Hi, guys, I hope your new week started with a positive tune. As usual, I love to share some rooms that I came across over the weekend. The reason I share them here is not only because they are beautiful but also they are quite unique with full of good ideas and personality. Often, the rooms that touch our hearts are not the rooms that are highly polished, but rather approachable yet with some surprises.
I have designed some modern interiors for my recent projects. People love SoCal’s airy vibes filled with natural lights. Meanwhile, they also would like to incorporate textures, geometric artworks, patterns, pops of color and earthy tones to create an inviting and warm atmosphere. For this San Gabriel modern home project we did, we add a smoke glass chandelier with a brass stem, several sky blue-pink -background geometric artworks, a grey velvet pouf, an oversized blush tufted square ottoman to bring a healthy dose of warmth , interest and depth to the space while we e keep the original motif-patterned Moroccan rug and brown leather swivel chair. Also, two elegant silver-leafed side tables we placed by the mid-century low-back sectional elevate the space with sophistication and luxury. So the end result is airy, light yet warm, modern, clean yet glamorous.
In case you are interested in the designer sider table we used for the project, now it is on our Labor Day promo and here are the details for the piece:
With double the style and twice the glamour, what’s not to love about this charming end table? Its metal frame features a Lightly Brushed Chrome finish while its signature circular top and bottom shelf are finished in Soft Silver Leaf. Thoughtfully designed, both shelves offer an integrated storage drawer for functionality and with it’s small profile, this cute number can fit just about anywhere.
Metal frame in Lightly Brushed Chrome. Top and bottom shelfs in Soft Silver Leaf. One drawer in top and bottom shelves. Drawer interiors in Soft Silver Paint.
Top shelf: 16″W x 17.5″D Bottom shelf: 18.5″W x 24.5″D Space between shelves: 9.250″
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.
One of the simple and easy way to refresh your living space is to change your sofa throw pillows. Somehow, piles of pillows with unique design on your sofa always make your living space homy, cozy and elegant. As you know, design is all in the details. Pillow insert materials, trims, pipings and tassels on pillow design all make a huge difference on the overall looking.
For the project we did in San Gabriel valley, we chose decorative pillows based on the colors and patterns of client’s existing Morocan-style rug.
Decorating is usually the final touch to make the room look finished with personality. In today’s blog, I would like to share one of our recent projects—a San Gabriel Modern House—Entry Before and After.
The client remolded her house not long ago—painted the whole house, changed the floor and re-did the kitchen. However somehow, the client felt that she might need a professional interior designer help her put everything together and finish the house. Here are several steps we did to create that chic, modern yet inviting space.
Entry Before and After
The client used to have a much smaller chest with a burst mirror hanging above it at her entry as it showed in the following first photo. What we did is to replace that short and bulky chest with a long yet sleek marble-top console to make the whole vignette look modern and more proportional. Also, we used classic black houndstooth wallpaper to elevate the space. The muted multi-color artwork and jewel-toned glass vases are highlights for the vignette adding touch of elegance and youthfulness to the entry. The greenery underneath the console makes the space alive.
Last but not least is the proper lighting for the whole entry vignette since there is not that much natural light in this area. We used adjustable LED ceiling light fixture with warm light to light up the entry.
We also replaced the original cabinets with a bi-folding door and simple shelving system.
Underneath the stair and by the side of entry, we installed a pull-out rack, a bench and an artwork together to form a casual, relaxing yet functional vignette set.
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Good morning! How’s your Sunday going so far? I woke up earlier and watered my garden first. I feel it is such a bless for me to enjoy my garden in the morning. I love to observe how morning sun light shines through the greeneries with a little cute dew drops. It is such a romantic moment for me. What’s your Sunday mood? what color are you in mood for today?
We visited an art installation yesterday and it is about colorful rolling-hill landscape in Ireland. I’ve never been to Ireland and I guess people there must be very happy. You know that is true since we all have a good time on St. Patric’s Day. so here is my sunday color block mood-board. Enjoy!
Hello, guys, TGIF! It’s another long and hot week. I hope everyone is still doing great! Have you read my 6 Designer Wall Covering Ideas to Uplift Your Interiors I? If you haven’t, please click here to read And today, I am going to share the rest 3 ideas that you can do to elevate your living space without doing big construction job.
4. Hang some artworks (or create a gallery wall) that talk to you and coordinate or uniform your current interiors. The frame, the theme, color palettes, the arrangement and how high you should hang them onto the walls all play important roles to create that pleasant artsy decor. Click here to learn some tips on how to hang your artwork like a pro.
5. Stencil them up. You may not a big fan of wallpaper, although they are not your grandmother’s wallpaper and there are tones of cool designs out there and they are also much easier to get rid of in case you change your mind. You can stencil you walls instead. The key thing here is you’d got some patterns that work in your space and you have a good painter who know how to do a good job.
6. Just install an over-sized mirror to bounce light, reflect space, create a dilution of much bigger space.
One of my favorite things to do over the summer weekends is scrolling around little beach towns in the neighborhood. I couldn’t think where I can go to get some fresh cool beach breeze , explore unexpected vintage founds and enjoy my different colors of macarons. Often, the color palettes on the hight streets of these little towns are so fascinated that they put me in such a relaxing mood. I start to slow down and really take time to absorb and observe my surroundings. So, today I am going to feature color of red. Color of red refers to passion, happiness , positive vibes, high fashion, romance. When pairing with pale blue, pink , black and blush, it creates different moods.
Happy Friday! I have worked on specifying dimmer- able LEDs for the whole week and it took a lot of time to communicate back -and- forth with vendors for so many details. Now I feel I need a break to see some beautiful rooms, rooms that use quite unique color schemes, rooms that are eye candy for a Friday retreat. Are you ready? Here we go:
Happy Friday. I hope your life is filled with actions, fulfillments, progresses and happiness in this passing week. Just in the last couple of days, I came cross a lot of polka-dots when I seached for inspiration. Yes, it all started from Paris Haute Couture and street style 2019–2020:
Don’t you just fall in love with these pretty polkadot dresses and accessories! Welcome to summer!
This trend also goes strong in interior designs. I love polka-dot patterns because they are light, playful, youthful and elegant. So today I am going to share 6 ways to make your home fun yet sophisticated by incorporating polka dot patterns.