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

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

Modern Monday: Wood + Teal

Modern Monday sets a big table for a lovely meal surrounded by beauty and balance. This symmetrical room achieves style, dimension, height and drama with its chandelier, furniture, mirror and accessories without any one item overpowering the other. It’s like the perfect tango or a symbiotic relationship in nature.

Coffered ceilings are often in traditional/transitional homes. This design details is an elegant feature that provides depth and also signifies a level of grandeur to a room through the illusion of visual weight.

This spacious room gives the large wood table with elegant two-tone fabric chairs (with contrasting textures) in teal and aqua plenty of breathing space. Space to layout a spread amongst loved ones. It balances intimate exchanges between guests and hearty exchanges across the table.

Did you notice the flowers hydrangeas? That lush flower symbolizes heart-felt gratitude for some cultures and for others a note of boastfulness. It is your decision. Just give and receive with style and soul.

Credit: Bridgehampton Weitzman Halpern Design

 

Modern Monday: Primary Ribbons

Modern Monday embraces the freedom of summer. The freedom of unrestricted movement. The deep breathes of childhood that power full belly  laughter. The criss cross of patterns,  spirals, shapes and colors spinning into a synchronized expression of unity.

This dining room, specifically the art, ushers in those playful summer memories. The room is anchored by the extremes of the grayscale spectrum anchoring below with white through the chairs and above with the black lights. At the visual midpoint, the honey-colored wood table and matching mid-century modern chair legs is nearly the same color as the paint which makes the colors seem to flat. The painting incorporates pastels and nearly full pigment hues stroked with delicious texture to create a balance of energy through color, space and shapes. Colors, shapes and materials ground you in your space and drives the physiological energy right to the soul root.

Celebrate summer. Celebrate life. Celebrate design. Celebrate the privilege and pleasure of mealtime with loved ones and strangers.

Room by Arent & Pike