The Colorful Urban Landscape of DTLA

 

DTLA has being gone through the major transformation within last several years. Every time, we are here, we always can see something new and feel something new.   So it is pretty exciting experience to explore new DTLA for food, cafe, architectures, boutique hotels, museums, etc.  And often the landscape of the mix -and- max of the new with historical buildings make the city so charming.

We were recently invited to a preview party of new property in China Town which is really close to city hall. The property is multi-purpose combining  with retails and residential. I am pretty amazed by how they use the color, patterns and mid-century furniture they choose.

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Here is the pretty cool location.  You can see the city hall is right in the middle. Photo by Robert Ke 
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The property has several buildings featured cheerful bright color blocks. 

 

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When you enter the 4th floor lobby, you see this kitchen first. First of all, I really like the color palette they chose here–cool high-glossy navy blue on the cabinetry with warm textured brown copper tiles on the wall and floor. The white quarts countertop finishes the whole vignette look with a touch of fresh modern crispness. Second of all, I quite like how they design the shelving box around the fridge—it’s kind of not that serious but pretty stylish and thoughtful  vibe.  Yes, a good work flow, plenty of countertops and relax vibes often create a dream place to host a big social party.
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Here is a huge industrial chandelier at one of the entries. One of the cool features for this property is how they mix and match different styles of lighting fixtures which makes ceilings and vertical spaces so interesting.  Different layers of lighting design make your eyes always look up and move around and find that unique object.
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These playful pendants hanging over the large table in the lobby contrasts with the masculine chandelier by the entry we were just talking about above.
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This is another example how they mix different styles of light fixtures. 

 

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A perfect picture frame. Now you know Pantone Live Coral really plays big this year. 

 

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And of course, I cannot miss a  great selfie opportunity with this colorful and alive  urban landscape.

 

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And here is one I stand outside on the roof of the building.
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These cute pool side chairs carry Brazilian cheerful vibes and you feel they invite you  to have a seat on them.
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These cute pool side chairs carry Brazilian cheerful vibes and you feel they invite you  to have a seat on them.
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And I am really obsessed with this day bed. Can I have a drink here, please ?
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Hahaha, with my pink flamingo.

 

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And a rooftop swing in a stylish shape and cool color.

 

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So time to enjoy the sunset view.

Happy Saturday

 

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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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classic and modern

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

Happy Saturday

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Pantone Color of the Year 2017

The Pantone Color announced back Dec. last year that  the 2017 Color of the Year: Greenery.  It means “revive, restore, renew, replenish, regenerate, rejuvenate, reinvigorate, re-oxygenate. Design is an outlet for all of these fresh beginnings. And the yellow pigment in Greenery references the sun, the symbolic light that people need in these times.”

Happy Tuesday

 

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Friday Vibes

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“Summer afternoon—summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.”—Henry James

5 Ways to Create Relaxing Outdoor Living Space

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It’s a beautiful day today. Roses in my backyard are in full bloom.  Spring in SoCal just arrives.  It’s perfect time to think and plan your outdoor living. Here are 5 ways to create and relaxing outdoor indoor living space:

  1. Using indoor-quality outdoor furnishings .
  2. Mix colors,patterns and textiles to make it fun.
  3. Set up a group of blue-and-white chinoiserie vases for floral arrangement.
  4. Have comfortable chairs or couches.
  5. A stylish table.