My love for Organic Modernism furnishings runs deep. It is one of my top go to sources for furniture. I use at least one piece from OM in every project. Founded in Brooklyn in 2007 by Karazona and Veerle Cinar, the pair opened their first boutique in 2009 with a full line of mid-century modern inspired furniture. The collection is full of unique pieces, that are well made, extreme versatile and affordable so I was happy to discuss how I incorporate OM products into my designs. To read the whole post click here. Also, below are some a my favorite OM pieces.
RMD Organic Modernism Picks
Tiles and Countertops
Because of the smooth and durable nature of terrazzo, it also makes a great option for tiles and countertops. With the rise of the terrazzo trend, designers are creating accent features by using terrazzo tiles for things like kitchen backsplashes and shower walls. Choosing a focal point for an accent wall featuring terrazzo tile is a great way to incorporate this trend without it becoming overwhelming. It’s also easy to update old tiles or countertops without having to renovate and overhaul a whole room.
If you like to change up your décor pretty regularly and want to experiment with terrazzo without making a huge commitment, terrazzo wallpaper is a great option. While terrazzo as a term has been traditionally associated with flooring, tiles, and countertops, designers have expanded the original meaning of the term. Instead of always referring to concrete or polymer-based materials with mosaic pieces, terrazzo now also denotes a specific kind of pattern.
Terrazzo wallpaper usually features a uniform color-field with irregular geometric shapes in a variety of colors which replicate the marble, stone, and glass chips of the original material. Terrazzo wallpaper is available in a wide variety of colors and styles so you can make a design statement that is as bold or as minimal as you would like. Because it is mosaic in nature, terrazzo patterns can be busier than others. For this reason, I recommend choosing a single accent wall for your terrazzo pattern. Because of the visual stimulation it creates, terrazzo wallpaper is a great option for entertaining spaces like the living room or dining room, as well as for creative spaces like the home office or studio.
Terrazzo patterns are also available on a wide variety of textiles, which are even simpler and cheaper to incorporate into your home décor and to change up whenever you like. While it’s easy to default to something like a terrazzo throw or accent pillows, try thinking outside the box. What about a terrazzo shower curtain or terrazzo napkins for your next dinner party? A terrazzo patterned carpet is also a great way to make an homage to the traditional terrazzo floor without having to invest time and money on a renovation. If you’re renting your home and can’t make big changes to things like paint color or curtains, a bold terrazzo print on your duvet cover can add a whole lot of unique personality to your space, and you don’t need landlord approval!
Terrazzo is a very bold statement pattern, so it’s possible that while you might be loving this trend, you may also feel a little intimidated by how to incorporate it into your home décor. Even things like carpets and duvet covers can be expensive investments if you’re not sure you’re going to totally love the final effect. Luckily, there are a lot of ways you can dip your toes into the terrazzo trend before making a larger commitment and bigger investment.
With terrazzo being so popular right now, there are tons of small and affordable accent pieces available that incorporate this trend. With a little online shopping, you can find all kinds of affordable home décor accent pieces in terrazzo. How about a terrazzo lampshade, mug, serving dish, or candle holder? Even a small end table with a terrazzo top can be budget-friendly and easy to re-sell if you don’t fall in love with it. Look for smaller pieces that can add visual interest and excitement to your home without making you feel overwhelmed by this new style trend.
Whether you’re ready to dive into a full-scale renovation or are simply looking to add some new accent pieces to your interiors, terrazzo is an exciting and on-trend way to shake things up and take your décor to the next level. How do you imagine incorporating terrazzo in your home design? Share your ideas in the comments!
Indoor plants are without a doubt one of the cheapest and easiest ways to update and upgrade your home décor. Not only do plants have air purifying and mood boosting properties, the right greens can enhance your space with an added layer of sophistication. Read on to find out which indoor plants say pure elegance for indoor decorating.
This indoor tree is tall enough to make a dramatic and elegant statement, but its foliage and canopy is narrow, making it a good choice for smaller spaces. A fiddle-leaf fig is a great option to help revitalize an empty corner of a room and draw attention to the vertical height of the space. The plant’s large, dark green leaves with a characteristic violin shape are well known for their beauty.
Figs are typically grown in warm climates, so keep yours away from cold drafts and make sure it gets plenty of sunlight. Water it only when the soil is dry but keep in mind that your fig may need to be re-potted every year or so as it grows.
If you’re looking to turn your home into your own private oasis where you can relax and take a break from the rest of the world, consider adding some palms to your décor. Palms naturally call up the relaxing qualities of tropical holidays and luxurious day spas, bringing those wonderful attributes into your home. Palms are some of the most common houseplants, making them easy to find and simple to care for. They also come in a wide range of varieties, which means you’re guaranteed to find the perfect size and shape for your individual decorating needs.
Palms are resilient plants that don’t need much water and can handle partial or indirect sunlight. Their versatility also means that you have more freedom and flexibility in terms of where you want to place them in the room. Popular indoor palms include the areca palm, pygmy date palm, parlor palm, and the kentia palm.
Bamboo, with its Zen energy and straight shoots screams elegance in any context. Whether you’re looking for a large standing plant or a small accent for your end table, bamboo is available in all sizes. While the classic straight shoots have the elegance of clean lines, you can also look for stalks that have been shaped into beautiful patterns that make an extra statement. Traditionally considered to be good luck and associated with happiness and prosperity, bamboo is a lovely and elegant addition to any home.
Keep your bamboo out of direct sunlight, water it about once a week, and trim away any yellow leaves to keep your lucky plant thriving.
With dark green leaves and beautifully delicate white flowers, a peace lily is a wonderful addition to any existing interior design. Flowers bloom in the spring and last a few months, and healthy peace lilies may also bloom again in the fall. Peace lilies are often featured in bridal bouquets and floral arrangements, and nothing is more elegant than a bride in her gown. Not only is this plant graceful and classic, it also made it onto NASA’s list of Top Ten Household Air Cleaning Plants.
Peace lilies thrive in partial shade, making them a great choice for bedrooms or offices. Keep an eye out for yellowing leaves as that may be a sign that your plant is getting too much light. Peace lilies dislike drafts and cold temperatures so keep them away from your air conditioning unit.
Orchids are one of the plants most commonly associated with elegance and style. These delicate flowers have a natural air of luxury and sophistication. The fact that they are commonly given as gifts only reinforces their image as one of the most beautiful plants around. Despite their popularity and renowned glamour, orchids have a mistaken reputation for being difficult to care for. While there are some temperamental variations of the species, there are plenty of varieties of orchids that thrive easily in the home.
Orchids are vulnerable to being overwatered, so don’t worry about saturating the soil more than once a week. Most orchids need a fair amount of light, so keep an eye on the color of the leaves to make sure your plant is getting enough sun.
Adding in indoor plant to your home is a great way to up-level your interior design quickly, easily, and affordably. Any one of the plants listed above would make a fantastic addition to any room with their beauty, versatility, and pure elegance.