It’s summer time, we all in a vocation mood and often imagine to travel far away and happily roam around in a relaxing island resort. But what about create one for yourself at home. When we came cross this adorable beach bungalow , it made us truly want to travel again. Its all-white paints for the whole house create a restful, serene and calming atmosphere that everyone cannot wait to chill in. We, honestly, still cannot understand why they keep saying white paints are going out of the trend soon. We love white, white paints, white cabinetry, white marble and white linens., etc… The truth is that white is timeless and will be here to stay. The key question here is how you can make a all-white kitchen and house fresh, unique and fun. So, today, let’s tour a breezy beach bungalow that may give you the answer and may make you feel in love with white more.Continue reading
We love the organic feel about this new-built Vancouver home owned by a former Canadian hickory star. The house features understated hues and elegant lines which make the house very warm and inviting. Although it is new built, the house looks like it’s been there ages but with rather relevant modern twists. Here are our favorites.
We love Dakota Johnson’s LA mid-century modern home because there are so many vintage treasurers and the vibe of the house is quite cozy and relaxing. Here are some of our favorites.
We came across this stunning restored mid-century modern villa on Capri when we searched for inspiration from internet today and it makes us truly miss the traveling. Just imagine that “Even in the dead of winter, summer blooms eternal on the island of Capri. As the year winds down, dense rosemary bushes carpet the precipitous hillsides, and orange trees groaning under the weight of ripe fruit perfume now tourist-barren streets.” Well, since we are still not traveling, let’s take a look at this villa together.
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We have developed an appetite for tone-on-tone neutral palettes in the past year. We firmly believe that all these neutrals help create a soothing and relaxing home—the ultimate sanctuary for most of us under the current situation. We find out that if we do it right, the tone-on-tone color scheme will make home interiors high style and timeless. The challenge is often on how to create a monochromatic home that has a depth, dimensions and warmth. We came across this urban Chicago home and fell in love with its aesthetic. Yes, it has varied shades of grays and subtle pops of jewel tones— a perfect case study for a monochromatic home that is fresh, clean, modern yet elegant and sophiticated.
The entry is painted in Benjamin Moore’s Cape May Cobblestone which sets the tone of a crisp, monochromatic palette for the rest of the home. The gray leather on the seats add textures while the dark brown wood flooring evokes a warm feeling. The brass details on the console lamp and the mirror above elevate the entry with a touch of glam. And of course, the loose floral arrangement enlivens the space. You can click here for more ideas on entry design.Continue reading
We have actually developed an appetite for the tonal neutral interiors as we have been going through the whole pandemic thing since last year, particularly those interiors with a lot of natural light. Those homes are truly heavenly sanctuaries that allow us to wind down, relax and rejuvenate. So, when we came across landscaping architect Perry Guillot’s Southampton escape on AD, we feel the similar verve and fell in love with this serene escape–a playhouse with a garden that is inspired by nothing short of cosmos and has tonal white stucco walls. Guillot is known for the artfully restrained gardens he has created for such clients as Tory Burch, Aerin Lauder, and Reed and Delphine Krakoff.
The clipped hollies embrace the main entrance of the playhouse. It looks like the sky is on the earth.
We love how the lush textured sprawling plants contrast with the clean-lined white house.Continue reading
This six-floor, five-bedroom Upper East Side townhouse, owned by by notable art collector and philanthropist Nancy McCormick, a longtime Lawrence client who’s an American Ballet Theatre trustee and founder of the children’s clothing line Florence Fancy, was just redesigned and renovated by Mexican architect Carlos Garciavelez and New York designer David Lawrence. The home is sophiticated and sumptuous.
We love how calming and graceful Venetian plaster walls and hand-embroidered, quilted-cashmere curtains provide a perfect neutral backdrop for patterned furniture and client’s museum-worthy art. The oriental antique area rug has a subtle sheen and patterns to add an extra layer of glam. A cream mid-century chair with the sleek tapered brass legs by the classical fireplace brings in a youthful energy.Continue reading
When we came across this airy SoHo loft on internet today, it is such an eye-opening experience for us. Yes, the magical just happens when the modern Italian design flirts with tradition. Let’s take a look together.
In the foyer, the vintage Billy Baldwin X-bench holding a vintage Gucci bowl sets a whimsical tone for the overall design theme. The floral arrangements in Dior vintage vases are casual,loose yet beautiful. The boar’s skull sculpture and the mirror add character to the foyer. The take-away design lesson in this foyer is to always hunt the things you love and treasure and create special vignettes by layering them up.Continue reading
It is an art to make a home both sophiticated and livable. Luckily, we came across such a home when we searched inspiration today. The house is located in the historic northwest Portland neighborhood of Kings Heights. It took five years to complete the interiors of this 1922 Federal-style 5,400-square-foot house. The design team did such a great work to find a way to make the home feel open…while still respecting the period of the house.
We love the muted white paint on the walls and all of the natural elements from the rug to hanging bags that bring in a touch of nature. The arch doorways , the details on the doors and a framed artwork indicate a sophiticated taste of the owners.Continue reading
We came across this eye-candy home on the internet today and love its simplified classical vibe and neon colors.
The marble floor design is pretty eye-catching and the classical gilded portrait nicely contrasts with the modernity in the entry. Click here to see more entry design ideas.
The chinoiserie painting on this console really shows the top-notch craftsmanship and makes quite a statement in the entry.Continue reading