Sunday, November 4, 2018

The Best of Fall is Now

As I drove to week this week, I could not help but notice that this week is definitely peak for fall foliage. This year is peak is late because of all the rain, but it is rather beautiful. I see a lot of gold more than any other color right now.
As we approach Thanksgiving, it is important that we refresh our mums, change out pumpkins and gourds that have rotted and refresh with some new things before the Thanksgiving holiday. Anything left in the garden centers for fall are clearance, so it is a great time to buy.

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Closets,Closets, Closets

In today's homes people are living in smaller spaces again, but with maximum organization. One of the most important factors in living in smaller square footage is having great storage. Closets have become critical these days. A great closet design could change the world. Closets today have wonderful functionality and offer great storage. These closets are often glamorous with chandeliers and wallpaper. It is definitely worth it to get a professional involved today before you take on a downsizing challenge.

Monday, October 22, 2018

Transitional is the New Traditional

Isn't amazing that even well done traditional rooms become dated over time??? They are not supposed to, but eventually everything goes out of style. Interior design seems to change through the decades. In the 1950's American furniture was early American. It was very traditional. In the 1960's we were in the space age so things became sleek and modern. In The 1970's there was a new found interest in ecology and wood was prominent in design. In the 1980's there was a new modernism and a return to contemporary. The 1990's brought new wealth with the inception of the internet and a return to traditional design. Today we have returned to am more modern esthetic. You see the world is ever changing and so goes design.    2018 is a year of great turmoil. We are in a modern phase, yet people are longing for the better times of the past. This is why all the old television shows are rebooting. As such interior design right now is transitional. A blend of modern for technology and traditional representing memories of better times.

Sunday, October 7, 2018

Blue and Green just make me happy

If you have followed me on this blog and on social media, you know I love blues and greens. I think they are also timely as they go very well as pop colors for an all gray back drop. I will talk about this look and the best ways to achieve it on my radio show this week. You can go to www.hunterdonchamberradio.com and then click on our show Modern Design. You can also watch us on Facebook Live. Go to my page called Modern Design on Hunterdon Chamber Radio. We are live every Wednesday from 2-3 pm e.s.t and you can even call into our live show @ 908-237-0410.

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.
 For more info on this topic tune in to Modern Design on Hunterdon Chamber Radio. Go to www.hunterdonchamberradio.com and then click on Modern Design. You can also watch us
live on Modern Design on Hunterdon Chamber Radio (our Facebook page). You can even call into our show every Wednesday from 2-3pm e.s.t @ 908-237-0410.

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.