vintage modern

I’m rarely the quiz taker kind of person, but I came across this quiz after reading one of my favorite blogs. See below for my style quiz results!

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“Flea Market anyone? You know you are drawn to modern furniture and interiors, and yet you really don’t like a space that feels cold and sterile. And who could blame you? And that’s why Vintage Modern is so appealing to you. Though the backdrop of the room, the walls and windows, are many times white or monochromatic, the furniture and accessories have the color, shape and texture to bring the warmth into the space. The great thing about Vintage Modern is ease of mixing different styles in the one space. You can have a new modular sofa mixed with a great pair of chairs that your grandmother purchased in the late 1950’s and the new and old work appear as though they were destined for each other. What’s great is that even if you don’t have time for swap meets and garage sales, so many of the pieces from the mid-century were so great that they have been remade and mimicked year after year.”


design pet peeves

I hate to be negative, but I thought it’d be fun to share a few of my design pet peeves. Leather couches. Vertical blinds. Curtains too short for any window.

design pet peeves

Metallic leather. Eeek.

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This chick makes the curtains look even scarier!

bare bulb.

I’ve always loved this inspiration image, and especially lusted for the interesting light fixture in the foreground. I finally scored one and I’m never letting it go! I put a 15 watt appliance bulb in it just to give the softest glow while adding a little candlelight glow to the room.


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upstate retreat.

Adam Rolston, of Incorporated, leaves me speechless. The upstate NY retreat, featured in June’s Metropolitan Home, is a dramatic modern masterpiece. Every room is drenched in sunlight through the double story windows allowing the space to feel as lofty as a SOHO penthouse. Adam’s designs are thoughtful and pure, allowing the placement of furniture pieces to become architectural itself. 





By using the same light fixture throughout the space allows for visual interest while keeping the design simple. The fixture is actually an outdoor fixture but is incredibly sophisticated in this interior!


The drop in bathub gives the industrial feeling tub a luxurious spa-like feeling.




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california dreaming.

The romantic spell of Monique Lhuillier’s LA home mirror her classic designs of fashion, bridal, and housewares. The interiors are subtle and tactile with velvets, silks, leather and suede. I’m loving the interesting neutral colors and how they are layered within the space.  If I could have a crush on a house, I’d have this one scribbled on my notebook with hearts around it. <3


I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this patterned rug. 










Loving the tone on tone grey in the office with a pop of color from the flowers!