Post-World War II brought on massive change for the U.S., especially when it came to design. With the economy booming, America began to take on a new shape within the home and the office. The latter was due largely to the contributions of one woman. Opulent offices became a thing of the past after Florence Knoll stepped in to change the modern workspace.
Life in the big city is booming. However, while cities offer plenty of recreational opportunities like dining, museums and live music, living quarters are becoming more expensive and more compact as the population continues to swell. So what do you do if you want to stay home and relax but your apartment is too cramped? Well, in many cities, people are taking to the rooftops.
At the start of every summer, we’re reminded that outdoor patio furniture is an investment. But when those pieces have to go up against pounding rain, howling wind or beating sun, you’ll want to make sure they can withstand the elements every season. That’s the crucial characteristic of all outdoor furniture—its material makeup.
For tweens, the one place where they can be themselves and show off their personality and style is their bedroom. As parents, we are tasked with the challenge of helping our youngin’s create a space they love that is also functional and organized, has space for homework and playing, and can transition with them as they grow older into their teenage years.
Not all backyards are made equal. While having a spacious and flat outdoor space is ideal, having a small and hilly backyard isn’t the end of the world. It’s all about perspective and working with what you’ve got. Terracing the uneven terrain is a great opportunity to re-landscape your outdoor space and update it with modern flare.
Toilets are the unsung heroes of household fixtures. No one wants to live without one, but as soon as we’re done using it we don’t like thinking about it. And while technological advancements have been made in other areas of the house, the toilet has remained stagnate.
But no more.
One of the greatest things about modern design is the concept of taking old, traditional designs and re-imagining them in new and exciting ways. There are table lamps that can charge your phone, console tables that can extend to the length of a full dining table and even mirrors that double as a television. However, the reinventing of designs isn’t limited to furniture, lighting or decor. It even extends to where you call home.
One of the greatest joys of summer is the ability to go outside whenever you want, to lounge with a drink or enjoy a good read. Children enjoy doing the same things, but in somewhat more imaginative settings. We’ve come up with a few modern and innovative ways for you to incorporate an outdoor space where your child can read or play in style.
No matter how wonderfully decorated and comfortable your home may be, everyone always seems to end up in the kitchen. Whether you’re hosting a formal gathering, an anniversary celebration, or simply the kids doing their homework, the kitchen is, without fail, the happening place to be.
The term “monochromatic” could be mistaken for boring when it comes to interior decorating, or implied as monotonous. But, it’s quite the contrary when done right.