The Minimalist Luxury of Salons & Barbershops

Luxury does not have to feel heavy or busy it can be presented as a design that is both minimal and sophisticated in simplicity. Luxury is not defined by just one particular style but rather it’s all about the presentation and quality of materials and products used in a space to create that feel.

Check out the images below to see just what I mean…

Design Magnifique, Orlando Interior Design, Salons, Hair

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Offices are not so Officey anymore

Traditional + office appear more like an oxymoron when compared to the path of today’s office design. Blame the millennial generation and/or the warp speed of technology, it doesn’t matter, office spaces are changing and the implications are remarkable. This research article offers a reason behind this phenomenon. Ever since the Google corporation pioneered the way for making its office spaces more “fun” there’s been a dearth of companies following suit.

Google “office design trend” and the search results are astonishing. Office design appear more relaxed, for lack of a better term, and manufacturers are responding with a plethora of design solutions from building materials to furniture systems. Options are endless.

Open office plans appear to be a staple solution among large technology firms. In short, employers no longer find cubicles to be a viable business plan and are in favor of open spaces for increased collaboration. People + technology are mobile and with that brings opportunities for seating and lounging options. Employees opt to move away from their desk in favor of solitude in a quieter space. Aesthetics is another major shift in office design. Companies are open to brighter and bolder interpretations of who they are. Indoor/outdoor spaces are merging. Did you also notice jeans, shorts and flip-flops [at least here in Orlando] is the common uniform – I believe this speaks to the people’s overall attitude of how people feel about their work spaces. How long will this trend last? While I don’t think this is a trend but rather a shift in attitudes about how companies, peoples and spaces interact.

GoDaddy's office Space - Commercial Design - Tech CompanyNot an over-the-top design but the activities speak for themselves. Opportunities for work and play. Open-planned spaces equipped with standard and bar desk heights. This is the office space of GoDaddy.

Cisco Office - Commercial Office Design - Tech Company

Personal and group pods are now a must-have as seen here in the office space of Cisco.

Red Rock - Office Design - Commercial Office SpaceNeutral colors are a thing of the past. Companies, such as Red Rock, welcome the bright and bold aesthetics, which appear youthful in presentation.

Move Office - Commercial Office DesignNotice that traditional/typical ceiling tiles are obsolete. Companies are embracing the raw building structural materials including open ceiling members, natural characteristics of wood or steel building materials. Movet Office did just that by keeping their office design clean and comprehensible.

Sergey Makhno Office - Commercial Office DesignOffices can be a bit dark and whimsical but fun. Office spaces are adaptable to the users personality and certainly this is the case of the Sergey Makhno office.

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Marilyn

The Centerpiece…

Yes, the holidays are upon us. Thanksgiving is one of the most wonderful holidays I personally love. It’s a holiday about giving thanks for the blessings of the harvest and of the preceding year.

So this year, as we prepare for the holidays, let’s make sure to celebrate them with joy and laughter. Let’s make sure that our homes are styled for the holidays, especially our dinner table. After all that’s where we spend most of our time talking to one an another and enjoying the laughters.

While dressing your table this year make sure to add a luxury centerpiece to give it the final touch.

Below are some of my favorite luxury brand centerpieces.

Sugar Plum Chic Centerpiece

This centerpiece is a sugar plum chic centerpiece by Horchow, what a beauty…

Golden Centerpiece

This golden center piece is just a WOW…

Mackenzie-Childs Center pieceOf course you can’t go wrong with a Mackenzie Childs Tuxedo centerpiece, it is simply gorgeous

Golden Twig Hurricanes

This Golden Twig Hurricanes candle set is perfect for a small table

Timothy Dunn CandleThis is a must have on your home during the holidays. This year try Timothy Dunn Candle.

Have fun with your Thanksgiving Table!!

Live, Love and Design

NAJLA

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