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  • Blog Post: Modern Entryway Design: Avoiding the Unused Look

    There’s such a thing as a beautiful modern entryway, as in the picture above, and then there’s the alternative: the creepy foyer. You know the one. Looks like it’s never been touched. A chair here, faux flowers there . Dusty on top and dirty behind the ears. It’s the home’s...
  • Blog Post: Modern Style on a Houseboat

    No one said modern design had to be limited to homes on land. You can find modern style on a houseboat too! It seems like the perfect place to be during the warmer months is on the water. So, why not live there?! Whether vacationing or long-term living, houseboats are pretty cool. That being said...
  • Blog Post: Color Crush: Black

    Black is definitely one of those colors I tend not to use in my home. It can very easily and quickly darken up and take over a space. But when it is done right and used in the right accessories for your home, it can be a real triumph! What do you think? Would you ever give black a try? This room above...
  • Blog Post: Public Display of Design Inspiration

    Where do you like to look for design inspiration when it comes to spaces that are appealing to both children and adults? I’m always inspired by nature, sometimes cartoons or children’s books, other people’s homes and, of course, Pinterest. But, I also love looking at public spaces....
  • Blog Post: Decorating With Area Rugs

    A major detail that creates warmth in any space is adding an area rug. Whether you are dealing with a living space or a bedroom space (among others), you will find contentment in your design by simply adding a patterned, colorful rug. It finishes a space perfectly and can make a room feel more cohesive...
  • Blog Post: Create a Fun House With Modern Design

    When you have kids you quickly realize that as much as you’d like to contain toys to one designated area it usually becomes a losing battle. Kids love to bring toys with them from to room. And, if your kids are anything like mine, they like to be wherever you are. There is no need to fight it....
  • Blog Post: From Outfit to Interior: Sleek + Understated

    There's nothing more attractive than someone who is comfortable in their own skin and their own space, it's just a fact. This jumpsuit from Piper Gore screams sleek and understated and it makes sense that our Ms. would surround herself with things that have a similar feel. Dark tones with a few...
  • 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: Color Crush: White

    All of the white that is being incorporated into rooms in magazines and blogs is seriously addictive. It’s so fresh and clean and easy. I love the idea of a mostly white scale living room with little pops of color here and there. That is pretty much my dream living room at the moment! This living...
  • Blog Post: Decorating With Modern Coffee Tables

    One of the most important details that goes into decorating a living space is the coffee table. It’s a piece that can sometimes be forgotten but it’s one of the most important parts of the room. When decorating an eclectic space, I love to use modern coffee tables . They can become the...
  • 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: Color Crush: Aqua

    There are so many fantastic colors out there and I love most of them. Lately I have been crushing pretty hard on a long time favorite, aqua! In all of its various shades, whether it be of the bluer, the greener, the darker or the lighter varieties. I love them all! I think aqua makes for a fantastic...
  • Blog Post: How To: Style a Modern Entryway

    No matter where you live, it's never a bad idea to put a little thought into the entryway or foyer of your home. After all, it's the first thing you see when you walk in the door everyday, and it's the easiest way to make visitors to your home immediately feel like your space is welcoming...
  • Blog Post: Create a Designer Look For Your Modern Home

    As lovers of interior design, we believe in one thing... We are all entitled to a designer look no matter what our budget is. If you include designer pieces, even just one, it will automatically upgrade your space. This modern dining room (above) is well curated and every detail is accounted for,...
  • Blog Post: Color Crush: Gold

    By far my favorite room of the house to add a little gold to is the living room. It’s the space where we entertain and spend a lot of time as a family so it has to look spectacular. This modern living room above has the perfect balance of gold accents throughout. I am in love with the little side...
  • Blog Post: How To Add Vintage Style To Your Modern Home Design

    There is nothing like modern home design. It’s clean, creative and fresh. If you are a minimalist by nature, than you are probably drawn to modern design. One thing that I’ve noticed about some modern decor is that it can tend to feel too cold. If you like modern design but you like feeling...
  • Blog Post: Organized Design: Tips For Styling Your Bookshelves

    Bookshelves can be a great feature in any room. They’re an opportunity to showcase your interests and personality through books, art and curated items from traveling. There are times you can also run the risk of having storage units look cluttered and they end up being a catch-all. Some may...
  • Blog Post: Kids Room Design: Shared Spaces

    My favorite homes are designed so that adults and kids can co-exist happily in stylish, shared spaces. The kind of homes where the kids room design involves beds made up with beautiful bedding, yet still jumped on often. A lot of people are under the assumption that great design and kids don’t...
  • Blog Post: Design Review: Palihouse Santa Monica

    Palihouse has taken its modern brand to the beach and I can’t wait to see the full hotel design when it opens this summer. Palihouse Santa Monica is a 36-room beach lodge in a Spanish Colonial Revival-style building, which has been deemed a historic landmark by the City of Santa Monica. At...
  • Blog Post: Designing With Crystal Chandeliers

    Crystal chandeliers have been a thing of the past, are a thing of the present and I think will easily be a thing of the future. A chandelier is such a classic piece when paired with a modern space, beauty happens! I remember starting a few years back, everyone wanted a crystal chandelier . Mostly...
  • Blog Post: Creating a Modern Home with Accessories

    When it comes to decorating, larger scale pieces seem to be the favorite. They add drama, fill up spaces and give the feeling that you get what you paid for. But, I think it’s the little things that really make the space. The little things are the very details that make a house a home. They...
  • Blog Post: Color Combo: Modern Design With Pink + Gray

    I adore this modern design! The gray with the various shades of pinks and patterns is kind of fantastic. I especially love the mix of styles, very eclectic and chic! I love the mid-century style of this chair (below), and unlike a lot of mid-century furniture, it actually looks comfortable! A pink...
  • Blog Post: Modern Design Elements For a Great Playroom

    Remember when a playroom was just a room filled with big, brightly colored plastic toys and lacking any modern design element? Certainly that is not the case these days. Today playrooms are nothing short of stylish and are rooms that fit seamlessly into beautifully decorated homes. If you break down...
  • Blog Post: From Outfit to Interior: Light + Airy

    Cheeky and fun, that's what Ms. Light & Airy is all about! The rising temperatures have her ecstatic to freshen up her space and her wardrobe, like with this Floral Sheath Dress from A-Thread. A few of these Cosmo Mirrored Candle Wall Sconces placed strategically along her hallway or in the...
  • Blog Post: Modern Living Room Design Using Purple

    I am a huge advocate for adding color to a modern living room. Monochromatic rooms can be ultra cool but there is something so lively about color. Especially when added to a clean crisp neutral space. One color that tends to be overlooked is purple. It’s a hard hue to mix other colors with and...

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