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Modern Quilt Roundup

By: Danielle Clockel

When the weather heats up, the covers come off. Who wants a heavy down comforter smothering them in the thick of summer? That’s when lightweight summer quilts have their time to shine! Here’s a roundup of five modern quilts that we’d love to drape across some fresh linens.

Photo courtesy of Good Bones.

Patchwork is less overwhelming and more intriguing when it’s monochromatic, and the mix of textures and patterns piques visual interest.

Photo courtesy of Hopewell.

From the color palette to the large geometric sections, this quilt is like a cool Scandinavian breeze with just enough contrast provided by the giant dark triangle.

Photo courtesy of Louise Gray Studio.

When you have a quilt as gorgeous as this one, why wouldn’t you display it as art?  This dramatic graphic quilt is a statement-maker in any room.

Photo courtesy of the Modern Quilt Guild.

This is just pure happiness. The bright, fun colors arranged in a sophisticated graphic composition makes this quilt perfect for any age of snuggler.

Photo courtesy of B Perrino Handmade.

Light, bright, and Mondrian-esque. What’s not to love?

Quilts have a rich history of function as well as aesthetics, so we say do both! With beautiful options like these, they’re a striking display anywhere in your home when not in use.

Pop Up Shop: Turkish Bazaar

We love Turkey, linens (towels, bedding, and throws), and supporting our neighbors’ small businesses. So when we got the opportunity to help our Turkish neighbors by offering our studio for a weekend pop up shop, we jumped at the chance! Come by Balance Design in Candler Park this Saturday and Sunday to find the perfect beach towel, bedding, or a treasured gift. See you there!

Days of Our Lives: My Kitchen Renovation, Episode 2

By: Stephanie Andrews

It’s time for another episode! Before the holidays got started, I began the preliminary stages of my own personal kitchen and bath remodel. Now it’s a brand new year, and I’m diving head first into design decisions for the kitchen. I was inspired by both the Remodelista blog and their new book. They really helped me crystalize my craftsman, industrial, and artisan tastes into a defined look that suits my family. Here’s the idea:

Andrews Kitchen Selection Blog FINAL

Inspiration for kitchen design: Amsterdam Loft

1. Dining Wall Accent Sconces. Rensselaer Sconce. Brass & Twisted Red Cord
2. Kitchen Island Barstools. Industrial Metal Adjustable Stool. Raw Legs with Red Seat
3. Kitchen Island Pendants. Factory Light No. 6. Factory Black Steel
4. Kitchen Counter Top. Honed Black Granite
5. Kitchen Cabinet Color. Sherwin Williams. Dover White SW6385
6. Kitchen Island Counter Top. Walnut Butcher Block
7. Kitchen Island Cabinet Color. Sherwin Williams. Rock Bottom SW7062
8. Drawer Knobs. Modern Knob. Chrome
9. Cabinet Pulls. Modern Pull. Chrome

The next step will be drafting the architectural renderings of the cabinetry, including an island with a walnut wood top. Stay tuned for the next installment of “Days of Our Lives: My Kitchen Renovation” to see if I can stay in budget and get the whole family on board with these decisions!