THE LUMENS GUIDE TO A GREAT SPACE
Mix up modern. Combine bright whites, clean shapes and au natural finishes for an open, airy space that’s ready for summer entertaining. Even without a single statement piece, the right blend of items you love always speaks for itself.
Add life. A little detail that goes a long way? Greenery. A striking plant or a bouquet of flowers brings color to a space while keeping a neutral palette. Not to mention, it’s an inexpensive update that adds to air quality and—we think—good design juju.
Don’t overdo it. Stuffocation does not make for a well-designed space. The details might be small, but they are mighty, and each and every furnishing accessory should be something you love so that editing what’s on display is a cinch.
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We love it because: The flared bell-jar silhouette of this Danish superstar is the perfect balance of high design and a clean, streamlined aesthetic.
We love it because: Designer Philippe Starck and Kartell have mastered the art of the barely-there chair, and we love that this one is light on the visual real estate in a busier space.
We love it because: It was designed to be a modern, minimalist take on the classic Scandinavian dining chair. The curved backrest is like little tiny hug when you sit against it.
We love it because: It believes in the more, the merrier! The Easy X-Tension leaf stretches one or both sides to seat up to 12 people comfortably, and the mirrored legs add just the right amount of drama.
We love it because: Fruit never had it so good. This Giulio Iacchetti design is a beautiful way to corral fruit or other opjects, with a helmet-inspired design that brings a bit of geometry to the table or countertop.
We love it because: That notion that everything in your home should be beautiful? This bowl fits it to a T, with a single sheet of laser cut steel that’s been bent into a distinctive shape inspired by a nautilus shell.
We love it because: The rotating inner glass sphere is not only a visual stunner, it can be rotated to hold different size arrangements (or remove it all together to use the clear glass cylinder on its own).
We love it because: The space-saving, countertop design holds up to 12 bottles of your favorite vino, but we equally love the bold, abstract design that the steel wire creates against a blank wall.