Turning Old into New – Decorating with Vintage Lighting

There is something about taking something old and making it new again that gives many of us pleasure. With a little elbow grease and a bit of loving care, vintage lighting makes a wonderful addition to almost any space. It also meshes well with mostly any style from traditional to modern.

Vintage Lighting

Vintage metal and glass lighting fixtures like this glass bell pendant can make a strong and appealing style statement to welcome family and guests.

Vintage Lighting

Vintage chandeliers can be found at flea markets and yard sales. With a good cleaning they look good as new and can be hung in an entry, living room or dining room. This small chandelier would also look quite nice hung in a powder room, bedroom or bath.

Vintage Lighting

Retro light fixtures are fun hung over a vintage table and chairs in vintage kitchen designs. Several would look nice hung over a kitchen bar.

Vintage Lighting

These vintage reproduction floor lamps from Restoration Hardware would look gorgeous in a living room, home office or den design—lots of simple industrial style.

Vintage Lighting

This stunning vintage hanging light fixture took on new life with a total redo. It was a labor of love and looks like it was time and effort well spent.

Vintage Lighting

A pair of gorgeous vintage pendant lights brings both beauty and functionality to a retro style kitchen.

Vintage Lighting

Vintage lamps fit beautifully into many design styles and can be found in abundance from flea markets, estate sales and garage sales. With just a touch of tender loving care they can be like new again and ready to bring your decorating ideas to life.

Vintage Lighting

Can’t find the vintage lights you’re dreaming of? Consider reproduction lighting with that vintage look, like this lovely little cluster of glass globe pendants from West Elm. Images 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8

Are you craving even more design? Then take look at our design gallery where you can find numerous interior design styles and browse through the portfolios of Boston interior designers and more!

Los Angeles Interior Designers

Lights, camera, action! Design Shuffle is pleased to present a stunning video slideshow on the work of Los Angeles Interior Designers. Los Angeles, the most populous city in California, is where new stars come to shine. Regarded as the “Creative Capital of the World,” Los Angeles is home to artists and creative professionals in the area, with one in every six people employed in the creative industry. Also known for its cultural diversity and ties to Hollywood, Los Angeles is immersed in various interior design influences.

The Design Shuffle community has shared their wonderful interior designs, and we’ve compiled these gorgeous Los Angeles spaces in one video for you! Enjoy these distinct interior spaces, then discover how you can get your work featured in the next video: 

Featured Designers

Ann Miller
Owner
Ann Miller Designs
Claremont, CA
Melissa Salamoff
Interior Designer
Salamoff Design Studio
Burbank, CA
Ariana Vardi
Owner / Founder
AVID Concepts
Los Angeles, CA
Sarah Chavez and Marina Mizruh
Interior Designers
Chimera Interiors, LLC
Los Angeles, CA
Bonnie Sachs
Principal Designer
Bonnie Sachs, ASID.CID
Los Angeles, CA
Sara Ingrassia
Owner / Principal Designer
Sara Ingrassia Interiors
La Cañada Flintridge, CA
David Hicks
Owner / Director
David Hicks
Los Angeles, CA
Susan Manrao
Principal
Susan Manrao Design
Santa Monica, CA
Debbie L. Talianko
Principal Designer
Talianko Design Group, LLC.
Sierra Madre, CA
Susan Sawasy
Owner / Principal Designer
CASA | WASY Interior Design
South Pasadena, CA
Jamie Bush
Principal
Jamie Bush & Co.
Los Angeles, CA
Maureen Mahon
Owner / Interior Designer
Maureen Mahon Interiors
Los Angeles, CA
Jennifer Dyer
Principal
Jeneration Interiors
West Hollywood, CA
Victoria Reitz
Interior Designer
Victoria Reitz Interior Design
Sherman Oaks, CA

 

Interior Designers!

We want to feature your best designs in the next Design Shuffle video slideshow! Here’s how to submit your design work:

  1. Take quality project photographs: 12 Tips on Taking Stunning Portfolio Pictures.
  2. Upload high resolution images.
  3. Please submit images for consideration by noon (12:00pm PST) on Friday, December 28, 2012.

 

Please note that:

  1. Images must be your firm’s original work.
  2. We can only feature photographs in this slideshow (no sketches or renderings at this time).
  3. The recommended photograph dimensions are 1280 pixels by 720 pixels (or greater), with a landscape page orientation (greater width than height).
  4. For each image or album uploaded, please include: A) Name of the Project and B) City, State (i.e. where the interior was designed).

 

Upload your portfolio now – we can’t wait to see your work!

Personalizing Your Space – Gallery of Walls

Creating a gallery wall is a great way to display art work in your home. It has quickly replaced the style of hanging a single large painting on the wall. Hanging a group of framed works of art, photographs, paintings and prints allows you to fill a large wall or a small space with color and pattern. There are numerous ways you can hang art on your gallery wall: in a grid pattern; a random arrangement; a centralized spoke arrangement; on a shelf; on a rail.

Art Wall Gallery

This clever design uses strips of wood and clip hangers to create a temporary gallery wall that doesn’t require nails in the wall.

Art Gallery Design

Hanging or displaying like artwork creates a cohesive feeling of a collection. Displaying all portraits, landscapes, paintings or photographs together feels more like an art collection than a random mix—decorating ideas are endless here. You can also display art by color as another theme. A gallery wall of just family photos turns a plain wall into a memory wall.

Framed Art Design

Using a single style of frame and mat will create a unified look to your gallery wall. The art within the matching mats and frames doesn’t have to be the same. You can even change the mat size and the gallery wall will still have a very cohesive feel. This creates a very geometric arrangement on the wall that works with both contemporary and traditional interior designs.

Focal Point Design

The mix of sizes creates more a dynamic energy on the wall. Using different frames, styles of art and decorative objects, like mirrors, creates a mixed-media gallery wall that has a lot of visual interest.\

Art Design

Chose a frame that will accommodate your largest work and then size mats to fit the smaller works into the large frame.

Gallery of Art Design

Wall Gallery Design

A similar but more casual look can be achieved with a single frame color but in different sizes. The mix of sizes creates more a dynamic energy on the wall. Images 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

Looking for more wall decor inspiration? Photos are uploaded daily! Check out our Faves section to see what is trending now!

Inspiring Spaces – Quiet Luxury

Personal style can be bold and loud or conveyed through whispers of luxury, like the collection of rooms below. They are luxurious in their own right, but aren’t boastful about it. Take a look and enjoy the quiet elegance:

Quiet Luxury Interiors

Soft blue and coral add a little hint of color to this whispery white living room. The light fixture is unusual yet gorgeous.

Quiet Luxury Interiors

Grey and ivory give this contemporary living room quiet beauty. A Barbara Barry rug provides texture to the space.

Quiet Luxury Interiors

Subtle gold and pale blue wallpaper ties this room’s hues together. A hint of metallics plays out on a cocktail table and on the ornate sconces on the wall.

Quiet Luxury Interiors

This modern dining room is elegant in all white. The wallpaper adds pattern to the room while texture comes from the throw pillows on the tuxedo style sofa. Does this inspire any interior design ideas for pure white spaces?

Quiet Luxury Interiors

Ornate molding and a high ceiling give this room a grand appearance. The formality is softened by the use of ivory throughout the space. What a wonderful place to work with the light streaming in those big windows.

Quiet Luxury Interiors

Tufted bed, mirrored desk, gorgeous chandelier—what’s not to love about this crisp white bedroom design?

Quiet Luxury Interiors

Shades of grey cover this luxurious bedroom design. The canopy is draped simply in white fabric for an elegant look. It would be lovely to wake up to this room each morning.

Quiet Luxury Interiors

There are no adequate words for how pretty this bathroom is. Everything about it is so lovely, from the canopied bathtub to the deep pile fur rug. Can’t you just imagine soaking in there for a bit?  Images: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8

What quiet luxury items do you have in your home? Let us know in the comments and don’t forget to view our Design Gallery for more home decor inspiration and ideas!

 

Enhancing Decor with Natural Beauty

Natural beauty is in the eye of the beholder. There are many simple ways to bring the outdoors, indoors, especially during the winter season. Natural accents bring a simplistic and refreshing ambiance to your home. Check out these simple and budget-friendly ways to do this today!

Natural Beauty

I love how flowering branches are used as both decoration and inspiration for decorative pattern in this living room, especially the stencil on the wall.

Natural Beauty

Sunny color, floral prints, and beautiful wood fill this living room design with natural beauty. I’m smitten by the modern floral on the curtains and pillows.

Natural Beauty

Natural beauty in this room includes simply stacked firewood, a woven basket, botanical art and a vase filled with flowers. These simple elements bring the beauty of the natural world indoors.

Natural Beauty

Sometimes natural beauty is more abstract than literal. A bird print or floral inspired fretwork adds natural beauty to this living room.

Natural Beauty

This beautiful shell-covered letter could a personal touch of natural beauty to a mantel or bedroom design. We found this one on Etsy, but you could probably make your own.

Natural Beauty

This classic bathroom has a touch of natural beauty with the addition of the topiary rosemary plant next to the tub. The plank as a reading shelf over the tub could be quickly and easily duplicated.

Natural Beauty

The driftwood coffee table in this living room is more sculpture than furniture. The wood ceiling and collection of river rocks bring in more natural beauty to this simple living room.
Natural Beauty

Natural beauty includes both flora and fauna in this living room. Animal inspired artwork, a zebra rug and flokati pillow are all naturally beautiful and stylish—and great decorating ideas. Images 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8

What is your definition of natural beauty decor? Be sure to check out our member directory to find all the latest designs from Boston interior designers, San Francisco interior designers and many more!

Serene Greenwich Elegance By Luminosus Designs

Based in New York, Mimi Fong of Luminosus Designs does a fantastic job of fabricating spaces that are a blend of both stylish sophistication and sensibility. Her signature style consists of clean lines and elegance that combine to create both fresh and clean creations. Mimi sees beyond the design. She sees the cherished memories that take place in each space and her desire is to leave her client’s with a longing to return.

Mimi has over 20 years of experience in business which gives her an edge as a designer. She possesses the knowledge to meet her client’s budgets while managing every aspect of the process.  As a winner of the National Kitchen & Bath Association’s Metropolitan Design Competition in 2009, Mimi continues to strive for excellence. Most recently, her Pleasantville, NY project was featured in the Fall issue of Westchester Home magazine.

This particular home is styled in a classic Cape Cod look that includes a family room, kitchen, dining room, and living room. Follow us as we take a stroll through this contemporary Greenwich home!

Luminosus Design Living Room

Soft greens, wood furnishings, and wide open french doors make for a clean and refreshing living room.

Dining Room Setup

A place to enjoy a cup of tea or coffee and good conversation, a marble table and metal chairs is made complete with a vintage poster.

Mudroom

A mudroom is wonderful to have any makes keeping your home clean much easier. A custom bench was made with storage space beneath it. Tile flooring makes for easy mud clean-up.

Kitchen Design by Luminosus Designs

A butcher counter top, wood island accompanied by tractor seat stools give ample space for not only cooking, but socializing.

Kitchen Area

An alternative to typical closed cabinetry, this kitchen features a china cabinet that gives more of an open feel. Be sure your cabinets are tidy!

Dining Room by Luminosus Designs

The dining room is often the center of family gatherings. This room is both comfortable and welcoming with linen drapery, neutral colors, wicker chairs and a beautiful burlap chandelier.

Living Room Space

Blue hues surround this living room to bring a relaxing and calming sense. Gray leather seats, linen chandelier, and textured center rug are just some of the objects of interest here.

Bookshelves

Through any type of weather, this lovely sitting space makes for the ideal place to grab a book, a cup of tea, and relax with a beautiful view outdoors.

We couldn’t imagine any

 

 

A Transitional Blend of Styles: Highland Park Residence by Lisa Wolfe Design

Chicago interior designer Lisa Wolfe of Lisa Wolfe Design Ltd. is an expert at combining her three favorites styles when designing: classic interiors that are both bohemian and colorful. Although like most designers, Lisa has her signature style, she is in tune to the needs of her clients. From urban transitional to French quarters, Lisa understands what her clients are looking for and produces it efficiently and accurately. Since the firm began in 2003, Lisa has created a name for herself. Featured in various magazine publications such as Luxe Interiors, her most recent accomplishment includes the Luxe Interiors Gold List Winner 2012.

This Highland Park Residence is classic Lisa style. Traditional, transitional, and a bit of color combine to create a cozy and spacious design.

Exterior

The lush landscape on the exterior of the home is just a preview of what’s to come.

Living Room Design

Comfort is king in this natural-lit living room. With pair of french doors featuring a view to the pool, this is the optimal location for relaxation.

The white pallate of this space provides a tranquil ambiance for studying or work.

Living Room Design

Another living room area features a beautiful marble fireplace and a view of the dining room with a pop of color.

Dining Room by Lisa Wolfe

A neutral palate makes this dining room blend directly from the living room. A hint of soothing aqua stems from the pair of chandeliers.

Kitchen Area

White cabinetry and a marble kitchen counter top combine nicely with a trio of clear shade pendants.

Bathroom Space

The focal point of bathroom is directly on the stunning chandelier. Texture and pattern is given with the neutral rug featuring an abstract design. A classic tub overlooking the pool allows for beautiful natural light to enter.

Master Bedroom Design

Dark hardwood floors give a modern twist to this otherwise traditional space. Recessed lighting and ceiling fan contribute to the airy atmosphere.

The house is complete with a large deck against lush greenery. Perfect for all seasons.

There is plenty more where this came from! Lisa Wolfe has a knack for combining styles to produce one-of-a-kind designs. See more of her work here and be sure to add some to your Faves!

Guest Post – Distinct Kitchens

Hi! I’m Julie Bortnick, of the fashion and lifestyle blog, from prosecco to plaid and I’m here on the Design Shuffle blog to talk about the various ways you can spice up your kitchen space.

A home can have fifteen rooms and I can guarantee the most used would be the kitchen. For some reason, people tend to always gather around the kitchen counter. There may be an extremely comfortable couch just a couple feet away, but guests would rather stand and chat in this beloved room. With that being said, I believe the kitchen is the focal point in a house.

Of course, kitchens need to have the essential appliances, but beyond that I think this is the room to get creative in and think outside the box. Spice up the backsplash, install unique lighting, and accessorize the counters.

Stone Textile

I love the punchy backs plash and how the silverware is displayed on the counter.

 Leslie Robinson Decor

The contrast of the light colored bar stools with the dark kitchen works perfectly.

Kitchen Design 

The shelving in this kitchen is not only functional, but also chic and simply modern.

Retro Kitchen

The bold light fixtures hang over the counter and give the kitchen a contemporary-retro feel.

Modern Kitchen

I love the rows of drawers underneath the roomy counter, and the stone on the wall gives the contemporaneous kitchen a bit of a rustic feel.

 

White Kitchen

The simplicity of the plants right outside the kitchen window paired with the white cabinets and dark floors make the whole room feel beautifully clean.

 Lime Kitchen

 A pop of color splashed on the cabinets makes every morning feel bright and cheerful. 

Decorating a room is such a fun, exciting experience, and especially when it’s the most popular room in the house.  Don’t be afraid of color, prints, and texture; experiment, mix and match, and make your kitchen stand out. Images 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

Refreshed Modern Perth Residence by Mr. Home Staging and Design

As the owner, head interior stylist, and designer behind Perth Home Staging Firm Mr. Home Staging and Design, Gregg Churchill creates classy interiors that promote relaxation and interaction. With a focus on family, entertainment, and easy living, Gregg’s ambition is to “enhance his clients’ lives by transforming interior atmospheres.” He aims to design each space to be a warm, comfortable abode that enhances the first impression left with potential home buyers.

An Accredited and Qualified Staging Professional through the San Diego Home Staging Resource (HSR), Gregg is also a qualified Real Estate Agent in the Western Australia region. With his complementary skills of design and the ability to implement a client’s vision, Gregg has grown his customer base to include entities that range from Private Homeowners to Professional Real Estate Companies.

After styling the Maylands home with modern and vintage flourishes, this modern residence was sold two and a half weeks later! Congratulations to Gregg and his team on a successful sale! Why not look through the home and take in the inviting details?

Mr. Home Staging Perth Dining Room

Pops of red amidst a white interior convey a bold, and even rebellious, spirit within the space.

Mr. Home Staging Perth Living Room

Black and white patterns draw the eye to the throw pillows and rug, but the red accents hold one’s gaze.

Mr. Home Staging Perth Kitchen

The crisp kitchen provides a bit of working space for the home’s chefs.

Mr. Home Staging Perth Bedroom Desk

This desk space embodies the home’s red, black, and white theme with a slight vintage feel.

Mr. Home Staging Perth Bedroom

Can you say cozy? Fuzzy pillows and throws aside, the lighthearted bedroom conveys modern comfort with cheerful blue and white hues.

Mr. Home Staging Perth Bathroom

Bright yellow flowers and towels give this bathroom a burst of liveliness.

Mr. Home Staging Perth Outdoor Patio

A rattan patio set provides a fun place for intimate summertime gatherings.

Mr. Home Staging Perth Outdoor Bench

Floral accessories and a weathered wooden bench provide a relaxed rustic spot to relax.

Inspired by this home staging project? Explore more of Mr. Home Staging’s portfolio here!

Modern Sophisticated Palm Beach Condo Photographed by Jessica Glynn

Award-winning architecture and interior design photographer Jessica Glynn of Jessica Glynn Photography has an eye for capturing the essence of spaces. Having lived in Sydney, London, Auckland, and New York, Jessica takes photographs that transcend the extraordinary and her work has been featured in Interiors, Traditional Home, Wall Street Journal, among other publications.

One of Jessica’s most recent projects is photographing a Palm Beach residence designed by Blair Harris Interior Design. Clean and serene, the beachfront condo was remodeled to feature gorgeous panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean. Jessica chronicled the finished home, which can be seen below:

Kitchen Photographed by Jessica Glynn Photography

Contemporary cool is an ambiance defined by light green hues and organic touches.

Bedroom Photographed by Jessica Glynn Photography

Amethyst and greige provide a calm, soothing environment that balance nicely with the Chrome finished nightstand.

Patio Photographed by Jessica Glynn Photography

The patio provides a spectacular view of the sky and ocean, with colors ranging from blue to turquoise.

Living Room Photographed by Jessica Glynn Photography

Amethyst and white hues intermingle within this modern living room,
while large windows allow natural sunlight to illuminate the room.

Kitchen Photographed by Jessica Glynn Photography

This cheerful kitchen is accentuated by wooden accents and cylindrical pendant lights.
The windows provide a great outdoor view during the daytime.

Dining Room Photographed by Jessica Glynn Photography

Refreshing green plants give life to this otherwise neutral room, while amethyst hues peek out from the dazzling wall art.

Office Photographed by Jessica Glynn Photography

Vintage and ocean inspirations fuse together within this wooden office space.

Shower Photographed by Jessica Glynn Photography

Unique gray wall tiles give this shower a regal, marbled presence.

Want to see more of Jessica Glynn’s stunning photography? Browse her portfolio here!