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  • Modern Design For Kids

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    Modern design doesn't have to take a backseat when it comes to kids rooms and nurseries. You can follow the same design principles, add a little whimsy and voila you have a kids room. Here are a few inspiration photos to get you started.

    Modern all-white nursery design with modern wall light and sheepskin rug

    Modern design in a nursery

    This nursery above applies the same style of mounted console you might find in a TV room, but with playful art above and a cloud-like rug, the room becomes suitable for a little one. Modern wall lighting works in this nursery just like it would in any other room of the house.

    Whimsical kids room with a boho vibe

    Modern kids room with pendant lighting

    Just like the rest of the house, some pendant lighting can be fun in a kids room too. Maybe try a fun color or hang it in unexpected places to add whimsy. 

    Notice that even though the room above clearly belongs to a kid, certain design principles are followed like color scheme. The rug, the bedding, and the toys all relate when it comes to color, keeping the design clean and modern.

    Modern black and white nursery with white crib and greyscale wallpaper with birds

    Black and white nursery design

    Simple furnishings with lots of patters makes this nursery a modern baby heaven. The playful arrangement of the crib adds a little whimsy, along with the artwork.

    Images from Interiors Porn, Wee Decor, The Design Chaser

  • Summer is the Time for Outdoor Dining

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    Summer is just around the corner and everyone is ready for some outdoor entertaining. Whether it’s a big neighborhood barbecue or a cozy family dinner, having a great outdoor dining set is key for the warm summer months.

    When shopping for an outdoor dining set, you want to make sure it’s durable, easy to clean, and will stand up to the elements all year round. There are lots of options for stylish outdoor dining sets out there, for any size and style of home and backyard.

    Here are a few of our favorites

    Atlantic Grand Liberty 5 Piece Dining Set


    5 piece outdoor dining set in brown synthetic wicker

    If you love having leisurely meals in your backyard, this comfy table and chair set is perfect. The padded high back seats with armrests are great for long evenings socializing outside.

    These brown synthetic wicker pieces are charming and durable through consistent use outside and the seat cushions are water repellent and easy to wash. If the table or chairs get dirty, just hose them off and they’ll be as good as new! Place this table next to a pool, by a grill, or on a wooden deck to create a beautiful outdoor dining room.


    Eucalyptus Nelson Outdoor Dining Set


    9 piece eucalyptus wood outdoor dining set

    This delightfully designed nine-piece modern outdoor dining set will help you create an ideal backyard retreat. Made from sturdy eucalyptus, each piece features a charming brown finish.

    This set includes eight subtly slatted chairs and one square table. If you have a big family or love to entertain, this table and chair set will fit all your needs.

    The eucalyptus construction is FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certified; the FSC is an independent, non-profit organization that protects forests for future generations and ensures sustainable forestry practices. Enjoy this table set with a good conscience!

    Orson Metal 5-Piece Outdoor Dining Set in Sky Blue


    Retro steel outdoor dining set with white table and blue chairs

    If you love the retro look, you need to check out this dining set! Perfect for smaller spaces, this compact table is whimsical and fun.

    This classic steel 5-piece outdoor dining set includes a round white table and four white and bold sky blue armchairs. The tables and chairs feature a non-toxic weather-proof sealant and are UV-resistant, so the colors will stay just as bright as the day you bought them!


    Milano Octagonal 5-Piece Outdoor Dining Set


    5 piece eucalyptus dining set with octagonal table

    Enjoy this 5-piece dining set with an octagonal table as a warm and pleasant addition to any outdoor space. The brown finish is rich with natural appeal.

    The chairs fold, which makes them easy to store in the winter, or if you have a small back yard space. This table would even work on a larger balcony! The table has a hole for an umbrella, which is especially important during those sunny days.

    The natural wood looks great in any backyard, and is perfect for last minute entertaining. The eucalyptus construction is also sustainable and is FSC certified.

    Break out the outdoor dining set and enjoy the outdoors this summer! There’s nothing better than a barbecue dinner under the sun or stars. Make the most of the summer months with a stylish, yet functional outdoor table and chair set.

  • 4 Tips for Choosing the Perfect Decorative Mirror

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    Is it time to spruce up your home? With a new season, it’s natural to want to change things up in your house or apartment. Or perhaps, you’ve just moved into a new place that doesn’t quite feel like home yet.

    Drastic changes like furniture and paint can be time consuming and expensive. Whichever you’re trying to achieve, the key is decorative mirrors.

    There are always so many options when it comes to eye-catching decorative mirrors, and you’ll find a variety of sizes, shapes, and styles. This can be overwhelming, and you may find yourself lost in a literal hall of mirrors. Finding the perfect mirror can be a stress-free process if you follow the following three tips.

    A selection of decorative mirrors from Euro Style Lighting

    1. Style of Your Room

    Look at the existing décor in your home or room when choosing a mirror. Is your home beachy, rustic, modern, whimsical, or something else altogether?

    If your home features a lot of natural wood and an industrial vibe, look for mirrors with large wood frames to fit the theme. For contemporary homes, a minimalist or frameless mirror would look great. If your home is full of art, check out mirrors with elaborate and ornate frames to match your existing motif.

    Quatrefoil mirror over chest with Moroccan motif in an entry

    2. Length of the Wall

    One of the biggest mistakes you can make when selecting a mirror is choosing one that is too small or too large. Take the length of the wall into consideration while you are shopping. Measure the wall in advance so you know the exact length.

    Smaller walls should generally have only smaller mirrors so they don’t look too cluttered. But for a bold statement, a large mirror on an expansive wall can be a great choice. Before you shop, try hanging up different sizes of paper to approximate what size mirror you would like.

    Contemporary neutral living room with drum shade chandelier

    3. Mirror Use

    It’s important to realize what the mirror’s use is. Is it for practical use, like in a mirror or bedroom? A full size mirror is key to check your clothing, and a large mirror above the sink is necessary for proper grooming. Another option is to make a statement and use a mirror as a decorative piece.

    Rectangular decorative mirror over a bathroom vanity

    4. Mirror Location 

    Different rooms require different types of mirrors. Entryways are a great place to experiment with bold, statement-making pieces. Consider a mirror that is oval or one with a non-traditional shape.

    A larger shape is great to fill an expansive wall, and helps to draw more attention. In a bathroom, a traditional mirror that offers an unobstructed view of the face is very important.

    Contemporary decorative mirror over modern entry console flanked by sconces
    Follow these tips for an easier decorative mirror buying experience!

  • Industrial Pendant Lighting Ideas

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    Do you love the modern look, but want a little more authenticity to your home design? The industrial style design is the perfect addition, and lighting is the easiest way to achieve this look. Try some industrial pendant lighting in every room of your home.

    Modern dining room with industrial style pendant lighting

    Industrial pendant lighting in a modern home

    This adorable dining room features modern furnishings and classic architecture... Both of which are the perfect platform for adding a bit of rusticity with an industrial white pendant light.

    The size of the light and length of cord is perfect, placing it low enough so you can see it from any room while comfortably sitting beneath it as well.

    Entry with gallery wall and single-bulb industrial pendant

    Single pendant light inspiration

    Industrial lighting style can be achieved with something as simple as a single bulb style pendant.

    This entryway above is the perfect style for a mini pendant because of the heavy bench style and full gallery wall. The fur throw is great for adding some texture to this industrial space.

    Modern kitchen with evenly spaced white industrial style pendants

    Industrial style kitchen

    The kitchen may be one of the best rooms to design in an industrial style because of its mechanical nature. 

    That mix of seating paired with those white pendant lights and subway tiles creates a beautifully modern kitchen with an industrial twist.

    Images from SF Girl by Bay, Volang, Tiziana Tosoni

  • Impressive Outdoor Patio Ideas for Stylish Lounging

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    There's no reason your outdoor patio can't be as impressive as your interiors. Being mindful of a few fun details can take your space from blah to beautiful.

    Modern outdoor patio with tiled floor and outdoor fireplace

    Modern outdoor patio with fireplace

    While the space above features minimal furniture, the fun wall decor full of plants and that classic fireplace makes this outdoor patio unique.

    You can never go wrong with modern patterns, and it's as easy as a few cool accent pillows or go big and tile the floor!

    Stylish outdoor patio with modern wall art and outdoor table lamps

    Outdoor patio with wall art

    This impressive outdoor patio above is special because of more than just the expansive room. This modern patio doesn't hold back when creating a space equal to a modern indoor living room. The paired table lamps, modern furniture and even wall art make this sunny space something special.

    There's only one thing that could make this design even better, and that's the sound of a peaceful outdoor waterfall fountain nearby.

    Daybed swing suspended from overhang on a modern patio

    Modern hammock style patio

    Your outdoor space doesn't have to accommodate everyone to make it special. This clean and minimal space above is perfect for one with that cool modern-style hammock.

    This style of seating offers a streamlined look where a traditional hammock would be much more curvy and unorganized.

    Images from Dulcet CreativeJust Good Design, Lonny

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