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Ellisia Vienna Silver 19 3/4-Inch-W Crystal Ceiling Light
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We've all been there...you wake up in the morning, walk sleepily to the bathroom sink and, toothbrush-in-hand, check yourself out in the mirror--- "yikes!" somehow you look a little green in the face and the bags under your eyes seem to have turned into luggage overnight--so strange too because you feel totally fine, right? Well, nine out of ten times, it's not you, it's the bathroom lighting.
When the lighting is not right, it makes you look off, which can even make you feel off, which can throw your whole day off. I know what you're thinking--you never knew bathroom lighting could be so important, right? Well it is! So, save some face it the morning at select modern bathroom lights with designer styling, yes?
Here are some tips!
Images from Paloma 81
1.) Consider including nontraditional bathroom pendants, like a lantern or a star lamp as a statement.
Currey and Company Grayson French Black Ceiling Lantern, Tetra Tiffany Style 7-Inch-W Pendant Chandelier, Corbett Bangle Gold Tone 12-Inch-W Pendant (Pictured below)
2.) Reflect light with ultramodern bathroom mirrors! Often times bathrooms have small windows, or even no windows at all--so use the mirrors to reflect and bounce the light around the room and make the lights work double time.
Magdalene Antique Silver with Beveled Glass Wall Mirror, Champagne Silver Marrakesh Decorative Mirror (Pictured below)
3.) Create shadow-free lighting on your face by mounting a pair of fixtures on either side of the mirror. This provides shadow-free lighting for easy makeup application and grooming.
Hinkley Congress Brushed Caramel 9 3/4-Inch-H Wall Sconce, Jonathan Adler Havana Polished Nickel Adjustable Wall Lamp (Pictured below)
Image from Style Files
4.) Avoid bulbs that cast a light that is either too white or too yellow--often times, they're the culprit for making you like the Wicked Witch of the West.
5.) Mix it up! Don't just have one source of light in your bathroom. Include a fun mix of elegant, modern bathroom lights--use ambient lighting for mood, decorative lighting for atmosphere and task lighting, for, well tasks.
Images: Domestikated Life, My Home Ideas, Paloma 81, Style Files
Image from Glitter Guide
Please welcome Mandy Kellogg Rye from Waiting on Martha as one of our new blog contributors!
One of the biggest design trends happening for 2014 is the resurgence of brass lighting for the home. And I for one couldn't be happier!
Gold and brass metallics automatically bring warmth to any space and have the ability to strike the perfect balance between modern and traditional. Try adding a luxury brass sconce to your powder room or bold brass pendant lights to your dining room.
Rio Modern Brass Metal Robert Abbey Wall Sconce, Mary McDonald Pythagorus Matte Brass Robert Abbey Table Lamp, Murray Feiss Urban Renewal Antique Brass Sconce, Robert Abbey Jackson Brass Floor Lamp, Jonathan Adler Meurice Brass Chandelier
I've rounded up my favorite brass lighting fixtures for every room in your home and you'll find that adding just a touch a brass to your home is an easier design trend than you may think.
Tell me, will you be adding any brass to your home this season?
Image: Glitter Guide
Image from Style Files
When square footage is an issue, every inch counts, and one chic way to save space in your modern bedroom is to use wall lights instead of table lamps beside the bed.
Choose wall lights with sophisticated style over table lamps to keep your room stylish and lots more functional!
1. I love the way the accordion lamp can be stretched to reach the bed for reading and then stowed away in the daytime (top image). Get the look with the Robert Abbey Bruno Bronze Scissor Arm Pharmacy Wall Light (link below). This is also a great option if you're really short on space and your bed is nestled in a corner.
Image from Bee of Design
2. Mounted high above the bed, these brass pharmacy wall lamps bring a little understated vintage-chic to the palette of this cottage bedroom. Get the look with the House of Troy Addison Brass 8-Inch-W Pharmacy Wall Lamp (link below).
Image from Remodelista
3. Mix things up! Mount different wall lamps on either side of the bed, or use one wall sconce and one table lamp-- if they have something in common (either they are the same color and different shapes, or vice-versa) then they will add visual interest without looking chaotic.
Try the Chelsea Textured Black with Glass Sonneman Edison Sconce paired with the P3 Bronze 6 1/2-Inch-H George Kovacs Swing Arm Wall Lamp (links below).
Image from Marie Christine Design
4. A suspension wall lamp can pack a real visual punch when brought into a bedside context--I've got a serious crush on the Sonneman Perch Modern Black Brass Metal Plug-In Wall Lamp.
1. Robert Abbey Bruno Bronze Scissor Arm Pharmacy Wall Light 2. House of Troy Addison Brass 8-Inch-W Pharmacy Wall Lamp 3. P3 Bronze 6 1/2-Inch-H George Kovacs Swing Arm Wall Lamp / Chelsea Textured Black with Glass Sonneman Edison Sconce 4. Sonneman Perch Modern Black Brass Metal Plug-In Wall Lamp
Which look is your favorite?
Images: Style Files, Bee of Design, Remodelista, Marie Christine Design
Image from Federico Babina's Archicine Series
Barcelona-based architect and designer Federico Babina has been steadily making headlines over the last year by creating playful architecture and design themed illustrations. The latest is a series of posters illustrating iconic works of architecture that have played prominent roles on the silver screen. As you might guess, many of them are breathtaking modern homes.
Below is a sampling of the film posters and the real buildings that inspired them.
Single Man (2009) - dir. Tom Ford / John Lautner, architect
Photo by Joe Fletcher; Image from Desire to Inspire
Pictured a the top of this post is the house from the film Single Man, as illustrated by Babina. A John Lautner house in Glendale? What else would you expect from a film directed by a fashion magnate? It looks equally beautiful in the photo above by Joe Fletcher.
The Big Lebowski (1998) dir. Joel and Ehtan Coen / John Lautner, architect
Image from Curbed LA
Yet another Lautner, the Sheats-Goldstein house featured fabulously in the Coen brothers' cult hit. We love how the usage of recessed lighting keeps the space clutter-free. With tons of built-in seating, the space is house party-ready at a moment's notice.
L.A. Confidential (1997) dir. Curtis Hanson / Richard Neutra, architect
Image from the Times UK
SoCal modernism features so heavily in cinema, one has to wonder if Hollywood influences design trends, or if it's the other way around. The Lovell house by Neutra is textbook International Modern, set in the Hollywood hills. We particularly like the fixtures that delineate walking paths. For a similar look in your home, you could consider using one or more rectangle chandelier designs.
North by Northwest (1959) dir. Alfred Hitchcock / Robert Boyle, William A. Horning, Merrill Pye, Henry Grace, and Frank McKelvey, set designers
Photo from North by Northwest, Image from Open Buildings
Last but not least, this is not a home by Frank Lloyd Wright. The iconic Vandamm house from North by Northwest is actually a fake, designed and constructed by the film's set design team on a vacant lot in Culver City, California. As Lloyd Wright was cost-prohibitive even by Hollywood standards, the production's low budget work-around resulted in a home as memorable as any to grace the silver screen.
For a look at the entire series of posters (including an illustration of Lautner's Chemosphere from the movie Body Double), check out the artist's website.
Images: Federico Babina, Desire to Inspire, Curbed LA, The Times, Open Buildings
It’s not a new trend by any means, but it was made popular in one of my favorite style eras, the 1920s! Starburst style is everywhere these days and I love it! I'm a little picky about my home design and starburst pieces should be selected carefully.
I love the warm and industrial feel of the brass pieces. Geometric shapes of the starburst are right up my ally. I think starburst can add a lot of interest and fun to a space while still being elegant and grown up. So basically, they are perfect, right?
1. Starburst Tinted Copper 27-Inch-H Thumprints Table Lamp 2. Elk Victoria Starburst Antique Gold 32-Inch-W Wall Mirror 3. Antique Brass Starburst 22-Inch-H Novo Accent Table
This table lamp above is my favorite! It’s simple, but also interesting. Exactly what a great table lamp should be, right? You can’t go wrong with white and brass either. Classic combo. Unique living room table lamps is a great way to compliment your decor, even if you can't find the perfect starburst shape.
Starburst mirrors would look amazing in an entry way or living room. A useful but still very pretty piece to make your home design complete. It kind of reminds me of a spider web. But in a very good, non-halloween and beautiful way.
The side table above is so fun! It would be the perfect table to put at the end of your couch for your guests to use and admire. I just love that the starburst shape goes all the way through the table.
What about you, would you try the starburst trend? I think it would look great in so many different homes and spaces. Maybe even an office space! The possibilities are endless with this classic design trend.
Image: Lonny Magazine
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