Modern Monday: Marble Swirl

Modern Monday showcases this celebrity marble kitchen that is a bold and dramatic symmetrical space. The ceiling to floor black and white swirled marble wall is complemented by the reverse colored island with geometric black stools and oversized wood sculpture. The wood beams soften the seemingly cold marble. The black barn lights add an element of rustic urban essence to an otherwise sophisticated and chic design. The black and chrome metals accent the black and white color scheme. Via MyDomaine.

Tabletop Tuesday: Latke Lust

Tabletop Tuesday celebrates Hanukkah with these gold and white latke plates. Gold flatware and gold trimmed glassware complete this joyful place setting.

Have you eaten latkes? They are delicious deep-fried potato pancakes. Some people top them with applesauce. Some pair their latkes with various jellys.

Learn more about Hanukkah via myjewishlearning.com. Try making them for yourself with the Food Network receipe.

Modern Monday: Vintage Staircase

Modern Monday’s inspiration is this traditional white staircase dressed in vintage gold accessories.These elegant gold mirrors in various sizes and shapes bring visual interest and light to the staircase and wood floor hallway. You can consider duplicating this concept for your hanging collectibles. That stunning crystal and gold chandelier complements the mirrors and white space perfectly.

Image courtesy of House Beautiful.

Tabletop Tuesday: Royal Gold

Tabletop Tuesday is a traditional setting of royal blue, white and gold. The combination is often a classy, even royal holiday favorite.

I have paired this festive, yet soothing setting with a trio of cobalt glassware including a white wine glass with a crystal stem, a big red wine glass with a tall stem and a solid blue water goblet.

The repetitive pattern around the main China plate is an ornate scroll. The scroll design element is part of the flatware design as well. The smaller plate has a simple gold rim. Vary your plates like any great design combination to bring fun and style to your table.

Modern Monday: Brass N Blue

Modern Monday features the refined design aesthetic of Sarah Richardson. Sarah is known for her command of color and brilliant pattern mixes.

In this white kitchen, she achieves a dimensional balance between the length of an all-white wall of cabinetry with the bold royal blue island and chairs. The room’s elements including color, chair style, chandelier style, subway tile and accessories are rather traditional. However, she modernizes the space through the size, wide plank flooring, built in marble and brass table, elegant brass Edison style bulb pendants, glossy blue paint and integration of fabrics and patterns.

Take a risk. Try options you would never consider. These details create this magical kitchen.