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modern Base Wall light sconce with brass shades by Tom Dixon

Modern Metal Lighting

In a quest not to repeat what already exists, British designer Tom Dixon is a man with a mission. An avant-garde designer, Dixon has spent the last decade reviving the British furniture industry and shows no signs of slowing down.  New fixtures for 2011 include the Void Light Mini [top] and the Base Wall Light […]

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dark green kitchen cabinets and French pattern cement tile flooring by Commune Design

Cement Tile Kitchen

Rich green paint and a unique patterned floor create an inviting place for family and guests. Inspired by green doors while traveling in Argentina, 33 paint samples were tested before the cabinet color was chosen.  The winner was a deep green from Fine Paints of Europe.  Normally, the custom cabinetry with Peruvian walnut counters would […]

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rustic Spanish country kitchen

Spanish Island Kitchens

Earthen structures on the Balearic Island of Formentera use natural materials for similar, yet unique, kitchens. Sandy white beaches and clear turquoise seas call most people to the island, but the architectural beauty of the homes are what speak to the rest of us.  Typical kitchens feature concrete cabinet shells with rustic wood plank doors […]

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blown glass Bubble chandelier by Studio Bel Vetro

Upscale Blown Glass Lighting

Old world techniques are used to create modern light fixtures of timeless design. With all the mass produced light fixtures on the market today, it’s nice to see a line that is not only functional but oh, so beautiful.  While blown glass is the speciality of Studio Bel Vetro owners Lisa Spinella and Paulo DeLima, […]

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all-gray traditional kitchen with black-glazed cabinets

Driftwood Kitchen

This subdued gray feels masculine — like the kitchen equivalent of a flannel suit Gray-washed cabinets with a black glaze, a neutral mosaic tile backsplash, and stainless steel appliances create a monochromatic tone throughout this otherwise traditional kitchen.   While someone might think ‘why gray with this style?’ it makes sense on a bright day when […]

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