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  • Blog Post: High/Low: Bedside Lighting

    My husband and I recently moved to New York City, and we're waiting for our apartment to be ready for move in later in July. The suspense is killing me -- not only because I'm ready to be settled, but the best part is yet to come: the decorating! In the master bedroom, we're lucky enough...
  • Blog Post: Get the Look: Bedside Table Lamps

    It's easy to brighten up your bedroom with a fresh new bedside table lamp. Whether you want modern bedside table lamps or traditional table lamps, the following suggestions will help you find a light to fit your style and add the right amount of light to your space. Remember, the lamp should be...
  • Blog Post: Restaurant Design: Workshop Kitchen and Bar

    Hope you all had a wonderful weekend! I'm sure there was lots of brunching going on and some amazing restaurant designs discovered. Did anyone make it to Palm Springs or happen to try out the new Workshop Kitchen + Bar ? Soma Architects was called upon to transform the historic El Paseo Building...
  • Blog Post: Get the Look: Bathroom Sconces

    One of the trickiest tasks in any design project is sourcing good lighting – especially bathroom sconces. I’ve always been amazed at how few good choices exist. I’m constantly looking for options in all styles – modern, retro, traditional – but quite honestly there are never...
  • Blog Post: Tomorrow's LED: A Lighting Revolution

    "Think Different." Hasn't that become the de facto war cry of the digital age, ushered in ever so presciently in the early 90s by Apple Computer? Well, thinking differently isn't just for the the geek chic computer set anymore. A recent article in the New York Times suggests that...
  • Blog Post: The Bistrot: Restaurant Design Lights Up Bali

    The Bistrot, a vintage Parisian restaurant design with industrial glam influences, is all the buzz right now in Bali! The imaginations of design team Zohra Boukhari and her husband Blaise Samoy created something that is powerfully stunning, simply elegant and a perfect mix of industrial and glamorous...
  • Blog Post: Get the Look: Kitchen Nook Lighting

    It doesn’t take much to make a kitchen nook feel warm and inviting, but the lighting might be the most important element. These adorable kitchen niches are usually small in scale, only being about to fit a small table. Yet, they maximize space by turning an awkward alcove into something useful...
  • Blog Post: Create a Designer Look For Your Modern Home

    As lovers of interior design, we believe in one thing... We are all entitled to a designer look no matter what our budget is. If you include designer pieces, even just one, it will automatically upgrade your space. This modern dining room (above) is well curated and every detail is accounted for,...
  • Blog Post: Modern Italian Design Meets LED: AlessiLux

    It feels like we've been secret admirers of Alessi forever. This maker of high-quality, museum-quality home decor continually re-defines the vanguard of modern Italian design. So when word came in that we would be carrying a selection of LED lighting designs from Alessi, you can imagine we were beside...
  • 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: Frank Gehry: Bringing the Art To Architecture

    Frank Gehry is onto something again as he tries to bring a major museum into the City of Santa Monica. His proposed project is a mixed use structure with a 125-room hotel, condos, a museum, shopping, restaurants and of course parking. Santa Monica could use a little bit of excitement and who better to...
  • Blog Post: From Outfit to Interior: Light + Airy

    Cheeky and fun, that's what Ms. Light & Airy is all about! The rising temperatures have her ecstatic to freshen up her space and her wardrobe, like with this Floral Sheath Dress from A-Thread. A few of these Cosmo Mirrored Candle Wall Sconces placed strategically along her hallway or in the...
  • Blog Post: Tips for Creating Your Modern Outdoor Space

    It's that time of year again! Get ready to spend more time in your modern outdoor space, both day and night. There's just a few things you need to consider as you prepare your outdoor space. FUNCTION The first thing you should do before selecting outdoor lighting , purchasing outdoor furniture...
  • Blog Post: Mid-Century Modern Homes

    Design makes everything better. At least that's the thinking that informs why so much of the modern world appears to be "designed." In architecture and home decorating, mid-century modern homes offered an egalitarian opportunity to apply design thinking to the masses. In the 1940s-50s...
  • 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: Cool + Collected 1.21

    Cool + Collected is our regular Friday post covering modern lifestyle topics from around the globe. You'll find everything from design icon biographies to modern art, photography and architectural surprises. And of course modern design! +One thing we love is beautiful photography and nobody knows...
  • 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: Romantic Restaurant Design: A Brief History of Canalis

    I n the history of romantic restaurants, perhaps no place stands out in the minds of Modern lovers more than Seattle's Canlis. In 1950, Peter Canlis hired architect Roland Terry to realize his vision of building "the world’s most beautiful restaurant." These historic photos tell the...
  • Blog Post: Modern Chandeliers: From Fashion Decor to Home Decor

    I always love seeing how current trends and tastes permeate all levels of living -- from the clothes we wear, to the linens we accessorize with. And yes, even lighting ! As I was perusing ESL's fantastic stock of stylish chandeliers , I couldn't help but be reminded of current jewelry trends...
  • 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: Modern Table Lamps That Make a Statement

    There are certain details of a room that can either be overlooked or can make a big statement. One of those details is a modern table lamp. I’m a huge advocate of stylish modern lighting. The right lighting can change the look of a room in the best way. One great thing about a great table lamp...
  • 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: Cerno: Modern Lighting Innovation

    We're excited to introduce Cerno as a new product line in the Euro Style Lighting family. Founded by Nick Sheridan, Bret Englander and Dan Wacholder Cerno is an industrial design and manufacturing company innovating modern LED lighting fixtures and furniture in Southern California. (Please visit...
  • 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...
  • Blog Post: Winter Solstice: Modern Lighting Trends

    With winter solstice right around the corner (it falls on December 21st this year), we have short and dark days ahead. Not only is lighting essential but also makes a big impact on a home's overall look and feel. For those of you that want to continue to have light-filled rooms but are wondering...

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