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  • 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...
  • Blog Post: Save Face With Modern Bathroom Lights

    Images from Domestikated Life / My Home Ideas 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...
  • Blog Post: Illuminate Your Home With Designer Floor Lamps

    Image from Louisa Grey Stylish floor lamps are one of the best sources of light in my opinion, I prefer them to overhead lighting for creating warm pools of directed light and a cozy atmosphere in almost every room. In fact, the only room without one in my home is the kitchen! Designer floor lamps...
  • Blog Post: 2014 Design Trend: Brass Home Lighting

    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...
  • Blog Post: Design Trend: Crystal Table Lamps

    Image from Décor Pad In order for your guests to see and enjoy your home decor, it's important to have a well-lit home. There are many options to choose from, but my favorite options are crystal table lamps. Ambient light is a must in any home! Your home probably has a few different...
  • Blog Post: Organizing Your Closet: Get the Skeletons Out

    Image from Rimadesio Let's face it: we spend the entire year shoving stuff in the closet. Re-giftables, donatables, just-before-guests-arrive-junkables. When organizing your closet, toss all these skeletons out and follow these three steps to a bright and clean new look for the new year. 1...
  • 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: Decorating a Modern Bedroom with Crystal Chandeliers

    Image from La Maison d’ Anna G. Crystal chandeliers are often thought of as fancy, fussy and traditional. However, I think the rules are changing a bit and decorating a modern bedroom with crystal chandeliers can provide a 'wow' factor for your home. While usually associated with formal...
  • Blog Post: Get the Look: Dining Room Lighting

    Image from Elle Decor The web is such a great place to seek inspiration for dining room lighting. If you're in need of some creative direction, there are endless resources to turn to online that just might spark your design direction. When I start on a room I go hunting for inspiration on-line...
  • Blog Post: Statement Chandeliers For a Modern Dining Room

    Image from Yatzer Dining rooms are the perfect opportunity to really make a statement with your lighting choices. Whether you choose a pendant or chandelier, one or two fixtures and go for either a contemporary or traditional piece, you're bound to impress guests with a show stopping fixture....
  • Blog Post: Classical Meets Modern: The House Hotel

    There's something infectious about eclectic design; you know, that not-easily-recreated look in which classical usually abuts modern. The House Hotel Galatasaray , in Istanbul, Turkey, is a sterling example of this approach. The hotel in a word? Grand. In two more words? Tastefully so. Original...
  • 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: Upscale Style in Island Pendant Lighting

    Image from Nature's First Green is Gold The most fun area of a home to style with lighting is the kitchen, more specifically the island or dining area. Island pendant lighting style can come in all shapes and forms, depending on the personality of your home. The kitchen above has a very modern...
  • 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: Home Styling With a Color Crush: Turquoise

    Image from Rue Magazine When styling the perfect home, few colors are as relaxing or peaceful as turquoise. It's that perfect shade of ocean-y blue that has the power to transport you to a beach in the middle of the work week, when all of your vacation days are already earmarked for the upcoming...
  • Blog Post: Lightning or Lighting? Cloud Pendant

    Perhaps you've seen this literally floating around the web: Richard Clarkson, a masters candidate at the School of Visual Arts in New York, has created a new cloud pendant design that lights up from within with streaks of LED lightning (see it in action at the images link at the bottom of this post...
  • 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: 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: Perfect Dining Room Pendant Lights

    Image from Light Locations Lighting truly is the jewelry for your home. Without proper lighting, you can't see the design you poured your heart and soul into, so for example it is important you choose the perfect dining room pendant lighting. But every room is equally important. I always suggest...
  • Blog Post: Stylish Décor Details: Drum Lamp Shades

    Images from Fancy Cribs Stylish decor is all in the details... For the home, this might mean little things like home accessories, decorative pillows or drum lamp shades. Getting creative with drum lamp shades for modern interiors is a quick and easy way to add personality to your space without spending...
  • 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: OLED: Developments in Lighting Technology

    Smart fabric? Sounds like the stuff of science fiction, but it may become reality if scientists at UCLA have any say. Through recent developments in lighting technology , a team of researchers have been able to create an OLED (organic light-emitting device) capable of being stretched, folded and even...

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