Blog posts dedicated to interior design, furniture, home accessories, lighting, area rugs, paint, trends and how-to style and decor ideas.
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? The ceiling to floor window and the mantle to ceiling mirror over the fireplace beam lots of natural light into this space.
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, accessories and /or art. Indulge your senses in this latest project featured in Architectural Digest.
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 circular shapes of the furniture and adds visual interest and flair to the room.
It is the time of the year when most people change out their dining room. If you need ideas and design assistance, just click here.
Modern Monday is a nod to the exquisite Art Deco style in the lobby of Claridges Hotel in London from 1935. This lobby, as well as other areas in this hotel was revamped with designs by Guy Oliver who believes that interior design is about telling a story.
Art Deco is a Parisian design style that influenced architecture, furniture, jewelry, fashion, cars, trains and much more. It first appeared just prior to WWI. It is experiencing a rebirth which you currently see in new automobile design.
Does your design tell your story? If not, why not?
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 which he showed his collections. He was the first to show furniture from this consumer-focused perspective.
This year, I began designing custom pieces for a design colleague. Here are my mesquite and iron tables that flows with a contemporary southwestern home remodel. The living room features furniture with Ralph Lauren textiles, a Thayer Coggin couch, Organic Looms custom area rug and other delicious surprises decorate this gated mountain-side estate.
If you are interested in a distinctive and custom occasional, accent or dining table, contact me here.
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 the whimsical white floral chandeliers that dance in a uneven line of light. A gigantic piece of art and a greenery coiffed fireplace set the mood. Notice the grey walls and light wood herringbone floors. Via AD.
Design with some attitude. Need help? Contact me above.
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 railing. One of the key elements of setting the mood of this room is the lighting. It is placed in key areas to produce a seductive flow of illumination overhead, along the staircase steps and below staircase curve and above the fire. Lighting is silent and powerful.
Grab a blanket, a warm beverage of choice and snuggle up next to the fire. The season is starting.
Modern Monday celebrates the lush harvest gold velvet lounges of Coast in BC. These space has a succulent, moody vibe with joyous overtones.
The color is opulent yet welcoming. The metallic gold surfaces on the base of the furniture, accent tables and chandelier lighting reflect the light like rays of sun. The metallic wall panels infuse more color, texture and visual interest further accented by the placement of lighting.
This is a must stop while you are in B.C. Luxury design at its finest.
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