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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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  • Depending on how organized you are, the closet can often be a space that gets neglected, usually housing piles of unfolded laundry and boxes of clothes and shoes that you rarely wear anymore. Whether you decide to go for a whole closet makeover or simply add some level of organization, the closet is a manageable […] The post Lots of Closet Space(s) appeared first on Design Matters by Lumens.

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  • While it is officially fall, you’re probably still in summer mode: The windows are open, vases are heavy with bloom and pink lemonade jugs are still filled up to the brim. But you have also likely noticed the leaves starting to change color, the breeze turning colder and evenings coming on just a bit sooner […] The post Ways to Refresh a Formal Dining Room appeared first on Design Matters by Lumen...

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  • Fall is almost here, and there’s no time to lose. It’s time to start transitioning your interior theme from those summery blues to fall oranges, and making sure all your home’s systems are ready for colder weather. It doesn’t have to be gut-wrenchingly expensive or take a lot of time. Here are 10 easy ways […] The post 10 Ways to a Fall-Ready Home appeared first on Design Matters by Lumens.

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  • Entrepreneur and lighting consultant Thomas E. Farin once said, “Light is the first element of design. Without it there is no color, form or texture.” While this may seem obvious, light can often be an overlooked quality of art. There are some artists, however, that use light as their primary medium, shaping its intangibility into […] The post The Art of Light appeared first on Design Matters by L...

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  • When most of us think of chandeliers, we envision the traditional circular or bowl-shaped rings of multi-tiered lighting, dripping with crystal prisms and other adornments. While traditional chandeliers still have their place, modern chandeliers are being reimagined. It’s the non-traditional, deconstructed chandelier trend that’s making its mark in an increasing number of homes. Typically modern [...

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  • Blending styles in interior design has become more and more prevalent over the years as architectural restoration has become the rule rather than the exception. This “transitional” style integrates modern and sleek furnishings into ornate spaces that would normally house furniture that your grandmother would own. Many people may find blending two styles together to […] The post How to Use Contempo...

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  • As the soft breezes and long sunsets of summer segue into the cooler breezes and longer nights of autumn, your front porch can also transition from a cool space where you can lounge and watch the world go by into one that provides a warm welcome. This particular front porch combines cool blues with warm […] The post Steal This Style: Cool & Welcoming Front Porch appeared first on Design Matters by...

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  • If you’re anything like me, the bedroom is one of your favorite rooms in the house. It’s your comfy and cozy retreat, the place where you can relax and rest up to face the day. But as much as you may love it, does that show through careful, personalized design? Thanks to Instagram, there are […] The post 10 Dreamy Instagram Bedrooms appeared first on Design Matters by Lumens.

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  • When the fall season rolls around, you never want to catch yourself thinking, “I wish I prepared my home earlier in the year,” especially when the cold weather and busy holiday entertaining begins. Besides the endless supply of pumpkin-flavored items starting to fill the shelves in September (let’s face it, it’s more like the tail-end […] The post A Fall-Prep Checklist for Your Outdoor Space appea...

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  • One of the latest additions to the LZF lighting family–and now exclusive to Lumens–is the Kim Pendant. It stands out from other LZF designs with its unique wood-on-wood design. Instead of staying inside, a form-pressed wood laminate frame encircles a translucent wood veneer interior. The lattice structure provides strength as well as a uniquely decorative […] The post The Latest from LZF: Kim Pend...

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  • Today, outdoor lighting covers the full spectrum of design style. But there are very few with an aesthetic that could be described as “timeless.” Such fixtures are the lighting equivalent of the little black dress, a go-to for dependable style regardless of fleeting trends. But timeless can mean so much more than just how a […] The post Timeless Outdoor Lighting appeared first on Design Matters by...

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  • While perusing Pinterest or paging through magazines, you might come across an image that appeals to you—but have you thought about why it impresses you so much? Beyond an individual piece of cool furniture or maybe your favorite color taking center stage, you might be imagining what it would feel like to actually occupy that […] The post How Do You Want to Feel in a Space? appeared first on Desig...

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  • Ever walk into a space and not know where to look? Nothing stands out? Nothing catches your eye? Looks like you just encountered a space without a focal point. Just like an boat needs an anchor, a room needs a focal point. Like that anchor, a focal point provides the visual weight of a space. […] The post How to Create a Focal Point in a Room appeared first on Design Matters by Lumens.

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  • We’ve all heard about the wonders of natural light: It improves your mood, regulates melatonin, saves money on the electric bills, etc. So if you’re living in the far corners of a dark and stuffy building, or reside in a space facing north from the sun, you might be yearning for ways to increase the […] The post How to Maximize Your Home’s Natural Light appeared first on Design Matters by Lumens.

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  • When drafting your home’s floor plan, it is common to give those neat little boxes names like living room, bedroom, bathroom, etc. But what’s in a name, anyway? The idea that you have to specify the rooms in your house feels a little archaic, especially with how quickly modern living continues to evolve. So who […] The post 6 Rooms Used in Unexpected Ways appeared first on Design Matters by Lumens...

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  • Just because those long summer nights seem a bit shorter and the temperature seems a bit cooler doesn’t mean you have to remodel your entire home décor. True, the brisk fall season forces us to dig out old sweaters from the closet, shake out spiders from balled up comforters, and perhaps give those grizzly bear […] The post 7 Pieces to Help You Get Ready for Fall appeared first on Design Matters b...

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  • The days of summer are coming to a close and “Back to School” is looming over kids’ heads. But with half-melted popsicles still sweet in their hands, kids may have a hard time shifting from lazy to scholarly. There’s one thing, though, that could make the experience much more pleasant for all involved: a specially […] The post Study Areas That Will Make Kids Glad to Go Back to School appeared firs...

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  • Getting your home to look as good as the pictures on Pinterest can be challenging. But there are some common missteps you can avoid to make you look like an expert. We tapped a couple of real experts to reveal how to banish these decorating no-nos. Shavonda Gardner of SG Style names three offenders as […] The post Common Home Design Mistakes (and How to Fix Them) appeared first on Design Matters b...

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