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Avant-Garde is an online retailer of modern contemporary home furniture & decor items feraturing household furniture for every room in your home, outdoor patio furniture and featured product collections.​​

We offer home furnishings and decor for every area of your home, both inside and out, always striving to bring you the most current design elements being used by today's top designers, at a fraction of their retail cost. Whether you are completely redecorating an area of your home, looking for the perfect accent piece to finish off an existing room, shopping for a unique gift, or simply "window shopping" to get design ideas, Avant-Garde is the place to go for everything for your modern & contemporary home. ​​

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Sunday, October 14, 2012

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Modern things that are ok but nothing spectacular.. 

Today I am sharing with all of you things that are not spectacular BUT THINGS THAT ARWE COMMONLY USED but amazing in look and appearance. 

Enjoy the pic and post..

Not horrible ceiling lights

You know that certain type of spine-tingling horror that happens when you’re walking around a perfectly wonderful space only to have it ruined by looking up and seeing a terrible-looking ceiling light. Whether from it being too old and outdated to just plain ol’ boring, your flush-to-the-ceiling lighting needs don’t have to be neglected. (Or turned into a horror movie.)

2Modern has a delightful variety of ceiling lights that are modern and definitely not boring. So if you’ve got a small space, have to have something flush enough for a door to swing or just don’t like it when lights hang, here are six lights to check out:

American Made Credenzas

Go America! Go gorgeous modern credenzas that allow us to stylishly store our things! Want to add to your furniture collection but only wanna do it with something made in America? Here’s a list of eight U.S.-made credenzas, media units and other storage stations.

10 really cool LED light fixtures

Remember when LED lights looked terrible?!!? Or when they gave out a weird, cold robot-y sort of light? Sorry to burst your light bubble, but LED lights aren’t just cool…they’re totally mainstream. So along with getting all the great benefits of LED lighting (longer life, better energy efficiency, eco-friendly, to name only a few) you now get to choose from some pretty stellar and sleek modern LED designs. From names like Cerno, FLOS, VIBIA, Mio, Pablo and more, we’ve chosen ten of our favorites (but don’t just stick to this list; you can find all of our LED lighting options here) for inspiration:
  1. Fanimation Landan Ceiling Fan
  2. Cerno Forma LED Floor Lamp
  3. Mio Trask Desktop Lamp
  4. VIBIA Slim Single Pendant
  5. Cerno Silva LED Floor Lamp
  6. FLOS Kelvin LED Task Lamp
  7. Marset Ledtube Wall Lamp
  8. Pablo Pixo Task Lamp
  9. VIBIA Alpha Square Sconce
  10. Cerno Levis LED Pendant Light

Modern Fireplace ideas...

Mmmm. Do you feel that? It’s a slight chill…a small breeze taking shape in the air. It’s the undeniable proof that colder winter months are on their way. That part of the earth and its inhabitants will soon be thrust into a time of reflection, hibernation and snuggly-ness. The perfect modern accessory for that sort of weather and those sorts of activities? Why a beautiful, modern fireplace and mantel, of course.

If you’ve been looking for some ideas to borrow that are truly unique, modern and unlike anything you’ve ever seen before, you might be looking for Berthold Haas’ work. The Austin-based craftsman doesn’t just build fireplaces — he’s got countertops, fountains and more under his belt — but it’s his fireplaces that have us so tickled with inspiration right now. Obviously it would take someone with his skill to create and craft fireplaces this good-looking (and any Texas residents or designers should probably give him a call) but we’re hoping these photos give you some ideas of what kind of things there are out there.

Even if you don’t have the money or time to renovate your whole house, modernizing a focal point like a fireplace could really anchor a space’s style and do a lot for someone wanting to live in a more modern space. See more of his work (of all sorts of things) on his online portfolio.

Wall lighting by Sally:

From the manufacturer: “Our stunning powder coated metal wall light is an exquisite piece of wall art which flaunts a stylised modern magnolia lamp for soft mood lighting. Evocative of stained glass windows, its floral symmetry adds dramatic and sculptural impact to a feature wall, even unlit. Flick the switch to add an ambient glow and stunning shadows to an alcove for intimate dining or above an occasional table to lowlight your favourite pieces.” Find more information on the manufacturer’s website.

Many modern items,

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Tuesday, October 9, 2012

All things bathrooms...

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All things Bathrooms.. 

Today we will be discussing modern bathrooms and the newly arrived items to make our bathrooms shine and stick out among the rest of our neighbors and friends..  We all agree a bathroom should be extra comfortable but how about beautiful, relaxing, nd unique, three must haves in any bathroom design if you go by my standards..

Enjoy the pics and post..


Break out the scales and mirrors. Summer is just around the corner, which means miniskirts, shorts and swimwear. Squeeze back into your favorite warm weather gear by eating healthfully and exercising more.

Stand in front of a mirror like the Harris Stand Alone Mirror By Doimo to realistically evaluate your summer wardrobe. Just because the zipper pulls up doesn’t mean it fits. The Center for Disease Control recommends at least 10 minutes of vigorous exercise a day for adults and eating more fruits and vegetables. Don’t forget to drink plenty of water

Stone Vessels Making the Bathroom Sinks Truly Special


Inca Stone Vessel By Art-Bathe is a multi-faceted, well crafted vessel that will give your stylish bathroom furniture a very different feel to it. It is made of individual marble pieces, making the product truly special to its owner. Art-Bathe are masters in the spa-fittings and bathroom furniture space with all their products being of very high quality. Made of mosaic marble this vessel looks like an ancient masterpiece. It is a good blend of modern and contemporary styles which will fit into most bathroom decors. Another feature in its design is its size which makes it very convenient to use it as a Italian bathroom sinks.

Elegant Bathroom Line Towers

Modern Jackie Line Tower By Art-Bathe

 Contemporary Dinara Line Tower By Art-Bathe

Jackie Line Tower By Art-Bathe is a classy product with a contemporary design. It is a very useful product to have in a bathroom as it is spacious but extremely compact. The manufacturers Art-Bathe deliver high quality contemporary bathroom furniture, designed by their very own team of highly skilled personnel. On other hand the Dinara Line Tower By Art-Bathe is a connoisseur’s delight! It is a unique blend of style and convenience. Standing tall, both this products from the house of Art-Bathe is truly spellbinding! And both are reasonably priced making it an economical buy! So come and get yourself this beautifully crafted modern furniture.

Attractive Bathroom Vanity and Mirror Cabinets


ARCHEDA 6 Vanity and Mirror cabinet Includes modern bathroom vanities element w41.5″ + Towel – Rack handle, Integrated ceramic sink W 43.5, Mirror cabinet with 110V light. Gearcryl –  A  plastic material but a solid compound of natural mineral but a solid compound of natural mineral particles and high quality bonding polymers.  The film that coats surfaces provides excellent chemical and physical resistance over the years. Contemporary bathroom furniture shiny surface makes it elegant and attractive to touch, in a similar way to ceramic material.

Turn your Ordinary Shower into a Home Spa

With features like a hand held shower, adjustable body massage sprays,large top designer shower head and columns individual water controls, DreamLine shower panel turns your ordinary shower into a home spa. Add other elements of design like shelves, mirrors and accessory compartments,and your shower not only gets a beauty facelift but also becomes more functional. Installation is easy with only a hot and cold water connect and fast mounting on wall-attached brackets. Choose from models made of aluminum, acrylic or stone and a variety of contemporary bathroom options for the right solution for your shower.


Astonishing Bathroom Circo Shower Enclosures


Pioneer a regal touch in your bathroom with these astonishing bathroom modern shower enclosures. Circo shower enclosures share the same basic lineage. All of these shower enclosures are made of tempered safety glass combined with anodized aluminum profiles. And available in a variety of sizes,shapes and finishes these shower enclosures are designed for installation against finished acrylic or tiled walls. Add a simple shower head or an advanced DreamLine Shower Column to your contemporary bathroom furniture and create the Bathroom of Your Dreams with DreamLine shower enclosures.

Classic Collection Bathroom Vanity with Double Sink Option


Classic collection enzo quality bathroom vanity cabinets are available in different styles and colors. Combining beauty with function,they would fit any bathroom design. From compact single sink model, to a double sink option with incredible storage space- all of this vanity come with fully assembled modular cabinet and marble countertops with backsplashes. An expansive quartz countertop supports two surface mounted porcelain vessels. This is modern furniture with the elegance and calm of Scandinavia and the solidity of German functionalism.

Continental an Imposing Piece of Bathroom Furniture


Stylish and designer bathroom furniture and glass countertop with two undermount glass vessel sinks make the Continental an imposing piece of furniture for the larger bathroom. Featuring a beige quartz countertop that complements any bathroom palette with ease,and two,soft-white,under-mounted porcelain sinks engaged in a harmonious dance with the impenetrable nature of quartz. An Art/Deco inspired facia – sixty three inches of three tiered Americana – buy bathroom vanities a majestic, architectural scope.

Hope you enjoy

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Monday, September 17, 2012

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How it hurts to loose a dog...

This past week I thought I was going to die.. While taking a trip to northern Florida I left my friend in charge of my place. When I got back and I dont know who it was; weather it was my friend watching the place or the two I got back with when I returned from my trip of one day to Northern Florida but my 8 year old beautiful dog MIA, had vanished. 

Later that night I reralized that my precious little dog was missing and I was a wreck for the next week. I looked for her everywhere, posted flyers of her all over the neighborhood, would go out everyday, morning, afternoion, and evening around the area she had been spotted. And all my searches seemed to be in vain as I simply could not find her. Everyday for 5 days I returned heartbroken from my search.

Then one afternoon I got a call from a couple claiming they had her and I was so ecstatic that I almost urinated in my pants.. At last I would get my 8 year old small dog, which is like my daughter back. I was shocked to find out that this was not my dog and again went out and looked for her.. Oh my god I was begining to get desperate and just wonder if I ever would see her again..

I continued my search another day and I got a call from a humane society official and she wanted a picture and wanted me to post on Craig list. She was very helpful and within one day I got a call from the humane society that they had what appeared to be my dog so I ran down to the Humane society and to my delight and just emotional reuniting with my dog, I couldn't believe it.. I was in tears and even the paper wrote something on me and took a picture..

Unfortunately she had beet hit by a car, nothing major but she had some bruises and a bruised eye, although she is now ok, has a microchip attached to herself so that she never gets lost again, and has updated tags around her collar, given graciously by the Humane society which I totally have found new love for.

This organization is top notch, the way care for the animals, paid the three dollar operation on  Mia, and got her safely back to me which in the end was a miracle. After countless nights of searching I finally had my dog back home safe and sound. Its amazing how close we become to our pets and how much they become a part of our lives. I also have a Yorkie, which is always happy and they grew up together so the separation must of been hard on him as well..

Oh well all is well that end well.. Both are doing fine and playing as if nothing had happened, this could not have been possible if it were not for the Dade County Humane Society, who took care of my dog, gave her free medical care, and made sure to return her to her rightful owners

If any of you wish to donate to this wonderful organization please get in touch with them, they could use the money and resources to ensure that rescues and reuniting of pets and their rightful owners continue for many years to come.

And if you want to donate money to this great organization

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Thursday, August 30, 2012

Modern colors-lighting

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All about Modern Stuff...

Today I am sharing with all of you different things in our world of modern-contemporary designs. First I will talk about lighting and then a few other interesting things for all of you to read and learn about.. 

I hope all of you enjoy the pics and post...

Energize Your Home With Lighting


Regardless if you are working with synthetic or natural light, it has the ability to energize not just your home but the people in it as well. Brilliant touches of radiance can invigorate your home instead of letting dark spaces create a dismal mood. These easy tips will bring light to your space to add cheer to your day.
  • Welcome the Sun – Sheer window treatments, like sheer Levolor Blinds, provide brighter color by allowing natural light to fill the room. Thoughtfully placing mirrors where the light will be reflected will add a bright, positive energy to your space.
  • Avoid Clutter – Ottomans and storage benches are ideal for hiding blankets, magazines, etc., when not in use. Also, avoid adding too much furniture or art to a room. Too many objects in a room can cause it to appear smaller and darker.
  • Make Use of White – While white may not be the color you immediately think of when you picture contemporary design, small hints of it can certainly go a long way in brightening up your space. Fluorescent bulbs used in white accent lamps will offer you a more natural feel with your lighting while white moldings, shelves and picture frames can add just a hint of contrast in a darker room.
Light plays a key role in your mood and overall appearance of a room and should be treated as a primary decorating element, not an afterthought!

Choosing the right wall sconce

A wall sconce is the perfect solution to any indoor or outdoor lighting problem that you may have. They’re stylish, come in a large variety of styles and they don’t require too much room. They are perfect for a short wall, rooms or basements with low ceilings of for your front porch or back patio area.

Lantern Sconce
These are the most popular varieties found on exteriors of homes. They are traditionally black and although many years ago you would think that there was only one style available (judging by identical lighting seen throughout neighborhoods), today they are available in many unique designs. This is the perfect way to blend traditional lighting with a more modern appearance.

Hand-blown Art Sconce
Becoming extremely popular are these hand-blown pieces that serve a dual purpose as a light and a piece of art. These sconces are typically pretty expensive but what an impact they make on a room!

Contemporary Sconce
A polished steel wall sconce will compliment any contemporary decor. Their polished look offers light without becoming a distraction. Of course, steel isn’t your only option when looking for a contemporary sconce, they’re also available in many complimentary colors such as black, white, gray and red.

Motion Detector Sconce

Any type of outdoor lighting that features a motion detector has become a preferred choice. They provide light, enhance security, deter theft and you never have to worry about wasting electricity. This type of wall sconce only comes on when it detects movement so not only is it stylish and convenient, it can help you lower your carbon footprint as well!

X & Y Light Pots



SHED SOME NEW LIGHT ON THE SITUATION!   Through use of the X & Y Light Pots, there is no doubt you will be creating a statement in your modern decorating. Not only do these pieces light up, but they all serve a purpose.  The design features a double walled feature to keep the water separate from the light source.  Functionality and design go hand in hand with two different sizes and styles to choose from.  Enhance your plants, as well as the rooms decor, with Giuseppe Colonna Romano subtle and stunning designs. You can purchase these lights from for $279.00.

Colors and their meanings


If you’re doing any amount of decorating or remodeling, you probably have heard colors referred to as active, neutral and passive but what does this mean? Sure, someone can tell you that your space needs more active colors but if you’re like most people, this is probably pretty confusing.

Active Colors
As the name suggests, active colors are bold and have the ability to wake up and stimulate emotions. Red, orange and yellow are all considered active colors. Red is passionate, affects the nervous system and can be too intense when overused. Orange is also a fun color but is suggested that when used too much, it stimulates appetite, an important note to keep in mind. Then there’s yellow, a color that simply promotes happiness.

Passive Colors
Colors such as blue, violet and green are considered passive as they calm the nervous system. Green is a dominating color in nature and the right shade will enlarge your room while violet calms and increases creativity. Blue is one of those colors that you have to be careful with. Used properly, it will promote a tranquil environment, but when overused, it can come off quite cold.

Neutral Colors
Nearly everyone is familiar with neutral colors. No, they do not have to be boring! Earth tones are considered neutral and can include anything from creamy light shades to black and rich chocolate. Black is nice to add in with neutral shades but can be depressing when if it is permitted to become the primary color. Neutral colors are ideal to work with as a base because they pair well with both passive and active colors.

Hope ypu enjoyed

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Monday, August 13, 2012

Miami's different styles

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Miami's many different faces...

When many of us think about Miami, we thin k about the glitz, glamor of the downtown club district, the Brickell corridor, the beaches, and of course the tourist rich south beach area.. And correctly so many people live in Miami in one of these areas, they have become a show place to the world and are becoming more and more commercialized and trendy, and definitely tourist rich and very expensive.. 

These areas are full of high rise apartments that promise the best view in the city, at least until until the next building goes up next door and covers it, taking over that claim. It seems downtown is now a pedestrian mall where people are walking at all hours of the night.. something unheard of just 5 years ago when lights out meant get in in this area. Now on weekend the club district downtown is open 24 hrs a day.. 

One of my close friends lives in this area and here are some pictures and views of her apartment. 

The living and dining sections

Beautiful Kitchen

Bedroom Number 1

Master Bathroom

The beautiful view

Kitchen and Bedroom Number 2

This is what most of us know about Miami. A city of beautiful building and condos where minimalist style and design rein supreme. But how about traditional victorian Miami, I am willing to bet not many of you have herd about this side of Miami.

There is such a place, I am not making it up. Its a place with 80 year old tree lined streets, single family homes and cottages, and landscaping works of art. I am talking about the old historic neighborhood of coral gables where homes go for millions and the streets seem like your in a forest.. These homes have been here for years and driving through this neighborhood makes you feel as if you were in an old norther city or in a southern very historic town...

Other areas of the city look the same, such as the Rhodes neighborhood in Miami, old cutler road section of Miami, and a couple others but for this story I have chosen Coral Gables. 

Enjoy the following pics.. 

Indeed a side of Miami no one really sees. Coral gables is set apart from the tourist rich areas although commercial areas within city limits and popular tourist destinations do exist in the city. For example its business district is very popular with some powerful law firms and accounting firms that cater to the city's mostly wealthy population. Its miracle Mile has long been famous with tourists and locals alike and is lined with restaurants and many boutique shops. 

Here are a few more pictures

Two very different sides of Miami.

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