Modern Tiki Lounge's Top 10 Posts of 2015

Modern Tiki Lounge's Top 10 Posts of 2015

Just out of curiosity, we decided to take a look at our analytics to see which of our blog posts you liked most in 2015. Turns out this list sums up a lot of great events and experiences we had last year and we thought we'd share. Check 'em out in case you may have missed a few throughout the year! Working our way backwards...

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10 Tips to Find the Perfect Wedding Venue on a Budget

10 Tips to Find the Perfect Wedding Venue on a Budget

By now, we've checked out lots of unique, affordable venues in Southern California. Along the way, the tours, number crunching, and research all helped guide us to our top choice (SmogShoppe!). We also learned a TON in the process and wanted to share some tips for those of you who might also be on a seemingly impossible hunt for an awesome venue within budget! Check 'em out...

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Brighten Up Your Home - 25 Colorful Sofas Under $1000

Brighten Up Your Home - 25 Colorful Sofas Under $1000

One way to instantly make any room pop is to feature a colorful piece of furniture. This method of decorating has the potential to instantly liven up any space, make you happier, and can even make your other design choices for the room easier (crazy, I know). Curious to see what options are out there? Let's take a look at some colorful couches. These pieces can spice up your living room, office, or even bedroom (if you've got the space). We picked options in just about every color imaginable and all pieces are under $1000 (because who doesn't like saving money on furniture?). Check out this rainbow of sofas and take that leap...

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10 New Gold Pieces from CB2 that Add Some Glam to Any Space

10 New Gold Pieces from CB2 that Add Some Glam to Any Space

I'm the first to admit, I'm a really big fan of CB2. When I got their latest catalog that said they had 400 new products in stock, I started flipping through it immediately. Out of everything, my favorite pieces are definitely the gold ones!  I think it's because lately I've been really into interiors that pair gold against dark woods and jewel tones like dark teal.  Want to get this look?  Here are our top 10 picks - there's something for every budget...  

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10 Must-Have Mid-Century Modern Living Room Pieces

10 Must-Have Mid-Century Modern Living Room Pieces

As I mentioned in a previous post about some of my design consulting work, I've recently been working on some concepts for an office interior.  This design was slated for the lobby but I think it can be equally successful when repurposed for a Mad-Men-esque living room...  

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15 Must-Have Items for Any Industrial Modern Office

15 Must-Have Items for Any Industrial Modern Office

Much of my time lately has been spent consulting on all sorts of design (architectural, interior, graphic, etc.) and some of the projects have been quite fun.  I've always loved sourcing furniture looks and I was recently asked to come up with some inspiration boards for a creative R&D tech firm's new office...  

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100-Day Project: Day 3 - Office

100-Day Project: Day 3 - Office

The prompt today was: Office. I immediately thought of Don Draper's office on Mad Men and decided to use that as inspiration. I'm hoping my own creative studio will eventually be a Mad Men/Trader Sam's hybrid as I mentioned in my post about my ideal Creative Office Decor...  

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100-Day Project: Time to Make!

100-Day Project: Time to Make!

My friend (and studio neighbor) Sacha Baumann just posted the Ella Luna: 100-Day Project up on her studio's Facebook page and it looks great!  It starts April 6 and end July 14 and encourages creatives to make one thing a day and post about it for each and every one of those 100 days... 

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10 Great Green Products to Brighten Up Your Life

10 Great Green Products to Brighten Up Your Life

Today, I figured I'd aptly share my favorite thing about St. Patrick's Day.  Some people love the beer or the corned beef & cabbage or even the parades that spring up around the country (I feel like not in LA though...huh?), but I'm really just a fan of the unapologetic celebration of my favorite color - green! On that note, I've decided to round up ten of the (green) products that I've stumbled across in celebration of this March 17th...

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Tiki and Mid-Century Modern Inspired Creative Office Decor

Tiki and Mid-Century Modern Inspired Creative Office Decor

Now that the studio I rent at Keystone Art Space has become my full-time office, I'm motivated to get it into shape to be both functional and inspirational.  I eventually want it to have a great mid-century modern tropical tiki vibe...think Trader Sam's meets Mad Men. So far I've managed to source some unique pieces that fit within the theme...

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