Tour A Jewel-box Like Showroom of Alison Lou in Manhattan’s Upper East

Are you ready for some jewel tones for this holiday season? Is red your favorite color? Well, we recently came across the new Alison Lou showroom in Mahattan’s Upper East designed by the famed designer Sasha Bikoff and fell in love with all of the jewel tones she used for this showroom. Let’s take a look together.

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A Day in Little Tokyo / Art District

 

Last weekend we did a small walk in China Town, DTLA.  It’s quite amazing experience and we quite like the authenticity of China Town and cannot wait to go back to get some Dim-sum.  This weekend we decided to visit Little Tokyo to check out what life look like during Post-COVID19. 

Little Tokyo also known as Little Tokyo Historic District, is an ethnically Japanese American district in downtown Los Angeles and the heart of the largest Japanese-American population in North America. With roots dating to the 1880s, Little Tokyo is a major cultural and civic center for Japanese Americans living in Southern California.  It is one of  only three official Japan towns in the United States.   Before COVID-19, we often came here to visit museums, restaurants, bars and all kinds of art events.  Read on for our walking tour today in Little Tokyo.

 

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Tour a Comfy Modern Farm House in Arizona

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We sure have talked a lot about modern farm house style  since the beginning of this year.  So far, we still cannot get over it thanks to the airy, light-filled vibe, crisp white paints , warm muted different shades of gray, green, blush, natural elements such as rattern furnishings and relaxing upholstered sofas. What’s more interesting is the way how today’s modern farm houses mix and match different styles to make the spaces timeless.

Today we will take you to tour a modern farm house in Arizona. We love the overall vibe of this house—bright, clean, crisp, stream-lined yet warm, grounded and livable.  Here are the highlights of our favorite spaces.

 

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Tour a Classic Pre-War NYC Apartment With a Modern and Clean-Line Vibe

 

I was trying to get some design inspiration after another  long day filled with  zoom meetings.   Then  I was pleased to find this adorable apartment with a classical bone and modern touches all over the house.  Here are the highlights of our favorite spaces.

 

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We love the neutral tone in this entry.  The sleek black-top console is perfect for this narrow hallway while the artwork featured with  ocean injects calming and expansive feel. The leopard running on the stairs is for sure the super star here—chic and glamorous.

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Pops of Color in Your Kitchen Appliances

One of the secrets to make a happy kitchen besides natural light is to bring pops of color to kitchen.  When designing a kitchen or contemplating a color palette, most people’s first thoughts go to the cabinets, countertops and backsplashes. And not without good reason, as these elements can dominate the space and will likely stay in it for many years.

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We love this blush, green and brass combo.

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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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Tour An Ethereal New York City Loft With A West Coast Vibe

 

Home in West Coast is all about light, airy and coziness.  A pristine loft apartment with soaring ceilings and monumental windows in a historic 19th-century building in NYC  was just transformed into a cozy West -Coast-like home. Here are the highlights of our favorites.

 

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The loft is full of natural light. So the earthy elements such as wood panelings were introduced to anchor this light-filled space. We love this  mixed-media piece by Thea Djordjadze  over the console.  A stump stool is just adorable.  The take-away design lesson here is to have the master artwork and unique furnishings  in the entry to create that wow factor while using earthy elements to delivery an inviting and understated feel.

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7 Ways to Update Your Home at the Time of Post-Covid19

With  hunkering  down  at  home for so long, we all are so desperate to expect something new, exciting and inspirational particularly in our home.  Chances are most of us probably  will spend most of time at home in the near future.  With opening of most of businesses, we were able to visit some home decor showrooms recently just to please our eye.  The feeling is fresh and great!  And of course, we wore the facial cover and kept social distance all the time during the visits.   So here are some our takes to update your home to inspire and cheer you up  during  post-covid19.

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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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Hiking In Nature

The weekend hiking is always such a get-away for us particularly  after we had hiked and camped so long  in our backyard during this pandemic crisis. Well, it is also good to see people start to appreciate more nature and really focus on their well being. We have never seen the trails are packed with so many crowds before by the beaches, in the mountains and deep in the forests and parks.  We human beings always feel good when we are close to nature.  And we often find stunning colors and scenery that make us super excited when we explore nature.

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