• Interior Design Style - Industrial Chic

    The industrial chic style is very popular now as more and more people are converting former warehouses and factories into homes and lofts. Interiors in this style often feature wide, open spaces and leave structural elements and raw materials exposed. Industrial chic celebrates the combination of...
  • Get the Look: A Spring Floral Living Room

    Over-the-top floral living room design by Manuel Canovas "Florals. For spring? Groundbreaking ." - Miranda Priestly, The Devil Wears Prada So, decorating with florals for spring may not be groundbreaking (as Ms. Priestly sarcastically noted). But florals are beautiful, fresh, and a welcome...
  • Tuscan Decor Style: Get the Look

    The rustic beauty of Italian living is fully captured in romantic Tuscan decor. While Italy is vast and varied, Tuscany always seems to tug at the heart strings and is a favorite to visit and emulate. Habitually Chic as well as Better Homes and Gardens had some wonderful pictures that capture the beauty...
  • Bright Lighting For Gray Home Style

    Here are some lighting tips for gray interiors. While Marsala may be the color of the year, gray is still hot and lighting gray rooms can be tricky. Naturally, A Prefect Gray had perfect pictures for us to enjoy. I’m crazy for gray in its many forms and think of it as a neutral albeit tricky...
  • Design Trend: Natural Elements

    Whether or not you're ready for it, pattern and color are celebrating a resurgence in current interior design trends. People are having fun with design and embracing new shapes, looks and eclectic styles. Something I'm majorly crushing on at the moment is the injection of natural materials...
  • Lighting Up The Red Carpet

    Lupita Nyong'o We've taken our favorite best dressed celebrities from last night's Golden Globes and matched them up with a few of our favorite table lamps . Who was your favorite from last night's show?... Lupita Nyong'o flawless once again, next to our Winter White - Satin...
  • Dogs Make the Best Accessories!

    Dogs are wonderful accessories, and bonus they love you too. Happy new year everyone! The holiday season is time for family, togetherness and adorable pictures of dogs lounging on impossibly chic furniture. Check out these maxed out pups chilling in super stylish rooms from Domaine Home... The...
  • Style Illuminated's Best Blog Posts of 2014

    In just a few short hours, 2014 will come to a close. Thanks for following along this year on the Style Illuminated blog! Here's a look at a few of our favorite posts on lighting, home decor, and design trends from the past year: Reinvent Your Decor with Modern Lamps Unexpected Style: Chandeliers...
  • Interior Design Inspiration: Jean-Louis Deniot

    Interior design inspiration, Jean-Louis Deniot. I have found true interior design inspiration... Jean-Louis Deniot is the last word when it comes to artful interior design. The Style Saloniste reviewed his new book and reproduced some wonderful images of his elegant interiors, which are fresh and...
  • Decorating With Poufs

    Decorating with poufs can be both helpful and stylish. Can you spot the pouf in this picture? It's tucked in between the chairs next to the fireplace and it's my new favorite place to sit. You know when you decorate a room and you add the major pieces of furniture like the chairs and...
  • Wool Blanket Style for Warm Winter Decor

    Wool blanket style can easily translate into home decor. It's no secret that the worlds of fashion and interiors often inspire each other, but the crossover between the two is usually in the form of abstract influences such as color palettes and materials. Yet this fall and winter we're seeing...
  • Warm Up Your Home Decor With Metallics

    Metallic decor will warm up your interior design. Every room needs a bit of bling. Rich coppers, bronzes, golds and silvers bring style and sophistication to any home decor. Sprinkle metallic finishes and designer framed mirrors throughout a room to reflect light and add interest. Here are some...
  • The Ralph Lauren Home Style

    A warm office style with the Ralph Lauren look. Autumn and Winter always remind me of the Ralph Lauren look, which I especially love for the home. Classic English decoration, clubby libraries, worn leather and classic oil paintings are the hallmark of this scheme and one that is cozy and welcoming...
  • How to Translate NY Fashion Trends into Your Home

    Today is New York's big fashion event - Fashion's Night Out . Designers are going to come together to show off their collection for fall. Kelly green is a hot color on the runway right now. It is showing up in dresses, shirts, jackets, jeans, and even heels. The color makes a bold statement and...
  • 4 Amazing Mirrored Accent Tables

    This holiday season I'm introducing the farmhouse to the glorious decade of the 1920's. A style represented so well in the Fitzgerald suite at the Plaza recently featured in Rue Magazine. A world of glitter and glamour and glitz and shimmer and sophistication... .....and mirrored accent...
  • Mid-Century Interiors: Design Basics

    Do you feel bombarded with Mid-Century interiors lately? Yes, we all love Mad Men, but Mid-Century design doesn’t need to be all glitz and no guts. The core to this design aesthetic is not about Martinis and loose morals, rather a pared-down approach to furniture and embracing new materials in...
  • Top Five Decor Updates for Summer

    My top five decor updates for summer are inspired by the interchange between indoors and out. Yes, it might be a tad too chilly to lay in the sun, and yes, it’s not quite Memorial Day, but it’s never too soon to dream of lazy days and a sun-kissed glow on your cheeks. That said, nothing says...
  • Tiny Lamps in House Beautiful

    We were absolutely delighted last week when we saw our Pewter Candle Light Pedestal Lamp featured in the tiny lamps roundup in House Beautiful ! They are perfect for illuminating snug spaces and are flat-out adorable. Now these teensy weensy lights are making headway in the most unsuspecting places,...
  • Roundup of Our Favorite Online Decor Magazines

    In the last few years, print magazines have faced fierce competition from online magazines and blogs. We even saw a few shelter magazines, such as Domino , go under. Now, the editorial industry is balancing delivering content quickly and retaining a strong editorial voice with quality stories. Online...
  • Botanical Print Inspirations and Matching Home Decor

    Botanical prints, along with vintage botanical prints and educational charts are very popular right now. I love seeing all the creative ways people use them as decorations in their home. They are fun, a little quirky, and a new way to express nature. I especially love the idea of using botanical prints...
  • Blue Hues Will Take Your Home from Fall to Winter

    Blue will take your home from Fall to Winter. Oh how I love the BLUE hue! It is such a transitional color that can fit into nearly all home designs for every season. Let's use some inspiring images from House & Garden to dissect how to take blues from the carefree days of Fall into moody,...
  • Lighting Ideas For a Spanish Style Home

    Modern Spanish Revival traces its influences to the California mission churches that were built in the 18th century by early Spanish settlers and missionaries. The architecture is recognizable by its signature elements which include smooth stucco exteriors, tile roofs, arched doorways and casement windows...
  • Transform Your Home with Decorative Wall Mirrors

    While you may think that mirrors only serve a utilitarian use in your interiors, decorative wall mirrors can set the tone and reflect your personal style. Do you like the sophistication of the Hollywood Regency style with mirrored decorative accents? Maybe country-inspired natural wood and Craftsman...
  • Decorating With Metallic Finishes

    Decorating with metallics can add the wow factor for your home. In life I'm easily distracted. My thoughts wander and jump from random idea to random idea while bright, shiny objects catch my eye every time. I love these hammered silver kitchen cabinets found on Apartment Therapy. And so it...
  • Inviting Black and White Design

    Black and white design for the home. There is always something chic, hip, somewhat exotic and edgy while always stylish, about black and white. For those who think it might be a little to modern and minimal for you, I am here to say NO! Explore the photos below from Fancy to see how to make warm,...
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