Room of the Week: Warm + Modern for Fall

I’m busy working on getting my office ready to show you later this month, so while I’m busy working on projects I thought I would share  I thought I would share a beautiful room I spotted that looked perfect for this transitional time of year.

Katie Martinez designed this beautiful room in New York City, but I think we can take tips from this room to warm up a modern home in any city.

Anatomy of a Modern Room with Warm Accents | www.theanatomyofdesign.comSo many great ideas in this space for transitional a home from summer to fall…I’ll be back tomorrow with more lessons I learned from this room.

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A Color Palette: Warm or Cool Modern

Sorry for the silence on the blog yesterday…it was my birthday on Wednesday, so I took the day off and didn’t put together a post.  But, I’m back today talking about the color palette in the Room of the Week.  I love how warm this modern space feels despite all the metal and bright white paint…and it owes its warmth to the warm grayed tones of the tile, cabinetry, and leather bar stools.

I think this space could be equally beautiful with cool colors, it would just lose some of its cozy warmth.  I pulled together a cool color palette so you can get an idea of what that would look like:

creating-a-warm-modern-color-palette copyI changed the warm caramel leather to a cooler chocolate, changed the warm olive-green to a bright Kelly green, and slightly changed the gray to a colder version.  Still in the same color palette, but much crisper.  The cool modern color palette would work really well if the room was smaller and you wanted to brighten things up.

If I was going super modern, I would most likely use white or black leather, ditch the green for white or black.  But, I would keep the stainless steel and light wood.

What would you do?  Do you prefer the cool or warm modern color palette?  What is your kitchen right now?

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On The Other Side of the Room: Warm Modern Kitchen & Living Room

I’ve had this idea for a post brewing in my head for several weeks.  A lot of times when you see photos of a home online or in a magazine you only see snippets and not the whole room.  Wouldn’t you love to see what’s on the other side of the Room of the Week?  So for fun I’m just going to imagine what’s on the other side…

I tried to stay within the color palette, carry over similar materials, and use similar themes, like horizontal lines.  I also tried to introduce something new – the more traditional rug, which helps to keep things cozy.


What do you think?  What do you picture on the other side of this room?


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