, plus storage!

    Office Furnishings

    This white pendant light is the perfect addition to any modern space where you want to save surface area.

    Flowers brighten the vibe in any room, and bonus these are faux so no stress involved!

    This desk is sturdy, modern and best of all, it has lots of storage so the surface can stay clean.

    You don't need to choose an office chair if you want something a little more stylish, this dining room chair would work perfectly and look great too.

    Remember to keep a picture frame with the ones you love nearby to help motivate your work.

    Image: Est Magazine

  • The Malibu Colony: Where Beautiful Design Meets the Pacific

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    Coastline in Malibu

    This colorful illustration depicts the most exclusive community in Malibu, California - The Malibu Colony. Centrally located, near shops and restaurants, The Colony is a gated community in Malibu which is home to many Hollywood celebrities and executives. It was one of the first areas inhabited after Malibu became open to the public in 1929. Carpenters from Hollywood studios were hired to build cottages for celebrities, like Bing Crosby and Gary Cooper. At that time, this area was called "Malibu Beach Motion Picture Colony." Today, there are about 120 homes within this famous gated community, 80 of which are located right on the beach.

    Designed and built to benefit from breathtaking ocean views, these pricey homes are unique in both their architecture and their interior design. One thing is consistent though, the coastal scenery is like something straight out of the movies.

    Living at the Beach and Living Room Design

    Beautifully designed, this space is accented perfectly to incorporate the seaside color palette. The silver table lamps and blue glass vases bring a little bit of the outdoors in. The clean white furniture and white walls keep the space simple and clean, allowing the magnificent view to take center stage.

    Beach Home and White Furniture

    This super modern home has a low vaulted ceiling that guides your eyes toward the ocean and straight to the large window that practically doubles as artwork. The minimal decor and linear furniture help keep the space open and fresh.

    Mid-Century Modern Design and Beach House

    This Mid-Century Modern style decor pairs perfectly with the architecture and wood-paneled ceiling. Magnificently designed with an entire wall of windows, it's no wonder this resident has plenty of seating in the living room.

    Organic Living Room Design and Beach House

    Perfect for entertaining, this open living room has no shortage of windows. Minimal furniture, including super chic bar stools keep the space simple, allowing the view to be the focal point of this space.

    There's no question, architecture must take into account its surroundings and it seems to be even more important when designing a home in Malibu. Each and every one of these homes has an incredible amount of windows, with most of them taking up the entire wall. What makes these homes so special is that even with such huge open windows, due to the exclusivity of this neighborhood, the homes remain private to those lucky few who are able to wake up each morning and have a cup of coffee while curling their toes in the sand.

    Images: Malibu Complete, Mark Real Estate-Malibu

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