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  • Blog Post: Industrial Kitchen Design

    Industrial elements are currently a huge trend in interior design. It’s definitely the style my clients are wanting at the moment. This style can be incorporated into just about any design style from contemporary to traditional. Let’s focus on industrial kitchen design. When designing...
  • Blog Post: Decorating with Yellow in Your Modern Kitchen

    A trend that I’ve been seeing on Pinterest lately is splashes of yellow used in modern kitchens. I’m loving this look for a few reasons. The first being that it creates a fresh space that is unpredictable. I also love how bright it makes a kitchen look. I’m all about sunshine filled...
  • Blog Post: Get the Look: Bathroom Sconces

    One of the trickiest tasks in any design project is sourcing good lighting – especially bathroom sconces. I’ve always been amazed at how few good choices exist. I’m constantly looking for options in all styles – modern, retro, traditional – but quite honestly there are never...
  • 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: 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: Get the Look: Kitchen Nook Lighting

    It doesn’t take much to make a kitchen nook feel warm and inviting, but the lighting might be the most important element. These adorable kitchen niches are usually small in scale, only being about to fit a small table. Yet, they maximize space by turning an awkward alcove into something useful...
  • Blog Post: Get the Look: Modern Kitchen Island Barstools

    Your kitchen always ends up being the gathering place in a home – whether you’re hosting a party or just hanging out with the family. Because of this, it’s time for everyone to spice up your modern kitchen island with some chic barstools. Some people go for comfort; for others, they...
  • 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: Style Trend: Modern Bar Stools

    If you are lucky enough to have a bar or large kitchen island in your home, then you know what I am talking about... Bar stools are like extra seating that take up almost no space. There are some fantastic and super stylish bar stools out there. I especially love the modern and minimal designs. Here...
  • Blog Post: Get the Look: Modern Dining Room Pendants

    Pendant lighting is all of the rage these days – whether you install them in your kitchen, bathroom or dining room. I have to admit, I’m one of those people. I’m constantly proposing a modern pendant light to my clients. What’s not to love about them? The beautiful hand-blown...
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: Bathrooms With a View

    We just love modern bathroom design and nature! We've been giving you lots of tips for either designing your shower outdoors or incorporating natural materials into your bathroom. There's lots of options, including getting a bathroom with a view! It's time to bring the outdoors in and create...
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: Modern Kitchen Design Done Artfully

    Who says you can't put art in the kitchen? No room should be forgotten when it comes to adding art on the walls. It's a beautiful way to add color, personality, and in this case... vegetation! The placement of home decor accessories in the kitchen, like art doesn't have to be dominating...
  • 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: 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...

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