Decorative metal grilles and vent covers are only the beginning for Annie Kantor

Decorative Metal Wall Panels Inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright.

A Timeless Imprint on Custom Metal Wall Panels. In the expansive world of decorative metalwork, Annie Kantor emerges as a modern-day trailblazer. As the founder of Modern Metal, her muse is none other than the legendary architect, Frank Lloyd Wright. Annie seeks a precarious balance of whimsy and modernism to divide spaces with decorative metal […]

The Power of llustration: My Adventure in England

I just returned from a ten day trip to the English countryside, a trip I’d been wanting to take with my son since he was just 5 yrs old. Isaac, who just turned 18 used to love the Beatrix Potter books when he was young. Together we read all 23 of her stories countless times.  […]

Purposeful, Flowing, Delicate and Strong Metal Fence

A sneak peek at this fabulous project!  Shown above are just a few of the many panels we did for the design team at Strata Landscape Architecture. This was our first project together, and it was great! The designers at Strata had a vision, and that was to take our Hasu pattern, and customize it […]

Is Metal Eco-Friendly?

A very important question of the times and a responsibility I feel as a provider of materials, is how are we as a company doing from a sustainability standpoint.  Is our company doing everything it can to be environmentally friendly and provide a clean and safe product for our customers and for our planet?  The […]

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 […]


Behind the Scenes: Behind the Glass

We have been focused on all things doors this month here on our blog, and I just had a designer call me to ask about putting our metal behind glass .  A timely question, as I want to take you behind the scenes of “On the Rocks”, our recent project which is featured in this […]

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Inserting Some Unexpected Design

We can (and will) talk doors for days – And that includes cabinets! The options are endless, which can be exciting or overwhelming, so let’s take a step back and discuss these from top to bottom. Cabinetry inserts are such an unexpected design element that can pack quite a punch! When thoughtfully implemented into a […]

Corn Pudding

My job for Thanksgiving is always the Corn Pudding.  It’s a winner, and super easy, so I’m sharing the recipe with you here, in its original form, all stained and worn as it should be, a testament to years of messy corn pudding making.  Every year, I ask myself why I don’t make this throughout […]

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Rain on Metal

Exterior applications are extremely popular right now–deck railings, gates, doors, fences, architectural cladding, and decorative panels. We’ve done it all! The first question many have is how the product will hold up outside. The answer is, we finish it appropriately so that it’s suitable to your climate. Even when a panel is installed inside we […]

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If that Floor Grille could Talk!

My business began with a floor grille.  We were remodeling our home and I saw this huge gaping hole in the entrance way and I had no idea what the options were.  We have an old home so I wanted a style that suited our house so I scoured antique markets and second hand stores […]

18 Fall Design Trends for Your Home, including our grilles

18 Fall Design Trends for Your Home, including our grilles

With leaves changing colors, pumpkins adorning porches, and apple orchards galore, these are sure signs that fall has finally arrived. The arrival of this new season also brings new fall design trends, ideas, and projects to keep your home looking fresh and festive. And there are many simple ways to spruce up your home without […]

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Making the Time

When I started Modern Metal, my original plan was to designate one day a week for inspiration….visiting an art gallery, painting, meeting with fellow designer friends, anything that would inspire me visually and creatively.  The reality has been quite different!  I have been so busy running the company, from marketing to designing that my inspiration […]