We have just designed a series of rooms with different themes to celebrate our sanctuary and refugee that nurture and calm us at this current pandemic crisis. We want to stay positive to find where joys are at home . For the design below, this is a modern glamorous living room with muted blush wall paints. It is airy, open and soft. The patterns and pops of color on the pillows bring us a summer resort cheer. We mix and match contemporary pieces with classical details to create a layered look with a touch of sophistication. It is also a pretty livable place. The wicker touch bring in a sense of organic and nature vibes. The seating area is casual,comfortable and relaxing. And artwork are a good conversation starter. Green plants bring in a sense of wellness.Continue reading
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We sure have talked a lot about modern farm house style since the beginning of this year. So far, we still cannot get over it thanks to the airy, light-filled vibe, crisp white paints , warm muted different shades of gray, green, blush, natural elements such as rattern furnishings and relaxing upholstered sofas. What’s more interesting is the way how today’s modern farm houses mix and match different styles to make the spaces timeless.
Today we will take you to tour a modern farm house in Arizona. We love the overall vibe of this house—bright, clean, crisp, stream-lined yet warm, grounded and livable. Here are the highlights of our favorite spaces.
Our recent blogs have featured homes with a light and airy vibe. Today, we decide to go to a different style—a home with a fashionable flair by using colors. Why not? Color is a therapy that heal us and make us feel good. We have included color in one of principles of wellness at home . Here are the highlights of our favorite spaces.
From the entry, you probably won’t tell this is going be a colorful home. Instead a large silver artwork by Anselm Reyle and a geometric black console and dark brown round mirror make a statement by forms and rather keep the color palette simple and neutral. We can feel a very masculine energy here.
The neutral palette continues in the living room. But here, two of white curved sofa create a very inviting, cozy and elegant atmosphere here. We feel the feminine energy here. We love how chic and stylish side tables and ottoman with jewel-tone colors just casually sit around those two of the curved white sofa . They are just like beautiful and adorable accessories for this home.
Now color starts to play in this family library. The blue color here is exciting yet very calming too. The colors on walls and furniture pull out the color palette from an abstract artwork atop the fireplace to grantee a harmonious and cohesive feel even though bold colors are applied in this space.
We love this warm pink on two of these reading settees.
A black bar cabinet and a black vase on top of is understate yet stylish and also well uses the niche space here.
This blue wall by the dining area is opposite the above blue wall. So the key to use a bold color still keeping a balanced and harmonious feel is to repeat the color in a symmetric way. Those hanging little pendants above the dining table are just like jewels for this home. The warm brown on the velvet dining chairs is inviting and nicely contrasts with and well balances off the blue on the walls here.
This swing bed is a great idea when you have a limited space but still want to have some fun.
Hope you enjoy the tour and you can visit the rest of home by clicking here.
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Home in West Coast is all about light, airy and coziness. A pristine loft apartment with soaring ceilings and monumental windows in a historic 19th-century building in NYC was just transformed into a cozy West -Coast-like home. Here are the highlights of our favorites.
The loft is full of natural light. So the earthy elements such as wood panelings were introduced to anchor this light-filled space. We love this mixed-media piece by Thea Djordjadze over the console. A stump stool is just adorable. The take-away design lesson here is to have the master artwork and unique furnishings in the entry to create that wow factor while using earthy elements to delivery an inviting and understated feel.
Nature is truly full of wonders. Last Thursday when we walked in our neighborhood park, surprisingly we found this bird in Classic Blue. Classic Blue is Pantone color of the year in 2020.
With beginning of the post-covid life, businesses start to re-open. However, we all feel it may take a while to go back the Normal. So how our home makes us feel play such an important role for our daily life both physically and mentally. Today we are going to talk about 7 ways to create a serene home.
1. De-clutter and Organize.
It is truly no fun when you have accumulated a lot of things over years without scheduling time to clean them up. The number 1 thing for a healthy home is about the free flow of the energy. A cluttered home often has a sagging energy.
After the clutter has been cleaned out, it’s time to organize. When everything has a place, we have fewer things to worry about.
In the United States, is widely interpreted as a celebration of Mexican culture and heritage, particularly in areas with substantial Mexican-American populations. We usually have some big celebrations across Los Angeles from food, music to all sorts of drinks. However, because of current stay-at-home order, we will have to celebrate Cinco de Mayo at home but in style.
If you are reading my blog now, @Dnice is hosting a house party on his Instagram live and you definitely don’t want to miss it.
Chelsea Handler’s Bel Air home has a good location with a beautiful lush hillside landscape. Chelsea Handler bought this home 10 years ago. And she took a lot of efforts to modernize this home, bright it up by using a lot of light colors, and at the same time, make it warm, inviting and cozy enough to entertain her friends and family here. We are totally obsessed with the breath-taking California vibe she has crafted throughout the years–soft, bright, airy, modern and relaxing indoor-outdoor style. She has a lot of artworks in her house either she purchased by herself over the years or the gifts from her friends. And she said she usually doesn’t have any idea about those artwork until several years later. Isn’t that cute?
We summarize several design highlights we really like about her home below. So get ready for a cup of coffee, tea or glass of wine, sit back and enjoy.
1. Replace some of the walls with floor-to-the-ceiling glass windowpanes to bring in more nature light to create that typical California indoor-and-outdoor vibe.
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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