Modern & Contemporary Product Design

Are you one of those people that can’t wait for new lighting designs to come out? Always curious about what designers are up to? Well you are in luck! Bellacor has partnered with a Spanish company that will provide you with products that will be sure to inspire.

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Iberlamp, derived from Iberia, which is home of modern-day Spain and Portugal, set the standard for premium lighting in Spain nearly 40 years ago. Since then, the lighting industry has changed dramatically, but one thing remains constant – Iberlamp’s penchant for sophistication, superior quality and unique design.

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With Iberlamp’s master craftsmanship combined their unparalleled expertise and advanced technologies, we get to experience the creation of the world’s most innovative and timeless lighting designs. What more could you ask for? Quality, design, and expertise!

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This brand offers limited distribution. In fact, there are only 8 online retailers who can offer this product. If you have distinguished taste, a flair for the unique, and enjoy great design, you may want to look further into this product.

By Wendy Weinert

Cameron Diaz’s Manhattan Apartment: how to get the look

Photo Credit: Elle Decor

Photo Credit: Elle Decor

Cameron Diaz is a unique phenomenon. Who else can manage to always look effortlessly glamorous, never over the top and fun – all at the same time! While you might not have figured out how to pull off her look fashion-wise, you can now bring these stylish characteristics to your home, thanks to Elle Décor!

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Photo Credit: Elle Decor

The online magazine showcased Diaz’s apartment, designed by Diaz and Kelly Wearstler, along with a brief interview with the actress herself. Based on the article, here are some simple ways you can add a little bit of that “Cameron appeal” to your home:

Currey Company Helio Table Lamp

Currey Company Helio Table Lamp

Incorporate brass

Diaz told Elle Décor, “I blame my love of sparkly, shiny things on my Cuban roots. But I also wanted a place that felt very homey, very tactile.” Her designer, Wearstler, was able to help her achieve this mix by incorporating brass furniture and fixtures in rooms like the kitchen, bedroom, dining room and living room.

Brass stands out, but does so without being too flashy and over the top. When adding brass to your home, think beyond the box. While most cabinets nowadays are made out of wood or glass, Cameron’s designer made a brass cabinet … and it looks awesome!

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Don’t be afraid of unique colors

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Sometimes taking a risk is necessary to achieve the look you really want. Cameron’s apartment features several striking colors, like the emerald green cabinets in the kitchen or the pop of yellow in the living room. Adding a pop of color even in something like a chandelier or a unique color palette on your walls is a great way to give your home a more eclectic feel.

Make every piece count

From the artwork to the faucet fixtures, everything in Diaz’s home has been carefully thought out to enhance the overall look of the room. Nothing seems arbitrary or looks out of place. And while none of the rooms are overcrowded, each room has defining pieces that stand out and grab your attention. Look for unique light fixtures or interesting pieces of furniture for your own home!

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Designing your home to be effortlessly stylish doesn’t have to be impossible. Just try some of these ideas from Cameron Diaz’s home and you’ll transform your home in no time.

 

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Outdoor lighting: Perfect illumination for every kind of porch

Every house has its own unique personality – and that’s often apparent right at the front door. While there numerous home entry styles, the one you choose – and how you decorate it – says a lot about you and your style. And the key décor element for any porch is generally an outdoor light fixture.

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Consider these three types of porches and home entries and how lighting can define and improve the space:

  • A large, open porch: Sweeping, gracious porches are a much-loved characteristic of classic American homes, particularly in the South. Because they encourage lingering and lots of use, it’s necessary to have sufficient lighting; that might mean a multitude of fixtures. A large sconce by the door provides welcoming light but recessed ceiling lighting can help illuminate the rest of the space.
  • A screened in porch: These versatile spaces often end up serving as additional living areas. Because screened-in porches make the most of enjoyable weather without letting insects in to pester you, they’re comfortable and useful, even after dark. To add light and keep the air moving, a combination fan and light fixture is ideal. For times when you only need a bit of light, a sconce – or pair of sconces – directly next to the door will do the trick.
  • A classic portico: A sconce can overwhelm a small portico space or give it an unbalanced look. A pendant lighting fixture, like a lantern or a chandelier, adds charm as well as illumination to a portico, all without throwing off the visual balance. Because it’s a smaller space, keep overhead clearance in mind.

Having the right lighting on your porch will make a difference in how you welcome your guests, spend your time and establish the look of your home. Choose carefully and you’ll create a space that’s as versatile as it is beautiful.

Throw pillows: How one simple accessory can make your patio perfect

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAEveryone has a vision of the perfect outdoor party: Your yard is flawlessly landscaped, your food looks as good as it tastes, and your outdoor décor could be a snapshot from a magazine. That dream doesn’t always fit the reality, but luckily, it doesn’t take much to make it happen. The key is to start with a quick refreshing of your patio scenery – and one of the quickest ways to do that is by updating your outdoor pillows and cushions.

These key accessories are like the finishing touch on a great outfit: they add style and interest, but are easily interchangeable for different looks. So whether you want something simple for “everyday” gatherings or a more festive look for holidays and big events, getting the look you want can be as simple as switching out your cushions.

Try these ideas out in your backyard:

• Patriot perfect: The 4th of July is summer’s biggest celebration, and every American wants to host a great backyard barbecue. To make your patio loPatrioticPillowsok just right for the day, select pillows in reds, whites andPillowPerfectFrenchLinen blues. To make the cushions more versatile and usable year round, focus on those three key colors rather than outright holiday-specific items .
• Natural appeal: The calming colors of nature provide ideal inspiration for outdoor décor. For day-to-day use, try pillows in natural tones of green and brown. Pair solid seat cushions with patterned throw pillows for added visual interest.
• Party ready: When you want to bring a festive atmosphere to your patio, be bold with color and pattern. Bright, summery tones of red , pink, orange, blue and beyond can all be incorporated through a variety of patterns that range from floral to stripes to geometric shapes.

Once you’ve set the mood with décor and accessories like pillows, all you need to do is mow the grass, tidy up the flower beds and serve some tried-and-true dishes. Just like that, the flawless party of your dreams will be ready to go!

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