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  • 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: Alta Marea: Modern Bathroom Luxury

    I was blown away by Alta Marea's modern bathroom luxury pieces with the introduction of the Must and Volo Green collections in Milan this year. I have been working with Alta Marea for many years and this not only far surpassed anything they had done in the past, but far surpassed anything I saw at...
  • 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: 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...
  • Blog Post: Romantic Getaway for Modern Design Lovers

    All images from Imanta Resort February is just around the corner... Are you looking for a romantic getaway this Valentine's Day? Nestled along Mexico's Riviera Nayarit, Imanta Resort is a modern design lover's paradise. This lush region boasts an average temperature of 71 degrees...
  • Blog Post: Upscale Style in Island Pendant Lighting

    Image from Nature's First Green is Gold The most fun area of a home to style with lighting is the kitchen, more specifically the island or dining area. Island pendant lighting style can come in all shapes and forms, depending on the personality of your home. The kitchen above has a very modern...
  • Blog Post: Stylish Kitchen Storage Ideas

    When it comes to designing stylish kitchen storage ideas there are so many different styles you can choose from that it can sometimes be overwhelming. One important design element to think about is if you want open shelving, cabinets or a mix of both. Open Shelving: Open up your kitchen and use...
  • Blog Post: Shades of Gray in a Modern Bathroom

    Shades of Gray seems to be the "it" phrase right now among many woman of the world. Although they aren't talking about modern bathrooms, there just might be some similarities. There's something seductive and intimate about raw shades of gray in these bathroom designs. Some warm, some...
  • 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...

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