Summer Living with iNDA Cordless Rechargeable LED Outdoor Lamps

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Seasonal Living proudly introduces Inda Cordless Outdoor Lighting to our outdoor lighting collection. Ingeniously designed by renowned industrial designer Louis A. Lara. The Inda collection of floor and table lamps features a warm, removable LED rechargeable light so there are no electrical cords to trip over. The lamp bases are constructed of lightweight concrete (consistent with Seasonal Living’s light-weight Perpetual concrete collection of furniture & decorative accessories) and a 3-panel UV-resistant polypropylene white shade with anodized aluminum frame. The warm LED light fixture  is housed in a self-contained, weather proof chamber powered by lithium rechargeable battery that holds a charge for approximately 6.5 hours.  To re-charge the LED light fixture, the warm LED light can be easily moved from the lamp base to a recharging ‘splash mat’ which plugs into an electrical socket.

The new Inda Outdoor Cordless Lamp is both an architectural statement, as well as a practical solution for lighting any in or outdoor space where electrical wiring or cables present safety and access concerns.

Includes warm white LED rechargeable light and electrical charging splash mat.
US & International Patents pending.

Floor Lamp $465 plus tax and shipping  Table Lamp $330 plus tax and shipping Click Here to Purchase 

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A sneak peek into our Temple Emanu-el Rennovation

 

 

Here’s a look at a few of the before images:
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And Here are some progress pictures of the Temple Emanu-el Renovation completed by our commercial interior design team at Lancaster Interior Design:

 

Starting an Art Collection

Contributing Writer: Keffie Lancaster, Associate ASID 

Our design team recently had the pleasure of escorting a client through the process of starting an art collection.  We met in West Palm Beach at the prestigious Wally Findlay Gallery for a weekend of learning and exploring the art world.  Their wonderful gallery represents many artists from the past and present and provides a wealth of knowledge.  We also had the pleasure of enjoying lunch by the pool at the famous

When building a collection there are numerous factors to consider.  First and foremost is budget.  Establishing an amount will allow you and your designer to find the right place to start.  You will also need to consider the amount of space you can allot to your collection as well as the style of artwork you will enjoy seeing every day.

In order to collect art intelligently, you have to master two basic skills. The first is being able to effectively research, evaluate and buy any single work of art that attracts you. The second is being able to choose each individual work in such a way as to form a meaningful grouping, a practice more commonly known as collecting.

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What makes a great collector great is his or her ability to separate out specific works of art from the millions of pieces already in existence and assemble them in such a way as to increase or advance our understanding of that art in particular or of the evolution of art in general. In any mature collection, the whole becomes greater than the sum of the parts, the collector comes to be accepted as a respected authority and in exceptional cases, goes on to set the standards, determine the trends and influence the future of collecting for everyone.

 

The images we shared with you represent the beginnings of a collection we began this past month.  We chose to represent various styles and artists as well as price points.  The paintings here range in price from $18,000 – $298,000 and were selected based on size, color, subject and technique.  We hope you will find inspiration and start your collection!  Let us know what you are looking for and we will help you get started!

If you’re like most people, you know how to buy art on a piece-by-piece basis, but may not be all that accomplished at formulating a plan for making multiple acquisitions over the long haul, or in other words, building a collection. This is where we come in!  Teaming up with your designer as well as an art dealer gives you an instant advantage.  You can find art you like just about anywhere you look and in an incredible variety of subject matters, mediums and price ranges, but that can be confusing as well as intimidating. So how do you wade through it all and decide what direction to go in? How do you relate one purchase to the next? How do you organize or group your art together? How do you present it? And most importantly, how do you do all these things well?  You don’t have to answer these questions when you have a trained interior design team working on your side!

 

 

 

 

 

Contemporary v. Modern Design, by Christina Maccani, Lube of Sarasota

This month we asked Christina Maccani, Designer/Sales at Lubé of Sarasota, to give us some insight.

 

 What is the difference between Contemporary and Modern interior design?

This is hard to explain without defining Modern first (with a capital M – as in Mid-century). Modern interior designs emerged during the 1920’s and lasted well into the 1970’s. Modern interiors tend to emphasize the importance of simple form and function which generally translate into streamlined, unadorned, and mass produced pieces. Highlights of this era include the Egg Chair, Tulip legs, and art ranging from Salvador Dali to Andy Warhol. Modern designers such as Meis Van Der Rohe and Le Corbusier transformed the ornate designs of earlier trends into simple geometric pieces. Modern designers also focused on an open floor plan, which allows for select pieces of furniture to be highlighted as works of art in their own right.

Can you elaborate on Contemporary?

Contemporary designs focus on what’s current and innovative, and are ever-changing. Contemporary designs tend to reinterpret conventional styles in a cleaner, more linear fashion and make us rethink the way we choose to decorate our homes. Contemporary is a softer, more diversified style, and may also cross into Transitional or Eclectic. Patterned and textural fabrics are used quite freely, and spaces are filled with art pieces and accents. Colors are bold and broad spectrums of tones are used throughout the scheme. Multiple textures are used, juxtaposing organic materials such as hand scraped or roughhewn woods with brushed steel surfaces, glass fixtures, and plastic furnishings.  Simple finishes and smooth lines reflect a calm atmosphere contrasted with edgy, uniquely textured design accents.

Both Modern and Contemporary interior designs feature clean straight lines, simple uncluttered spaces and a mix of natural and industrial materials.

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Christina is a talented designer and helps her clients obtain a vision and understanding of great cabinetry designs! Thanks for your great input! Lube is located within walking distance of our office and they would welcome you to stop by and visit their showroom anytime. http://lubeofsarasota.com/

 

 

The Great Outdoors

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Design Tips from you Neighborhood Design Team
Lancaster Interior Design/Keffie Lancaster, Associate ASID
Summer time is here and it’s time to enjoy the great outdoors! Outdoor furniture has taken on a new life and many pieces are even made from marine-grade plastics that can outlast traditional materials with very little maintenance. Outdoor fabrics are now coming in brighter colors, more prints and textures and can be made into drapes and dividers to create a more private outdoor cabana area. Try these tips to make your outdoor space come alive!
1. Mix and Match Patterns and Colors, from flowers to fabrics, find a palette and go for it!
2. Make the Most of Small Space, tell a story, create a vignette.
3. Install Lighting, highlight your new creation.
4. Add an exterior rug, they come in great waterproof and mildew resistant materials these days.
5. Keep it Clean, blow off porches, spray down the furniture, even your outdoor seating area should be spotless!
6. Window Boxes, On balconies where space is at a minimum, window boxes are a wonderful way to introduce color and greenery while saving square-footage for furniture.
7. Just have fun! Create an environment that is soothing and enjoyable for the whole family.
All of the items found here can be purchased through your local Sarasota Interior Designers, Lancaster Interior Design.
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