(Author Archive : Brittney Smart)

Contemporary Lighting that Captures Nature’s Beauty

Nature is one of the most popular themes in contemporary design, and lighting fixtures are no exception. The beautiful lines and inspiring contrasts found in nature can be (and have been) captured skillfully in many modern lighting pieces. Here are just a few we’ve found:

Lighting is a powerful factor in any space. This exquisite pendant, for example, is not only beautiful in its own right, but it also has the power to transform a simple bedroom into an enchanted forest grove.


Modern Rustic Apartment in Poland: Inspiring Scandinavian Style

While Scandinavian style is one of the major home design trends of 2014, the style, for many, is much more than a trend. It’s an embracing of the simple, modern life. Of a lifestyle that doesn’t require quantity so much as it craves quality. Through the use of neutral color palettes (and lots of white) and careful attention to impactful details, Scandinavian styled homes are clean, bright, and inspiring.

To illustrate this, let’s check out a gorgeous Scandinavian style apartment located in Warsaw, Poland. The apartment  was designed by Soma Architekci and is 1,400 square feet (large for urban standards, small for more suburban areas) and is simultaneously rustic and modern, bright and cozy.


Unforgettable Outdoor Entertaining: Backyard Dining Done Right

With the warmer weather comes an itching to do more outside…including eating. Barbeques, patio picnics, and outdoor dinners become more and more common. But there are some things you can do to make sure your al fresco dining experience is anything but common.

Here are some pieces of advice on how to create a lovely and memorable outdoor dining event – without breaking the bank or taking up your entire weekend in preparation.


Vivid Spring Colors at Home

Springtime in general is inspiring, invigorating, and energizing. This time of year emphasizes freshness and life – out with the old and tired and stale, in with the new and vibrant and colorful. If you’re looking for strategies to breathe fresh life into your home décor this spring, you’ve come to the right place.

Here are some tips and tricks to make this spring an unforgettable, and utterly enjoyable, one for your home.


20 Naturally Bright Modern Interiors

It’s a fact that most people are drawn to bright spaces. Whether the space is bright from natural light, from bold colors, or from strategic lighting, or all of the above, there’s something about a bright space that’s invigorating, energizing, and inspiring.

Check out these unique modern interiors that are not only decorated to fit their homeowners’ lives and personalities but that are also stimulating examples of the vivacious effect of a bright contemporary space.


Spring Cleaning: A Room-by-Room Guide

There’s something about the change in seasons, especially winter into spring, that makes us want to start fresh. This is probably why spring cleaning is so common – out with the old and grey, in with the new and fresh. But deep cleaning an entire house can be a daunting task, so much so that it sometimes never gets done at all because we don’t know where to even begin.

We know everyone’s time is valuable, which is why we created this Homedit spring cleaning guide. This guide provides an efficient and thorough game plan for your spring cleaning this year, taking you from room to room and focusing on getting in, getting it done, and getting out.


Skirted Sofas: When and How to Choose Them

Are you a little intimidated by the pleated skirt? Do you associate them with visiting your grandmother’s house when you were younger? Do you crave contemporary style and, therefore, automatically discount the skirted sofa? Are you simply not sure what to think of this detail on what is likely the largest piece of furniture in your home?

If so, you’re not alone. But I’m here to make a case for the skirted sofa. These large pieces can be the make-or-break factor of a stylish space. They can be the star, and they can be the background, and they can be anywhere in between. Here are some ways the skirted sofa has been used effectively and, might I say, with stylish perfection:


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