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  • Blog Post: Modern Artsy Ideas

    Image from Nordic Design Art is a very personal element to any home. Whether you enjoy family photos on your wall or high end pieces, art is the best way to add personality to your decor. You can keep it simple with one large piece of art, like this image above. Images from Style Logistics...
  • 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: Modern Design + Form + Function: Koncept Lighting

    We had a chat with the innovative designers at Koncept and we want to share it with you! We discussed modern design, the importance of form + function, as well as future ideas for Koncept. It all started a couple months ago when we attended the Dwell on Design event. At the event, we ran into Kenneth...
  • Blog Post: Iconic Apple Designer: Jonathan Ive

    Steve Jobs is the name everyone knows, but as Senior Vice President of Industrial Design at Apple, Jonathan Ive is the man most often credited with the actual look of the iMac, iPod and iPhone, iPad…and whatever comes next. And true to principles of good design, no matter the complexity of the...
  • Blog Post: Get the Look: Contemporary Lighting for the Kids Room

    Recently I've had a lot of inquires from my blog readers and clients asking for suggestions on contemporary lighting for kids room. Whether it be a nursery or kids room. Honestly, kids rooms are some of my favorite to design because you can definitely have fun with the concept, especially the lighting...
  • Blog Post: Designing With Crystal Chandeliers

    Crystal chandeliers have been a thing of the past, are a thing of the present and I think will easily be a thing of the future. A chandelier is such a classic piece when paired with a modern space, beauty happens! I remember starting a few years back, everyone wanted a crystal chandelier . Mostly...
  • Blog Post: LED Lighting: The Future Looks Bright

    Believe the hype: LED lighting can help you save money. When looked at holistically, factoring in the cost of electricity over the lifetime of the bulb, a house full of LED lights could actually save you hundreds of dollars. Let's do the math. LED Is for the Long Term According to GreenBiz...
  • Blog Post: Family Living in Modern Homes

    Having kids doesn't mean having to throw in the towel and become a soccer mom. The modern family homes featured above set out to break the stereotype of family living. I personally love the idea of living in a modern home with a handful of kids running around. Growing up in a stylish enviroment exposes...
  • Blog Post: Modern Wall Lights For Every Room

    I mages from The Globe & Mail / Mia Linnman I love the ambiance that swing arm sconces create. There is a soft glow and intimacy in the light that can work well in every room of the house. In the bedroom, a sophisticated swing-arm lamp like the Satin Brass Swing Arm Wall Lamp on either side...
  • Blog Post: Contemporary Fun For Kids

    Image from Toertjes & Pateekes Hello modern parents! How many of you wish your kids toys were more attractive, since they all have to exist in your modern home? You're not alone, which is why smart designers are creating contemporary products for kids, like these awesome cardboard houses...
  • Blog Post: Modern Penthouse Style

    All image from Rue Magazine Stylish entryway in a modern penthouse. The new Rue on-line magazine featured an ultra chic condo that I couldn't help study for a little while. Tobi Fairely designed this gorgeous space in Canada. Turns out, it's not impossible to create the same look in...
  • Blog Post: Cerno: Modern Lighting Innovation

    We're excited to introduce Cerno as a new product line in the Euro Style Lighting family. Founded by Nick Sheridan, Bret Englander and Dan Wacholder Cerno is an industrial design and manufacturing company innovating modern LED lighting fixtures and furniture in Southern California. We spoke...
  • Blog Post: Contemporary Floor Lamps Are The New Black

    Image from My Paradissi Contemporary floor lamps are the new black. Just in case you were wondering, yes you can put a floor lamp anywhere in the home and it works. As you can see, this includes the dining room and the bathroom! Whether you need light or style, contemporary floor lamps can and...
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 3 Tips For Creating Ambiance In Your Home

    Image from Door Sixteen Ideas for adding ambiance to your modern home design. Chances are, if you're reading this blog you love design and you want to make sure to include some great ideas to your own interior design. We want to make sure you do more than shop modern lighting , and add a...
  • Blog Post: How to Create a Photo Wall for the Holidays

    Image from Plastolux A photo wall makes a great conversation piece for holiday guests. About six months ago, we talked about how to create a gallery wall at home . You know, that meticulously curated cluster of objects, art, photos and mementos that speaks to who you are (stylishly of course)....
  • Blog Post: The Modern Loft: Linda Bergroth's Light Filled Design

    The hot summer days always call for something light and refreshing. This modern loft features a light-filled design by Linda Bergroth and is just about as refreshing as you can get. Bold colors dance around the room like summer flowers in bloom while the white hardwood floors reflect the light that shines...
  • 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: Replicating Daylight with LEDs

    Image from CoeLux This year's 14th Venice Architecture Biennale saw an exhibition used LED lighting to replicate daylight. Perhaps the most successful approximation to natural light yet created, this CoeLux optical system (developed by Italian physicist Paolo Di Trapani) uses LEDs and light...
  • Blog Post: Cool + Collected 1.21

    Cool + Collected is our regular Friday post covering modern lifestyle topics from around the globe. You'll find everything from design icon biographies to modern art, photography and architectural surprises. And of course modern design! +One thing we love is beautiful photography and nobody knows...
  • Blog Post: Bread, Espresso &...Design

    When the idea struck to cover my favorite cafe designs across the globe, Tokyo's uber-chic bread and coffee hot spot Bread, Espresso & was a shoe-in to lead the story. This design savvy cafe typifies today's resurgence in artisanal bread and coffee and the increasing focus on design that...
  • Blog Post: Mid-Century Modern Homes

    Design makes everything better. At least that's the thinking that informs why so much of the modern world appears to be "designed." In architecture and home decorating, mid-century modern homes offered an egalitarian opportunity to apply design thinking to the masses. In the 1940s-50s...

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