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  • Blog Post: Modern Office Blueprint

    You've probably heard it a million times, but the way you design your office space really does have an impact on how you work. You decide whether it's a positive or negative impact by how functional and how much the style agrees with your personality. We decided to help you out and feature...
  • Blog Post: Winter Style With Branch Decor

    Image from KK Living Branch decor is perfect for Winter style in the home. If you're like me, you have a black thumb not green. But that's ok, especially during Winter time. Your home can look just as stylish with branches instead of plants! Another great idea is succulents. They pair...
  • 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: Modern Pastel Decor Ideas

    Image from Coco Lapine Design It all started with images of modern pastel decor - a kitchen to be exact - on Coco Lapine Design. Something about the muted nature of the colors and the way they soften the hard lines of contemporary design just drew us in. Image from 70 Ideas In truth, I have...
  • Blog Post: On Exhibit: LED Picture Lights

    Images from Architectural Lighting Lighting designer Clint Paugh speaks with guests at the Nelson-Atkins Museum. As LED lights continue to capture both imaginations and consumer dollars, new questions keep arising. Do they have a warm color similar to incandescent bulbs? Can they be dimmed? Are...
  • Blog Post: The Science Behind Interior Design and Architecture

    Image from Architectural Digest The Salk Institute in La Jolla, CA is an icon of 20th century architecture. Why do we feel the way we do in the spaces we're in? How does interior design and architecture affect our mood? A recent conference in La Jolla, California, brought together leading...
  • Blog Post: Modern Art + Lighting Create Light and Shadows

    Modern art and of course modern lighting has really been inspiring us lately. With the long holiday weekend coming up you might actually have some time to create some artwork of your own! Black Friday, Cyber Monday and all these great shopping days are upon us, but for those of you who would rather create...
  • Blog Post: This Weekend: London Design Festival

    Got the weekend free and frequent flyer miles burning a hole in your pocket? Head over to the London Design Festival for a look at the vanguard of high-concept design. A series of more than 300 installations, discussions and exhibitions taking place across the city, the event is sure to delight, challenge...
  • Blog Post: Falling for Fall Home Colors

    Image from Hyper Allergic Ok, so I'm admittedly not a creature of home color habit. With the autumn equinox a little over a week away (September 21 to be exact), I decided to search for something other than orange, brown and maroon to incorporate in the house. I looked everywhere. Home blogs...
  • Blog Post: Modern Wood Paneling: Adding Texture To Any Space

    Modern wood paneling has no doubt progressed since the 70's, proving it's a trend that will be around for a while! We love the use of wood paneling on walls, ceilings, floors, and all-over because it has the ability to soften up a space. The white wood planks on the walls of this kitchen (above...
  • Blog Post: Get the Look: Stylish Outdoor Lighting

    With the arrival of Summer everyone is enjoying more days and nights outdoors. As the weather grows warmer, we’ll be spending the majority of our nights outdoors for casual dinners at home, cocktails parties on the deck or summertime soirees surrounded by friends and family. When designing outdoor...
  • 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: Report from KBIS: What's New in Bathroom Lighting

    Image from Adorable Home America's largest trade show for the kitchen and bath industry, KBIS in Las Vegas, recently wrapped, and with that we'd like to give you an insider look at what's new in bathroom lighting: Eclecticism is back and nothing says fun and fabulous quite like a traditional...
  • Blog Post: Design Trick: Backlit Mirrors

    Image from In In Design Live Backlit mirrors are seemingly in every new restaurant and hotel. If you've been in new hotel or restaurant recently, you've probably seen a new trend in contemporary wall mirrors , in which the mirror is ringed in light and seemingly floating slightly in front...
  • Blog Post: Stylish Pendant Lights for the Kitchen

    I am a huge advocate for beautifully designed kitchens with stylish pendant lights. The kitchen is in fact the heart of the home so it should be treated with care and love. Cheesy, I know. But when you have a well designed kitchen, it can benefit you tremendously. Now, most of us don’t have...

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