Tuesday, August 12, 2014

When I Think About..

When I think about design...

I think about who I am designing for..
I ask questions ...
I watch..
I listen

Designing is being in tune with your client
Bringing them as a part of the process and in the end..

Creating the story that they want told.

Design is a Story
An expression of who you are and what you want others to experience 

I like to tell stories... Visual stories

What would you like to say through your space?

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

A Lounge For Many ( Process of Transformation )

I was honored to be asked to be a part of the design team for our church's women's conference.  

During our meeting we were able to pick which areas we wanted to head up.. I decided to take the lounge area where we gathered to have our first brainstorming session.  The conference theme was "Go And Be" and immediately my brain started going with ideas.  

What I took "Go And Be" to mean was "Grow And Be".  You are evolving and becoming who you truly are.. If you submit to the process.

So, with that inspiration I decided to go with an organic, ecclectic feel of the space.  Those coffee pics that you see in the space needed to be covered and I wanted to bring the theme of the conference in them.  Also, the wall with the blue needed to be covered inexpensively because of a small budget..which just caused me to be more creative.
Then there was the brown wall with the credenzas that needed a feature too!

My design business is a family affair.  My kids help me a lot in what I do and I commissioned my oldest daughter for this. I had her draw a quick sketch of what I wanted her to do on the wall in the space.

My youngest daughter and I made log stump coffee tables .. 

We kept cost down by bringing in some of my furniture pieces and a friend of mine and great photographer, Marissa Siebert, from Hazel Eyes Photography, let me use her pieces too!  Thank God for good friends who understand design and get you out of a jam!

Here's my oldest daughter doing her art piece..chalkboard wall mural.  We covered the wall with a two sided bulletin board paper.  Do you remember the coffee pics? We covered them with plywood.  Thankful for Benjamin Carter for all his hard work.

Late night trying to get it done..

Putting in the final touches for the space..

Remember that dark brown wall with the credenzas? 

I wanted a wall installation of flowers !  ( whisper.. Don't mind that lamp sitting there with absolutely no purpose). I want to personally say thank you to Ahndea May for bringing her silk flowers from her personal collection to make this into a reality for me.  She is an amazing stylist .. Check her out at AhndeaMay.com

 (photo credit from Hazel Eyes Photography)

Closer look

People enjoying the space.  

This was so fun!  It was great to be a part of something that touched so many women's lives.  

I want to thank everyone that helped me make this space happen.

Remember it's time for you to "Go And Be"

If you're looking for creative solutions for your residential or commercial space Modern Earth Design is here to help.  You can contact us at modernearthdesign@yahoo.com

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Incorporate This On Your Walls

I am always looking for ways to dress my walls!  
I go and look for inspiration everywhere but little did I know it was right in front of me.

(sorry for the lighting..it's in the hallway)
 I decided to use my daughter's art!
She draws every day..it's her passion!  What better way to encourage than to display her work.

I found the cork "bark" background at a local store.

Here is some other inspiration for you..



Remember to encourage your kids by showcasing their creativity!

Have a wonderful day!!

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

A Recipe For You Busy Moms

I don't know about you but I am busy!  I love to cook gourmet but don't have the time anymore and it can be hard to find some really good quick recipes that taste wonderful from the jump-start and don't have to be altered.

Last night the kids and I made this and it was delicious!  Super easy to make and minimal ingredients..

This is one you should definitely add in your recipe cardholder.


Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Spring Art

Good Morning!

I am celebrating the warm weather here with botanical art.  It's just another way to bring life into your space..






(modern earth design)

 or you can add it like I did with vintage tv trays I hung as my art.

Have a wonderful rest of the week!

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

What Can Be..

Winter seems to have dragged on.  It has been relentless.  Right now it's snowing again..

I know a lot of people are tired and it seems like spring will never come.

I am here to tell you it will.  Change your perspective.  You see underneath all that snow something is brewing..

And soon winter will seem like it never existed..

Hope you have a wonderful day!!

Monday, February 24, 2014

Coastal Collections

Good Morning!

I have been thinking a lot about the ocean recently .. 
Being from New Jersey I miss the smell of the ocean air and the sound of the waves coming onto the beach.

One day I will own a small Oceanside cottage but until then here are some ideas to create that atmosphere.

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I think I am going to get started.. How about you?
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