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  • 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: Design Trend: Industrial Homes + Contemporary Chandeliers

    Industrial living room design with contemporary lighting. When you're designing an industrial style space, one of the most important factors is materials... Lots of raw woods, distressed metals and dirty brass. Contemporary lighting can play a large role in this design aesthetic and there's...
  • Blog Post: Rustic Modern Kitchen Design

    Image from KK Living Modern, rustic kitchen design with a fabulous crystal chandelier. If you're like us, this kitchen made you stop and stare. We think it's because of the successful mix of styles, not to mention a beautiful crystal chandelier that can transform any room. This kitchen...
  • Blog Post: Get the Look: Bathroom Sconces

    One of the trickiest tasks in any design project is sourcing good lighting – especially bathroom sconces. I’ve always been amazed at how few good choices exist. I’m constantly looking for options in all styles – modern, retro, traditional – but quite honestly there are never...
  • Blog Post: Create a Designer Look For Your Modern Home

    As lovers of interior design, we believe in one thing... We are all entitled to a designer look no matter what our budget is. If you include designer pieces, even just one, it will automatically upgrade your space. This modern dining room (above) is well curated and every detail is accounted for,...
  • Blog Post: Get the Look: Living Room Ceiling Lighting

    Clients always ask whether or not they should invest in ceiling lighting for their living room – I personally think it’s a must. It’s just as important as dining room lighting. A statement chandelier or pendant that centers the room will make the room and you can plan furniture around...
  • Blog Post: From Outfit to Interior: Hot Design Trends

    Please join us in welcoming Kelly Beall from Design Crush one of our new contributors. We're so excited to have her! Take it away Kelly… Welcome to the latest series, Outfit to Interior ! In each post we'll be exploring the intersection of fashion and design, and boy-oh-boy it's...
  • Blog Post: Design Trend: Modern Rustic Style

    Ever since my Las Vegas Market recap on design trends, we've had a few requests to elaborate on the modern rustic style. Since we love it, it is no problem at all for us to do so! The goal when designing a rustic style room or home is to maintain comfort, warm colors, and lots of woods. Clean...
  • Blog Post: Modern Italian Design Meets LED: AlessiLux

    It feels like we've been secret admirers of Alessi forever. This maker of high-quality, museum-quality home decor continually re-defines the vanguard of modern Italian design. So when word came in that we would be carrying a selection of LED lighting designs from Alessi, you can imagine we were beside...
  • Blog Post: Less Is More: Modern Home Decorating

    Image by Tommaso Sartori A single look at Tommaso Sartori's amazing home photographs and an all-important modernist axiom becomes very clear: Less is more when it comes to modern home decorating. Instead of being over-thought and over-done, a space should intrigue, tantalize and even confound...
  • Blog Post: Perfect Lighting For A Modern Kitchen

    Image from SF Girl by Bay Great kitchen design requires beautiful lighting. It's that time of year when the kitchen and dining room become even more important than they already are. And one of the most important elements of great contemporary kitchen design is modern lighting . Preferably...
  • Blog Post: Colorful Vintage Modern Bedroom Design

    Modern design doesn't have to be boring or brand new. We just could not stop staring at this loft-style bedroom with its colorful decor and fancy chandelier choice. In case you were wondering, modern design does not have to be monotone and full of clean lines. You can incorporate vintage pieces...
  • Blog Post: Ideas for Stylish Bathroom Lighting

    I am a firm believer that bathrooms deserve beautiful lighting just as much as any other room. Bathrooms should not be a space that collects the leftover or second best. We spend a good amount of prepping time in the bathroom so we might as well create an aesthetically pleasing space. The bathroom above...
  • Blog Post: Interior Design Duo: Chairs and Pendants

    Image from hoo Hong Kong Residence juxtaposes modern chairs and pendants. Dinner chair, meet the pendant. An often overlooked one-two punch in good residential design, dining room chairs and hanging pendant lights can combine beautifully to create a contemporary, cosmopolitan vibe. Of course...
  • Blog Post: Celebrate Earth Day With LEDs

    Get ready for Earth Day next week on April 22nd!.... Earth Day began in 1970 as a way of educating people on environmental issues. Today, it's celebrated globally with great events, lasting for a few days in some places. We like to celebrate with great design.... Taking the time to participate...
  • Blog Post: Modern Chandelier Meets Art Installation

    Today's modern chandelier often times double as an art installation. Is this good or bad? Well, how can art ever be bad? As long as you understand how to translate these designs to work in your own home, then you're able to enjoy them as the inspiration that they are. This innovative creation...
  • 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 energy? And better yet, how can we take its principles into our own homes and...
  • 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: Modern Hallway Design is Lighting The Way

    An entry hallway sets the tone for your home. It’s the first thing your guests see as they walk into your house. A Modern hallway may seem like ordinary pass-through that doesn't require a second thought, but with a little attention, these spaces can take on a personality of their own. No...
  • Blog Post: Kitchen Design Using Black Lighting

    Image from Organized Clutter Modern kitchen design always looks amazing with black lighting. Have I told you how much I like black? Well, I do. Specifically, black lighting... for the kitchen! Whether it's a soft kitchen design in pastels or a bold kitchen design, multiple lighting options...
  • Blog Post: Dwell Home Tour: Sander Architect's Green Houses

    One of the many beautiful projects in this year's Dwell on Design Home Tours line up was Sander Architect's Green House pair. This set of townhouses on one single lot face each other over a drivable courtyard. They are very similar in appearance, yet not identical. Both buildings are wrapped...
  • Blog Post: Possini: Modern Ceiling Lights With Great Style

    Fabulous lighting doesn't always have to be a large chandelier or feature minimal designs in clusters to make a modern statement. Ceiling lights with great style can make a powerful design statement in any room. This bedroom scene from Inspiration for Decoration demonstrates this perfectly. The...
  • Blog Post: Industrial Lighting for a Modern Space

    Image from Apartment Therapy Are you searching for the perfect industrial chandelier? If you've ever shopped our site, you've noticed that we always have new products. This is particularly fun when you feel that you've seen all the industrial lighting you could possibly look at and you...
  • Blog Post: Colorful Loft Style Home in Tribeca

    We recently found this fun Tribeca loft featured in the amazing Est magazine . The homeowners are from Australia, but the angular purple and yellow motifs make it look as though this could be Prince's Manhattan play space. So as to not compete with the expressive colors everywhere, lighting...
  • Blog Post: New Lighting Technologies: Projection Mapping

    Lights seem to be getting smarter all the time. By blending computers, robotics and a touch of human intervention, new lighting technologies can produce amazing results, as seen in all of these images from Colossal. The video above (also pictured above and below) by the San Francisco based design...

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