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.
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.
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.
We had a panel discussion to pay tribute to Zara Hadid. Over the panel discussion, we were trilled to know that there are a series of Zaha Hadid home collections too and they are as fabulous as Zaha Hadid-designed buildings. We handpicked some of Zara Hadid’s home collections here and believe they will definitely uplift your home.
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“Over the last few years, a number of different colors have reigned supreme. Millennial pink got the ball rolling (and boy did it roll), followed by Gen Z yellow, slime green, and Aperol orange. But now as Pantone released Color of the Year 2020, we guess we have a fresh stable color to try on. You may think Classic Blue is boring, but as we look certain color more and more, we find beauty and start fall in love with it. From our opinion, Classic Blue is royal and noble. just see how Kate Middleton wears this particular color and how Ralph s Lauren still remains an important player with its signature blue in the fashion and home industries.
Pantone chose Classic Blue for its dependability and stability, two qualities people crave when crossing the threshold into a new era. “Imprinted in our psyches as a restful color, Classic Blue brings a sense of peace and tranquility to the human spirit, offering refuge,” Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute said. “It fosters resilience.”
And of course, you can layer blue on blue:
What about Classic Blue pairs with rich jewel-tones or earthy tones?
Or Classic Blue can be just a high-light when pairing with cream floral pattern silky dress as following:
This Classic Blue pleated asymmetrical dress is cool with full of personalities and elegance. we love the sky-blue purse and teal fashion watch which add interesting layers to the overall-look. Mix-and-match is a way to go.
What if you are not ready for blue from inside out and top-to-bottom, you can start from a accessory or a pattern or a jacket or a top:
I am always looking for inspiration from my surroundings, nature, tech, art… And , of course, the fashion. I am so so fascinated by this week’s Paris Couture Fashion Show. It is the best time to stretch one’s imagination. Don’t you agree with me?
One of my favorites is Valentino Couture. The house designer Pierpaolo Piccioli truely took ‘ Florals for Spring’ to a new level. It is beyond ordinary beautiful. From the fresh color palettes to romantic dreamy floral patterns, these designs are such joyful eye candies. It looks like the designer brought a spring garden to runway. I couldn’t wait to share them with you:
Breakfast nook is such a cozy place where the family can hang out casually at any time during the day. Maybe it can be your great work station if you just happen to work at home. My favorite part is sitting in a sun-soaked nook area and look out of the windows in the earlier mornings and evenings. In Southern California, the views of greeneries and flowers in the garden are always stunning. For most people, this is the place to start and finish the day. Therefore, we have to make it beautiful to enjoy and cozy to relax. Here are 5 ways to create such a casual elegant nook:
Build a tufted banquette along the window and throw in some fun pillows;
Have different styles of chairs along the breakfast table by using different textiles, patterns and colors. But make sure to still keep everything cohesive;
Use some cool wallpapers or wall treatment techniques to make this area outstanding and special;
Choose an over-sized chanderlier to make a statement and make the space intimate;
Have fresh flowers to light up your mood.
You may have to do some garden works to keep the beautiful outdoor scenery.
Make the ceiling unique. Therefore, you are not only able to look out but also to look up. How fun it is!