Morgan Kofron Blog
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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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/

Friday, August 17, 2018

Touch of Terrazzo

Terrazzo is a poured composite material containing pieces of glass, granite, quartz or marble and comes in many different variations and colors.  Terrazzo gained great popularity in America in the 1920’s and was used to cover flooring, countertops, furniture and more.  We have seen terrazzo make a comeback in recent years and are loving the updated, contemporary takes we have been seeing!  

This architectural lobby desk is covered in a gorgeous salmon colored terrazzo.  The warm tone of the terrazzo and cool tone of the poured concrete create a nice contrast. 

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Source:https://www.archilovers.com/projects/232928/gallery?2198110

 

An earthy and contemporary example of terrazzo is displayed in this bathroom space.  A warm grey terrazzo wall and tub platform are accented by pops of black hardware.  

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A funky multi-colored terrazzo stairwell adds character and charm.  The brass and glossy fluted railing complete the 1920’s vibe.  

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Source:https://www.apartmenttherapy.com/on-trend-terrazzo-is-making-a-major-comeback-241123?

 

This large-scale terrazzo bar is a playful take on the traditional style.  The bright colored pieces in the terrazzo pair well with the brightly painted cabinets.  

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Source:http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/on-trend-terrazzo-is-making-a-major-comeback-241123?

 

A simple poured concrete terrazzo walkway adds texture and interest to this hall space.  We love how this detail adds a sort of path through the home.  

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Source:http://homedecorbuilder.com/kitchen-remodeling-vinyl-kitchen-flooring/vinyl-kitchen-flooring-why-you-should-install-vinyl-floors-in-your-kitchen/

 

A clean white terrazzo kitchen countertop and backsplash is paired with powder blue cabinetry and Nero Marquina marble to create and eclectic and edgy look. 

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Source:http://essenziale-hd.com/2018/04/12/chop-chop-which-kitchen-worktop-surface-is-the-best/

 

 

 

Friday, August 3, 2018

Bold Bathroom Tile

Brightly colored and bold patterned tiles are a fantastic way to bring life to your bathroom.  Tiles laid or printed in geometric patterns have become very popular over recent years and we can see why!  

A three dimensional cube pattern is printed on these fun bathroom tiles.  We like how the pattern continues all the way from the floor to the sink backsplash.  

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Source:http://www.instagram.com/p/BKl1QLsDQJi/

 

How sweet and feminine are these bubble-gum pink bathroom tiles?  This tile looks clean and modern but adds some punch and charm to the space!

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This black and white tile has a more traditional feel in this transitional space.  The tile wall has a nice peek-a-boo effect with the pitched ceiling in the shower.  

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Source:https://www.pinterest.com/pin/251427591682217454/

 

These vibrant turquoise tiles create such a fun element in this bathroom space.  The tiles appear hand-painted as they vary in color and reminiscent of fish scales! 

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Source:https://www.apartmenttherapy.com/bathrooms-with-scene-stealing-tile-216850?crit=camp.dVNp5dLAC0V2

 

A blue and white printed tile creates a backdrop for both the shower and bathroom vanity.  This shade of blue works brilliantly with cool and warm tones in the room.  

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Source:https://puntourbanogt.com/ideas-decorar-banos-pequenos-modernos/

Friday, July 20, 2018

Colorful Cabinetry

Adding some color to your kitchen cabinetry is a great way to liven up your space and give it some character.  We have been seeing dark navy cabinetry or a pop-of-blue kitchen island become popular over recent years.  Here are some ideas for painted kitchen cabinetry that you probably haven’t seen!

Mint and turquoise work so perfectly together in this sweet little kitchen.  Choosing two paint colors really works in this space, keeping the lighter color on top and the darker on the bottom.  

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Source:http://themetcalfmemoir.co.uk.renovation-inspiration/home-renovation-inspiration-braeside-road/

 

Forest green cabinets paired with all white uppers and a distressed natural wood island work well together in this space.  We love the additional pop of color added by the brightly patterned runner.

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Powdery pink base cabinets look incredible with Carrara marble countertops and natural wood floor.  Little hints of black in the decor pair well with the pink cabinetry.

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Source:http://cocolapinedesign.com/2017/05/14/interesting-play-warm-cool-tints/

 

Powdery blue paint covers the cabinetry in this old-world inspired kitchen.  The tile floors even tie in the same blue color!

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Source:http://cabinetguide.com/top-kitchen-design-tips-for-2013

 

A super funky example of painted cabinetry is displayed in this lofty kitchen.  Bright yellow cabinets are paired with a grayish mauve color.  Taking the paint color all the way up the walls and over the ceiling moldings is an interesting and unexpected element.  

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Source:https://www.apartmenttherapy.com/kitchens-with-colorful-cabinetry-243562

Friday, July 6, 2018

Island Envy

We have some island envy going on over here and we aren’t talking about tropical getaways!  Adding a unique feature to a kitchen island will make a big statement in your space.  Whether the material is special or it has a unique shape or architectural feature, these kitchen islands are gorgeous inspirations on how to elevate the room.

How stunning is this contemporary kitchen island?  The combination of countertop materials in white and black add amazing interest and contrast to the space.  

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Source:https://listspirit.com/idee-relooking-cuisine-modeles-de-cuisine-moderne-style-minimaliste-photo-ilot-central/

 

This gorgeous honed black marble kitchen island is earthy and dramatic at the same time.  Paired with warm wood cabinetry, this kitchen is sophisticated and inviting.  

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Source:https://www.cosentino.com/usa/news/dekton-kitchen-reveal-by-daniel-germani/

 

A unique and unconventional shape is created by slabs of Carrara marble in this kitchen.  We love the idea of having different levels of counter space to add dimension.  

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Two different materials merge together on this kitchen island.  We love how the detail of the stone is tied into the floor and surround walls as well.

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Source:http://blog.llidesign.co.uk/post/170155292111

 

This ethereal and glamorous kitchen island appears to defy gravity.  The cantilevered countertop is perfect for adding interest and creating additional space.  

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Source:https://ameblo.jp/beautycloset/entry-12343304008.html