Saturday Hiking

Sometimes, the best plan comes out of no plan. We planned another hiking trail in San Gabriel valley today and it was closed today. So we went to nearby Santa Fe Dam. We are not really keen for this area. Every time, we passed by on 605 Freeway, we always saw those hard-core cyclists riding by and they kind of beat down by the sun all the time since there are no trees and no any shades at all. But it turned out the other side of the dam is such a heaven.

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Things We Love– a Splash of Bright Red at Your Entry

Today we continue Things We Love series. If you haven’t read our series 1, you can click here to learn more. At this pandemic time, it has never been so important to create a home we can truly enjoy and appreciate, a home that is calming and energizing us at the same time. The color of July is bright red. Heavy on the chroma and attitude, the color of bright red is exactly what the world needs to keep moving forward. It is the classic in fashion and definitely can add excitement to an interior space, or exterior for that matter, with the warmth of its undertone. We particularly love the idea to add a splash of bright color at an entry. A bright red decorated entry is filled with symbolism including entry to happiness and good fortune, as a portal of welcome, and signaling a place of nourishment and safe haven.

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Daily Inspiration

It seems that this week is very very long. Do you feel the same way? and need some inspiration to finish this week with a high tone? If so, we got something very special for you today. Read on to enjoy the dreamy French lavender field, beautiful summer tabletop, charming cottage garden and gourmet sweet treats …etc.

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Room Design –A Modern Glamorous Living Room with Organic and Boho Vibes

We have just designed a series of rooms with different themes to celebrate our sanctuary and refugee that nurture and calm us at this current pandemic crisis. We want to stay positive to find where joys are at home . For the design below, this is a modern glamorous living room with muted blush wall paints. It is airy, open and soft. The patterns and pops of color on the pillows bring us a summer resort cheer. We mix and match contemporary pieces with classical details to create a layered look with a touch of sophistication. It is also a pretty livable place. The wicker touch bring in a sense of organic and nature vibes. The seating area is casual,comfortable and relaxing. And artwork are a good conversation starter. Green plants bring in a sense of wellness.

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Tour an Art-Filled West Hollywood Home

We all need a little bit inspiration with the current pandemic situation. Today we will take you to a gorgeous modernized Spanish colonial house in West Hollywood and it is filled with amazing art and color. This beautiful home is owned by music and fashion industry veteran Kent Belden and husband Dr. Louis Re and designed by AD 100 Brigette Romanek. We first met Barigette in one of the seminars she spoke on design week in PDC. She is such a warm, nice, approachable elegant lady and her design is often vibrant, fashion-forward and unexpected. Here are some of our highlights from the house.

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Things We Love—3 Easy Ways to Beautify Your Home with High Style

In case you ,just like us, feel Monday Blue after a long holiday weekend and need a little inspiration to keep a new fresh week going. We get you. From one-of-a-kind entertaining essential, authentic Turkish rugs, French antique linens, to bespoke wooden furniture, vintage art work, mid-century furniture, cozy hand-made pillows, we are kicking off our new blog series about things we love and inspire us. Because it is summer time and most likely we will continue to spend more time at home. So why not make our home one of our summer vocation retreats. Today we will talk about 3 easy ways to beautify our home with high designer style. Read on to find how and see if these ideas can help you to craft your beautiful summer home projects.

  1. Moroccan Hand-made Rugs

They are chic, fashion-forward and super comfy to step on. Well, Moroccan hand-made rugs have made their waves in the recent years and they are properly one of the easiest way to elevate your interiors with a touch of millennium freshness and sophistication thanks to their hand-made details, creative patterns and intricate design.

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Our 4th of July Celebration

We started 4th of July celebration by hiking in the deep mountain in our neighborhood. And it’s fun to see all sorts of wild lives–squirrels, birds, rabbits, snake… Yes, that is a little bit scary. But overall we had a wonderful experience.


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35 Chic Ideas for 4th of July Tablescape

4th of July 2020 celebration officially starts now . Enjoy and get inspired by these 35 chic tablescape when you are preparing your own over this weekend. We have cakes and cocktails taken care of at the end of the post. So grab your keto cookies, Kabocha tea, coffee, wine or sparkling water , sit back and enjoy!

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25 Our Favorite Red, Blue and White Rooms for 4th of July Celebration

TGIF! We have been talking about the patriotic colors of red, blue and white for the whole week and if you haven’t read them, please click here for red, click here for blue and click here for white. Today we are going to share 25 our favorite red, blue and white rooms just to boost the 4th of July holiday spirit. Read on to see if you are inspired use these three color combos for your next home makeover project.

Blue is on the opposite of red on the color wheel and they complement each other while white is just such a universal color and good for every color palette. It really depends on your style and the mood you would love to create for a certain space to decide different shades and portions of each of them.

A touch of red in an all blue room to create a cool resort feel.

A touch of different shades of red on fresh roses enliven this cream and blue transitional dining room. There is always a romantic vibe between blue-and-white chinoiserie and roses.
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Celebrate White at Home

We have talked about blue and red, today we are going to talk about patriotic color white.

White is the lightest color and is achromatic (having no hue). It is the color of fresh snow, chalk and milk, and is the opposite of black. White objects fully reflect and scatter all the visible wavelengths of light. One of the biggest trends in 2020 is Off-White Color collections from different paint brands. Inherently sophisticated and endlessly versatile, Off-White collections often offers subtle nuances of whites that suit tranquil, serene environments as well as creates color-enhancing accents for dynamic spaces.

All White Kitchens

All white kitchen style has dominated the market for years and still stays strong with more evolving elements.

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