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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Peek Inside of US Navy Hospital Ship Comfort

The USNS comfort (T-AH-20) is the world’s biggest hospital ship and it’s currently heading to the New York harbor where it’s intended to free up hospital beds in the greater new York region .The US Navy’s mammoth floating hospital USNS Comfort was sent to New York after 9/11.  The idea is that this ship, which hosts 1,000 beds, 12 operating rooms and up to 1,200 doctors, nurses and medical specialists, will be taking on non-coronavirus patients, allowing hospitals to focus on the most critical ones suffering from the virus.

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In more recent years, she was used during Hurricane Maria and for the Venezuelan refugee crisis.

 

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The huge vessel boasts one of the largest trauma facilities in the United States, complete with four functioning X-Ray machines, a CAT Scan unit, a full dental suite, optometry lens laboratory, physical therapy center, pharmacy, angiography suite and two oxygen-producing plants.  It is not only a floating hospital, it’s a floating hospital that is likely better equipped than the brick and mortar one in your town.

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Although the Comfort, and its sister ship that serves as the class’ namesake, the Mercy, are U.S. Navy ships, they come equipped with no offensive capabilities whatsoever, and exist solely to provide care to those in need on a level unrivaled by any other expeditionary organization.  The vessel began its life in 1976 as a San-Clemente class oil tanker named the SS Rose City.  It was converted and renamed in a ceremony on December 1st of 1987, when it began its new life in support of humanitarian operations the world over.

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6 Ideas for Your Chic Easter Tablescape

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Easter is a time for bunnies,  eggs,  blossoms, color, celebration and a chance to refresh and welcome spring.   This year, Easter falls on Sunday, April 12. And you still have time to  plan the pieces to display for your Easter setting and tables-cape.

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From bunny themed dinnerware, flatware, to adorable treats, cake-stands,  glass figurines, pastels, bight colors, and luxurious fabric, today we are going to share 6 ideas to bright up your Monday.

  1. Pastels—the mood is soft, tranquil and inviting.

Because Easter occurs in spring, the colors of flowers and flowering tree blossoms are often in the range considered “pastel”. Light blues, turquoise, yellow, green, pink, white, and lavender are all examples of such colors. Also, light orange or coral colors and light shades of turquoise are pastel Easter colors.

 

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2. Display of bunny figurine to  create a touch of festivity.

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3. Easter egg ornaments—old-wold or chic, modern and ultra-sophisticated bring us a lot of fun to play with.

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4. Bunny-themed flatware and dinnerware  put you in a such light and playful mood.

 

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5. Floral-themed plates and romantic and sophisticated, bringing in outdoor garden inside.

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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.

In an  Entry:

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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A stack of black-and-white books pick up  black from the artwork and urn bases.

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15 Well Designed Rooms Featuring with Rich Earth Tones

We all love  to cozy up in a moody room enveloped with rich earth colors that make us feel safe, warm and comforting. Vibrant oranges and yellows, cozy reds, sunny yellows, sultry greys, and earthy browns infuse spaces with energy and warmth, two things that are always good to have in a room, no matter the season.   Today, we are going to share 15 gorgeous rooms featuring with these warm colors that make us feel happy all day long and year around.

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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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50 Chic Breakfast Nook Ideas I

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we all feel that a formal dining room can feel too fancy for everyday use while a breakfast nook is meant to be comfortable, approachable, and conducive to intimate conversations and meals.  Whether it’s a banquette in the corner of a kitchen  an inviting   dining set-up in front of eye-catching bay windows, or an unique table setting  in the center of a kitchen, breakfast nooks are the perfect way to add color, texture and style to your home.  Therefore, you can start your day here in a cheerful mood. We put 50 chic breakfast nook ideas together here and you may see and learn  how  your are going to create your own , showcase your  aesthetic and celebrate the joy of sharing an intimate meal with family.

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A build-in banquette is a fantastic way to add more seats, storage  and style to a breakfast nook. The setting often creates very chic, relaxing and inviting vibes.
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We love this old wood dining table pairing with colorful BoHo pillows to create a very fresh and cheerful mood. And of course, who wouldn’t love a lot of fresh flowers?
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The built-in banquette provides expansive seating by the window without taking too much space. It’s quiet and serene by just sitting here.

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3 Takeaways on How to Create a Happy Place—a Review On the Design of Elle Decor Cafe 2020

We came across an article this morning about Elle Decor Cafe 2020 in Plaza Hotel New York  and immediately fell in love with the unique decor that is modern, youthful, feminine and chic yet still keeping  a old-world charm. Not surprisingly, the make-over design work is by renowned interior designer Sasha Bikoff whose design, in our opinion, is very UN-American—out-of-box, playful, chic and romantic in a very lady-like way. Since today is Friday, we want to talk about the design of this pretty cafe and hope to bring some weekend cheers to you.

The ELLE Decor Café at the Plaza is located at the famed Rose Club, which was once a popular venue for entertainers like Billie Holiday, Bob Hope, Liza Minnelli, and Kay Thompson. Along with showcasing her passion for energetic, global-inspired interiors, Bikoff reimagined the iconic space to reflect its rich jazz roots.

1. color Palette: “Since the Plaza is such a happy, colorful, monumental place, it was really important that I used a light color. We did have these more traditional jewel tones, but I wanted to brighten up the space with pink and lavender to balance all of the wood paneling. One really wonderful thing is that the ceiling lights can turn purple, so it worked out perfectly that I had a fabric that was red (a connection to the Rose Club) and lavender (a connection to the lights on the ceiling).”—Sasha Bikoff

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We love the interplay between  pink  and rouge to create such  a happy and romantic atmosphere.

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2. Mix old-world charm architecture with modern  furniture to create a fun and timeless moment.

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The modern furniture injects a very youthful energy to this historical club.
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Stylish bar chairs pairing with an ornate bar counter create a very fresh feel.

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7 Ways to Incorporate Antiques to Interiors

Antiques can add depth, personality and timelessness to any interiors. There are 7 ways to incorporate antique to your spaces.

1. Start small.

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This small ornate antique mirror is very interesting and whimsical and has a nice contrast with the contemporary wall paneling.

 

2 . Have a new lamp-shade or reupholster an antique piece to make it look chic and fresh.

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The new pleated  silk trimmed lamp shade gives a new life to this antique ceramic table-lamp.
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We particularly love this wide green banding at the bottom of the lamp-shade and it adds a touch of fresh elegance to an aged object.
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A newly reupholstered French salon sofa looks fresh and chic.

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3. Always pair antiques with fresh flowers.

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Fresh flowers give antique a new life.

4. Mix and match pieces from different eras.

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The Magical Power of Fresh Floral Arrangement

We  have being enjoyed the nice sunny weather recently  in SoCal. With approaching the end of Feb, it is the  time to plan  refreshing home for  Spring.  One of the magical way to fresh up home is to simply bring in fresh flowers and plants.

 

 

We recently visited Blackman Cruz.  When we stepped into  the showroom,  a large fresh flower arrangement over a hand-made stone vase greeted us and make us so happy.

 

 

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We love how the beautiful delicate flowers play with a antique console, sculpture and vase by the entrance.
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In the showroom, there were a row of  floral arrangements in the the newly designed resin vases.
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We love how the artist arranged the flowers in such a fresh and relaxing way.
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On the second floor, a fresh floral arrangement in a hand-made Mexico ceramic vase atop of an antique console lights up the dark  corridor.
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The colors on the flowers make you feel so cheerful.

 

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Interestingly, with the presence of the fresh flowers, we started to pay attention to the craftsmanship of these antique case-goods.

 

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It looks like that we really cannot get enough of this beautiful vignette.

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