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One of the benefits of living in a loft-style home is that they’re typically an open, blank slate that you can decorate in a million and one different ways. But if you want to pay homage to a loft's roots, then consider incorporating industrial furniture and decor.

An industrial loft aesthetic typically includes style-infused components of factories and warehouses, such as exposed brick, concrete, metal, and wood. Light fixtures with exposed bulbs, open shelving comprised of metal and wood, and concrete accents, like planters, are all commonly found in industrial spaces.

If you’re interested in adopting this chic aesthetic, then consider adding the following pieces of furniture and decor to your loft to maximize

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The warmer weather and longer days of spring are finally upon us, which means it’s prime time to get your outdoor living space in tip-top shape for the season. Outdoor spaces are often neglected in the cooler months, which can result in dated furniture, faded decor, and unsightly clutter taking up space in what could be an ultra-stylish and beautiful outdoor living situation.

If your outdoor living space could use a little refresher, then consider adding the following items to your style arsenal, which combine practical function with beautiful form.

 

Jai Outdoor Chair, $299 for set of two

Outdoor Weather Resistant Modern Metal Blue Chairs

The metal design of these chairs is durable enough to withstand outdoor conditions all the while adding a pop of modern color to any space they’re in.

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Archibald Quincy Jones is among the most influential modernist architects in the United States. Jones studied architecture at the University of Washington, graduating in 1936, before moving to Los Angeles to work with modernist architects like Douglas Honnold, George Vernon Russell, and Paul R. Williams.

In 1942, Jones received a commission as a lieutenant commander in the Navy and was discharged three years later in 1945. Upon his discharge, Jones returned to LA to open up his own architectural office where he honed his unique style and voice in modernism. Jones directed much of his focus on updating and refining accessible, postwar housing, emphasizing economical and sustainable building methods.

He was among the first

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This year marks a century since the Staatliches Bauhaus, commonly referred to as Bauhaus, was established. Bauhaus was a German school of the arts founded by architect Walter Gropius that sought to combine craftsmanship, like woodworking and design, with fine arts, such as painting and sculpture. The result was an entire movement, dubbed the Bauhaus movement, that focused on uniting fine art with functional design to create practical objects accessible to a wide range of people.

Essentially, the Bauhaus movement strived to level the hierarchy of the arts. No longer was the top of the hierarchy reserved for fine arts; instead, all forms of art and design were included and converged to highlight what each brings to the table

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 With the global population continuing to grow and resource consumption at an all-time high, we’re putting a great deal of stress on Mother Earth, which is leading to very real consequences. The good news is, there’s a lot that each of us can do to reduce our carbon footprint and work to create a healthier planet, and more and more people are looking to their homes to help. In fact, most Modern+Contemporary architecture incorporates eco-friendly designs, recycled materials, and advanced technology to create energy-efficient homes that reduce the impact on our environment.

In honor of Earth Day coming up on Monday, April 22nd, we’re featuring some of the most beautiful homes that combine stunning style with eco-friendly designs.

 

Ecocapsule

Ecocapsule House Green Home Design

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It’s no secret that Frank Lloyd Wright is among the most prominent and influential architects in the world, but did you know that you can buy a whole line of Wright-inspired home decor on Amazon?

The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation has plans to roll out home decor and furniture in retail stores across the country in 2020, but it currently offers a bunch of home decor items from its collection on Amazon. The foundation’s CEO, Stuart Graff, said of the collection: “I think in the past, the focus was on serving the museum shops and serving Frank Lloyd Wright sites by creating souvenirs and memorabilia. What we're looking at now is how relevant he is to contemporary living.”

With its stained glass influences and sleek,

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From purifying the air you breathe to adding movement and intrigue to your aesthetic, there are boundless benefits to adding botanicals to your interior. And even if you don’t have the greenest of thumbs, there are options like succulents and air plants that allow you to reap all of the botanical benefits without the added maintenance.

That said, you can’t showcase your plant friends without a proper vessel. The following the pots and planters will ensure you give your botanicals the presentation they deserve all the while enhancing your space’s overall style.

Lekha Footed Mini Planter, $12

Urban Outfitters Mini Planter with Black and White Stripes

With its sweet feet and black-and-white stripes, this mini planter is a playful addition to any

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Born in Vienna on April 8, 1892, Richard Neutra is an Austrian-American architect who merged Bauhaus modernism with Southern California building traditions to create an original style adaptation called Desert Modernism. Neutra moved to the United States in 1923 where he worked with iconic architects like Frank Lloyd Wright and Rudolf Schindler to hone his unique style.

A major critique of traditional modernism is that it imposes strict rules on people and regions despite their differences. One of the reasons Neutra became so influential was due to his flexible and personalized approach to creating modernist homes. He took care to tailor to the needs of the client and the surrounding landscape to create one-of-a-kind designs

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The sweeping arches, breezy hues, and ornamental accents of Spanish-inspired architecture draw many to invest in this style of home. The Spanish influences in California and Florida have resulted in an abundance of these homes in those regions, but Spanish-style homes are found throughout the United States, particularly in warmer climates.

If you’re like so many who have fallen in love with this style, then you might be interested in curating an interior to match. When decorating a home with such beautiful and unique architecture, finding ways to incorporate the architecture into the interior style will make your home feel that much more cohesive. The following tips are a breeze to apply and they'll leave you with a home that feels like a Spanish

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From pared-back minimal styles to dynamic, maximal aesthetics, there are infinite ways to design an interior. However, no matter your style sensibilities, there are a few common errors that people make when designing their homes that leave them looking unfinished, chaotic, and uncertain.

Now, we’re not talking about mistakes regarding style preferences—interior style is totally subjective and there’s no right way to execute it. Rather, we’re talking about general problems around factors like size, scale, and vision that can hinder the overall impact and feel of the space.

If you avoid the following pitfalls, then you can bet your home will look a whole lot more polished and cohesive for it, regardless of the particular aesthetic you subscribe to.

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