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  • Blog Post: Chic Church Renovations

    Higher power gives way to high end design in these chic church renovations. So how do you turn a house of worship into a modern home? Take a look at the examples below for divine inspiration, and then get yourself a realtor who's in thick with the cloistered crowd. If cleanliness is next to godliness...
  • Blog Post: Belly Up to Barstools

    Image from Arch Daily Sleek and chic or warm and well-worn, today's most talked-about bars combine comfort and class. And the modern barstool still bears that age-old burden of propping patrons up, no matter how long they've been imbibing. Horizontal lines at the Dim Sum Bar in Quito (pictured...
  • Blog Post: Color Crush: White

    All of the white that is being incorporated into rooms in magazines and blogs is seriously addictive. It’s so fresh and clean and easy. I love the idea of a mostly white scale living room with little pops of color here and there. That is pretty much my dream living room at the moment! This living...
  • Blog Post: Freshen Your Home Design With Radiant Orchid

    Image from The Selby Every time I hear Pantone's color of the year announced I rarely get excited. It’s generally a color out of my comfort zone, something I haven’t seen done in any cool way. However, it only took me a couple of months to become accustomed to this year's color...
  • Blog Post: Decorating With Area Rugs

    A major detail that creates warmth in any space is adding an area rug. Whether you are dealing with a living space or a bedroom space (among others), you will find contentment in your design by simply adding a patterned, colorful rug. It finishes a space perfectly and can make a room feel more cohesive...
  • Blog Post: Dwell Home Tour: Sander Architect's Green Houses

    One of the many beautiful projects in this year's Dwell on Design Home Tours line up was Sander Architect's Green House pair. This set of townhouses on one single lot face each other over a drivable courtyard. They are very similar in appearance, yet not identical. Both buildings are wrapped...
  • Blog Post: How To Add Vintage Style To Your Modern Home Design

    There is nothing like modern home design. It’s clean, creative and fresh. If you are a minimalist by nature, than you are probably drawn to modern design. One thing that I’ve noticed about some modern decor is that it can tend to feel too cold. If you like modern design but you like feeling...
  • Blog Post: Colorful Loft Style Home in Tribeca

    We recently found this fun Tribeca loft featured in the amazing Est magazine . The homeowners are from Australia, but the angular purple and yellow motifs make it look as though this could be Prince's Manhattan play space. So as to not compete with the expressive colors everywhere, lighting...
  • Blog Post: Palm Springs Modernism Week: Postcard from Hotel Lautner

    Palm Springs Modernism Week takes the SoCal desert by storm every February. To take a break from this snow-bird's roster of design events, tours and exhibitions (as well as endless unsanctioned parties and pop-ups), consider losing yourself just outside of town in the desert sun at the Hotel Lautner...
  • Blog Post: Modern Fireplace Style

    Image from Domaine Home Stylish fireplace design in a modern home. There's nothing better than warming up next to a fireplace in the cold months. Wait, there is something better... warming up to stylishly modern fireplaces in the cold months! Even if your fireplace doesn't function and...
  • Blog Post: Stripes For a Modern Home

    Image from AV Interior It is no secret I have a thing for stripes. A little bit of an obsession my husband might say. But really, what design minded person doesn’t love stripes? They are great for adding pattern to a space and depending on the colors, they can be bold, soft or just the pop of...
  • Blog Post: Dark Accent Walls Done Right

    Image from Desire to Inspire This half-dark wall accent adds tons of personality to the home. The dark accent wall never gets old. This design trend is here to stay, so here's a few ideas on how to do it right. Keep in mind, if a large dark wall is too much for you, just do half, like this...
  • 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...

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