Tour An Urban Chicago Home With A Touch Of Sophistication

We have developed an appetite for tone-on-tone neutral palettes in the past year. We firmly believe that all these neutrals help create a soothing and relaxing home—the ultimate sanctuary for most of us under the current situation. We find out that if we do it right, the tone-on-tone color scheme will make home interiors high style and timeless. The challenge is often on how to create a monochromatic home that has a depth, dimensions and warmth. We came across this urban Chicago home and fell in love with its aesthetic. Yes, it has varied shades of grays and subtle pops of jewel tones— a perfect case study for a monochromatic home that is fresh, clean, modern yet elegant and sophiticated.

Entry

chic entry with gray paint

The entry is painted in Benjamin Moore’s Cape May Cobblestone which sets the tone of a crisp, monochromatic palette for the rest of the home. The gray leather on the seats add textures while the dark brown wood flooring evokes a warm feeling. The brass details on the console lamp and the mirror above elevate the entry with a touch of glam. And of course, the loose floral arrangement enlivens the space. You can click here for more ideas on entry design.

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Our Easter Tablescape 2021

We had spent our Saturday for a wildness Easter picnic during our hiking trip. Sunday, we hosted our own Easter party at home after a long run. Here are some of our photos from yesterday’s Easter tablescape.

We had to get up earlier and started to set up the Easter table because of the packed schedule of the day. The morning sunshine was very soft and it is a a good lighting to take some shots. The color scheme of this year’s Easter tablescape is light blush, oatmeal, white and pops pink, red and gold.

morning Easter tablescape

French linen is always preferred for our tablescape thanks to its relaxing and casual vibe.

We use a pink hydrangea as a center piece for the classical Easter pastels.

morning Easter tablescape with pink hydrangea
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Our Easter Weekend Wildness Picnic

We explored O’Neil Regional Park in Orange County during our Easter weekend. O‘Neil Regional Park is a major regional park and greenway in northeast Orange County, California in the United States, located along Trabuco Creek and Live Oak Canyon. The park encompasses 4,500 acres of canyon and riparian zone habitat, and includes campgrounds and trails for hiking, biking and horseback riding. O’Neill Regional Park’s 4,500 acres are situated in beautiful Trabuco and Live Oak Canyons. The park is heavily wooded with coast live oak and sycamore trees. The hillsides surrounding the park are filled with cactus, wild buckwheat, sagebrush and chaparral of scrub oak, buckthorn and mountain mahogany.

The scenic wildness view and greenery shades provide such a stunning backdrop for our picnic tablescape.

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Podcast: Episode 15-Cocktail Talk On Japandi, Hiking, Picnic and Smart Home Technology

Our weekly Cocktail Talk is to break up from our daily work routine and have a casual talk over cocktails about everything that interests us. Today’s talk is our Episode 15. In today’s episode, we talk about Scotch & Soda,hiking in Santiago Oaks Regional Park , Japandi style and Eve Aqua–smart water controller. You can check out the cocktail receipe and smart home technologies we mentioned in this episode below. So please enjoy!

cocktail: Scotch & Soda.

2 oz Scotch
club soda/carbonate water

glass: tumbler
garnish: wedge of lime

Shop Tumblers We handpicked For You:

Waterford Crystal Mixology Argon Blue Tumbler, Set of 2

Blue Waterford Crystal Mixology Argon Blue Tumbler, Set of 2
Waterford Crystal Mixology Argon Blue Tumbler, Set of 2

Double Old Fashioned Crystal Glasses, Set of 6 Whiskey Glasses, Perfect for Serving Scotch, Cocktails, or Mixed Drinks. (New York) pattern

Double Old Fashioned Crystal Glasses, Set of 6 Whiskey Glasses, Perfect for Serving Scotch, Cocktails, or Mixed Drinks. (New York) pattern
Double Old Fashioned Crystal Glasses, Set of 6 Whiskey Glasses, Perfect for Serving Scotch, Cocktails, or Mixed Drinks. (New York) pattern

Waterford W Tumbler Set of 4 Mixed Colors

Waterford W Tumbler Set of 4 Mixed Colors
Waterford W Tumbler Set of 4 Mixed Colors

Wedgwood Vera Metropolitan Tumbler Pair

Wedgwood Vera Metropolitan Tumbler Pair
Wedgwood Vera Metropolitan Tumbler Pair
Wedgwood Vera Metropolitan Tumbler Pair
Wedgwood Vera Metropolitan Tumbler Pair

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Top 3 Trends For Spring Decor We Love

Spring is here. It is a perfect season to bright up your home and give you a mood boost. Life is about creating and enjoying the beautiful moments, right? Specially right now, we have spent more time than ever at our only ultimate sanctuary –home. Just in case you need some fresh inspiration to start your project, we will share 3 top home trends that we love. So, read on to see they can be any of help for your thought process.

Breezy Materials
Rattan, Cane, and Woven Leather Looks

Nature always makes us feel good, happy and relaxing. In the uncertain time, we more lean to nature. So the natural materials like rattan, cane and woven leather are all over the social media channels. The trend started last year from fashion, and we will see it will play even bigger this year. This spring , tight weaves step aside for large-scale styles. Look for this trend in rattan, cane, and woven leather. The good thing about these breezy natural materials, they are super versatile and can be easily blend in any type of home decor.

green upholstered cane chair
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Vanities That Will Modernize Your Baths in 2021 — Series 1

Vanities are not only a functional necessity. They also give us an opportunity to bring style and wow factor to a space. As we have stayed at home since the past year, we know how our home decor will affect how we feel daily. A well-designed piece in terms off unctionalities and aesthetic , without any doubt, will bring in more joys to our life. Today we are going to share vanities that we love and think you have to see if you are planning your bath remodeling in the year 2021. But before we do that, here is the summary of The National Kitchen and Bath Association’s 2021 Design Trends Report .

  1. Residential professionals and homeowners have been leaning toward lighter materials and medium-toned colors for their choices.
  2. For vanity countertop materials, quartz remains a top choice.
  3. Professionals see full painted wood as a popular choice for facing vanity materials, followed by full-wood grain.
  4. More designers are interested in modern, sleek vanity designs, such as flat panel doors and floating vanities, though transitional remains a highly popular bathroom design style.
  5. Rather than handless vanities or push-to-open drawers and doors, professionals still see a strong desire for decorative hardware.
  6. When it comes to color, the most popular color schemes for bathrooms are by far whites and off-whites, though grays, blues, and beiges are chosen by at least 26% of surveyed professionals. 

Hope you get some insights about what’s going on in the market.

So here are the bathroom vanities for your 2021 bath project:

The Boston Collection By James Martin

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Tour A Southampton Escape Inspired By Cosmo With A Constraint Of Palette

We have actually developed an appetite for the tonal neutral interiors as we have been going through the whole pandemic thing since last year, particularly those interiors with a lot of natural light. Those homes are truly heavenly sanctuaries that allow us to wind down, relax and rejuvenate. So, when we came across landscaping architect Perry Guillot’s Southampton escape on AD, we feel the similar verve and fell in love with this serene escape–a playhouse with a garden that is inspired by nothing short of cosmos and has tonal white stucco walls. Guillot is known for the artfully restrained gardens he has created for such clients as Tory Burch, Aerin Lauder, and Reed and Delphine Krakoff. 

Overview

The clipped hollies embrace the main entrance of the playhouse. It looks like the sky is on the earth.

We love how the lush textured sprawling plants contrast with the clean-lined white house.

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Smart Plug—An Easy Way To Get You Started On Home Automation

Don’t know where to start for your home automation? The easiest path to home automation is to convert your existing lights and turn-on/off devices into smart devices by adding relatively inexpensive smart plugs. Simply plug in a smart plug into a socket and then plug in a lamp, fan, air humidifier, air purifier, or other device into the smart plug. For those of you with an iPhone, you can set up these devices with HomeKit by simply bringing up the Home app and scan in the code for the device. 

There are many options in the market place. There are smart plugs that connect with Bluetooth or Thread as wells as WiFi. Of course, there are few that connect with a bridge.

For situations where you also would like to have a remote control, the iHome iSP8 with Remote Control will work perfectly. Want to control outdoor lights or xmas lights? There are even outdoor smart plugs.

If you are an iPhone user, then you should consider smart plugs that support HomeKit. Likewise, if you are an Android user, you should consider smart plugs that support Google Assistant. For Amazon Echo users, you need smart plugs that support Amazon Alexa.

Here are few smart plugs to get you started. These all support HomeKit.

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4 Fresh Ways To Display Your China Collections

Ways Dishware has developed a renewed kind of cultural cachet and social media feeds everwhere are filled with eye-cathing tablescapes and place settings thanks to our spending more time at home. Suddenly, china was no longer something registered for before a wedding or reluctantly inherited from Granny—it had become an extension of your outfit, part of one’s personal style. It seems that a lot of stlye icons are full-on obsessed with their dishes.

But one sad thing about the fine china is that people usually store them away in the cupboard when it is out of holiday season and there is no party around. As time goes by, you may forget they are there. So these beauiful plates sit somewhere unseen , unused and unappreciated. But in the reality, these beauiful plates can actually transform your home magically thanks to their colors, textures, design patterns and shapes. Today we are going to share 5 fresh ways to to display your china in your everyday’s life.

  1. You can just keep a few pieces of fine china on your dinning table to create a very homey, casual and relaxing atmosphere that invites you to take a seat at any time.
China displaying on the dining table
A perfect setting to start a conversation.
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3 More Fresh Easter Table Design Ideas

Easter is around the corner. Just in case you are still looking for Easter table ideas, we have some pretty awesome Easter tablescapes for you today. Please enjoy!

Tablescape Designed by Steve Cordony in Australia

A mix of classic but with a twist to create strong visual look that tells a story. Whether its blue and white, or neutral, crisp linen, interesting foliage or flowers and beautiful fruits on the table evoke a sense of a modern day still life painting.

Steve’s Easter Table Design Tips: I love to do a mix of classic but with a twist and to create strong visual look that tells a story. Whether its blue and white, or neutral, I love to use crisp linen, interesting foliage or flowers and this year I’m playing with beautiful fruits on the table to evoke a sense of a modern day still life painting. 

Steve’s Easter Gift Idea: Wedgwood  Folia Jasper mini pots – they are so versatile and textural and suit just about any home!

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Wedgwood 5-Piece Hibiscus Place Setting Set

Hibiscus 5-Piece Place Setting
Hibiscus 5-Piece Place Setting

Wedgwood White Folia Vase Rounded

Wedgwood White Folia Vase Rounded
Wedgwood White Folia Vase Rounded
 The beautiful textured white Japanes- inspired dinnerware with the crisp linen, interesting flowers and natural eggs of all kinds on the table evokes a sense of a modern day still life painting.

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Wedgwood Gio 4-Piece Place Setting, White

Tablescape Designed by Krayl Funch in North America

Featuring the iconic Wedgwood blue, fresh cut flowers and our beautiful Paeonia Blush is a spring time delight.

Krayl’s Easter Table Design Tips: As much as I try to plan ahead when designing my Easter table the truth is my final creation is almost always inspired by the flowers I find at the market or local garden shop. After months of cold and snow, vases and bowls filled with the scent of fresh Hyacinths, clippings of bright Forsythia and the ruffled petals of Parrot Tulips seem to guide my hand when selecting the dinner, glass and flatware to add to my table. 

Krayl’s Easter Gift Idea:  If I had to pick I would choose from either the Burlington PotsMagnolia or Folia collections. They all feel truly Wedgwood with designs for modern living everyone will love.

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Wedgwood Wild Strawberry Beaker Delphi

Wedgwood Wild Strawberry Beaker Delphi
Wedgwood Wild Strawberry Beaker Delphi

Wedgwood Paeonia Blush 3-Pc Tea Set- Teapot, Sugar & Creamer

Wedgwood Paeonia Blush 3-Pc Tea Set- Teapot, Sugar & Creamer
Wedgwood Paeonia Blush 3-Pc Tea Set- Teapot, Sugar & Creamer

Wedgwood Paeonia Blush Cake Stand Two-Tier (Coral & Red)

Wedgwood Paeonia Blush Cake Stand Two-Tier (Coral & Red)
Wedgwood Paeonia Blush Cake Stand Two-Tier (Coral & Red)

Wedgwood Magnolia Blossom Box 5″, 5″, Blue and White

Wedgwood Magnolia Blossom Box 5", 5", Blue and White
Wedgwood Magnolia Blossom Box 5″, 5″, Blue and White

Wedgwood 40031988 Burlington Flower Pot, 7″, Blue, White

Tablescape Designed By Marianne Cotterill in UK

This table setting for Easter explores fresh blooms and conveys the spring-time feeling of an English country garden. Perfectly accented by the popular Wild Strawberry pattern, bringing the outdoors inside.

Marianne’s Easter Table Design Tips:

An Easter table setting is made memorable by the china you are eating off and the accessories such as the best linen napkins and beautiful glasses. The Gio is perfect. I like to have a flower by each plate and a centrepiece of beautifully wrapped eggs to add some height and drama.

Marianne’s Easter Gift Idea: For an Easter gift I would give a Wild Strawberry tea set. It is pretty, charming and nostalgic. I feel as if I am taking tea with the queen when I use mine.

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Wedgwood Wild Strawberry 2-Tier Cake Stand, Green

Wedgwood Wild Strawberry 2-Tier Cake Stand, Green
Wedgwood Wild Strawberry 2-Tier Cake Stand, Green

Wedgwood (Wild Strawberry Tea Cup and Saucer Peony [ Parallel Import Goods ]


Wedgwood (Wild Strawberry Tea Cup and Saucer Peony [ Parallel Import Goods ]

Wedgwood Wild Strawberry Sandwich Tray, 11.8-Inch, Green


Wedgwood Wild Strawberry Sandwich Tray, 11.8-Inch, Green

Wedgwood Wild Strawberry Sandwich Tray, 11.8-Inch, Green

Wedgwood Wild Strawberry Tea for One, Green

Wedgwood Wild Strawberry Tea for One, Green
Wedgwood Wild Strawberry Tea for One, Green

Click here to check out our 8 Ways to Play Up Your Easter Tabletop.

Click here to check out how we celebrate our Easter last year, yes, the year of 2020.

Click here to check out our 9 Inspirational Easter Ideas.

Click here to check out our 9 Inspirational Ideas for Easter.

Click here to check out 6 Ideas for Your Chic Easter Tablescape

Click here to check out 35 Ideas for Chic Floral Spring Table Tops.

Click here to check out 18 Ideas for Chic Blue-and-White Spring Table Settings.

Click here to check out Simple Steps to Create a Fun and Elegant Easter Table-top.

Click here to check out some amazing spring tables capes.

Hope you find those tips are helpful.

Still Need Easter Shopping, Here are some of Our Favorite Easter Picks:

Wedgwood Plato Gold Accent Square Floral Plate 7.75″

white and gold Wedgwood White Floral Plate
Wedgwood White Floral Plate

Wedgwood Paeonia Blush Cake Stand Two-Tier (Coral & Red)

Wedgwood Paeonia Blush Cake Stand Two-Tier (Coral & Red)
Wedgwood Floral Cake Stand
Blue Wedgwood Plate
Blue Wedgwood Plate

Wedgwood Hibiscus 4-Piece Place Setting 1050603

Wedgwood Hibiscus 4-Piece Place Setting 1050603
Blue-and-White Wedgwood Plate Set

Wedgwood Cuckoo 8.25″ 4-Piece Tea Plate Set, Set of 4, multi color

Wedgwood Cuckoo 8.25" 4-Piece Tea Plate Set, Set of 4, multi color
Wedgwood Floral Plate
Wedgwood Floral Plate
Wedgwood Floral Plate

Vera Lace Gold Oval Platter

Vera Wang Wedgwood Platter
Vera Wang Wedgwood Platter

Wedgwood Peter Rabbit Plate Bowl & Mug 3 Piece Set Fine Bone China Blue

Wedgwood Easter Plate
Wedgwood Easter Plate
 Easter Plate
Easter Plate
Easter Bowl
Easter Bowl
Easter Bowl
Easter Bowl
Easter cake stand
Easter Cake Stand
Alabaster Eggs
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Alabaster Eggs
ONLY AT WILLIAMS SONOMA
Hand Painted Wooden Easter Egg Ornament, Cute Chicks Easter Basket Pisanki, Custom Pysanky, Gift Idea, Easter Decoration, Spring Home Decor
Hand Painted Wooden Easter Egg Ornament, Cute Chicks Easter Basket Pisanki, Custom Pysanky, Gift Idea, Easter Decoration, Spring Home Decor
Hand painted egg, bunny in flowers
Hand painted egg, bunny in flowers

Easter Crystal Ball
Easter Crystal Ball

Easter Crystal Ball
Easter Spring Plate

Easter Spring Plate

Floral Meadow Wreath Platter

Easter Table Cloth
Easter Table Cloth
Easter plate
Easter Plate

Extra Large Spring Bunny Rabbit Plant Pot holder, Indoor / Outdoor decoration, Easter, Summer, New Year, Home Decoration, Ornament, Display
Extra Large Spring Bunny Rabbit Plant Pot holder, Indoor / Outdoor decoration, Easter, Summer, New Year, Home Decoration, Ornament, Display
Fresh Ivy Bunny Topiaries
Fresh Ivy Bunny Topiaries

Happy Tuesday

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