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  • Blog Post: Saturday Night Live Sources Euro Style Lighting

    Check out this video from Saturday Night Live . It looks like they refer to Euro Style Lighting when they need a sleek, contemporary set design! Clean, white interiors are always a great option for achieving a modern aesthetic. Brushed steel or polished chrome is great finish for lighting fixtures...
  • Blog Post: Audrey Hepburn's Little Black Dress: From Outfit to Room

    Audrey Hepburn's little black Givenchy dress that was worn in the opening of Breakfast at Tiffany's is one of the most iconic clothing items in history. It has become such an integral part of every woman's wardrobe, such that you probably can't name any woman that doesn't own a little...
  • Blog Post: Zen and the Art of Office Design

    Image from French by Design I've been thinking about office design a lot lately. But I'm not thinking fax machines and cubicles and worker bees crammed-in like sardines. I'm talking about decorating the office intelligently. Making a space that induces calm, creativity and productivity...
  • Blog Post: Modern Ceiling Fans Keep You Cooler

    Not only do modern ceiling fans keep you cool, but they make your space look cool too! There's no need to buy one of those cheesy old ceiling fans anymore! There are so many amazing design options available for your modern home. Take a look at a few of our favorites! A modern white ceiling fan...
  • Blog Post: Get the Look: Modern Dining Room Pendants

    Pendant lighting is all of the rage these days – whether you install them in your kitchen, bathroom or dining room. I have to admit, I’m one of those people. I’m constantly proposing a modern pendant light to my clients. What’s not to love about them? The beautiful hand-blown...
  • Blog Post: Stylish Design in a Kids Space

    Decorating for a kids doesn't mean you have to throw style out the door. I find that adding a few stylish anchor pieces, that work for any age, is the best way to achieve stylish design in a kids space. And for me, the best place to start is with lighting. Light fixtures always set the tenor for...
  • Blog Post: Sherwin Williams Color of the Year: Plum

    There's another fun color announcement going on.... Sherwin Williams has selected plum as their color of the year and we love it! It's dramatic, sophisticated and versatile. Plum pairs so well with unexpected colors, such as yellow as seen below. Image from First Home Whether you're...
  • Blog Post: Iris Apfel: Style + Design Icon

    "Taste you can learn, but style is charisma"- Iris Apfel Iris Apfel, an interior designer, business woman, and fashion icon is still as charismatic and stylish today and she was in her youth. "I'm a geriatric starlet, my dear, don't you know" explains Iris. At the age of...
  • Blog Post: Poteet Architects: Collector's Loft

    Poteet Archtects , an award winning firm based in San Antonio, turned the top of this industrial building into a modern oasis. Jim Poteet opened the office with the hope that the firm could further the sustainable revitalization of downtown San Antonio. As you can see, they are best known for the sensitive...
  • Blog Post: Home Office Design for the 40/3 Work Week

    All that commuting, all that polluting. Let’s face it, the greenest work space in the world is the one right down the hall: your home office. So we at Euro Style Lighting decided to envision what we like to call a 40/3 work week. That is, the standard five day/forty hour work week, but with...
  • Blog Post: HD Expo: Modern Tile Trends for 2012

    I made a quick trip to the HD Expo in Las Vegas last Thursday and even though I only had half a day there I sure did find some pretty amazing new products! I continue to be impressed by the innovative technology of Porcelain tiles. The patterns, textures, and finishes they are coming out with are just...
  • 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: Modern Bedrooms: Small Spaces with Big Style

    When we moved in to our current home, the first detail we noticed was that our modern bedroom was quite a bit smaller than our previous home. It wasn't a huge deal because we had already downsized our belongings. But I still wanted the space to look spacious and bright. To do this in any space, all...
  • Blog Post: La Maison Champs Elysees: Modern Hotel Design

    I am constantly researching modern hotel design all around the world, so a trip that ends in La Maison Champs Elysees , is a trip that ends well! This was a complete surprise! I tend to travel with no expectations as to be able to view things with an open and pure mind. The beauty of this hotel would've...
  • 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: Adding Color to Your Modern Home Style

    Image from Lina Ostling I am head over heels in love with this bright and cheery modern home style. It’s one of those spaces where everything in it seems to have been made to be in that room. I really like the different colors and the simple lines. It has a modern feel but also a fun and almost...
  • 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: Productive Office Space Design

    Image from Stylizmo Wishbone Y Natural Wood Side Chair / Jonathan Adler Nickel Antwerp Desk Lamp We spotted some stylish office spaces around the internet so we thought we would share them with you. Good office design that is clean and minimal will boost your energy level and help you be more...
  • 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: Modern Design Style: Mixing Dining Chairs

    When it comes to designing a dining room and achieving the modern look, the possibilities are endless. It can seem like a daunting task, especially when designing around kids. But it can actually become a super fun project with a beautiful end result. A major detail for any dining room is the dining...
  • 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: Bright Design With Sunburst Mirrors

    Image from Atlanta Homes Magazine Achieve bright home design in any room with sunburst mirrors. There's a really fun way to keep the brightness of Summer in your home, even if it's cloudy out. Sunburst mirrors are a design trend that's not going anywhere. This classic look will upgrade...
  • Blog Post: Chic Church Renovations

    Higher power gives way to high end design in these chic church renovations. So how do you turn a house of worship into a modern home? Take a look at the examples below for divine inspiration, and then get yourself a realtor who's in thick with the cloistered crowd. If cleanliness is next to godliness...
  • Blog Post: Belly Up to Barstools

    Image from Arch Daily Sleek and chic or warm and well-worn, today's most talked-about bars combine comfort and class. And the modern barstool still bears that age-old burden of propping patrons up, no matter how long they've been imbibing. Horizontal lines at the Dim Sum Bar in Quito (pictured...
  • Blog Post: Color Crush: White

    All of the white that is being incorporated into rooms in magazines and blogs is seriously addictive. It’s so fresh and clean and easy. I love the idea of a mostly white scale living room with little pops of color here and there. That is pretty much my dream living room at the moment! This living...

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