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  • Blog Post: Sucker For Modern Light Fixtures

    I am a huge sucker for lighting design and the way it can contribute to a stylish space. My husband thinks I have a problem, but I can’t get enough. My favorite style as of late has to be the modern light fixtures. Modern pendant chandeliers are sleek and stylish, with the ability to really...
  • Blog Post: Net-Zero and Living Green

    Image from LPL Financial on EcoBuildingPulse.com With the recent unveiling of the nation's largest net-zero energy office building in San Diego, we figured now is a good time to answer the question: what is net-zero engery? And better yet, how can we take its principles into our own homes and...
  • Blog Post: Crystal Chandeliers in a Modern Space

    Are you a modern home style fan, but still want to be glam? Don't worry, you can have your cake and eat it too! There's one thing that always looks great, no matter your home style, and that's contrast. The contrast of a clean, modern space with a sparkly crystal chandelier , is quite...
  • Blog Post: Tips For Enjoying Good Weather With Outdoor Style

    Image from Helen Green Design Good weather is nearly upon us, which means we get to spend more time on our outdoor style. Hooray! I don’t know about you, but I’m ready to be out and about enjoying it all. Why not enjoy warmer weather all from a thoughtfully designed outdoor space?! ...
  • Blog Post: Not Your Father's Chandeliers

    Image from Design Milk Let's agree to agree: chandeliers aren't just for parents' homes, grandparents' homes and the Palace of Versailles anymore. For a modern take, look no further than the space-race-inspired Sputnik light at the top of this post. Or with their liberal, updated...
  • Blog Post: Accents of Black For a Modern Home Style

    Image from Simply Grove There are so many options when it comes to color palettes for your home. You can go bright and bold or serene and calm. Whatever you love, one color that fits right in to any modern home style is black. In fact, black is timeless and looks striking in any space. Whether...
  • Blog Post: It's Personal: Displaying Photos and Objects

    Image from Smitten Studio How do you tastefully display sentimental photos and objects at home? You know those hard-to-cast-off keepsakes that just don't fit the aesthetic of your home? Try extending the gallery wall concept beyond photos into art and knick-knacks. Image from Curated...
  • Blog Post: Get the Look: Modern Drum Shades

    Image from Better Homes & Garden Clients and friends often think that in order to make a statement in a room they have to use color. While color is one great way to make a statement, there are other ways to do so as well and drum shade chandeliers are one great option. Texture, pattern and...
  • Blog Post: Dress Up Your Home With a Fabulous Chandelier

    Walking into a room to see an elegant yet modern chandelier displayed is always refreshing and pleasing to the eye. I love pairing simple furniture with flashy lighting. It’s a fun juxtaposition that offers a lot of depth. It also allows the eye to focus directly on the light and makes it a nice...
  • Blog Post: Light it Up with Modern Wall Sconces

    Image from My Plum Designs As I always say, lighting is one of the most important elements in a room, because it lights up the space and draws attention to the details and design you've worked so hard to create. Wall sconces are a great way to bring accent lighting into a space, and they're...
  • Blog Post: Superstar Lineup in Modern Lighting

    Did you all watch the Oscar's last night? Who was your fave celeb? We thought Brad + Angelina were stunning. In honor of Ellen's Twitter-breaking selfie, we decided to round up our own pack of superstars.... Cyan Bella Red Chianti Glass 36-Inch-H Chandelier / Color + Plus Clear Fillable...
  • Blog Post: Outdoor Lighting in Prep For Spring

    With spring in the air it’s time to set your sights on sprucing up your outdoor spaces. One of the easiest, and most effective ways to do so is by updating your lighting. If you’re a traditionalist start by adding a pair of outdoor lanterns to each side of your front door and you’ll...
  • Blog Post: Endless Lighting Choices to Light Up Your Home

    Image from Real Rooms Design Whether you're looking to brighten up your breakfast bar, dining room, breakfast nook, office or workspace, living room or entryway, there are endless lighting choices for you. Every room needs an overhead light, which I refer to as ambient or general room lighting...
  • Blog Post: Ultra Modern Home Design

    Image from House to Home One of my favorite home design trends is ultra modern. At least, that’s what I call it. I love the clean lines and fresh designs that often accompany the modern trend. And more often than not, white is the dominant color. Which I love! It makes the room feel clean and...
  • Blog Post: Report from KBIS: What's New in Bathroom Lighting

    Image from Adorable Home America's largest trade show for the kitchen and bath industry, KBIS in Las Vegas, recently wrapped, and with that we'd like to give you an insider look at what's new in bathroom lighting: Eclecticism is back and nothing says fun and fabulous quite like a traditional...
  • Blog Post: Beautifully Oversized Modern Chandeliers

    When choosing modern lighting for any space, I live by two mantras… The bigger the better, and if you can hang it you should. Which usually implies using beautifully oversized chandeliers.I just adore the drama that a chandelier brings. And when done correctly it can literally be the jewelry of...
  • Blog Post: Spring Clean: New Designs for a Tidy New Look

    Image from Est Magazine When we speak of clean design, we often talk about a minimalist, fuss-free sense of style. When we speak of spring and clean, we think of an all-day, knock-em-down and drag-em-out cleaning spree. Put them together and what do you have? A two-step approach to a fresh new look...
  • Blog Post: Decorate Your Bedroom in the Style of Love

    Let's talk about your bedroom style. Whether it's the month of February (Valentine's Day) or any other month of the year, you want your bedroom to be a space filled with love and feature a design that supports that love. Right? Ok, here's some tips... 1. Center Your bed. Beds that...
  • Blog Post: Romantic Hotel for Retro Modern Design Lovers

    All images from Wythe Hotel A week ago, we found the perfect secluded modern getaway for Valentine's Day. Today we find seclusion and solace in the big city with Brooklyn NY's Wythe Hotel. From the lobby on, this retro modern design is a lesson in how to tastefully overlay contemporary looks...
  • Blog Post: This or That: Modern Dining Room Style Favorites

    Image from City Sage The fun part about design is that everyone has a style favorite, and often times individuals have to blend their style with their spouse or roommates to create a modern dining room they all love and enjoy. Today I've created two different boards showcasing varying styles...
  • Blog Post: Saving Space with Modern Wall Lights in the Bedroom

    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...
  • Blog Post: Modern Brass Floor Lamp Obsession

    Image from Indoors Outdoors Should you ever drop in on Pinterest or any hard copy modern design magazine, one thing you might see a lot of are brass floor lamps. We fully support this trend. Obviously, floor lamps add function to any space, but the brass detail instantly adds a sophisticated, handsome...
  • Blog Post: Modern Homes from the Silver Screen

    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...
  • 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: 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...

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