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  • Blog Post: Get the Look: Dining Room Lighting

    Image from Elle Decor The web is such a great place to seek inspiration for dining room lighting. If you're in need of some creative direction, there are endless resources to turn to online that just might spark your design direction. When I start on a room I go hunting for inspiration on-line...
  • Blog Post: Statement Chandeliers For a Modern Dining Room

    Image from Yatzer Dining rooms are the perfect opportunity to really make a statement with your lighting choices. Whether you choose a pendant or chandelier, one or two fixtures and go for either a contemporary or traditional piece, you're bound to impress guests with a show stopping fixture....
  • 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: 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: Upscale Style in Island Pendant Lighting

    Image from Nature's First Green is Gold The most fun area of a home to style with lighting is the kitchen, more specifically the island or dining area. Island pendant lighting style can come in all shapes and forms, depending on the personality of your home. The kitchen above has a very modern...
  • 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: Home Styling With a Color Crush: Turquoise

    Image from Rue Magazine When styling the perfect home, few colors are as relaxing or peaceful as turquoise. It's that perfect shade of ocean-y blue that has the power to transport you to a beach in the middle of the work week, when all of your vacation days are already earmarked for the upcoming...
  • 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: 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: Cool Style With Fun Lamp Shades

    Image from Justina Blakeney Lamp shades are so great because it's such an effortless, economical update for a room. Whether you add a new shade to an old lamp, or have several shades for your favorite lamp that you switch up when you get board, changing something as simple as a lampshade can have...
  • Blog Post: Perfect Dining Room Pendant Lights

    Image from Light Locations Lighting truly is the jewelry for your home. Without proper lighting, you can't see the design you poured your heart and soul into, so for example it is important you choose the perfect dining room pendant lighting. But every room is equally important. I always suggest...
  • Blog Post: Stylish Décor Details: Drum Lamp Shades

    Images from Fancy Cribs Stylish decor is all in the details... For the home, this might mean little things like home accessories, decorative pillows or drum lamp shades. Getting creative with drum lamp shades for modern interiors is a quick and easy way to add personality to your space without spending...
  • Blog Post: Industrial Style Lighting For the Modern Bedroom

    Image from Elle Decoration One trend that I seem to be noticing lately, and completely loving, is industrial style lighting in every room, like industrial desk lamps used in a modern bedroom instead of the traditional table lamp by the bed. The idea of taking something traditionally meant for the...
  • Blog Post: OLED: Developments in Lighting Technology

    Smart fabric? Sounds like the stuff of science fiction, but it may become reality if scientists at UCLA have any say. Through recent developments in lighting technology , a team of researchers have been able to create an OLED (organic light-emitting device) capable of being stretched, folded and even...
  • 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: 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: Modern Luxury Hotel Design: Square Nine

    What is the purpose of vacation? To disconnect. Relax. Recharge. Be inspired. Assuming so, it would then follow that those goals should serve as guiding principles in any modern luxury hotel design. Set amid the streets of historic Belgrade, Square 9 hits the mark. Public spaces such as the...
  • Blog Post: Organic Home Decorating Ideas With Bamboo

    Bamboos are some of the fastest-growing plants in the world, not to mention beautiful. This makes them a sustainable decor option, as well as an effective use for stylish and modern home decorating ideas. In addition to being used to construct all kinds of modern design objects, from flooring and...
  • Blog Post: Trendy Home Styles With Contemporary Table Lamps

    Art, furniture, area rugs, wall paint, wood floors........ All of these elements play a role into how awesome any modern home can look. But sometimes it's the subtle detail, like a contemporary table lamp that makes all the difference in trendy home styles! This space above, designed by Emily...
  • Blog Post: Loft Life: Artist's Live Work Studio

    Artists' live work studios just look...well...more creative. Maybe it's the attention to aesthetics or the unconventional approach to space, but these homes usually compel a sense of awe and a-ha for those who enter. Artist Vik Muniz's home in Brooklyn is a textbook example. The loft ...
  • Blog Post: Wall Lamps For Trendy Bedroom Design

    The traditional table lamp on the night stand will always look nice, but if you enjoy taking part in design trends then you'll want to add some wall lights around your bed. This bedroom style above from The Brick House is a perfect example. Plug in wall lights with designer style create a modern...
  • 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. (Please visit the site to view this video) The video above (also pictured above...
  • 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: Designing The Modern Kids Reading Nook

    Do you love reading? I do, and I love it even more when I’m able to find the perfect reading nook to spend my time. I’m pretty certain kids feel the same way. With the start of school there is a lot of reading happening in our house these days. When it comes to reading, I never want it to...
  • Blog Post: This/That: Traditional Home Style vs. Modern Home Style

    I think I'm having a design identity crisis. For as long as I can remember, I've been drawn to gorgeous, clean-lined modernism. If you're here, I'm sure most of you love modern home style. I prefer monochromatic palettes, beautiful wood finishes, and a few well chosen accents. I've...

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