Color and shape often impact how we feel about a space. As we are spending more and more time at home, the feel that home gives to us does matter. Today we are going to tour a gorgeous Victorian home with a cool vibe thanks to its color palette and playful geometric shapes. Here are our favorites.
This is the week we celebrate patriotic colors of red, blue and white at home. Today we are going to focus on blue. Blue is probably the most favorite color by people globally. There’s a reason we think of blue as relaxing: it actually tends to lower our heart rates, blood pressure, and even our body temperature. Studies of memory have demonstrated that memory is enhanced by blue light and blue light can even kill some bacteria. Blue often represents :trustworthy, dependable, tranquil,peaceful, calming. Here are 3 of our favorite blue paint colors this year:
Sherwin-Williams color of the year 2020 —Naval (SW6244)
Naval is a rich navy that creates a calm and grounding environment infused with quiet confidence. And it is bold and fresh at the same time.
The weekend hiking is always such a get-away for us particularly after we had hiked and camped so long in our backyard during this pandemic crisis. Well, it is also good to see people start to appreciate more nature and really focus on their well being. We have never seen the trails are packed with so many crowds before by the beaches, in the mountains and deep in the forests and parks. We human beings always feel good when we are close to nature. And we often find stunning colors and scenery that make us super excited when we explore nature.
We have a tradition for every New Year’s Day. Yes, we will go to beach to enjoy some sunshine , to be close to the ocean to feel its abundance and greatness. Ocean has a magic power that always calm us and show us there are actually tremendous opportunities and hopes out there in the world. And the most important thing ocean teaches us is to be kind, generous and tolenrant from those who are different from you.
Malibu is a city west of Los Angeles, California. It’s known for its celebrity homes and beaches, including wide and sandy Zuma Beach. To the east is Malibu Lagoon State Beach, known as Surfrider Beach for its waves. Nearby is the Spanish Revival–style Adamson House decorated with historical California hand-made tiles. Malibu is such a lovely beach town in SoCal with pretty relaxing vibes. Our trip this time is to visit Nobu, relax at its breath-taking beach-view porch, take a walk on the pier and just stroll around the town.
Nobu, Malibu is Iron Chef Nobu Matsuhisa’s Japanese delicacies, plus California fare, in a modern, beachfront space. “Originally opening in the Malibu Country Mart in 1999 as the fourth Nobu location in the United States, Nobu Malibu moved to it’s current location in 2012. The views of the ocean from nearly every seat in the restaurant, as well as Malibu-specific specialty dishes in addition to all of the Nobu classics, make this a destination dining experience not to be missed.” We have been too Nobu restaurant and hotel in Las Vegas. I will say Nobu Malibu has more relaxing beach get-away vibes while the Las Vegas one gears more toward high-caliber clubbing experiences. Each restaurant has their specialities. But one dish we like from both locations is Black Cod Miso. You’ve got to order it if you have a chance to visit.
Known for its five-star cuisine and decadent Japanese-inspired interiors, you’re likely to spot a Kardashian at this California go-to. The LA-based sushi bar is such a celebrity staple, it’s even name-dropped in three Drake songs and a Kanye track. That said, the opening of their luxury hotel Nobu Ryokan Malibu is bound to attract a star-studded guest list. We didn’t get a chance to visit the hotel this time since it is guests-only(maybe next time). But I found an article from Elle Decor talking about this newly opened 5-star hotel.
Overlooking Carbon Beach along the Pacific Coast Highway, the lodge draws from the area’s laidback California style while boasting Nobu’s signature Japanese design.The building’s original structure was a 1950’s beach motel, which architects Studio PCH and Montalba Architects have dramatically transformed. Each guest room has its own unique interior design, all incorporating teak, bronze, and limestone to maintain a calming neutral color palette throughout. And you can read the rest of the article by clicking here
Actually every color is beautiful and it often takes time to study them. The more you look at them, the more you will fall in love with them. And the most important thing is that how do you pair them with other colors to create a mood, a scene and a story that is intrigue and interesting. We talked about the several popular dark blues from different brandsyesterday and today we are going to focus on Classic Blue pairing with white. Here are some samples.
Classic Blue pairing with warm white creates kind of nostalgia vibes:
Classic Blue pairing with bright crisp white creates a contemporary feel.
And of course, Classic Blue can be just aa touch of color pop from an artwork.
Hope you can get some ideas for your home improvement projects for the holiday season and for the coming new year.
Finally Pantone announced its color of the year 2020—Classic Blue yesterday afternoon, we blogged it immediately after the announcement since we had all being waited this special moment and you can click here to read the whole article . Also, coincidently, we featured the similar color of Pantone Classic Blue in one of our recent finished project, you can have a house tour by watching the follow video:
It looks like that blue in all kinds of shades is going to play big next year. Very earlier on this year, PPT announced its 2020 color of the year—Porcelain Blue. Then, DunnEards announced its color of the year 2020—Mint Fresh. Blue is resting, calm, confident and thought-provoking. Maybe this is what people really need and lean on to step into the new era. Today we are going to talk about several popular blue from different brands.
Farrow & Ball
Hague Blue No. 30
Pitch Blue 220
New York State of Mind 805
Then here is Pantone color of the year 2020—Classic Blue
The Pantone Color Institute has just announced that its 2020 Color of the Year PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue, a deep blue shade that’s at once comforting and relatable.
“The sky at dusk – it’s not a midnight blue, it’s thoughtful, but it’s not so deep and mysterious,” she said. “It speaks to our feelings of anticipation, when you think about the sky at dusk, the day isn’t over. You’re thinking, what’s ahead of us? It’s reassuring, but thought-provoking. It highlights our desire for this dependable, anchoring foundation on which to build as we cross the threshold into a new era. We’re living in a time that requires trust and faith and confidence. We all see this blue sky and can relate to it, it’s approachable.”
This shade of blue is nostalgia yet modern, classic yet fresh, rich yet crisp, thoughtful yet still daring to look forward and take bold actions. It is calm, confidence, trusty and noble. This hue is both genderless and seasonless, making it both accessible and desirable, for people in all walks of life.
Here are some inspirations:
We have featured this hue for one of our latest projects in Oct:
And in our Gift Guides 2019, we featured many deep blue-tone objects:
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.
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.
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.
Hi, guys, Happy Saturday! As usual, I love to work in my garden a little bit earlier in the morning just to refresh my mind and feel good. My backyard garden looks so green and lush now.
So, today, I would like to share the recent makeover I just did for my dining room– new blush draperies, re-upholstered blue velvet French dining chairs, some fresh tabletops, please have a sneak peek: