6 ways to Master the Art of Mixing and Matching for Your Home Decor

We often have fun to mix  high and low, old and new and of course different aesthetics. Mixing of all kinds will add interest and character into the space.  In order to keep the cohesive vibe overall, we will have to  use some common elements to thread through the different layers.  And  here is the case study for the corner space for the project we recently designed. We would like to create a chic, fresh, elegant, polished decor  style while still keeping it inviting and cozy.  Here is how we did it—today, we are going to share 6 tips on how we artfully mix high and low, modern and classical, old and new to achieve this goal.

  1. Rule #1, always keep an overall color palette  neutral if you are going to take a mix& match approach.
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Color palette–cream, ivory, champaign, blush, muted pastels, blue, orange and gold

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5 Ways to Transform your Home with Beautiful Rugs

The weather drops so low in LA today. And this is just reminding us that winter is still here. Well, you might already take away all of your holiday decor that made your home cozy and warm. There is one magical item that you really should still keep it around. Yes, rug, please. As matter of the fact, you should keep several of rugs in your home–runner for your kitchen and hallway, a large area statement area rug for your living room, a faux fur rug for your relaxing corner and rug-on-rug-on-rug style to bring in  pattern, color and  some casual bohemian vibes.  In the following, we will talk about how different style of rugs can transform and elevate your home in a second.

  1. A touch of coziness.corner

For this newly designed project we just did recently, we throw a cream faux fur rug under a clean-lined modernized classical gilded chair to make the corner of this all-white room warm, cozy, inviting and romantic.

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For the study room project we did several years ago, we also had this faux fur rug by the window seat to create that a cozy and relaxing zone in the study.

2. A wow factor statement.

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For this entry we did several years ago in Walnut, we used an emerald green silky rug with geometric lines to eco the circle design at the edge of the entry table.

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This is the entry for one of our holiday show-houses a couple of year ago. We love this large floral pattern rug at the entry to wow the guest.

3. To keep cohesive through rooms and holistic decor.

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We did this modern house project last year. We actually keep the client’s Moroccan style rug and start to curate the whole house decor based on the color palette on the rug.

4. Add a  touch of whimsical and interest by stacking different rugs together casually.

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For this new project we just did, we actually stack two rugs together to have that extra coziness.

We are really obsessed with layering different rugs together to create visual interest.

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5. Transform your home with Scandinavia chic and cleaness.

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The Popular Blue from Different Brands

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.

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Hague Blue No. 30

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A strong blue, reminiscent of Dutch external woodwork. Dark Tones undercoat.
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Hague Blue Pairing with Warm Wood Tones, Rose Gold and Brass Create Modern yet inviting Decor.

Pitch Blue 220

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This strong cobalt blue, with its dose of black pigment, takes its name from the dark sticky tar often used in roofing.
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Pitch Blue creates such cozy canopy to relax and refresh.

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New York State of Mind 805

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This color is part of the Classic Color Collection. timeless and elegant.
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New York State of Mind pairing with white creates fresh and crisp atmosphere to carry a very vivid conversation.

Sherwin-Williams

Naval

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Yes, this is Sherwin-Williams color of the year 2020—-a serene shade with a hint of opulence.
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Sherwin-Williams’ Naval works very well with brass, marble and wood tones.

Then here is Pantone color of the year 2020—Classic Blue

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You can click here about Pantone Color of the Year 2020

Shop the Color:

Waterford Lismore Diamond Cobalt Vase 8 Inch

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Marchesa Shades of Blue Serving Bowl by Lenox

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Ralph Lauren Mandarin-Blue Dinner Plate

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Wedgwood 5C10210222 5 Piece Place Setting, Renaissance Gold

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Wedgwood Anthemion Rim Soup Plate, 9″, Blue

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Wedgwood Sarah’s Garden Fine Earthenware 10 3/4-Inch Dinner Plates, Set of 4, Blue

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Colonial Candle Wedgwood 8 Inch Classic Dinner Candles

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KAF Home Chateau Easy-Care Cloth Dinner Napkins – Set of 12 Oversized (20 x 20 inches) – Navy Blue

Waterford Half & Half Azure Bowl

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Waterford W Flute Set of 2 Sky

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Wedgwood 2019 Baby’S First Christmas Blue Ornaments

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Wedgwood 2019 Holiday Ornaments The Christmas Sky at Night

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Waterford 2019 Times Square Replica Ball Ornament 4.6″

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Wedgwood 2019 Holiday Ornaments – Figural Christmas Tree

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Kinto – Aqua Culture Vase (Blue, Large)

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Kinto FOG Plate φ200mm Blue

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Jonathan Adler Men’s Full Dose Valet Tray, Blue/Gold, One Size

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Tom Dixon Men’s Large Water Candle, Blue, One Size

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SKAN D · NA VISK Skandinavisk HAV Scent Diffuser, 200 ml

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NEST Fragrances Classic Candle- Blue Garden, 8.1 oz

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Yadira One-of-a-kind Mudcloth Lumbar Pillow

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Price: $165.00

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10 New White Hues from Dunn-Edwards

A range of white hues have been my favorite color schemes since they always help create either a timeless classical room or lay-back crispy beach style. And most importantly, the whites are always able to work with other colors to create a very balanced decor. If you really want to use Pantone color of the year 2019–Live Coral, it is always a good idea to add some punch of warm whites to balance off this super bright hue to make the space more livable. And of course, who doesn’t love white-on-white tones to create  such a soothe and relaxing environment. The good news is that Dunn-Edwards recently expanded its collection of whites in the Perfect Palette® color system with a new collection of 10 higher-hiding whites, offering design professionals and consumers even more choices.

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Here are 10 new white hues from Dunn-Edwards

  • Almond Milk (DEHW01): a soft warm and fresh white that creates an inviting space
  • White Daisy (DEHW02): a brighter, crisp white with a touch of warmth that plays well with other colors, yet can stand on its own
  • Coconut Grove (DEHW03): a neutral, bright white that is clear and clean and a perfect pairing for pastels
  • Swiss Meringue (DEHW04): a neutral, soft white that balances warmth and coolness
  • At First Light (DEHW05): a neutral white with depth that is perfect for modern and traditional projects
  • North to Alaska (DEHW06): a neutral, cooler white that is crisp and clean
  • Sugar Swizzle (DEHW07): a neutral, cooler white with depth to avoid a sterile look
  • Classic White (DEHW08): a cool white that is illuminating and pure
  • Be Cool (DEHW09): a cool white that is brilliant and sparkling with energy, great for trim work and modern spaces
  • Icy White (DEHW10): a cool white that’s snowy and bright

You can view the whole collection by clicking here

And we are in the process to reveal our Holiday Show-House 2019–2020 and yes, we use a lot of white-on-white tones, you can click here to check the cream dining room  we just revealed today

 

Happy Tuesday

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Happy Halloween

Today is the day! Happy Halloween, guys! Life is about celebrating every  moment. I hope you will have a fabulous Halloween night!

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Getting ready for the party–small details do matter.
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Ready for a photo shooting for Halloween tabletop.
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Here is a relaxing and fun Halloween party table.

Shop the Look for Your Fall Decor:

zhengjun Ceramic Flower Vase Diamond Geometric Decor, Blue Modern Minimalist Flower Pot for Wedding Living Room Home Decoration (Blue, Medium)

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Royal Doulton Pacific Tapas Plates, 6.3-Inch, Blue, Set of 6

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Happy Thursday

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3 Home Trends from WestEdge 2019

It had been super busy in the last several days from WestEdge show to working on the on-going  projects. WestEdge is hosted every year at the end of Oct mainly to show local small home goods makers’ handcrafted products in Los Angeles and of course some global brands in kitchen and bath as well.  The show venue is usually modern and chic. I partially enjoy their outdoor lounge area in the beautiful SoCal sunshine in fall. Here are 3 homes trends we saw from this year’s show:

  1. Muted pastel color palette on tiles, ceramic objects:

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2. Dramatized Lighting Fixtures:

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3. Fashion-forward Decorative Pluming Hardwares:

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5 High-Style Living Rooms with Cream and White Rugs

I am always attracted to neutral rugs such as white and cream since they can complete any sophisticated interiors and add a touch of quiet elegance to these rooms.

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White-on-White—the white rug , ceiling and sofa with varied textures together create soothing yet high-style decor.
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by White Webb.  The cream rug is a perfect backdrop for upholstered classical furniture and adds a touch of modernity into this traditional living room.
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by Margery Wedderburn Interiors, LLCOuld   Crispness and Old-world Charm
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by DH INTERIORS INC.    A oversized rug truly make this living room as a get-away paradise.

 

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By Madeline Stuart & Associates   This cream rug is just like a canvas for the abstract artwork with pop colors.

 

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Amazing Williamsburg® Paint Color Collection by Benjamin Moore

Hi, guys, it’s Monday. So let’s enjoy some Monday Blue:

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The West Parlor at Washington’s Mount Vernon was first painted an eye-popping Prussian blue in 1787.
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As part of signature 18th century colonial colors, this Prussian Blue truly lighted up my Monday.

This morning, I came across the blog by Quintessence —At Home in Colonial Williamsburg with Anthony Baratta.  

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Collaborating with The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, Benjamin Moore actually introduced Williamsburg® Paint Color Collection with 144 colors back 2013.   Here are some of my favorites:
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Upper Walls:  CW-585  Ewing Blue
Lower Walls:  CW-30  Market Square Shell
Ceiling:  CW-595  Chesapeake Blue
Trim:  CW-5  Harwood Putty
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Walls:  CW-50  Tyler Gray
Ceiling:  CW-650  Palace Pearl
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Walls:  Washington Blue  CW-630
Highboy:  Cornwallis Red  CW-315
Here are several more:
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A stunning example of the depth of color unearthed by Colonial Williamsburg research is seen here in this powder room, painted in Carter Plum CW-355.
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Bassett Hall Green CW-480, shown on the walls of this stairwell, with risers in Geddy Gray CW-720, reflect how the traditional paint colors of the Williamsburg® Paint Color Collection can combine distinct colors for a fresh and sophisticated look.
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Well you can tell  that the color palettes for Williamsburg Paint Color collection are truly timeless and quite adapt to today’s contemporary living.
In case you are planning to do some fresh make-over for your home to celebrate the coming holiday season, this might be the perfect paint collection for you. And you can explore the whole Williamsburg® Paint Color Collection by clicking here
And of course, if you would like to learn more about autistic colonial colors in 18th century such as Prussian Blue I mentioned at the very beginning of this blog, you can click here to read more.
In addition, we have curated a set of Williamsburg home decor accessories for you here:
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The Chinoiseries door surround in the Supper Room of the Governor’s Palace in Williamsburg, Virginia, inspired the Fincastle Mirrors. Made of solid hardwood, covered in antique silver metal leaf with an antique lacquer finish. Get the Price
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The brass sculptures of tea drinking Chinese men, named “Hyson” and “Bohea” were inspired by 18th-century tea accoutrements held by The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, for Chinese teas were popular in 18th-century Virginia. The historical impact of tea cannot be understated. British demand for tea wares sparked the Industrial Revolution, and a British tax on tea led to the American Revolution. Colonial Williamsburg’s bountiful collections of 18th-century tea wares – made to accommodate the new social ceremony?which are designed with a “Trend Meets Tradition” approach that keeps them fresh. The English have been smitten with Asian goods and designs “in the Chinese taste” since Catherine of Braganza brought a dowry of Asian trade routes to her marriage to King Charles II of England in 1662. The WILLIAMSBURG “Bohea” and Hyson” sculptures were motivated by a print in the Colony. Get the Price
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Take a step back through time while peering into the Governor’s Palace Mirror from the WILLIAMSBURG collection. The neoclassical design of the past has been updated to fit in any modern space. Get the Price

Happy Monday with a Lot of Blue

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5 Non-Traditional Fall Entry Door Decor

In case, you cannot wait to update your front door decor for the fall season but rather stay away from traditional super saturated fall-color scheme, I have 5 ideas for you.

  1. Paint your door with navy blue, mint blue, grey blue  or all sorts of blue color and do have your favorite pumpkins since orange-blue color palette is chic, modern and fashion-forward. By the way, blue, navy blue and mint blue will be trendy for the next several years and those shades are versatile with different styles.bo1472220882049bofall-porch-decor-plaid-rug-1560179524Front door with Halloween decorationsboMy-Indigo-and-Orange-Fall-Front-Porchbost-lucia-teal

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Shop the Look

Holiday Living Plastic Pumpkin Figurine

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Package of 8 Pieces Assorted Orange Artificial Pumpkins Fall Party Table Fireplace Decor Wreath Craft Harvest Halloween Pumpkins Thanksgiving Centerpieces

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2. Simply have a modern door mat.

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Shop the look:

Chihen Floor Mat Carpet Doormat Door Mat Type Absorbent, Non-Slip Floor Mats Entrance Door Reduction Mat Doormat (Color : Simple Geometry-Blue, Size : 80cmX100cm)

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3. Have a Mid-century or indurstrial-style-style bench.

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Shop the Look:

Best Choice Products Mid-Century Industrial Metal Dining Bench w/Wood Seat, Floor Protectors, Espresso

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HOMES: Inside + Out IDF-3529WH-BN White Trevin Industrial Bench,

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Modway Shore Aluminum Outdoor Patio Bench in Silver Gray

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Christopher Knight Home 304104 Andre Outdoor Textured Grey Oak Finish Light Weight Concrete Dining Bench, Black

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4. Have some textured modern pillows.

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Shop the Look:

TK Classics PILLOW-NAVY-S-2x Outdoor Square Throw Pillows, Set of 2, Navy

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TK Classics Set of 2 Outdoor Rectangle Throw Pillows, Navy

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Christopher Knight Home 300765 Corona Outdoor Pillow Set, Orange

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5. Yes,  lighting fixtures please.

 

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Shop the Look:

Lights4fun, Inc. Set of Two Black Metal Battery Operated LED Flameless Candle Lanterns for Indoor Outdoor Use

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Happy Monday

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Fall 2019 Luxury Home Decor and Furnishings Trends

Well,  I am so so glad that finally I am able to sit in front of my Mac and blog again. I had a crazy schedule in the past two weeks between work and fall markets and new product launchings. But I feel pretty awarding after I started to put things together and truly got inspired by all of the new color palettes, fabric, decor objects, concepts, styles… I highlighted the 6 trends for luxury home decor and furnishings market in the following video: Organic; Color & Pattern; Modern; Form; Warm and Inviting; Refined; Mixed and Match. You can just lay back and enjoy!

 

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