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  • Blog Post: Modern Family in New York

    When living in New York City there are typically two things you miss...your family and your square footage. This group of young professionals has come together to create a Modern Family in New York. They have renovated this 2700 square foot loft in the ever evolving Bushwick neighborhood and have vowed...
  • Blog Post: Contemporary Coastal Architecture With Nautical Nostalgia

    Designer Steve Lazar entered the world of residential design as he believes anyone should - as a ditch digger - learning and perfecting the many facets of home building, including the marriage between designing and building. He now runs the successful Lazar design/build firm which focuses on innovation...
  • Blog Post: Modern Home Office Design Tips

    Image from Design Sponge Isn’t this office a dream come true? I wish my home office looked half this good! The warm brightness of it is perfect. It’s minimal and modern without feeling too cold or boring. The coral tones are what really stick out to me. The coral paired with the simple...
  • Blog Post: Colorful Vintage Modern Bedroom Design

    Modern design doesn't have to be boring or brand new. We just could not stop staring at this loft-style bedroom with its colorful decor and fancy chandelier choice. In case you were wondering, modern design does not have to be monotone and full of clean lines. You can incorporate vintage pieces...
  • Blog Post: Eclectic Decorating at the Palihouse Hotel

    Image from Est Magazine That oddball mix of furnishings and decor dotting your house isn't mismatched...it's curated. And that very mindset is the key to eclectic decorating. The Palihouse Hotel in West Hollywood has elevated mismatching to an art form, creating an inviting atmosphere that...
  • Blog Post: Home Styling With a Color Crush: Yellow

    Image from Elle Interior When the days grow short, and the landscape barren it's easy to feel a little blah. There's nothing like a fresh and bright pop of color to liven things up, and yellow is the freshest and brightest of them all. The best part is that it only takes a piece here...
  • Blog Post: Creating a Calming Bedroom in a Modern Home

    Do you consider your bedroom a relaxing space? I find that when a space looks visually relaxing it is easier to physically relax, rest, and, in turn, sleep. Creating a calming bedroom in your modern home is an important key to happiness in your abode. Life can be complicated and, sometimes, our style...
  • Blog Post: Audrey Hepburn's Little Black Dress: From Outfit to Room

    Audrey Hepburn's little black Givenchy dress that was worn in the opening of Breakfast at Tiffany's is one of the most iconic clothing items in history. It has become such an integral part of every woman's wardrobe, such that you probably can't name any woman that doesn't own a little...
  • Blog Post: Zen and the Art of Office Design

    Image from French by Design I've been thinking about office design a lot lately. But I'm not thinking fax machines and cubicles and worker bees crammed-in like sardines. I'm talking about decorating the office intelligently. Making a space that induces calm, creativity and productivity...
  • Blog Post: Modern Ceiling Fans Keep You Cooler

    Not only do modern ceiling fans keep you cool, but they make your space look cool too! There's no need to buy one of those cheesy old ceiling fans anymore! There are so many amazing design options available for your modern home. Take a look at a few of our favorites! A modern white ceiling fan...
  • Blog Post: Get the Look: Modern Dining Room Pendants

    Pendant lighting is all of the rage these days – whether you install them in your kitchen, bathroom or dining room. I have to admit, I’m one of those people. I’m constantly proposing a modern pendant light to my clients. What’s not to love about them? The beautiful hand-blown...
  • Blog Post: Stylish Design in a Kids Space

    Decorating for a kids doesn't mean you have to throw style out the door. I find that adding a few stylish anchor pieces, that work for any age, is the best way to achieve stylish design in a kids space. And for me, the best place to start is with lighting. Light fixtures always set the tenor for...
  • Blog Post: Sherwin Williams Color of the Year: Plum

    There's another fun color announcement going on.... Sherwin Williams has selected plum as their color of the year and we love it! It's dramatic, sophisticated and versatile. Plum pairs so well with unexpected colors, such as yellow as seen below. Image from First Home Whether you're...
  • Blog Post: Iris Apfel: Style + Design Icon

    "Taste you can learn, but style is charisma"- Iris Apfel Iris Apfel, an interior designer, business woman, and fashion icon is still as charismatic and stylish today and she was in her youth. "I'm a geriatric starlet, my dear, don't you know" explains Iris. At the age of...
  • Blog Post: Poteet Architects: Collector's Loft

    Poteet Archtects , an award winning firm based in San Antonio, turned the top of this industrial building into a modern oasis. Jim Poteet opened the office with the hope that the firm could further the sustainable revitalization of downtown San Antonio. As you can see, they are best known for the sensitive...
  • Blog Post: Home Office Design for the 40/3 Work Week

    All that commuting, all that polluting. Let’s face it, the greenest work space in the world is the one right down the hall: your home office. So we at Euro Style Lighting decided to envision what we like to call a 40/3 work week. That is, the standard five day/forty hour work week, but with...
  • Blog Post: HD Expo: Modern Tile Trends for 2012

    I made a quick trip to the HD Expo in Las Vegas last Thursday and even though I only had half a day there I sure did find some pretty amazing new products! I continue to be impressed by the innovative technology of Porcelain tiles. The patterns, textures, and finishes they are coming out with are just...
  • Blog Post: Stylish Geometry in Modern Home Design

    Image from Lady Form and geometry is a defining element in modern home design. Geometric shapes, polyhedrons, perfect circles and smooth ovals create those simple, minimal lines that modern design is famous for. Little ornamentation allows for the eye to rest and lends a sleek, clean look to a...
  • Blog Post: Modern Bedrooms: Small Spaces with Big Style

    When we moved in to our current home, the first detail we noticed was that our modern bedroom was quite a bit smaller than our previous home. It wasn't a huge deal because we had already downsized our belongings. But I still wanted the space to look spacious and bright. To do this in any space, all...
  • Blog Post: La Maison Champs Elysees: Modern Hotel Design

    I am constantly researching modern hotel design all around the world, so a trip that ends in La Maison Champs Elysees , is a trip that ends well! This was a complete surprise! I tend to travel with no expectations as to be able to view things with an open and pure mind. The beauty of this hotel would've...
  • Blog Post: Get the Look: Scandinavian Modern Home Design

    Image from Design Sponge This simple and gorgeous Scandinavian-style modern living room is giving me some serious house envy. I love all of the clean lines and the organic feel of it. The muted colors are perfect for such a lush background outside. But probably my favorite part of this space are...
  • Blog Post: Adding Color to Your Modern Home Style

    Image from Lina Ostling I am head over heels in love with this bright and cheery modern home style. It’s one of those spaces where everything in it seems to have been made to be in that room. I really like the different colors and the simple lines. It has a modern feel but also a fun and almost...
  • Blog Post: Temporary Decor Ideas For Apartment Living

    Image from SF Girl by Bay There's lots of temporary decor ideas for apartment living. I know that some of you peruse the internet for design blogs looking for inspiration and then give up because you realize you live in an apartment. Although there are limitations to apartment living, there...
  • Blog Post: Productive Office Space Design

    Image from Stylizmo Wishbone Y Natural Wood Side Chair / Jonathan Adler Nickel Antwerp Desk Lamp We spotted some stylish office spaces around the internet so we thought we would share them with you. Good office design that is clean and minimal will boost your energy level and help you be more...
  • Blog Post: Modern Playhouse Beds for Kids

    Lately, I have been noticing a trend in playhouse beds for kids. Have you seen them? It’s like the ultimate fort that you never take down. And, if you know kids, than you know that they love forts and hate taking them down. I love this concept, because first and foremost it’s just plain...

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