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  • Blog Post: Modern Penthouse Style

    All image from Rue Magazine Stylish entryway in a modern penthouse. The new Rue on-line magazine featured an ultra chic condo that I couldn't help study for a little while. Tobi Fairely designed this gorgeous space in Canada. Turns out, it's not impossible to create the same look in...
  • Blog Post: Stylish Pendant Lights for the Kitchen

    I am a huge advocate for beautifully designed kitchens with stylish pendant lights. The kitchen is in fact the heart of the home so it should be treated with care and love. Cheesy, I know. But when you have a well designed kitchen, it can benefit you tremendously. Now, most of us don’t have...
  • Blog Post: Open Shelving In The Kitchen

    One very hot trend right now is open shelving, but it's a little more than a trend I believe... This design method is great for saving space and adding many more platforms (literally) for home decor options. This clean modern kitchen (above) uses the open shelving for accents and the opportunity...
  • Blog Post: Tips For Styling Crystal Chandeliers

    For a lot of us, a crystal chandelier is on our bucket list to one day own. They’re the epitome of elegance and sophistication in every home style, so they're very much deserving to be on the list. But what do you do with a crystal chandelier once you’ve found the chandelier of your...
  • Blog Post: It's Always Sunny in a Yellow Kitchen

    I've been waiting about 7 years to design my first yellow kitchen and the time has finally come! There's something about a yellow kitchen that just makes me smile! The past few years we've been seeing a lot of grays, black, and rustic woods which creates a very solemn and sedated feeling...
  • Blog Post: Minimalism Al Fresco

    On the surface, minimalism and the great outdoors don't seem to have much in common. However, upon closer examination, minimalist design's unapologetic shedding of extraneous elements closely echoes the process of natural selection - a process whereby plants and animals that have survived through...
  • Blog Post: Nature In The Modern Bathroom

    You don't have to situate your bathroom outside, as I discussed in my post The Modern Outdoor Bathroom , or even include interior landscaping, you could just incorporate nature into the materials used in your modern bathroom. This beautiful high-impact wall covering (above) dominates this space,...
  • Blog Post: Modern Kitchen Design: Brass Faucets and Accents

    For years you heard the words stainless steel, chrome, and brushed nickel when referring to modern kitchen design... But rarely did you hear the words brass or polished brass. Well, those times are over and for the design lovers out there that are looking to mix it up we'll show you some great ways...
  • Blog Post: 10 Modern Wedding Gifts Under $100!

    Image from Indulgy Wedding season is here, and as much as we all love to celebrate with friends and family, many of us find it hard to seek out the perfect wedding gift at the right price. We're here to help! Here are ten beautiful gifts, all under $100! 1. What's better than gifting...
  • Blog Post: The Modern Dining Room

    Smooth and sophisticated, the modern dining room has clean lines, cool art and lots of style! This Mid-Century Modern dining room is designed with the "loft" aesthetic, making use of one large room divided into multiple spaces. Modern pendant lighting helps highlight the dining area. ...
  • Blog Post: Adding Interest to Your Kitchen Design

    The kitchen is often known as the heart of the home, which makes kitchen design an important matter. Traditionally, the kitchen is where meals are prepared and then eaten. However, these days, they're are not just for preparing and enjoying food but also where everyone seems to congregate. While...
  • Blog Post: The Modern Outdoor Bathroom

    Sure, selecting the right building materials is key when creating the look and feel that you want for your bath, or rather your personal oasis. Natural materials, such as wood and stone will give you the feeling of being at a spa or retreat. But, why not take it one step further and take your tub and...
  • Blog Post: 5 Favorite Drum Shades

    With a variety of lighting options to choose from, it can be hard to decide on one style. From crystal chandeliers, to rod iron, brass and chrome, drum shades, pendants, sconces, table lamps, and floor lamps, there are literally thousands of fixtures to aid you in brightening up your home. Drum shades...
  • 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: Modern Bathroom Interior Design: Get the Look

    Image from Amangiri One of the best ‘views from a tub’ we’ve come across is this modern bathroom at Amangiri looking out over the vast Colorado Plateau. The double shower and spacious bath combined with the stunning view make this one of the most gorgeous bathrooms we’ve...
  • Blog Post: Gallery Walls: Modern Bathroom Decor

    Unexpected design is the best design. It’s always an exciting moment when your guests are oohed and awed by your space. One secret weapon is a gallery wall. Collections of art create beautiful moments in a space. One room that you don’t expect to see art is in the bathroom. That’s exactly...
  • Blog Post: Lessons from the World's Greatest Lobbies

    Let's face it...the mere act of walking through a grand space makes us feel, well, grand. A night at the opera, a wait in the airport or train station, an overnight stay in a hotel--in each of the world's greatest lobbies, we experience a connection to something bigger than ourselves. There's...
  • Blog Post: Spruce Up Your Kitchen For 2015

    Image from Round House Design There's a few easy ways to spruce up your kitchen, like lighting for one. Possibly the room that needs the most cleaning after the holidays is the kitchen. Here's a few fun ways to make it feel just as new as you do for 2015... Lighting Add a fun hanging...
  • Blog Post: Concrete Trend For The Modern Home

    Image from Remodelista Concrete trend is perfect for the modern home. We can't ignore the cool concrete design trend. It works in any area of the house and can be high-end or DIY. Hang a decorative wall mirror above a concrete vanity and voila you've got a chic bathroom! Crystal chandeliers...

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