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Warm Up Your Space with a Bamboo Pendant Light

Photo: Bruce Workshop on Etsy Bamboo is not only for floors, walls, furniture or bathroom accessories. In the last years, this highly renewable, sustainable material has made successful advances into areas less often associated with it. For instance, light fixtures use bamboo to create an exotic look, a clean, relaxing ambiance, and to keep a […]

Concrete Light Fixtures for Contemporary Spaces

Lucifero’s ZERO51 Pendant Light from archiproducts.com In contemporary interior designs, concrete is no longer relegated to floors, walls and ceilings, but has already made the transition to countertops and furniture. It also crossed with confidence into the realm of accent pieces, with the surprising effect of warming up the space, despite its coarse appearance. It’s […]

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Bohemian Light Fixtures Use Mesh to Create Character

Photo: eBay If there is a type of decor that doesn’t shy away from showing character, it’s the Boho decor, with its relaxed and colorful look. A close second must be the industrial type, full of unusual materials and rough edges, or the rustic decor with its charming rugged simplicity. In each case, light fixtures […]

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3-D Printed Furniture Continues to Evolve

Photo: Sofa So Good by Janne Kyttanen via contemporist.com Via 3ders.org Across industries, 3-D printing has stopped being a novelty a while ago. The technique has developed dramatically in the last years, with tremendous improvements in both quality and speed. In the world of interior design, 3-D printed furniture accommodates the designers’ creativity by avoiding the limits […]

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Minimalist Furniture Design for Contemporary Spaces

Chair from Michael Wolk Design Every good designer knows that simplicity in design is hard to achieve. Getting rid of the superfluous and retaining the essential without sacrificing character and style is an art in itself. When it comes to furniture, achieving simplicity is even more difficult, since the objects must also serve a functional […]

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Using Metal Mesh in Interior Design

Trama metal mesh from Materials Inc. When designing a commercial interior, do not miss on the great opportunity to use metal mesh. While the concept does not initially call to mind images of artistic interiors, the designing world has been slowly woken up to the wonders of this underrated material. It turns out that using […]

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New Bamboo Wall Coverings for Interior Design

Bloom and Diamond 3-D Wall Decor by J.W. Leeuwenburg. Photos via interiordesign.net Bamboo wall coverings usually call to mind images of rooms dressed in neutral colors and reminiscent of spas. However, bamboo is more than just that. You can enjoy the benefits of this natural and sustainable material without defaulting to any type of overused decorative […]

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Revitalizing Your Interior Design with Hand-Painted and 3-D Tiles

Via dexiner.com and interiordesign.net  Photos via dexiner.com and interiordesign.net  There are many ways tiles can stand out in an interior design, from color and texture to sheen and pattern. Two companies, however, decided that this can be achieved by other means – one, by turning them into 3-D tiles; the other, by hand-painting them. The Monterrey-based company SHIFT, […]

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How to Create the Perfect Open Ceiling Interior Design

Photo via retaildesignblog.net The open space concept in interior design responds to people’s natural need for space and freedom. When this concept is also extended on a vertical plane, the effect is greatly amplified. In fact, high ceilings are on the wish list of many house hunters and store owners. When these are not part […]

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Embracing Concrete Walls and Furniture in Interior Design

Photo: pfeiferstudio.com Concrete walls may not be your idea of elegant decor, but embracing them comes with definite advantages. They are durable, fireproof, resistant to moisture, and make for excellent heat and sound insulators. But how about their aesthetic appeal? If you are stuck with concrete block walls or are considering concrete wall finishes, here […]

2018 Light Fixture Trends in Interior Design

Photo: ylighting.com When it comes to light fixtures, 2018 starts as a far-from-monotonous year. Whether working on contemporary, industrial, mid-century or organic-inspired interiors, designers seem to prefer pieces with unique shapes, that work as artistic as well as functional design elements. Here are a few light fixtures that are representative for what we should expect in […]

2018 Pantone Color of the Year is for Risk Takers and Creative Spirits

While in the last two years, the Pantone chosen colors were all about serenity and relaxation, this year, Ultra Violet is given the coveted title of Color of the Year. This time, the Pantone chromatic choice seems to suggest that modern tastes are happy to embrace the daring nature of unconventional spirits, a trait captured […]

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Happy Halloween! The Rough and the Beautiful – Light Fixtures Trends

Light is an essential design element and a fantastic opportunity to make a statement. While traditional elegance is always a winner, today’s trends in light fixtures take braver and more ingenious twists. In our October newsletter you will see a few lamps and pendants that use unexpected, sometimes rough materials – from concrete and steel […]

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From Rough Materials to Beautiful Light Fixtures – Creating Unique Interior Designs

Photo above: MoonStoneFox on Etsy.com There are few things as fascinating in interior decorating as watching rough materials such as wood, metal and concrete being used in creating graceful design elements. The transition from coarse to beautiful is the best metaphor for the imaginative power that can transform the most unlikely materials into gorgeous functional or […]

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Elegance and Grace – Minimalist Light Fixtures for Modern Interiors

Photo above: miliashop.com Elegance and grace in design is not synonym with an abundance of detail. In fact, modern minimalist design finds beauty in simplicity, as it is the case with the graceful light fixtures below. With a singular light source encircled by a ring of brass or copper, the Aura Pendant Light designed by […]

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Light Fixtures Made from Surprising Materials

Photo: Urban Industrial Craft on Etsy.com There is no better way to prove that function is only limited by imagination than perusing the field of objects made of recycled materials. When it comes to light fixtures, the visual appeal of such objects is doubled by the warming presence of light. Here are just a few […]

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Can Your Business Be Environmentally Friendly?

Photo above: Vetrazzo Cobalt Sky recycled glass mix countertop via vetrazzo.com If you want to create a “green” interior for your business or use sustainable products that attract more customers, you have an abundance of options. From furniture and carpets to stunning 3-D printed objects, today’s eco-friendly interior design products won’t leave you disappointed… Click HERE to see our SEPTEMBER newsletter. If you are […]

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From Recycled Milk Jugs to Woven Cotton – Eco-Friendly Furniture Ideas for Your Interior Design

Photo above: © Peg Woodworking via treehugger.com Today’s opportunities to create an interior using sustainable, renewable or recycled materials are abundant. From choosing furniture made of reclaimed wood or logs already discarded by nature to taking a completely different path and opting for man-made materials in order to save a few trees, the alternatives are embraced […]

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Ordinary Objects Turn into Extraordinary Elements of Interior Design

Photo above via gizmodo.com The best things in interior (or exterior) design happen when creative minds turn the ordinary into extraordinary by reinventing an everyday object or element of design. Other times, a certain material is used in unexpected ways or a piece of furniture takes surprising (and sometimes amusing) shapes. Here are just a […]

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Floors With Character for Unique Interior Designs

Photo above: materials-inc.com Floors have a big impact on the overall look of an interior space, yet they are often restricted to typical neutral materials with little character and no special visual appeal. While neutral materials are the tried-and-true solution for creating versatile spaces, more daring solutions can take an interior from shy to spectacular. […]

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What Makes Great Interior Design – Walls with Personality

Photo above: Mantzalin via contemporist.com Far from being only a background for other elements of decor, sometimes walls become the story. Reinventing the concept by using unexpected materials, shapes or details, designers can turn walls into more than just functional architectural components.  Here are, for instance, the walls designed by Presledek, a Ljubljana-based Slovenian architecture and […]

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Unique Lighting Solutions Take Interior Designs from Good to Great

Photo above: Stéphane Brugger  via contemporist.com  If good design is functional and visually appealing, great design is also ingenious and unexpected. Especially when it comes to ceilings – often overlooked and impersonal – choosing unique solutions has a powerful impact. In fact, when treated with the attention they deserve, ceilings can turn into the focal […]

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How to Create the Perfect Window Display

Creating window displays is not a new art. However, it has nowadays reached new levels of creativity. Good designers turn store windows into their artistic canvas and create spectacular displays regardless of budget limitations. When the budget allows it, windows can become veritable fairy tales that lure customers in. When not, ingenuity more than makes […]

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Bold Curves and Colors in Food Court Interior Design

Via designboom.com Designer: Karim Rashid All photos: Lee Gyeon Bae The interior design of a food court in Seoul, South Korea has received the stamp of Karim Rashid, the New York-based designer with a penchant for color and bold designs. Under his magic wand, Amoje Food Capital, a cafeteria for the Lotte Department Store, has […]

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Bold Colors and Wall Art – New Trends in Commercial Interior Design

Photo: designboom.com Bold wall treatments are a growing trend in 2017, and for good reason. Walls offer an ample background for decorative elements that can make a statement and instantly change the vibe and mood of a space. But rather than using heavy materials to achieve an aesthetic combination of color, texture and light reflections, […]

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Beauty Bakerie Cosmetics Store to Open in San Diego

Beauty Bakerie Store Front

Designer: Mindful Design Consulting Store photos courtesy of Beauty Bakerie A San Diego store found a way to mix the fascinating worlds of cosmetics and desserts, and we are the ones behind its interior design. Opening in April this year in Westfield Mission Valley, the Beauty Bakerie cosmetics store has a mouth-watering interior reminiscent of scrumptious dessert […]

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Using Brass to Achieve Transparency in Commercial Interior Design

Via wallpaper.com Designer: Neri & Hu All images: wallpaper.com “Brass decor” usually calls to mind images of solid metal items. However, a Shanghai-based design office managed to use brass to create the feeling of transparency and give a five-story space the vibe of a delicate Oriental lantern. Designed by Neri & Hu, the project was completed […]

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2017 Interior Design Trends – Simplicity in Commercial Spaces

Designer: Bruzkus Batek All photos: ait-online.de The road to simplicity is usually long and convoluted. Fortunately, contemporary design seems to embrace simplicity, which is one of the main trends in 2017 commercial interior design – and often hard to achieve. Here is a great example of simple yet effective interior office design. Located in Berlin, the […]

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Unexpected Materials in Furniture Design

Via inhabitat.com and giancarlozema.com Photo above: giancarlozema.com Looks and function are nor the only topics when it comes to quality furniture. More and more important in the eyes of today’s designers is the way furniture is built. Sometimes this comes from a desire to keep the design environmentally friendly, and sometimes it is all about the […]

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Flooring Materials Considerations in Office Interior Design

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Guest blog post by www.luxuryflooringandfurnishings.co.uk Gone are the days of dusty, drab looking carpet tiles being the go-to flooring choice of every office! Recently, as much more focus has been placed on the health and well-being of office workers, there has been a shift in the interior design of office spaces and office flooring has […]