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  • 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...
  • 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: 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: Interior Design Style With Bling: Brass Decor

    In my interior styling courses, I always suggest that a styled space is not complete without two key things: botanicals and bling. A little greenery and a little bit of sparkle are the finishing touches that make a space truly lively. Today, I'm sharing my favorite type of bling: brass. Brass...
  • 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: Industrial Kitchen Design

    Industrial elements are currently a huge trend in interior design. It’s definitely the style my clients are wanting at the moment. This style can be incorporated into just about any design style from contemporary to traditional. Let’s focus on industrial kitchen design. When designing...
  • Blog Post: Public Art: Translating Emoji into a Giant Light Show

    Like all of us, I'm sure you remember the amazing architecture from the Olympics in Beijing, China. Ever wonder about it still? Well, we've learned that designers have transformed the Water Cube into public art. We couldn't help but share this... The exterior of the building shifts between...
  • 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: From Outfit to Interior: Patterned + Pretty

    If there's ever a time to go hog wild with pattern it's summertime! When the weather is warm it just feels like you can get away with more, doesn't it? I think so, and so does Ms. Patterned & Pretty. She likes to use repeats to freshen up her home and knows it doesn't have to be in...
  • 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: Layering Patterns With Modern Lighting to Create a Lively Home

    There is something to be said about the combination of stylish wallpaper and modern lighting. This pairing is often the very thing to take a space from ordinary to extraordinary. It’s easy to see how mixing really great lighting and a pretty pattern is appealing and welcoming to all members of...
  • Blog Post: Get the Look: Living Room Ceiling Lighting

    Clients always ask whether or not they should invest in ceiling lighting for their living room – I personally think it’s a must. It’s just as important as dining room lighting. A statement chandelier or pendant that centers the room will make the room and you can plan furniture around...

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