7 Ideas for Wall Display and Storage Solutions

Often when my clients did their renovation, one of the challenges they face and would like to solve is to have more storages aesthetically.  After doing so many projects, I find out that vertical walls are actually pretty under-estimated spaces that could leverage and provide the solutions for the most make-over cases.  Here are 7 ideas for wall display and storage that are not only functional but elevate the rooms as well. let’s take a look.

  1. Float a sleek shoe cabinet behind the entry door , so you can organize your shoes neatly and nicely.

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Get the Look

Baxton Studio Simms 3 Tier Modern Shoe Cabinet, White

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Venture Horizon Triple Shoe Cabinet- Oak

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Tvilum 94047akuu Bright 3 Drawer Shoe Cabinet, Oak Structure/White High Gloss

IKEA.. 202.676.06 Brusali Shoe Cabinet with 3 Compartments, White

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IKEA Shoe Cabinet with 4 compartments, White 37 3/4×35 3/8″, 3026.23265.162

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Tvilum 4106849 Bright 4 Drawer Shoe Cabinet, White

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KOUSI Portable Shoe Rack Shoes Cabinet Organizer 48 Pair Tower Shelf Storage Cabinet Stand Expandable for Heels, Boots, Slippers, 8 Tier White

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Tvilum 41065uuuu Bright Shoe Cabinet 3 Flap, 1 Door, White High Gloss

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2.  Install a sleek spice/medicine/ jewelry storage cabinet just behind the door.

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Get  the look

Cabidor Classic | Behind The Door | customizable | Medicine, Bathroom, Kitchen Storage Cabinet

Cabidor Deluxe | Mirrored | Behind The Door | Adjustable | Medicine, Bathroom, & Kitchen Storage Cabinet

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FirsTime & Co. Mirrored Jewelry Armoire, Black

3. Install ceiling-mounted or wall-mounted open shelves for an industrial cool looking while freeing up more floor space and making the vertical space interesting.

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Industrial Retro Wall Mount Iron Pipe Shelf Hung Bracket Diy Storage Shelving Bookshelf (2 pcs)

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Yuanshikj 3Pc (42″ Tall 12″deep,3/4″) Industrial Wall Mount Iron Pipe Shelf Shelves Shelving Bracket Vintage Retro Black DIY Open Bookshelf Storage offcie Room Kitchen (3 Pcs 4Tier Hardware Only)

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To be continued.

 

Happy Thursday

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3 Colors that are Trendy Now

It’s almost the end of August.  I feel I just cannot wait to see all of  the new color palettes in fall. Here are 3 colors that I start to see them everywhere and they may dominate the this coming fall season.

  1. Chili Pepper Red— a little bit red on accessories like purses, boots, socks, …etc pairing with warm neutrals  is fresh, exciting yet classic and ladylike.4f1fc827becf8fc62570522a43f1ef900cec1b2d68bce193054bc7b155734d0d

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Shop the color:

 

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2.Cinnemon:

Cinnamon is a warm, medium shade of brown.

Cinnamon is darker than shades like tan and beige but lighter than chocolate or true brown. Its warm undertones mean the hue can sometimes look red or orange-tinged. Cinnamon color looks fashionable, youthful and sophisticated when pared with checkered patterns and animal prints.

 

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Shop the color:

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3.Vanilla Custard

If you’re looking for subtler colors to try this season, then sumptuous cream and beige tones are your perfect choice. The expensive-looking neutral shades are gorgeous when layered in different fabrics.

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Shop the color:

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Happy Saturday

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3 Steps to Float a TV Wall

One of the things I like to do when I design a modern space is to add more layers for depths and architectural interests. Therefore, the space will not look too plain, cold and boring.

For San Gabriel Valley project we did, I added a white TV panel above the client’s existing white TV stand and float about 1″ from the wall, then install LED light behind of the white panel.

Here is the Before:

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Here is the After:

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So, here are 3 steps we did to achieve the look:

  1. Use 2×4 wood strips to build a frame onto the TV wall. The length and width of the frame are 2″ less than those of the TV white board cover.
    woodframe1.jpg2. Wrap LED tape light around the wood frame.

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Get the materials:

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3. Install the white cover on the top:

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You can paint it in white or cover with your favorite wallpaper. You also can use white hardboard from Home Improvement store and use end-cap around the wall panel.

Get the materials:

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Hope you feel the above information helpful

Happy Friday

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Sunday Vibes

We like to take a casual walk at a neighborhood coastal resort  after a long run on Sundays. the late afternoon glow, the Mediterranean architecture details, french cafe, rose gardens, the sea not that far and the sunset…etc. are just like a dream to me.  Wouldn’t be nice to take a little get-away over the weekend to recharge once a while?

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I always like the Meditation stonework.
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Lush rose garden always make me feel great
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a coffee moment with some fresh flowers

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Now, it is sunset time.
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Candles make me expect a romantic and peaceful evening

In case, you would like to incorporate some aged Mediterranean pieces for your interiors, here are some of my picks:

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Antique Table

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Happy Sunday

 

From Louis Vuitton X Exhibition to Your Patio Party

Couple of weeks ago, we went to visit Louis Vuitton X  pop-up exhibition in Beverly Hills. It is about  an immersive journey through the House’s 160-year history of creative exchanges and artistic collaborations. Discover over 180 items from Louis Vuitton’s archives.  Well, it is a quite a show and very interesting to see how they put up a fashionable color-palette , showcase their production process, iconic designs over the years and artworks. Please join me for a short tour.

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Avocado Green and Pink —Very Youthful Color Palette
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The high-polished flooring creates a great backdrop to showcase LV fashion.
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LV Leather Materials—Love those colors!
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Craftmanship

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Iconic

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The favorite part for me is actually the patio lounge area.  And when we got there, there were not many people. So I can really checked out all of the details.

First of all, I love how they use pink on the floorings and chairs—-such a cheerful color that light up everybody’s mood immediately.

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Cheerful Pink!

And different shades and patterns of yellow and white on pillows give eye a rest and also create resort-like casual atmosphere.

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Love those tassels on the white pillows–very playful

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Now you get some ideas to style your patio party with some dramas.

Get the look

Happy Saturday

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Turmeric—Next Big Color Trend in 2020 Interiors

You may already see Turmeric color from runway, cars, objects, etc…  The color is kind of catch your eye now—fresh, fashionable, youthful and exciting.

Turmeric is an enlivening orange that infuses a hint of pungency into the palette (Color descriptions by The Pantone Color Institute).

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I guess we may have stayed millennium pink and pastels too long and truly need something different or something to break through to.  The more I look at this color, the more I fall in love with.

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Le’s take a look from fashion  inspiration first:

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Turmeric looks good with light blue.
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Turmeric looks good in the refined interiors.
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Look Good with Pink
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Look Good with Nutrals Tones

All right, let’s tour some interior spaces featured with turmeric color.

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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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Monday Inspirations

I usually have a long run on Sundays.  So I go easy on Mondays and schedule client meetings afterwards.  Monday is a perfect time for me to organize interior pictures I took when I went to show houses and places with beautiful room decor.  There are tons of them.  I will have to file them as inspirations for different projects.

 

First of all, my inspiration always come from nature. We happened to have a little rain this morning.  My backyard garden was so romantic in the rain and I shot this picture of a lemon:

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The lemon with water drops make me feel so grounded, happy and peaceful.

Here are rest of interior pictures  for today’s filing:

 

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Wherever I go, I always take  pictures of flowers.  They are just such beauties.
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A beautiful table-set for a perfect autumnal afternoon tea.  Life is beautiful!
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To- the floor- drapery with a simple form yet a little details will always be a great idea to uplift a room, make it  warm, elegant and lady-like.  I love the pink and checkered floor–chic and classic.
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soft and romantic. Love the trim detail.
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This my today’s favorite.  Love the orange chinoiserie wallpaper and cream channel-backed mid-century sofa.  Nicely done for a mix-and-match style.
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Love the   blue-white chinoisorie vase, cream lamp-shaded wall scone against lime-green glass-cloth wallpaper.

 

I hope you find those interiors inspirational.

 

Happy Monday

 

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Breakfast Nook Makeover

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We did this house several years ago and just made some fresh-up recently.  The big change is the drapery.  This green silky drapery with Chinoiserie cornice is actually talking to the current silk area rug and the main color scheme in the dining room and living room.   I am never a big fan for a cookie-cutter brownish kitchen.  By installing this long elegant drapery and some chinoiserie decor and a modern oversized chandelier over the breakfast dining table, we really make the space brighter, much bigger, airy and organized with a touch of elegance.  Although it is still traditional, it is very chic and fresh.

A Sunbathed Office

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This is today’s magic time when the sun shines through the office window. The brass, emerald green, pink are all my favorites.