March 2021

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Mesmerizing angles and a unique blend of materials and design deliver more than a mirror. These pieces are as much sophisticated wall art as a place to check your reflection.  This 32-inch metal…
With their curved elements, these stools make it easy to comfortably enjoy food, drink and converse while pulled up to a bar or counter.   The Otis I bar chair from Mezzo Collection insinuates…
smart lighting
Light layering is important for good lighting design, says Lightstyles’ Melvyn Kahn. In this project from his lighting design team, smart lighting controls help manage each light layer for a cohesive look that can be easily adjusted.
At one time, smart home systems were only found in ultra-high-end luxury design projects. Their complexity and high price tags made them unattainable for the average homeowner. Times have since…
Photo by sydney Rae on Unsplash
Photo by sydney Rae on Unsplash
As we came into 2021, with coronavirus still around and new, more contagious variants, I finally made the move to curbside grocery pickup. I was hesitant in this change, even though I’d heard…
Kerrie Kelly Design Labs, kitchen renovation
Mixed materials, multi-tone cabinets and functionality are trending as consumers look for more customized kitchen spaces.
The two most used rooms in the home have typically been the kitchen and bathroom. These also continue to be the rooms that top consumer wish lists for renovation — to make them more functional, more…
Stripe Street Studio
Stripe Street Studio’s Stacey Herman assesses each client’s lifestyle needs when approaching their home designs.
The meaning behind Stripe Street Studio’s name is twofold. First, the phrase “stripe street” invokes an image of a straight path to a destination, as opposed to a winding road, indicating the firm’s…
Photo by Naomi Hébert on Unsplash
Photo by Naomi Hébert on Unsplash
In its 2021 Kitchen Trends report, Houzz’s consumer insights on kitchen renovation coincide with those of the National Kitchen and Bath Association with transitional (21 percent), modern (15 percent…
Image by Joseph Mucira from Pixabay
Image by Joseph Mucira from Pixabay
We’re still living in the age of the influencer, and while it can be tempting to strive for hundreds of thousands of social media followers, sometimes quality over quantity is key. Enter the micro-…
Image by Paul Brennan from Pixabay
Image by Paul Brennan from Pixabay
You’re a brick-and-mortar home furnishings or lighting retailer. Your primary customer base is relatively local. Some of the most effective ways to market to your customers and potential customers…
bountiful home, dining room, jamie merida
This dining room from Jamie Merida showcases a more casual vibe in today's design.
  While the casualization of the dining room has been an ongoing transition, the COVID-19 pandemic has escalated the move towards more functional furnishings in a room that was once a pass-through…
modern design aesthetic, brianne bishop design
This modern aesthetic features a "treasure," a signature of Brianne Bishop Design.
In Chicago’s Bucktown neighborhood, Brianne Bishop of Brianne Bishop Design chose all interior fixtures and finishes for this family of four’s custom build using her firm’s signature modern aesthetic…