• Farmhouse Kitchen Design Ideas

    I'm not sure what the weather is like where you are, but here in the country..... ....it's snowing. I'm looking out my window to snowdrifts, thousands of tiny snowflakes drifting to the ground and a brilliantly white winter wonderland. It's enough to make a person want to grab...
  • Sexy Kitchens: Lighting and Design

    The quickest way to my heart is through my stomach... So to celebrate a day meant to tug on our heartstrings(Yep, Valentine's Day is tomorrow), I figured I have a great excuse to swoon over some of the sexiest kitchens I could find. These stunners from Lonny Mag will get your heart pumping in all...
  • Blue Kitchens to Beat the Winter Blues

    The winter blues can really effect your livelihood and wellbeing, so I am using this forum to bring you wintery blue kitchens in order to cure all your winter blues! As the snow blows in, let these gorgeous kitchen images from Architectural Digest warm your mind, heart and body. This first kitchen...
  • Modern Christmas Decor Ideas

    Modern Christmas trees for the minimal home. How do you define your home at Christmas? Modern? Deconstructed? Abundant? Old School red and green? Let’s backtrack and revisit what it means to pare-back decorations and reduce the overuse of holiday clutter. If keeping it simple is something...
  • The Christmas Cottage

    The Christmas cottage should be filled with warmth, character, comfort and ease. In other words there should be no fear of glass rings on tables, fallen pine needles and a bit of dog hair! Atlanta Homes had some charming pictures of traditional homes and their images of this Christmas cottage were...
  • Finding the Perfect Kitchen Pendant Light

    Finding the right kitchen lighting can do more than add style to your kitchen. Kitchen lighting is an essential component to any successful kitchen design. This type of task lighting is necessary because you don't want to accidentally chop off your fingers of course. But stylized kitchen lighting...
  • Clear Glass Pendant Light by Possini

    Clear glass mini pendants are a great option in the bathroom. Looking for a bright, clean look with just the right amount of elegance? The Possini clear glass pendant light is a stunning choice for any room. Compared to other clear glass mini pendants, this fixture is in a class by itself and works...
  • Trend Watch: Woven Pendant Lamps for Every Room

    Woven pendant lamps are great for every room of the house. Once exclusively the domain of coastal interiors, woven pendant lights are making an appearance in spaces of all styles. And for good reason! Woven pendants bring warmth to interiors ranging from traditional to modern and beyond. They're...
  • 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...
  • Get Dramatic With Black Lighting Fixtures

    October always brings out the devilish side in all of us with the anticipation of Halloween. While many are thinking about moody decorations for the holiday, why not look at the positive side of dark wall lighting, for example? Black pendant lighting in a white room or black lighting above your dining...
  • Stylish Billiard Room Lighting Design

    Every room should have stylish lighting design, even the playroom. As temperatures begin to dip and Summer winds down, it's time to take the fun indoors. Whether or not you have space for a billiard room, why not take some time today to pretend you have a sprawling home with more than enough space...
  • 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,...
  • Contemporary Mexican Style Home Ideas

    Chic contemporary Mexican style terrace. Contemporary Mexican style embodies the earthy qualities found in the organic, Mexican landscape coupled with the current vernacular of modern interiors. Coco Cozy featured a modern Mexican home that I immediately fell for...hard. I love the rough hewn textures...
  • Layering Tips for Comfortable Rooms

    You’ve got the basics in place... Comfy sofa, big screen TV, table to rest your cocktail and hold the remote, but somehow the space feels cold and incomplete. Learn the art of layering - mixing your own unique combination of objects - and you will instantly add seemingly effortless style to...
  • LED Lighting – Debunking the Myths

    Curious about LED lighting, but hesitating to buy because you're unsure about the technology? We’re investigating and helping to clarify the top 5 LED lighting myths. Light-emitting diode (LED) lighting has evolved quickly over the past decade or two, and is a smart contender in today’s...
  • Blue & White New England Nautical Decor

    Last week I took a last minute jaunt up to Maine with a friend to go to to the Kennebunkport Food Wine Art Festival. There was nautical decor, sailing, music, artwork, and lots of eating and drinking. I also had the opportunity to tour many of the inns in the area, check out the decor of the rooms, common...
  • Add Design Texture with Reclaimed Wood Walls

    When I think of reclaimed wood I think Green and I think DIY. Repurposing used materials is a fantastic way to keep our planet healthy. Also, utilizing reclaimed wood to add texture to your walls in a great DIY project for the hands-on readers out there. Reclaimed wood can take on a range of styles...
  • Industrial Pendant Lighting in the Kitchen

    Industrial pendant lights, which come in a variety of styles, from bold dome pendants in matte black or the shiniest chrome, to caged examples with a more plucked from the factory feel, are actually quite versatile. They can look just right in a cottage-y kitchen, add an element of funk to a classic...
  • Get the Look With Monaco Blue Home Accents

    When decorating, you never go wrong by choosing a classic color, like Monaco blue for your home accents. A timeless option. Whether your inspiration is the blue doors of Greece, or the classic prep look of Nantucket — Monaco blue is a no fail. Artcraft On the Spot Chrome Pendant Light , Zuo...
  • Modern Lighting for Modern Nursery Decor

    Every spring seems to bring a wave of new babies —and with it the fun involved in decorating the nursery, most importantly the lighting of course. In contrast to recent years, many parents are choosing not to learn the gender of their child before it's born, making neutral decor the best...
  • Design Inspiration - A Bangladesh Wedding

    This month I had the extreme pleasure to be a guest at a friend's wedding in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The whole experience was so inspirational and beautiful I had to share it with all of you in the hopes that you could find some design inspiration in my photos. The three-day event was colorful, meaningful...
  • Modern Industrial Home Style With Wire Decor

    Don’t tell Joan Crawford, but wire decor is “in,” chic and can be manipulated into a variety of home decor must-haves. The New Victorian Ruralist has always been genius when it comes to posting images that capture the most modern way to live with antiques and what can, at face value...
  • What Pendant Lamp Style Are You?

    Pendant lighting is a great way to add personality to your space. With so many amazing options, you can really capture the personality you are going for in your space. Not sure what pendant lamp style you are? Here are five different beautiful pendant lighting styles to get help you figure it out...
  • Painting Outside the Box - 5 Ways to Update Your Home with Color

    I know from personal experience that painting a space can be a trial, but it's also an amazing way to update your home with color. When I first moved into my office, it was a standard commercial space with bare white walls. And I couldn't bear to look at them for long, so I took the leap and...
  • Colorful Lights for Kids Rooms

    Choosing the right lights for kids rooms is essential not just to ensuring that a space is properly lit, or to setting the right mood, but it instantly enhances the overall look. Think of it as jewelry for your room. Done in a bright color, it connects the dots, pulling together a spot of color on the...
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