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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: Falling for Fall Home Colors

    Image from Hyper Allergic Ok, so I'm admittedly not a creature of home color habit. With the autumn equinox a little over a week away (September 21 to be exact), I decided to search for something other than orange, brown and maroon to incorporate in the house. I looked everywhere. Home blogs...
  • Blog Post: Modern Wood Paneling: Adding Texture To Any Space

    Modern wood paneling has no doubt progressed since the 70's, proving it's a trend that will be around for a while! We love the use of wood paneling on walls, ceilings, floors, and all-over because it has the ability to soften up a space. The white wood planks on the walls of this kitchen (above...
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: From Outfit to Interior: Hot Design Trends

    Please join us in welcoming Kelly Beall from Design Crush one of our new contributors. We're so excited to have her! Take it away Kelly… Welcome to the latest series, Outfit to Interior ! In each post we'll be exploring the intersection of fashion and design, and boy-oh-boy it's...
  • Blog Post: Design Trend: Modern Rustic Style

    Ever since my Las Vegas Market recap on design trends, we've had a few requests to elaborate on the modern rustic style. Since we love it, it is no problem at all for us to do so! The goal when designing a rustic style room or home is to maintain comfort, warm colors, and lots of woods. Clean...
  • 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...

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