ModShop’s Mid-Century Modern Retreats in Palm Springs, CA



For most Californians you ask, they’ll say their life motto is, “Work hard, play harder.”


ModShop’s owners and designers, John and Taryn Bernard do exactly this. For over 16 years the duo developed a custom furniture company once called Room Service, which has now transformed into the brand ModShop. For them, it’s not just about selling furniture and eclectic accessories, but about selling a comfortable and relaxed lifestyle.

Chintz is Making a Comeback in Interior DesignJanuary 2015



After many years of minimalism, signs keep showing up that indicate that the pendulum of interior design is swinging back toward more detail. One of the clearest indications of this is the reemergence of chintz in home decor. 

Decorating With Shells Can Bring the Idea of Summer into Your House Year RoundJanuary 2015



One of the best things about summer is that it’s more enjoyable to spend time outside. Even here in Southern California, where it’s beautiful year-round, there’s something about summer that makes even Angelinos head to the beach before school is back in session come September.

Showcase Art You’re Proud of Inside Your HomeJanuary 2015



When you’ve just moved into a dorm room or first apartment, the idea of decorating the walls can be a daunting prospect. Because of a combined lack of funds and understanding of their personal taste, many people choose to adorn their walls with expected decor items like posters, photos of friends and large tapestries. At Caisson Studios, we tend to notice the same tropes hanging on the walls of the homes of young people all over.

Save Money During a Redesign by Choosing to Reupholster FurnitureJanuary 2015


Redecorating is an undoubtedly exciting prospect for so many of us. Much of the time, doing this is a wonderful way to signify that you’re finally doing well enough to afford “grown up” furniture, and can really improve the beauty of your space in general. After a while, you may find that your current decor is no longer in style or indicative of your personal tastes, which is another sign that it could be time for you to redecorate.


International Style: The Rich History of the Russborough HouseJanuary 2015



Throughout history, there have always been differences between new and old money. As the stereotypes go, those who come from old money are better adjusted in spending and preserving their fortunes, and far less flamboyant about the items that they buy and the amount of money that they spend on them. While these are surely generalizations, what they say about new money holds true in the case of Joseph Leeson. 

Los Angeles Style: A Carpinteria Beach RetreatJanuary 2015



As Los Angeles interior designers, we know that there is a certain Southern California aesthetic that can be hard to put your finger on. No matter what makes this style up, it usually mixes in Midcentury modern furnishings, a relaxed atmosphere and a few bright colors in unexpected places.  This week, popular home decor and style website Apartment Therapy is putting a focus on the unique design aesthetic that’s found in and around L.A., beginning with a home in Carpinteria. 

Retail Spectacle: Moda Operandi’s NY HeadquartersJanuary 2015



The widespread use of the internet has made so many things more widely available in recent years. Whether it’s information, a rare book or even groceries, it’s possible to find just about anything you need online. And for lovers of runway fashions, the internet has made every designer’s entire collection visible to the public even while fashion week is still going on. Now, rather than waiting to see if their favorite pieces make it to the department store months later, e-commerce site Moda Operandi enables stylish women to pre-order anything they want from a designer collection as soon as they see it. 

No More Storage Space? Look Up for More Storage Opportunities?January 2015



If you are in need of more storage in your home or apartment, you might have realized that your problem is not one that furniture can fix. In some homes, there is simply a lack of closet space and other built-in options, making it difficult to find a place for all of your belongings. In some cases, no amount of garage sales will fix your clutter problem. In these cases, it’s time to call in Caisson Studios.

Natural, Minimalist Tones Set Off Summer Holiday in the HamptonsJanuary 2015



It may seem odd to think of interior design in terms of seasons – after all, very few homeowners make radical changes to their rooms throughout the course of each year. However, certain aesthetics are inescapable when it comes to homes in particular climates. Coastal properties, whether primary or secondary residences, almost always seek to capture a “beachy” feel.

Turn Your Sunroom into a Charming Dining AreaJanuary 2015



One of Southern California’s most appealing attributes is the year-round warm weather. Residents who live in this area of the country have the luxury of spending more time outdoors basking in the sunlight. You can enjoy this climate indoors as well, if the interiors of your house are set up so that they complement the outdoor elements. 

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