Top 4 Home Trends in 2021

If you plan to refresh your home this year, there are some home trends you may want to pay attention to. We have seen these 4 top trends in the past several months that has gained population in home design.

  1. Cozy and Relaxed
The neutral color schemes with subtle pops of color on accessories and artwork create a calming and layered interior.

The neutral color schemes with subtle pops of color on accessories and artwork create a calming and layered interior.

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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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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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House Tour–A Sophisticated Houston Home with a Perfect Mixing-and-Matching Style

This clean-lined classical 1920 restored house in Houston caught our eye when when we were searching some fresh home inspiration earlier this morning.


Gorgeous manicured landscaping makes the house stands out.

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House Tour—a Magical British Colonial Stunner in Florida


Celebrity Manhattan decorator Celerie Kemble decorated  a stunning new home for a couple.  The house is situated on the waterfront in Naples, Florida.  What really caught our eye are its indoor-outdoor flow, its details and a dream color palette.



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Project of the Day—Large-Format Tile Applications in Our Project

Many years ago, we already started to use large-format tiles from Italy since their designs are always stunning and fashion-forward with elegance.

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7 Ways to Design Wellness at Home I

With most of us staying at home over 7 weeks, we more and more realize how important our home is to us, specially a healthy home. By this coming Friday, some businesses in California will be re-open. But we know it will take a while to go back the normal. And  one of the facts of the new normal is that we will  still have to  spend more time at home. That being said, it may be a good idea to think a little bit deeper on how to create a home environment that makes us feel relaxing, soothing, comfortable and healthy.  Rooms that inspire wellness create more comfortable and livable space for our daily routines.  So, a  healthy home is the foundation for a healthy life.

From today, we are going to talk 7ways to design wellness at home

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Color of Lilac

I was  on the webinars,zooms and Instagram lives all day.  I kind of like this life style since I don’t have to drive to anywhere. But, I had to agree that it did take a lot of energy to be on all-day webinars.


One of the good things is that I was able to do some yoga poses in my backyard in the beautiful sunset.

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5 Beautiful Backsplash Ideas

We recently got some requests on specifying kitchen backsplash tiles. We think it will be a good idea to put together some of our favorites here  in case you are landing on our blog today and happen to look for some cool ideas.

1. Chevron
If you love the timeless look of subway tile but are looking for something trendy with a little more character, chevron tiles might be your choice.  Chevron tile design takes a subway tile backsplash to new levels with dimensions and interest.



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An Airy, Light and Elegant Modern Home

We came across this glamorous house and  fell in love with the interiors immediately. Why?  Because the interiors are  airy, bright , clean-lined yet still have right doses of sophistication  and classical elements.  The home feels livable,  and not over-stuffed.  So, that being said, let’s take a look together.

Classical Black-and-White Checkered Marble Flooring at the entrance really excites our eye and breaks away from the all  hardwood flooring, which injectc freshness, high-style and interests to the home.

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Also what makes this home young, fashion-forward and glamorous are those clear crystal Lucite furniture.  And wait, did you see that awesome geometric pattern on the ceiling—kind of similar to  the pattern on the flooring.

The archway adds interest architecture element to this home.
Pink in the artwork adds a touch of soft pop color–playful, romantic and fresh.
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21.5″ Wide Velvet Side Chair

21.5" Wide Velvet Acylic Side Chair

22” Wide Linen Armchair

22'' Wide Linen acrylic Armchair

Gracinha 21” Wide Side Chair

Gracinha 21'' Wide acrylic Side Chair
Show-stopping, a head-turning accent chair is unique in every way. The combination of bountiful, white sheepskin and clear, acrylic legs will steal your heart.

Tristan 19″ Wide Genuine Leather Side Chair

Tristan 19" Wide Genuine Leather acrylic Side Chair

Tristan Genuin Leather Upholstered Wingback Side Chair

Henriques 28” Wide Velvet Barrel Chair

Henriques 28'' Wide Velvet acrylic Barrel Chair

Then, here comes pale French   blue on kitchen island —soft and light. Shimmering pearl backsplashes are elegant and chic, echoing the translucent Lucite furniture.  Brass trims on the range-hood, pendants and metal fame of the bar chairs elevate the whole kitchen.

We love a touch of brass on the hardware.

Then here is blue geometric patterned built-in banquette talks to the blue kitchen island.

a cozy and soothing breakfast nook.

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24″ Counter Stool

Counter & Bar Stool

Counter & Bar Stool
Perfectly tailored in crisp white linen upholstery, the tri-leg, barrel back Cruise counter stool exudes mid-century mod style and attitude. Its durable hardwood frame, dressed in matte burl veneer, features a formidable t-stretcher and brass ferrule hardware.

27″ Counter Stool


Such a great design on a wet-bar–simple, drama yet elegant.

We love the Lucite bar stools and gorgeous brass wall sculpture art installation.

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Reva Bar & Counter Stool


Helsinki 29″ Bar Stool


Delfina 27.25″ Bar Stool

Delfina 27.25" Bar Stool

Gerald 25″ Counter Stool

26" Counter Stool
Gerald 25" Counter Stool

26″ Counter Stool

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Blomus 65193 29-Inch Wall-Mounted Wine Bottle Holder


Wine Cellar Innovations Revue 12 Bottle Wall Mounted Wine Rack, 4 FT, Single Deep, Silver, Modern Wine Storage, Earthquake Resistant


Ultra Wine Racks Cork Out Modern Wine Storage 3 Foot (Chrome)


Ultra Wine Racks Wall Mounted Wine Racks (4 Foot 1 Deep, Wrinkle Black)


VintageView W Series One-Sided Floating Wine Rack Kit (21 Bottles, Satin Black) Stylish Modern Wine Storage with Label Forward Design


VintageView Wall Series (7 Ft) – 63 Bottle Wall Mounted Wine Bottle Rack Kit (Satin Black) Stylish Modern Wine Storage with Label Forward Design


The white-on-white color palette and all open-selfing concept make this walk-in closet light, airy. The upholstered ottoman with acrylic legs make a big fashion statement here.

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Inspired Home Vicky Velvet Ottoman Acrylic X-Leg – Grey

Inspired Home Vicky Velvet Ottoman Acrylic X-Leg - Grey

Blue, pink and cream create such a relaxing, sophisticated color palette in the master bedroom.

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Inspired Home Vicky Velvet Bench Acrylic X-Leg – Black

Inspired Home Vicky Velvet Bench Acrylic X-Leg - Black

Tryrion Clear / Grey Velvet Bench

Modern bench with velvet upholstery and clear acrylic with brushed brass details, clear finish.
Modern bench with velvet upholstery and clear acrylic with brushed brass details, clear finish.