The Upgrade: Take Your Living Space to the Next Level

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Since when is “good” good enough? You’ve accomplished a lot so far in your life, you’ve worked hard and you’ve never stopped pushing for the next big milestone. This, after all, is the way all great things come to be. Finding new ways to enrich your life is another part of this philosophy that can be just as rewarding. In other words, an upgrade. This could be as significant as a new home or as simple as new book for your coffee table. It’s all part of moving onwards and upwards, growing, and becoming a better, more refined version of yourself every day.

To get you started, we’ve come up with a few ideas inspired by the bold lines and modern design of the Lexus IS to take your living space to the next level. With its commanding style, thrilling performance and all of the modern luxury you’d expect from Lexus, the Lexus IS is an example of what happens when good is never good enough. So go ahead and opt for an upgrade. You’ve earned it.

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How much inspiration do you get from your furniture? If the answer is, ‘Not very much,’ you ought to consider upgrading. While your chairs, tables and bookshelves should be nice-looking and functional, they can also tell a story about the importance of great design, and how when form follows function, beauty is the result. Iconic furniture pieces like the Eames lounge chair and the Noguchi coffee table tell this story in detail, both through their sumptuous lines and the luxurious grain of their wood, and through the stories of the brilliant designers who created them.


With all of the knowledge in the world available at the touch of a smartphone screen, the value of a curated library is now perhaps more important than ever. By adding books on art, design and architecture to your bookshelves and coffee table, you’re surrounding yourself with the collected wisdom of some of the world’s most influential thinkers. Unlike scrolling through a web site, these books offer an opportunity to unplug and immerse yourself in their unique worlds. Whether you’re reading cover-to-cover or just admiring the carefully crafted images, it’s a stimulating escape from the stresses of the day.


Selecting the right artwork for your space can be an intimidating process, but it doesn’t have to be. When choosing a new addition to your walls there’s only one thing that really matters: Do you love it? While there are a lot of ways to connect with a piece of artwork, one of the best is to learn the story behind it. Check out local art galleries for new work from up-and-coming artists and talk to the gallerists about them. Learning about the process and thought that went into a painting or photograph can give it an entirely new dimension.

Upgrade Your Driveway:


Inspiring design and flashes of brilliance aren’t limited to midcentury modern furniture and contemporary art. Upgrading your vehicle to something conceived with emotion and attention to detail is a perfect way to elevate your daily commute. Stylish, sporty, and luxurious, the Lexus IS really is the finest entry-level option on the market. In other words, it’s a serious upgrade.