Entries by Yvette

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Modern Monday: Eclectic Living

Modern Monday’s living space is an eclectic blend of modern and mid-century modern styles.   The tufted linen sofa is decorated with an assortment of solid orange along with IKAT and ethnic-patterned pillows in brown, black and red. The sofa is flanked by two different end tables and vintage lamps. Notice the oversized ceramic vintage […]

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? […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]