Designer Spotlight | M Monroe Design

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In this month's Designer Spotlight, we’ll be taking a look at a design firm that is the essence of New York-chic: M Monroe Design. The full service, New York-based interior design studio is known for its attention to detail and sophisticated yet comfortable designs. Michala Monroe founded the company in 2009 and describes her company’s style as modern, warm, minimal and timeless.

Let’s dive right in with a look at this gorgeous Brooklyn kitchen on Carroll Street, an area fondly referred to by locals as “Little France.”  An open space layout and large glass doors let in plenty of natural sunlight and creates a bright and airy space perfect for parties and gatherings.

All photography by Dylan Chandler | 2141 Blizzard

The modern design is set off with dark wood cabinetry, which contrasts beautifully with the Blizzard countertops. A patterned tile backsplash in a neutral hue creates visual interest without overwhelming the eye.

2141 Blizzard

Next up on our design adventure tour is a vivacious Brooklyn kitchen on Cobble Hill, which was completed in 2017.

Architecture by Baxt Ingui | 6141 Ocean Foam

Hello, periwinkle! The cabinet color brings tons of personality to the small space while remaining modern and vibrant. M Monroe Design ties the room together with Ocean Foam counters, which complement the bold pattern of the seating and whimsical light fixture.

Architecture by Baxt Ingui | 6141 Ocean Foam

Architecture by Baxt Ingui | 6141 Ocean Foam

If neutral kitchens are more your speed, M Monroe Design does that as well. The design team made sure every square inch of this Harlem kitchen was put to good use. Floor-to-ceiling cabinetry allows for maximum storage while the subtle, light colors used make the space feel larger and open. 

5031 Statuario Maximus

The Statuario Maximus counters bring a flare of sophistication and luxury. Meanwhile, the subway-tiled backsplash creates a modern and organized feel. 

5031 Statuario Maximus

Speaking of backsplashes, check out this unique kitchen design. The round, abstract nature of the backsplash complements the simplicity of the white kitchen, which is offset with wooden cabinets.


3141 Eggshell

The crisp and fresh look of the cream-colored Eggshell counters looks right at home in this design.

3141 Eggshell

Designer tip: if you use a classic color scheme like white, black and grey, it allows you more liberty to get creative with patterns. An intricate tile pattern is used as a backsplash at the kitchen peninsula and behind the stove and sink in this design. The subtle speckles of grey in the Ocean Foam counters create further visual intrigue.  

6141 Ocean Foam

Who said a white kitchen has to be boring? The built-in wine cubbies in this kitchen are a fun and creative conversation starter for any party. The Frozen Terra countertops are fused with irregular translucent aggregate and fine black basalt, which creates a fresh and dynamic look.

4601 Frozen Terra

M Monroe Design consistently creates and executes modern, sophisticated designs that maximize storage and are built for function. Their beautiful designs have us ready to whip up a Cosmo and watch Sex and the City! The firm is taking the New York interior design world by storm and adding a flare of effortless sophistication to every design they create. Be sure to keep an eye out for what this talented firm creates next.

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