Archive | September 2012

Skulls for the Modern Home

What was once considered a Southwestern and country style, game horns and antlers are now beginning to work their way into modern and mainstream design. These horns and antlers can add the right amount of excitement to your space such as antlers as decor on your coffee table, horns above the fireplace, cluster on a wall, or hung above the headboard in a bedroom. To make sure you steer clear of the Southwestern style, opt for silver-leaf and/or aluminum dipped skulls, painted antlers and copper patina finishes.

I wanted to share my latest purchase that I stumbled across at Saint Dizier Home, while vacationing in Sonoma Valley, CA a few weeks ago. This is a silver-leaf bison skull – truly a piece of art!

Restoration Hardware

West Elm

Territory

Maya Jade Creations

Maya Jade Creations

Welcome Back to the Industrial Age!

The days of working in factories and assembly lines are few and far between, yet today’s hottest trend is the urban, raw and edgy modern industrial aesthetic.  This style takes us back to the basics, with a simplistic design that is down to earth, cozy and warm. To achieve this chic-but-edgy look, seek out furnishings with clean lines and cool neutral tones. Find unique pieces with patina finish, deconstruction and up-cycled or recycled (think mid century). Lastly, have a balanced mix of different elements in your space – by incorporating metals, woods and concrete.

Inspirational photos…

Jane Kim Design

dSpace Studio

Laux Interiors

Some great resources to find modern industrial furnishings…

Tiered Dovetail Coffee Table by Bungalow Classic

The Scorched Bench by Seventeen 20

Henson Wood Iron Swivel Stools by Arteriors

Modo Chandelier by Jason Miller

Marias A56 Armchair by Tolix

Vintage Industrial Factory Cart Coffee Table by Brand Mojo Interiors

19th Century Keyhole Metal Square Bed by Restoration Hardware

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