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Carisoba 28" Wide 6-Light Antiqued Silver Chandelier
"There’s nothing more beautiful than a sparkling chandelier with a modern twist!"
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When it comes to modern dining rooms – everyone wants comfortable chairs. It’s something my clients always insist on. They want friends and family to stay for hours enjoying themselves and not want to leave. I know this is something I thought about when purchasing my very own dining room chairs. It’s hard when you want a certain style and some modern dining chairs can be a little uncomfortable. Nobody wants that!
Wishbone Y Natural Wood Side Chairs
There's two modern chairs that I’ve used that I can promise will keep guests hanging around well past your desired time. Two in particular are my favorites to work with – the Wishbone chair and the White Plastic chair. Both have incredible lines and can be added to just about any style of home. They mix well with other mid-century modern furniture, industrial touches and contemporary ceiling lights.They also provide a more classic look. You really can’t go wrong with these beauties.
Azzo Matte with White Plastic 32-Inch-H Side Chairs
Do you have a favorite between these two chairs?
Images: Studio Paterakis, Catherine Kwong, House and Home
Image from Meg Biram
Nothing says cozy like a collection of warm fuzzy decorative pillows on a stylish sofa. It also allows you to play with a variety of patterns, colors and textures when styling you home decor. You can keep with a consistent color scheme or you can mix different colors to create a whimsical look. Whatever you choose, don’t be afraid to place a stripe by a floral or an ikat by polka dots.
I love how elegant the pillows look displayed on the sofa above. Metallics are displayed next to furs and neutral tones. Such a beautiful set up! Decorative pillows in all patterns and colors are a great way to simply add lots of personality to any space.
Image from Daily Dream Decor
This sofa has a collection of jewel toned pillows in different sizes that compliment this sophisticated room perfectly. The yellow pillow also pulls from the table lamp sitting behind the sofa. It’s a very intentional detail that adds so much.
Image from Décor 8
When decorating a minimalist space, you want to be careful of adding too much patterns and textures. Above we see a simple gray sofa accessorized with simple colorful pillows with hardly any patterns shown. The colors in the pillows compliment the art piece as well as some of the wooden elements.
Image from The Life Styled
Notice that each one of these pillows are completely different from the other and still they all brilliantly work together. Each individual pillow ties well together with at least one other pillow. Whether it’s consistent colors or complementing patterns, it’s a gorgeous collection. And it pulls out the colors in the art pieces nicely.
Image: Meg Biram, Daily Dream Décor, Decor8, The Life Styled
Image from Remodelista
Whether it's architecture or interiors, we're not alone in our love for the boldness of black. This risky, bold color can be found everywhere nowadays. The perfect partner for this hue is gold!
Keep in mind, gold doesn't have to mean a metallic material.... Take a look at the image above, even the glow from modern pendant lighting and the wood furniture provides a gold element to the space. It softens the boldness of the black architecture.
Like the architecture above, this bold room is dramatic and chic. The gold, found in the lamp and the wood tones, soften it up a bit and make I the perfect space for rest.
Here's some ideas for incorporating this dark color into your modern home.
1. Bronze Gold Art Glass 11-Inch-H Rectangle Wall Sconce 2. Vela Gold 40 1/4-Inch-W Sunburst Wall Mirror 3. Contemporary Black Metal Possini Euro Dome Pendant Light 4. Lulu Bronze Burst Babette Holland Table Lamp 5. Paige Black Upholstered 39-Inch-H Wingback Chair 6. Bachelor 1-Drawer Driftwood 24-Inch-W TV Table
Images: Remodelista, Décor 8
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I don't know how it happened, but over the years I've really come to enjoy nature and the idea of bringing the outdoors in to my closet and my home. Chalk it up to all the forced camping trips and Girl Scout excursions I took as a kid, but nowadays, one of the easiest ways for me to unwind is to go out to the country, have no access to digital anything, and enjoy the peace that nature brings. I can't believe I even just wrote that!
When it comes to decorating, I've similarly been drawn to the idea of bringing the outdoors in, whether that's through big doors that open up to an outdoor entertaining area, or using free form, organic shapes, like with pieces that are crafted to imitate branches. When you have a very modern aesthetic, there's something about the movement in branches that breaks up clean lines in a room, while still looking polished and interesting -- even artful.
Image from Style.com
The branch trend has been everywhere in the fashion world lately too, and funnily enough, I think I'd be more apt to use it in home design styling before I wore it on my own! For some reason, I think the look is a lot more daring when it's on your person. It's very modern tree-hugger, don't you think?
Image from Home & Delicious
Here are some branchy inspired pieces I found for both interior and personal style. What do you think of this trend?
Modern Branch Chrome Possini Euro Ceiling Light | Ted Baker Dress | Marni Blouse | Marni Skirt | Noemi Klein Necklace | Troy Adirondack Graphite Silver Leaf Six Light Chandelier | Eurofase Filigree Modern Chrome Clear Crystal Chandelier | Bamboo Iron with Granite Set of 2 Nesting Tables | Mary Katrantzou Blouse
Images: Sharyn Cairns for HomeLife, Alessandro Viero, Zuhair Murad FW 2013 show via Style.com, Home & Delicious
Image from Toby Fairley
Sunburst Reflections Antique Silver Resin Round Wall Mirror, Modern Porcelain Vase 28-Inch-H Wildwood Table Lamp, Ikat Cyan/Coral Square 18-Inch Decorative Pillow, Ikat Cyan/Coral Square 18-Inch Decorative Pillow, Sandor Chrome with Clear Glass 12-Inch-H Coffee Table, Marcella Round Cyan Blue 12-Inch-W Tray Table, Zuo Baton Contemporary Steel White Faux Leather Sofa
Just because it's cold outside, doesn't mean that it can't be vacation weather all-year-round in your home. I've always loved this warm design by Toby Fairley. It's bright, modern and fresh but it also exudes a happy vibe. I love the unexpected mix of colors in modern home décor and the two sunburst mirrors look like they're smiling at me!
This also is a great, easy layout for small-space living--the white wall, white sofa and glass table keep the feel of the space really open, and the mirrors on the walls work almost as windows and create more light and depth. Love the look of the room as much as me? Here's how to get the look:
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Ikat Cyan 12-Inch-H Decorative Bolster Pillow, Modern Square 18-Inch Hidden Zipper Decorative Pillow, Kiwi Green Square Set of 2 Outdoor Accent Pillows, Set of 2 Suzani Textural Lime 18-Inch Square Throw Pillows, Sonneman Unoluci White with Chrome Modern Floor Lamp, Contemporary Chelsea Stitched Cream Bonded Leather Bench, Set of 2 Grey and White Becket Nesting Tables, Yellow Spindle Round Accent Table
This second room also uses fresh colors and pattern against white to keep the room feeling sunny and happy.
The quaint corner reminds me of the six weeks I spent in Copenhagen this past Spring--love the Danish use of brights on white.
Here's how to get the look:
Images: Houzz, HD
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