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  • Blog Post: Create Your Own Industrial Loft Kitchen

    All images from Corynne Pless Industrial style kitchen with rustic barstools, track lighting and pendants. We had to stop and stare at this loft style kitchen design for a little while. It's very well put together, all the details are considered. Best of all, it also looks incredibly functional...
  • Blog Post: LED Tape Light In Modern Homes

    Image from Amy Noel Design Accent your modern home with LED tape lights. We talk a lot about smart design and efficient lighting in modern homes, specifically LED. But, what we haven't done is show you the stylish side of this smart design. This office space features so much style with the...
  • Blog Post: Modern Bathroom Design

    Ok, not the most popular room in the house to talk about when reviewing design, but let's face it, your bathroom design is important. That's where you start and end your day, so do it right, surrounded by good design like this space above. It's perfect! Not too formal, but well put together...
  • Blog Post: Prepare Your Powder Room for the Holidays

    Image from Mix & Chic Easy ways to add style to your powder room for the holidays. The dining room and sitting areas are of course important during the holidays, since that's where you'll be spending all your time with family and friends. But there's one other room that is really...
  • Blog Post: Smart Homes: Dawn of a New Age

    Image from the Warner Bros. Film Her This much we know—one day soon, we will wake up to conversations like this: "Start the coffee and open the curtains, please...Should I wear a coat today? Record tonight's game, I'll be home a little late." Only the person on the other...
  • Blog Post: Avenue Interior Design: A Study On Collaborative Design Pedigree

    Welcome to the workspace of Andrea DeRosa and Ashley Manhan, the two stylish interior designers behind Avenue Interior Design . Individually they have worked at some of the top international design firms, but in 2009 they decided to join forces and build a design firm known for luxury interiors, attention...
  • Blog Post: Cool Style With Fun Lamp Shades

    Image from Justina Blakeney Lamp shades are so great because it's such an effortless, economical update for a room. Whether you add a new shade to an old lamp, or have several shades for your favorite lamp that you switch up when you get board, changing something as simple as a lampshade can have...
  • Blog Post: Modern Ceiling Fans Keep You Cooler

    Not only do modern ceiling fans keep you cool, but they make your space look cool too! There's no need to buy one of those cheesy old ceiling fans anymore! There are so many amazing design options available for your modern home. Take a look at a few of our favorites! A modern white ceiling fan...
  • Blog Post: Get the Look: Modern Dining Room Pendants

    Pendant lighting is all of the rage these days – whether you install them in your kitchen, bathroom or dining room. I have to admit, I’m one of those people. I’m constantly proposing a modern pendant light to my clients. What’s not to love about them? The beautiful hand-blown...
  • Blog Post: Stylish Design in a Kids Space

    Decorating for a kids doesn't mean you have to throw style out the door. I find that adding a few stylish anchor pieces, that work for any age, is the best way to achieve stylish design in a kids space. And for me, the best place to start is with lighting. Light fixtures always set the tenor for...
  • Blog Post: Poteet Architects: Collector's Loft

    Poteet Archtects , an award winning firm based in San Antonio, turned the top of this industrial building into a modern oasis. Jim Poteet opened the office with the hope that the firm could further the sustainable revitalization of downtown San Antonio. As you can see, they are best known for the sensitive...
  • Blog Post: Understanding Modern LED Lighting: Behind Numbers + Names

    Image from Bjorn Sorensen Modern LED lighting can seem very complex. There's a litany of numbers and names to understand: color temperatures, lumens, and watts. On the other hand, understanding modern LED lights can also be very simple: they either look good or they don't. Holtkoetter...
  • Blog Post: Small Desk Lamps Under $100

    Image from Desire to Inspire Stylish home office with a small desk lamp. Every home office deserves a stylish desk lamp, even if space is an issue. The office needs to be functional and well lit which could be a challenge, but with all the options out there, it's so easy to find a small desk...
  • Blog Post: Visionary Landscape Designs for Public Spaces

    Not since the City Beautiful movement of the late 19th century and its most prominent advocates (including landscape designer Frederick Law Olmstead, designer of New York's Central Park) have designers, policy-makers and the public embraced ambitious landscape designs for public spaces. Today, as...
  • Blog Post: Modern Bathroom Light Fixture Ideas

    Image from Domaine Home Beautiful bathroom design with stylish lighting fixtures. Although not the most popular room of the house, the bathroom is important and therefore should have a design, with stylish light fixtures, that maintain the overall aesthetic of the home. George Kovacs Honey...
  • Blog Post: International Design Pavilions: Coke in London

    Big events like the Olympics and World's Fairs are a great place to discover the best in international design, and pavilions such as Coca Cola's at last year's London games eloquently showcase the vision of contemporary artists, architects and designers. Designed by Asif Khan and Pernilla...
  • Blog Post: Designer Spotlight: Karim Rashid

    Name : Karim Rashid Age : 52 Occupation : Iconic Modern Designer Born : Cairo, Egypt Education : Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada Karim is one of the most prolific designers of our time, with over 3000 designs. His designs span the creative medium from product design to fashion. Karim's...
  • Blog Post: Jewelry For Your Ceiling: Statement Pendant Lighting

    Image from Dust Jacket Attic A room without the right accessories can often come across as bland or poorly planned. Large pendant lighting is one of those accessories that every home needs—it’s the perfect option for overhead lighting. Large pendant lighting with innovative style is...
  • Blog Post: Stylish Geometry in Modern Home Design

    Image from Lady Form and geometry is a defining element in modern home design. Geometric shapes, polyhedrons, perfect circles and smooth ovals create those simple, minimal lines that modern design is famous for. Little ornamentation allows for the eye to rest and lends a sleek, clean look to a...
  • Blog Post: Floor Lamps + Functional Style

    It might seem like a strange thing to be excited about, but I really love floor lamps! A great floor lamp can be functional and fashionable at the same time, which is a huge win in my book. That being said, floor lamps can get kind of a negative reputation for smaller spaces. Taking up precious floor...
  • Blog Post: Modern Design at NYC's Wanted Design

    Designers, architects, interior designers, craftsmen, editors, manufacturers and more converged in New York last weekend (May 18-21) for Wanted Design at the historic Terminal Store in Chelsea. Focused on the exchange of ideas rather than products, the event found people engaged in lively practice and...
  • Blog Post: Get the Look: Scandinavian Modern Home Design

    Image from Design Sponge This simple and gorgeous Scandinavian-style modern living room is giving me some serious house envy. I love all of the clean lines and the organic feel of it. The muted colors are perfect for such a lush background outside. But probably my favorite part of this space are...
  • Blog Post: Dining Room Style With Mixed Chairs + Lighting

    Image from Maiju Saw Mix up your lighting and furnishings for the best dining room style. This holiday season, don't give in to the notion that you need a traditional dining room for a great family holiday meal. Mix up your dining chairs and mix up your modern lighting for ultimate style. ...
  • Blog Post: Temporary Decor Ideas For Apartment Living

    Image from SF Girl by Bay There's lots of temporary decor ideas for apartment living. I know that some of you peruse the internet for design blogs looking for inspiration and then give up because you realize you live in an apartment. Although there are limitations to apartment living, there...
  • Blog Post: Making Your Home Carbon Neutral

    Images from Fast Co. Design Not all buildings are created equal, as this carbon neutral home in Norway can attest. Here's a startling fact I just read: buildings account for around 40% of America's emissions. And here's a beautiful solution: the Snohetta-designed carbon neutral home...

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