When it comes to interior design, the term “modern” can mean different things to different people.
Various designers, including myself, share favorite kitchen paint colors and describe why we love those colors.
For a statement piece or to dress up an outfit, these are my favorite examples of J Crew’s current jewelry line.
Fashion + Decor is the kind of inspirational site that I love.
After starting his career as an architect and working with the notable firm Gensler, Keith realized that wasn’t where he wanted to be and started his own company with the goal of filling a need for business guidance in the design world.
When it comes to interior design, the term “modern” can mean different things to different people. To me, it means using newer, refreshing elements. These items can be mixed with more traditional design for a bit of added flair or an eclectic feel, or can be used on their own. This list of my favorite pieces could be used to create a beautiful space, or individual items could be worked into a room to give it a bit of a modern edge.
3. R Augousti Jewelry Box Embossed In Snake Skin & Stingray
4. Kubik by Michael Reeves. Gorgeous ink color.
6. Landscape II, 2007. Silver leaf, resin, pigment on panel. By Nancy Lorenz.
7. Side Table from Bungalo 5.
8. Lighting from Ralph Pucci International
9. Canyon Coffee Table from RobiCara.
10. Bruno Dining Chair from Studio Van Den Akker.
11. Side table with acrylic top and brass base, from The Apartment by McCollin Bryan.
12. Driftwood Finish Dresser from Assemblage
The December/January 2014 issue of House Beautiful contains a great article called Kitchen Color. Various designers, including myself, share favorite kitchen paint colors and describe why we love those colors. It’s a great way to remind yourself that the kitchen can be an expression creativity and doesn’t need be be limited to a typical palette.
I picked up a J Crew catalog the other day and saw this amazing jewelry. Many of the pieces have a retro look with great colors and textures, a sort of Art Deco vibe that I find so appealing. For a statement piece or to dress up an outfit, these are my favorite examples of J Crew’s current jewelry line.
1. Compass Rose Necklace: From the Lulu Frost line by Lisa Salzer, inspired by estate jewelry. I love the modern twist to this retro style.
Fashion + Decor is the kind of inspirational site that I love. The site’s contributors take a specific fashion look and translate it to an entire space. It’s clever, resourceful, and so interesting.
Fashion + Decor appeals to me because it takes what I love (fashion) and turns it into what I do (interiors). It’s also a great tool for introducing different looks to clients and expanding their imaginations. It helps to push boundaries and break out of the typical box.
One useful aspect of the site is the way you can filter by color, room, season, and more. The navigational tools are really well done and the overall design of the site is really user friendly. It’s just pure inspiration to me!
Find something interesting in your client’s collection of art and incorporate it into the design.
I really like what Keith Granet is doing for the design industry. After starting his career as an architect and working with the notable firm Gensler, Keith realized that wasn’t where he wanted to be and started his own company with the goal of filling a need for business guidance in the design world.
As a consultant, Keith has helped designers develop the knowledge, skills, and resources to successfully transform a passion for design into a thriving business. With his book and online videos, Keith is a great guide to the industry.
I like to listen to Keith’s videos while I work. The people he interviews and works with are driving forces in the design industry and are so amazing and creative. They have such talent, and Keith helps them expand their skills. During the interviews, he asks very simple, approachable questions. He makes you realize that no matter where your firm is, we all have the same obstacles. He shows you how to move forward and use certain tools to build your brand and make it better, as well as how to handle different things and approach new projects. I learn so much from Keith’s videos.
Keith Granet’s interviews with Bunny Williams and her words about clients were particularly memorable to me. What I took from Bunny is to let clients buy things but help them put everything together. Like other interviews and videos Keith has done, this one made me stop and think about how to better my business. I face the same challenges as other designers.
This time of year, with cold weather setting in, I begin to gravitate toward heavier, textural fabrics and colors. I think of handsome, masculine hues and the pleasure of wrapping yourself in cashmere and wool. Two colors that I associate with this season are navy and gray. They make a great combination and are so satisfying during short, chilly days!
1. Arrangements in Gray and White by New England Home Magazine
2. H Cocktail Table by Holly Hunt
3. Winter Solstice No 2 by Laura J. Wellner
4. Laurel Convex Mirror from Downtown
5. Walker Pinstripe in Navy from Ralph Lauren Home
6. Benjamin Moore Silver Dollar
7. See by Chloe Fold-Over Suede Mid-Calf Boot
8. Bathroom by Daun Curry
9. Rag & Bone Jacket, Tank, and Shorts
A graphic tufted rug grounds this family room.
I recently discovered House of Eleven, a new fashion line that I really love. Their urban designs are right up my alley! Edgy but feminine with great use of leather and an appealing price point, this is clothing I could easily wear during the day and still be ready to go out at night. Here are some of my favorite pieces from House of Eleven’s current line:
1. Taylor Leather Rider Leggings: So versatile, a must-have item.
2. Chantal Dress: So chic! You could add a blazer and some great jewelry.
3. Emma Mohair and Croc Leather: Playful yet funky, I love the combination of textures.
4. Lola Boyfriend Muscle Tee: You can dress this up or down.
5. Kelly Short Lace and Leather Dress: A touch of glam with such a cool pattern.
6. Naomi Leather Bomber Jacket: So great with a white shirt!
Oh, Henry! From Waterworks.