Entries by Yvette

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 […]

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 […]