Spring Blooms

We visited a little botanic garden yesterday. At a first look, it seems that there is nothing happening. But when we turned around and took a close look, then magical just happened. We saw the beautiful spring flowers with the most amazing color and shape are quietly blooming in the soft late afternoon spring sunshine. Then we found more and more amazing spring blooms almost on every single branch. We were puzzled that why we didn’t see them at all at the very beginning. Maybe we have to quiet our mind first and then able to see the beautiful things that we can’t see when we are in a hurry or when we feel anxious. This philosophy also applies when we design our home. When there are too many options and we just don’t know which one to choose, maybe it is the time for us to step back and take a deep breath, just ask ourselves a simple question: which one pleases my mind?

Here are some of the photos we took from yesterday’s visit. Please enjoy!

Nature has the most amazing colors. We love this blueish purple. The different shades of blue and purple make a fashion-forward interior.

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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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Happy Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day. We tried backyard picnic, backyard cocktails, backyard BBQ and ShabyShabu. So for this Mother’s Day weekends, we decided to try something special and different— charcuterie boards paired with some wines.  That way, we could really slow down, chill out and enjoy every small bite.

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A Beautiful Light-a-Light Event by David Monn

Guys, TGIF! It looks like that  we have been busier than our normal life before quarantine. Hope  you finally slow down and have some guilty pleasures such as doing nothing or having a cocktails with a little sugar on this Friday.

I always look forward to each Friday simply because I can spend more time in my backyard for meditation, stretching  or just laying on the grass listening  to some beautiful music.

And this Friday is quite special because we participated David Monn’s Light-a-Light event.   David Monn , the founder and CEO of David Monn, LLC, is  a renowned New York event master planner. Monn has been responsible for organizing and producing a variety of prominent events at locations like the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the New York Public Library, Guggenheim Museum, among others. His work is truly breath-taking.

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9 Beautifully Landscaped Home Garden

Probably at this strange time,  the best getaway for some of us is a beautifully landscaped home garden.  I came across some stunning home gardens when I browsed internet today  and would love to share 9 of them that we fall in love with.

We love to see how lemon trees, olive trees, agave, other greenery  and flowers  add texture and color in these gardens.

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Blue Fortune’ hyssop flowers bloom in a Minneapolis garden.  Photo: Oberto Gili

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Happy Earth Day

2020 is marked 50th year of anniversary of Earth Day.  This is a day that we demonstrate support for environmental protection.

From beautiful cherry blossoms, breath-taking mountain views to dreamy gardens and houses, we all know that what touch our heart deeply are the gifts and blessings from Mother Nature.

We came across  some amazing Earth day posts in our Ins feed this morning and would love to share you guys here on our blog.

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Happy Earth Day

 

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Spring Moments in the Backyard

 

When I am writing this blog, I am playing   @dnice IG live in the background. I truly don’t know what’s  American quarantine’s life like  without @dice Club Quarantine. I am grateful that he makes everyone feel upbeat, connected and belonging. Now it is one of our rituals to dress up for @dnice IG live  parties on Saturdays.

 

Well, spring 2020 is quite different.  We used to go to different design shows, natural reserves, concerts, galleries, public gardens, flower shows… And this year, we spent most of time in our backyard. Here are some of  my spring moments in my backyard.

 

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“Spring work is going on with joyful enthusiasm.”—-John Muir

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Our Quarantine Life on Saturdays

One of the things we are trying to do now is to find a little bit joy in every special moment. Here are things we are doing today from our morning workout, backyard garden, flower tea making, home-made cocktails, shabushabu and etc… . And this is live blog. So  please come back for update.

 

Morning Workout

It is truly a time for us to double down our wellness to boost our immunity, metal health and fitness. And we feel it is also important to have a routine workout despite all of public gyms are closed.

 

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Our Backyard Easter Celebration

Happy Monday!  Hope you all had a wonderful Easter weekend.  As usual, we hosted another backyard cocktails last weekend.  But this time is for Easter. And yes, we had some eggs which we dyed them naturally by using blueberries and beets. Instead the bright typical Easter colors, we want sort of organic vibes.

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Global Home Tour III–a Sophisticated London Home

Today, we are going to tour  the super stylish Creative Director of VistaJet – the world’s premiere private aviation service – Nina Flohr’s London home.  You can clickhere and here to read the first two episodes of our global home tours.

We love  her jewel-tone warm color palettes, the mix of elegant textile patterns , sumptuous furnishing material finishes and a cozy and laid-back vibe.  Let’s take a look together.

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The subtle gold wall-covering elevates and lights up a narrow hallway . A fresh orange flower arrangement adds a dose of excitement. We love the view in the hallway that is able to see a very elegant drapery on the landing area of the stairs , which hints a sophisticated taste for the rest of the home.

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The almost monogram of color of green creates such an elegant, soothing and luxurious feel while the mustard lounge chair, bright yellow flowers and pink on the artwork truly spice up this lovely living room.  A neutral nature are rug ground the whole space and let the eye take a break from all of the greens here.  The mood here is quiet yet cheerful—a kind of feeling we are all desperate to create for our home.

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