Tour A Cheerful Los Angeles Home

When people have a passion for life, we often can tell from their home, which will often fills with cheers and love. Today, we are going to virtually tour actor and musician  Hilary Duff’s Los Angeles home.

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We love this patched Bohemia vintage runner. It creates such a relaxing, casual and comfy vibe. All the white walls and trims perfectly balance off the cheerful color and pattern.

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7 Ways to Update Your Home at the Time of Post-Covid19

With  hunkering  down  at  home for so long, we all are so desperate to expect something new, exciting and inspirational particularly in our home.  Chances are most of us probably  will spend most of time at home in the near future.  With opening of most of businesses, we were able to visit some home decor showrooms recently just to please our eye.  The feeling is fresh and great!  And of course, we wore the facial cover and kept social distance all the time during the visits.   So here are some our takes to update your home to inspire and cheer you up  during  post-covid19.

1. Floral Sofa

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4 Ways to Style Your Holiday Bar Cart

Happy Monday, guys, one day to Christmas Eve. We had a busy weekends and scrolled around the town to experience SoCal Christmas festive.  I will soon share some of our fabulous experience  here on our blog . Please stay tuned with us.

So for those who still have not made  their Christmas decor ready and for those who want to make the perfect final touch and want to continue their beautiful holiday  deco through New Year and  even through Chinese New Year, I have something very special for you. Yes, bar carts.  They can be a very simple open shelves you just grab from Ikea or Amazon, or some fancy designer collection with gold or silver leave finishes. For whatever the style, I got you all covered today. First thing first, let’t take a look some inspirations. I guarantee these bar cart ideas will warm up your heart immediately and make you just want to jump start your own bar cart stying immediately.

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Simple yet very stylish

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So what do you think? After going through all of the above beautiful pictures,  I bet we all feel that bart carts are must-haves for our home right?  These bar carts not only serve as  decorative pieces but also a functional full bars, isn’t that cool? You can style them the way you want–classical, boho, Scandinavia modern…

And of course, we styled our bart cart for our Home for the Holidays 2019 too. Check it out:

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As you can see here , by just adding some holiday greenery, sparkling  unique wine glasses and our whiskey collections, the bar cart suddenly become our holiday decor super star.  So here are 4 ways to style your bar carts for this holiday season:

  1. Focus on essentials.  All you need are a few quality spirits to make the classics, a  good set of cocktail tools(lime squeezer, muddler, strainer, and mixing tin are key), and some interesting glassware. Plus, buying less means you can splurge on higher-quality spirits. If you have a surplus of wine or liquor, choose the best-looking bottles and store the rest in the pantry.
  2. Use pretty accessories for a layer of  Interest and playfuness. Now that you’ve got your basics, it’s time for a shot of style. Color, pattern, and texture all come into play when styling your bar car. Vintage bar accessories such as cocktail stirs or picks are also a charming addition.
  3. Go green and red palette with a touch of  crystals, brass and silvers.
  4. Pair with a stylish elegant chair or an art work to create that ultimate holiday vignette.

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Lemon Squeezer Stainless Steel with Premium Quality Heavy Duty Solid Metal Squeezer Bowl – Large Manual Citrus Press Juicer and Lime Squeezer Stainless Steel – by Zulay Kitchen

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OXO SteeL Muddler with Non-Scratch Nylon Head and Soft Non-Slip Grip, Silver, 9-Inch (3104900)

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Premium Cocktail Mixing Glass Set – Thick Bottom 18oz – 550ml – Seamless Lead Free Crystal Mixing Glass, Spoon, Jigger, Strainer & Muddler – Professional Quality – Makes a Great Gift 

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Mixology Bartender Kit: 10-Piece Gold Bar Set Cocktail Shaker Set with Stylish Bamboo Stand | Perfect Home Bartending Kit with Gold Bar Tools and Martini Shaker for Foolproof Drink Mixing

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Copper martini glasses set of 2 by Mosscoff – 9.5oz Hand hammered solid copper goblets with exquisite reinforcement ring. – Bonus pure copper straws – A gift set no one can resist.

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VonShef Gold Champagne Glasses, Shatterproof Stainless Steel, Set of 2 Brushed Gold 9oz Champagne Flutes with Gift Box

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Silverwood FS1133B-COM Sinclair 2-Tier Serving Cart 2, 17″ L x 26.5″ W x 34.5″ H, Gold

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Coaster Home Furnishings 902589 3-Wine-Rack Serving Cart Chrome

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Linon Gina Mid-Century Bar Cart, Gold

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Silverwood Serving Cart, 16 L X 26 W X 34 H In In, Gold

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As I said earlier in this blog, you may be in the process to perfect your holiday decor, you can shop our designer collection here:

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This brass bar cart compliments the natural motif of our Arbor collection. It has twig textured detailing on the supports and handles, a solid white marble bottom shelf, and two glass upper shelves. Solid brass pivoting wheels make for easy mobility.Dimensions
42.75″L X 20″W X 37.5″H (96 LB), $2,472, free shipping, no tax until Dec. 31st 2019.


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Cast textured aluminum bronze finished upper and lower shelves have a slight detailed lip/edge and are separated and held in place with four arching hollow iron tubing legs. Ships KD (knocked down) and easy assembly is required. Smooth rolling casters make this bar cart easy to roll within your spaces. Bronze finish overall.Dimensions
36″L X 20″W X 33.5″H (39.9 LB), $1,747, free shipping, no tax until Dec. 31st 2019.


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Polish glass hand blown into a steel mold to make this beautiful shape. Pressed indentions are highlighted with hand applied gold paint. The paint is cured with an ultra-violet light to permanently adhere the gold paint to the glass. This “seals” the gold to the glass.Dimensions
8″DIA. X 9″H (4.9 LB). $197, free shipping, no tax by Dec. 31st. 2019


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These beautiful and functional barware pieces are hand blown with hand applied lions head medallions and crimped rope detail. Each piece requires multiple artisans working simultaneously to achieve the beautiful results – one person spinning the glass on a rod while one person is applying the details. This collection will elevate any bar to an elegant entertaining space.Dimensions
4.5″DIA. X 13.75″H (3 LB).$197, free shipping, no tax by Dec. 31st. 2019


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Waterford Crystal Clarendon Cobalt Blue Pair of Wine Hock Glasses

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Waterford Snowflake Wishes 2013 “Goodwill” Kerry Prestige Edition Light Blue Flute Glass

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Waterford Lismore Jewels Collection Aquamarine Toasting Flute Pair

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Waterford Crystal Times Square 2014 Red Flutes, Pair

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Waterford Lismore Cobalt Hock, Set of 2

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Waterford W Flute Set of 2 Sky

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Waterford Lismore Diamond Nut Bowl- Cobalt

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Waterford Colleen 60th Anniversary 8″ Bowl Color: Cobalt

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Waterford W Bowl 7″ Sky

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Celebrate Color of Orange —4 Spiced Pumpkin Interiors from Schumacher’s Archive

It is one day away from Halloween. We FINALLY feel the chill of  fall in Los Angeles thanks to the strong Santa Ana wind today.  Our yesterday’sCelebrate Color of Orange—5 Ways to Incorporate Color of Orange into Your House has gotten super popular. If you haven’t read, you can click here to read. Today we are going to share 4 spiced pumpkin rooms from Schumacher Archive.

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The cream walls and ceiling balance off the saturate orange color on the floor. Even through  there is a drama, overrall,  it is still a pretty calming space thanks to large areas of cream colors and symmetrical design.

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I feel this is a perfect place for me to have a warm fall  afternoon nap with soft sunlights. The chinoiserie wallpaper on the walls adds touch of elegance.1019RecycleSpicey_13

Spiced pumpkin drapery is such a nice contrast with the timeless black-white geometrical-patterned wallpaper. The pairing is just like a balanced Yin and Yang.  I am always drawn to  a skirted table-cloth on the round table in the living room. Somehow, a table-cloth always  elevates the space in a second. Suddenly we are ready for a gathering.  And  of course, the yellow roses on the blue-and-white vases just add another cheerful layer in this happy moment.

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Well, we all need a moment to just loose up. This orang-color enveloped space is cheerful yet relaxing with Bohemia vibes.

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Sweet Home Collection Plush Pillow Faux Fur Soft and Comfy Throw Pillow (2 Pack), Orange

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Christopher Knight Home Eunice Petite Mid Century Modern Tufted Burnt Orange Fabric Sofa, Natural

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Jennifer Taylor Home Becca Channel and Button Tufted Settee, Orange

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Modway Amour Fabric Upholstered Button-Tufted Round Ottoman in Orange

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KitchenAid RRK150TG 5 Qt. Artisan Series – Tangerine (Renewed)

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Kotobuki Rectangular Gloss Orange Lacquer Serving Tray, 18″-3/4″, Orange

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Safavieh Lighting Collection Roxanne Orange 26-inch Table Lamp (Set of 2)

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Guest Bedroom in Fresh Muted Pink

We blogged that Benjamin Moore’s color of the year 2020–First Light, if you haven’t read our blog, please click here to read And we think the color is pretty neutral yet moody and can be an elegant backdrop for any interiors.  In Orange County Hill Project, we painted Client’s guest bedroom in kind of similar pink color—neutral yet elegant and sophiticated:

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The light warm pink create such a dreamy atmosphere. The tufted bed headboard adds depth and interest to the space while the 2 of brass pendants anchor the bedroom and champaign nightstands lend a touch of sophistication. Artwork for sure is the soul of the room.  This is a soothe and delicate place  place where guests can relax well.

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Modway MOD-6124-PNK Sovereign Queen Diamond Tufted Performance Velvet Headboard, Pink

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Safavieh MCR4036K-Q Home Collection Arebelle Blush Pink Velvet Tufted (Queen) Headboard,

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6 Ways to Create an Enveloped Cozy Dining Room

In case you don’t have that much natural light in your dining room, it will be a perfect time to create an intimate dining space with an enveloped jewel-box specially when the chill weather is coming. We did the exact same thing for the dining room in the hill house in Orange County.  Here are the 3 tips how we did:

 

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Here are the 3 tips how we did:

  1. Have a dark monochrome color platte on the walls and flooring.
  2. Use crisp white marble and cream upholstered chairs to create a nice contrast.
  3. Have a good lighting design: the over-sized drum chandelier is the focal point of the whole room.
  4. Have a jewel-tones tablewares and decor objects to dress up the table—we use some glass pumpkins for the seasonal fall decor.
  5. Use upholstered folding screens to invite warmth.
  6. Have a touch of gold like the way we use on the picture frame and brass candle holder.

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Boston International Decorative Glass Pumpkin Figurine, 4.5 x 6.25-Inches, Light Blue

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Boston International Decorative Handblown Glass Pumpkin Figurine, 5 x 4.25-Inches, Orange and Black Striped

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Hallmark Amber Blown Glass Pumpkin, 4.5″ Figurines

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7 Rooms that Use Stools to Elevate Their Decor

Do you ever  have that moment that you find yourself really stuck in the middle of  your room furnishing project and just cannot go anywhere. Sometimes, you may need a magic piece and most of occasion, I find that a stool truly can do a wonder by adding textures, patterns and colors to the space and make it sing. Let’s take a look at some examples:

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A pair of the yellow square and dark blue poufs make the space feel casual, cozy and relaxing and also emphasis the color scheme of the room. 

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A pair of ceramic blue garden stools here intrigue a conversation.

 

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The furry stool here remind us of fall season.

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It’s always nice to have some cozy extra seats and a pop of color.

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The color and pattern on these two elegant stools add interest to the room.

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The lime fabric upholster stool here is such a fashion statement.

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The gold stool not only serves as a handy coffee table but also add a touch of sophistication to the room.

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Selfie Sunday—Color of Red

One of my favorite things to do over the summer weekends is scrolling around little  beach towns in the neighborhood.  I couldn’t think where I can go to get  some fresh cool beach breeze , explore unexpected vintage founds and enjoy my different colors of macarons.  Often, the color palettes on the hight streets of  these little towns are so fascinated that they put me in such a relaxing mood.  I start to slow down and really take time to absorb and observe my surroundings.  So, today I am going to feature color of red.  Color of red  refers to  passion, happiness , positive vibes, high fashion, romance. When pairing with pale blue, pink , black and blush, it creates different moods.

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Red and Pale Blue—very vintage

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This blue and red interior is classical with a modern twist.

 

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Red- on- Red and Black—modern

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Red and black kitchen —super modern and luxury

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Red and Pink—happy and cheerful

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Orange red with pink interiors—fashionable and youthful.

 

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Red and Blush—peaceful, soft and romantic. This is the color palette where I love to enjoy my sweets.

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How to Choose High-quality Glass Tiles for Your Projects

Glass tiles have high visual effect and often do a wander in any space by their beautiful colors and shimmers. I often used glass tiles for kitchen backsplashes, showers, wall treatment, spas and pool areas, etc…  They are just like jewels for home while adding a touch of modernity to any kind of design.  However, not all glass tiles come in same quality and their installation also more complicated than ceramic tiles or porcelain tiles. Before we talk about how to choose right glass tiles, let’s take a look at glass tile’s history.

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Glass Tile History

Glass was used in mosaics as early as 2500 BC, but it took until the 3rd century BC before innovative artisans in Greece, Persia and India created glass tiles.

Whereas clay tiles are dated as early as 8000 BC, there were significant barriers to the development of glass tiles, included the high temperatures required to melt glass, and the complexities of mastering various annealing curves for glass.

In recent years, glass tiles have become popular for both field and accent tiles. This trend can be attributed to recent technological breakthroughs, as well as the tiles’ inherent properties, in particular their potential to impart intense color and reflect light, and their imperviousness to water. You can click here for more info

Types of Glass Tiles

  • Cast glass tiles are formed in a liquid state at temperatures of 1600°F or higher. Cast glass surfaces are usually wavy or slightly textured with inherent folds, bubbles, and creases. The casting process produces color throughout the piece, similarly to marble – not the natural stone product used for countertops, but the little round marbles we played with as kids!

  • Fused glass tiles are generally made from sheet glass that has been altered through heat. During the production process, multiple layers of glazes and similar materials are added in stages, which yields varying colors and patterns. Fused glass tile surfaces can be smooth, textured, uniform, or non-uniform.

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  • Coated glass tiles are made from sheet glass that has been altered at lower temperatures. These tiles will have color coatings applied to the back of transparent glass, which allows the back-coated colors to transfer through clear glass.

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How to choose right glass tile for your project

The above 3 types of glass tiles are formed in the different temperatures. Usually the higher of the temperatures, the more durable glass tiles are. But of course, the proper annealing is quite critical to avoid crack or breaking due to the sudden temperature change. Cast glass tiles can be used for pool, flooring and outdoor. Coated glass tiles are recommenced to be used for kitchen backsplash.

The most important thing to choose glass tile is actually to ask manufacturers’ data sheet. Here is an example of  the data sheet of what good quality glass tiles look like:

” manufactured by casting molten glass at 2500oF, mixed with mineral oxide colorants into molds. The raw materials are entirely recycled high quality glass, primarily waste and scrap glass from the automotive industry as well as recycled glass from CRT’s and glass containers from the food and pharmaceutical industries. As part of the manufacturing process all mosaics are fully annealed to enhance durability.”

 

Manufacturing Standard:

Our glass mosaics are made to meet or exceed the requirements of ANSI A137.2 American National

Standard Specifications for Glass Tile.

– Chemical Resistance ASTM C650-04; – No Effects Class A

– Thermal Shock Resistance ANSI A137.2-7.9; No Defects – Pass

– Breaking Strength ASTM C648; – Passes

– Water Absorption ASTM C373; – Impervious

– Crazing Resistance ASTM C424; – Passes

– Facial Dimensions/Thickness ASTM C499; – Passes

– Warpage ASTM C485-09; – Passes
– Freeze/Thaw ASTM C1026-13; – Passes– Slip Resistance DCOF Acutest; – .33 AVG.

 

Installation:

Installation instructions are provided with every box of glass mosaics. All tile installers should be familiar with the installation methods shown in The Tile Council of North America’s Handbook for Ceramic, Glass, and Stone Tile Installation.

For detailed instructions related to specific installations contact your installation materials manufacturer for their most up-to-date recommendation of an installation system.

Gradation Blends;

Custom gradation blends are offered in all sizes and layouts. Blends can include colors, finishes and textures. Dimensions of the finished installation should be provided when requesting a gradation blend.”

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Art of Entertaining

Chinese New Year is going to be Feb 16th.  And we are brainstorming a special tabletop for both V day and Chinese New Year celebration.  It’s going to a very feminine, romantic yet a cheerful color-palette theme incorporating Pantone Ultra Violet, vintage pink, some chinoiserie components.  And of course a lot of fresh roses.  Please stay tuned with us.

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Classic vintage pink

 

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