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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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: Designer Spotlight: Karim Rashid

    Name : Karim Rashid Age : 52 Occupation : Iconic Modern Designer Born : Cairo, Egypt Education : Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada Karim is one of the most prolific designers of our time, with over 3000 designs. His designs span the creative medium from product design to fashion. Karim's...
  • 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: Modern Bathroom Design

    Ok, not the most popular room in the house to talk about when reviewing design, but let's face it, your bathroom design is important. That's where you start and end your day, so do it right, surrounded by good design like this space above. It's perfect! Not too formal, but well put together...
  • Blog Post: Prepare Your Powder Room for the Holidays

    Image from Mix & Chic Easy ways to add style to your powder room for the holidays. The dining room and sitting areas are of course important during the holidays, since that's where you'll be spending all your time with family and friends. But there's one other room that is really...
  • 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...

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