House Tour–A Newport Beach Abode With A Modern Farmhouse Look

At the beginning of this year, we wrote an article about the trends in 2020 and modern farm house style is one of them.  You can click here to read this article.  Today, we will take you to a Newport Beach house with full of  design  features for a dreamy modern farm house.

The Front of the House

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7 Ways to Design Wellness at Home IV- Home Fragrance for Aromatherapy

We talked about how color, light, plants, air quality, noise reduction..etc affect our well being at home in our recent blog series of 7 Ways to Design Wellness at Home.   You can click here for part Iclick here for part II   , and click here for part III. The more time we spend at home, the more important we feel home is to us.  Today, we are going to talk about one more important factor that will affect how we feel at home—the scent.  We often say Stop to Smell Roses. The sweet and fresh scent of those fresh roses often relaxes us and puts a big smile on our face in a second—that is the magical power of the natural fragrance.  Throughout history, fragrance has been used as a way to delight the senses. Some of the first known uses of fragrances date back to the times of the ancient Egyptians.   The Egyptians began incorporating fragrances and natural plants into ointments and other medical aids. The use of these fragrances and oils for medicinal purposes was the beginning of aromatherapy.  We now use scented candles, herbs, plants and flowers and diffuser to make  our  home smell great, not just for reducing nasty smells, helping clean the air of unwanted smells, but for improving our well being as  aromatherapy.

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Our Memorial Day Backyard Cocktail Party

 

 

We are hosting another BBQ & Cocktail party in our backyard for Memorial Day celebration. From my home to yours, wish you a happy Memorial Day.

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A Day in A Local Outdoor Garden

 

What can be nicer than strolling around a garden in a beautiful sunny day after staying home for so long when it is still the spring season. Some of businesses are re-opening over this Memorial Weekend. So we decided to visit a local  outdoor garden by the coast for some fresh air and pretty blooms.

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Global Home Tour V—A Centuries-old House in Puglia

We all need a comforting escape, specially right now in this strange time.  So, today we are going to take you to a home  in Puglia, Italy.

The house was built  in the 1600s and had been through a five-year renovation.

 

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7 Ideas for Your Memorial Long Weekend

Can you believe that it comes to the end of May so soon and soon fast. It looks like we haven’t really lived the year of 2020 and then the second half is about to start. So, the best we can do is to live our best as much as we can.  In case you need some ideas to make this long weekend truly memorable, we collected some our favorite ideas from Instagram and click each image to learn more.

 

  1. Enjoy a good workout from home.

 

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5 Simple Ways to Spice Up Your Outdoor Living Space

With summer is approaching, you may plan to spend more time in your porch, balcony or backyard although you have probably already spent  quite a lot of time outdoor for this strange quarantine time if you are from California like us. If your are a little bit tired of your outdoor living space and would like to give it a quick makeover, we have a good news for you–there are 5 simple ways that you can do to spice up your outdoor living space right now.

  1. Get some fresh pillows in blue-white, striped pattern, hot pink or elegant neutral. You can simply throw these pillows on your IKEA outdoor chairs or your grandma’s rusted iron Victoria bench, those adorable pillows will bring in a whole new level of energy and cheers to your outdoor space.

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Friday Vibes

 

Another busy week. Time just flies. Hope you all have a fulfilled week. As usual, we chose some of our favorite Friday inspiration from Instagram and share them with you on our blog today.  So have a glass of wine or cocktail, sit back and enjoy:

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This is a dreamy place where we would like to spent  weekends. Don’t you just love theses trimmed pink tablecloth–such a beautiful backdrop for all of the gourmet foods and landscaping on the canal.

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Home Tour—A Moody Victorian in San Francisco

We came across this adorable house today when we searched for some inspiration—it has a classical form and  is bright, light , airy  and youthful with some fun colors and funky collections. This house is an exquisite 1890 Victorian with  adorned exterior, period molding, and original brickwork in San Francisco .  It is owned by candy store co-owner Alan Ledford.  Let’s take a home tour of some of our favorite spaces.

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The Magical Power of Textiles at Home

What makes a house home often is the coziness and warmth that we are feeling. Mid-century modern and stark minimalism have dominated our home furnishing market for a long, long time. When we pay attention to the details of these styles, the interiors usually ,from floor to ceiling, to walls ,  most of furniture are often hard-surfaced. They inevitably give us a very cold feeling. All of the hard-surface can hardly absorb the sounds. But textiles just do the opposite. So if we would like to create a soothing and quiet home, make sure you use different textile applications for our home. Today, we are going to talk about  7 benefits of using textiles at home.

1. They bring in fresh colors, textures and patterns. By doing so, they give depth, dimension and interest to any space. They simply make us feel excited.

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