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Stylish sinks? Yes please.

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One often overlooked area for adding some eye catching design details and added functionality is as simple as an additional island or bar sink. There are many new creative sink designs out there and the above photos show a few from Elkay. The 1st sink shown, is great for entertaining as it can be filled with ice and drinks or condiments can be placed in it. The second design in the shape of a Martini glass is just a fun touch for a wet bar area. The third sink shown features an "island" mounted faucet which turns 360 degrees and blue LED lights for an added wow factor.

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An artful faucet series.

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This, Luna faucet line from Graff really caught my eye. I like how unexpected it is, but still has very subtle curving lines. It's more than a faucet, it's actually a piece of art. Very cool.

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Wallpaper is cool. Seriously.

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Wallpaper is continuing to gain popularity in chic remodels and trendy new construction. The above pattern is called "blackbird" by Cavern wallpaper. It's more of a "wall scene" than wallpaper, but either way they are a lot of cool new patterns popping up here and there.
 

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Another company I came across is Twenty2 and they also have a lot of great options to choose from. With all these new wallpaper options, it can be a fairly simple way to make a great accent wall or transform your room completely.

As always, if you'd like tips or are in need of a designer or builder, I'm here to help. Also, be sure to visit my design portfolio at Jordan Iverson Signature Homes.

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RED

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Looking for a pop of color? This red sink cabinet from Ikea is sure to make a statement and add some flare to any bath or powder room it is added to! Ikea has a few color options to choose from. We went with the high gloss red in a recent renovation we did over on City View. 

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Modern fans by who else but... The Modern Fan Company

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For a long time there was a big void in the market for clean looking, modern fans. There still isn't an overwhelming amount of options, but my favorite company is easily The Modern Fan Company. The fans they offer are simple, clean, modern and do what they're supposed to do...move air! Here are two of my favorite models that they offer.The Pensi and the Cirrus Hugger for low ceiling applications. Both offer a great look and are actually very fairly priced as well. There are different blade lengths available also depending on the size of the space. They both come in brushed aluminum or a color I'm wanting to try which is a gloss white. Lumens.com Light + Living offers most of The Modern Fan Companies line of fans if you want to check more of them out! 

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Modern, REAL fire pits.

If you're looking for a modern outdoor fireplace with a campfire feel, than this is it. These are 2 great, wood-burning firepit options with a clean/modern style. There aren't a lot of options for something like this so it was nice to run across both of these.

The 1st is the Fire Sense HotSpot Square FirePit which you can buy at Sears

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The 2nd option is the TERRA Fire Basket by Blomus and you can find this one online at 

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Functional Typography

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Functional Typography

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I've always been drawn to typography and graphic design in the home, so this couldn't help but catch my eye. A giant chartreuse, letter "A' that functions as a whimsical storage unit and bookshelf. I've only been able to find it on a foreign website if you're looking to buy one, but I'm looking for a local site. 

The second image I found on Pinterest, and it's an entry for a contest for The New York Times "T" logo for their magazine.  

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