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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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 .
Residential professionals and homeowners have been leaning toward lighter materials and medium-toned colors for their choices.
For vanity countertop materials, quartz remains a top choice.
Professionals see full painted wood as a popular choice for facing vanity materials, followed by full-wood grain.
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.
Rather than handless vanities or push-to-open drawers and doors, professionals still see a strong desire for decorative hardware.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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!
Tablescape Designed by Krayl Funch in North America
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 Pots, Magnolia or Folia collections. They all feel truly Wedgwood with designs for modern living everyone will love.
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.