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“When lighting looks like art, you know you have a winner!”
- D. Shultz, Interior Designer
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Sometimes a girl just needs to sit back, relax, and know that everything looks amazing (including her!). Ms. Chill & Easy Going relies on cool blues and reflective decor to achieve her laid back coastal vibe.
To create a show-stopping focal point Ms. Chill & Easy Going chose a gorgeous chandelier that you can't help but ogle. The Vienna Full Spectrum Chrome and Crystal Chandelier features a cascade of round and diamond shaped crystals that diffuse light with a little sparkle.
Perched on the dining table directly beneath is this Amalfitana Nickel and Gold with Mesh Lotus Platter. It's the same width as its overhead counterpart (22-inches) and adds a beautifully reflective surface that could pass as art.
To carry the effect throughout her home, Ms. Chill & Easy Going has dangled a few of these contemporary James R. Moder Celestial Sphere Crystal Chandeliers above her bookcases. But they would be equally at home over the kitchen counter, lined down a hallway, or over the bar.
No space is complete without a little natural ambiance, these Amalfitana Polished Steel Tealight Candle Holders fit the bill just right. A few clustered in a dark corner add an exotic feel to any room.
When a little extra illumination is called for Ms. Chill & Easy Going reaches to switch on her Brighton Hammered Pot Brushed Nickel Table Lamp. The metal base has a hammered finish that add beautiful texture to her decor, while the crisp white drum shade helps to keep things light and airy.
She carries her style outdoors to the patio with a pair of Milo Brass Robert Abbey Outdoor Pendants. Each one features industrial-inspired design in an antique brass finish with small perforations on the top of the frame for that extra something special.
Image: Shop Planet Blue, Marie Claire
Black is definitely one of those colors I tend not to use in my home. It can very easily and quickly darken up and take over a space. But when it is done right and used in the right accessories for your home, it can be a real triumph! What do you think? Would you ever give black a try?
This room above has some pretty amazing black pieces that really bring the whole space together. Of course, the abundance of white helps to neutralize such a dark color like black. Even though there is quite a bit of white in the room, it kind of acts as a canvas to make the black accessories really pop and give the room more depth. I especially love that big black six. I want it!
Robert Abbey Bruno Bronze Scissor Arm Pharmacy Wall Light, Laine Faux Leather 29 1/2-Inch-H Dining Chairs, Uno Black Elephant 18" Square Down Throw Pillow
Here are just a few black pieces I think would look stellar in most spaces.
This accordion light is incredible isn’t it? It would add a bit of old school quirk to any room. I think it would look fantastic as a bedside light or a reading nook light. I love it!
And the dining chairs are amazing. I love the look of the black seats with the super dark wood. So pretty! And of course their modern mid century look is a definite bonus.
The elephant pillow is one of those great pillows that would make a statement whether it is front and center on your sofa or hanging out on your kid’s bed. I love the graphic design of the elephant too. Really cool.
No one said modern design had to be limited to homes on land. You can find modern style on a houseboat too!
It seems like the perfect place to be during the warmer months is on the water. So, why not live there?! Whether vacationing or long-term living, houseboats are pretty cool. That being said, as modern lovers, we hadn't seen a lot of cool design when it comes to floating homes. Here's one of our favorites. Her name is Jolie and she's from Holland.
So, how do you design the interior of a modern houseboat? The same way you would any modern home... Simple, minimal and functional. This houseboat has plenty of open space and is designed for functional living.
Try some of these floor lamp styles to get the look above, whether you live on a houseboat or on land.
1. Robert Abbey Rico Espinet Miles Adjustable Boom Floor Lamp 2. Bloomfield Satin Steel Contemporary Floor Lamp 3. Kenroy Reeler White Shade Modern Balance Arm Floor Lamp 4. Adjustable White Robert Abbey Boom Floor Lamp 5. Jumbo Architect Satin Steel Floor Lamp
Like any modern kitchen, this design features clean lines and simple white finishes to look larger. There's just enough contrast with some warm wood finishes. We couldn't love it more.
This is one lucky kid, he gets to live on a houseboat and have a super cool, stylish room.
Do your Summer plans include any houseboats?
Where do you like to look for design inspiration when it comes to spaces that are appealing to both children and adults? I’m always inspired by nature, sometimes cartoons or children’s books, other people’s homes and, of course, Pinterest. But, I also love looking at public spaces.
Places like hotels, parks, bookstores, stores, and activity centers can actually be a gold mine when it comes to inspiration and ideas. Since these places or spaces are many times dedicated solely to children there is no holding back when it comes to imagination. No doubt, they can go big or go home.
I’m loving Nuca Studio, a family hangout and lounge, which is located in Romania. It’s fun, funky, totally simple and yet slightly over the top, all at the same time.
While you may not want to copy the look exactly (perhaps a giant modern elephant is a bit much, although, I’d gladly take one) don’t miss a detail because if you look closely there are always concepts to take home and make your own.
For instance, in these spaces, I love the white with the pops of color, the lighting, the modern seating and brightly colored tables and the fun round cut out windows.
1. Pascal White Plastic Wood 30 1/2-Inch-H Set of 2 Side Chairs 2. Lime Green Round Modern 11 3/4-Inch Vogue Wall Clock 3. Brunetta Purple Accent Table 4. White Ripple Glass 3 1/2-Inch-W Pendant Chandelier
Above are a few simple ways to incorporate this look and style in your home:
Images: Nuca Studio
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