Today is the last day of August, 2020. And fall is approaching. Nature always knows the best colors to please our mood in the season. Plum, dark red, dark purple, indigo, brown, all beautiful warm rich jewel-tones inspire us to create a fall-themed fantasy.Continue reading
Trends come and go in fashion and interior design. The most important thing is to have your own touch and your own personality. But the number one thing here is to be curious, open-minded and to be exposed to all kinds of things. More often, you will start to appreciate things that are so different from your point of view.
When design this modern living room, our thought is to make it minimalism in the form but keep it fun and full of character by introducing some classical elements like chinoisere wallpaper, silky pastel plush pillows to have that glamour and softness.Continue reading
TGIF! It is just another busy week–designing, specifying, placing order , following-up and yes , tons, tons of paperwork. And weird enough that there are people out there whom we can only communicate through emails. Anyway, we all definitely need some inspiration. Lucky enough, we found these awesome rooms when we browsed internet today. So sit back and enjoy:Continue reading
Today we continue Things We Love series. If you haven’t read our series 1, you can click here to learn more. At this pandemic time, it has never been so important to create a home we can truly enjoy and appreciate, a home that is calming and energizing us at the same time. The color of July is bright red. Heavy on the chroma and attitude, the color of bright red is exactly what the world needs to keep moving forward. It is the classic in fashion and definitely can add excitement to an interior space, or exterior for that matter, with the warmth of its undertone. We particularly love the idea to add a splash of bright color at an entry. A bright red decorated entry is filled with symbolism including entry to happiness and good fortune, as a portal of welcome, and signaling a place of nourishment and safe haven.
We all need a little bit inspiration with the current pandemic situation. Today we will take you to a gorgeous modernized Spanish colonial house in West Hollywood and it is filled with amazing art and color. This beautiful home is owned by music and fashion industry veteran Kent Belden and husband Dr. Louis Re and designed by AD 100 Brigette Romanek. We first met Barigette in one of the seminars she spoke on design week in PDC. She is such a warm, nice, approachable elegant lady and her design is often vibrant, fashion-forward and unexpected. Here are some of our highlights from the house.
Think about your 4th July celebration? We know that we will continue to stay at home and enjoy our backyard life besides earlier morning hiking. Just in case you have a similar plan, we will kick off our 4th July outdoor series from today. Why not? It’s summer time. New design styles and ideas for outdoor living is blooming like no time particularly under the current pandemic crisis. Read on for our thoughts on sprucing up your outdoor living game.
- Chicken coops are a thing now.
Can you believe that Mother’s Day is just around the corner. And if you are busy with Zoom conferences just like us, we have some fresh ideas for your Mother’s Day tables capes since we are all about to celebrate every special moment to stay cheerful. Plus, our quantize life is about to end. So just relax and read on.
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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
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.
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.
With closing down of state and county parks, beach fronts in California , once again, we will have to spend more time in our home. The human nature is that the longer you stay in one place, the more you start to focus on every details. And that may drive you crazy. Our experience is that maybe it is time for you to do something. Rather than just staring at something that is not pleasing to the eye, do something about it–de-cluttering, re-organizing and creating something beautiful. So at the end of the day, you can at least take a break and enjoy your labor fruits. Read on to learn how bring more fun to your family room in style.
1. Take advantage of your view if you are lucky to have one.
Please, please free up your space in front of your windows or your patio door if you happen to have a view of a beautiful garden, a meadow, magical mountains, breath-taking ocean or deep green forest. In the photo above, we love how the blue velvet sofa sits against a wall and oversees the outdoor view. The trick here is those two striped upholstered X-benches. They will not block your outdoor views. Rather, they provide flexible seating options.
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2. Have a corner table setup
One of benefits of having a corner table-set up in your family room is that it is able to use the dead space in the corner and creates a new activity zone (such as game table)for the whole family. You know we all have that feeling when we sit around a table in Starbucks and we intend to be able to focus on our reading or our work although it is pretty noisy in the surroundings. And fun part is that you can add your own decor style and personality.
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3. Low-slung sofas and chairs often open your family room more.
These low-slung sofa and chairs in the above two pictures open up smaller family room spaces and create very chilled lay-back vibes.
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4. Have a ping-pong table or pool table if you space allows.
Turns an unused formal dining room into the ultimate hangout space.
Wouldn’t be fun to have a pool table right behind of your family room seating area?
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