A hue symbolic of new beginnings, Alabaster (SW 7008), is Sherwin-Williams 2016 Color of the Year. At a time of interconnected commotion and overstimulation, Alabaster offers a sense of personal solace and revival to weary minds. It is the true neutral to set the tone for 2016.
3. REPOSE GRAY SW 7015
Repose Gray SW 7015 a gray/greige that has a slight blue undertone. It’s still a warm gray but is cooler than several of the grays and greiges in the SW deck.
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.
We just got some decorative pillows for the client—all shades of blue. I hadn’t been a big fan of color of blue. But I am right now, maybe because we just saw so many blue sea and blue sky during 4th July vocation. Anyway, Those pillows in shades of blue just look so adorable. I think you totally agree with me that color of blue make a calm, chic and elegant spaces. Today we share e 8 ways to use shades of blue:
Just use as pop of color among the large area of background white to create super modern atmosphere:
2. Of course, use on the wall to create different yet cohesive feels from the next room.
3. Use on the panelings and trims only to create historical highlights.
4. Yes, on the cabinets to have that timeless, crisp and chic style:
5. How about layer different shades of blue to create that super upscale and sophisticated feel?
Although the end users are able to access tremendous home decor products nowadays, one of the challenges they have is how to put everything together beautifully and efficiently based on their personalities and tastes, specially when they are super busy with their own professions. That is why some of our clients approached us lately for design help after making a lot of mistakes by their own. They finally figure out that hiring an interior designer for their projects is actually a pretty good deal to help them achieve their goals in a cost-effective way. Here are 5 reasons to hire an interior designer:
Save your money in a big way—avoid many costly mistakes at the very beginning.
Save your time without any doubt— a designer know how to plan a space professionally and they already has a trained sense of what needs to be done and when it needs to be done, and they’ll be able to anticipate any obstacles that may come up. Therefore, your whole project will move faster in a streamlined way.
Reduce your stress tremendously— try to do it by yourself, and you’re stuck juggling the many elements that go into the process. For example, it takes a lot of work and energy just to order right things and follow up them through.
Access to better resources and contacts. Yes , you can access to tremendous products in the market but you don’t know who are good and who are not. After browsing one website after another one, you may feel totally lost and confused. Everyone knows it’s difficult to find good resources. But designers already work in the world of home improvement, so they’re going to have reliable connections that you may need. Hiring a designer will help you easily find an electrician, plumber, and/or contractor that you can trust. Designers also have access to tons of product and fabric that is not available to the general public. With these resources, an interior designer will create a space for you that looks collected and unique.
Yes, you’re going to have wow factor. Interior designers are trained to think creatively and spatially and learn to see an overall picture that clients often cannot. Thinking outside of the box is what designers do on the regular. Not only will you get a good design sense, but you’ll also get an attention to detail from proper lighting and furniture placement to fabric choices and color palette and fixture options. A professional interior designer will create custom-designed pieces to make sure everything fits perfectly and is truly special to your home. Plus, designers are constantly learn the new colors, new products, new technologies, new trends which may solve your problems like a magic and yet are not caught up by the mass market yet.
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When we are still embracing all of the shades of Pantone color of the year 2019 –Live Coral, PPG, the paint company with 135 years history just recently introduced its Color of the Year 2020—Chinese Porcelain. Just by the name, your mind starts to imagine those crisp Chinoiserie blue-and-white. Yes, it is kind of blueish color, combining rich cobal blue and moody ink blue. It’s calm, elegant, modern, chic.
Maybe because summer is here and I immediately fell in love with this color. I feel it is so ease on eyes and have a depth.
To choose a green home is not to only choose sustainability but also healthy and comfort life style as well. Just think about it: who don’t want to live in a nature light-filled house with lush greeneries in the yard. And who want to live in the house with full of toxic materials? Sometimes, when I start a project, client’s contractor will say we have a lot of regulations and rules on US market. So whatever we can buy from the market should be fine. But the truth is the US allows many chemicals that are not allowed in Europe. Many known harmful chemicals are allowed in mainstream US products. Yes, the EPA has only fully tested a fraction (3%) of the HPV (High Production Volume) chemicals used in the US due to financial constraints.There are over 3,000 HPV chemicals in the US. So, we should never take granted that whatever we can buy from the market is safe. It is not and it does require a mindset and some knowledges to choose the right things for us, for the planet where we live and for next generations. Good news is that we can always start in simple steps. There are 6 simple ways we can do immediately to make sure we like greener.
Mindfully choose materials and products that have green certifications. One thing we need to know is that don’t assume that natural fibers are more eco-friendly than synthetic materials. Pesticides used in cotton agriculture can negate eco-friendliness. So, check tags. Organically grown cotton is a good choice, and so is linen, hemp, and humanely-grown wool. You can also look for recycled polyester, which uses recycled plastic bottles to create fabric.
Manage energy consumption. One of the core tenets of being environmentally friendly is being as energy efficient as possible. At the extreme end is what’s called having a “Net Zero” home, which means one that generates as much energy as it uses while still being on the standard energy grid. This creates a carbon-free home and is accomplished in part by making your home airtight (building materials matter) and well insulated. Net Zero homes go beyond going green. Also choosing energy-star qualified appliances is also very critical.
Choose LED lighting.The light-emitting diode (LED) is one of today’s most energy-efficient and rapidly-developing lighting technologies. Quality LED light bulbs last longer, are more durable, and offer comparable or better light quality than other types of lighting. Check out the top 8 things you didn’t know about LEDs to learn more.Green building has grown from a niche market to a savvy business strategy.
Choose water sense labeled plumbing products. Green building has grown from a niche market to a savvy business strategy. WaterSense labeled homes meet consumers’ demand for a whole-house solution to help them save water, energy, and money while maintaining a high level of performance. You can learn more by clicking here
Control indoor air quality. Indoor air quality is very important. On average, people in industrialized nations spend about 90% of their time indoors, and most of that is in their homes. The unfortunate thing is that modern homes can contain substances that are potentially hazardous to our health. These range from normal dust, to major irritants, such as the chemical vapor off-gassing from the newer synthetic building materials being used today. There are some solutions for controlling indoor air quality: have a good ventilation system; Use Non-Allergenic Building Materials; Remove Artificial Fragrances. You canclick here for more
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To choose right paint colors is to make us feel good in the room. Usually the paint colors that make us feel good often make us look good. Who wouldn’t want the paint colors that flatteren our skin tones? Here are 7 designer-approved paint colors that make us look good in any room:
Oval Room Blue 85 — Farrow & Ball
Blue is one of those colors that just happens to flatter every skin tone, This particular shade has a little gray in it, which makes it even more soothing.
2. Pale Powder 204 — Farrow & Ball
“Like a true blonde — and those who want to be one — this pale blue-green is complex and enchanting. Throughout the day, it changes from robin’s-egg blue to gray-green, radiating a subtle glow that makes both people and furnishings look like the best versions of themselves. Pair it with moss-green velvet upholstery, modern art, and black-lacquer chinoiserie.” — SARAH BARTHOLOMEW
3.Deep Forest Pine 30GG 09/106 — Glidden
“I’m just back from Paris, and this green was everywhere — on people in the street, on the accessories and furniture in the antiques shops on the Rue Jacob, and even at the flea market. Imagine how great it would look in a dining room. It would really set off a face, as well as a painting. Do it in lacquer for a beautiful sheen.” — SUZANNE KASLER
4.Antiguan Sky 2040-60 — Benjamin Moore
“Aqua is a calming color, which balances a fiery red-head like myself and makes for a pretty room. Actually, most people look good in aqua, and when you look good, you feel more confident. I often like to use a range of one color, so I might add a darker teal or Prussian blue. Red or pink would punch it up and give it more pizzazz.” — LINDSEY CORAL HARPER
5. Dance of the Goddesses 23-1A — Valspar.
“You know how beautiful a pearl necklace looks against skin? Maybe that’s why this appeals to me. It’s the softest, most luminous pearl with just the slightest hint of pink. Paired with silver hardware, cream trim, and Thassos marble, it would make the most elegant dressing room. Add slate or navy to intensify the effect with some contrast and drama.” — JOAN CRAIG
6. Calamine 230 — Farrow & Ball
“While watching the Academy Awards, I was struck by how beautiful the starlets looked in pink. They simply glowed! What better color to surround yourself with in your bathroom? Simply fill the tub and feel pretty, calm, and soothed. No plastic surgery needed here…just a glass of pink Champagne! Cheers!” — MELANIE TURNER