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  • 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: Audrey Hepburn's Little Black Dress: From Outfit to Room

    Audrey Hepburn's little black Givenchy dress that was worn in the opening of Breakfast at Tiffany's is one of the most iconic clothing items in history. It has become such an integral part of every woman's wardrobe, such that you probably can't name any woman that doesn't own a little...
  • Blog Post: Zen and the Art of Office Design

    Image from French by Design I've been thinking about office design a lot lately. But I'm not thinking fax machines and cubicles and worker bees crammed-in like sardines. I'm talking about decorating the office intelligently. Making a space that induces calm, creativity and productivity...
  • Blog Post: Modern Ceiling Fans Keep You Cooler

    Not only do modern ceiling fans keep you cool, but they make your space look cool too! There's no need to buy one of those cheesy old ceiling fans anymore! There are so many amazing design options available for your modern home. Take a look at a few of our favorites! A modern white ceiling fan...
  • 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 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: Sherwin Williams Color of the Year: Plum

    There's another fun color announcement going on.... Sherwin Williams has selected plum as their color of the year and we love it! It's dramatic, sophisticated and versatile. Plum pairs so well with unexpected colors, such as yellow as seen below. Image from First Home Whether you're...
  • Blog Post: Iris Apfel: Style + Design Icon

    "Taste you can learn, but style is charisma"- Iris Apfel Iris Apfel, an interior designer, business woman, and fashion icon is still as charismatic and stylish today and she was in her youth. "I'm a geriatric starlet, my dear, don't you know" explains Iris. At the age of...
  • Blog Post: Poteet Architects: Collector's Loft

    Poteet Archtects , an award winning firm based in San Antonio, turned the top of this industrial building into a modern oasis. Jim Poteet opened the office with the hope that the firm could further the sustainable revitalization of downtown San Antonio. As you can see, they are best known for the sensitive...
  • Blog Post: Design Ideas For Adding Accents of Yellow in Your Home

    If you're in search of that perfect accent color to introduce to your home, may I suggest yellow?! Yellow doesn’t always have to be a youth color of choice. When done right, it can be a classic option to add a little color to your space. Just like any color, don’t overdo it. If you...
  • Blog Post: Blushing Interior Design

    Image from House Beautiful Spring is just around the corner and we're celebrating with some ideas for adding blush pink to your interior design... Whether you prefer bold or soft colors, pink can brighten up any space and can be found in home accessories, fun furnishings and especially with...
  • Blog Post: Decorating a Modern Entryway

    The first thing that your visitors will see when arriving to your home is the entryway. It should give an immediate wow factor for your home. And it also should reflect your personality. Entryways are a hard space to design. Mostly because you want it to feel natural and not too cookie cutter. I’ve...
  • Blog Post: Fourth of July Style

    Images from Camille Styles Ok, so we can't all look this great in patriotic colors, but guess what?.... Your modern home can! Check out this super chic living room design, with a dark moody blue wall. The red table lamp is a perfect accent against the wall. And we love how the abstract artwork...
  • Blog Post: Decorate Your Bedroom in the Style of Love

    Let's talk about your bedroom style. Whether it's the month of February (Valentine's Day) or any other month of the year, you want your bedroom to be a space filled with love and feature a design that supports that love. Right? Ok, here's some tips... 1. Center Your bed. Beds that...
  • Blog Post: Home Decor for Summer Fun

    Summer has officially began and whether you will be able to go on one of those tropical summer vacations or not, you can always let your home decor reflect that summertime fun. The beaches and their tropical waters are a true inspiration to many. Sea-foam green meets the pink-sand beach to create an...
  • 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: Vaulted Ceilings in Modern Spaces

    Have you ever walked into a modern space that immediately took your breath away? Maybe it was the decor that impressed you. Or maybe it was the architectural details. Whatever it was, have you ever wanted guests to feel the same when they walk in your space? I know that I get pretty excited when people...
  • Blog Post: Modern Armchair Ideas

    There are few things in my home I love more than our armchairs. They are “my spot” whenever our family gathers around to play a game or chat. Don’t get me wrong, sofas are comfy and nice, but I like the idea of having a single chair just for me. Modern armchairs are also nice when...
  • Blog Post: Add Yellow to Your Home Design For Sunshine + Style

    Yellow is the color of happiness and this is true for home design as well. Though it conjures up images of sunshine and daffodils, yellow can be drowning and cause exhaustion to the eye when used too much so be careful. When used sparingly however, it can be refreshing, unexpected, and joyful. Like...
  • 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: The Modern Lake Home

    Who said lake homes had to be campy and cozy without any real design aesthetic. Well, they're wrong. We spotted this beautiful modern lake home and decided to furnish it in our dreams... The key to designing a clean aesthetic that still falls under the category of natural and organic is all about...
  • Blog Post: Creatively Contemporary Gardens: Flora Grubb

    Have you been looking for a way to incorporate contemporary gardens into your modern home decor? Well, Flora Grubb and other specialty shops provide lots of great ideas that double as artwork. These small aeriums (above) have a "ship in a bottle" appeal. The're all unique, but typically...
  • Blog Post: From Outfit to Interior: Stylish Decor for Wintry Weather

    Winter garb brings thoughts of stylish decor consisting of leathers, woods, and natural tones to mind. Ms. Wooly & Warm loves to take full advantage of this time of year with all of the above! This Brushed Nickel Pull Chain Floor Lamp (below) with a bold black striped shade is a great example of...
  • Blog Post: Fall Style Details For Your Home

    Image from the Happy Housie Fall style details for your home can be as simple or complex as you want. Want to make your home Fall-ready in five minutes or less? And do it without smothering the house in flaccid browns and tepid oranges? The leaves are changing shades and so can your floor and...
  • Blog Post: A Modern Coffeehouse and Gallery: Graffiti Cafe

    Have you been searching for the perfect modern coffeehouse to meet your clients at, have a quick business meeting, or just get some work done? Well if you're in Los Angeles, look no further, Graffiti Cafe is the perfect place! The interior is a clean black and white palette with painted white floors...

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