Monday, June 25, 2018

Trim and Molding

Trim and molding are probably as important today as ever. Paint colors have really become soft neutral grays and off whites. It is the trim and molding that gives a space visual interest these days. Big baseboard molding, crown molding and chair rails are a must. Built ins and window seats with storage are very popular. Ceiling moldings of all types are really important when you have high ceiling. We are even seeing headboard walls in master bedrooms being treated with decorative molding. Let think outside the box and create some new profiles using molding.

Sunday, June 3, 2018

Industial Chic

Have you noticed lately that all the retail businesses around are doing facelifts to a more sophisticated industrial chic look? I was in a McDonalds this week getting a cup of coffee and thought I walked into a Starbucks!!! The palates of gray, black and white mixed with weathered wood was everywhere. Also there are touches of galvanized metal and pendants everywhere. I really like the simplicity and freshness of this new style. Industrial chic is very adaptable in to you own home. For more information on out topics Watch Modern Design on Hunterdon Chamber Radio on Facebook live every Wednesday from 2-3 pm . You can also watch the most recent podcast. You can also watch my new Television series on The Comcast Channel and Verizon Fios called Designed for the Times.

Monday, May 14, 2018

Kitchen Appliances can be hot !!!

When thinking about a kitchen renovation, most people think of countertops, sinks, cabinets and floors first. They probably should be thinking about their appliances first. The heart of the home is the kitchen. Appliances are at that heart. Cooktops, ranges, wall ovens, refrigerators, microwaves are key to the functionality of your home. These days those appliances have become quite expensive and quite chic. This Week on Modern Design on WHCR-DB and on my new television show Designed for the Times, we will dedicate the shows to kitchen appliances. My guest will be Kimberly Little and Anne Marie Scaldonna of Wolf/Subzero. We will learn what the absolute best appliances are for 2018. For more information on this topic go to and then click on modern design. You can listen to Modern Design in the podcasts or watch us on Facebook Live on the page modern design on Hunterdon Chamber Radio. You can also watch us on the Comcast Channel and Verizon Fios.

Sunday, May 6, 2018

Spring Style

Isn't this time of year remarkable? Everything has changed in just a few weeks. You should reflect those changes in your own home and your accessories. My guest this Wednesday on Modern Design will be the new store Sage in Flemington, New Jersey. We will discuss what people are wearing and buying for spring.

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Monday, April 30, 2018

Branching Out

This time of year one does not have to look very far to get interior design inspiration. You just simply need to look out the window. Flowering branches are in full bloom right now and they are simply exquisite. Branches like Quince, magnolia, cherry, pear and many others look amazing in vessel vases colored glass or galvanized metal buckets. Get out there and bring your clippers for a fresh spring look to your home. For more information on this topic watch Modern Design every Wednesday on Facebook Live. Got to Modern Design on Hunterdon Chamber Radio on Facebook. Our show is live from 2-3pm e.s.t. You also can listen to the show on WHCR-DB in Flemington by going to and then click Modern Design. You can listen live or choose from hundreds of podcasts on topics of interior design.

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Laundry Room Bah Humbug

I can't think of anything worse than washing and drying clothes. I also hate ironing and chores. These all seem to culminate in one room, the laundry room. This room is often a mud room as well so it catches all the debris. I always felt that this room should be practical, have amazing storage and really be well decorated. It should have television, good music and be a place to multi task when you are washing and ironing. Watch this week's Modern Design on Hunterdon Chamber Radio. We will give interesting and beautiful solutions to making this space work for you. We are live Wednesdays from 2-3 pm est. You can also listen live @ and then click on our program called modern Design. We are live every Wednesday from 2-3pm, but there are hundreds of podcast to listen to.