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  • Blog Post: Home Styling With a Color Crush: Pale Pink + Brass

    Pale pink gets a bad rap as being too feminine. But what's wrong with that? I have used pops of the controversial hue throughout my home styling and in fact it's a bit of a color crush. Yes, I live alone which means there is no male naysayer in sight. However, I think it's perfectly acceptable...
  • Blog Post: Modern Home Office Design Tips

    Image from Design Sponge Isn’t this office a dream come true? I wish my home office looked half this good! The warm brightness of it is perfect. It’s minimal and modern without feeling too cold or boring. The coral tones are what really stick out to me. The coral paired with the simple...
  • Blog Post: Modern Home Décor Tips: Spaces With Brights on White

    Image from Toby Fairley Sunburst Reflections Antique Silver Resin Round Wall Mirror , Modern Porcelain Vase 28-Inch-H Wildwood Table Lamp , Ikat Cyan/Coral Square 18-Inch Decorative Pillow, Ikat Cyan/Coral Square 18-Inch Decorative Pillow , Sandor Chrome with Clear Glass 12-Inch-H Coffee Table , Marcella...
  • Blog Post: Warm Decorative Pillows For Cool Home Decor

    Image from Meg Biram Nothing says cozy like a collection of warm fuzzy decorative pillows on a stylish sofa. It also allows you to play with a variety of patterns, colors and textures when styling you home decor. You can keep with a consistent color scheme or you can mix different colors to create...
  • Blog Post: Get the Look With Modern Dining Chairs

    When it comes to modern dining rooms – everyone wants comfortable chairs. It’s something my clients always insist on. They want friends and family to stay for hours enjoying themselves and not want to leave. I know this is something I thought about when purchasing my very own dining room...
  • Blog Post: Closet + Casa Style: Bring the Outdoors In

    Image from Home Life I don't know how it happened, but over the years I've really come to enjoy nature and the idea of bringing the outdoors in to my closet and my home. Chalk it up to all the forced camping trips and Girl Scout excursions I took as a kid, but nowadays, one of the easiest...
  • Blog Post: Home Styling With a Color Crush: Turquoise

    Image from Rue Magazine When styling the perfect home, few colors are as relaxing or peaceful as turquoise. It's that perfect shade of ocean-y blue that has the power to transport you to a beach in the middle of the work week, when all of your vacation days are already earmarked for the upcoming...
  • Blog Post: Perfect Dining Room Pendant Lights

    Image from Light Locations Lighting truly is the jewelry for your home. Without proper lighting, you can't see the design you poured your heart and soul into, so for example it is important you choose the perfect dining room pendant lighting. But every room is equally important. I always suggest...
  • Blog Post: OLED: Developments in Lighting Technology

    Smart fabric? Sounds like the stuff of science fiction, but it may become reality if scientists at UCLA have any say. Through recent developments in lighting technology , a team of researchers have been able to create an OLED (organic light-emitting device) capable of being stretched, folded and even...
  • Blog Post: Home Styling With a Color Crush: Grey

    Image from Trends Panama I'm so excited to change things up a bit with this column – I'll be taking over the Color Crush series! Twice a month we'll be exploring home styling with a specific color crush, including some incredible colors that will rock your world and kick your decor...
  • Blog Post: Get the Look: Scandinavian Modern Home Design

    Image from Design Sponge This simple and gorgeous Scandinavian-style modern living room is giving me some serious house envy. I love all of the clean lines and the organic feel of it. The muted colors are perfect for such a lush background outside. But probably my favorite part of this space are...
  • Blog Post: Colorful Loft Style Home in Tribeca

    We recently found this fun Tribeca loft featured in the amazing Est magazine . The homeowners are from Australia, but the angular purple and yellow motifs make it look as though this could be Prince's Manhattan play space. So as to not compete with the expressive colors everywhere, lighting...
  • Blog Post: Black Fireplaces in Modern Living Rooms

    Image from Northern Light With cold weather arriving, fireplaces have become a focal point in modern living rooms once again. Whether you have a wood burning fireplace or a gas fireplace, you’ll most likely get some use out of it this Fall and Winter season. I personally love my fireplace...
  • Blog Post: Small Space Decorating Tips For a Modern Home

    Small space decorating can often be a struggle, but we have some tips for how to manage your tiny modern home. There's a few strategies you can implement, along with specific elements such as space-saving floor lamps , modern nesting tables or decorative mirrors . This image above demonstrates...
  • Blog Post: Organic Home Decorating Ideas With Bamboo

    Bamboos are some of the fastest-growing plants in the world, not to mention beautiful. This makes them a sustainable decor option, as well as an effective use for stylish and modern home decorating ideas. In addition to being used to construct all kinds of modern design objects, from flooring and...
  • Blog Post: Modern Luxury Hotel Design: Square Nine

    What is the purpose of vacation? To disconnect. Relax. Recharge. Be inspired. Assuming so, it would then follow that those goals should serve as guiding principles in any modern luxury hotel design. Set amid the streets of historic Belgrade, Square 9 hits the mark. Public spaces such as the...
  • Blog Post: Historic Design Trend: The Wishbone Chair

    Above image courtesy of Tend Hunter I've been a long time fan of Hans Wegner's Wishbone chairs. They have a classic feel to them. They're one of those pieces that are rustic, yet modern. When scouring through magazines and Pinterest you can find them trending big time! I love the way...
  • 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: Color Crush: Royal Blue

    One of my favorite colors to add to a space if I want it to have a little more fun and character is royal blue. I don’t know why, but to me it just seems like a bright and fun color. I love to wear it, so why not dress up your home in it? A little royal blue table lamp here, a royal blue patterned...
  • 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: 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: From Outfit to Interior: Black + Bold

    Ahhh, the first sweet whispers of fall are finally upon us! In the world of decor that means it's time to bring out those luxe blankets, rich woods, and some darker accessories for the upcoming cooler days and chillier nights. Ms. Black & Bold is ready for layering up her wardrobe right along...
  • Blog Post: This/That: Traditional Home Style vs. Modern Home Style

    I think I'm having a design identity crisis. For as long as I can remember, I've been drawn to gorgeous, clean-lined modernism. If you're here, I'm sure most of you love modern home style. I prefer monochromatic palettes, beautiful wood finishes, and a few well chosen accents. I've...
  • Blog Post: Home Style Ideas: Mid Century Modern Interiors

    I'm a fan of incorporating mid-century modern details in interiors. From furniture , to art and lighting, pieces from the 40's, 50's and 60's are classic and quintessentially modern. A whole room, however, doesn't have to be in the mid-century style to look great with mid-century...
  • Blog Post: Modern Home Design For a Cozy Corner

    One detail that can go unnoticed in modern home design is the cozy corner. Some people use these corners as reading corners or nooks. Some just use them as extra seating or a way to display that one favorite chair that needs a little more attention. I have a reading corner in my bedroom, using my favorite...

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