Monday, September 17, 2018

Switch to Fall

I know it is still warm and muggy outside, but fall is upon us. I think it is one of the most beautiful times of the year. Wonderful wreaths and beautiful pots of mums and fall planting make the yard look new after the heat of the summer. Pumpkins and colorful gourds really help to set the theme. Don't forget  to bring these elements inside as well. Tied up bundled wheat looks great on a sideboard and bittersweet draped across an iron chandelier can really say Autumn.
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Sunday, September 9, 2018

Paint Means Change

Now that we have celebrated the Labor Day holiday and school has started, it is time to get our homes ready for the fall season.  One of the best and least expensive ways to update your home for the holidays is to paint with the latest colors. This year in my own home I have replaced most of my colors with gray or gray like tones. It seems that we are on the cool end of the paint spectrum. I paint mostly grays, graiges, blues, greens, and pure white. When you add these new tones your house will look brighter and also immediately look more updated. For more information on this topic watch Modern Design on Facebook. Our podcasts are live each Wednesday 2-3 pm e.s.t. and you can call into our show live @ 908-237-0410.

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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