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 Color of Red at Home

We celebrate patriotic colors of blue, red and white at home this week. We talked about blue yesterday. If you haven’t read it, you can click here to learn more . So, today we are going to talk about color of red at home. Red is one of our favorite colors—it can be romantic, feminine, warm, energetic, cheerful, happy, fashion-forward. When used in kitchens and dining rooms, color of red can sure enhance our asperities. Red has the longest wavelength of any color. It’s the first color babies can see and it’s the very first color to vanish as the sun sets.

Alessandra Branca is one of our favorite designers who master using color of red in their work. We love her classical and whimsical way to decorate her clients’ home with color of red. Read on to take some inspiration from her gorgeous projects.

  1. Red textured wall-covering often gives a room a sumptuous and sophisticated classical vibe.
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Celebrate Color Of Blue at Home

This is the week we celebrate patriotic colors of red, blue and white at home. Today we are going to focus on blue. Blue is probably the most favorite color by people globally. There’s a reason we think of blue as relaxing: it actually tends to lower our heart rates, blood pressure, and even our body temperature. Studies of memory have demonstrated that memory is enhanced by blue light and blue light can even kill some bacteria. Blue often represents :trustworthy, dependable, tranquil,peaceful, calming. Here are 3 of our favorite blue paint colors this year:

  1. Sherwin-Williams color of the year 2020 —Naval (SW6244)

Naval is a rich navy that creates a calm and grounding environment infused with quiet confidence. And it is bold and fresh at the same time.

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Great Outdoor Living II—-Lu Lu Powers’ Charming Outdoor Kitchen

Two years ago, Quintessence visited Lulu Power’s home in Los Angeles. The house is full of color, pattern, books, greenery and fresh flowers. And we totally fell in love with her outdoor bar—small, neat, layered with full of charm. If you haven’t heard about Lulu Power, here is a little info about her on her instagram: The Entertainologist. Cooker,Creator,Cocktail maker. Food Editor for House Beautiful. She is a well-known entertainer and we were very lucky to go to many events entertained by her before COVID-19. With approaching of 4th of July, we probably will have to stay at home again and spend quite some in our backyard for celebration. So we all need some inspiration to make sure we will have some fun time. We kicked off our great out series last Friday. If you haven’t read it, you can click here to learn more. Today is our series 2. And yes we will talk about Lulu’s outdoor bar by sharing Quintessence’s youtube video below. Before we share the video, here are several things we think that really make her outdoor bar so cool:

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