Morgan Kofron Blog
Friday, January 11, 2019

Heavy Metal

Metal and metallic-look paneling is an ultra-glamorous way to add wow factor to your space.  We love the idea of mixing metal paneling with other materials to create a rich and diverse look.  

This stunning kitchen space uses gold paneling on the back of the kitchen peninsula.  Combined with the muted palette in this space, the gold accent really pops.  

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Source:https://sunnyhomegarden.com/the-best-kitchen-design/

 

Deep bronze metallic cabinetry paneling adds depth and texture to this kitchen space.  The different shades of brown and depths in the space create a gorgeous result. 

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Source:https://www.decorist.com/blog/8-Home-Decor-Trends-That-Are-Big-This-Fall/

 

A more-is-more approach is displayed in this all-brass coffee and cocktail bar.  The warmth in the tone of the wood floors plays well with the brass paneling.

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Source:http://decoholic.org/2017/08/22/10-fall-trends-seasons-latest-ideas/

 

A lighter gold tone paneling with a hammered finish is used on all the cabinetry in this kitchen.  Although it seems like a lot of punch for a small space, it really works with reflecting the light and brightening the room.  

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Source:https://abigailahern.wordpress.com/2014/04/going-for-gold-3/

 

A black metallic paneling is used in this kitchen resembling Tungsten.  We love the play of the dark metallic cabinetry, sculptural brass range hood and smooth white stone finishes used together.

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Source:https://avionale.com/kitchen-lighting-ideas/

Friday, December 28, 2018

Light and Bright

The New Year inspires change, a clean slate and making updates to your life and your home.  Some light, white and neutral interiors have been serving major inspiration this week.  We love the idea of a bright, light clean space as a fresh start this year!

This stunning white living room feels clean and serene.  The natural wood ceiling paneling and light fixture add a nice warmth to the space.  

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Clean white walls are paired with natural, raw wood furnishings and details.  Sculptural throw pillows and light fixtures add an unexpected element.  

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Source:https://www.myhouseidea.com/

 

Dramatic ceilings and pristine white sofas are complimented by subtle black details.  The soft grey draperies and grand marble fireplace complete this gorgeous space.  

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Source:https://i.pinimg.com/originals/43/62/ec/

 

A bright white hotel lobby uses white marble and architectural ceiling panels to create layers of light.  

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Source:http://www.rsp.com/sg/project/show?id=789

 

Another gorgeous warm and bright space is displayed in this bedroom.  The light warm wood and carved, backlit marble add additional light to this bright space.

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Source:https://www.behance.net/gallery/64261505/

Saturday, December 15, 2018

Feliz Navidad

This holiday season we are loving all of the quirky and colorful decor we are seeing!  Why go with the traditional green and red when you can use all the colors?  These Christmas decor ideas are inspired by handmade crafts and textiles found in Southern Mexico.  This boho style celebrates color and is a funky way to liven up your holiday decorations.

A hot pink Christmas tree and paper garland steal the spotlight in this living space.  We love the addition of colorful hand made gift wrappings.  

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Source:http://bestofdiyideas.com/23-christmas-tree-ideas/

 

Shades of teal and pink liven up this sweet little mantle.  A white christmas tree is the perfect backdrop for all colors of ornaments and decor!

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Source:https://love-the-day.com/boho-christmas-tree

 

A perfect do-it-yourself project is making a pom-pom wreath out of various sized pom-poms and bells!  

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Source:https://howtocrafts.ml/all-poms-make-a-pom-pom-wreath-in-the-latest-edition-of-mollie-make/

 

Bottle-brush trees are another perfect at-home craft project.  Just trim bottle brushes into a cone shape and paint with your colors of choice.  These make great mantle or table-top decor.

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Source:https://www.countryliving.com/home-design/g2800/bottlebrush-trees-christmas-decorating-ideas/

This christmas tree flocked with giant pom-poms is just stunning.  We love how playful but simple it is at the same time!

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Source:https://sugarandcloth.com/new-studio-sitting-area-decorated-christmas/

Friday, November 30, 2018

Incredible Co-Work Spaces

Co-work spaces have become very popular over recent years and it is no surprise why.  More companies are moving toward a non-traditional or more flexible work environment that supports their employees lifestyles.  

This gorgeously designed co-work space in New York City uses industrial and polished elements to create a funky and refined environment to work in.

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Source:https://www.officelovin.com/2016/01/15/inside-neuehouses-super-stylish-nyc-coworking-space/

A light and transitional style is displayed in this communal work space.  The mixture of collaborative table space and lounge style furniture are ideal elements in co-work spaces. 

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Source:https://homepolish.com/startups?gallerize=nylon-magazine

Sleek black and white finishes and decor create a contemporary work space worth working in.  We love this example of co-work space for its chic and edgy style.

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Source:http://thecoolhunter.net/new-work-project-co-working-space-brooklyn-nyc/

An eclectic warehouse style work space in Chicago is home to Motorola Mobility.  The diverse seating in this space offers a tailored experience to each user.

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Source:https://officesnapshots.com/2015/03/30/motorola-mobility-chicago-offices/

This edgy co-work space has major living room lounge vibes.  The more casual lounge furniture and open concept would be ideal for events as well.

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Source:https://www.wework.com/buildings/golden-gate-theatre–sf-bay-area–CA

Friday, November 16, 2018

Black and White

The sophisticated and timeless appeal of a black and white design scheme is one of our favorite looks.  You can never go wrong with the beautiful contrast that is created between black and white.  

This living space is a mostly white design studded with subtle black accents in the window systems and light fixtures.  black and white 1

Source:https://i.pinimg.com/originals/ac/b6/ae/

 

The rich black floors and furniture in this space are accented by a bright white sofa and black and white door moldings. 

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Source:https://designmag.fr/deco-style-cottage-anglais.html

 

A funkier design is displayed in this living space.  Black and white furniture is combined with luxurious silver textiles and artwork.

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Source:https://i.pinimg.com/originals/14/b2/1e/

 

A clean and contemporary design is shown in this kitchen space.  We love the all white kitchen with gorgeous marble counter tops and sleek matte black track lighting.

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Source:https://www.homestolove.com.au/7-kitchens-with-a-new-york-city-vibe-4438

 

This Bohemian-chic black and white bedroom is a dream come true.  The dramatic bed draperies and striped black and white textiles pull the look together. 

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Source:https://carlaaston.com/designed/trending-black-and-white

Friday, October 26, 2018

Something Green

The power of adding a live green element to a space is transformative.  House plants add a special natural touch to the room and are good for your health!  Certain kinds of plants are known to help cleanse the air and create a calm, uplifting environment.

Two beautiful Fiddle Leaf Fig trees are potted in natural woven baskets in this living space.  We love the casual nature of the fiddle leaf fig and how resilient they are!

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Source:http://www.luluandgeorgia.com/mina-rug

 

Tropical potted plants are an excellent choice for adding lushness to your space.  We love the combination of smooth natural concrete and white pots.  

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Source:https://www.etsy.com/listing/559715807/cv-template-with-cover-letter-best

 

A more Southwestern vibe is displayed in this curated space with an adorable potted prickly pear cactus.  The informal nature of this space is inviting and the cactus adds the perfect pop of color.  

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Source:https://i.pinimg.com/originals/d9/4b/74/

 

These funky potted plants are sometimes referred to as Chinese Money Plants.  We love the playful vibe they add to a console table or dresser.

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Source:http://modernandclassy.tumblr.com/

 

This potted Bonsai tree is absolutely stunning.  Using a larger potted tree to add a sculptural element to a space is one of our favorite uses of plants as decor.

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Source:https://www.flowercouncil.co.uk/campaign/july-2015

 

Humble olive trees are low maintenance and add a sweet rustic charm to any living space.  Potted trees are a great way to fill space and add a lively vibrant element to your design.

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Source:https://i.pinimg.com/originals/c9/45/2c/

Friday, October 12, 2018

Creative Space

Play rooms, teen rooms and flex rooms have become increasingly popular requests in residential home design.  We love an opportunity to think outside the box and create a fun and creative space for young minds to feel at home. 

This lively space displays a large chalk board wall for doodling and art projects.  We love the idea of a large table work space and open shelving for storage.  

Flex Room 1

Source:http://steelestreetstudios.com/residentialprojects/

 

A flex room with low, comfy seating and funky artwork make the perfect teen hangout space.  Brightly colored accent pillows and details add a youthful vibe.  

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Source:https://www.etsy.com/listing/478019735/buddha-art-painting-large-giclee-canvas

 

Have you ever seen a more sophisticated kids craft room?  The details of the colorful rug to the sweet pendant chandelier are just darling.  

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Source:https://blesserhouse.com/playroom-makeover-reveal/?m

 

A quirky graphic wallpaper or bold piece of furniture make great additions to a children’s playroom; this space happens to have both.  We love the subtle, or not-so-subtle, bunny theme throughout this adorable space!

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Source:https://www.decorpad.com/photo.htm?photoid=139481

 

A perfect creative space for kids should always include books and musical instruments!  The soft grey hues used on the walls and carpet create a warm peaceful backdrop in this flex room. 

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Source:https://www.bloglovin.com/blogs/lay-baby-lay-2302038/neutral-shared-playroom-ideas-5694651661

Friday, September 28, 2018

Benched

We love mixing up the traditional dining table and chairs with varied styles of seating.  Using a combination of different styles of seating can create a more approachable design and unique look.  Lately we have been all about the bench!  

When there is a lack of room, it is a great space-saving solution to put an upholstered bench against a wall and build your dining look that way.  This solution reads intentional and looks fantastic.

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Source:https://www.instagram.com/p/BA-6GqcO-PJ/

 

How gorgeous are these natural and black cane chairs paired with this vibrant turquoise corner bench?  We love the oval tulip table and light fixture to top off this charming space. 

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Source:https://roomble.com/ideas/komnaty-i-pomescheniya/kuhnya/20-samyh-krasivyh-kuhonnyh-ugolkov/

 

A more mid-century modern vibe is displayed in this dining space.  The mixture of finishes and styles creates a funky eclectic feel.

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Source:https://www.dezeen.com/2016/01/26/mwai-apartment-flat-interior-design-maida-vale-london-copper-fixtures-marble/

 

This dining look displaying a channeled bench and more formal dining armchairs feels polished.  Although the dining arrangement is informal, the fabrics and tailoring make it feel sophisticated.  

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Source:http://www.lonny.com/Ultimate+Kitchen+Luxury+Create+The+Living+Dining+Table

 

This neutral dining space feels warm and welcoming.  We love the addition of shelves above the bench seating to store books and decorative objects.  

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Source:http://www.lonny.com/Ultimate+Kitchen+Luxury+Create+The+Living+Dining+Table/

Friday, September 14, 2018

Dramatic Doorways

Entry ways are the introduction to a space.  The first impression you have when you walk through the door tells you a lot about the experience you are about to have.  Why not have your doorway make an impact and say something about your style?  

This beautiful, contemporary, arched-pivot door creates such a nice contrast against the rough tumbled stone walls.  

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Source:https://www.archilovers.com/projects/167496/gallery/gallery?1449474=

 

A modern, matte-black metal entry gate creates a striking pop against the smooth, white and concrete structure in the background.  

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Source:https://www.google.com.br/search?q=port%C3%A3o+de+ferro&riz

 

This delicate lace-like doorway is a stunning entry statement to this mid-century style residence.  We love that it also creates a trellis for the vines to climb!

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Source:/https://www.homedsgn.com/2014/08/14/private-house-by-ando-studio/private-house-05-5/

 

Gorgeous, dual-pivot, warm wood doors create a phenomenal welcome to this residence.  The matching walkway and water reflecting the light below are additional elements that make this entry magical.

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Source:https://krunkatecture.com/2014/02/10/pivot-doors/

 

A combination of steel beams and curved matte-black pivoting door make this entry way unique.  The doorway is like a work of art.

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Source:https://casalibrary.com/2017/03/28/old-jaffa-house-3-by-pitsou-kedem-architects/#jp-carousel-21133

Friday, August 31, 2018

Dreamy Daybeds

Daybeds and chaises are a versatile piece of furniture that can be used in many different spaces.  Some daybeds can function like a deep sofa that can be repurposed into a bed and some can be more like a bench.  No matter the shape, depth or design, daybeds are a fun and unique piece to add to your space.  

A gorgeous marigold colored velvet daybed shines in this living room space.  We love the versatility of this piece!

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Source:http://bocadolobo.com/en/inspiration-and-ideas/100-best-interior-designers-2017-by-boca-do-lobo-and-coveted-magazine/

 

This structural chaise has a sophisticated feel that adds a chic charm to the space.  A piece like this is nice as an extra landing or sitting space in the room without being too bulky or blocking other furniture.  

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Source:https://i.pinimg.com/originals/f1/08/4b/

 

A more traditional daybed is displayed in this space.  The vintage vibe of the frame paired with the modern sconces and pillows creates an eclectic vibe.

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Source:https://blackroosterdecor.com/products/mid-century-flex-arm-wall-light

 

A sweet rattan daybed is the perfect piece for a large hall space, guest room or office.  Daybeds can be a great solution for rooms where there is little space.  

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Source:https://www.serenaandlily.com/henley-wool-throw/ivory/

 

This contemporary chaise has a gorgeous architectural quality to it and is almost like a piece of art in the room.  The tones in this space are muted but the art and furniture make quite a statement.  

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Source:http://thecoolhunter.net/g-house-in-brussels-belgium/