We often get our inspiration from new hotel design because it is where a lot of exciting bold designs happen. Today, we luckily came across this new South Beach hotel owned by Pharrell and David Grutman and designed by Ken Fulk. We know that Ken Fulk often puts on a good drama show that is full of surprises. Surely, we are not disappointed this time.
The first thing that we were drawn to is the color palette, yes a cheeky color palette and we love it— different shades of pink, green, washed peach. Let’s take a look together.
We mainly spent most time outdoor for this Chinese New Year, Valentine’s Day and Presidential Day long weekend. But we still put up a simple Valentine’s Day tablescape. Why not? Life is about celebrting every special moment. If you follow our blog, you may notice that we hike a lot and get inspired by nature all the time, specially those gorgeous coastal plantations in blue, purple and pink. So, for this year’s Valentines’Dy tablescape, we feature color of blue, pink and purple in an interesting mix-and-match set.
We love pairing purple with white—-fresh, elegant and noble.
Earthy-tone dinnerware has an organic vibe and help create an intinate and warm atmosphere.
We all have longed for a global travel for a quite while. Since it seems impossible to travel globally for most of us, let’s browse the internet for some cool new design. Today we are going to take a look at a new restaurant in Paris— Mon Square. It’s chic, cute, colorful and use quite a lot of pink. The restaurant has begun to pull in a lively crowd of film stars, politicians, diplomats, neighborhood regulars, and young and trendy Parisians. It is French designer Florence Lopez‘s first public work. We definitely love her approach to make the restaurant inviting, soft, welcome and intimate –kind of the approach when we design residential projects.
We have talked about a modern take on the color palettes of Christmas decor. You can click here to read the details. Based on several recent trend reports, pink is still going to stay strong and trendy for at least the next year. If this is the year you kind of do something different than the traditional way to decorate your home, we strongly recommend the color of pink. Pink makes for a youthful and refreshing burst of color for any holiday decoration. It adds a modern flair and soft whimsy to any holiday decor. Here are 8 ways to bring a rosy style to your holiday decoration.
Use pink for Christmas ornaments, garlands and stocking socks to create a playful and modern festive atmosphere in a dreamy way.
2. Paint walls in pink and then punctuate those pink walls with the gold wreath, candle holders and miniature Christmas trees to elevate your holiday decoration with a touch of festive sophistication.
3. A coral pink is nuance in the year of 2021. It is a warm pink–grounded, romantic and soft. If you are choosing tiles for your kitchen and bath remodeling around the holiday season, think about coral pink tiles. It is good for both the holiday seasons and off-holiday seasons. They add a sense of fashion to your kitchen and bath and guarantee you a merrier mood when you use these spaces.
4. We believe that the kitchen is the hub of the home specially during the holiday season. So think about add a small vintage Smeg refrigerator or other small appliances to play up your kitchen decor in a fun and chic way.
5. A pink Christmas tree is not only festive but also chic and playful . It adds a modern flair to your holiday decoration.
6. A touch of magenta is festive and glamorous. Think about reupholster your chairs, sofa, benches or ottoman in hot pink velvet fabric or just get pink cushions.
7. Add a pink accent furniture piece can modernize your space within a second. It is chic, light and modern and it is a nice counterpoint against your Christmas greenery and red.
8. The holiday tablescape might be the most important part of the holiday, so you can plan to set up a pink-themed Christmas tables-cape that is fresh, youthful, modern and glamorous filled with holiday cheers.
Pink is a pale shade of red that is named after a flower of the same name. It was first used as a color name in the late 17th century. According to surveys in Europe and the United States, pink is the color most often associated with charm, politeness, sensitivity, tenderness, sweetness, childhood, femininity and romance.
And today, pink has became a new neutral thanks to its versatility and multi-dimensional shades. Benjamin Moore’s 2020 Color of the Year, First Light 2102-70, is a soft, rosy pink hue.
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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It’s New York fashion week and Pantone released its fashion color guide report 2020/2021 last week. This report features the top 10 colors, as well as four classic neutrals, we can expect to see on the New York runway as fashion designers introduce their new Autumn/Winter collections.
Based on Pantone’s report, people now choose longevity over colors. ‘Less is more’ mindset is becoming increasingly important to consumers prioritizing value and functionality. Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute, said:”Imbued with strength and personality, colors for Autumn/Winter 2020/2021 encourage our ongoing desire for unique self-expression through creative and unusual visual statements that stand out.”
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We have a tradition for every New Year’s Day. Yes, we will go to beach to enjoy some sunshine , to be close to the ocean to feel its abundance and greatness. Ocean has a magic power that always calm us and show us there are actually tremendous opportunities and hopes out there in the world. And the most important thing ocean teaches us is to be kind, generous and tolenrant from those who are different from you.
Malibu is a city west of Los Angeles, California. It’s known for its celebrity homes and beaches, including wide and sandy Zuma Beach. To the east is Malibu Lagoon State Beach, known as Surfrider Beach for its waves. Nearby is the Spanish Revival–style Adamson House decorated with historical California hand-made tiles. Malibu is such a lovely beach town in SoCal with pretty relaxing vibes. Our trip this time is to visit Nobu, relax at its breath-taking beach-view porch, take a walk on the pier and just stroll around the town.
Nobu, Malibu is Iron Chef Nobu Matsuhisa’s Japanese delicacies, plus California fare, in a modern, beachfront space. “Originally opening in the Malibu Country Mart in 1999 as the fourth Nobu location in the United States, Nobu Malibu moved to it’s current location in 2012. The views of the ocean from nearly every seat in the restaurant, as well as Malibu-specific specialty dishes in addition to all of the Nobu classics, make this a destination dining experience not to be missed.” We have been too Nobu restaurant and hotel in Las Vegas. I will say Nobu Malibu has more relaxing beach get-away vibes while the Las Vegas one gears more toward high-caliber clubbing experiences. Each restaurant has their specialities. But one dish we like from both locations is Black Cod Miso. You’ve got to order it if you have a chance to visit.
Known for its five-star cuisine and decadent Japanese-inspired interiors, you’re likely to spot a Kardashian at this California go-to. The LA-based sushi bar is such a celebrity staple, it’s even name-dropped in three Drake songs and a Kanye track. That said, the opening of their luxury hotel Nobu Ryokan Malibu is bound to attract a star-studded guest list. We didn’t get a chance to visit the hotel this time since it is guests-only(maybe next time). But I found an article from Elle Decor talking about this newly opened 5-star hotel.
Overlooking Carbon Beach along the Pacific Coast Highway, the lodge draws from the area’s laidback California style while boasting Nobu’s signature Japanese design.The building’s original structure was a 1950’s beach motel, which architects Studio PCH and Montalba Architects have dramatically transformed. Each guest room has its own unique interior design, all incorporating teak, bronze, and limestone to maintain a calming neutral color palette throughout. And you can read the rest of the article by clicking here
Couple of days ago, i wrote about Lee Radzwill’s (March 3rd 1933–Feb. 15th 2019)New York apartment. You can click here to read the story. Lee Radzwill is a former European princess and actress, socialite, interior decorator, sister of the late Jacqueline Lee Bouvier Kennedy Onassis (1994). She owned properties in New York, London and Paris. Each home really reflects her personalities as a style icon. Today, I am going to show you her Paris pied-à-terre, her love at first sight. Overlooking Avenue Montaigne with a view of the Eiffel Tower, the home was originally decorated by Christian Liaigre, it is perhaps one of the most iconic Parisian abodes of the 20th century. Her Paris home was featured three times on magazines, Vogue in 2003, ELLE Decor in 2009 and Times in 2013 and it had being evolved each time.
We can see the style in her Paris apartment is very different from her New York home. As herself said of her New York apartment :” but it’s extremely full. So it’s wonderful to have the contrast [in Paris] of having it totally Zen, totally peaceful. In what other city do you find doves outside your window…” All of the furniture in her Paris home is clean-lined, yet there are gilded antique mirrors, gilded coffee tables, floral upholstery ,tons of artworks and books and a lot of detailed soft touches. Her interiors are just like the way she dressed—modern , elegant and chic, yes American chic.