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  • Blog Post: Our Favorite Communal Work Spaces

    If you're like us, you're always dreaming about the ideal work environment. We often peruse Pinterest looking for our favorite communal work spaces and I think we found them! The common elements in all of them are wide open space, unique lighting and lots of natural light. All-white...
  • Blog Post: Blue LED Light Inventors Win Nobel Prize

    Waterproof Color LED Tape Light Kit The inventors of the blue LED were recently awarded a 2014 Nobel Peace Prize in Physics. They are Dr. Shuji Nakamura, Isamu Akasaki and Hiroshi Amano. Here's why this invention matters: With light, red, green and blue combines to create white. While red...
  • Blog Post: Modern Art Installation: Umbrellas In The Sky

    So, we featured an image of this awesome art installation as one of our Facebook posts last week and we just couldn't let it go so we decided to blog about it too! A colorful and whimsical umbrella art installation floats above this promenade in Águeda, Portugal. It casts a shadow of geometric...
  • Blog Post: Modern Lighting Trends With Design For Mankind

    We have invited Erin Loechner, from the super cool art/design blog Design for Mankind , to help us with modern lighting trends while staying on budget. Take it away Erin... Lighting can transform any space, but can all too often break the bank just as quickly. Lucky for you, I've rounded up 10...
  • 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: Have a Merry Christmas!

    Image from Boxwood Clippings Merry Christmas everyone! We hope you're gathered around the tree with loved ones, opening beautifully wrapped gifts (which we can only hope is awesome modern lighting )! -Euro Style Lighting team
  • Blog Post: Crystal Chandeliers in a Modern Space

    Are you a modern home style fan, but still want to be glam? Don't worry, you can have your cake and eat it too! There's one thing that always looks great, no matter your home style, and that's contrast. The contrast of a clean, modern space with a sparkly crystal chandelier , is quite...
  • Blog Post: Coastal Cool: Create Your Modern Beach Home

    If you have ever longed for the coastal aesthetic in your home because of its casual sensibility and natural energy, but you were afraid that your modern heart may get hurt, you should know that you can have both and create a modern beach home. No matter what decor style you may want or even a combination...
  • Blog Post: Lighting for a More Livable City

    Exactly what makes a city "livable" and what can you do to help your own? Annual surveys, such as those conducted by The Economist , Mercer and Monocle , look at a range of criteria from infrastructure to environment, culture to climate, to determine the most liveable cities in the world...
  • Blog Post: Tips For a Feng Shui Bedroom

    Image from Apartment Therapy Whether you're on vacation or a busy work schedule, the bedroom should be somewhere calming and rejuvenating. Adopting some Feng Sui elements to your design will help create a perfect environment to help you relax at the end of the day and get ready for the start of...
  • Blog Post: Modern Landscape Lighting

    Image from Narofsky Architecture Day or night, your modern outdoor space should be the welcoming element for your home design. However, it's a little harder to see at night and that's where great landscape lighting comes in handy. This top image has beautiful flowers, healthy grass and...
  • Blog Post: Upper East Side Townhouse With Stunning Lighting

    The highlight in this gorgeous NYC townhouse is the stunning lighting. Although this NYC townhouse is all-around amazing, I found the kitchen and bath designs to be my favorite. It's also a great example on how to use black and white design in a very upscale way. In each and every room of the...
  • Blog Post: What's With All These Hanging Light Bulbs?

    Image from Fast Co. Design You've undoubtedly been seeing hanging light bulbs everywhere lately. You've seen them as art (as in the Madison Park installation pictured above). They were at the Oscars... Image from LATF USA At your local artisan coffee roaster... Image from...
  • 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...
  • Blog Post: The Future of Lighting from Design Miami Basel

    Image from Dominic Harris via Artsy The future of lighting design is on show June 17-22, 2014, at the Design Miami fair in Basel. Walking through the exhibition, one can't help but notice how LED technology has revolutionized the industry with modern LED wall lights and so much more. Pictured...
  • Blog Post: Ombre At Home

    It's part of our job to keep an eye on design trends, and we can't help but notice that the ombre trend isn't going anywhere. It continues to be a fun element in today's modern home design. This chic living room above features a beautiful shade of yellow in ombre fashion framing the...
  • Blog Post: Modern Table Lamp Style: Robert Abbey Delta

    Sometimes it's hard to find a modern table lamp style that is both modern and versatile. Well, Robert Abbey's Delta table lamp will look great in an entryway, bedroom, dining room or living space. And with all the colors, it's perfect for a family home or a bachelor pad! The glazed...
  • Blog Post: Get the Look: Modern Kitchen Pendant Lighting

    Designing your kitchen, like any room of the home, is fun because you're creating your own personal environment. However, the most fun element of the kitchen design is the lighting because it's like the jewelery to a great outfit. It's the beautiful accessory to this functional space. To...
  • Blog Post: Iconic Design: Helvetica

    When we speak of design, we often refer to architecture, furniture and graphics, but rarely do we talk about letters. "Typeface" is a typography term that refers to the visual characteristics of a set of letters and numbers, and no typeface is more universally used, imitated, loved and loathed...
  • Blog Post: Wishing For Stylish Seating

    Image from AD The classic style of the "wishbone" chair, originally designed by Hans Wagner in 1950, has proven to be a staple in many homes, especially the dining room. As modern seating is such an important element of any well designed room, it's important you know your options, even...
  • 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: Small Space Dining + Kitchen Lighting Ideas

    Image from Svermeri Combine your kitchen and dining with great lighting. With so many of us seemingly moving toward smaller space living, we find ourselves trying to make full use of each space... Efficiency matters when you have a certain amount of design elements you want to fit in a limited...
  • 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...

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