TOUR MADRID APARTMENT WHERE AVA GARDNER ONCE LIVED

Happy Friday! What is your mood up to, an English club house, a French country or a Park avenue apartment? How about enjoy all of these styles in one place. Today, we are going to tour a Madria apartment where Ava Gardener once lived. The apartment was redesigned by Isabel López-Quesada . We absolutely love her approsch to make the apartment so chic and romantic. Here are our favorite highlights.

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Room Design—A Modern Living Room With A Touch Of Chinoiserie

Trends come and go in fashion and interior design. The most important thing is to have your own touch and your own personality. But the number one thing here is to be curious, open-minded and to be exposed to all kinds of things. More often, you will start to appreciate things that are so different from your point of view.

When design this modern living room, our thought is to make it minimalism in the form but keep it fun and full of character by introducing some classical elements like chinoisere wallpaper, silky pastel plush pillows to have that glamour and softness.

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15 Chic Living Rooms with a Touch of Red

Our color of in July is red. We have being talked about it for a while. Color of red is cheerful, warm, fashion-forward. At the same time, it can be romantic, classic and moody. Today we are going to share 15 living rooms. with a touch of red.

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When we talk about color of red at home, the first thing that comes out of mind is probably Dali’s iconic lip sofa. Around 1935, Spanish artist Salvador Dalí saw something special in the face of movie star Mae West: an apartment. In a watercolor, he turned her blonde curls into portières, her eyes into paintings, her nose into a fireplace, and her lips into a divan. The last was a furnishing so provocative that British arts patron Edward James requested a three-dimensional version. The rest is the history.

The lip sofa is just such a sculptural piece that make a focal point at any space.

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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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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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House Tour—-A Fashionable Home at Greenwich Village

Our recent blogs have featured homes with a light and airy vibe. Today, we decide to go to a different style—a home with a fashionable flair by using  colors. Why not? Color is a therapy that heal us and make us feel good.  We have included color in one of principles of wellness at home .  Here are the highlights of our favorite spaces.

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From the entry, you probably won’t tell this is going be a colorful home.  Instead a large silver artwork by Anselm Reyle and a geometric black console and dark brown round mirror make a statement by  forms and  rather keep the color palette simple and neutral. We can feel a very masculine energy here.

Library

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The neutral palette continues in the living room. But here, two of white curved sofa create a very inviting, cozy and elegant atmosphere here. We feel the feminine energy here. We love how chic and stylish side tables and ottoman with jewel-tone colors just casually sit around those two of the curved white sofa . They are just like beautiful and adorable accessories for this home.

 

Library

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Now color starts to play in this family library. The blue color here is exciting yet very calming too. The colors on walls  and furniture pull out the color palette from an abstract artwork atop the fireplace to grantee a harmonious and cohesive feel even though bold colors are applied in this space.

 

Reading Area

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We love this warm pink on two of  these reading settees.

 

Bar

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A black bar cabinet and a black vase on top of is understate yet stylish and also well uses the niche space  here.

 

Dining Area

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This blue wall by the dining area is opposite the above blue wall. So the key to use a bold color  still keeping a balanced and harmonious feel is to repeat the color in a symmetric way.  Those hanging little pendants above the dining table are just like jewels for this home. The warm brown on the velvet dining chairs is inviting and nicely contrasts with and well balances off the blue  on the walls here.

 

 

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This swing bed is a great idea when you have a limited space but still want to have some fun.

 

Hope you enjoy the tour and you can visit the rest of home by clicking here.

 

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Bird in Classic Blue

Nature is truly full of wonders. Last Thursday when we walked in our neighborhood park, surprisingly we found this bird in Classic Blue. Classic Blue is Pantone color of the year in 2020.

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7 Pink and Green Rooms

It is true that pink and green may be the best color combination ever if we just look at  nature in spring.

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This color palette makes us feel cheerful, happy and gives us a hope. Meanwhile, the pink and green color combination is chic, romantic and fashion-forward. Today, we put together 9 pink and green rooms on our blog and hope to cheer you day up.

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Peek Inside Diana von Furstenburg’s Manhattan Home

Diana von Furstenburg is a powerful woman not only in fashion industry but also an active philanthropist.  She  sits on the board of Vital Voices, an organization that empowers emerging women leaders and social entrepreneurs, and also serves as a Director of The Diller – von Furstenberg Family Foundation, through which  the designer has donated to several important causes. Yesterday, in  honor of  International Women’s Day, she teamed up with Amazon to launch In Charge store  featuring  inspirational women-owned small businesses.   You can click here to check out the details.

She described her design style for her fashion in 1985  “[There are] three essential F’s in designing for women…flattering, feminine, and, above all, functional.”  And she loves life. So, we couldn’t help but wander what her homes look like.  Luckily, Artuitect Digest visited her Manhattan home in 2017.  So let’s take a look at designer’s Manhattan home together.

 

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The living room showcases her intuitive take for mixing colors and patterns, elements that have defined her fashion style and brand.  We love how she played a low-profile box mustard sofa with her own over-sized black-and-white portrait, chic black-and-white animal print pillows and various shapes of mid-century modern wood furniture at the white wall backdrop. The portrait is by Zhang Huan; Von Furstenberg created the leopard-spot carpeting for the Rug Company. The armchair is by Michael Graves.  Photo Credits: Architectural Digest

 

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A high style and playful home filled with well-collected art—above a vintage Salvador Dalí sofa is a Duong self-portrait; the sconces are by André Dubreuil, and the tables are by Alexandra von Furstenberg, Diane von Furstenberg’s daughter. we love this pink-on-pink color scheme. It is both flattering and feminine. A large-scaled leopard print rug anchors the space.

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Functional is key— Surrounded by Franz West chairs, the Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann table in Von Furstenberg’s office/living area often does double duty as a desk and dining table. A Joan Miró etching, a Francesco Clemente painting, and family photographs are displayed on the windowsill. Diane’s office (which also moonlights as a conference room) Photo Credits: Architectural Dig

 

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A beautiful table set for a luncheon in honor of Anh Duong featuring Diane von Furstenberg Home plates, tumblers, and flatware

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An Andy Warhol portrait of the designer is displayed near vintage chairs and a treelike table. We love this chic table setting–good for a conversation, a casual coffee break  or for a reading.

 

So would you agree with us that her Manhattan home is bold, vibrant, a lot of mixed using of patterns and colors in an artful way just like her fashion statement?

 

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J. Lo’s Chic and Glamorous Home II

Today, we continue to take a look at J. Lo’s Hidden Hills’ mansion interiors. If you haven’t got a chance to read part I, you can click here for details.

Breakfast Nook-–we are truly in love with the color palette in kitchen breakfast area–soft blue on the cabinetry, a romantic touch of fresh pink roses on the trimmed ebony pedestal dining table, all-white elegant dinnerwares and tea wares, antique gold empire chandeliers.  We love the intricate pattern on the china cabinets. When you use a lot of soft and muted color in your space, patterns will bring the layer of interest and they make the space look very sophiticated.

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Monochromatic Palette
Workman uses subtle pattern and texture to make a monochromatic scheme come to alive.

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Family Room-–we love how the the soft blue continues in the family room. Soft blue, light brown, taupe , white wall panels create such a calming and relaxing atmosphere. Who wouldn’t want to chill out here after a long working day?

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Right-arm and left-arm chaises provide an alternative to club chairs. Chaises in Castel silk. Sofa in Schumacher linen. Chairs and ottoman in Schumacher moiré. Sofa pillows in Kravet fabrics. Chaise pillows in mink. Side tables, Global Views. Lamps, Arteriors Home. Watercolors, Karla Davison. Curtains in Nancy Corzine fabric.

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Guest Bedroom–again, this is such a calming and elegant room. The white crisp bedding breaks up large-area of peach color and bring in a touch of freshness.

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Vintage side table from The Red House Interiors, designer Michelle Workman’s shop. Headboard and lamp, Williams-Sonoma Home. Linens, Peter Reed. The custom bench is in Christian Fischbacher fabric and the art on the walls are by Jean Cocteau and Ana Carballosa. Ceiling fixtur, DK Living. Curtains in Nancy Corzinefabric. The rug is from Melrose Carpet.

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Dining Room—it’s modern yet very elegant with blush wallpapers, crystal chandeliers and long modern dining tables.

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