Pacific Helm's Happy Modern Office is built on catalog basics. For a stylish blank canvas, here are the finds that make a clean-lined backdrop for pops of color, playful accessories, and thriving plants (and employees!).
Modern artwork encompasses a huge number of categories, from paintings to prints, sculptures to conceptual art. We love the modern artwork in our house tours and are always excited to see a new piece — especially one that puts a smile on our faces! Here are a few picks for some happy modern art to inspire your creativity and cheer. More
Happy modern is all about bright colors, clean lines, and graphic shapes, and there seem to be two main directions to take for furniture that will suit this joyous style. You can either go fun and funky with vibrant hues and curvy shapes, or, if you're embracing color on the walls or with textiles, you can make the most of simple, white furniture like a classic Parson's desk. Either way, this is look that's sure to inspire a smile.
I drool over high-end designer pieces as much as the next gal, but often their prices are more than what I could use to put together an entire room. The black marble and graphic silver base of this coffee table inspired a bold living area full of pattern and texture which includes a similar table and tallies up at a price almost equal to the collectible. Which would you rather have, the collectible, or the complete room?
Earlier this week we looked at how to get the "Scandinavian look" in children's rooms. But sometimes recreating that look on this side of the pond can be tricky, especially if you're going for an understated graphic appeal that Europeans specialize in.
The thing about today's weddings is that there are no rules. Depending on who you are, and what you like, your big day can be relaxed, formal, traditional, or no holds barred. At their best, weddings are great reflections of who you are as individuals, and as a couple. But, no pressure.
Lights with colorful cords have been popping up everywhere recently, and they always seem to look good. They're a bit laid-back, a bit unexpected, and a bit artistic. If you want one or two for your house, here are a few options, from lovely artisan-made lights to great DIY resources.
It may be Monday but I'm already thinking about the weekend. With Memorial Day coming up in a few days, my mind is preoccupied with thoughts of summer grilling and weekend parties. That means it's time to shop for new summer entertaining essentials, starting with a fun modern grill.
Modernist style is everywhere! And why not, it's a gorgeous era of design - with so many classic that deserve to be revisited and made enduring parts of our home. Unlike some fads or trends, this is one that will weather well in my house.
Known for its original colorful graphic textiles since 1951, when Marimekko first showed their cheerful prints in Helsinski, the company was an instant hit. For years only available in capsule collections or in Europe and Scandinavia, New York City finally has its own flagship store that is a welcome dose of color therapy.