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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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Let’s face it, what room does everybody in your family conjugate in? The kitchen. While everyone loves a beautiful kitchen island, I’m always looking at how you can mix it up. A great alternative is a table with chairs. Many homes have dedicated nooks, but another option is to have them centered in the room.
When I was young I’d always find myself at the table in our nook working on homework while my mom cooked dinner. With homes being smaller this form of an island is perfect for a family that wants to be together while cooking dinner. Does your family do the same?
I’ve pulled together a few of my favorites for you to see.
Contemporary White Plastic 32-Inch-H Side Chairs
Frida Laminated Walnut Side Chairs
I absolutely love this look and I’m designing a few for clients at the moment. I hope you’ve been inspired by this alternative!
Sources: House & Home, Lonny Magazine, Thomas Bendel
Location, location, location. So goes the adage for real estate, and it may as well apply to offices too. When it comes to recruiting top talent, modern office decor is one detail that Silicon Valley's top players are taking notice of these days.
Skype recently unveiled their new North American headquarters in Palo Alto, California. And this is one nice place to work. The office embodies the creative spirit of an internet start-up with ample open spaces...and Foosball tables!
Brand experience runs throughout the design, from the Skype "mug shots" in the lobby (pictured at the top of this post), to city maps on the lunchroom wall clocks, symbolizing the company's global reach.
One gets a sense from the minimalist desks, pocket "parks" and open seating dotting the interior that this is a paper-free, wireless office environment.
And this is the truth of the new economy, isn't it? Work is digital, collaborative and fun, which means offices should be bright, open spaces. The new Skype offices rely heavily on contemporary pendant lighting. Here's our homage to some of the predominant Skype styles:
Black Canvas Brushed Steel Pendant Chandelier, Encircled Crystal Possini Euro Halogen 3-in-1 Pendant, Alabaster Dust Glass George Kovacs Chandelier
If an environment of talent, innovation, and ultimately, dedication is what companies are looking for in the 21st century, it appears that office decor is part and parcel to fostering such a mindset.
Autumn is still 39 days away, but Ms. Leather + Spice is ready for cooler temps now (and so am I)! She's starting to change up both her wardrobe and her space with warm, rich materials and textures in every nook and cranny.
The base of this Black Leather Rectangular Lite Source Table Lamp gets taken up a notch with some white stitching and clean lines. A super smart cool weather look to brighten up an end table or counter space.
Our lady can't wait to hang a trio of these Franklin Iron Works Rust Mini Pendant Lights above the prep space in her kitchen! they lend a beautiful dose of spice and an industrial look.
A pair of these sleek Fuji Stainless Steel with Brown Stacker Bar Stools are a nice accent to Ms. Leather + Spice's eat-in counter. The thick cushion makes a perfect perch for answering emails or flipping through a magazine.
The days are slowly growing shorter, but this Robert Abbey Bruno Bronze Dark Nickel Pharmacy Floor Lamp makes it worth it. Our Miss loves curling up under its focused light.
A pair of Draper Draper White Leatherette Zuo Lounging Chairs make for a cozy, cocoon-like space around the cocktail table. Ms. Leather + Spice's guests always fight for these seats and never want to leave!
This Edison Seeded Glass with Bronze Accent Lamp adds just the right amount of rustic spice to a desk or entryway table, and casts just the right amount of light for the task at hand.
Images: Anthropologie, Paul Raeside
Trends come and go in terms of kitchen design - from French country to a sleek modern design. There are thousands of options you can go with and sometimes it's hard to decide which is your favorite.
One that I will never get tired of is white subway tile. Whether it goes to the bottom of the cabinet or all the way up to the ceiling - this look will never go out of style. It's simple, clean and you can add any furniture or lighting to give it your own sense of style.
Luckily with a clean designed kitchen you can add in elements that represent your style – industrial lighting over the table, modern chairs at your dining room table or glam it up with a beautiful chandelier. Skies the limit!
Azzo Matte with White Plastic 32-Inch-H Side Chairs, Possini Euro Enzo Modern Black Pendant Light, Marius Antique Black Metal Set of 2 Zuo Counter Chairs
Another way to spice it up, change the color of the grout that surrounds your subway tile, which makes a graphic statement. Now, I’d love to hear your thoughts of what you think of white subway tile in your kitchen. Yay or Nay?
Images: Design Sponge, Sophie Burke Designs, Apartment Therapy
Yellow just might be the happiest color there is. It sure does put a smile on my face! You can incorporate yellow into so many different spaces. It’s one of those colors that is bright and colorful but somehow kind of neutral as well.
This room above has a lot of yellow and I like it! It definitely is a happy space, isn’t it? I really like the modern furniture combined with the yellow to make it seem happy and cozy but still clean. I think my favorite part of this whole room is probably the window treatments. So airy and fresh! Combine that with all of the white and cream colors and the whole space feels like a room I could spend the whole day sitting in.
Splash Mimosa Ceramic Rectangular 26-Inch-H Table Lamp, Yellow Spindle Round Accent Table
This yellow sunburst mirror is awesome isn’t it? It would be a great focal piece in a room and mirrors are always great for making a space look and seem larger than it is. Win, win!
The table would be a fantastic accent table or end table by your couch. I love the detailing on it.
The lamp might be my favorite item from this little roundup. The clean modern lines and the bright yellow are awesome. If you have a room that is in need of some pops of colorful happiness, yellow is probably just the thing you are looking for!
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