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Crystal Strand Chrome 29-Inch-W ET2 Halogen Chandelier
“Lots of glam and a little modern, this chandelier has it all!”
- R. Brannon, Interior Designer
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Mirrors have been a staple in the house for centuries now. They are perfect art replacements, they bring in extra natural light and can be beautiful architectural statement pieces. My favorite benefit of a mirror is that it visually makes a space look bigger and deeper. It tricks the eye into thinking that a room goes farther. Mirrors are perfect for small spaces and spaces that need extra light.
The entryway above has been enlarged just by simply adding a big, natural mirror. The grey wood pops against the neutral walls and complements the amazing flooring.
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Round modern mirrors placed in a grouping make a wall seem larger. The metal mixed with the wooden furniture pieces create a good juxtaposition.
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These grand black mirrors are a perfect choice for this classic, yet minimal space. Ultrasophisticated large modern mirrors compliment classic molding and fireplaces perfectly.
They also are a good addition for the modern chairs and tables.
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If you don’t have any metallic options already in your space, add some by finding a silver or gold mirror. Two gold mirrors add the perfect amount of bling to any space.
Images: The Marion House Book, La Maison D’ Anna G, The Designer Pad, Black White Yellow
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Let's face it: we spend the entire year shoving stuff in the closet. Re-giftables, donatables, just-before-guests-arrive-junkables. When organizing your closet, toss all these skeletons out and follow these three steps to a bright and clean new look for the new year.
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If there isn't room for something, get rid of it. If there is room for something but you rarely use it, get rid of it. If you're even questioning something, get rid of it. It's that simple.
2. Make Space...and stick to it
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Designate a space for everything. Follow the one-hand rule: if it takes two hands to either access or put something away, it's too difficult to reach. Your closet is likely overstuffed and will eventually fall into disorganization.
3. Say Hello to the Bright Lights
Everything looks better under the bright lights. So let's take them to the closet. For wide or deep closet spaces, add a modern rectangle chandelier for a luxurious feel.
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Clear Crystal 48 Inch Wide Luminous Chandelier
Use upscale drum shade chandelier designs for a tight yet elegant touch to the space.
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George Kovacs Hilary Pendant Chandelier
Think an organized closet isn't important? Consider this: it's where you brainstorm your outfit first thing in the morning. And it's possibly even the last light you turn off before turning in. Instead of creating a skeleton graveyard, follow these three simple steps and turn your closet into a cool, calm and collected space.
Images: Rimadesio, Houzz, Trendzona, Frashii, Home Design Lover
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We want to wish you all a very Happy New Year!!
We can't wait to share more modern design with you in 2014...!
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If you're like us, you're just starting to think about how to add some style to your home décor for tonight's New Year's celebration... Well, here's some quick and easy DIY's for tonight's events.
Cut-out banners are always stylish and no need to be perfect, the more home-made the better!
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What would a celebration be without confetti poppers?! This chic, modern idea is perfect for your stylish soiree!
Sure, yummy beverages and hors d'oeuvres are great, but why not dress them up a little with easy DIY flags?
We hope you have fun tonight! Happy New Year's Eve!
Images: Holly Becker, Sulia, The Glitter Guide
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Most of us resolve to be healthier in the new year...but few of us ever consider our homes and workplaces as part of the process of building better health. A recently developed certification system, however, called the WELL Building Standard system addresses 19 areas in which building design can positively impact our health.
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Mold. Cold. Lack of light during the day. Or too much light at night. We've been living at odds with our homes long enough and this system hopes to reverse that.
Some remedies have been around for awhile now, such as purified air and water systems. But just imagine: light that works with our circadian rhythms, aromatherapy and hydrotherapy, weight responsive and posture-supporting flooring and furniture, vitamin-infused showers...the list goes on.
Paul Scialla, founder of the WELL Building Standard, explains the rationale: "We’re taking the largest asset class in the world, real estate, and we’re infusing it with the growing industry of health and wellness. People are spending money on preventative medicine and alternative healing. We felt that if we could properly codify a standard to work toward those intentions of infusing health and preventative medical practices into four walls and a roof, people will pay for it."
Granted, this visionary system primarily addresses new construction, but that shouldn't stop us all from thinking about how we can implement changes in our existing homes. Just a few changes can have a positive impact:
Jenne Blue Wool Throw Blanket, Salt Crystal Stone and Hardwood Accent Lamp, Buddha Face Lighted Wall Fountain, Sleek Circle Nickel Bathroom Fan with Light, Verilux Sunshine Supplement Light
When shopping for modern bathroom light fixtures, consider one with exhaust fans to help keep the room free of mold and mildew. Gurgling fountains can add a sense of calm and well-being. Verilux sunshine supplement lights provide vitamin-D for the short, dark winter days. And a throw blanket and warm Himalayan salt stone night light creates the perfect mood for settling in at the end of the day.
Simple things like these can go a long way towards making the home a healthy place to be in 2014.
Images: Kristy B., Delos
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