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  • Blog Post: Crushing on Tile Flooring in Modern Homes

    Tile flooring ideas for the modern home. If you think wood flooring is the only way to go, besides wall-to-wall carpet, think again! Patterned tile flooring is not just for the Tuscan villa dream vacation... Tile flooring can act as a beautiful accessory to the rest of your furnishings. It stands...
  • Blog Post: Stylish European Style Bathrooms

    When you think of an European style bathroom, an image of a minimalist, straightforward design probably comes to mind. When it comes to design, everything is planned, down to the smallest detail. The lines and style of each element and their visual impact are considered during the design process...
  • Blog Post: Blog Post Round-Up - Kitchen Design

    Every now and then we like to look back at some of our favorite posts -- this time we looked back at our past posts on kitchen design and wanted to share some of them with you! It's arguably the most important room in the house as we often spend most of our time there, especially in the increasingly...
  • Blog Post: 3 Modern Kitchen Lighting Ideas

    Mixed lighting ideas for a modern kitchen. No two kitchens are alike, or in the case of this article, no THREE kitchens. The kitchen above does a great job mixing materials with the wood-top island, blue cabinets, and different types of wall tiles. Their lighting is no different... You can use...
  • Blog Post: Small Kitchen Style Idea - Pendants and Barstools

    Stylish kitchen renovation in Australia. This adorable cottage in Brisbane, Australia got a new kitchen and it's perfect! It's a small kitchen, yet functional and simple, yet full of design details, like an awesome ceiling. The two things that stand out, besides the ceiling design, is the...
  • Blog Post: Kitchen Lighting – Things to Consider

    With the growing popularity of open-plan living, kitchen lighting has become more stylish, but style shouldn’t be your only concern when coming up with your kitchen lighting plan. Here are some things to consider when coming up with your kitchen lighting plan: One of the most common mistakes...
  • Blog Post: LED Lighting Style For The Bathroom

    Image from Change Your Bathroom, Inc. LED lighting will brighten your bathroom style. Happy Monday everyone! I hope you all had a good weekend, but now it's time to get ready and start the week... Naturally, you'll want to be getting ready in a beautifully designed modern bathroom like...
  • Blog Post: Furnishing Your Modern Kitchen

    Image from Pause Architects & Interiors Every modern kitchen should have fabulous lighting and seating. While the kitchen doesn't involve a whole lot of furniture, besides the built in cabinets and island, there are a couple very important elements to consider... The lighting and the seating...
  • Blog Post: Create Your Own Industrial Loft Kitchen

    All images from Corynne Pless Industrial style kitchen with rustic barstools, track lighting and pendants. We had to stop and stare at this loft style kitchen design for a little while. It's very well put together, all the details are considered. Best of all, it also looks incredibly functional...
  • Blog Post: New Porcelanosa Showroom and Dwell Architects

    Porcelanosa's beautiful West Hollywood showroom opened last week and it was the perfect place to kick-off Dwell on Design and Meet the Architects. I spent the first hour or more wandering around the showroom drooling over the beautiful displays and the latest materials. As a designer I've been...
  • Blog Post: Winter Style With Branch Decor

    Image from KK Living Branch decor is perfect for Winter style in the home. If you're like me, you have a black thumb not green. But that's ok, especially during Winter time. Your home can look just as stylish with branches instead of plants! Another great idea is succulents. They pair...
  • Blog Post: Living With Art in Tribeca

    Sometimes we take life way too seriously, but living with art definitely helps take that edge off! Designer Ghislaine Vinas worked with the owners of this 15,000 square foot Tribeca warehouse to turn it into a masterpiece that truly makes you not only want to be inside their space, but inside their imagination...
  • Blog Post: Backless Barstools For a Modern Kitchen Design

    While the "open floor plan" style is growing, barstools are quickly becoming a coveted item for the home. Though you can opt for stools with or without a back, we love the versatility that sophisticated backless barstools brings to a kitchen or room. With a backless stool, you don't...
  • Blog Post: Concrete Trend For The Modern Home

    Image from Remodelista Concrete trend is perfect for the modern home. We can't ignore the cool concrete design trend. It works in any area of the house and can be high-end or DIY. Hang a decorative wall mirror above a concrete vanity and voila you've got a chic bathroom! Crystal chandeliers...
  • Blog Post: Romantic Getaway for Modern Design Lovers

    All images from Imanta Resort February is just around the corner... Are you looking for a romantic getaway this Valentine's Day? Nestled along Mexico's Riviera Nayarit, Imanta Resort is a modern design lover's paradise. This lush region boasts an average temperature of 71 degrees...
  • Blog Post: Upscale Style in Island Pendant Lighting

    Image from Nature's First Green is Gold The most fun area of a home to style with lighting is the kitchen, more specifically the island or dining area. Island pendant lighting style can come in all shapes and forms, depending on the personality of your home. The kitchen above has a very modern...
  • Blog Post: Stylish Kitchen Storage Ideas

    When it comes to designing stylish kitchen storage ideas there are so many different styles you can choose from that it can sometimes be overwhelming. One important design element to think about is if you want open shelving, cabinets or a mix of both. Open Shelving: Open up your kitchen and...
  • Blog Post: Shades of Gray in a Modern Bathroom

    Shades of Gray seems to be the "it" phrase right now among many woman of the world. Although they aren't talking about modern bathrooms, there just might be some similarities. There's something seductive and intimate about raw shades of gray in these bathroom designs. Some warm, some...
  • Blog Post: Modern Gifts For Entertaining

    Image from Affari Arrive with a beautiful hostess gift this holiday season. While holiday parties are a lot of fun and we look forward to them each year, let's not forget to arrive with something special for the host and hostess. Not only have they planned a beautiful party, but clearly...
  • Blog Post: Hardwood Floors In the Kitchen

    Hardwood flooring in the kitchen is a timeless choice that allows your flooring to remain consistent throughout your house. The days of switching up flooring in each room is pretty much over. Hardwood floors have many benefits; one of the most important is that it is more comfortable under foot versus...
  • Blog Post: The Future of the Kitchen Island

    Next week I will be off to Milan for EuroCucina 2012 and will be drooling over all of the latest and greatest in the kitchen world. I keep asking myself what's next? What am I expecting? What do I want to see? Besides the new finishes and door styles I'm really looking forward to the technology...
  • Blog Post: Paint Color Ideas: Adding Charcoal To Your Modern Kitchen

    With Fall here I’m craving darker hues in my wardrobe and interiors. I've been thinking about different paint color ideas... Enter my addiction to charcoal gray kitchens. Charcoal gray may be a neutral, but it's also a statement. I’ve been lusting after them for quite some time...
  • Blog Post: Lighting Is The Superstar Of Kitchen Design

    Image from Archilovers The undeniable superstar of kitchen design is lighting. Traditional style molding, contrasted with modern cabinetry is just one of the eye-stopping qualities of this modern kitchen. What might be the most important factor in this fabulous design though, is the modern kitchen...
  • Blog Post: Self-Contained: Marvelous Mini Kitchens

    I love the challenge presented by small spaces, perhaps nowhere more than in the kitchen. How do you squeeze a functioning galley into a small space and still maintain a certain level of aesthetic in the process? The standard bearer of the self-contained mini kitchen is Boffi's Mincucine (pictured...
  • Blog Post: Unique Bathroom Designs

    A modern bathroom design doesn't always have to fit within the box.When you approach the design with a clear and open mind you open up a whole new world of possibilities! This Flaming Lips bathroom takes things to a place deep within the imagination to a place Wayne Coyne describes as "... the...

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