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  • Blog Post: Design in Style: Mid Century Modern Round-Up

    We talk a lot here about Mid-century Modern, posting a lot of cool images on our Facebook page too. But what does it take to achieve this look? What are the elements, besides super cool architecture? Let's dive in... To give you the simple definition, Mid-Century Modern is just that...mid-century...
  • Blog Post: Modern Entryway Design: Avoiding the Unused Look

    There’s such a thing as a beautiful modern entryway, as in the picture above, and then there’s the alternative: the creepy foyer. You know the one. Looks like it’s never been touched. A chair here, faux flowers there . Dusty on top and dirty behind the ears. It’s the home’s...
  • Blog Post: Design Trends: Las Vegas World Market Event

    Last week we attended the Las Vegas World Market event. It's a week long event that revolves around design trends, new products, creative collaborations, and much more! Not only did we have fun, but we came away with a clear understanding of what the hot design trends are right now. Undoubtedly...
  • Blog Post: Modern Living Room Design Using Purple

    I am a huge advocate for adding color to a modern living room. Monochromatic rooms can be ultra cool but there is something so lively about color. Especially when added to a clean crisp neutral space. One color that tends to be overlooked is purple. It’s a hard hue to mix other colors with and...
  • Blog Post: Hospitality Design Spotlight: The Saguaro Palm Springs

    Take one franchise hotel with an outdated design, add some colorful paint, a little branding and voila... a super cool weekend getaway destination! The Saguaro hotel, located in South Palm Springs on East Palm Canyon, just recently opened in February 2012. Saguaro means large cactus in Spanish and there...
  • Blog Post: Bright Accents In Modern Living Rooms

    I am all for designing a space that is neutral friendly and classic to the core. But usually I need to add some layer of color somewhere in the space. Most likely I will try and add it in the rug, but you could add color with chic and stylish light fixtures , furniture or even just a few colorful home...
  • Blog Post: Modern Dining Room in Blue

    Image from Lonny Blue is a soothing, classic color for a modern dining room. One of the most perfect colors, and soothing colors, is blue. It's especially perfect for the dining room as it calms the mind and allows you to relax while you eat with loved ones. This is even more important during...
  • Blog Post: Decorating a Modern Black + White Living Room

    Image from Bloesem Whether you are attracted to a more minimal style or you are an avid collector, black and white spaces can be the perfect palette for you. They give off a stylish vibe that can only be created with a lack of color and a splash of sophistication. The best way to create this look...
  • Blog Post: Interior Design Color Blocking

    Image from Gipa & Frith Color blocking interior doors will add lots of personality to your home. Color blocking isn't just for the runway, it looks great in the home too! And one really easy way to apply it is with interior doors. So, if you're a lover of white walls like we are...
  • Blog Post: How to Design With Modern Benches

    Benches aren’t just for the park, anymore. In fact, benches are an ideal, functional decor accessory for the home or office. Any piece that offers both style and purpose to a space is worth investing in. I’ve long been a collector of chairs , picking them up here and there when I’ve...
  • Blog Post: Building for Better Health in 2014

    Image from Kristy B. on Pinterest Most of us resolve to be healthier in the new year...but few of us ever consider our homes and workplaces as part of the process of building better health. A recently developed certification system, however, called the WELL Building Standard system addresses 19 areas...
  • Blog Post: Public Display of Design Inspiration

    Where do you like to look for design inspiration when it comes to spaces that are appealing to both children and adults? I’m always inspired by nature, sometimes cartoons or children’s books, other people’s homes and, of course, Pinterest. But, I also love looking at public spaces....
  • Blog Post: Stylish Modern Home Under 500 Square Feet

    The key to creating a designer space, even when there is no space, lies in the details. This modern Los Angeles home was designed brilliantly by considering every square inch and how to use them wisely. The large white pendant might be one of the most important elements in the space. It helps define...
  • Blog Post: Modern Luxury Hotel Design: Square Nine

    What is the purpose of vacation? To disconnect. Relax. Recharge. Be inspired. Assuming so, it would then follow that those goals should serve as guiding principles in any modern luxury hotel design. Set amid the streets of historic Belgrade, Square 9 hits the mark. Public spaces such as the...
  • Blog Post: Glamorous Home Design: Black + Gold

    I don’t consider myself a glamorous girl, but every now and then some glam comes out and I love it! My favorite way to dress up a room with serious glamour style is by using black and gold. This combination is dark, bright, chic and fun all at the same time! This room captures what I am talking...
  • Blog Post: Loft Lighting: Stylish Lighting for Urban Living

    Lighting is one of the most important stages in any design project. Different designers approach it in their own way, but it should be considered toward the beginning of the project. If you are making selections for your own home, first try to think about how much light you will need. After evaluating...
  • Blog Post: Tips For Updating Your Modern Entryway

    Image from Nordic Design The entryway is your home's first impression, and it's nice to give it a little update every once in awhile. Depending on the size or layout of the space and your particular style, there are endless ways to jazz up a modern entryway! Gold Leaf Bamboo Rectangular...
  • Blog Post: Color Crush: Royal Blue

    One of my favorite colors to add to a space if I want it to have a little more fun and character is royal blue. I don’t know why, but to me it just seems like a bright and fun color. I love to wear it, so why not dress up your home in it? A little royal blue table lamp here, a royal blue patterned...
  • Blog Post: Warm and Inviting Modernism

    All images from Arch Daily Combine the old and new for a warm and inviting look. Cold concrete floors and walls? Check. Roughly hewn wood? Check. Clean modernist lines? Check. And yet there's something about the triangular House at Big Hill that speaks to all the warmth and comfort of wintertime...
  • Blog Post: Get the Look: Retro-Modern Chic at The Parker

    There are few places on earth that feel as retro-tastic chic as The Parker Palm Springs designed by Jonathan Adler. It's my favorite hotel in the desert. It has a combination of mid-century modern pieces with Moroccan accents, pops of color and a general playfulness that makes it so dang...
  • Blog Post: Chrome in the Home

    Do you find yourself being drawn to shiny objects? Chrome finishes have been popular for quite a while and never seem to go out of style. They add a reflective surface to the design and shout - "I am modern!" When I think of chrome compared to other finishes I think - fresh, new, and modern...
  • Blog Post: Interior Design Duo: Chairs and Pendants

    Image from hoo Hong Kong Residence juxtaposes modern chairs and pendants. Dinner chair, meet the pendant. An often overlooked one-two punch in good residential design, dining room chairs and hanging pendant lights can combine beautifully to create a contemporary, cosmopolitan vibe. Of course...
  • Blog Post: Modern Design Style: Mixing Dining Chairs

    When it comes to designing a dining room and achieving the modern look, the possibilities are endless. It can seem like a daunting task, especially when designing around kids. But it can actually become a super fun project with a beautiful end result. A major detail for any dining room is the dining...
  • Blog Post: Modern Hallway Design is Lighting The Way

    An entry hallway sets the tone for your home. It’s the first thing your guests see as they walk into your house. A Modern hallway may seem like ordinary pass-through that doesn't require a second thought, but with a little attention, these spaces can take on a personality of their own. No...
  • Blog Post: Bright Design With Sunburst Mirrors

    Image from Atlanta Homes Magazine Achieve bright home design in any room with sunburst mirrors. There's a really fun way to keep the brightness of Summer in your home, even if it's cloudy out. Sunburst mirrors are a design trend that's not going anywhere. This classic look will upgrade...

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