A Day in A Local Outdoor Garden

 

What can be nicer than strolling around a garden in a beautiful sunny day after staying home for so long when it is still the spring season. Some of businesses are re-opening over this Memorial Weekend. So we decided to visit a local  outdoor garden by the coast for some fresh air and pretty blooms.

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Jewelries in Your Home

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There are some small things that you probably can do by yourself to elevate your home in a magic way.  Decorative hardware is one of them.  Hardware impacts the beauty and function of home, particularly in kitchen  in a variety of ways.  Decorative hardware, considered the “jewelry” of a space, provides beauty and function, while functional pieces remain in the background, quietly making furniture piece operate at an optimal level.  These decorative hardware can be  your front door handles, all of knobs on furniture pieces and kitchen cabinetry, bath vanities, drapery holders.  As we know that design is all about details that give us a little bit surprise and please our eye. Today we are going to share 7 decorative hardware ideas that just let our home shine.

–Bold pieces that deliver a personalized touch are trending, incorporating elements such as crystal, Murano glass, acrylic, leather and wood.

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House Tour–A Sophisticated Houston Home with a Perfect Mixing-and-Matching Style

This clean-lined classical 1920 restored house in Houston caught our eye when when we were searching some fresh home inspiration earlier this morning.

 

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Gorgeous manicured landscaping makes the house stands out.

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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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The Magical Power of Textiles at Home

What makes a house home often is the coziness and warmth that we are feeling. Mid-century modern and stark minimalism have dominated our home furnishing market for a long, long time. When we pay attention to the details of these styles, the interiors usually ,from floor to ceiling, to walls ,  most of furniture are often hard-surfaced. They inevitably give us a very cold feeling. All of the hard-surface can hardly absorb the sounds. But textiles just do the opposite. So if we would like to create a soothing and quiet home, make sure you use different textile applications for our home. Today, we are going to talk about  7 benefits of using textiles at home.

1. They bring in fresh colors, textures and patterns. By doing so, they give depth, dimension and interest to any space. They simply make us feel excited.

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Tour Chelsea Handler ‘s Warm and Contemporary Bel Air Home

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.

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7 Pink and Green Rooms

It is true that pink and green may be the best color combination ever if we just look at  nature in spring.

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This color palette makes us feel cheerful, happy and gives us a hope. Meanwhile, the pink and green color combination is chic, romantic and fashion-forward. Today, we put together 9 pink and green rooms on our blog and hope to cheer you day up.

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Global Home Tour III–a Sophisticated London Home

Today, we are going to tour  the super stylish Creative Director of VistaJet – the world’s premiere private aviation service – Nina Flohr’s London home.  You can clickhere and here to read the first two episodes of our global home tours.

We love  her jewel-tone warm color palettes, the mix of elegant textile patterns , sumptuous furnishing material finishes and a cozy and laid-back vibe.  Let’s take a look together.

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The subtle gold wall-covering elevates and lights up a narrow hallway . A fresh orange flower arrangement adds a dose of excitement. We love the view in the hallway that is able to see a very elegant drapery on the landing area of the stairs , which hints a sophisticated taste for the rest of the home.
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The almost monogram of color of green creates such an elegant, soothing and luxurious feel while the mustard lounge chair, bright yellow flowers and pink on the artwork truly spice up this lovely living room.  A neutral nature are rug ground the whole space and let the eye take a break from all of the greens here.  The mood here is quiet yet cheerful—a kind of feeling we are all desperate to create for our home.

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9 Ideas to Decorate Your Home with Books in High Style

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.

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A stack of black-and-white books  echo the black-framed artwork above to create a neat yet chic entry vignette.
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A stack of black-and-white books pick up  black from the artwork and urn bases.

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New Cooking Technologies to Promote Health Benefits

You probably wash your hands as much as you can, socially distance yourself from large gatherings at the wake of the current Covid-19 outbreak.  And one of the things we also can do to improve our odds of beating Covid-19 or any disease  is to maximize our health now.  Both exercises and food we eat can help us achieve our health goals.  And how we cook our fresh food we just got from grocery stores to guarantee the great tastes and retain most of nutrients are one of our main concerns.    So today, we are going to talk about new cooking technologies that might promote health benefits.

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