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 Mr. Breeze create a mural in this video.

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 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.

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 and exotic woods. The inspiration is endless.

I anchored this place setting with silver which serves as a neutral color. I then chose black glassware with black candles in crystal to add some drama.

Be bold. Be elegant. Eat well. Share your table.

Modern Monday: Deco Details

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?

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 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.

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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

Introducing Gibson and Dehn candles. These gorgeous and delicious smelling candles burn clean and are clearly stylish. This one is their Pumpkin Brûlée scent. Perfect for the fall and for open houses.

Contact me to learn more.

This is another original place setting designed by Yvette Craddock.

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 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.

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 of sculptures is completely captivating. Digital art can be fine art.

 

 

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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 celebrate their symbolism of integrity, nobility, protection and watchfulness.

We live in a time when living with integrity is critical. We are called to behave in a noble way in all things with all people. We are called to protect each other. It can all start by taking a seat at the table. #soulstylespace

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 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.