Behind the Scenes

Blackened Steel Finish is Here!

Ever since I started Modern Metal, customers have asked for blackened steel. Everyone seems to have a different and very specific visual in their mind when they say blackened steel. I have always considered it to be sort of an industrial look almost like raw metal with some darkness and irregularity to it.  I’ve asked […]

Spotlight: Behind the Scenes 

This week, I’ve been feeling so thankful to be surrounded by the circle of professionals who help Modern Metal behind the scenes. These people play a crucial role for us on a daily basis. We rely on many skilled people who don’t get a spot on our instagram, or get the spotlight of glamor shined […]

Multitasking Moms of Modern Metal 

I am in such awe by my two right hand women who work by my side (online) on a daily basis. Nichole is a mother of four, AND home schools her darling daughters. Jessica is mother of two adorable boys, including a newborn!  I am a mother of three, my two girls are out of the […]

BTX for the Win!

I can only write about this now that I know the client is happy, our customer is happy, and our metal panels are installed and looking great. I can say it now out loud.  This job was a complete disaster!  I feel I wouldn’t be genuine if I only shared the glory stories, so here […]

Muscle Memory in CAD

I’ve been using Pointcarre since I began my design career, as this is the premier textile design program which Maharam chose to use when I worked there as a new designer.  Recently, and while on vacation, I’ve been going through all of my existing Signature patterns to refine their repeats and make them more readily […]

Need it FAST? We’ve Gotcha!

This month we’ve had two big need it FAST asks right as the holidays are upon us, one last week, one this week. The first rush order was simply a matter of us getting the job or not. We were up against another vendor and we needed to beat their timeline, which we did. The second job is […]

Jewelry for the Home

A friend of mine once said to me when hearing the price for one of my grilles (I think it was about $350), this really is a luxury item, like jewelry for the home. I love that description, because indeed my made to order pieces are luxury items.  Certainly one doesn’t NEED them, but they […]


I am feeling extremely grateful to the team of amazing talented women who surround me on a daily basis.  These women make Modern Metal what it is; they are the foundation and the soul at the heart of my business.   From operations and project management, to production,  PR and sales, I rely on these […]

Brass is Brass

I often find myself in presentations dismissing brass right away because I KNOW how expensive it is and for some reason want to shield my clients from sticker shock. This last week while I was in NYC, I caught myself and even admitted to the customer that I tend to push our knockoff “badass brass” […]