Home Tour–A Modern Classic Dallas Home with Edge

 

We are impressed by how the design team transformed this 1980s Georgian-style home with high glamor and edge while  keeping  its classical bone.  The house was originally designed by local architect Paul Turney and built to such a high level. So the design team decided just to add new flooring and windows with larger panes, an iron stair rail in lieu of a more traditional wooden version, and a stone surround for the front door rather than tearing down the original structure.  Other changes include opening up the kitchen and incorporating  an adjacent family room, reconfiguring the master bathroom and adding  a covered back patio for easier outdoor living.  Here are highlights of our favorite spaces. Let’s take a tour together.

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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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A Modern Classic Dining Room by KHK Designs

 

We designed this modern classical dining room a while several years ago. The client was more into the elegance and sophistication of tradition style but would like to have a more modern and clean-lined look. Besides choosing simplified classical furnishings with modern twists, we kept walls as clean possible to provide a perfect backdrop for all of the traditional furnishings. And we added same wall-color wall trims to create depth and dimension. Continue reading

A Glamorous Modern Classic Home in Dallas

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We came cross one of Jane Showers’ Dallas projects this morning and amazed how she was able to use mixing-and-matching approach to bring in freshness and interest while still keeping her signature style—classical, elegant, feminine and modern.

PROJECT DETAILS

Project:
Preston Hollow Estate
Location:
Dallas, Texas
Size:
10,000 sq. ft.
Architect:
J. Wilson Fuqua

Here are several highlights which really drew us in:

1. Killer color palette of silky white and pink.

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Peek inside of Celebrities’ Home through iHeart Living Room Concert

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Did you watch iHeart Living Room Concert hosted by  Elton John  last Sunday? The concert was to help combat the current coronavirus pandemic.  If not, you can watch the whole concert by clicking here.

The concert was pretty awesome.  The star-studded benefit featured at-home performances by the likes of Alicia Keys, Camila Cabello and Shawn Mendes, Dave Grohl and more. Tim McGraw, Green Day‘s Billie Joe Armstrong and Sam Smith also performed, while Demi Lovato, Lizzo and Lady Gaga made special appearances during the evening encouraging fans with messages of hope and positivity.

For us, we are also very excited to see a little bit how these celebrities live and what their living rooms look like. Read on to see our 9 takeaways on how these Celebrities’ live.

1. The navy blue sofas are the most popular ones in these celebrities home.

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Alicia Keys’ mid-century navy blue tufted sectional is chic, comfy and stylish. An orange pillow just adds a perfect pop of color. The navy blue in the artwork over the sectional and her piano continue the blue theme. Then a wood oval mid century modern coffee-table breaks the navy blue theme and let the eye take a rest.
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Green Day‘s Billie Joe Armstrong’s super comfy and plush navy blue sofa in his home studio. We love the same color patterned pillows on his sofa.

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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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9 Ideas to Decorate Your Home with Books in High Style

If you have a lot of books just like us and often wonder where  you put your ever-growing collection once you’ve run out of space on your shelves, please bear this thought in your mind that books don’t just belong to your home library.  That being said, yes,   you can use books to decorate your home in creative ways.   And yes, decorating your home with books can bring a soul and add a tasteful artsy flair to your home, making your home come alive with full of personality.  Plus, Interesting books intrigue a conversation  when you have guests come over or calm you down when you are home alone.   Today, we are going to share 9 ideas to decorate your home with books in high style and purposeful ways.

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An entry is where you want to wow your guests but at the same time to make them feel inviting and warm.  A stack of books have a magical power to ground any space. So  displaying beautifully covered large-format books together with stunning collectable decor objects and artwork in your entry often can help achieve this goal.  The key here is to choose large books with beautiful  cover design and colors that  nicely contrast or are  cohesive with the rest of the house.

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A stack of black-and-white books  echo the black-framed artwork above to create a neat yet chic entry vignette.
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23 Glamorous Home Libraries That Cheer you Up

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A stylish home library is everybody’s ultimate dream.  It is a place where we unwind and relax with some good readings.  It doesn’t matter your style is modern, BoHo, traditional or anything in between, read on to get inspired for creating your own unique reading nook.

  1. White-on-white color palette creates neutral-themed room that is chill and calming. with neutral decor, you can play with texture and subtle patterns—even a micro-print stands out when the rest of the room is monochrome.
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All of the paneling and trim work adds a touch of elegance and sophistication to this white-on-white library. We love this curved modernized sofa against a curved wall which not only maximizes the usage of the space but also is super stylish. The French sofa frame and trims on the chairs give this room a tailored look.

 

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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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Home Tour—-Whimsy + Modern Chic + East Coast Sophistication

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With Spring  approaching, we are more obsessed to light and airy home interiors. And what really made us want to talk about today’s home(located at Park Ave.), besides its lightness, is its way to masterfully bring past and present together with the charm of East Coast sophistication.

This  Park Avenue abode gets an airy update by American renowned interior design firm Kemble Interiors. Celerie Kemble, the founder of  Kemble Interiors, is well known for her signature style of whimsy and color. And we will say her style also embraces maximal-ism since she is very detail-oriented in a classical way. But when she took the project with her design partner, they really listened and  incorporated  client’s minimalism aesthetic in the design and created this  whimsical  modern chic East Coast home. Let’s take look at this home together:

  1. Airy Color Palette: white-on-white wall paints with modernized classical chinoisorie and striped wallpaper treatments on the accent walls.
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The wall paints, the furniture, the lamp shades and flooring are in a harmonious elegant light color palette of white,  cream, blush  and light brown while the brass on the lighting fixtures and coffee tables  add touch of glamor.  Greenery and fresh flower arrangements make this living space alive.  The colors in furnishings of this living room actually were pulled out from a modernized chinoiserie wallpaper on a accent wall.  What we want to mention here is the modern classical chandelier hanging over the living room ceiling, if this is a west coast home, this light fixture might go super minimalism style.  This is where we see the decor difference between East Coast and West Coast.
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Chinoisorie wallpaper nicely contrasts with modern furniture.

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2. Bring the past and present together : One of the way to bring the past and present together is to modernize classical furniture and let them stand out in a light muted  backdrop.

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The black wall mirror, console are streamlined classical pieces with details. Same are two acrylic Louis XVI chairs flunking the console.  A modern gold-leaf chandelier in this foyer truly makes a statement.

 

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3. Pop of subtle warm colors to make this home inviting.

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We love this green velvet on both wall treatments and chairs in the dining room, which is contrasting with a crisp white elliptical dining table, white floors and white ceiling.

 

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Warm muted dark orange and brown on the pleated to-the-floor drapery panels and desk chairs elevate this all-white study and add a touch of sophistication. The chevron-patterned area rug is the star in this study.

 

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4. Art and hand-made furniture makes huge difference

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The trim on the edge of the white tufted bench echos with the tapestry atop of it.

 

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5. A banquette in a kitchen is an effective way to bring the style and comfy to a kitchen.

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We love this light  blush channeled banquette—it is stylish and easy on the eyes. The artwork on the wall make this all-white kitchen interesting.

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