Modern Monday: Monochromatic Pattern Play

Modern Monday’s gorgeous living space is a design extravaganza by the one and only Martyn Lawrence Bullard. He is a master of creating predominantly monochromatic rooms layered with just a few colors but with an abundance of texture, patterns and objects d’art.

He creates symmetrical lines yet breaks the rhythm with surprising placements of furniture, accessories and /or art. Indulge your senses in this latest project featured in Architectural Digest.

Tabletop Tuesday: Turquoise Key

Tabletop Tuesday is an uplifting setting of turquoise and gold featuring the eternally classic and modern Greek key pattern. This setting repeats the plate colors of white, turquoise and gold with the linens, flatware and glass. For contrast, I included these fun pear-shaped red candles.

This repeating geometric pattern was originally a border used in architectural details and pottery. In Ancient Greece, it symbolized infinity and the eternal flow of life as characterized by the flow of the river Meander. That river is the origin of the motif name.

Food and fellowship are part of the eternal flow of life. Both are vehicles to sustaining ourselves. Take heart in your ability to enjoy meals by yourself and the ones you share with others.

Now if I were just near my favorite Greek restaurants, this plate would be loaded!

Original table art designed by Yvette Craddock.

Wednesday Wall: Native Conversation

It’s Wednesday. Let’s talk about what’s on your walls. Today, I introduce you to the dynamic art of Thomas Marcus Breeze.

His art is influenced by his Pima Native American heritage. Thomas translates traditional geometric patterns into a modern voice and vision.His intricate details are boldly articulated on vibrant color and layered through dimensions.

Watch Mr. Breeze create a mural in this video.

Modern Monday: Turquoise Dining

Modern Monday features this natural light-filled dining room with a stroke of MCM turquoise and brass chairs with a brass-trimmed round table. Did you see those lucite, turquoise and brass trimmed stools positioned at the Carrara marble island (trimmed in brass)? Divine!

What about that neutralizing textured grey wallpaper and the chandelier that repeats the circular shapes of the furniture and adds visual interest and flair to the room.

It is the time of the year when most people change out their dining room. If you need ideas and design assistance, just click here.

Tabletop Tuesday: Deco + Dishware

Tabletop Tuesday is a formal black and white setting with bread plate and coffee cup/saucer. The design represents simplistic Art Deco period geometric lines.

As you know, black and white is a timeless and versatile color combination. In the Art Deco period, black and white geometric patterns were quite common. Other details include gold, silver and exotic woods. The inspiration is endless.

I anchored this place setting with silver which serves as a neutral color. I then chose black glassware with black candles in crystal to add some drama.

Be bold. Be elegant. Eat well. Share your table.

Modern Monday: Deco Details

Modern Monday is a nod to the exquisite Art Deco style in the lobby of Claridges Hotel in London from 1935. This lobby, as well as other areas in this hotel was revamped with designs by Guy Oliver who believes that interior design is about telling a story.

Art Deco is a Parisian design style that influenced architecture, furniture, jewelry, fashion, cars, trains and much more. It first appeared just prior to WWI. It is experiencing a rebirth which you currently see in new automobile design.

Does your design tell your story? If not, why not?

Custom Table Design

My creative career began in Los Angeles, California working with a luxury furniture designer (his tables sell for $20k). You can read the story here.

I traveled between Los Angeles and High Point, North Carolina for international furniture, accessory and design markets setting up his showrooms and designing mannequins to reflect the lifestyle galleries in which he showed his collections. He was the first to show furniture from this consumer-focused perspective.

This year, I began designing custom pieces for a design colleague. Here are my mesquite and iron tables that flows with a contemporary southwestern home remodel. The living room features furniture with Ralph Lauren textiles, a Thayer Coggin couch, Organic Looms custom area rug and other delicious surprises decorate this gated mountain-side estate.

If you are interested in a distinctive and custom occasional, accent or dining table, contact me here.

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Tabletop Tuesday: Shells and Pumpkin

Tabletop Tuesday bridges the gap between summer and fall with Atlantic Ocean shells and a seasonal spice scented candle.

This green and speckled brown place setting is enhanced by an emerald green bottom plate, vintage rosewood and brass flatware, brown linen, green glass and a designer candle; the latest edition to the YCD product line

Introducing Gibson and Dehn candles. These gorgeous and delicious smelling candles burn clean and are clearly stylish. This one is their Pumpkin Brûlée scent. Perfect for the fall and for open houses.

Contact me to learn more.

This is another original place setting designed by Yvette Craddock.

Modern Monday: Green Drama

Modern Monday starts with my kind of action; dining room drama. A long table with plenty of seating is a perfect invitation for harmony, discord, laughter, tears and sometimes song all revolving around human connectivity during meals.

This wood and stone table is dressed with identical green chairs and tall vases of flowers that touch the whimsical white floral chandeliers that dance in a uneven line of light. A gigantic piece of art and a greenery coiffed fireplace set the mood. Notice the grey walls and light wood herringbone floors. Via AD.

Design with some attitude. Need help? Contact me above.

Wednesday Walls: Video Art Sculpture Series

It’s Wednesday. What’s on your walls?

Check out this clever  and contemporary #video #art #sculpture #series by artist @CaseyFarina at the acclaimed and recently remodeled Mountain Shadows Resort in ParadiseValley;s gallery. Their gallery space is curated by internationally renown gallerist John Reyes of Reyes Contemporary Art. I think this black and white video art series of sculptures is completely captivating. Digital art can be fine art.

 

 

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