I’m in the unique position of having a compact, urban lifestyle but taste that tends more toward the antique. Now, in Europe and in some older parts of east coast cities, mixing the two is far from unheard of. In fact, historical apartment buildings in Paris are defined as much by their interior decor as their architecture. But if you live in a more modern building, it can be hard to pull of
If you’re looking for a bold, colorful statement piece for your modern living space, you’ve come to the right place. I’m always on the lookout for unique, unusual new takes on modern furniture, and regular readers of the blog will know that some of my absolute favorite modern furniture picks are ones that riff on antique designs. PolArt, a specialty furniture designer from Mexico
Chandeliers are typically associated with antique styles and old world design. You know the kind – big, imposing, crystal-laden chandeliers made to dominate large parlors or grand staircases and are more about look than lighting. But if your living space is a little more modern, never fear. Modern chandeliers are increasingly available, and are simpler, sleeker, and more refined than their c
Often when you think of accent tables, you’re thinking ornate, vintage-inspired art pieces designed to help catch the eye in a larger room. But not all home decor calls for elaborate pieces, and not all pieces have to be elaborate to be eye catching. Contemporary accent tables are stunning in their simplicity, and add both functionality and design to a modern or contemporary living room. The
One of the biggest problems with modern bathroom vanities – and, really, modern bathroom design as a whole – is that the minimal design and industrial palette tend to err a little on the side of stark, cold, and even sterile. That said, if you give your bathroom design a creative eye, it’s more than possible to create a modern decor that’s warm and inviting rather than a li
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