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  • 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...
  • 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...

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