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

Tabletop Tuesday: Ocean Breeze

Tabletop Tuesday is a setting that reminds me of a peaceful moment on the beach when the blue waters meet the white layer of sky hovering just above the waves.

It is important to create beauty in front of you, while enjoying and paying tribute to beauty around you. Food, like the ocean, is fuel for your soul.

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

Wednesday Walls: Mixed Media Trance

Wednesday Walls features this exhilarating, haunting and psychedelic mixed media piece at “Flourish” a Thinkspace Gallery exhibition of contemporary art.

When is the last time you expanded your inspiration, intellect and soul by visiting a museum?

Tabletop Tuesday: Purple Glaze

Tabletop Tuesday is all about style, shape and color. The bone plates are full of stylized design with elegant geometric details. The design proves that bone does not have to be boring. To take the presentation to another level, I added a vibrant purple bowl which complements the shape, texture and glaze finish of the bone plates.  The beige and muted purple linen adds a contrasting texture and correlates with the beige linen napkin. For fun, I added the multi-colored wood napkin ring and some flowers. Definitely try these simple tips at home.

This is an original Yvette Craddock design.

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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Wall Wednesday: Public Art

Life without art is unimaginable. I have such gratitude for the efforts of those who design, build and curate public art. It’s impact on our minds, bodies and souls is priceless.

Welcome to Walls Wednesday; my weekly series dedicated to art hung everywhere!

Tabletop Tuesday: Black + White GeoCosmo

Tabletop Tuesday is all about geo cosmo ~ a cosmopolitan setting stacked on top of modern, geometric plate patterns. This black and white color scheme creates a high-impact visual effect because they are the complete opposite on the greyscale spectrum.

The plates feature a mix of the same shapes repeated in different formations and sizes. I love the cityscape of the top plate. The apple is a metaphor and the black glasses command to be filled with fine liquid libations.

Your tablesettings, along with your food, can transport you to other places, times and sceneries. It’s like a good book; a timeless journey to other dimensions.

A Yvette Craddock Designs original tablesetting.

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