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  • 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: 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: Kitchen Lighting Takes Center Stage

    Lighting is a key element in kitchen design, not just for it's functional element, but the aesthetic element as well. The lighting you choose for your kitchen can truly transform your space and take you from Mid-Century Modern to Hollywood Glam with one simple fixture. While the cabinetry style remains...
  • Blog Post: Best Kitchen of EuroCucina 2012

    My choice for the Best Kitchen at EuroCucina 2012 was the debut of Natural Skin and Mina from Minacciolo . The lines explored a range of finishes and details that were incredibly classic in style, but extremely innovative in function and use of materials. I expected that I just might see more of this...
  • Blog Post: Stylish Open Shelving For Modern Kitchen Design

    A conversation that I have with clients on a regular basis is whether to have open shelving or not have open shelving in their modern kitchen design. Stylish open shelving is not for everyone and I constantly preach that. BUT it is a beautiful, light and airy detail that can make a kitchen feel more...
  • Blog Post: Endless Lighting Choices to Light Up Your Home

    Image from Real Rooms Design Whether you're looking to brighten up your breakfast bar, dining room, breakfast nook, office or workspace, living room or entryway, there are endless lighting choices for you. Every room needs an overhead light, which I refer to as ambient or general room lighting...
  • Blog Post: Schiffini: Modern Kitchen Design Inspired by Cinque Terre

    Modern kitchen design is something that many people admire from afar, but don't actually get to explore the concept behind. You may love the simplicity of a kitchen, the unique shapes, or innovative materials, but how often are you able to capture the story behind the design and really have a true...
  • Blog Post: How To Style Kitchen Shelves

    Have you ever seen a kitchen shelf styled impeccably while browsing a magazine or website? Well, it’s possible for you to create an equally awesome kitchen! It just takes some editing. Most everyone has a few white dishes laying around. Start by displaying this in groupings or individually....
  • Blog Post: The Materials of EuroCucina 2012

    It's been an amazing week in Milan. Still jet lagged and trying to get this electrical situation straight, but it's all OK. Because I was not able to charge my battery on my camera, I'm delivering you some shots of the fabulous products at EuroCucina via my not so fabulous camera phone! There...
  • Blog Post: Cheers To You 2014!

    Image from Pretty Stuff Be sure to dance the night away on new years even tonight! Tonight is the night to celebrate the closing of one year and the start of another... This requires a party of course. But first, enjoy your last day of 2014 properly. We suggest starting the day lazy in bed,...
  • Blog Post: Stylish Seating For Your Modern Kitchen

    Image from Lingered Upon The kitchen might be considered the most practical room in the house. Basically everything exists to serve a function from the fridge to the choice of flooring to the lighting. I’m a firm believer in making every space absolutely beautiful yet functional and stylish...
  • Blog Post: Get the Look: Modern Kitchen Pendant Lighting

    Designing your kitchen, like any room of the home, is fun because you're creating your own personal environment. However, the most fun element of the kitchen design is the lighting because it's like the jewelery to a great outfit. It's the beautiful accessory to this functional space. To...
  • Blog Post: Get the Look: Beautiful Bar from Kelly Wearstler

    Image from Kelly Wearstler Kelly Wearstler is the queen of glamorous, funky spaces. The famed interior designer particularly shines with her public spaces like hotels, bars and restaurants. Each one feels like an escape into a new world—just like how a night on the town should be. By looking...
  • Blog Post: Upper East Side Townhouse With Stunning Lighting

    The highlight in this gorgeous NYC townhouse is the stunning lighting. Although this NYC townhouse is all-around amazing, I found the kitchen and bath designs to be my favorite. It's also a great example on how to use black and white design in a very upscale way. In each and every room of the...
  • Blog Post: Mixing Fun Materials For A Modern Kitchen Design

    The kitchen is no longer the most basic and purely functional room of the house. Through the use of fun, new materials and combining lots of different textures, the kitchen is quickly becoming the statement room of the house! The kitchen above mixes simple materials to create its unique look. The...
  • Blog Post: Small Space Dining + Kitchen Lighting Ideas

    Image from Svermeri Combine your kitchen and dining with great lighting. With so many of us seemingly moving toward smaller space living, we find ourselves trying to make full use of each space... Efficiency matters when you have a certain amount of design elements you want to fit in a limited...

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