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  • Blog Post: Small Kitchen Style Idea - Pendants and Barstools

    Stylish kitchen renovation in Australia. This adorable cottage in Brisbane, Australia got a new kitchen and it's perfect! It's a small kitchen, yet functional and simple, yet full of design details, like an awesome ceiling. The two things that stand out, besides the ceiling design, is the...
  • Blog Post: Kitchen Lighting – Things to Consider

    With the growing popularity of open-plan living, kitchen lighting has become more stylish, but style shouldn’t be your only concern when coming up with your kitchen lighting plan. Here are some things to consider when coming up with your kitchen lighting plan: One of the most common mistakes...
  • Blog Post: LED Lighting Style For The Bathroom

    Image from Change Your Bathroom, Inc. LED lighting will brighten your bathroom style. Happy Monday everyone! I hope you all had a good weekend, but now it's time to get ready and start the week... Naturally, you'll want to be getting ready in a beautifully designed modern bathroom like...
  • Blog Post: Furnishing Your Modern Kitchen

    Image from Pause Architects & Interiors Every modern kitchen should have fabulous lighting and seating. While the kitchen doesn't involve a whole lot of furniture, besides the built in cabinets and island, there are a couple very important elements to consider... The lighting and the seating...
  • Blog Post: Create Your Own Industrial Loft Kitchen

    All images from Corynne Pless Industrial style kitchen with rustic barstools, track lighting and pendants. We had to stop and stare at this loft style kitchen design for a little while. It's very well put together, all the details are considered. Best of all, it also looks incredibly functional...
  • Blog Post: New Porcelanosa Showroom and Dwell Architects

    Porcelanosa's beautiful West Hollywood showroom opened last week and it was the perfect place to kick-off Dwell on Design and Meet the Architects. I spent the first hour or more wandering around the showroom drooling over the beautiful displays and the latest materials. As a designer I've been...
  • Blog Post: Winter Style With Branch Decor

    Image from KK Living Branch decor is perfect for Winter style in the home. If you're like me, you have a black thumb not green. But that's ok, especially during Winter time. Your home can look just as stylish with branches instead of plants! Another great idea is succulents. They pair...
  • Blog Post: Living With Art in Tribeca

    Sometimes we take life way too seriously, but living with art definitely helps take that edge off! Designer Ghislaine Vinas worked with the owners of this 15,000 square foot Tribeca warehouse to turn it into a masterpiece that truly makes you not only want to be inside their space, but inside their imagination...
  • Blog Post: Backless Barstools For a Modern Kitchen Design

    While the "open floor plan" style is growing, barstools are quickly becoming a coveted item for the home. Though you can opt for stools with or without a back, we love the versatility that sophisticated backless barstools brings to a kitchen or room. With a backless stool, you don't...
  • Blog Post: Modern Gifts For Entertaining

    Image from Affari Arrive with a beautiful hostess gift this holiday season. While holiday parties are a lot of fun and we look forward to them each year, let's not forget to arrive with something special for the host and hostess. Not only have they planned a beautiful party, but clearly...
  • Blog Post: Hardwood Floors In the Kitchen

    Hardwood flooring in the kitchen is a timeless choice that allows your flooring to remain consistent throughout your house. The days of switching up flooring in each room is pretty much over. Hardwood floors have many benefits; one of the most important is that it is more comfortable under foot versus...
  • Blog Post: The Future of the Kitchen Island

    Next week I will be off to Milan for EuroCucina 2012 and will be drooling over all of the latest and greatest in the kitchen world. I keep asking myself what's next? What am I expecting? What do I want to see? Besides the new finishes and door styles I'm really looking forward to the technology...
  • Blog Post: Paint Color Ideas: Adding Charcoal To Your Modern Kitchen

    With Fall here I’m craving darker hues in my wardrobe and interiors. I've been thinking about different paint color ideas... Enter my addiction to charcoal gray kitchens. Charcoal gray may be a neutral, but it's also a statement. I’ve been lusting after them for quite some time...
  • Blog Post: Lighting Is The Superstar Of Kitchen Design

    Image from Archilovers The undeniable superstar of kitchen design is lighting. Traditional style molding, contrasted with modern cabinetry is just one of the eye-stopping qualities of this modern kitchen. What might be the most important factor in this fabulous design though, is the modern kitchen...
  • Blog Post: Self-Contained: Marvelous Mini Kitchens

    I love the challenge presented by small spaces, perhaps nowhere more than in the kitchen. How do you squeeze a functioning galley into a small space and still maintain a certain level of aesthetic in the process? The standard bearer of the self-contained mini kitchen is Boffi's Mincucine (pictured...
  • Blog Post: Unique Bathroom Designs

    A modern bathroom design doesn't always have to fit within the box.When you approach the design with a clear and open mind you open up a whole new world of possibilities! This Flaming Lips bathroom takes things to a place deep within the imagination to a place Wayne Coyne describes as "... the...
  • Blog Post: Kitchen Lighting Takes Center Stage

    Lighting is a key element in kitchen design, not just for it's functional element, but the aesthetic element as well. The lighting you choose for your kitchen can truly transform your space and take you from Mid-Century Modern to Hollywood Glam with one simple fixture. While the cabinetry style remains...
  • Blog Post: Best Kitchen of EuroCucina 2012

    My choice for the Best Kitchen at EuroCucina 2012 was the debut of Natural Skin and Mina from Minacciolo . The lines explored a range of finishes and details that were incredibly classic in style, but extremely innovative in function and use of materials. I expected that I just might see more of this...
  • Blog Post: Stylish Open Shelving For Modern Kitchen Design

    A conversation that I have with clients on a regular basis is whether to have open shelving or not have open shelving in their modern kitchen design. Stylish open shelving is not for everyone and I constantly preach that. BUT it is a beautiful, light and airy detail that can make a kitchen feel more...
  • Blog Post: Endless Lighting Choices to Light Up Your Home

    Image from Real Rooms Design Whether you're looking to brighten up your breakfast bar, dining room, breakfast nook, office or workspace, living room or entryway, there are endless lighting choices for you. Every room needs an overhead light, which I refer to as ambient or general room lighting...
  • Blog Post: Schiffini: Modern Kitchen Design Inspired by Cinque Terre

    Modern kitchen design is something that many people admire from afar, but don't actually get to explore the concept behind. You may love the simplicity of a kitchen, the unique shapes, or innovative materials, but how often are you able to capture the story behind the design and really have a true...
  • Blog Post: How To Style Kitchen Shelves

    Have you ever seen a kitchen shelf styled impeccably while browsing a magazine or website? Well, it’s possible for you to create an equally awesome kitchen! It just takes some editing. Most everyone has a few white dishes laying around. Start by displaying this in groupings or individually....
  • Blog Post: The Materials of EuroCucina 2012

    It's been an amazing week in Milan. Still jet lagged and trying to get this electrical situation straight, but it's all OK. Because I was not able to charge my battery on my camera, I'm delivering you some shots of the fabulous products at EuroCucina via my not so fabulous camera phone! There...
  • Blog Post: Cheers To You 2014!

    Image from Pretty Stuff Be sure to dance the night away on new years even tonight! Tonight is the night to celebrate the closing of one year and the start of another... This requires a party of course. But first, enjoy your last day of 2014 properly. We suggest starting the day lazy in bed,...
  • Blog Post: Stylish Seating For Your Modern Kitchen

    Image from Lingered Upon The kitchen might be considered the most practical room in the house. Basically everything exists to serve a function from the fridge to the choice of flooring to the lighting. I’m a firm believer in making every space absolutely beautiful yet functional and stylish...

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