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  • Leonora Mahle is a fresh voice in the world of interior design. Born and raised near Sao Paulo, Brazil, a metropolitan city with a rich cultural and architectural heritage, she became inspired by the warmth and simplicity of Brazilian Modernism at an early age and has since incorporated this movement in her own work. Now, […] The post Designer Spotlight: Leonora Mahle appeared first on Design Matt...

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  • Are you sick of seeing your outlets stare at you from across the room? Well, you might be surprised to discover that there are solutions for that which can also happen to make fun, unique gifts this holiday season. Pop-Out Outlet The adorne Pop-Out outlet is perfect anywhere you’d like to hide outlets when they’re […] The post How to Light Up (and Pop-Out) This Holiday Season appeared first on Des...

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  • As the holidays quickly approach, I am constantly on the hunt for the perfect gifts for my family and friends. Being an interior designer, I find home items are always the most interesting and useful gifts. Something unique, hip and on trend are all absolute prerequisites. Below is my holiday gift guide, with my top […] The post Hip Gifts for Happy Holidays appeared first on Design Matters by Lume...

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  • Finding the perfect gifts for your friends and family seems like it should be a cinch, but some people are just too hard to shop for! We’re here to rid you of your gift-giving woes with some questions about these giftees personality types. Since you know this person the best, these questions will help you […] The post Design Quiz: Best Gifts for the Hard-To-Buy-For appeared first on Design Matters...

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  • It’s hard to believe 2017 is quickly coming to an end, which also means that the holidays are upon us. With time ticking away, we decided to go on a hunt at Lumens.com for gifts that just about anyone would appreciate for their home. From lighting to furniture to accessories, there are a multitude of […] The post From Design Milk: 10 Awesome Gifts for the Home appeared first on Design Matters by L...

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  • The holiday season is nearly upon us. And, while most American families have their own traditions, we can all greatly benefit from the recognition and, perhaps, adoption of the traditions of other countries and cultures. So, for a truly memorable holiday, hold off on the tree, the colored lights and the cardboard cutouts of Santa […] The post Destination Design: 5 Different Ways to Holiday appeare...

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  • Summer’s behind us, and so are picnics, plastic forks and paper plates. Now that dining must move indoors until better weather returns, it’s a good time to reevaluate our dining habits at home. Whether you are a busy type who eats standing over the kitchen sink or have gotten into the habit of having dinner […] The post 3 Ways to Set a Modern Table appeared first on Design Matters by Lumens.

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  • The holiday season is prime house guest time. But there’s no need to be afraid. While having people in your home is inherently disruptive, it can also be a great time for everyone. Make the most of your visitors and make sure you are being the relaxed and engaging host that you can be with […] The post How to Make Guests Feel Welcome appeared first on Design Matters by Lumens.

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  • Copenhagen has long been revered as a leader in quality design, from its 1950s Danish Modern furniture and lighting influences to its focus on unique contemporary architecture. It’s no mystery that this city knows its way around beautiful design. But what makes Copenhagen truly unique is the wave of cultural influence to live and breathe […] The post Copenhagen: Living Design Every Day appeared fi...

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  • The bedroom is holy ground for the modern American. It is a haven after several grueling hours of work and personal obligation, and a place of quiet in which we can center ourselves before sleep carries us into the next day. And yet, this room is often given the same attention and decoration as an […] The post Let’s Go to Bed: 5 Different Bedroom Looks appeared first on Design Matters by Lumens.

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  • Have you ever found yourself at home staring at the walls after an especially long day at work, thinking to yourself, “Green? Why the heck did I paint everything green?” Be honest now. It happens to the best of us. You designed your living space with a favorite color in mind–in this case, green–and now […] The post Well, Paint Me Purple: How to Refresh a Space with Color appeared first on Design M...

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  • Hello, my name is Cody, and I am a shopaholic. And I know I’m not the only one. For those of you like me–those who know the pleasure and pain of shopping–it has taken years and years of training to become seasoned shopping athletes. Olympians of the sale rack, as it were. But while we […] The post A Guide to Smart Shopping for Your Home appeared first on Design Matters by Lumens.

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  • When guests come a knockin’ (especially with the holiday season coming up), you want to be sure your guest room is ready to make your visitors feel as at-home as possible. Rugs, cushy bed linens and lighting can make all the difference for your guests—much better than sticking them on the old futon in the […] The post Steal This Style: Comfy, Cozy Guest Room appeared first on Design Matters by Lum...

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  • Winter is coming. These three little words impart gritted teeth and preemptive shivering across the northern hemisphere this time of year, but it can be a joyous season with the right attitude–and the right lighting. Before the end of Daylight Savings this weekend, I want to take a page from those smiling Swedes and delighted […] The post 5 Nordic Lighting Tips for Darker Months appeared first on ...

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  • This time of year more than any other, we naturally find ourselves gravitating to the dark side. Dusky palettes and moody tones are making their way across our desks and dashboards, and it’s got us seeing black. But it’s no easy feat to embrace a gothic feel that is more modern and decadent than scary […] The post Steal This Style: Gothic Glam appeared first on Design Matters by Lumens.

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  • With the holiday season just around the corner, it’s a good idea to make sure your accommodations are up to par. Whether your guest be a casual friend or a far-removed relative, they should feel as though they are a welcomed addition to your home, not the tenant of a roadside motel. Here, find a […] The post Be Our Guest: A Guide to a Better Guest Room appeared first on Design Matters by Lumens.

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  • With a penchant for organic textures, light-filled spaces and personalized furnishings, Luna Grey is an up-and-coming interior designer who knows how to blend different modern styles to suit her clients’ needs. Based out of Brooklyn, Grey began her career designing interiors in Philadelphia, and is quickly making a name for herself on the New York […] The post Designer Spotlight: Luna Grey appeare...

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  • Fall has fallen, and even here in the oven that is Northern California there is a slight chill in the afternoon air. Along with apple orchards and the joy of layering, there is one thing that I am really looking forward to: Halloween. Adulting can take the fun out of a lot of the most […] The post 10 Ideas for Designing a Modern Halloween Holiday appeared first on Design Matters by Lumens.

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  • Finding the just-right designs for your home can be overwhelming with the sheer number of options on the market. We’re here to help you narrow your search. Make your selections from the following options and we’ll match you with a famous designer that embodies your aesthetic. Ready? Go! The post Who’s your designer doppelgänger? appeared first on Design Matters by Lumens.

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  • Nestled along the coast and within the hills and suburbs of Los Angeles, CA, stand 20 hidden gems of the modernist era, dubbed “Case Study Houses.” Dreamed up by editor John Entenza at Arts & Architecture Magazine, the program sponsored the design and construction of modern homes by esteemed architects of the day. The Case […] The post The Story of the Case Study Houses appeared first on Design Ma...

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  • While most lighting and furniture designs come and go, there a chosen few that have stood the test of time, gracing both homes and businesses for decades, eventually becoming icons of the industry. This year, there are several design icons approaching milestone birthdays of 30, 40, 50 and even 60 years, and we choose to […] The post Happy Birthday: Design Icons Celebrating Milestones This Year app...

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  • Is your style getting stale? When you come home, do you have to stifle a yawn? As nice as it was then, the amazing interior design you came up with a couple years ago feels old and out of style now. So how do you get back that warm, loving feeling? The energy that flows […] The post How to Get Re-Inspired by Your Space + Your Stuff appeared first on Design Matters by Lumens.

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  • With the Sacramento region experiencing a boom in residence, industry and entertainment, people from many walks of life are flocking to the area. Known for a burgeoning artistic and cultural scene, both longtime and new Sacramentans are busy discovering gems within the urban landscape. Aiming to be one of those jewels, The Bridge District in […] The post Inside Look: A Well-Designed Bachelor Pad a...

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  • With autumn here, there is little time to waste to get your formal dining room ready for the multitude of holidays (and hungry relatives). Newer and sleeker trends are weaving their way into dining areas these days. So now is the time to think about upgrading to a modern dining space. Who knows? You might […] The post Steal This Style: Whimsical Formal Dining Room appeared first on Design Matters ...

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  • Comfort is an important and often overlooked quality of a happy, healthy home. And, while its definition can vary from person to person, there are a few universal “comforts” we all look to or have considered because of our common human experience. The following tips will help you conceptualize these universal comforts in order to […] The post How to Design a Comfortable Space appeared first on Des...

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  • Why don’t Finland’s war ships have bar codes on the sides? Because when they dock, they don’t Scandinavian. All apologies for opening with a terrible pun, but it makes a point about this Nordic nation and its unique cultural identity. Finland is neither Baltic nor Scandinavian nor Russian; rather, it exists as its own entity […] The post Finland’s Centennial: Feeling Blue (or Ultramarine) appeared...

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  • The Arco Floor Lamp was designed in 1962 by Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni and has since become one of the most iconic pieces in modern lighting history, featured prominently in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Its seamless blend of form and function is indeed timeless, incorporating a […] The post Good Rooms Made Great with the Arco Floor Lamp appeared first...

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  • Since its founding in 1806, the city of Detroit has had its share of ups and downs, perhaps more than any other major metropolitan city in the United States. And yet, Michigan’s industrial heart continues to beat through the economic and social hardships, cultivating a unique brand of modern design for aesthetic reverie and, more […] The post Detroit: City of Design appeared first on Design Matter...

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