When people do renovations and decorate their home, they always ignore the hallways and rather keep them plain and boring. One of the important functions for hallways is to keep your guests’ eyes wander. There are 4 steps we did to make the hallway interesting in this project:
Have the floor-to-ceiling drapery on the wall with openings to make the space unified and elegant.
Have a statement chair against the wall like the love seat we have here.
Have a piece of art. We used a classical gold frame for this modern photography to create fresh contrast.
When September is here, we start to feel the fall. One of the decor styles that has inspired me in the last several weeks is Bohemian style, the style featured with bright colors & patterns, cozy seatings, artsy mix-and-match and vibrant textiles. Aren’t those we love natural beauty for the fall? Then we had this design project and it is a country house. There are exposed beams and stone walls which make house look very organic. And the house is filled with natural light. The client wants to keep the original country style but wants the house look have fresh and updated rather than too heavy and traditional. The client likes bright colors and feminine touches. Here we go— a chic bohemian country style for her. Here for 6 ways how we create the look:
Paint all walls light gray and all trims and ceilings bright white to create a modern clean and crisp backdrop for the later vibrant furnishings and bouncing around light while still keep the stone walls and exposed beams. The contrast of the old and new gives the whole house a very fresh looking.
Have petite upholstered furniture spread around the house such as chairs and ottomans in jewelry tones to give it a sophisticated and feminine touch.
Have bright Moroccan area rugs in the house for the vibrant vibe.
Have unmatched bohemian draperies to make the whole space whimsy, playful and elegant.
Artsy arrangement of modern artworks on the fireplace and walls.
It’s a fresh week again. A grand entry at your home means a good Fengshui and a great start. We all agree that the hallway definitely makes the first impression and sends the message about who you are. Today, I am going to share 5 ways to decorate an entry by sharing this new hallway make-over project we just did.
An elegant furniture set makes the focal point and defines the sophistication of the space. For this traditional house, we use more modern yet still-classy furniture to contrast the old style and bring freshness into the space.
A right color palette make guests feel pleasant and welcome. The ivory, coral, pink and black color palette in this foyer creates formal yet relaxing and soft atmosphere.
A runner pulls guests eyes down to the floor and draws guests to the house. The bird-pattened runner here adds more visual interest.
A chandelier over the display table in the foyer talks to the whimsical runner and is the must for the estate like this.
It’s Monday again. Luckily, the temperature in LA lowers 10 degree. It’s only 90 degree. I know. But if you head the news, LA was over 100 degree over the weekend. It was kind of crazy. Since today’s weather is better, I am in the mood to post something nice. We are in the middle of finishing this room make-over. The details will follow. Here is the sneak peek.
A pretty dressing room is every woman’s dream. It really doesn’t matter how big or small the home is, there is a always a way to make it stylish. The dressing space we designed here is actually at the corner of the master bedroom. Here are the 5 steps we took to make the space very special:
A pink pleated vanity chair sets the tone for the functionality of the corner.
A white-lacquered make-up desk with brass hardwares makes the space classy yet modern.
A whimsical lacquered mirror echoes the makeup desk and lights up the corner space.
Lavender Chinoiserie wallpaper has a very feminine touch to the space.
A two-tiered tray makes the desk very neat and organized.
Pink and red peonies give a fresh and elegant touch.
If you are planning doing something about your dressing room, I hope these 6 tips help.