5 Ways to Create a Peaceful Space with Wicker Furnishings

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We all have that moment at some point or another—stressed, anxious and overwhelming. When do you do when you are stressed?  Take a long walk by the beach, in the mountain or woods?  When  I am stressed, I often start doing house cleaning and  try to look for or create peace in my environment. This morning, I found this IG post by @yoyokulala
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I feel this photo really makes a point—Destination: the couch. At current post-Covid19 period, we probably still cannot travel like before.   But there is a possibility that  we can create that type of global traveling experience right at home—the natural wicker global-influenced sofa, the wicker curtain in the background, the wicker wall decor objects, wicker Fendi handbag and that beautiful and relaxing small-floral pattern printed long dress all create such a perfect resort get-away scene.  I wouldn’t mind spending my summer time here just chilling out.   What about you?

 

Nature organic wicker  furnishings are in  trend now.  They satisfy human being’s need to close to  nature.  Yes, we, human being, feel good when we are in nature.  Just think about how soft morning glows put a big smile on your face!  That is all biophilic designabout.

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Tour a Classic Pre-War NYC Apartment With a Modern and Clean-Line Vibe

 

I was trying to get some design inspiration after another  long day filled with  zoom meetings.   Then  I was pleased to find this adorable apartment with a classical bone and modern touches all over the house.  Here are the highlights of our favorite spaces.

 

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We love the neutral tone in this entry.  The sleek black-top console is perfect for this narrow hallway while the artwork featured with  ocean injects calming and expansive feel. The leopard running on the stairs is for sure the super star here—chic and glamorous.

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Pops of Color in Your Kitchen Appliances

One of the secrets to make a happy kitchen besides natural light is to bring pops of color to kitchen.  When designing a kitchen or contemplating a color palette, most people’s first thoughts go to the cabinets, countertops and backsplashes. And not without good reason, as these elements can dominate the space and will likely stay in it for many years.

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We love this blush, green and brass combo.

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House Tour—-A Fashionable Home at Greenwich Village

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.

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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.

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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.

 

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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.

 

Reading Area

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We love this warm pink on two of  these reading settees.

 

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A black bar cabinet and a black vase on top of is understate yet stylish and also well uses the niche space  here.

 

Dining Area

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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.

 

 

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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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Tour An Ethereal New York City Loft With A West Coast Vibe

 

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.

 

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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.

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7 Ways to Update Your Home at the Time of Post-Covid19

With  hunkering  down  at  home for so long, we all are so desperate to expect something new, exciting and inspirational particularly in our home.  Chances are most of us probably  will spend most of time at home in the near future.  With opening of most of businesses, we were able to visit some home decor showrooms recently just to please our eye.  The feeling is fresh and great!  And of course, we wore the facial cover and kept social distance all the time during the visits.   So here are some our takes to update your home to inspire and cheer you up  during  post-covid19.

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Hiking In Nature

The weekend hiking is always such a get-away for us particularly  after we had hiked and camped so long  in our backyard during this pandemic crisis. Well, it is also good to see people start to appreciate more nature and really focus on their well being. We have never seen the trails are packed with so many crowds before by the beaches, in the mountains and deep in the forests and parks.  We human beings always feel good when we are close to nature.  And we often find stunning colors and scenery that make us super excited when we explore nature.

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Tour A 1939 N.C. Abode With a Nostalgia And Timeless Good Style

It’s  Friday.  We thought it might be a good idea to tour a home with some  beautiful colors.  This historic home in Charlotte, North Carolina is graceful, feminine, warm,   and timeless with a modern flair. we love the artisan wallpapers, textiles, old-world charming furnishings and locally crafted fine furniture used through the house.  Here are the highlights of our favorites.

 

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Home Tour—A Moody Victorian in San Francisco

We came across this adorable house today when we searched for some inspiration—it has a classical form and  is bright, light , airy  and youthful with some fun colors and funky collections. This house is an exquisite 1890 Victorian with  adorned exterior, period molding, and original brickwork in San Francisco .  It is owned by candy store co-owner Alan Ledford.  Let’s take a home tour of some of our favorite spaces.

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Project of the Day—Large-Format Tile Applications in Our Project

Many years ago, we already started to use large-format tiles from Italy since their designs are always stunning and fashion-forward with elegance.

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