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  • Blog Post: Design Tips: Modern Nursery For Mom + Baby

    1. Pick modern, white lighting for your walls and ceilings. White always looks modern and fresh and the whimsicality and playfulness can come from the shape of the light. I know my toddler would love that Lilypad Possini Euro Ceiling Light (below). She'd be mesmerized by all of the lights and point...
  • Blog Post: Contemporary Dining Room Ideas For The Family

    It is said that the kitchen is the heart of the home. However, I would like to suggest that it is actually the dining room that is at the center of it all. The contemporary dining room is where the family gathers. Adults and children come together for a meal at the table. Even creativity convenes...
  • Blog Post: Designing The Modern Kids Reading Nook

    Do you love reading? I do, and I love it even more when I’m able to find the perfect reading nook to spend my time. I’m pretty certain kids feel the same way. With the start of school there is a lot of reading happening in our house these days. When it comes to reading, I never want it to...
  • Blog Post: Nursery Design Ideas: Modern Kids Decor

    When it comes to nursery design ideas, it's important for mama and papa to like the way the room looks too-- 'cause let's face it--we spend a whole lotta time in there. This room from Design Dots will do just fine. When I'm nursing my little-one to sleep on our rocking chair, I'm...
  • Blog Post: Animal Inspiration in Modern Design

    It’s no secret that kids love animals and that animals are a big part of the their lives. They either have a pet or most certainly dream of having owning one. Kids often play games that involve animal inspiration and stuffed animals are likely overtaking their rooms (at least they are at my house...
  • Blog Post: Modern Shelving For the Whole Family

    Anyone living with two or more people in their home knows that things can quickly get disorderly and modern shelving is the key to happiness. If two or more of those said people happen to be children, then you know disorder can take on a life of its own without an organization strategy. Whether you...
  • Blog Post: Modern Playhouse Beds for Kids

    Lately, I have been noticing a trend in playhouse beds for kids. Have you seen them? It’s like the ultimate fort that you never take down. And, if you know kids, than you know that they love forts and hate taking them down. I love this concept, because first and foremost it’s just plain...
  • Blog Post: Designing With Kid-Friendly Coffee Tables

    Have you ever noticed that a lot of homes with children don’t have coffee tables? Or, if they do, they have rather obnoxious childproofing gear wrapped around them? I didn’t pay much attention to this phenomenon until I had kids. I ignored dealing with the whole children coffee table issue...
  • Blog Post: Layering Patterns With Modern Lighting to Create a Lively Home

    There is something to be said about the combination of stylish wallpaper and modern lighting. This pairing is often the very thing to take a space from ordinary to extraordinary. It’s easy to see how mixing really great lighting and a pretty pattern is appealing and welcoming to all members of...
  • 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: Create a Fun House With Modern Design

    When you have kids you quickly realize that as much as you’d like to contain toys to one designated area it usually becomes a losing battle. Kids love to bring toys with them from to room. And, if your kids are anything like mine, they like to be wherever you are. There is no need to fight it....
  • 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: Modern Design Elements For a Great Playroom

    Remember when a playroom was just a room filled with big, brightly colored plastic toys and lacking any modern design element? Certainly that is not the case these days. Today playrooms are nothing short of stylish and are rooms that fit seamlessly into beautifully decorated homes. If you break down...
  • Blog Post: Gender Neutral Design For Kids Rooms

    Gender neutral rooms are becoming more and more popular and I have to say, I love it! They are fantastic if you have multiple children of both genders sharing a room or even just if you don't want your child's room to look too girly or all boy. This room (above) is my dream kids room. The...
  • Blog Post: Get the Look: Contemporary Lighting for the Kids Room

    Recently I've had a lot of inquires from my blog readers and clients asking for suggestions on contemporary lighting for kids room. Whether it be a nursery or kids room. Honestly, kids rooms are some of my favorite to design because you can definitely have fun with the concept, especially the lighting...
  • 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: Modern Interior Design Styles For a Modern Family

    Do modern interior design styles and children mix? Of course they do! Should your modern home revolve around your children? Why not?! Take a look at how Incorporated Architecture + Design Purposefully designed this small New York City residence to accomodate a stylish modern family. This colorful, contemporary...
  • Blog Post: Architecture + Education: Maria Montessori

    Today's Google "doodle" depicts colourful elements key to the methods of Montessori education. The fun graphics is in commemoration of the 142nd birthday of Maria Montessori who is of course known for the philosophy of education that she pioneered. The Montessori approach is based around...
  • Blog Post: Modern Kids Room: Stylish Room Decor for the Mini Modernist

    If you haven't seen our Las Vegas Market event recap , make sure to check it out. We just want to chat about one more trend we saw there... Stylish room decor for the modern kids room. Why limit your modern decor to every room except the kid's room? Modern kids rooms are featuring either...
  • Blog Post: Family Living in Modern Homes

    Having kids doesn't mean having to throw in the towel and become a soccer mom. The modern family homes featured above set out to break the stereotype of family living. I personally love the idea of living in a modern home with a handful of kids running around. Growing up in a stylish enviroment exposes...

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