A Royal Wedding Day

I woke up to Harry and Meghan’s royal wedding this morning.  In case you missed it, here is our recap:

 

 

 

And of course, you can watch the whole royal wedding by clicking here 

And if you  just want to cuddle up on lazy Saturday, why not  enjoy a nice cup of English breakfast tea :

 

Let’s cheer in the spirit of humanity and beautiful royal wedding.

Congratulations Harry & Meghan!

 

Happy Weekend

AD’s 66 Favorite Decorating Ideas of 2017

1. Hate your kitchen cabinets? Paint over them.

2. Hate your kitchen floor? Sticker over it.

3. Add a dimmer switch to make bad overhead lighting nice and glowy.

4. If you don’t have room for a table and a lamp, get both in one buy.

5. If you don’t have room for a nightstand, use this combo instead.

6. That bitsy coat closet you don’t know what to do with? Make it an office.

7. Finally, a right way to do bike storage.

8. Hate all the shower curtains you can find? Make one out of just about anything.

9. Or, you know, ditch it entirely.

10. Swap out decorative branches by season, feel like Martha Stewart.

11. This $9 supply will safeguard your stuff during a move.

12. Drape a throw over a headboard to give it a totally new look.

13. Don’t rush a decorating projects. It always takes time.

14. With these supplies, framing your art isn’t entirely necessary.

15. Nor is it necessary to hang your art.

16. In fact, art-hanging rules are made to be broken!

17. If you need a sofa but can’t spend more than $600, Urban Outfitters has nine.

18. More plants is always a good idea.

29. . . . and now you can buy them on Amazon.

20. Now that you’re an adult, it is time to get a beanbag.

21. Empty wall fix: Mount black-and-white prints on a colorful background for big impact.

22. If you work from home, get this light bulb—it’ll make you more productive.

23. Ditch the vinyl and get folding chairs that actually look nice.

24. You can decorate with purple, and not just because it’s Pantone’s Color of the Year.

25. To open up a cramped room, wallpaper the ceiling (heck, even wallpaper it a different pattern than the walls!).

26. The best way to hide a TV might just be to . . . buy a TV that looks good.

27. Don’t underestimate the power of contact paper.

28. Or plaster walls.

29. Don’t overlook this endlessly useful decorative item: the folding screen.

30. Always, always layer your lights.

31. There’s hope for your crazy-messy spice collection.

32. Even your shelf brackets can be considered.

33. Book cloth, that material used to cover hard-bound books, is secretly an interior design tool.

34. You don’t have to sand wood furniture before painting it, did you know?

35. A backsplash doesn’t have to be neat and rectangular.

36. Vintage school furnishings are secretly a home decor lifesaver.

37. With these two new startups, Material and Year & Day, you can stock a beautiful, high-quality kitchen for much less.

38. Ask your landlord for these four upgrades before moving into a rental apartment.

39. Don’t be afraid to DIY a headboard.

40. Tossing these items is the secret to bathroom Zen.

41. Yes, you can mount stuff on tile, brick, and glass surfaces without drilling a hole.

42. If your ceilings are low, hang art up high.

43. Grown-up laundry hampers exist.

44. Don’t want to buy cabinet knobs? Drill neat little finger-pullsin your doors instead.

45. PSA for pet-lovers: Suede sofas are harder for cats to scratch.

46. Colorful bathrooms (Exhibit A) are happy bathrooms.

47. Embrace high-gloss paint even in small doses.

48. Arced floor lamps are the answer to dining nooks that need overhead lights but don’t have them.

49. You don’t need designated wine glasses.

50. And if you’re short on storage, get cookware that doubles as serveware.

51. These are the best window treatments for rooms with a view.

52. And these are the best window treatments if you’ve only got $30 to spend.

53. One of the best ways to shop discounted quality ceramics is by tracking down seconds sales.

54. Just so you know, ombré wallpaper looks like a sunset inside your home and it’s magical.

55. The best fix for a funky floorplan might be lurking in a bucket of paint.

56. If your windows let in a draft, get drapes.

57. Upgrade your dish rack, feel less embarrassed when people walk into your kitchen.

58. It is time to get over the modern farmhouse look.

59. A graphic rug or throw will do wonders for a blah room.

60. Making a mood board is actually really easy—and one of the best ways to plot your decorative scheme.

61. Don’t buy furniture with hairpin legs because, hello, you can probably make it for so much less.

62. If you don’t have built-in bookshelves, hack them.

63. You can completely transform your boring sofa, no fancy upholstery tricks required.

64. What’s cooler than a big, bulky coffee table? A few tiny tablesthat can be used a million ways.

65. Yes, there are cheap, neutral rugs that actually look good.

66. Outdoor furniture can work great indoors, too.

 

Happy Friday

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

 

 

Friday House Tour

Finally, we have a little bit cooler weather, about 90 degree. The daily temperature of the  whole week is averaged at 100 degree. So I regard today’s weather is a big bless. Yes, and it is Friday.  Friday’s color palette should be relaxing, soothe, cheerful yet something that gives you a totally fresh feeling and make you want to take a weekend adventure.  Welcome to Finnish designer Minna Parikka’s colorful Helsinki home.

 

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a typical Scandinavia decor yet with a lot of fashionable elements—the patterns, blush neutral background tones with pop of colors.  There are things but they are functional and arranged in a mindful way.
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A cheerful yet elegant refugee.
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Love the design on the cabinetry. Lucite coffee table under the cabinet brings the light and easiness to the space. Each piece here is an art piece yet they all have purposes.
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Crisp, clean with some pops of elegant color and fresh flowers. Love the chair design.
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Love the patterned floor tile.  Sauna room can be this neat at home!
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Shoes! shoes! shoes! What a fantacy!  I would put some treats here too.
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This photo tells all about Minna–fun, playful, feminine and elegant .

Click here for more information

 

 

Happy Friday

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The Most Expensive House on Earth

Villa Les Cèdres, a 187-year-old, 18,000-square-foot, 14-bedroom mansion set on 35 acres that include 300 year old olive trees is on the market for $410 million and the current owners are betting that the house’s combination of history, luxury, and a prime location along the coast of Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat will be enough to make it the most expensive residential sale in history.

 

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Photo Credit: Ambroise Tezenas for Bloomberg Businessweek

 

Click here for the details

Fall 2017 Home Fashion Trends I

We have been busy with fall home markets lately here in Los Angeles. Here are some trends we explored from the different markets.

 

  1. Brass and gold touch continues to go strong—classic, modern and upscale.

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2. Dynamic lampshade design— it’s fun, playful and makes a statment.

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3.  Upholstered  tables–fresh,warm, inviting and  fashionable.

 

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Enjoy!

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Dunn–Edwards 2018 Color of the year

DUNN-EDWARDS® 2018 COLOR OF THE YEAR, THE GREEN HOUR (DET544), draws inspiration from turn-of-the-century Paris, when 5 o’clock became known as “The Green Hour” due to the popularity of absinthe. A darker shade of gray blue-green, this color embodies the timeless sense of mystery and creative revelry of the era, read more

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Dunn-Edwards 2018 Color of the year, The Green Hour.
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When pairing with neutrals,The Green Hour creates a sense of elegance and sophitication.
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Boho and playful.
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Traditional with modern twist.
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Vintage and fashionable.

Enjoy!

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From Runway to Hallway—5 ways to incorporate fashion trends into your home

Fashion always inspires interior designs.  Wouldn’t be nice if we are able to please our eyes every so often by incorporating some newest runway trends tat inspire us.  Check out 5 ways to incorporate fashion into your home.

 

 

 

Enjoy!

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A Luxe California Style with a Indoor–outdoor Living

I know it is fall  and it is truly getting chilly here in Los Angeles.  But after all, it’s SoCal and people are just absolutely obsessed with indoor-outdoor living here.  Wouldn’t be nice that your bedroom door opens out into the lush greenery garden with charming all-year-around blooms.   It’s such a heaven.  I can imagine it.  What about you?  Let’s check out Cindy Crawford and Rande Gerber’s new  $11.6 million stunning Beverly Hills home in the luxurious Trousdale .  The 5,386-square-foot residence includes five bedrooms and six bathrooms, with plenty of amenities to ensure the perfect balance of outdoor and indoor living, according to Trulia.   I also fall in love with the large  kitchen marble island .

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You can click here for more photos.

Check out Cindy’s   Manhattan apartment.

Happy Sunday

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