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  • Blog Post: Bread, Espresso &...Design

    When the idea struck to cover my favorite cafe designs across the globe, Tokyo's uber-chic bread and coffee hot spot Bread, Espresso & was a shoe-in to lead the story. This design savvy cafe typifies today's resurgence in artisanal bread and coffee and the increasing focus on design that...
  • 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: 5 Favorite Drum Shades

    With a variety of lighting options to choose from, it can be hard to decide on one style. From crystal chandeliers, to rod iron, brass and chrome, drum shades, pendants, sconces, table lamps, and floor lamps, there are literally thousands of fixtures to aid you in brightening up your home. Drum shades...
  • Blog Post: Fancy Halloween Entertaining Style

    It's finally October! Fall is one of my favorite times of the year. I love sweaters, leggings, but most of all Halloween. When it comes to October entertaining, especially for you design lovers out there, keep in mind you don't have to get too thematic to throw a great Halloween party! Is...
  • Blog Post: Upgrade Modern Design With Chrystal Chandeliers

    It's pretty well known that modern design makes us swoon over here. This kitchen design above is one example, with its clean lines and handsome materials. What you may not know is that beautiful modern design can get even better with the addition of crystal chandelier, or two. Rainfall Glass...
  • 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: Ultra Modern Home Design

    Image from House to Home One of my favorite home design trends is ultra modern. At least, that’s what I call it. I love the clean lines and fresh designs that often accompany the modern trend. And more often than not, white is the dominant color. Which I love! It makes the room feel clean and...
  • Blog Post: Modern Dining Rooms With Arc Lamps

    Arc lamps look great in modern living rooms, there's no question about that. However, the dining room is an unexpected room where designer floor lamps , specifically arc lamps look great! This cool loft home above features an arc lamp which functions as great lighting of course, but also contributes...
  • 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: Add Style to Your Home Office for 2015

    Image from Ultralinx Start your year right, with productive and stylish office products. Most of your focus is probably on the holidays, which are just around the corner! But we suggest, if you can, looking just a bit further to the new year and start thinking about your home office... There...
  • Blog Post: Best of Brand Design

    Can you guess the brands above? In great brand design, form is always led by function, and in that regard, what's most impressive about these iconic logos is not that they are recognizable (and beautiful) but clearly tell you exactly what they're about. They are a call to action, telling you...
  • Blog Post: Modern Floor Lamps For Style + Space Saving

    When planning your lighting design in any space, a floor lamp is always a perfect choice. And when selected correctly floor lamps add character, ample light, plus take up very little space. 1. Robert Abbey Logan Aged Brass 68 1/2-Inch-H Floor Lamp 2. Kinetic Antique Brass Robert Abbey Floor Lamp...
  • Blog Post: NYCxDesign: Design Event Review

    Detail of Stephanie Goto's Language Rug via Dwell Magazine NYCxDesign, New York City's citywide design week , just wrapped up and it reinforced one well-established truism: this is a city that lives for cutting edge design. Image from ICFF exhibitor Moving Mountains Centered around...
  • Blog Post: Modern Decor to Match Our Fall Playlist

    Well, summer is packing its bags and heading south for the winter. And with that, it's time for another Euro Style playlist to get you ready for the cool days of fall, along with modern decor to match. For this edition, we're highlighting performers from FYF, an end-of-summer music festival in...
  • Blog Post: Dark Nights Require Dark Sky Lights

    The bright spots on the map say it all. There's not a whole lot of dark sky, but an abundance of dark sky lights. Light "pollution" is everywhere. Urban planners and environmentalists alike claim that light pollution interferes with our natural bio rhythms and disconnects us from the...
  • Blog Post: Spruce Up Your Kitchen For 2015

    Image from Round House Design There's a few easy ways to spruce up your kitchen, like lighting for one. Possibly the room that needs the most cleaning after the holidays is the kitchen. Here's a few fun ways to make it feel just as new as you do for 2015... Lighting Add a fun hanging...
  • Blog Post: Modern Brass Floor Lamp Obsession

    Image from Indoors Outdoors Should you ever drop in on Pinterest or any hard copy modern design magazine, one thing you might see a lot of are brass floor lamps. We fully support this trend. Obviously, floor lamps add function to any space, but the brass detail instantly adds a sophisticated, handsome...
  • Blog Post: Stylish Storage Ideas for 2015

    Image from Weekday Carnival Start 2015 right with stylish storage for your home. Now that you're cleaning up from Christmas entertaining, you're probably getting ready for the new year and that means organizing! We have some stylish storage ideas that don't include Tupperware. While...
  • 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...

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