Entries by Yvette

Big Style ~ Small Space Free Presentation

Microdwellings, in various forms, have been a part of numerous European and South American cultures for years. Within the past decade, Americans are becoming familiar and embracing the movement to reduce their living space and explore alternative dwellings in which to inhabit. The recent recession has spurred both necessity and desire to explore this way […]

Design Transformation: Traditional to Contemporary Mid-Century Mod Mix

Some houses just have great bones. You know the ones that are chameleons and can support a range of styles to suit the inhabitants. This house was such a house. The original owners had very traditional tastes with some outdated colors. The new owner had a vision for a contemporary, cool space. All it took […]

Blue Notes: Interior Design Trend Inspiration

Blues form the colors of the sea and sky. In some way, they ground us. Soothe our souls. The dimensions and layers of blues in a crystal clear ocean are breathtaking. The midnight navy of the sky is spellbinding. This season offers a spectrum of blues to incorporate into your home from original art to […]

Mid-Century Modern Furniture Enthusiast Turned Store Owner

During my Midwestern walkabout, as I refer to it,  I stumbled upon a hidden treasure  owned by this very cool and eloquent man.  As a lover and collector of mid-century modern furniture and design, I was missing my jaunts in Los Angeles and Phoenix where I would typically get my thrills. Dave’s store, Mad Modern, […]

How to Add Fine Art to Your Workspace

Art is a representation of the human experience. It takes us through the spectrum of human emotions from laughter to anger; despair to hope. It taps our intellect by questioning or reinforcing our beliefs. It possesses the power to ignite our creativity and expand our view of the world. Art frames our perspective of the […]

Commercial Office Design Notes

How do you transform a space filled with fairly common colors, odd-shaped rooms, mismatched and traditional furniture into a contemporary haven of professionalism and fun? Here are my design notes on how to do just that. Reception Change this traditional reception desk into a show-stopper statement piece of furniture and leave the back wall open […]

Return to Our Roots – Spring 2015 Home + Fashion Trends

Spring 2015 color and style trends in fashion and interiors showcase a return to our roots as individuals and collectively as a global community. Designs reflect a connection to our ancestral and adoptive cultures while creating a new imprint that reflects our current times. After reviewing a dazzling selection of this season’s trend items (which […]