Our weekly Cocktail Talk is to break up from our daily work routine and have a talk over cocktails about everything that interests us. Today’s talk is our Episode 11. In today’s episode, we talk about hiking and running in nature to cope with the current pandemic situation, cocktail Sea Breeze(see below recipe), interior paint trends 2021, new smart home technologies . You can check out the following smart home technologies we mentioned in this episode. So please enjoy!
We came across this beautifully designed modern California home on the internet and fell in love with its drama. And yes, it is not a typical Cali mid-century modern house. It is a house with color, texture , art and elegant details. It is a house with full of personality.
The minimalism architectural form of the house provides a perfect backdrop for the fabulous art collections by the owner. The chic and glam creamy console table with brass hardware at the entry sets the tone of elegant vibe for this house, not even mentioned the top-notch wall sculpture installation above the console and through the house.
Back splash choices in a kitchen often plays a critical role to either break or make the overall kitchen design. Here we are going to share top 9 kitchen back splash trends we find interesting and inspirational for the year of 2021.
Bold geometric tile design is on the trend. They are bold and playful yet with a touch of gracefulness.
To tone down the drama of the bold geometric patterns, make sure you choose a more muted color palette or netruals.
We have spent much more time in our kitchen than ever before since 2020. It is always such a pleasure to start our day here with a cup of coffee and bask in soft morning glow. We believe a kitchen has being became more important to all of us. A kitchen may not need all of the razzle-dazzle in the market. But a kitchen with a free flow, abundant nature light, good lighting design, enough counter space and functional appliances will always make life easier and prettier. In case you are planning your kitchen remodeling this year, here are our favorite top 9 kitchen trends in 2021. Read on to check them out.
A all -marble kitchen with graceful veins.
People still love airy and light kitchen. That is why an all-marble kitchen has dominated the market for many years. But in the year of 2021, everybody wants to have those white or creamy marbles with bold and elegant veins , the more the better because they show the character and personalize the space.
We visited a little botanic garden yesterday. At a first look, it seems that there is nothing happening. But when we turned around and took a close look, then magical just happened. We saw the beautiful spring flowers with the most amazing color and shape are quietly blooming in the soft late afternoon spring sunshine. Then we found more and more amazing spring blooms almost on every single branch. We were puzzled that why we didn’t see them at all at the very beginning. Maybe we have to quiet our mind first and then able to see the beautiful things that we can’t see when we are in a hurry or when we feel anxious. This philosophy also applies when we design our home. When there are too many options and we just don’t know which one to choose, maybe it is the time for us to step back and take a deep breath, just ask ourselves a simple question: which one pleases my mind?
Here are some of the photos we took from yesterday’s visit. Please enjoy!
Nature has the most amazing colors. We love this blueish purple. The different shades of blue and purple make a fashion-forward interior.
We had spent much of the time in our backyard for cocktail parties and picnics last year due to the lock-down. And this year, with the still on-going pandemic crisis, we plan to do something different. The goal here is able to get away in nature and still enjoy the things we love to do in our backyard such as table setting over the weekends. So we searched the places that not only provide the amazing wildness with interesting trails to explore but also beautiful picnic areas in the park that we can just enjoy sitting around our picnic table. Last weekend, we decided to visit Irvine Regional Park. The park is so breath-taking. Irvine Park in Orange, California is a 160-acre park that became Orange County’s first regional park in 1897. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1983. The park is so dotted with lush oak trees and is qiuite scenic for any kind of picnic. Then, there are quite a few trails to the deep mountains. Since this is our first time to come here, we will have to leave the hiking for another time. But here is our picnic table.
We found a picnic table by a lush oak tree which providesthe nice shade and breeze. The grass is so green in spring time. We decided to go with the classical red-and-white checkered outdoor tablecloth to set the tone for a rather rich-toned table color scheme.
As an interior designer, I often get my inspiration from fashion. So I stay tune with what’s going on in the fashion world. But this one, Moschino | Fall Winter 2021/2022 by Jeremy Scott , I swear, is the most hilarious fashion show I’ve ever watched! We guess everybody gets super creative under this uncertain time. Have a glass of cocktail or wine, sit back and enjoy!
Chinoiserie has been around centuries thanks to its timeless and elegant design. Chinoiserie wallpaper was used to be a status symbol because they were all hand-painted in the past. With the advanced digital printing technologies, the Chinoiserie wallpaper has became more affordable over the years although we still love to offer our clients the hand-painted ones if they have the budget. Chinoiserie is the European interpretation and imitation of Chinese and other East Asian artistic traditions, especially in the decorative arts, garden design, architecture, literature, theater, and music. We have blogged chinoiserie in dining rooms, today we are going to share 21 Chinoiserie bedroom ideas.
We love this creamy botanical garden themed chinoiserie wallpaper in this all-white bedroom, adding romantic pattern to the space.
Blue is the most favored color in the world and it is true for the chinoiserie wallpaper too.
The subtle pastel flowers on this blue wallpaper are simply fresh and beautiful .
A subtle metallic sheen on this wallpaper adds a touch of glam to this modern and rustic bedroom.