Color Scheme for Maximalism in 2019

We are in the beginning of the year and it rains a lot.  Whenever I visit a new art show wit full of colors, a boutique stores with fresh and interesting color palette, I always feel super inspired, especially at the winter season of the year.  We want to see the colors to look forward to  the future and stay motivated.

 

Maximalism design at home starts to kick in main street back several years ago. With bold and saturated colors of the year  2019 announcement from different paint companies and Pantone, I feel 2019 may be the year for Maximalism to play big.

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You can click here to read more about Maximalism color by Sherwin William

8 Ways to Update your Home with Budget

Remodeling is always a such a daunting job for most of home owners.  There are so many factors you have to consider.  Here are 12 ideas can pay them off in the long run.

  1. Paint walls.  A fresh coat of paint can breathe new life into a space, tidy up faded walls, and works to set the stage for the look and feel of the room.

 

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2. Paint the front door.

Curb appeal is everything, a fresh coat of paint, polished hardware, and a tidy porch will catch the eye of buyers every time.

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3. Paint kitchen cabinets

The kitchen is the heart of the home and the place where family and friends hang out together all the time.  The instant make-over of your kitchen is to paint those cabinets.   Paint can work wonders on everything, and kitchen cabinets are no exception.  If you like kitchen and colors, here are some inspirations.

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Click here to lear how to paint kitchen cabinets

4.  Invest in architectural details such as millwork and trim.  The moldings and frame always give a home a sense that it is ‘finished’ and can make people feel that the space has been carefully constructed with quality.

Alyssa Kapito, Holiday House 2017, NYC.
Alyssa Kapito, Holiday House 2017, NYC.

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Friday Eye-candies— Glamours Hollywood Homes

TGIF!  After a long week, I hope you are able to wind down for a relaxing Friday evening with a glass of red wine and enjoy some of the glamous interiors I am going going to share with you in this blog.  They are either edgy on the color palettes, having one of the art collections or still keeping flawless classic charm:

 

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“The chartreuse color in the dining room actually inspired the entire space.”
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classic English charm.

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Happy Friday

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Pantone Fall 2018 Fashion Colors

It’s all about color story of originality, ingenuity and creativity through fashion.  The Pantone Fashion Color Trend Report for London Autumn/Winter 2018 features a bold palette of autumnal hues complemented by some more surprising shades.

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For a yellow with plenty of bite, the tart and sprightly Limelight hits the spot. “Animated and effervescent,” Pantone explains that this, “pungent yellow-green becomes the center of attention.”
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A beautiful orange, slightly more red than yellow, Russet Orange seems primed to take over as the new bold organic du jour — Pantone links it to nature and foliage, noting, “This forest floor orange speaks to earthen warmth.”

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A rich silky hue that sits somewhere between the true yellow of gold and the greenish undertones of brass, Ceylon Yellow is described as a, “savory and spicy yellow [that] adds an exotic touch.”
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A delicate, energetic floral shade, Crocus Petal feels like the sweet, barely subdued understudy to Ultraviolet. Pantone calls it, “A cultivated and refined hue [that] adds a light and airy spring-like feeling.”

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A rich jewel-tone straight off of the classic autumnal palette, Valiant Poppy is a, “brave and outgoing red shade effusive in its allure,” according to Pantone.
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This year’s Color of the Year pick, Ultraviolet is a vibrant, spiritual purple grounded by deep blue undertones. “Inventive and imaginative Ultra Violet lights the way for what is yet to come,” says Pantone.
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Nebulas Blue is an electric, celestial shade, which Pantone describes as, “reminiscent of twilight,” and “a thoughtful, starry-eyed blue.”

 

Many of these unique shades easily stand on their own, however mixing and combining unexpected colors can help create a signature style or look. Adding an unexpected element allows for the artistry and originality that optimizes individuality…

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A splash of Pink

For some weired reason, I always have a mood for color of pink on Wednesday.  What about you?  What is your mood color on Wednesday?  From hot pink, blush to muted pastel, pink always evokes feeling of romance, dream, elegance, feminism, sophistication and sweetness.

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Roses in different shades of pink for a Spring garden high-tea time.

 

 

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Pink flowers always look gorgeous with blue-and-white vase.
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The pink tablecloth pairing with  pink florals is always such a romantic approach for a Valentine’s Day  table decor.
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Pink flowers and birthday cake—my favorite!
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Pink and Pantone’s Ultra Violet means feminine and beautiful
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Pink with neutrals.
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Pink flowers add freshness and modern flair to this traditional dining room.
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Muted pink is one of signature colors for Scandinavia design.
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Pink and red means nobel, elegant and fashionable.
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Hot pink means pay attention to me!
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Pink— a soft touch for your office.

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Pink is spring color.
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Pink and brass—elegant yet modern.
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Pink walls and ceiling
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A romantic spot.

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A vintage pink print over the fireplace
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It looks like we do use a lot of pink in our design projects.

Happy Wednesday

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Instagram’s New Favorite

It’s February.  I am really looking for some colors.   I  scrolled  through Instagram for inspiration and found this new beauty—-a recently repainted colorful Saguaro Hotel, Palm Spring.   New York based architects Peter Stamberg and Paul Aferiat originally designed the hotel with the vision of matching the fourteen hues to fourteen local plants and wildflowers native to California’s Colorado desert.

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The Saguaro Hotel and its sister hotel in Scottsdale, Arizona became instant Instagram favorites.

 

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Hope you find inspiration too.

 

Happy Tuesday

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6 Ways to Bring a Little Lagom to your Interiors

Hygge might have been the décor buzz word in the last couple of years.   But this year,  Lagom, a Swedish concept is set to change the way we decorate our homes and look after our health and well-being.

Unlike hygge—the Danish idea of “coziness” that promotes warmth and comfort—lagom is a life style.  It means   “just the right amount,” focusing  on moderation and creating the perfect balance between not too much and not too little across everything from work/life balance to financial well-being.

Coming across a lot of recent designs and Instagram,  I feel that lagom interiors may be on the way to become one of the  design trends to watch in 2018!  Here are 6 ways to adopt a little lagom into your interior today:

  1. Efficient flow: Creating balance in a space is much more than just the aesthetics of the room, is also incorporates the way that the room flows and how it supports the way that you use it.  Will the scale of the furniture fits the space or overwhelm the space?    Can you comfortably move around the room without having to squeeze past furnishings? Meeting needs such as these, without overcomplicating the design is an important component of lagom interiors – take a practical approach to the design process for a space that offers everything you need. LAGMON-2061369-1485546693.640x0c
  2. Calm color palettes: The color of your home can have a profound impact on your mood and well-being.   We all find that calm, soothing natural colors such as white gray, muted pastels and light earthy tones can absolutly relax us and provide a simple and fuss-free foundation for a beautifully balanced room.
  3. Practicality  and functionality: There is a purpose for each room and decor accessories in terms of functionality and the way it triggers your emotion.
  4. Natural materials and craftsmanship: : Lagom promotes to make things less complicated and allow the natural beauty of materials and artisan craftsmanship to shine such as celebrating the grace of woven natural materials, the warmth of raw oak and the purity of soft cotton. IMG_2894.jpglagomscandinavian-traditional-kitchen-sweden-sweden-by-sigmar-2Lagom-Decor-2
  5. Layer effect: Tone-on-tone theme with various textures and materials to creat a warm yet sophisticated space.  lagomeclectic-bathroom-stockholm-sweden-by-studioilse-1Lagom-Decor-17
  6. Mix something new and something old to build up characters and personality: The antique, vintage pieces always add history, depth, story and charisma to the space, making it fun to live with and often spark a good conversation.  NPLivingroomholidayguestroom-1kitchen24.jpgIMG_3827.jpgblackinteriors.jpgLagom-Decor-18

 

 

Happy Saturday!

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Maximalism in 2018

It’s finally Friday and its grey, cloudy and overcast in LA.  I thought the rain is coming but Siri said no.  Anyway, it will be a perfect day to cuddle at home, doing some heavy readings and just gathering all of my thoughts together.   I came across some topics on interior trends in 2018.   One of the trends that everybody is talking  about is Maximalism.  I talked about Maximalism in one of my blog last year and it seems that this trend  is going to mainstream in 2018.  For me, Maximalism is so inevitable after several-years of Kondoing and Scandinavia minimalism.  It gives you a such big release and freedom to express yourself.  When you start to see a lot of colors, patterns , textures and adoring objects, you truly feel happy from inside.

 

First of all, here is the food.  This is one of of the events we went recently.  Don’t you just love these colorful veggies?

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And here is the tabletop I just did for our MLK weekends.  Don’t you agree with me—the more the merrier?

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Here are some great plates and linens with patter-on-pattern Maximalism style.

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Then here is the art event we went recently.  It’s Pip & Pop’s debut US installation entitled “Here Comes Sunshine”.   The installation is constructed by highly detailed works that embrace notions of abundance, utopian dreams and fleeting pleasure.  The installation made me feel so happy for the whole night.

 

 

 

Last but not else, here are some great Maximalism interiors I really enjoy.

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Love the saturated color palette and various textures.
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a cheerful living room
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Hope you enjoy all of these happy vibes too.

 

 

Holiday House of KHK Designs 2017—2018

 

 

 

 

Wish you a wonderful 2018

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Pantone Color of the Year 2018

On Dec 7th,  Pantone announced color of the year 2018—Pantone 18-3838 Ultra Violet.    Inventive and imaginative, Ultra Violet lights the way to what is yet to come.

Pantone says “a dramatically provocative and thoughtful purple shade, PANTONE 18-3838 Ultra Violet communicates originality, ingenuity, and visionary thinking that points us toward the future.”

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Read more 

 

Happy Friday