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    Contemporary Home Decor Ideas

    Although a modern day home decor essentially means a good up-to-date look, you may still find various kinds of this that relate in order to colors, supplies and alterations in style. For instance, an eco-friendly house is one type of contemporary decoration, while one which focuses on including a vibrant color in order to neutrals of numerous supplies is another. Although some contemporary house decors function the latest image prints, other people use only strong color materials. A home completed in a contemporary design may also function one primary neutral or perhaps a mixture of numerous; it may also possess a number of silver-toned steel or include none.




    A modern day loft or any other new or even remodeled house often provides extensive silver-colored metals for example stainless steel and light weight aluminum. This signifies the industrial kind of contemporary style that may function sleek light weight aluminum stairs as well as glass step railings or even stainless steel countertops. Silver-toned metals will also be found in modern home decor highlights such as necklace lamps, espresso table angles and ornamental bowls.
    Natural colors for example white, dark, gray and then any shade associated with beige or even brown are generally used in modern homes. A combination of these may supply throughout the house with just one strong highlight color proven sparingly within the rooms. For instance, this type of modern home decor might feature dark wood furniture and self storage units and whitened leather sitting. Beige-colored wicker containers could be employed for home storage space solutions so that as decoration.




    Design could be additional with monochrome print area rugs. Bright red-colored flowers can happen in one space, while the exact same color doubles throughout the house for toss pillows as well as artwork. If your graphic printing containing a variety of colors can be used in a modern home decor, it may be kept through looking an excessive amount of for this type of streamlined design by making this the focal point as well as limiting the amount of various neutrals used.
    A general eco-friendly theme might be present in modern home decor. For instance, the home appliances chosen for that kitchen might be both up-to-date and efficient. The actual fabrics as well as materials accustomed to make the furnishings would include no chemical dyes or elements harmful to environmental surroundings. Forest development would be a problem as to that woods might be used for furnishings, cabinets as well as floors. Although different palettes could be utilized, the overlying concept in this kind of contemporary house is in using just recycled or even recyclable materials that aren’t thought to be bad for the planet.

    Contemporary Home Decor Ideas

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    Although a modern day home decor essentially means a good up-to-date look, you may still find various kinds of this that relate in order to colors, supplies and alterations in style. For instance, an eco-friendly house is one type of contemporary decoration, while one which focuses on including a vibrant color in order to neutrals of numerous supplies is another. Although some contemporary house decors function the latest image prints, other people use only strong color materials. A home completed in a contemporary design may also function one primary neutral or perhaps a mixture of numerous; it may also possess a number of silver-toned steel or include none.




    A modern day loft or any other new or even remodeled house often provides extensive silver-colored metals for example stainless steel and light weight aluminum. This signifies the industrial kind of contemporary style that may function sleek light weight aluminum stairs as well as glass step railings or even stainless steel countertops. Silver-toned metals will also be found in modern home decor highlights such as necklace lamps, espresso table angles and ornamental bowls.
    Natural colors for example white, dark, gray and then any shade associated with beige or even brown are generally used in modern homes. A combination of these may supply throughout the house with just one strong highlight color proven sparingly within the rooms. For instance, this type of modern home decor might feature dark wood furniture and self storage units and whitened leather sitting. Beige-colored wicker containers could be employed for home storage space solutions so that as decoration.




    Design could be additional with monochrome print area rugs. Bright red-colored flowers can happen in one space, while the exact same color doubles throughout the house for toss pillows as well as artwork. If your graphic printing containing a variety of colors can be used in a modern home decor, it may be kept through looking an excessive amount of for this type of streamlined design by making this the focal point as well as limiting the amount of various neutrals used.
    A general eco-friendly theme might be present in modern home decor. For instance, the home appliances chosen for that kitchen might be both up-to-date and efficient. The actual fabrics as well as materials accustomed to make the furnishings would include no chemical dyes or elements harmful to environmental surroundings. Forest development would be a problem as to that woods might be used for furnishings, cabinets as well as floors. Although different palettes could be utilized, the overlying concept in this kind of contemporary house is in using just recycled or even recyclable materials that aren’t thought to be bad for the planet.

    Fiddle Dee Dee

    After seeing Grant K. Gibson's beautiful Fiddle Leaf Fig tree, I have always wanted one.  Somewhere along the way, I heard that they don't do well in New York.  While shopping for a tree in the Flower District, I learned that this information was just a myth.  You can own a Fiddle Leaf Fig tree in the city if you take care of it. According to the owner of Noble Planta, you should let the top soil dry out before watering.  Then water slowly around the stem first and then around the outside.  When you see water in the tray, that is your cue to stop.  If there is no tray or saucer, he recommended about 3-4 cups of water. Watering the same day every week is not best because it might need more water one week and less the next.  You have to check.  He also suggested opening the windows early in the morning so it receives fresh air in the summer.  You should also try to give it fresh air in the winter but away from a cold draft.  I am excited to own one but I need to buy a planter before it's ready for its close up.  For now, you can see by these photos that they are not only very popular but look great in a variety of different interiors.


    "For in the true nature of things, if we rightly consider, every green tree is far more glorious than if it were made of gold and silver."  - Martin Luther
    Grant K. Gibson

    David Mitchell Interior Design
    via Marion House Book

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    via Elle Decor

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    via Style Chronicle

    Ken Fulk in House Beautiful

    Ken Fulk on the cover of House Beautiful

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    via Elle Decor

    Faux Fifddle Leaf Fig trees by Diane James Home in Celerie Kemble's room at Kips Bay Decorator Show House 2011.

    via House Beautiful

    Tim Clark Bathroom

    via Elle Decor

    Via Domino

    Jonathan Adler

    Chloe Warner via Domino

    Chloe Warner

    and George

    via Elle Decor

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    Delphine and Reed Krakoff

    unknown

    via Elle Decor

    Lee Kleinhelter of Pieces in Atlanta

    Fiddle Dee Dee

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    After seeing Grant K. Gibson's beautiful Fiddle Leaf Fig tree, I have always wanted one.  Somewhere along the way, I heard that they don't do well in New York.  While shopping for a tree in the Flower District, I learned that this information was just a myth.  You can own a Fiddle Leaf Fig tree in the city if you take care of it. According to the owner of Noble Planta, you should let the top soil dry out before watering.  Then water slowly around the stem first and then around the outside.  When you see water in the tray, that is your cue to stop.  If there is no tray or saucer, he recommended about 3-4 cups of water. Watering the same day every week is not best because it might need more water one week and less the next.  You have to check.  He also suggested opening the windows early in the morning so it receives fresh air in the summer.  You should also try to give it fresh air in the winter but away from a cold draft.  I am excited to own one but I need to buy a planter before it's ready for its close up.  For now, you can see by these photos that they are not only very popular but look great in a variety of different interiors.


    "For in the true nature of things, if we rightly consider, every green tree is far more glorious than if it were made of gold and silver."  - Martin Luther
    Grant K. Gibson

    David Mitchell Interior Design
    via Marion House Book

    unknown

    unknown

    via Elle Decor

    unknown

    via Style Chronicle

    Ken Fulk in House Beautiful

    Ken Fulk on the cover of House Beautiful

    unknown

    via Elle Decor

    Faux Fifddle Leaf Fig trees by Diane James Home in Celerie Kemble's room at Kips Bay Decorator Show House 2011.

    via House Beautiful

    Tim Clark Bathroom

    via Elle Decor

    Via Domino

    Jonathan Adler

    Chloe Warner via Domino

    Chloe Warner

    and George

    via Elle Decor

    unknown

    Delphine and Reed Krakoff

    unknown

    via Elle Decor

    Lee Kleinhelter of Pieces in Atlanta

    Book, Books and More Books!

    While searching for a book on Amazon the other day, I came across a plethora of new books coming out this fall.  Good thing I just ordered more bookshelves.  It looks like I'm going to need them! 

    The first is Live, Love & Decorate by interior designer Maryn Lawrence Bullard.  I think most people were introduced to Martyn on Million Dollar Decorators which I hope comes back for a second season.  I always appreciated it when he would explain his design process to his assistant and clients.  Some called him a "name dropper" but if my clients included Ellen Pompeo, Cher, Ozzy & Sharon Osbourne, and Tamara Mellon, I'd be dropping them too.  Modesty is nice and all but it doesn't pay the bills.  Oh, and Sir Elton John wrote the foreword. 

    I love interior designer Katie Ridder's use of color and pattern and can't wait to own her book, Katie Ridder: Rooms.  That wall color on the cover already makes me want to repaint my entire apartment.

    Interior designer Celerie Kemble also has a new book coming out November 1, 2011, Black and White (and a Bit in Between): Timeless Interiors, Dramatic Accents, and Stylish Collections.  I haven't seen it yet but the description sounds interesting.  In the book, Celerie "trades in her signature vivid palette for this iconic aesthetic, highlighting the black and white work of design stars and peers. With more than 350 gorgeous color photographs, this is a vividly photographed celebration of a timeless scheme, infused with inspirational tips, glimpses into showstopping homes, and proof that a limited palette is anything but." 

    I'm also looking forward to David Kleinberg's upcoming book Traditional Now due out September 27, 2011. David worked for Parish-Hadley for sixteen years and I'm sure he's got some great design advice for us all.

    Jeffrey Bilhuber also has a new book coming out on September 20, 2011, The Way Home: Reflections on American Beauty. He also has a wonderful color sense and I'm sure he will also make me want to repaint my rooms.

    If you want to learn from the Grande Dame of Decorating, then I recommend ordering Sister Parish: American Style due out October 11, 2011.  Jacqueline Kennedy was a client and that says it all. 

    Photographer Ellen Graham is one of the least known photographers of Hollywood but I hope that changes after Talking Pictures is released on October 16, 2011. She also happens to be the stepmother of one of my friends and I got to know her while working on his apartment.  She not takes amazing photos but has impeccable taste as you can see by her apartment that was featured on New York Social Diary.

    Nostalgia in Vogue "celebrates the popular and poignant coming-of-age memoir columns that have been enchanting Vogue readers since 2000. This elegant volume collects a wonderful selection of Vogue’s famous Nostalgia columns and the stunning photographs that accompanied them." I look forward to adding this book to my collection of Vogue books when it's released on October 4, 2011.  

    Everyone is dying to see what the former editor-in-chief of French Vogue, Carine Roitfeld, does next so I'm sure they will be excited to read her new book.  Carine Roitfeld: Irreverent is touted as an "elegant volume is a visual history of Roitfeld's fearless career" and with Cathy Horyn involved, I'm sure it will be amazing.

    I've always loved model Marisa Berenson.  She seems like the only one who made it out of the 1970's and Studio 54 in one piece.  I can't wait to own her upcoming book Marisa Berenson: A Life in Pictures when it's released on October 11, 2011.

    I probably should have listed Carleton Varney's new book Mr. Color above with the design books but I was amazed at how similar the cover is to another book below.  Carleton Varney is quite a character and definitely makes this world a more colorful place.  I can't wait to read "The Greenbrier and Other Decorating Adventures." I'm sure they will be hysterical!

    On the heels of True Prep and Take Ivy comes Preppy: Cultivating Ivy Style by Jeffrey Banks and Doria de la Chapelle. It is described as the "first definitive and in-depth volume on preppy fashion, exploring its evolution from its pragmatic origins and presence on elite Eastern campuses in America to its profound influence internationally and metamorphosis on the runway."

    One of my most amazing moments in New York was walking up Fifth Avenue last May and catching Daphne Guinness coming home in a convertible after dressing for The Met Ball in the windows of Barneys.  Watching her walk into her apartment building was breathtaking. She is a person for whom getting dressed is an adventure in art and creativity as well as elegance. I can't wait to read more about her in Daphne Guinness co-authored with Valerie Steele.

    Cecil Beaton was a wonderful arbiter of style who was an illustrator, costume and set designer, photographer, and more, as well as friend of some amazing people.  Cecil Beaton: The New York Years will focus obviously on the "legendary photographer's life in New York City, with many never-before-seen images and reminiscences by his closest friends and confidants" including the illusive Greta Garbo.   

    I apologize for the postage stamp size photo of Slim Aarons: La Dolce Vita but it was the only one I could find.  I'm needless to say excited for another edition of this chic photographers work.  This one will include "memorable portraits, across a vast geography of resorts, estates, palaces, elegant apartments, mansions, castles, and other glamorous settings, Slim Aarons's photos define that legendary class known as the beautiful people."

    Book, Books and More Books!

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    While searching for a book on Amazon the other day, I came across a plethora of new books coming out this fall.  Good thing I just ordered more bookshelves.  It looks like I'm going to need them! 

    The first is Live, Love & Decorate by interior designer Maryn Lawrence Bullard.  I think most people were introduced to Martyn on Million Dollar Decorators which I hope comes back for a second season.  I always appreciated it when he would explain his design process to his assistant and clients.  Some called him a "name dropper" but if my clients included Ellen Pompeo, Cher, Ozzy & Sharon Osbourne, and Tamara Mellon, I'd be dropping them too.  Modesty is nice and all but it doesn't pay the bills.  Oh, and Sir Elton John wrote the foreword. 

    I love interior designer Katie Ridder's use of color and pattern and can't wait to own her book, Katie Ridder: Rooms.  That wall color on the cover already makes me want to repaint my entire apartment.

    Interior designer Celerie Kemble also has a new book coming out November 1, 2011, Black and White (and a Bit in Between): Timeless Interiors, Dramatic Accents, and Stylish Collections.  I haven't seen it yet but the description sounds interesting.  In the book, Celerie "trades in her signature vivid palette for this iconic aesthetic, highlighting the black and white work of design stars and peers. With more than 350 gorgeous color photographs, this is a vividly photographed celebration of a timeless scheme, infused with inspirational tips, glimpses into showstopping homes, and proof that a limited palette is anything but." 

    I'm also looking forward to David Kleinberg's upcoming book Traditional Now due out September 27, 2011. David worked for Parish-Hadley for sixteen years and I'm sure he's got some great design advice for us all.

    Jeffrey Bilhuber also has a new book coming out on September 20, 2011, The Way Home: Reflections on American Beauty. He also has a wonderful color sense and I'm sure he will also make me want to repaint my rooms.

    If you want to learn from the Grande Dame of Decorating, then I recommend ordering Sister Parish: American Style due out October 11, 2011.  Jacqueline Kennedy was a client and that says it all. 

    Photographer Ellen Graham is one of the least known photographers of Hollywood but I hope that changes after Talking Pictures is released on October 16, 2011. She also happens to be the stepmother of one of my friends and I got to know her while working on his apartment.  She not takes amazing photos but has impeccable taste as you can see by her apartment that was featured on New York Social Diary.

    Nostalgia in Vogue "celebrates the popular and poignant coming-of-age memoir columns that have been enchanting Vogue readers since 2000. This elegant volume collects a wonderful selection of Vogue’s famous Nostalgia columns and the stunning photographs that accompanied them." I look forward to adding this book to my collection of Vogue books when it's released on October 4, 2011.  

    Everyone is dying to see what the former editor-in-chief of French Vogue, Carine Roitfeld, does next so I'm sure they will be excited to read her new book.  Carine Roitfeld: Irreverent is touted as an "elegant volume is a visual history of Roitfeld's fearless career" and with Cathy Horyn involved, I'm sure it will be amazing.

    I've always loved model Marisa Berenson.  She seems like the only one who made it out of the 1970's and Studio 54 in one piece.  I can't wait to own her upcoming book Marisa Berenson: A Life in Pictures when it's released on October 11, 2011.

    I probably should have listed Carleton Varney's new book Mr. Color above with the design books but I was amazed at how similar the cover is to another book below.  Carleton Varney is quite a character and definitely makes this world a more colorful place.  I can't wait to read "The Greenbrier and Other Decorating Adventures." I'm sure they will be hysterical!

    On the heels of True Prep and Take Ivy comes Preppy: Cultivating Ivy Style by Jeffrey Banks and Doria de la Chapelle. It is described as the "first definitive and in-depth volume on preppy fashion, exploring its evolution from its pragmatic origins and presence on elite Eastern campuses in America to its profound influence internationally and metamorphosis on the runway."

    One of my most amazing moments in New York was walking up Fifth Avenue last May and catching Daphne Guinness coming home in a convertible after dressing for The Met Ball in the windows of Barneys.  Watching her walk into her apartment building was breathtaking. She is a person for whom getting dressed is an adventure in art and creativity as well as elegance. I can't wait to read more about her in Daphne Guinness co-authored with Valerie Steele.

    Cecil Beaton was a wonderful arbiter of style who was an illustrator, costume and set designer, photographer, and more, as well as friend of some amazing people.  Cecil Beaton: The New York Years will focus obviously on the "legendary photographer's life in New York City, with many never-before-seen images and reminiscences by his closest friends and confidants" including the illusive Greta Garbo.   

    I apologize for the postage stamp size photo of Slim Aarons: La Dolce Vita but it was the only one I could find.  I'm needless to say excited for another edition of this chic photographers work.  This one will include "memorable portraits, across a vast geography of resorts, estates, palaces, elegant apartments, mansions, castles, and other glamorous settings, Slim Aarons's photos define that legendary class known as the beautiful people."

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