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color, are you afraid?

Posted on Sunday, August 5th, 2012 by

recently while traveling i was reading house beautiful.  this particular issue focussed on color and the articles reminded me how much i love color.  our store is full of color; teal sofa’s, orange chairs, vibrant rugs, tons of fabric, even the outside of our store is a great reddish orange.  as i often tell our customers it doesn’t take much to imagine a beige sofa but seeing an orange one…well sometimes you just have to touch and feel it to know it’s magic.

so many people love color and yet when it comes to buying furniture, painting their walls or actually using a color other than something very muted they shy away.

if you love color but are concerned about how to use it or whether you may tire of the color, here are a few ideas you can try:

paint – the nice thing about paint is that it isn’t crazy expensive and even less so if you do it yourself.  don’t be afraid to paint a wall, a ceiling, a half-bath or even a piece of furniture in a great vibrant color…you can always change it.

pillows – a great back drop for color is white.  paint a room white, the furniture white and then add some great colorful pillows to the bed.  if you tire of the color/colors you just have to change pillows.  you can also have a pillow and throw collection for all 4 seasons!

wall decor – posters, fine art and even your own painted canvases can add huge amounts of drama and color to your room without breaking the bank.  spray painting mirror frames and wall accessories are also a great way to add a punch of color.

rugscompany c is one of the rug lines that we carry and let me tell you they aren’t afraid to use color.  indoor outdoor rugs by company c and  loloi are a great way to add color in your kitchen and back entrance.  these rugs can take the abuse and bring you joy as you walk into your home.

note: when using color it is good to have some visual rest (areas that are “quiet” between the color) is important.

don’t be afraid to use color and  feel free to chat with me about it next time your in “the mood”.   there are so many colors to work with and ways to incorporate it.  i like what the artist melissa barbieri said when asked what was her favorite color:

…“why choose just one color when you can enjoy them all”

modern twist to classic styles

Posted on Monday, May 14th, 2012 by

the modmood design studio is a sweet surprise.  when we first began working on our business plan and the floor place for the store there was a little area in the back that seemed to accommodate perfectly a small design area.  having had a design studio in knoxville, tn prior to joining the corporate life i was anxious to get back to my passion.

i can remember standing in the middle of this little space, once the fabrics, tile, rugs, paints and pillows starting coming in, and telling pat, “i don’t care if i ever do any business back here i just love being surrounded by all these things”.

needless to say, what is going on back in that little area is far above and beyond my expectations.  i guess it goes back to doing what you love and the success will follow.

the growth in our studio has required us to take a leap and that is to purchase another building (if you can believe we don’t have enough room in this one!) and expand our studio even further.  so…we have a place under contract and if all our zoning issues are resolved you will see further expansion of the modmood studio later this year.

most of the work we do in the studio comes from those who walk into the store.  you would think that since we have a lot of contemporary, vintage and mid-century modern in the store that the design opportunities would follow those styles.  however, much of our work encompasses MANY styles.  i was recently discussing this with one of our modmood fans and he said he thinks it is because there are so may people that want to get outside their style box but are nervous about it.  they feel comfortable with you and your team because your experience is in many styles and you can bring that modern edge to the more classic looks…hence our new tag line: modmood a modern twist to the classic styles.

check out our design page and see some of the things we’re doing.  there are a few photos of some of our work posted.  we will soon have a before and after segment but in the meantime have fun browsing at some of the photographed staged units.

west denver gets together

Posted on Thursday, March 10th, 2011 by

WOW! although we haven’t had our official grand opening party (save the date for the week-end of may 20, 2011), we are open and having a lot of fun.  tuesday, march 8th modmood and RETRO Consignment was THE LOCATION for the alphabet networking group event.

alphabet networking meets quarterly

this quarterly networking event is for the members of several leading business associations of the west metro denver area. the recent event, hosted by enterprise wheat ridge at modmood and RETRO Consignment, had representation from approximately 150 members of the following associations:applewood business associationarvada chamber of commercealameda gateway community associationconifer chamber of commerce, edgewater enterprise, enterprise wheat ridgeevergreen chamber of commercegolden chamber of commerce, south lake business association, west chamber of commercewest colfax community association.

along with the usual networking by business professionals the wheat ridge business district presented funds through a federal grand to pat gooch and jeanne nichols owners of the property and business modmood and RETRO Consignment for the facade and signage improvements to the exterior of the building at 7700 w. 44th avenue wheat ridge, co.

in honor of fat tuesday, co-owner of modmood and RETRO Consignment, pat gooch, shared beads (requirement of raising of the shirt/blouse was waved).  sliders and mini-dogs, salmon and capers, along with a bit of louisiana gumbo were prepared and served by will and samantha bobo employees of the business.  wine, beer and water were provided by wheat ridge local businesses (first bank, home instead elderly care, loretta ditirro-realtor, dan ryan the window man).

mardi gras beads

loretta ditirro asks: what do i need to do to get some of those beads?

although the weather was a bit chilly we were all kept warm by the fires of fireplace outlet supply and planika fires. heidi haas sheard of swiss flower and gift cottage helped spread the love with some gorgeous arrangements.

this event reminded us all of how important business connections and networking are to the development of each of our own businesses.  networking is a great way to meet new friends and share the many great products and services your company offers.

thanks to blu and katie of blu iron photography we have some great photos of the evening, see a few below or connect to see all the images!

while this event is over we are still having fun providing  professional services such as estate liquidations, sales and consignment along with modern, contemporary and vintage furniture and products to the metro denver area.  with the warmer weather looming we are looking forward to opening our vintage and new lawn, garden and patio furniture area and having a great spring and summer.  come and visit!

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