Monday, February 27, 2012

Favorite modern design websites to shop

My favorite modern design websites to shop
As you know, I love modern design and I wanted to share with you all some of my favorite places to shop online for modern design items for my home, cards and even dog accessories.  

Modern design can get confused with Contemporary design but they are different. 

Modern Design using very clean simple lines, geometric patterns, using the idea of less is more, and use of nature materials like teak and leather. It was created in the 1950's in German when the Bauhaus school of design started.  (I will post more about design style history in the future).  Modern design spaces are typically neutral with splashes of color.  It has more of a retro look and feel to it.

Contemporary design using lots of curves, it is very playful using lots of reflective materials, unusual colors, and asymmetrical patterns.  It was created in the 1960's & 70's as part of the post modernism movement and it strong today.

Modern design websites to shop
Below are a few of my favorite site I shop on line when looking for great modern design for my home.

How can you not love Crate and Barrel.  I have loved them for years.  Their sell updated version of modern European design.  I did not notice this until I was in Finland last year and saw how European looking the products Crate and Barrel sells.  I love them!
cb2 is a more playful version of Crate and Barrel.  I love their products and they have great prices on accessories and other furniture.  CB2 is a little bit more contemporary but still has a modern feel to it.
Oh how I love west elm.  They have GREAT prices and wonderful modern design pieces for your home.  I owe lots of their shelves, end tables and accessories.  I also love the partnership they have created with Benjamin Moore on selling their paints and noting in their magazine what BM paint they used.  All of their products are designed to work with their paints.  They make it so easy!!!  If you have not checked them out it is a must!
(This photo shows west elm shelve and accessories)
The wonderful blue and yellow box in the sky!  I love IKEA and have been shopping their for over 12 years.  They have crazy good prices and the Swedish sure are amazing designers.  They now sell many different styles of design for great prices around the world.  I thought I would grow out of IKEA but that will never be the case. (this photo shows IKEA lights, shelves, metal wall shelves with west elm & Crate & barrel accessories)
Rock Scissor Paper is a wonderful card site owned by 2 sisters in San Francisco.  I love their moderns cards and paper products.  They have classic modern designs and new fun playful ones.
Trendy Pet is a site that sells wonderful modern dog bowls.  I am VERY particular on what I put in my house and I wanted a nice simple modern raised dog bowl for my whippets.  I found this great site and own 3 of these bowls.  My pups love them & so do I.
Loll designs makes outdoor furniture made out of recycled materials.  I want a few chairs some day in my back yard.  You can order different styles of furniture in many different colors and it good for the environment. (their products are pictured at the top of the post).
2 Modern is a nice site that sells classic modern furniture and other accessories.  It is not cheap but they have great stuff and so many options to pick from.  My of my favorite chairs is on sale here and I told my husband he never needs to by me diamonds for my anniversary, just classic chairs.
One Kings Lane is a new site I found that has lots of interesting accessories in many different styles.  The prices range but if you are looking for some special no one else has, this is the place for you.

I hope you enjoy shopping these sites for your home.  I love checking back at these sites often to see what is new and what is on sale!  Enjoy 

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the cool information, I really love to spend time here going through these posts

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