4 Ideas to Cozy Up Your Home

Today, we are going to talk about 4  solutions that cozy up your  home while elevating your interiors with a touch of sophistication.

  1. Install wallpaper at the entry

It is the entry hall that leaves you with the first impressions of a home, and it is this space that your guests, friends and family get to see first before they explore the rest of the residence. So why not make it warm, inviting and elegant? Wallpaper is coming back huge in 2020 with some really cool modern design.

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And worry about installation? If you would like to install by yourself,  peel and stick removable wallpaper might be one of your your options.

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2. Have a skirted table at the corner of your room.

Well, you don’t need a perfect table, but by dressing it up in your favorite fabric, you will elevate your interiors with a touch of elegance and sophistication in a second. Plus, fabric always makes  us feel warm and inviting.

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3. Is there a such thing as too many throw pillows?

A tasteful throw pillow can say a lot about you. Plus a pile of pillows add coziness to your home in no time.

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4. A comfy chair that you can use in your home office, breakfast table or just for lounge.

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Tour Designer Thom Filicia’s New Inviting Yet Sophisticated Home

 

Thom Filicia is best known for an Emmy Award–winning television personality on shows like the original 2003 Queer Eye for the Straight Guy and 2018’s Get a Room with Carson & Thom, both on Bravo.  Eight years ago, Filicia decided to sell the SoHo apartment where he had resided for a decade and move to a neighborhood with a bit more breathing room.  A floor-through unit in a modern building designed by the South African architect Lindy Roy caught his eye, thanks to a layout with a strong separation between social and personal spaces.  After spending four months in construction redoing floors, bathrooms, lights, and counters, Filicia set about decorating the 1,800-square-foot, two-bedroom apartment. The rooms include a mix of his own pieces, both from his Thom Filicia Home Collection and his to-the-trade New York showroom Sedgwick & Brattle, along with vintage furnishings and the artwork he has collected over the years. “I’m a single guy, so I wanted it to be timely and timeless, sophisticated yet inviting,” he explains, adding that he loves to entertain.

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7 Pink and Green Rooms

It is true that pink and green may be the best color combination ever if we just look at  nature in spring.

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This color palette makes us feel cheerful, happy and gives us a hope. Meanwhile, the pink and green color combination is chic, romantic and fashion-forward. Today, we put together 9 pink and green rooms on our blog and hope to cheer you day up.

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Our Chic Backyard Picnic

At this strange time, it is  important to find joy in any moment. So, we decided to have a casual family picnic in our backyard last Saturday. It is spring and the weather is nice.

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So under our lush lemon tree, we set up this picnic area. Yes, we want to use pink as base color since it will nicely contrasts with lush greenery and pastel spring blooms. And yes, we threw in a lot of plush pillows  just to create that super comfy, chic laid-back vibes. Who wouldn’t?

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And my Gosh, this is a truly heaven!  And we love to  mix and match different patterns of textiles just for some visual interest.

Wow, it is also such a special treat to do some reading right here. The greenery, spring blooms, lemon fragrance, sunshine,the nice breeze … etc, what could be better? Is this the best season of the year to enjoy our picnic at our backyard?

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It is  time to set up our  cocktail table with some beautiful potted hydrangeas.

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We are going to serve some home-made cocktails without sugar, rosé, Sauvignon Blanc

fresh fruits, cheese plates… Would like to join us?

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And we love mix and match different patterns of textiles just for some visual interest. We also love collecting unique  design of the wine bottles.  We went a color palette of bright red, hot pink, pale pink, Classic Blue, light blue…. This is just such a dreamy spring color scheme that makes everyone happy.

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The red on blooms is so romantic and cheerful.

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Well, time to serve some wines!

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Sweet treats!

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So are you inspired to host your own backyard picnic or cocktail party?

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6 Trends in Bath Accessories

While today’s baths are designed to promote a soothing, wellness-inspired feeling, organization and technology remain strong influences, particularly in bath accessories. Clean, clutter-free spaces are in high demand, which makes clever storage essential, while technology shows up in everything from charging stations and smart mirrors to streaming music.

Below are some of the hottest trends in bath accessories right now.

  • Organization continues to be a key trend, with growing demand for accessories that enhance storage for a wide variety of products. Click each image below for product details.
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Rain or shine, keep your bathroom stocked in distinctive style with this wall-mounted toilet paper “cloud.” Install the concrete cartoon outline to the wall (with included hardware) and complete the cloud formation with a variable stack of 8+ rolls of tissue. French designer Bertrand Jayr enjoys making objects “talk” through visual puns, and this design–part storage solution and part imaginative wall art–seems to speak of the softness obsession surrounding bathroom tissue by likening it to fluffy cumulonimbus billows. Made in China.
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It’s 7 a.m., your hair’s dripping wet, and you’re running late. The last thing you have time for is rummaging through a drawer to find the blow dryer–only to then have to untangle a knotted cord. Michael McNeil’s steel hair care holder puts your dryer, curling iron, and flat iron elegantly on display, so no more morning mayhem. (At least as far as your locks are concerned.)
  • Customized storage continues to be in high demand, with flexible drawers and compartments that can be configured for everything from make up and medicine to towels and grooming appliances. Click each image below for product details.

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  • Finishes are getting warmer, while mixed finishes are also trending in both bath faucets and accessories; matte black remains a popular choice, and white is also seeing interest, often paired with shades of warm gold, rose gold or brushed brass. Click each image below for product details.

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  • Charging stations have found their way into the bath, as consumers who take their phones everywhere want charging access throughout the home. Hide-away outlets are also becoming a highly desired bath addition with homeowners enjoying the convenience of having a hair dryer or flat iron that can be used, then tucked out of sight in a drawer with its own hidden outlet. Click each image below for product details.

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  • Music is the new hot bath accessory, with streaming music the latest must-have for those who want a spa-like space where they can relax and rejuvenate while enjoying their favorite play list. Likewise, smart mirrors add a bit of tech for those who want to enjoy catching up on the news while getting ready for the day.

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  • Clean and clutter free looks remain on trend, which means accessories from grab bars to towel racks and paper holders are often designed to blend seamlessly into the overall decor. However, some accessories are being used as a focal point, including striking, artistically designed mirrors, self-contained plant gardens that thrive in shower steam and art pieces that bring a personal touch to the space. Click each image below for product details.

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Home Tour—an Elegantly Layered New York Apartment

 

In the middle of the week, we all look for a little bit inspiration to carry on. We came across designer Lilse McKenna’ New York apartment and truly amazed by how she re-arranged the overall layout to maximize storage while still keeping a high style.  Let’s take a look at her NYC apartment home together.

1. A balanced color palette.

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The red vintage velvet sofa is aN original piece. We are glad  that Lilse still keeps the way it is. And she balanced the bright red color with a lot of blue and white in this room. By doing so, she is not only able to  make the room feel bright and airy, but also able to showcase the fabulous artwork on the wall and patterned fabric on the throw pillows, lamp shades and ottoman cover as well.

2. Style her mantle with books.

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4 Tips to Bring fun to Your Family Room with High Style

 

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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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Turns an unused formal dining room into the ultimate hangout space.

 

 

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Wouldn’t be fun to have a pool table right behind of your family room seating area?

 

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Fashion Has a Healing Power

 

If you are just like us and read too much news on development of COVID-19, it is time to take a break and enjoy something that is pleasing to the eye. We came across some amazing fashion pictures over the week and chose some of them to share on our blog today.  The reason we chose the following photos because they make us feel so fresh in the way how they combine unexpected colors together and how they put the different styles of pieces together. It’s truly an art.

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The brown boots are a surprise but we love how they play with red , blue and black.

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Pink nicely contrasts with navy blue and is feminine and romantic while the brown flower tie and teal shoes are such fresh and surprising touches.

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Burgundy, purple  and brown —fashion-forward and grounded.

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This is a perfect color palette for spring. We love how a right dose of bright yellow  highlights the overall blue and brown on boots, belt and purse ground and unify everything together.

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Peach and gold evoke youthful and soft energy.

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Pink makes this overall outfit light and playful.

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The bright red and checked pattern is forever fashion-forward yet classical.

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Red and lilac play  soft and strong simultanelously

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Orange brown, bright yellow and cream—-fresh, strong yet still grounded.

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Red and pink with a touch of black, light blue and brown create such a sophisticated layered look.

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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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Global Home Tour II—a Relaxing Cartagena Vocation Home with Sophisticated Southern American Spirit

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Happy Friday, guys!  After the first 5 days of staying-at-home quarantine, you may want to relax a little and experience something exotic without leaving your comfort home.  Today, we are continuing our global home tour series. Today is part  II. You can click here to read part I.

Today, we will take you to tour Colombian fashion designer Johanna Ortiz’s Cartagena vocation home.

Cartagena is a port city on Colombia’s Caribbean coast. By the sea is the walled Old Town, founded in the 16th century, with squares, cobblestone streets and colorful colonial buildings. With a tropical climate, the city is also a popular beach destination. Reachable by boat are Isla de Barú, with white-sand beaches and palm trees, and the Islas del Rosario, known for their coral reefs.

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You can see from the photos above, Cartegena is a vibrant town with a breathtaking view of Caribbean Sea and a lot of indigenous culture and crafts. It must be a lot of fun just strolling around here.

 

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So here is the fashion designer– Johanna Ortiz standing at her front door  of her vocation home which she comes to visit 7 times a year. The black-and-white color scheme of an ancient Chinese wood door and exterior walls sets the tone for a quiet understated resort.

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Then comes a hallway where hand-made Mexican concrete flooring repeats the color scheme of black-and-white on the exteriors. Yet, a colonial antique wood table and wood-framed mirror together with local vintage pieces on the table add layers of warmth. A French crystal chandelier is romantic and sophisticated.

 

 

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Fashion designer Johanna Ortiz (second from left) in the salon of her 16th-century Spanish Colonial villa in Cartagena, Colombia. She and her colleagues—from left, Johanna Isaac, Paola Ortiz, Catalina Londono, and Maria Isabel Guzman—are all wearing dresses and kimonos from Ortiz’s collection.
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Here is her salon. We love a super long comfy modern sofa  paired with a Chinese Ming dark wood coffee table. And a tiger print throw rug  on the floor adds a modern flair to this space.

 

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In her bedroom daybed area, comes her play on textiles—floral and geometric prints mingle happily here. The blue-and-white color scheme is peaceful, relaxing and pleasing to the eye.

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Dusty-pink roses in this Chinese blue-and-white porcelain vase is feminine and elegant

 

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The red chinosoriee   on  plush pillows, bed coverlet and chaise lounge chair are warm and inviting.

 

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Here is our favorite space of the home–terrace under a vaulted brick ceiling. We could just sit here for a whole day.  The mix of fine crystal glasses, vintage pieces and local crafts on a large Spanish table are just so striking.

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Ortiz’s love of fashion actually stems from her passion for interiors,which is evident in both her clothing creations—she is known for her pattern choices and often sources fabrics from vintage textiles—and her Cartagena vacation home of 13 years.  She captures the sultry, sophisticated South American spirit.Check out her lipstick collection with Aerin Lauder and her fashion dresses(click each image for product details):

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