Blog posts dedicated to interior design, furniture, home accessories, lighting, area rugs, paint, trends and how-to style and decor ideas.

Modern Monday: Striking Deco

Modern Monday features this striking black and white Paris apartment with Swedish Art Deco red chair and piano. This space is simple, but curated with distinctive pieces that bring style, interest and harmony. Via Architectural Digest.

Modern Monday: Metallic Harvest Gold

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.

Modern Monday: Luscious Velvet

Modern Monday’s space is this scrumptious blue velvet deep sectional flanked by light grey textured walls and plush carpet with dark harvest gold velvet chair and globe lighting fixture. The dimensional mirror brightens and broadens the room for the finishing dramatic effect. Bold, simple statements can make a room personalized and finished. Via Arcadian Home.

Modern Monday: Red Rush

Modern Monday features this contemporary space with a noticeably red tufted, velvet sectional in a room with hints of antiquity and rustic charm.

The red sectional is a cherry red versus a poppy, vibrant red which makes this bold hue a bit more refined. The composition is fresh and exciting since it breaks the traditional functional lines of sectional furniture. Sometimes all a room needs is a new composition of its furniture layout.

The charm of this room also lies in the unfinished wall. It looks like an unfinished concrete slab that once hosted wallpaper or some other type of semi-permanent wall covering before featuring this global map. The peeling, scraping and/or extraction of history for present exposure is raw, authentic and stylish. The floor-to-ceiling windows are graced with elegant and flowing drapes which juxtapose the harshness of the wall.

The unknown room designers also mix sculpture, occasional tables, consoles and vintage objects to harmonize the mix of contemporary versus vintage, masculine versus feminine. This room is bold yet soft. Serene and energetic. Every space has soul and style. It is all about harmony.

Modern Monday: Powerful Pink Pastel

Modern Monday features this contemporary pastel dining room. Although the main color combination is white and pink, the dynamic custom mural with periwinkle, sage, yellow and black brings depth, excitement and strength to this space. The identical chandeliers break from tradition in placement. The simplicity yet complexity of this room is seriously crush-worthy. Via Erikakarpak.

Modern Monday: Milan Milieu

Modern Monday travels to Milan. A chocolate shop and bistro no less. The citron chairs with walnut legs seem to effortlessly complement the brass accents on the table bases and countertop. The two-toned marble floors play with the theme of duality. The high ceilings feature a subtle texture. The dark window frames perfectly accent the chandelier and sconces. All elements combined make this space elegant, inspiring and fun.

 Via habituallychic

Modern Monday: Mediterranean Skies

Modern Monday transports us to the crisp azure isles of the Mediterranean with this white, cobalt and sky blue room.

Although the color combination is simple, the visual impact is high. The architectural details that encompass the shapes, patterns and moulding in the archway plus the smooth wall textures leave the eye wanting more. Did you see the slight difference in the wall whites and textures midway down?

The furniture and accessories repeat the color, shapes and pattern found throughout. Did you notice how the area rugs perfectly repeat the colors, textures and symbols found in the furniture?

This room exemplifies how a seemingly simple color combination can be visual rich and dynamic.

Via Geoffrey Bradfield

Modern Monday: Transitional Retro Dining Room

Modern Monday takes us to Arkansas. Yes, there. This room has an abundance of delicious style that it is hard to find a starting place. My favorite dilemma. The ceiling. That marbelized treatment in the tray ceilings is a visual treat with a mix of past and futuristic touches. Lower your eyes to that retro […]

Friday Finds: Danish Felt Lighting

Nearly everyday I encounter exquisitely designed items of furniture, fashion, floral arrangements, tabletop accessories and more. These discoveries inspired me to start Friday Finds. I feature items I love to share with you. If you are interested, then let’s talk about bringing any of these items to your space when applicable.

To kick off my series, direct your attention to these sophisticated chandeliers and pendants fabricated out of felt from Antwerp. Two charming and stylish European men chatted me up on  a recent travel excursions to a furniture, tabletop and gift market. Their store is dedicated to sustainability and houses upcycled and vintage items of furniture and home accessories. Their mission to keep beautifully designed objects out of the landfills and to find them new homes.

Cheers to that!

 

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Modern Monday: B + W Bed

Modern Monday invites you to bed B&B Italia style.

The iconic Italian brand designs elegant furniture with streamlined finesse. This bedroom features a glossy white bed with curved lines. The side table is a portable egg-shaped stand with a sleek silhouette. The white area rug has an abstract pattern in black that plays off of the linen.

The design takeaway is that in an all white space, you can layer style using one color by adding different textures and finishes to the items in which that color appears. You can choose one contrasting color and repeat that for a high-impact space.

Image: B&B Italia