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  • Blog Post: Modern Design Elegance: Black + Gold

    Image from Remodelista Whether it's architecture or interiors, we're not alone in our love for the boldness of black. This risky, bold color can be found everywhere nowadays. The perfect partner for this hue is gold! Keep in mind, gold doesn't have to mean a metallic material.... Take...
  • Blog Post: Modern Family in New York

    When living in New York City there are typically two things you miss...your family and your square footage. This group of young professionals has come together to create a Modern Family in New York. They have renovated this 2700 square foot loft in the ever evolving Bushwick neighborhood and have vowed...
  • Blog Post: Go For the Gold in Your Modern Home Design

    Image from Andi Hatch for The Everygirl File this under one of my really random modern home design related pet peeves... When I'm watching a show like House Hunters on HGTV and the featured participants walk into a house, see brass or gold accessories and say something like "Ugh, this is...
  • Blog Post: Closet + Casa Style: Bring the Outdoors In

    Image from Home Life I don't know how it happened, but over the years I've really come to enjoy nature and the idea of bringing the outdoors in to my closet and my home. Chalk it up to all the forced camping trips and Girl Scout excursions I took as a kid, but nowadays, one of the easiest...
  • Blog Post: Best Interior Design In A Christmas Movie

    Image from This Christmas movie happened to have some of the best interior design. If you're like me, you've been watching all the classic Christmas movies... One of my favorites is The Holiday and it's not for the genius film work, but rather the incredible interior design. Of course...
  • Blog Post: Concrete Living In An Urban World

    Using concrete in your home will not only add aesthetic interest, but will also slash heating and cooling costs plus help preserve the environment. Concrete homes are durable, cost effective and super stylish. This concrete living room above balances both colors and materials well. The concrete provides...
  • Blog Post: Contemporary Side Tables

    In the world of interior design the options are endless. The style you love will be different from that of your neighbor and that's what makes it exciting! Side tables, though a seemingly small piece in your room, provide functional and aesthetic appeal to a space. Whether you're decorating...
  • Blog Post: The Cutting-Edge Staircase

    The most beautiful thing about design is turning something purely functional into something artistic, like the cutting-edge staircase. The challenge of course is maintaining the functionality and brilliant architects make a hobby out of this task. The modern staircase is something so fascinating and...
  • Blog Post: High/Low: Mirrored Storage

    We're neck deep in decorating our new apartment in New York City, but there's one room that's nearly completed: our bedroom! One of the pieces that we purchased last but has made the biggest impact are a set of mirrored storage dressers, which we placed next to each other to create one large...
  • Blog Post: Loft Living: Downtown Los Angeles

    There’s a building in downtown Los Angeles that takes loft living to the next level. The interior design redefines what it means to live well in the city, starting with the lounge upon entering. This upscale, industrial lounge feels like the hippest club in town with reclaimed wood and concrete...
  • Blog Post: How To: Style a Modern Entryway

    No matter where you live, it's never a bad idea to put a little thought into the entryway or foyer of your home. After all, it's the first thing you see when you walk in the door everyday, and it's the easiest way to make visitors to your home immediately feel like your space is welcoming...
  • Blog Post: Modern Home Design Tips from Jaime Derringer at Design Milk

    Image from Casa Vogue Today, we are so happy to invite Jaime Derringer from Design Milk on our blog to share some of her modern home design tips! For those of you new to the blog world, Jaime Derringer is the founder and editor of Design Milk , an online magazine dedicated to modern design. The...
  • Blog Post: Using Wood In Minimal Home Design

    One hot trend is using wood in minimal home design. The key to minimal design is making smart choices with the materials you use. Including materials with texture, like wood is a great way to warm up minimally modern home design. For small spaces, embracing the use of wood could be beneficial because...
  • Blog Post: Kids Room Design: Shared Spaces

    My favorite homes are designed so that adults and kids can co-exist happily in stylish, shared spaces. The kind of homes where the kids room design involves beds made up with beautiful bedding, yet still jumped on often. A lot of people are under the assumption that great design and kids don’t...
  • Blog Post: Decorating With Modern Coffee Tables

    One of the most important details that goes into decorating a living space is the coffee table. It’s a piece that can sometimes be forgotten but it’s one of the most important parts of the room. When decorating an eclectic space, I love to use modern coffee tables . They can become the...
  • Blog Post: Audrey Hepburn's Little Black Dress: From Outfit to Room

    Audrey Hepburn's little black Givenchy dress that was worn in the opening of Breakfast at Tiffany's is one of the most iconic clothing items in history. It has become such an integral part of every woman's wardrobe, such that you probably can't name any woman that doesn't own a little...
  • Blog Post: Zen and the Art of Office Design

    Image from French by Design I've been thinking about office design a lot lately. But I'm not thinking fax machines and cubicles and worker bees crammed-in like sardines. I'm talking about decorating the office intelligently. Making a space that induces calm, creativity and productivity...
  • Blog Post: Modern Ceiling Fans Keep You Cooler

    Not only do modern ceiling fans keep you cool, but they make your space look cool too! There's no need to buy one of those cheesy old ceiling fans anymore! There are so many amazing design options available for your modern home. Take a look at a few of our favorites! A modern white ceiling fan...
  • Blog Post: Get the Look: Modern Dining Room Pendants

    Pendant lighting is all of the rage these days – whether you install them in your kitchen, bathroom or dining room. I have to admit, I’m one of those people. I’m constantly proposing a modern pendant light to my clients. What’s not to love about them? The beautiful hand-blown...
  • Blog Post: Stylish Design in a Kids Space

    Decorating for a kids doesn't mean you have to throw style out the door. I find that adding a few stylish anchor pieces, that work for any age, is the best way to achieve stylish design in a kids space. And for me, the best place to start is with lighting. Light fixtures always set the tenor for...
  • Blog Post: Sherwin Williams Color of the Year: Plum

    There's another fun color announcement going on.... Sherwin Williams has selected plum as their color of the year and we love it! It's dramatic, sophisticated and versatile. Plum pairs so well with unexpected colors, such as yellow as seen below. Image from First Home Whether you're...
  • Blog Post: Iris Apfel: Style + Design Icon

    "Taste you can learn, but style is charisma"- Iris Apfel Iris Apfel, an interior designer, business woman, and fashion icon is still as charismatic and stylish today and she was in her youth. "I'm a geriatric starlet, my dear, don't you know" explains Iris. At the age of...
  • Blog Post: Poteet Architects: Collector's Loft

    Poteet Archtects , an award winning firm based in San Antonio, turned the top of this industrial building into a modern oasis. Jim Poteet opened the office with the hope that the firm could further the sustainable revitalization of downtown San Antonio. As you can see, they are best known for the sensitive...
  • Blog Post: Prepare Your Powder Room for the Holidays

    Image from Mix & Chic Easy ways to add style to your powder room for the holidays. The dining room and sitting areas are of course important during the holidays, since that's where you'll be spending all your time with family and friends. But there's one other room that is really...
  • Blog Post: Minimal Design in Modern Office Spaces

    One space that we spend most of our time in, besides our bedroom, is our office space. Whether you work from home or in an actual office, you are spending a minimum of 6 hours in there. That’s a long time to be in one space! For some, the right ambiance isn’t a huge need. But for the rest...

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