5 Ways to Create a Peaceful Space with Wicker Furnishings

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We all have that moment at some point or another—stressed, anxious and overwhelming. When do you do when you are stressed?  Take a long walk by the beach, in the mountain or woods?  When  I am stressed, I often start doing house cleaning and  try to look for or create peace in my environment. This morning, I found this IG post by @yoyokulala
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I feel this photo really makes a point—Destination: the couch. At current post-Covid19 period, we probably still cannot travel like before.   But there is a possibility that  we can create that type of global traveling experience right at home—the natural wicker global-influenced sofa, the wicker curtain in the background, the wicker wall decor objects, wicker Fendi handbag and that beautiful and relaxing small-floral pattern printed long dress all create such a perfect resort get-away scene.  I wouldn’t mind spending my summer time here just chilling out.   What about you?

 

Nature organic wicker  furnishings are in  trend now.  They satisfy human being’s need to close to  nature.  Yes, we, human being, feel good when we are in nature.  Just think about how soft morning glows put a big smile on your face!  That is all biophilic designabout.

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Jewelries in Your Home

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There are some small things that you probably can do by yourself to elevate your home in a magic way.  Decorative hardware is one of them.  Hardware impacts the beauty and function of home, particularly in kitchen  in a variety of ways.  Decorative hardware, considered the “jewelry” of a space, provides beauty and function, while functional pieces remain in the background, quietly making furniture piece operate at an optimal level.  These decorative hardware can be  your front door handles, all of knobs on furniture pieces and kitchen cabinetry, bath vanities, drapery holders.  As we know that design is all about details that give us a little bit surprise and please our eye. Today we are going to share 7 decorative hardware ideas that just let our home shine.

–Bold pieces that deliver a personalized touch are trending, incorporating elements such as crystal, Murano glass, acrylic, leather and wood.

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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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50 Chic Breakfast Nook Ideas IV

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We all feel that a formal dining room can feel too fancy for everyday use while a breakfast nook is meant to be comfortable, approachable, and conducive to intimate conversations and meals.  Whether it’s a banquette in the corner of a kitchen  an inviting   dining set-up in front of eye-catching bay windows, or an unique table setting  in the center of a kitchen, breakfast nooks are the perfect way to add color, texture and style to your home.  Therefore, you can start your day here in a cheerful mood. We put 50 chic breakfast nook ideas together here and you may see and learn  how  your are going to create your own , showcase your  aesthetic and celebrate the joy of sharing an intimate meal with family. If you haven’t read part I , II and III you can click here  here and here for the details. Today, we are going to continue part IV.
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Nailed-trimmed French chairs,  casual bistro wicker dining chairs, modernized Louis XVI chairs …They all add a touch of sophistication and romance to any breakfast nook.

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A pale blue French settee and Greek-key trimmed plumped pillows make this nook area such a quiet  get-away in high style. The key to dress up your home always lies in details.

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The classic Parisian bistro chairs are gorgeous and  chic.

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We all love French bistro wicker chairs, aren’t we? They are just super chic.
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Modernized Louis XVI chairs

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Upholstery pieces always add texture and  warmth to a breakfast nook.

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Country Chic  balances elegant things with old and worn, shiny silver accessories with painted wooden tables…

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We love how this classical black-and-white checkered marble flooring nicely contrast with natural wood country table and chairs.
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Elegant tablecloths will add color, pattern, texture to any room. they are soft and romantic.

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A typical Ralph Lauren look always represents American  classic style.

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Large embroidered floral pattern tablecloth with fringe trims at the bottom.
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We love this relaxed easy-breezy country chic look.
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Striped tablecloth gives an urban chic feel.
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We love this to-the-floor red floral tablecloth which echos red on the chairs.
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This Boho floral to-the-floor tablecloth is warm and inviting.
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Upholstered skirted chairs are not only practical, but also  always help give the space a jneat and tailored looking.

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The trims at the bottom of the skirt always give chairs a cotour look.
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We can see ourselves reaxling on these super comfy linen skirted chairs all day long.
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Relaxing and serene feel.
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5 Ways to Craft an Unique High-Style Dining Room

One of the fun things we love to do at home is to sit around the dining table with candles on  and soft music on at the end of the day.  We feel we really need this to wind down each day and to get ready for a good-night sleep.  we also love to put up a  festive themed tabletop on each holiday since  we celebrate almost every holiday as much as we can. Besides kitchen, a dining room is the place where people get together with families and friends for formal parties or casual gatherings all the time. So, the design of a dining room is really important for you to enjoy by yourself to the maximum and nourish  your loving relationships. And you want this space to be unique and reflect your own personality and of course well designed.  Today we are going to talk about 12 ways to devise a one-of-the-kind dining room.

1. Decide function first. Before you start the design process, you need to know how you would like to use this space—a formal dining or a casual gathers only?  The way how you want to use the space will set the foundation for the design process.

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Alex Papachristidis’s dining room for last spring’s Kips Bay Decorator Show House in New York incited a frenzy on social media—so much so that even the interior designer, a bit of an Instagram sensation himself with more than 52,000 follow­ers, was surprised. Still, he’d expected the room to make an impression. “That’s what you do with a showhouse: You go wild,” he says. “People want to be wowed.”

Although the dining room is getting more casual and relaxed, still, most of home owners still want to make their dining room very  formal with a big wow factor. If this the case, the striking artwork, unique wall-treatment,  flooring, right light fixtures, one-of-the-kind furnishings and upscale custom furniture might be the options for you to consider. In this New Yorker Designer Alex Papachristidis designed dining room, the light-grey-colored hand-painted wallpaper is one of the key features for this stunning sumptuous  dining room.  Also the gilded Louis XVI dining chairs really stand out from the muted almost monogram color palette. The crystal chandelier, the gilded clock  further emphosis the wow factor and luxury feel. So our suggestions here to crrate a formal dining room: invest in a good-quality dining table setting and choose furnishings to compliment the dining table setting.

 

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2. Have a focal point.

The trick here is to make the table the center of attention, so that your guests are compelled to take a seat and dinner companions are the main focus.  Once the table is situated, arrange all other furnishings and accessories so that they complement this focal point. Also read this article on tables-capes.

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We love this refined combined with rustic look. It’s truly a lay-back space with a high style thanks to the comfy slippery chair, the rustic wood table and floral wallpaper.

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The pink fresh roses on the table , soothe blue fabric on the dining chairs and plushy pillows on the banquette create such a calming dining setting to invite you to take a seat.

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The wasabi-wasabi like chandelier and the long wood table are casual, relaxing with a big style.

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Aren’t you thrilled to be invited to sitting around this polish dining setting.

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comfy and glamorous

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The focal point is…

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3. Gold bold  with colors and surface treatments.

Unique colors and textures completely transform a space by  creating  interesting textures and surfaces in the major horizontal planes: the floor, the table, and the ceiling.

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This high-gloss bright blue wall finish makes this dining room stand out .

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We love the silver-leaf ceiling treatment which looks elegant and bounce light around.

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a scenic tapestry on the wall can be a conversation starter.

4. Mix and Match.

Mixing and matching  furnishings, lighting, or artwork is a fun part to design your dining room. It often creates unexpected result and makes the style of the space timeless.

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In this space, six neutral dining chairs are contrasted by two zebra print armchairs.

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We love how the tradition crystal chandelier contrasts with super modern dining table and chairs to make the space so fresh and fashion-forward.

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This minimalism chandelier makes the traditional dining room decor look so fresh and interesting.

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Again, the mid-century modern chandilioer inject playfuness to this traditional dining room.

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The gold modern chandelier brings youthfulness to a traditional dining room.

 

5. Always looking for custom furnishings.

We assume you want to have a dining room  unlike any other. So please always look for  custom furnishings. A one-of-a-kind table or unique chairs will help a dining room stand out. The custom, live-edge wood table is the focal point of this space

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The custom, live-edge wood table is the focal point of this space.

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Lee Radziwill’s Chic Paris’s Pied-à-terre

Couple of days ago, i wrote about Lee Radzwill’s (March 3rd 1933–Feb. 15th 2019)New York apartment.   You can click here to read the story.    Lee Radzwill is a former European princess and actress, socialite, interior decorator, sister of the late Jacqueline Lee Bouvier Kennedy Onassis (1994).  She  owned properties in New York, London and Paris.  Each home really reflects her personalities as a style icon.  Today, I am going to show you her Paris pied-à-terre, her love at first sight.   Overlooking  Avenue Montaigne with a view of the Eiffel Tower, the home was originally decorated by Christian Liaigre,  it is perhaps one of the most iconic Parisian abodes of the 20th century.  Her Paris home was featured three times on magazines, Vogue in 2003,  ELLE Decor in 2009 and Times in 2013 and it had being evolved each time.

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We can see the style in her Paris apartment is very different from her New York home. As herself said of her New York apartment :” but it’s extremely full. So it’s wonderful to have the contrast [in Paris] of having it totally Zen, totally peaceful. In what other city do you find doves outside your window…”   All of the furniture in her Paris home is clean-lined, yet there are gilded antique mirrors, gilded coffee tables, floral upholstery ,tons of artworks and books and a lot of detailed soft touches.  Her interiors are just like the way she dressed—modern , elegant and chic, yes American chic.

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Elle Decor 2013. Don’t you love these chinoiserie patterned fabric?  This is her favorite Chinoiserie Le Manach fabric which brings the soul, feminity and elegance to the room.
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This is the real-estate photo when the house was put on sale several years ago.
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Another real-estate photo when the house was put on sale several years ago.
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Obviously, pink is her favorite color.  With a large amount of creams and whites in the back ground,  mixed patterns of stripes, chinoiserie played off with pink on the sofa..  It is just such an elegant and peaceful place you want to wind down.
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Again, pink, stripe pattern, plant artworks, florals, neutrals for the  background and the sunshines… I would love to just sit here for the whole day watching doves flying by.
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Chic, chic, chic…
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A true style icon.
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7 Ways to Dress Up Your Breakfast Nook

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Breakfast nook is such a cozy place where the family can hang out casually at any time during the day.  Maybe it can be your great work station if you just happen to work at home.  My favorite part is sitting in a sun-soaked nook area and look out of the windows in the earlier mornings and evenings.  In Southern California, the views of greeneries and flowers in the garden are always stunning.   For most people, this is the place to start and finish the day.  Therefore, we have to make it beautiful to enjoy and cozy to relax.  Here are 5 ways to create such a casual elegant nook:

  1. Build a tufted banquette  along the window and throw in some fun pillows;
  2. Have different styles of chairs along the breakfast table by using different textiles, patterns and colors.  But make sure to still keep everything cohesive;
  3. Use some cool wallpapers or wall treatment techniques to make this area outstanding and special;
  4. Choose an over-sized chanderlier to make a statement and make the space intimate;
  5. Have fresh flowers to light up your mood.
  6. You may have to do some garden works to keep the beautiful outdoor scenery.
  7. Make the ceiling unique.  Therefore, you are not only able to look out but also to look up.  How fun it is!