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Worlds Away Luisa chandelier
The Luisa chandelier from Worlds Away.
Each season, busy designers work tirelessly to bring new products to NY NOW. Before you hit the show Feb. 4-7, go behind the scenes with designers at Bungalow 5, Made Goods and Worlds Away to… more
Light dining room in open floor plan
With open plan living, dining rooms need to learn how to join in. Photo by Dennis Anderson.
Rethinking How We Light Dining Rooms When I was growing up, the dining room was reserved strictly for company. As a family, we always ate in the kitchen. We rarely ventured into the dining room — it… more
April Force Pardoe Interiors living room
(Photo: Vince Lupo, Direction One)
As the winner of our inaugural First Look at Last Look competition, April Force Pardoe, owner and Principal Designer at April Force Pardoe Interiors, wowed our editors and social media followers with… more
Las Vegas Market mobile app
The Las Vegas Market app
If you’ve traversed the halls in Atlanta, Dallas or Las Vegas, then you’ve probably downloaded and used market center apps to find your way around. But nowadays, these apps provide more than just a… more
LED shelf lighting undercabinet lighting
This collection of Fiestaware is best illuminated from the front because it is solid. Photo by Randall Whitehead.
Q. What is the best way to light shelving? A. First off, you have to think about how translucent or opaque the objects are that you’re trying to illuminate. Solid items, like chinaware and books,… more
Sue-Thomson-Naples-Bathroom
Photo: Richard Quindry
A designer with interior decorating in her blood, Sue Thomson, Certified Interior Decorator (C.I.D.) and owner of Decorating Den Interiors in Naples, FL, started her career designing kitchens,… more
Floatation-Ingo-Maurer-Living-room
The four pendant fixtures (Floatation by Ingo Maurer) provide both a decorative element and a source of ambient light for this living room. Recessed adjustable LED fixtures highlight the art, tabletops and sculpture. The two Tizio table lamps by Artemide create little pools of illumination, which draw people up to the seating area. (Photo: Dennis Anderson)
TIP 1: Start with basic biology People are drawn to light like moths are drawn to flame. So, the first rule of thumb is to make the living room the brightest space in the house. Many times, everyone… more
Bolando-Cop-table
Metallic finishes like the one on this Bonaldo Cop table are still on the rise.
All of a sudden I looked up and it was December.  OK — not really, but that’s what it felt like. This year, the first year of Lighting & Decor, has flown by, and now at the precipice of a new… more
A New York loft with deep browns and leathers designed by Glenn Gissler
(Photo: Gross & Daley Photography)
Clients come to Glenn Gissler for his style, but they stay for his art expertise. The New York-based designer goes above and beyond to help his clients choose artwork for their homes and has sage… more
Christian-Wright
All four light fixtures have had all of their bulbs replaced with LED versions. Clear filament LEDs, used in the pendant fixture, help create the interesting pattern of light on the ceiling.
Tip 1: Know what to ask for Before you decide whether to replace bulbs or replace components, it’s important to know what to be looking for. These points I’ve mentioned before, but I think it’s very… more
Adriana-Hoyos-Ten-Upholstered-Chair
The TEN upholstered chair from Adriana Hoyos.
As a child, Adriana Hoyos loved seeing what new furniture her grandmother would bring home from her trips abroad. Each one had a story to tell, and those stories fostered Hoyos’ love for art and… more
Consort-Showroom
Today's home's are collected, meaning they combine items from chains, family heirlooms and products from showrooms like Consort, pictured above.
In this issue, we’re diving into the topic of “today’s homes,” tackling how we live in this day and age and the products that help us do so.   In gathering content for the issue, I was pleasantly… more
Julia-Buckingham-Modernique
Photo: Eric Hausman
Julia Buckingham never shies away from color. The Modernique® designer and author is known for blending modern and vintage pieces to create warm, timeless looks. Here, Buckingham reveals her strategy… more
Kenneth Cobonpue High Point Market
Kenneth Cobonpue
As a child in Cebu, Philippines, designer Kenneth Cobonpue created his own toys in his mother’s furniture workshop. Now as a designer, Cobonpue combines the natural resources and craftsmanship of his… more
Lighting-Doctor-Lighting-Design
Good lighting design moves your eye around the room, while offering flattering illumination for the people within the space. The best lighting is subtle — it makes you feel good but you don’t really know why.
TIP 1: Light makes right You can’t understand light without also knowing darkness. It’s like you can’t understand true happiness unless you also experience sadness. The best design comes when there’… more
It’s very timely that I’m writing an editorial for the High Point Market issue, with a special focus on color, after just getting back from a two-week voyage through Vietnamese culture where local… more
Lisa-Elkins-2-Point-Perspective-Last-Look
(Photo: Ron Elkins)
For Lisa Elkins of Chicago-based 2 Point Perspective, sustainability happens when all the parts of a design contribute. Here the LEED-accredited architect peels apart this Kenilworth, IL, kitchen to… more
Anjay-Chopra-Echo-Design-and-Architecture-Design-Notebook
Photos Courtesy of Echo Design + Architecture
When space is limited, interior designers need to pull out all the stops to find great furniture and storage solutions. Ajay Chopra, founding principal of Echo Design + Architecture, believes in… more