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 […]

Design Presentations in New York, New York!

I just returned from a productive two days in New York City with our local sales representative Cindy Rossell. It was so great to be back out and about in The Big Apple, interacting with designers in person, and showing off our line. Cindy filled our days with fabulous appointments (and meals), which of course […]

What are louvers and when do we need them for air vents? 

What are louvers and when do we need them?  Curious customers want to know! This is a great question, and I love the opportunity to share my HVAC knowledge with you. It’s still not my favorite topic of interest, but hey, gotta embrace the technicalities behind my design career.  Louvers are those horizontal or vertical […]

Modern Doorbell Cover for Modernism Week Palm Springs

We were honored to be approached by Nancy Joseph of Nancy Joseph Marketing to help provide a visual and functional solution to an existing not so pretty doorbell cover.  Modern Metal WAS the solution!  The home, designed by architect Charles Du Bois in the late 1960’s was one of six gorgeous homes on tour this […]

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 […]

#16 Install Beautiful Bathroom Fan Covers

How to convey how great this is? I realize a bathroom fan cover doesn’t sound that exciting…..but it truly is so cool! Just like our grilles, most people don’t realize they need these until they get one. Then they come back to us and want to fill their entire home with them. Even more satisfying […]

Joan Brown Inspires

Last week I carved time out of my work week to meet my sister and go see the Joan Brown exhibit at the SFMoma.  It’s will be showing through March 12th so there’s still time to catch it if you haven’t. Changing up my routine for any artistic inspiration is always a good thing, and […]

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 […]

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 […]

Bringing it Back: In Person 2023

As we launch the new year, and as I’m writing out my holiday cards now, I’m realizing that I feel most connected with everyone that I’ve met in person, even if it was just a quick introduction at an event.  I am going to make it my goal to make a greater effort to have […]