A Top Trend On Kitchen Faucet Market

The faucet might not be the most important element in a modern kitchen but it is high on the list. So, if you are in the process of a kitchen renovation, you might already notice those commerical-style semi professional faucets online or offline that ask your attention all the time. These semi professionalp pre-rinse faucets are the typical faucets you see in a restaurant or commercial kitchen. They have a high-arc spout with a very high-pressure pull-out spray nozzle to blast off food from plates. Just like commercial-stoves and commercial-style refrigerators, pre-rinse-style faucets started entering the residential kitchen over the last 10 years. Today, they account for a significant share of the kitchen faucet market since people love the fact that the tall height, the exposed hose, and the professional features will turn any kitchen into a true chef’s prep space.

Here are several thoughts to choose a semi-professional faucet unit.

1. We will consider reach, functionality, and coil styles when we spec for clients. Each client has different aesthetic. The open coil is most like a chef’s faucet, but for those who want something more contemporary or easier to clean, they can choose a closed coil style or a unit with a flexible rubber hose. Spray functionality with dual spray that is both powerful and easy to operate is a big plus.

2. Getting the measurements right is important. Many units require a large space, for height and reach. The reach should be proportionate to size of sink and arc or height should reach under cabinets. Also it is important to make sure that there is enough room between wall and faucet to fully leverage the reach/operation of the chef’s faucet.

3. Always choose products with high quality features such as brass construction and ceramic disk cartridges.

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Gerber DH451188SS Foodie Single Handle Pre-Rinse Kitchen Faucet, Stainless Steel

Gerber DH451188SS Foodie Single Handle Pre-Rinse Kitchen Faucet, Stainless Steel

Why we like it: it’s sleek, modern and have a thoughtful balance of form and function. The features we like:

  • STYLISH SINGLE HANDLE FAUCET: The sink faucet is designed for steady flow at 1.75 GPM at 60 PSI to a powerful spray with the help of its twistable spray head and comes with a ceramic disc valve.
  • DURABLE MATERIAL: This single use pre-rinse kitchen faucet is made of brass and has a stainless steel finish with a drip free technology, giving your kitchen a perfect touch of style.
  • THE PERFECT FIT: Measuring 20.56 Inches with a 360-degree swivel, this spring spout faucet is the ideal choice for your modern kitchen.
  • DECK MOUNT FAUCET: The faucet with 3 hole sink applications, mounts on up to 2.5 Inch thick deck making it the right choice for your kitchen sink.
  • PREMIUM QUALITY PLUMBING: Gerber Plumbing offers timeless products that sport a sleek, modern look, and are a thoughtful balance of form and function.
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5 Home Improvements On The Top List of Return To The Investment

Whether you’re renovating a single room or considering a larger-scale layout transformation, it’s important to focus on the spaces that you (and future homebuyers) spend the most time in. Updating the spaces you see and touch daily, such as kitchens and bathrooms as spaces that you interact with every day will not only increase the quality of the experience, but they are at the top of the list for the return on the investment. Today we are going to share about 5 home improvements that are proved to worth the time and effort.

  1. Update an old-fashioned bathroom.

Updating an outdated bath is probably an easy yet high-impact renovation that will make your home more appealing. As we know, bathrooms add value because they’re the first room you go to in the morning, and the last room you go to at night. If the budged is limited, you can just focus on the areas that are subject to the most wear-and-tear such as floor tile and fixtures you love.

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Project of the Day—Large-Format Tile Applications in Our Project

Many years ago, we already started to use large-format tiles from Italy since their designs are always stunning and fashion-forward with elegance.

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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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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. Buy Williamsburg Traditional Beveled Accent Mirror
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7 Beautiful Rooms for Your Friday Retreat

Hi, guys, it’s Friday! I hope you all have a very productive week.   Here is the summary for this week’s posts:

  1. Please click here to learn About Storage and Display System
  2. Please click here to learn one trendy color next year
  3. Please click here  to learn the basics on how to setup a beautiful table-top.
  4. Please click here to learn how wallpaper can transfer your home.

And today, I would love to share with you some of most beautiful and unique rooms that I came across for this week.

1.

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I love how the traditional black-and-white houndstooth fabric on iconic Saarinen chairs complements with floral table-cloth to create a balanced Yin-and-Yang moment

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Mid-Century Modern Woven Fabric Upholstered Accent Arm Chair Set of 2 (Houndstooth)

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Zuo Sappy Dining Chair, Houndstooth

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Black & Off White Table Cloth Napkins (100% Cotton, Floral Hand Block Print, 20X20 inch, Pack of 6) Properly Finished, No Fray Edges | for Home, Kitchen, Dining Room, Holiday

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Floral Tablecloth by Ambesonne, Watercolor Peony Flowers with Black Brush Strokes Romantic Spring Print, Dining Room Kitchen Rectangular Table Cover, 60W X 90L Inches, Light Pink Black White

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Crabtree Collection Deluxe Cotton Table Linens, Bright Colors for Kitchens and Dining Rooms – (Vintage Floral Napkin Set)

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2.

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I love how the designer arranges the artworks and fine furniture like a gallery wall.

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Homelegance 4605GY Metal Base Bench, Grey

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Modway Intersperse Button-Tufted Contemporary Modern Bench With Metallic Geometric Frame in Silver Gray

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Iconic Home Bruno PU Leather Modern Contemporary Tufted Seating Goldtone Metal Leg Bench, Black

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3.

 

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I love this white-on-white color palette in this relaxing and light-filled bedroom. I also love the wall-mounted nightstand which is able to use every square feet of the room.

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White Floating Nightstand with Drawer

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Kate and Laurel Kitt Floating Shelf Side Table with Drawer, Rustic Brown

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Linenwalas Bamboo Sheets Queen Size | Christmas 100% Organic Softest Moisture Wicking Deep Pocket Bedding | Silk Like Soft, Cooling Luxury Resort Bed Sheet Set (Queen Size, White)

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I love how they use the space underneath the stair to create a conversation corner.

5.

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I love the way they style these two tiny kitchens by showcasing the organic wooden cutting boards.

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JAMIE OLIVER Acacia Wood Cutting Board – Small

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Palais Dinnerware Teak Wood Cutting Board – Wooden Butcher Block (13″ Round Teak Wood)

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I love how the black-and white artwork soothes this fetching vignette.

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Convenience Concepts Gold Coast Faux Marble Console Table

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Meridian Furniture 410-T Jade Collection Modern | Contemporary Mirror Console Table with Geometric Style, 48″ W x 14″ D x 31″ H,

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I love how this blush chinoiserie wallpaper adds touch of softness and sophistication to the space.

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Removable Water-Activated Wallpaper – Chinoiserie Chinoiserie Pink Peony Bird Butterfly Flower by Domesticate – 24in x 144in Smooth Textured Water-Activated Wallpaper Roll

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Phoebe (Teal)

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Tabletop Setup Before & After

One of the things I am passionate about all the time is to set up a tabletop for whatever the reasons .   It’s fun and  it’s about celebrating life with beautiful things.   Here are 5 elements to successfully set up a table:

  1. Runners, placemats,  or fresh-patterned tablecloth
  2. Chanderliers
  3. Candles
  4. Floral enter piece
  5. China

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After

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Shop the style

Cotton Clinic Set of 2 Table Runners Farmhouse 72 Inch Textured Woven, 14×72 Cotton Wedding Table Runners Fringes, Rustic Bridal Shower Decor Dining Table Runners Light Blue

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Le Sens Amazing Home Large Crystal Candle Holders Set of 3, 4.6/6.2/7.7 inches Height, Elegant Heavy Solid Square Diamond Cut Tealight Holders Sets, Centerpieces for Home Decor and Wedding

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10 inch Rectangular Modern Minimalist White Ceramic Succulent Planter Pot/Window Box with Saucer

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Chive – Hudson 24 Hole Flute, 24 Inches Long Rectangle Unique Clear Glass Bud Flower Vase, Low Laying Elegant Centerpiece, Home Decor Weddings (Large)

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DELUXE 6 Feet Tall FICUS Silk Leaf Artificial Tree + 8″ Base + 12″ Plant Pot Skirt. 18 Feet of Vine Adorn Wide Real Trunks With Green Leaves Allowing Maintenance Free In-Door And Outdoor Use

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10’’ Plant Pot by HOMENOTE, Modern Large Planter with Drainage Plug – Gold and Grey Detailing – Perfect Fits Mid Century Plant Stand

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Elegant Taper Premium Quality Candles Set of 12 Individually Wrapped (12 Inch, Light Blue)

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Zest Candle 50-Piece Tealight Candles, Turquoise Blue

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A San Gabriel Modern House—Entry Before and After

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.

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Chic yet modern entry featured with houndstooth wallpaper, jewel-toned vases and artwork.

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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6 Simple Ways to Transform Your Closets

We all have those unflattering closets by the entrance, in the hallway, under the stairway and in the bedroom. Although they don’t look that inspirational, we really need those extra spaces to store away winter blankets,  guest towels, toilet papers, cleaning stuff, maybe our diaries when we were in two grade. I am just joking. But you know what I mean. And often, we don’t want that big construction job to create a lot of chaos and stress. So, today I am going to share 6 simple ways to transform your closets.

  1. Just hang a curtain.   Can you imagine how easy it can be done? Of course, I will recommend to remove those bulky and ugly closet doors in case there are some–they are in the way and don’t look good.  Also, please make sure whatever the curtain or drapery you choose, they should be  stylish and need to be nicely blended in the surroundings.

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Neat and Stylish

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Add a  soft touch to the space and super functional.

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A little luxury vibe with full-body drapes.

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Simple yet Elegant

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Just be ladylike.

2. Just paint them over.

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a pleasant paint.

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3. Use wallpaper on the interior walls,, shelves or just wrapped around the doors.

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really stylish

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very whimsy

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a wow factor! Love this chinoiserie wallpaper.

4. Hang a bar door in case you have a super tight space.

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handy and convenient.

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5. Add some light.

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6. Install a closet system or just have  some cool closet storage kits to maximize and organize the space.

Installing an organizational system can turn your boring closet (whether it’s a tiny reach-in or a giant walk-in) into something that not only ensures your clothes and accessories are always right where you need them, but something that actually looks great, too. Closet systems can range from ultra-affordable to totally lavish. Click here to read the details.

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such a good idea to use the space of the back of the door.

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Hope you find the above information helpful.

 

Happy Tuesday

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