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Create your ultimate romantic space with crystal chandeliers.
As we close out this month of romance, let's discuss the easiest way to add a little some to your modern home.... Gorgeous chandeliers!
If you add a beautiful crystal chandelier to any room of your house, I guarantee you'll add instant romance. Also, a little pink can go a long way, like in this loft home above.
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Crystal chandeliers stand out in neutral spaces.
You don't have to include pink, or any color, to achieve a romantic environment. Take a look at this space above, it's neutral and totally feminine.
The crystal chandelier makes a big impact, but so do other details, like the ornate mirror and console.
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Achieve a romantic space with dark walls and crystal chandeliers.
Want to go bold? Pastels and neutrals don't have ownership over feminine interior design.
This moody space above, featuring a crystal chandelier and comfy furniture, is super romantic. A perfect place to cap off a night out on the town.
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Modernism Week in Palm Springs celebrated their tenth year.
The annual Palm Springs event Modernism Week took place last week, celebrating their tenth anniversary. Each year this event celebrates beautiful mid-century modern design (interior and exteriors), architecture and art.
There's hundreds of events going on throughout the week to keep you busy, including home tours, showhouses and parties. Here are a few key highlights:
Some of the best modern architecture can be seen at Palm Springs Modernism Week.
The home tours include beautiful architecture as seen above and below. You can attend tours on your own pace by bike, walking or you can ride a bus and be guided through beautiful mid-century modern architecture.
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There's no shortage of beautiful architecture in Palm Springs.
There is also a showhouse and fun events, like this one below. The producer of this year's showhouse was designer Christopher Kennedy, who clearly designed a modern oasis.
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Christopher Kennedy's showhouse design featured a beautifully modern outdoor area.
To shop mid-century modern lighting and furniture, you've come to the right place!
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Birdman was the big winner at the Oscars last night.
Did you all watch the 2015 Oscars? Well, if you didn't then let me tell you that Birdman won for best movie. In honor of this well deserved win, I'd like to show you how to put a bird on your home design.
From modern lighting to home accessories, you can put a bird on anything. More importantly, it will look good with your contemporary style home.
Modern lighting fixtures, furniture and accessories featuring birds.
Since ancient times, birds have been thought to be symbols and forecasters of future events. I believe the Oscars have subtly informed us how important birds will be for interior design this year...
Above are some ideas to get you started on the bird trend.
1. Add wall art like this abstract art with birds.
2. Lighting is a great way to add a bird, or in this case a bronze nest chandelier.
3. I really like this quirky bird table lamp with a finial that is the head of the bird.
4. Have a seat in this bird watcher upholstered arm chair while enjoying a good movie.
5. Adding a pillow like this humming bird accent pillow adds the bird theme in a sophisticated manner.
6. This whimzy Angelo Home bird decorative pillow adds a pop of color as well as the bird theme.
There you have it, six ways to to put a bird on it. All inspired by the 2015 Oscars.
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Some of the best modern stairways around.
I couldn't help but document a pattern I was noticing while spending my average seven hours per day on Pinterest... There are some really amazing modern stairway designs out there! It's like these architects took every single opportunity they could, when designing these homes, to add ultimate style.
Floating stairway designed to be part of the ultimate minimal home.
Why should the stairway just be purely functional? It does makes sense to make stairs a pseudo art installation, right in your own home. The wow factor can also be something usually meant to be all function.
The best way to light a contemporary stairway, without interrupting the cool design, is with LED track lighting fixtures. It's functional, adjustable and best of all it's energy efficient!
Perfect mix of materials were used for this modern stairway design.
Stairway design doesn't have to be minimal to be cool. This design above expresses cool design through a confident use of mixed materials.
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Mixed metals is not something to avoid, it's something you should embrace.
While most people are afraid to mix metals, I'm here to tell you that you should do it! Remember, you don't ever want your home looking like a showroom and mixing metals is a great interior design tip that will add a little interest to any space.
For example, in your living room, try mixing brass floor lamps and chrome accent tables. Or in your kitchen use stainless steel barstools paired with brass, or antique brass pendant lighting. Go for it!
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Mix your metals with lighting, furniture and accessories to achieve the best look.
I know this is not something that's easy to do and there actually are a few rules to follow in order to get the most out of mixing your metals.
Here are my top 3 interior design tips when mixing your metals:
1. Since the point of mixing metals is to add interest, don't be afraid to mix warm and cool finishes, such as chrome and brass.
2. Try to choose a dominant metal. And remember, upholstery color counts. For example, if you choose silver as your dominant metal, having a gray sofa might be the way to go.
3. Be sure to mix textures too, so try a smooth finish next to something hammered.
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