4 Ways to Create an Fall Decor in the Entry with a Wow Factor

Fall decor is all about layers and colors. So I feel it is an exciting season to create something fresh, warm and inviting in the chilled weather.  At the end of the day, we all love to come back a beautiful home and rest well. Plus, as we all know, the holiday season is approaching.  So we can always start somewhere to make some changes.  Since we are on the way to wrap our hill project in Orange county, I am going to talk about fall decor we incorporated for the entry.

As you can see the house has a white crisp and clean-lined  walls and ceilings and they are providing the perfect backdrop for the bold abstract artwork and jewel-tone decor objects.  Here are 3 ways that we create this fall decor:

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  1. Mix-and-match: The modernized regency dark walnut center table is such a nice contrast with the white contemporary architecture. The bold abstract art  is toned down a little bit by  the classical blue-striped wallpaper making the space more livable.
  2. A touch of gold: The brass mid-century chandelier and brass candle holders on the center table add a touch of glamor to the space.
  3. Use upholstered pieces: The Upholstered screen and ottomans soften  the  contemporary entry.
  4. Have some signature seasonal pieces: Yes, velvet pumpkins with our favorite fall colors indicate it is about time to celebrate the harvesting.

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Designer Series Upholstered Screen:

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Designer Series Sculpture:

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Designer Series Pedestral:

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Brass Candle Holders:

ecoolda Gold Brass Taper Candle Holders Set of 3,Wedding & Dinning Table Decorative Candlestick Holder,Metal Candelabra,Fits 3/4 inch Thick Candle & Led Candles

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Velvet Pumpkins

Velvet Pumpkins Set of 4 Includes Rust Bronze Vibrant Orange and Harvest Orange, Handmade Home Decor, Holiday Mantle Decor, Fall Halloween Thanksgiving Centerpiece, Rustic Fall Wedding Decor

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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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5 Ways to Use Fabric to Transform Your Home

One of things we are excited about Designer Fall Markets is to see the  launchings  of new fabrics. And just like fashion, the new patterns and colors of fabric always bring us joy and happiness. Often, these new patterns and colors of fabric will transform your home like a magical. And without any doubt, using of upholstered pieces in your home will make it more warm, inviting and comfy with a touch of elegance and personality.

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Visiting one of my favorite showrooms  during the Fall Market. Love this bright orange channeled mid-century comfy sofa and cannot wait to pick up my new fabric samples.

Here is the over-view of the showroom.

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And here are the new fabric samples of fall 2019:

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Aren’t you fall in love with these fresh colors and patterns? Want to see what I got?

 

Yes, I played these fabric samples I picked up on my dining table this morning. OMG, aren’t they beautiful?

As I said that fabric can transform your space in a second. Unfortunately, people are often afraid to use patterns and colors.  So I will share 3 tips on how to  choose fabric in your home:

  1. Choose the colors and patterns that evoke your emotions.

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  2. When there are more than 3 patterns, play the proportions and make them into different scales. that way, your eye will not feel the busyness.

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  3. You also can go tone-on-tone if there are more patterns involved.

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  4. Use colors and patterns on accent pieces and you can update them seasonaly.

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  5. Layer up with different textures to add extra depth and comfy to the space.

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Photoshoot of the Day—Our Fall Catalogue

Its looks like that we have been busy for photo shooting recent. Some are for the newly finished projects and some are for seasonal theme-decor ideas. Today, we were shooting for our fall catalogues. Please have a sneak peek.

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The whole design inspiration is really from this cute pendant. We love the color palette and texture of this pom pom mini-chanderlier. And of course we know that fall is coming although we are still embracing 90 degree hot weather here in Los Angeles. So far, our mood is adding some saturated jewel tone while still keeping the overall color palette cool with highlights of different shades of blue and crisp white. Here are some product links you may find them help for your projects:

    1. Blue Jar

AC Decor Robin’s Egg Blue Ceramic Vase with Crackle Glaze, 6.5″
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2.  Large Fruit Plate,

Creative Home Charcoal Marble Fruit Bowl on Pedestal, 10″ x 10″, Dark Gray

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3. Wood Cheese Platter,

Arte Legno Spello Hand Made Olive Wood Cheese Board with Knife | Rustic Olive Wood Cheese Platters – Available Small and Large | Hand Crafted in Italy (Large 15 x 9 inches)

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4. French Pedestal Table,

Bonnecaze Absinthe & Home French Bistro Table, White Marble & Iron Base

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5. French Bistro Chair,

Modway Eon Natural Elm Wood Kitchen and Dining Room Chair in Walnut – Fully Assembled

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6.  Mini Chandelier.

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6. Upholstered Chair

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7. Classical Artworks

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Art of Living–16 Living Rooms with Stunning Sectional Sofas

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Sectional sofas not only bring in the additional seating but also styles by incorporating versatile fabric,  pattern and colors. And they can be totally stunning and a way of art of living.

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Modern Sectional sofas create a contrast with a classical-style architectural living room.
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Always love tufting  on the seat–very stylish.
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Modernism
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Clean,Calming and Elegant
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Mid-century Modern
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Comfy
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Fashion-forward
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Enveloped cozy seating area
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Stylish
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Handsome
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Quiet Elegance
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Casual and pretty
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Able to enjoy the nice  view with this low-back sectional.
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Just about the right size.
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Game Room

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Monday House Tour

Hope you are just like me and are desperate for some colors for Monday to drive away the “Blues”.  If that is the case, I just came across a fashion-forward colorful London town house and would love to share with you all here today. So, enjoy!

 

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I am always fascinated by artworks installed in kitchens. This oversized navy-blue artwork for sure let me want to spend more time in this kitchen. 
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Hot orange and warm cream create cheerful and inviting decor.

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Sunny yellow is going to be huge for this coming fall and winter time. The reason? We have had grey tones for so many years. Time for so,methibg fresh and different.

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You can take a complete tour of this house by clicking here

 

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A Photo-shooting Day

It has been busy since last Sunday since we were going to do a professional photo-shooting today. Here is my time schedule:

  1. Picked up fresh flowers on last Sunday
  2. made some flower arraignment on Tuesday
  3. Got all of the vases, pillows, artworks and other decor items on Wednesday
  4. Started – today at 10:30am.

So have quick peek at the living-room.

 

 

 

More are to come.
Happy Wednesday

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Friday Mood Board

If this is super busy week for you and you really tried to do your best and it looks like that you really haven’t made that much progress still. I guess you must feel anxious and not in the mood to plan your weekend. Well, I am totally with you.   But maybe it is time to slow down and take a break.  Here are some beautiful  soothy rooms definitely help calm you down. So please sit back and just enjoy!

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a quiet place with color palette of gray, dark blue and black and wood tones.
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This clean-lined, almost monochromic  dining room maybe is the best place to unwind and reflect. The light-blue  candles and a touch of mini fresh flower arrangement  create the vibes of optimistic and being present.
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It is always a good idea to create some vignettes at home since they create different moods. This unfussy one above  is kind of Zen-like–simple yet sophisticated and reminds us of being  the moment.
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An uncluttered kitchen maybe is the best way to calm the mind.
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Different shades of blue will definitely promote relaxation and serenity.

Happy Friday

 

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6 Designer Wall Covering Ideas to Uplift Your Interiors II

Hello, guys, TGIF! It’s another long and hot week. I hope everyone is still doing great!  Have you read my 6 Designer Wall Covering Ideas to Uplift Your Interiors I? If you haven’t, please click here to read And today, I am going to share the rest 3 ideas that you can do  to elevate your living space without doing big construction job.

4. Hang some artworks (or create a gallery wall) that talk to you and coordinate or uniform your current interiors. The frame, the theme, color palettes, the arrangement and how high you should hang them onto the walls all play important roles to create that pleasant artsy decor. Click here to learn some tips on how to hang your artwork like a pro.

 

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I really love how they hang this artwork on the blush wall of this pastry’s outdoor space. It is a very chic outdoor space like indoor. The pastel color palette of the artwork is similar to the blush wall background.  Yet pop of the color on the artwork  really make the whole space alive.
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Again, the artwork on the wall with pop of violet color adds a freshness to this monogram-themed space—chic and fashionable
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One of the traditional projects we did—the liliac elegant drapes pull out the lilac and lavender colors on the artworks on the wall to create cohesive and harmonious vibe.
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another project we did—the pink paint on the background wall pairing red color on lady’s dress creates very romantic, feminine feeling for the space.
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One of our project–the black and white print on the wall is calming this home office with saturated colors and bold patterns.
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one of our projects—the same creams color palette on the wall and in the artwork creates this  dreamy lounge area.
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a pink vintage print pairing 2 modern Emerald Green curved chairs—-fresh and elegant

5. Stencil them up. You may not a big fan of wallpaper, although they are not your grandmother’s wallpaper and there are tones of cool designs out there and they are also much easier to get rid of in case you change your mind. You can stencil you walls instead. The key thing here is you’d got some patterns that work in your space and you have a good painter who know how to do a good job.

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One of our projects—instead using stripe wallpaper, we stenciled the vanity wall  with stripe pattern.
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one of our projects—the vanity wall in this powder room is tiled with  large-format tiles and mother-pearl mosaic inserts from Italy. To save the cost, we stenciled the wall on the both sides of vanity walls in light gloss gray and matte gray— subtle yet still make a statement 
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We totally custom-made this rose stencil walls in my client’s dining room. You can click here for the details.

6. Just install an over-sized mirror to bounce light, reflect space, create a dilution of much bigger space.

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Hope you stay cool in another hot afternoon

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5 Tips to Choose Right Paint Finishes

In my recent posts, I talked a lot about paint colors, but choosing the right finishes is equally important to reach the goal.  Often different paint companies have different terms for their finishes. So, it might be confused and a little bit intiminated when you  have to choose your  paint colors.  So, today I will share Here  5 tips to make the process easier:

  1. Understand the sheens: first of all, please don’t worry that you have to choose at least dozens of sheens from different brands .   Most brands of paint come in several sheens, and both latex and oil-based paints are available in different sheen levels. Gloss sheens have the highest light-reflective characteristics. Next are semigloss sheens; then satin, eggshell, or low-lustre sheens; and then flat or matte sheens.  So, general speaking, here are basic 6 sheens : flat, matte, satin, eggshell, semi-gloss and high-gloss.  The lower the sheen, typically means the lower the cost per gallon. Since homes tend to have multiple bedrooms to paint, you can actually save a few bucks by choosing flat or matte paint for these rooms.

2. Decide finishes by how busy the traffic is in those spaces: rule of the thumb here is the higher the sheen, the higher the shine — and the higher the shine, the more durable it will be and the easier it can cleaned.  Flat paint has no shine; high-gloss is all shine. In between are eggshell, satin, and semi-gloss, each with its own practical and decorative job to do.  So I guess you get it, high gloss will be perfect for kitchen & bath  areas.

High Gloss

  • Practical application: kitchens, door, and window trim
  • Durability: very high

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Semi-Gloss

Good for rooms where moisture, drips, and grease stains challenge walls. Also great for trim work that takes a lot of abuse.

  • Practical application: kitchens, bathrooms, trim, chair rails
  • Durability: high

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Satin

Has a yummy luster that, despite the name, is often described as velvety. It’s easy to clean, making it excellent for high-traffic areas. Its biggest flaw is it reveals application flaws, such as roller or brush strokes. Touch-ups later can be tricky.

  • Practical application: family rooms, foyers, hallways, kids’ bedrooms
  • Durability: high

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Eggshell

Between satin and flat on the sheen (and durability) scale is eggshell, so named because it’s essentially a flat (no-shine) finish with little luster, like a chicken’s egg. Eggshell covers wall imperfections well and is a great finish for gathering spaces that don’t get a lot of bumps and scuffs.

  • Practical application: dining rooms, living rooms
  • Durability: medium

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Flat or Matte

fFat/matte soaks up, rather than reflects, light. It has the most pigment and will provide the most coverage, which translates to time and money savings. However, it’s tough to clean without taking paint off with the grime.

  • Practical application: adults’ bedrooms and other interior rooms that won’t be roughed up by kids
  • Durability: medium-low

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3. Decide finishes by the conditions of the walls.

 Glossy sheen will highlight any imperfections in the surface. Allocate yourself time to deep clean the wall, spackle any holes, and let the surface fully dry.

Eggshell is great for spaces that are lived-in but not quite as exposed to the messes and moisture frequently found in kitchens and bathrooms.

Satin hey’re also excellent at resisting mildew, dirt and stains (they can better withstand cleaning and light scrubbing) making them more suitable for frequently used spaces than their eggshell counterparts. Try this finish in hallways, children’s rooms and on woodwork that will need to withstand modest wear and tear.

Flat and Matte- great for hiding surface imperfections making walls look smooth. This finish, which cleans easily with a damp sponge.

4. Decide finishes by aesthetic:

 The higher the sheen, the more vivid and rich your color will appear, making it ideal for deep, jewel-toned colors such as reds, forest greens and navy blues. Experts are partial to this finish for wood surfaces, such as trim, cabinets and doors, but only when blemishes are minimal as shinier surfaces make flaws more evident.

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High Gloss Finishes the Doors and Trims
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Eggshell finish on the walls. Satin Finish on the Doors and Trims
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Matte Finish on the Walls

 

5. Open to the new technologies: there are new paints with new technologies.  For example, Benjamin Moore just develops new matte finish which can be used in bathroom and super durable and easy to clean.

 

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