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Modern Monday: Monochromatic Pattern Play

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.

Tabletop Tuesday: Turquoise Key

Tabletop Tuesday is an uplifting setting of turquoise and gold featuring the eternally classic and modern Greek key pattern. This setting repeats the plate colors of white, turquoise and gold with the linens, flatware and glass. For contrast, I included these fun pear-shaped red candles.

This repeating geometric pattern was originally a border used in architectural details and pottery. In Ancient Greece, it symbolized infinity and the eternal flow of life as characterized by the flow of the river Meander. That river is the origin of the motif name.

Food and fellowship are part of the eternal flow of life. Both are vehicles to sustaining ourselves. Take heart in your ability to enjoy meals by yourself and the ones you share with others.

Now if I were just near my favorite Greek restaurants, this plate would be loaded!

Original table art designed by Yvette Craddock.

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.