Founder of the award-winning design blog, Design Milk, Jaime Derringer knows a thing or two about modern design. One of the most influential names on the contemporary design scene, her curatorial eye has been featured in the Los Angeles Times, Time Out New York, and Dwell Magazine. Here, Jaime applies her keen eye to 2Modern's vast collection of modern furniture, lighting, and decor, selecting the pieces that rank amongst her favorites.
Sculptural and impeccably upholstered, it pushes all my Scandinavian design buttons.
It's rare for a minimal design to look this sumptuous—and rosy copper is my current metal crush.
It's clean and modern, yes, but that graceful tree branch base screams 'future icon.'
One of my all-time favorite outdoor chairs has been given a gorgeous leather makeover—be still, my heart.
A traditional Dhurrie rug that could just as easily hang on the wall as a work of modern art.
Everyone covets a design classic—and nothing says industrial chic like an Anglepoise.
Sweet, Who knew a modern game table could be a serious piece of eye candy?
Light as feathers—literally—and just as mesmerizing in daylight as it is at night.
Sculptural and statuesque, this splashy design is just too pretty to hide behind coats.
JRT patterns are always striking, but this deep navy and gold combination is unusually dramatic and glamorous.
A smart seat that flips over into a tray table—I'm all for furniture that does double duty.
This slim and swank daybed—which also doubles as low-profile seating—is perfect for small spaces.
A pouf as statement piece? When it's a flowery felt concoction like this, you bet!
Just because I can't afford a Warhol on canvas, doesn't mean I need to go without.
Nice curves! I love the softly rounded profile of these candle holders, and they're strong and sturdy, to boot.
Nothing warped about this slick, iridescent beauty, which makes flowers almost beside the point.
Never mind keys. Every modern house needs a gorgeous cantilevered tray with a tiny footprint.
Text art and affirmative messaging all in one—now, that's illuminating stuff.
So much for Nordic restraint. This exuberant design is delicious enough to eat.
How do you up the ante on a tailored contemporary design? By dressing it up in plush velvet, of course.