Modern Monday: Cosmopolitan Craft

Modern Monday opens the windows to a kitchen of simple craft and charm translated with refined modern simplicity.

The long table is a combination of wood and stone on two levels. The organic materials speak to our rustic sensibilities and the joining of them is a modern design detail.

The table length and placement along with the dancing (alternating) pendants overhead lead your eye toward the oversized window and the comforting beam of natural light. Of course the moss plates conveniently harmonize with the outdoor shrub. Simple, elegant and intentional design can make modern warm.

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Tabletop Tuesday: Golden Leaves

Tabletop Tuesday is a gratitude setting. The color schemes reflects seasonal hues of gold, brown, auburn and orange with leaf designs. Vintage gold flatware and glassware accompany this setting.

Did you know that leaves are symbolic of fertility and growth? In traditional Chinese symbolism, leaves represent a tree that encompasses all of humanity. May we express gratitude for all that we have and ask for abundance for all living beings regardless of the season.

Modern Monday: Eclectic Living

Modern Monday: Blue Crush

Modern Monday steps into a couple’s Parisian living room designed by Studio KO. The blue velvet sofa and Brutalist sconces are custom designed by KO. The midcentury barrel chairs are designed by the Brazilian Modernist Jorge Zalszupin.

Did you notice the zebra area rug and the oversized bold green palm leaves on the fireplace mantle? The ceiling to floor window and the mantle to ceiling mirror over the fireplace beam lots of natural light into this space.

Tabletop Tuesday: Gilded Age

Tabletop Tuesday features this white, black, gold and bronze patterned China plates stacked to create a unifying ensemble.

An oversized black plate is used as a charger and is accented by black glassware, gold silverware and a coordinating modern candle holder. This setting mixes shapes, patterns, colors and style periods.

What will you create on your table today?