Entries by Yvette

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Tabletop Tuesday: Bark + Pine + Feathers

Tabletop Tuesday celebrates the commencement of my favorite time of year. Autumn leaves, falling pine cones, pine tree needles and tree bark browns fill the earth. For today’s inspiration, a brown stoneware setting is filled with pine cones on a table with earth and sand linen. The peacock feathers are meant to add color and […]

Modern Monday: Harmonic Transition

Modern Monday transitions us into fall with this elegant, moody and sculptural room with warm hues of brown. Walnut, maple, acorn and limestone flavors comprise this monochromatic space full of texture and dimension. Take another look at the wall paneling, ceiling and staircase. Black is judiciously utilized to frame the fireplace and for the staircase […]