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Modern Glam: Our Latest Design Project (And Everything You Need To Get The Look)



Good design is all about balance. So for our latest project, we took soft, feminine colors and textures and countered them with masculine and sleek materials, resulting in a home that’s in harmony – and totally modern glam.  

Like our Mid-Century Modernized and  Neutral & Natural projects, this home is also part of the Sandalwood community by Pardee Homes. We began the design process by embracing both ends of the design spectrum: hard and soft, light and dark, bold, and subdued. The architecture and materials of the home are quite sleek and modern, so we countered those elements with furnishings, colors, and finishes that would bring in some softness. And to balance the use of black throughout the home, we used touches of brass in lighting and accessories to add some shine, and really pump up the glam factor.

To kick off this Modern Glam reveal, today we’re sharing the entry, kitchen, dining room and living room of this home. These open spaces are the first impression of the home and have an easy flow between them that invites you in.

Keep scrolling to see all the images of these spaces (and shop all the pieces to bring this look home). And click here to see the other spaces: Primary Bedroom, Bathroom, & Guest Bedrooms and Powder Room, Game Room, Workout Room & Patios


If you want to see even more of our design work, check out Mid-Century Modernized: The Full Home Tour, Neutral & Natural: The Full Home Tour, Bobby’s Parents’ Home Makeover, Sunny Scandinavian: The Full Home Tour, Modern Boho: The Full Home Tour and Bold and Black: The Full Home Tour.




Nothing makes a stronger first impression in a home than a soaring double-height ceiling in the entryway. (So you’ve gotta be impressed by this one!) With plenty of windows and a set of sliding doors leading to a patio, the space is flooded with light throughout the day – keeping two large potted plants very happy. And come nightfall, a trio of saucer-shaped pendants bring in a warm glow. We kept this space open, creating an uninterrupted flow into the rest of the living spaces, while still adding visual interest through a v-shaped design in grey and black floor tile.


Want more ideas of how to creatively use tile? Check out our post: Re-Style Your Tile: The 99 Cent Solution to Elevate Your Space


Passing through the entry, you’re then greeted by a bright and light living room. A sleek, textured grey stone fireplace serves as a focal point, with a pair of custom ruby red sofas balancing it visually (and adding a bold shot of color). Black accent furniture is featured throughout the room, from the tiered coffee table to the sculptural console behind the sofa, bringing in the right amount of edginess. To counter that, we chose plenty of soft and graceful elements, like textural white and patterned pillows, and curvy oversized white vase. For additional seating, a pair of Sanni Upholstered Chairs from Bobby’s line for A.R.T. Furniture fits perfectly (and is just the right amount of hard and soft). A brass chandelier and conical shade floor lamp add to the glam factor, while the Network Black Woven Wool Rug by Annie Selke is just right for some much-needed softness underfoot.




We’re definitely not scared of a dark kitchen (see this Bold & Black Kitchen for further proof), so we decided to go dramatic for this space. Utilizing a dimensional black tile for the backsplash, we created contrast between the sleek cabinetry- and kept the kitchen from looking to flat or simple. Adding an oversized island and counter in white quartz also helps break up the lines of the dark walls and lighten things up. For further visual interest, we brought in sleek counter stools, a faucet with brass accents, and a dusty shade of pink paint (yes, you CAN paint a kitchen pink!) Warm wood accessories, graphic artwork, and black dinnerware add the finishing touches.


For maximum contrast in the dining room, we stuck to a palette of black, white, and pink that emphasized the geometric shapes in the room. The dining table and chairs are both strong sculptural elements, and the oversize round mirror and Stand Cylinder Shade Table Lamps from Rejuvenation both mimic the circular forms. A collection of vases and a brass bowl further the geometric influences on top of the table, and the delicate chandelier is equal parts graphic and glam. While white draperies bring a much-needed softness (and help emphasize the height of the room).


To see how we used a round dining table in another space, see Jess’ Makeover from Queer Eye Season 3.

1. Kidwell 4 – Light Sputnik Modern Linear Chandelier | 2. Era Muse Vase | 3. Bandi Dining Chair | 4. Stand Cylinder Shade Table Lamp | 5. Beigy Pink Paint | 6. Matte Black Cap Finial Curtain Rod | 7. Miliano Buffet Credenza | 8. Linen Light Filtering Curtain Panel | 9. 48″ Diameter Circular Beveled Metal Mirror | 10. Porter Gold Low Serving Bowl | 11. Gueridon Dining Table | 12. Talia Muse Vase 


Well, what do you think? Let us know your favorite space in the comments below! To see even more of this home, CLICK HERE for a 3-D tour. And don’t forget to check back each day this week as we reveal the rest of this glam space!


  1. That. Kitchen. !!!
    Also, I now need a bowl of moss. ?

    1. We all need a cute bowl of moss! Thanks for reading. xx -B

  2. The home is so beautiful. I don’t normally like so much black, but this looks just such a calm and beautiful space, and all the wonderful accessories enhance the home so well. That entry- so welcoming and serene. I could happily settle in there. I just love it all. I can’t have it, but it has given me some inspirational ideas. I do have a grey and black slate entry floor, I can start with that. This home definitely shows black can be spacious and cosy and peaceful and beautiful. ?blessings to you and yours Xx

    1. Glad I could provide some inspiration! I loved working on this project. Thank you for your kind words. xx -B

      1. It really shows that you loved working on this project. I had some leftover matt black paint, so I’ve made a small start by painting the cream pots in my entry black and they look great. I couldn’t be more pleased with the result. This project is so enjoyable to see Bobby, my other favourite is the dining area, love the wall colour, it makes the space look so inviting and friendly, looking forward to seeing the rest of the rooms. XX ??

  3. This is all absolutely stunning. The entry is my favourite. It’s absolutely gorgeous. You’ve smashed it out of the park again!

    1. The entry way is one of my favorite parts of this space too! Thanks for reading about our latest project. xx -B

  4. I love the feminine accents here and there – particularly the paint colour in the dining room – very unexpected!

    I’d love to know: is the tile floor slate? Soapstone? Or ceramic / porcelain, etc. It seems to go with everything!

    Thanks for the inspiration ☺️

    1. It’s a porcelain tile called Amani Grey. You can shop for it here. Thanks for your comment! xx -B

      1. Thank you for the link! They look great! ?