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Interior design tips and lighting ideas for today's home! Providing professional interior design advice, home decor ideas and inspiration.

  • Dazzle with Crystal Chandeliers

    Crystal Chandeliers in Unexpected Places

    Clearly, you can put a crystal chandelier just about anywhere these days!  They are all at once timeless, modern, feminine, romantic and stunning.  Adding a sparkling crystal chandelier to your home, no matter which room, can really bring a wow factor to your space.  Below we will first find out what style crystal chandelier works best in your home, and then find the perfect spot to hang it!

    Modern Crystal Chandelier Design Decor

    If you have a modern home with clean lines, a contemporary chandelier will work best to compliment the look of your space.  Contemporary chandeliers have simplistic lines and crystal shapes that set them apart from traditional chandeliers, yet they still pack a major "wow factor" punch.  Modern crystal chandeliers are generally best suited for use as interesting dining room lighting or above the kitchen island, as their streamlined shape compliments the rectangular shapes that are common in these spaces.

    Traditional Crystal Chandelier Design Decor

    Traditional chandeliers have always been, and will always be, a beautiful staple of home decor.  Traditional crystal chandeliers are delicate and ornate at the same time, and will work in homes with varying decor styles.  From vintage to rustic to eclectic decor, it is quite easy to mix in a traditional chandelier.  In a large scale these chandeliers look stunning in grand spaces such as double height entry ways or living rooms.  The smaller, more delicate chandeliers are perfect accents for a reading nook, hallway or bathroom.

    Buy Crystal Chandelier Modern Traditional

    Whichever look you are going for, you can find the perfect chandelier for you!

    Image credits: Via Allison Rosenberg on Pinterest

  • The Modern Man Cave

     The Modern Man Cave

    The modern man cave is not about upgrading to a larger TV or painting over the paneling, rather, it’s about creating a space that your man loves and that doesn’t horrify you or the rest of your family. True, most man caves are subterranean and sport beer collectibles, but it doesn’t need to stay that way forever.

    Masculine Decor for the Modern Man Cave

    If done well your upstairs family room or even living room can become a chic man cave. Masculine decor can look simply modern, even if there are discernible feminine touches such as a classic chandelier like the specimen found over the black pool table! 

    Simple white sheers on the window and contemporary wall decor can always be used to counter the masculine lines of the TV and media stand. Harmony, isn’t it grand?   

    A great place to start if you are thinking about redecorating the ole man cave is mid-century design. It’s manly but also trendy which appeals to almost everybody. So, the next time your man brings up the topic of his Neanderthal needs, your response should not be no, but when do we start?

    Mid-Century Decor

    Shopping List:

    1. Draper 3-Light Mid-century Modern Floor Lamp

    2.  Luminous Collection Crystal Chandelier (currently unavailable)

    3. Miranda Grey Modern TV Stand

    4. Kenneth Black Leather Club Chair

    5. Arizona Camel-Beige Area Rug

    Image credits: Habitually Chic, Lonny.

March, 2013