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.

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Window Treatments are here to stay

The days of elaborate window treatments with tassels, fringe and expensive trims are long gone, but window treatments are not going anywhere. The look now is much more simple and paired down. The fabrics are less about florals and stripes and more about geometrics and or texture. Swags and jabots and fussy treatments are replaced my simple shapes. Stationary drapery panels, relaxed roman shades and simple valances are still very popular. The roller shade has returned, now with lots of colors, textures and lengths. Solar shades are really popular as well. Keep in mind window need to be as functional as beautiful.  Blinds and plantation shutters will always be around to control light.  People will always want black out shades in their bedrooms. If you are in the market for new window coverings, just remember to keep them classic but simple. For more information on this topic watch Modern Design on Hunterdon Chamber Radio on Facebook. We are live from 2-3 pm e.s.t. you can call into the Show @ 908-237-0410 and tell us your stories on this topic.

Monday, April 2, 2018

Spring Greens

Even though this week began with snow, spring is here. One of the ways I bring the look of spring into both my design stores is through the use of the color green. I was always amazed how beautiful new growth would look on existing plants or shrubs. The new lime green was so fresh an new. The same holds true for spring peas and asparagus. Green is the color of spring. Change your guest towels to a great shade of lime. Buy a bag of limes and put them on a bowl on your kitchen table. Go get some beautiful succulents and display them around your home. Spring green pairs well with grays, blacks, blues and many other colors. Start this week adding this palate to your home, You will me glad you did.