KHK Designs’ Gift Guides 2019 II

From PPT’s elegant  China Porcelain, Dunn Edwards’ fresh Mint Fresh to  Sherwin-Williams deep and rich Naval SW 6244, blue, for sure, is going to take over the whole world in the year of 2020. Either for your gift options or for your home decor updating, color of blue will delight you, your family, friends and guests. 

PPT 委婉优雅的中国瓷蓝DunnEdwards浪漫的薄荷蓝Sherwin Williams深邃的夜空蓝,毋庸置疑2020年的主题色之一蓝色都是您在选择礼物或为家居在节日季增添令人兴奋的新鲜感。从Waterford水晶,Ralph Lauren 餐碟,到新鲜的活圣诞树,这是我们2019礼物指南第二部分:

Hi, guys,  it looks like that we have only one day left to ThanksGiving.  And it is raining here in Los Angele and continue to rain tomorrow.  So we guess  it will be a perfect time to have a family gather at home for this ThanksGiving rather than traveling. So today we are going to  continue our Gift Guides 2019 Part II  and share some of our favorites on Table-tops and decor.

Lenox Butterfly Meadow Figural Cup and Saucer Set, Blue

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Gibson Home Rockaway 12 Piece Dinnerware, Teal Matte – 114387.12RM

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Blue dinnerplate, Blue ceramic plate, Handmade dinner plate, stoneware plates, Organic dinnerware, Rustic plates, Tableware, Wedding gift

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Pangu 16-Piece Dinnerware Sets, AQUAMARINE, Handmade Random Shaped, Service for 4 (Blue)

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BBFZ 10 Piece Sake Set Ceramic Warm Wine Set Japanese Ceramic Sake Set, Ceramic Material, 6 Sake Cups,1 Sake Pot,1 Warm Wine Pot, 1 Heating Stove, 1 Tray

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8.3-Inch Porcelain Dinner Plates Set Pizza Pasta Serving Plates Matte Glaze Dessert Dishes Set of 4

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Lenox Butterfly Meadow Carved collection 12 Piece Dinnerware Set, Blue – 872317

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Lenox Butterfly Meadow Carved Blue Hors D ‘Oeuvre Tray

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Lenox French Perle Melamine Aqua Large Rectangular Platter – 871555

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Lenox 885315 Chelse Muse Floral Blue 4 Piece Place Setting

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Lenox French Perle Melamine Blue Accent/Salad Plates, (Set of 4)

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Lenox Butterfly Meadow Solid Blue Salad Plates (Set of 4)

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Lenox 4 Piece French Perle Bead Place Setting, Ice Blue – 855136

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Marchesa Shades of Blue Serving Bowl by Lenox

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Lenox French Perle Rectangular Tray, Ice Blue – 868327

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Lenox Dinnerware 6135 / 6109 Series Blue Frost Dinnerware Collection-Blue Frost Pasta / Soup Bowl

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Ralph Lauren Mandarin-Blue Dinner Plate

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Ralph Lauren Silk Ribbon Slate Dinner Plate

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Wedgwood 5C10210222 5 Piece Place Setting, Renaissance Gold

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Wedgwood Anthemion Rim Soup Plate, 9″, Blue

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Wedgwood Sarah’s Garden Fine Earthenware 10 3/4-Inch Dinner Plates, Set of 4, Blue

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Colonial Candle Wedgwood 8 Inch Classic Dinner Candles

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KAF Home Chateau Easy-Care Cloth Dinner Napkins – Set of 12 Oversized (20 x 20 inches) – Navy Blue

Waterford Half & Half Azure Bowl

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Waterford W Flute Set of 2 Sky

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Wedgwood 2019 Baby’S First Christmas Blue Ornaments

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Wedgwood 2019 Holiday Ornaments The Christmas Sky at Night

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Waterford 2019 Times Square Replica Ball Ornament 4.6″

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Wedgwood 2019 Holiday Ornaments – Figural Christmas Tree

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Waterford Holiday Set of 3 Christmas Tree Figurines

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Waterford Crystal 2018 Mini Tree 2.5″ Set/3 (Clear, Green & Red)

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Lismore Salt and Pepper Set

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Waterford Snowflake Wishes 2016 Serenity Leana Lavender Double Old Fashioned Glass

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Marquis by Waterford Markham Iced Beverage Set Of Eight

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Waterford Crystal Evolution Cobalt Rush Pillar Candleholder 15″

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Waterford Fine Linens Crimson Red Holiday RibbonTablecloth with Shimmering Silver Threads (70″ X 144″)

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Set of 4 Waterford Clarissa Holiday Napkins Red 21″ X 21″ Sq.100% Polyester

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Waterford Elegant Clarissa Tablecloth 70 x 126 Oblong 100% Polyester Red

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Waterford Table Linens Stewart Plaid Red/Green Tablecloth, 70-by-104 Inch Oblong Rectangular

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Michael Aram Butterfly Ginkgo Candlestick Holders

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Michael Aram Anemone Frame, 5×7

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Michael Aram Elephant 4×6 Frame Blue Enamel

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Michael Aram Feather Tray Gold

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Jonathan Adler Men’s Full Dose Valet Tray, Blue/Gold, One Size

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Jonathan Adler Women’s Eyes Valet Tray, White/Gold, One Size

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Tom Dixon Men’s Large Water Candle, Blue, One Size

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Kinto Coffee Brewer 5 Piece Stand Set

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Kinto – Aqua Culture Vase (Blue, Large)

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Kinto FOG Plate φ200mm Blue

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L’or de Seraphine Premium Scented Candle in Designer Ceramic Jar with Gift Box, Persephone Design, Fragrance No. 24, Small – 2.65oz. (19333)

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Frasier Fir Reed Diffuser, Petite Pine Needle Design

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Frasier Fir Candle, 3-wick

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Frasier Fir Poured Candle Tin

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Voluspa Auralia & Blackberry Fragrant Oil Diffuser 6.5 oz

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SKAN D · NA VISK Skandinavisk HAV Scent Diffuser, 200 ml

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NEST Fragrances Classic Candle- Pumpkin Chai , 8.1 oz – NEST01PC002

Real Fresh-Cut Christmas Tree | Fraser Fir | 6ft.- 6.5ft.

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NEST Fragrances Classic Candle- Blue Garden, 8.1 oz

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NEST Fragrances Classic Candle- Hearth, 8.1 oz

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NEST Fragrances Classic Candle- Holiday , 8.1 oz (NEST01HL)

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Farm Fresh Holiday Wreath Decorated with Pine Cones and a Bow, 22 Inch

 

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Fresh-Cut Table Top Christmas Tree | Black Hills Spruce | 3ft.- 4ft. W/Stand

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Jackson & Perkins Cozy Rosemary Live Tabletop Christmas Tree Herb Gift, Potted in a Festive Knot Burlap Style Bag

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Preserved Boxwood Cone Topiary Original Natural Boxwood Christmas Decor Plant(Cone Topiary, 17 inch)

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Amazon Smart Plug bundle with Mr Beams Globe G40 Bulbs (100 feet) – White

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KHK Designs’ Gift Guides 2019 I

After an extensive research on color trends 2020, design, functionalities,  trade shows and consumer reports,  we finally put together our 2019  gift guides. Here is the part I—enjoy!

Part I: Small Appliances and Home iOE (Internet of Things)

Small Kitchen Appliance  :       

Kate Spade New York 885786 Toaster, Blush

71lFth3VFXL._AC_SL1500_COMFEE’ MK-HJ1705a1 Electric Kettle Teapot 1.7 Liter Fast Water Heater Boiler 1500W BPA-Free, Quiet Boil & Cool Touch Series, Auto Shut-Off and Boil Dry Protection, 1.7L, Baby Pink

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COOK With COLOR 7 Pc Kitchen Gadget Set Copper Coated Stainless Steel Utensils with Soft Touch Pink Handles

Smeg Blender Pastel Blue BLF01 PBUS

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Sharp ZSSC0586DS, Superheated Steam Countertop Oven, Stainless Steel

AUG Convection Steam Grill Oven 28QT-1550W Smart Toaster Household Countertop Combi Steamer with 8 Cooking Modes, Matte Black Stainless Steel

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Smart Home Devices

Google, T3007ES, Nest Learning Thermostat, 3rd Gen, Smart Thermostat, Stainless Steel, Works With Alexa

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Ring Video Doorbell with HD Video, Motion Activated Alerts, Easy Installation – Satin Nickel

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Smart Indoor Air Quality Monitor

Foobot Indoor Air Quality Monitor – Sold Out – Working on New Generation of Foobot

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Flow, The Personal Air Quality Sensor by Plume Labs – Mobile, Bluetooth Connection, Measures PM2.5 / PM10 / NO2 / VOC Indoors and Outdoors

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Kaiterra Laser Egg+ Chemical: Indoor Air Quality Monitor (Tracks PM2.5, Fine Dust, Chemicals (TVOCs), Temperature, and Humidity)

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Nest Protect Wired Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm 2nd Generation (White) S3000BWES with Nest Learning Thermostat – 3rd Gen

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Awair 2nd Edition Air Quality Monitor

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Airthings Wave Plus Indoor Air Quality Monitor with Radon Detection, Free App & Web Dashboard, 6 sensors: Total VOCs, CO2, Humidity, Temperature, Pressure. Battery Operated, Bluetooth Connectivity

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Home Smart Control Syste

Lutron Caseta Smart Start Kit, Dimmer Switch (2 Count) with Smart Bridge and Pico remotes, Works with Alexa, Apple HomeKit, and the Google Assistant | P-BDG-PKG2W-A | White

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Lutron Caseta Wireless Smart Lighting Dimmer Switch and Remote Kit for Wall & Ceiling Lights, P-PKG1W-WH, White

Philips Hue White Ambiance Smart Light Bulb Starter Kit, 4 A19 Smart Bulbs and 1 Hub, Works with Alexa, Apple HomeKit and Google Assistant, (All US Residents)

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5 Kitchen Design Ideas You will Fall in Love for Your Holiday Celebration

We all agree that Kitchen is the heart of the home and people love to gather together having fun in their kitchens specially in holiday seasons. And of course, how you style your kitchen in holidays  will a set your mood for holiday celebrations. With the holiday season just around the corner, here are some tips you actually can apply to have a neat, fresh and chic kitchen ready for holidays.

  1. Declutter. It is kind of pyicological thing that we all feel great and pleasant by walking in a clean and well-organized room rather than a room stuffed with things, junkies from many years ago. Our excuses are always like ” I have to go through those” or I may need them one of these days ” or someone may need them.” The truth is many many years passing by, those things are still there and if you don’t use them even once a year, they can absolutely end up in your home cleaning list. And by doing so, we actually feel much lighter and less burden and stress. In case you don’t know Marien Kendall–she is decluttering guru from Japan, you can get some advises from her book:    The Life-Changing Manga of Tidying Up: A Magical Story (The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up)

When you declutter your kitchen, I find it is pretty helpful you ask  yourself the following several questions(1) Do I truly need it?; (2) Do I truly adore it?; and, (3) Would I trade inner peace for this? The answers can help curb your pack-rat impulses, allowing you to clear out and move on.

2. Storage, storage, storage. Some really cool smart storage gadgets that will save you tones of time. I find out that a lot of people mainly focus on cabinetry, appliances and some other hard surfaces when they remodel their kitchen, and spend less time to think through the storage solutions since they are just accessories and their costs are not cheap sometimes and they always can add them later on.  The fact is  a lot of my clients rarely spend time to think about or do something more  once they finish their kitchen remodeling or they just buy a little bit of this and a little bit of that and end up with another cluttered kitchen with new cabinetry and surfaces. So, it is actually a good idea to think through your storage solutions one time when you remodel your kitchen.  Sometimes, those storage accessories coming with cabinetry are not cheap. If this is one of your concern, here are some suggestions for you:

Airtight Food Storage Containers for Pantry Organization and Storage by Simply Gourmet. 14-Piece Set + 32 FREE Chalkboard Labels & Marker. Air Tight Containers for Food – Perfect for Kitchen Storage

Simple Houseware 2 Tier Sliding Cabinet Basket Organizer Drawer, Silver

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In-Drawer Bamboo Knife Block Holds 16 Knives (Not Included) Without Pointing Up PLUS a Slot for your Knife Sharpener! Noble Home & Chef Knife Organizer Made from Quality Moso Bamboo

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Fridge Organizer Drawer, Refrigerator Pull-Out Bin | Adjustable, Installs Under Shelf | Fits Most Fridges, Clear Plastic | BPA Free

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MustQ 2 Tier Organizer Baskets with Mesh Sliding Drawers, Ideal Cabinet, Countertop, Pantry, Under The Sink, and Desktop Organizer for Bathroom,Kitchen, Office.

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DecoBros Stackable Under Sink Cabinet Sliding Basket Organizer Drawer,Chrome

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Bellemain Spice Gripper Clip Strips for Plastic Jars – Set of 3, Holds 12 Jars

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SimpleHouseware Expandable Stackable Kitchen Cabinet and Counter Shelf Organizer, Bronze

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ECHOGEAR Outlet Shelf – A Space-Saving Solution For Anything Up to 10lbs – Built-In Cable Channel – Easy Install With Hardware Included – Ideal For Sonos and Smart Home Speakers – EGOS1

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SONGMICS 16 Gallon Step Trash Can, Double Recycle Pedal Bin, 2 x 30L Garbage Bin with Plastic Inner Buckets and Carry Handles, Fingerprint Proof Stainless Steel, Slow Close ULTB60NL

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mDesign Deep Plastic Kitchen Storage Organizer Container Bin with Handles for Pantry, Cabinets, Shelves, Refrigerator, Freezer – BPA Free – 14.5″ Long, 8 Pack – Clear

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Refrigerator Side Storage Shelf, Sunix Upgraded White Paint 3 Tiers Kitchen Organizer Spice Jars Rack, Fridge Storage Shelf Side Storage Wooden Organizer Rack Shelf, White

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Foodsaver V4400 2-in-1 Vacuum Sealer Machine with Automatic Bag Detection and Starter Kit | Safety Certified | Black & Silver

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Wilton 3-Tier Collapsible Cooling Rack

InterDesign Linus Lazy Susan Cabinet Turntable – 2-Tier Organizer Tray for Kitchen Pantry or Countertops – 11″, Clear

DecoBros Mesh Cabinet Basket Organizer, Silver

Eco Kitchenware Diagonal Space Saving Bamboo Drawer and Cabinet Organizer Divider fits Drawers 17” X 12” X 2.5

simplehuman 14 inch Pull-Out Cabinet Organizer, Heavy-Gauge Steel Frame

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Practical Comfort Adjustable Drawer Organizer | Elegant Aluminum, Customizable, for Clutter-Free Kitchen, Junk Drawer, Office, Clinic | 9 Drawer Dividers (3 Long + 6 Short), Large 19.7″ – 22″ deep

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TQVAI Expandable Kitchen Drawer Silverware Utensils Organizer Mesh Cutlery Tray, 8-10 Compartments

Lipper International 8895 Bamboo Wood Custom Fit Adjustable Dresser Drawer Dividers, Set of 2

Household Essentials C21521-1 Glidez Dual 2-Tier Sliding Cabinet Organizer, 14.5″ Wide, Chrome

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Surpahs 2 Tier Under Sink Expandable Shelf Organizer, Storage Rack (Silver)

Lynk Professional 401721 Organizer Pull Out Under Cabinet Sliding Shelf, 17″ W x 21″ D, Chrome

Rev-A-Shelf 5WB2-1218-CR 2-Tier 12-Inch Wire Basket Pull Out Cabinet Organizer, Chrome

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Lynk Professional Sink Cabinet Organizer Pull Out Two Tier Sliding Shelf, 11.5w x 21d x 14h -Inch, Chrome

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Richards Homewares 220110 Chrome One Tier 20″W x 21″D x 3.2”H, Requires At Least 21” Cabinet Opening, Slide Out Kitchen Cabinet Organizer & Pull Out Under Cabinet Pots & Pans Sliding Shelf

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Lynk Professional Roll Out Cookware Organizer – Pull Out Sliding Cabinet Shelf – 11 inch Wide-Chrome, 11 wx 21 d x 10.9 h-inch

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Lynk Professional Professional Slide Out Cutting Board, Bakeware, and Tray Organizer with Pull Out Kitchen Cabinet Rack, 10w x 21d x 9.6h -inch, Chrome

Lynk Professional Roll Out Pan Lid Holder and Pull Out Kitchen Cabinet Organizer Rack, 7.25w x 21d x 9h -inch, Chrome

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Household Essentials Glidez Narrow Sliding Organizer, 5″, Chrome

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Glideware Pull-out Cabinet Organizer for Pots and Pans

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Rev-A-Shelf 5CW2-2122-CR 21 Inch 2 Tier Wire Kitchen Cabinet Organizer for Pots, Pans, and Lid Cookware, Chrome

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To be continued.

Happy Thursday

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3 Home Trends from WestEdge 2019

It had been super busy in the last several days from WestEdge show to working on the on-going  projects. WestEdge is hosted every year at the end of Oct mainly to show local small home goods makers’ handcrafted products in Los Angeles and of course some global brands in kitchen and bath as well.  The show venue is usually modern and chic. I partially enjoy their outdoor lounge area in the beautiful SoCal sunshine in fall. Here are 3 homes trends we saw from this year’s show:

  1. Muted pastel color palette on tiles, ceramic objects:

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2. Dramatized Lighting Fixtures:

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3. Fashion-forward Decorative Pluming Hardwares:

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An Elegant Powder Room in Blue-and-White

Here is the recent powder room we did for the Orange County Hill house. Different from super contemporary entry, we create more traditional vibes for this powder room to give that warmth and inviting feel. The crisp contrast between blue and white and touch of brass on the hardwares  make the space so elegant, light and airy with a right dose of glamour.

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Powder Room in blue-and-White

Shop the Look

Festcool 20″ Classic Blue and White Porcelain Dragon Temple Ceramic Ginger Jar Vase, China Ming Style

Norwall SY33963 Step Stripe Pre-Pasted Wallpaper, Navy, Blue, Beige, Denim, French Vanilla

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LOGANOVA Flat Roman Shade – Blue French Style With Trim. Cotton Fabric with chain mechanism. Custom made

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A Brief Guide for Choosing your countertops—Quartz and Large-Format Porcelain

Today, I am going to continue the topic on how to choose right counter-tops for your kitchens. I talked about natural stones for countertops last week. If you haven’t read it, you can click here

Quartz

If you are the one who want modern look with less care but still want some natural elements, quartz countertops  are  the kind for you.

Quartz are engineered stone products  consisting of about 95-percent ground natural quartz and other materials with 5-percent binding resins. Here are the main features for quartz countertops:

1.Moh’s scale 6.5—7

2.Engineered from natural materials(Quartz) and added polymers, pigments and resins.

3. Engineered to be heat, scratch, pitch and stain resistant (but not bulletproof)

4. Mild soap and warm water to clean

5. Polished and textured finishes

6. Kitchen and bath applications

7. Not acceptable for outdoor applications.

Not all quartz countertops are created equal. The main players include: Silestone, Cambria, and Caesarstone.

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Large-Format Porcelain

Large format porcelain tiles are really hitting the countertop market with their versatile designs now thanks to the advanced digital print technologies. Composed of clays and minerals fired at very higher temperatures, porcelain is a durable surface and is on the rise for use in kitchens and bathrooms.

Slabs of porcelain can come in sizes as large as 10’ x 5’, though they can be custom ordered to be much bigger or smaller. One of the most notable qualities of these slabs that you might discover in person is how thin they are. Measuring just 6-12mm in thickness, they automatically become some of the easiest and most lightweight materials to work with.

Here are some features of porcelain countertops:

  1. Moh’s scale: 7—9

2. Engineered material

3. The hardest, most heat, scratch and stain resistant materials of all materials used for countertops.

4. Mild soap and warm water to clean

5. Polished and textured finishes

6. Kitchen and bath applications

7. Indoor and outdoor application

8. Commercial application.

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Companies such as Neolith and Florim have come out with stunning surfaces, with patterns that look almost identical to marble. Metropolitan has been fabricating full height backsplashes and full height fireplaces with large format porcelain, creating unique and beautiful spaces.

I hope you find the above information helpful

There are some protection kits. cleaning kits and pain kits you may find useful for your quartz countertop.

Happy Thursday

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Sunday Style—a Little Road trip to DTLA

Industrial style is still going pretty strong in Los Angeles–concrete, gray-white-black color palette, organic forms and casual vibes, …etc.   A lot of objects and furnishings are mainly from local artists.  So, they are very detail-oriented. This weekend, we were invited by a loft showroom opening.  Please take a tour with me.

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Here is where the party started. Love  this all-concrete vibe and how they did the lighting design.
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The wall decors (mirror and lights) are very zen-like and set the tone for the whole space.

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Great idea for dividing walls.
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High-ceiling spacious living room is filled with artwork, plants, unique lighting fixtures and beautiful crowds.
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Please pay attention the  back of this mid-century sofa–it’s kind of cool.
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creative artwork

 

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Here comes the kitchen–very industrial and kind of layback style. but check out what they got for their appliances.
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High end appliances–this one is True brand.

 

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Jenn-Air microwave range wood and range.
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Antique polished brass faucet  is such a nice touch and elevates the whole space.

 

 

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LED Under-cabinet Lighting
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Vintage Coffee Maker

 

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Ceiling pendants instead of can lights 
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Another gathering in kitchen
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Stylish shelving unit.

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Fresh flowers always make people feel good and make space alive.
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book styling
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Practical reading lights hanging over a super comfy sofa.
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A Brief Guide for Choosing your countertops—Natural Stone

There are several big decisions if you are planning  to renovate your kitchen. One of them is how to choose the proper materials for your kitchen countertops.  Two categories of materials are very popular in today’s kitchen remodeling market—natural stones and engineered materials.  Today, I am going to talk about the natural stone countertops.

50% of my clients really love the organic looks and elegant veins of natural stones.The popular natural stones in kitchen & bath applications include granite, marble, quartzite.

Granite

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Granite still stays very strong in the market demand.  Granite has following features:

  1. Moh’s scale 6-7.  Moh’s scale is used to measure the relative hardness of a mineral by its resistance to scratching. From softest to hardest, the ten minerals of the Mohs scale are talc (measuring 1 on the scale), gypsum, calcite, fluorite, apatite, orthoclase, quartz, topaz, corundum, and diamond (measuring 10 on the scale).
  2. Natural materials;
  3. High heat, scratch, etch and stain resistance;
  4. Minimal maintenance, mild soap and warm water to clean;
  5. Polished and textured or honed finishes;
  6. Excellent for kitchen and bath applications;
  7. Outdoor applications. Be careful for the dark-color granite. They can become really hot if  exposed in high heat for a very long time. We usually recommend clients to use covers.

Marble 

Marble countertops, specially Carrara marble,  are extremely popular in the west coast thanks to its natural and elegant veins.

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Marble is a metamorphic stone found in mountainous regions of North America, South America, Asia, and Europe—from Colorado to Brazil and Italy. It’s created by the physical or chemical alteration of sediment into a denser form through heat and/or pressure. The resulting rock has a crystalline nature enabling it to take a polish. It also has veins of mineral deposits that pattern it, no two slabs are exactly alike. Marble has following features:

  1. Moh’s scale 3-4;
  2. natural materials;
  3. Heat resistant.
  4. Less Scratch, etch and stain resistance than Granite, quartzite and engineered quartz;
  5. Mild soap and warm water to clean;
  6. Polished and textured finishes;
  7. Acceptable for kitchen and bath applications. 
  8. Not for out-door application.

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Quartzite

quartzite-countertop-crush.jpgQuartzite is a very hard metamorphic rock that originated as sandstone. … Quartzite is ideal for any countertop surface due to its strength and long-lasting composition. some of quartzite features include:

1. Moh’s Scale 7( harder than Granite);

2.Natural material;

3.High heat, scratch, etch and stain resistance;

4Mild soap and warm water to clean;

5. Polished and textured finishes;

6. Excellent for kitchen and bath application;

7.Acceptable for outdoor applications.

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Chinese Porcelain —Color That Brings Your Calmness and Elegance—PPT Color of 2020

When we are still embracing all of the shades of Pantone color of the year 2019 –Live Coral, PPG, the paint company with 135 years history just recently introduced its Color of the Year 2020—Chinese Porcelain.  Just by the name, your mind starts to imagine those crisp Chinoiserie blue-and-white.  Yes, it is kind of blueish color, combining rich cobal blue and moody ink blue. It’s calm, elegant, modern, chic.

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Chinese Porcelain—PPG1160-6

Maybe because summer is here and I immediately fell in love with this color. I feel it is so ease on eyes and have a depth.

“In a world where sleep is viewed as a luxury and the anxiety of a fast-paced world is all too real, it’s only fitting that the color trends for this upcoming year offer escapism in today’s technologically-driven society. Hand-selected by PPG’s global color experts, the PPG paint brand’s 2020 Color of the Year, Chinese Porcelain (PPG1160-6) is a blend of cobalt and moody, ink blue that imparts calmness and restful sleep while also offering the spirit of hopefulness – a commodity in a restless world.”

And  the most important part is that I am so eager to find out how the design talents apply this colors in creative ways.   Let’s start from fashion.

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Elegant and modern 

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Feminie yet cool

 

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Reasonable and romantic
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Famine, fashionable and elegant. Love blue shades pairing with coral and pink.
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Let’s take a look at interiors:

Entry:

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Powder Room

 

Master Bath

Kitchen

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Dining Room

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Living Room

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Bedroom

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Tabletop

 

Outdoor

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Hope you enjoy all of them

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How to Choose High-quality Glass Tiles for Your Projects

Glass tiles have high visual effect and often do a wander in any space by their beautiful colors and shimmers. I often used glass tiles for kitchen backsplashes, showers, wall treatment, spas and pool areas, etc…  They are just like jewels for home while adding a touch of modernity to any kind of design.  However, not all glass tiles come in same quality and their installation also more complicated than ceramic tiles or porcelain tiles. Before we talk about how to choose right glass tiles, let’s take a look at glass tile’s history.

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Glass Tile History

Glass was used in mosaics as early as 2500 BC, but it took until the 3rd century BC before innovative artisans in Greece, Persia and India created glass tiles.

Whereas clay tiles are dated as early as 8000 BC, there were significant barriers to the development of glass tiles, included the high temperatures required to melt glass, and the complexities of mastering various annealing curves for glass.

In recent years, glass tiles have become popular for both field and accent tiles. This trend can be attributed to recent technological breakthroughs, as well as the tiles’ inherent properties, in particular their potential to impart intense color and reflect light, and their imperviousness to water. You can click here for more info

Types of Glass Tiles

  • Cast glass tiles are formed in a liquid state at temperatures of 1600°F or higher. Cast glass surfaces are usually wavy or slightly textured with inherent folds, bubbles, and creases. The casting process produces color throughout the piece, similarly to marble – not the natural stone product used for countertops, but the little round marbles we played with as kids!
  • Fused glass tiles are generally made from sheet glass that has been altered through heat. During the production process, multiple layers of glazes and similar materials are added in stages, which yields varying colors and patterns. Fused glass tile surfaces can be smooth, textured, uniform, or non-uniform.

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  • Coated glass tiles are made from sheet glass that has been altered at lower temperatures. These tiles will have color coatings applied to the back of transparent glass, which allows the back-coated colors to transfer through clear glass.

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How to choose right glass tile for your project

The above 3 types of glass tiles are formed in the different temperatures. Usually the higher of the temperatures, the more durable glass tiles are. But of course, the proper annealing is quite critical to avoid crack or breaking due to the sudden temperature change. Cast glass tiles can be used for pool, flooring and outdoor. Coated glass tiles are recommenced to be used for kitchen backsplash.

The most important thing to choose glass tile is actually to ask manufacturers’ data sheet. Here is an example of  the data sheet of what good quality glass tiles look like:

” manufactured by casting molten glass at 2500oF, mixed with mineral oxide colorants into molds. The raw materials are entirely recycled high quality glass, primarily waste and scrap glass from the automotive industry as well as recycled glass from CRT’s and glass containers from the food and pharmaceutical industries. As part of the manufacturing process all mosaics are fully annealed to enhance durability.”

 

Manufacturing Standard:

Our glass mosaics are made to meet or exceed the requirements of ANSI A137.2 American National

Standard Specifications for Glass Tile.

– Chemical Resistance ASTM C650-04; – No Effects Class A

– Thermal Shock Resistance ANSI A137.2-7.9; No Defects – Pass

– Breaking Strength ASTM C648; – Passes

– Water Absorption ASTM C373; – Impervious

– Crazing Resistance ASTM C424; – Passes

– Facial Dimensions/Thickness ASTM C499; – Passes

– Warpage ASTM C485-09; – Passes
– Freeze/Thaw ASTM C1026-13; – Passes– Slip Resistance DCOF Acutest; – .33 AVG.

 

Installation:

Installation instructions are provided with every box of glass mosaics. All tile installers should be familiar with the installation methods shown in The Tile Council of North America’s Handbook for Ceramic, Glass, and Stone Tile Installation.

For detailed instructions related to specific installations contact your installation materials manufacturer for their most up-to-date recommendation of an installation system.

Gradation Blends;

Custom gradation blends are offered in all sizes and layouts. Blends can include colors, finishes and textures. Dimensions of the finished installation should be provided when requesting a gradation blend.”

Hope you find above information helpful.

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