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  • 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...
  • 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: Art and Science Inspired Pendant Lamps

    What does it look like when art, design and theoretical science collide? Something like these 3D printed pendant lamps by Nervous System that we recently found on Velhetica. The detail is mesmerizing: Built using a computer program that models nature's complex process of patterning such everyday...
  • Blog Post: Better Bedside Lighting

    Image from Remodelista My weekends this Summer have been all about getting the home together, and my current focus is on the bedroom. Which led to an interesting realization: for bedside lighting, I absolutely love modern wall sconces and wall lights. House of Troy Cambridge Brass Wall Lamp , George...
  • Blog Post: An Innovative New York Apartment Under 500 Square Feet

    If you think living in New York means tight spaces and high rents, you're right. But this innovative apartment takes it to another level. Somehow, the builders were able to fit a kitchen, bathroom, loft bedroom, home office and storage in this 500 sq ft space! The key to this smart design is...
  • Blog Post: Get the Look: Kitchen Nook Lighting

    It doesn’t take much to make a kitchen nook feel warm and inviting, but the lighting might be the most important element. These adorable kitchen niches are usually small in scale, only being about to fit a small table. Yet, they maximize space by turning an awkward alcove into something useful...
  • Blog Post: Formal Lighting For Modern Design

    Modern design doesn't mean you can't indulge in formal lighting. Crystal ceiling lights and sparkling chandeliers look great in clean modern spaces. They provide a cool contrast to the otherwise minimal designs in the room. Regina Crystal Brushed Nickel 16-Inch-W Ceiling Light In this...
  • Blog Post: Efficient Home Design With Track Lighting

    Track lighting belongs anywhere, even a modern style living room. Home design should always be fun, but most importantly it should create a functional space to live in. When it comes to efficient design, lighting is at the top of the list. And when it comes to lighting efficiency, track lighting is...
  • Blog Post: LED Street Lanterns in NYC

    Big changes may be coming to a street near you: the City of New York recently announced plans to outfit all 250,000 LED street lanterns by 2017. The net savings to the city is estimated at 14 million dollars per year , and the characteristic orange-tinted glow (seen in the fabulous photo above by Kenneth...
  • Blog Post: Celebrating St. Patrick's Day with Green Apple Lights and Decor

    (Products (left to right): Vivid Green Stripes Giclee Pendant Chandelier , George Kovacs Apple Green Glass Pendant Light , Lite Source Kito Green Table Lamp , Zuo Tickle Green Adjustable Height Bar or Counter Stool , Zuo Set of 4 Trafico Side Green Chair , Zuo Lider Plus Green Office Chair , Set of Two...
  • Blog Post: Table Lamps Make a Design Statement

    Image from Free Sharing Oh table lamps. One of my favorite ways to dress up a room. You might laugh, but I really do love picking out a great new table lamp for a space. They add a surprising amount of character to a room, or at least they can if you don’t choose a boring one! Even if you feel...
  • Blog Post: From the Home Office

    Image from Mechanoid There you are: staring at a small blank space that you're about to convert into a home office. You think of every office space you've ever seen and you're faced with a conscious decision: do I make it look like an "office" or do I do something different...
  • Blog Post: AIA SF Design Awards: Bar Agricole

    The winners of the 2012 AIA Design Awards are presented in the May/June issue of CA Home + Design Magazine . Winners are either located in San Francisco or designed by local firms. These Bay area architects are given the spotlight for their innovative designs ranging from parking spaces recast as parks...
  • Blog Post: Minimalist Design in Lower Manhattan

    All images from Interior Design Midtown views abound in this minimalist residence in lower Manhattan. Minimalist design. Maximized views. Those are the forces at work in the new 215 Chrystie, a Herzog & de Meuron hotel and residence in lower Manhattan featuring 11 custom residences by interior...
  • Blog Post: Postcard from WestEdge Design Fair

    Panoramic photo of WestEdge design fair. The upstart WestEdge Design Fair returned to Santa Monica's Barker Hangar for its second year October 16-19, 2014. Best described as quality over quantity, exhibitors were, for the most part, high concept and high end. From the minute I entered, I took...
  • Blog Post: Contemporary Bathroom Vanity Style

    If you're not spending energy thinking about your bathroom vanity design, we strongly encourage you to do so. The bathroom has become increasingly important, considering all the awesome amenities out there like steam showers and spa tubs. One of the most important elements of your bathroom is...
  • Blog Post: Industrial Style Lighting For the Modern Bedroom

    Image from Elle Decoration One trend that I seem to be noticing lately, and completely loving, is industrial style lighting in every room, like industrial desk lamps used in a modern bedroom instead of the traditional table lamp by the bed. The idea of taking something traditionally meant for the...
  • 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...

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