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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Gloss Finish on the Walls, Trims and Door.
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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.

 

Happy Thursday

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How to Use 4th July Color Scheme to Create High-fashion Interiors

Hi, guys, 4th July is just around the corner, what is your biggest plan for the day? Chill out by the beach, host a backyard BBQ summer party, join a local parade or go on for a solo trip?  No matter what you do, it’s time to celebrate since we all work hard and deserve a little summer break.  In order to put you in mood for celebration, we choose some pretty patriotic color–scheme interiors, trust us, it is not your grandma’s home.  All of the design we choose  here has used hottest color trends in 2019. So just sit back and relax with   a cup of coffee/kabucha tea or a glass of wine.

  1. Well, with color of red, we know the theme is going to be cheerful and all shades of blue really go strong in 2019 and beyond.

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2. Incorporating Living coral instead red  with navy blue or cobalt blue guarantee your home look upscaled and fashionable.

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3. If you are not a big fan of red or coral or orange, you can just use those colors as little doses as you want.

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4. Easy party color scheme

 

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I am ready for a party. Are you?

 

Happy Tuesday

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7 Ways to Create a Jewel-box Room

Wouldn’t you agree with me that a jewel box room often make us happier and more cheerful? Well, it’s a summer time and the time to break out those white boxes and make our living space fun and inspiring.  So here are 7 ways to create a jewel-box room:

 

  1. Have a rich jewel-tone color-scheme: ruby red and emerald green, yellow topaz and sapphire blue, these modern furniture favorites were made to be dressed in vivid gemstone colors.
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Eye-candy room

2.  Have a bold and unique element:

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the pattern on the rug.
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unique console with a mirror

3.  Pattern on pattern:

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4. Layering them up:

 

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5. Bring in jewel-tone accessories. Accessories are a great way to bring jewel tone into any space.

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6. Have glamour finishes–brass, lacquer, ceramic…

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7. Details, details, details…

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Hope you enjoy them!

 

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A Stylish Tabletop from an Art Opening

Guys, it’s middle of the week.  We probably all need a little bit refreshing break from the busy week. I recently went to an art opening reception and was really amazed by how they styled the table with all natural ingredients and beautiful spring colors. Of course, the food was just beyond fresh and delicious.  Everything  was made from scratch. So they are local and very Los Angeles. Here are some photos and a video I would love to share with you:

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It’s a relaxed vibe. Spring is here. Everything is so fresh and just out of the garden.  Don’t you just love these spring colors? They look yummy!
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The spicy Tofu rolls are gone but I just love these beautiful leaves.
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Yes. Rapeseed is in full bloom in Los Angeles.  I love how they style rapeseed flowers  together with pomegranate seeds–so spring!
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Here are the spicy tofu rolls. They goes very fast!
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In case, you are interested  in learning their story, here is the link.  I hope you get some inspirations for your backyard spring parties.  Life is about celebrating the moments.

Florals for Spring

 

I am always looking for inspiration from my surroundings, nature, tech, art… And , of course, the fashion.  I am so so fascinated by this week’s Paris Couture Fashion Show. It is the best time to stretch one’s  imagination.   Don’t you agree with me?

One of my favorites is Valentino Couture.  The house designer Pierpaolo Piccioli truely took ‘ Florals for Spring’ to a new level.  It is beyond ordinary beautiful.  From the fresh color palettes to romantic dreamy floral patterns, these designs are such joyful eye candies.  It looks like the designer brought a spring garden to runway.  I couldn’t wait to share them with you:

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What do you think, don’t you love them all just I do.

For interior design industry, we love floral patterns too. They add a touch of elegance to any room to make it soft and romantic atmosphere:

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I use floral pattens a lot for table linens and wallpaper:

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These beautiful floral linens truly put you a super cheerful mind.

 

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Have a Wonderful Friday

 

 

Tuesday House Tour— Fashion Designer, Ralph Lauren’s Home and Office

It’s Tuesday house tour time.  We will take a look  inside designer Ralph Lauren’s  Bedford, New York house, Colorado ranch, and Manhattan office.  Lauren is the first fashion designer to offer a comprehensive home-furnishings line, which he crafts around themed lifestyle collections.

 

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At Lauren’s residence in Bedford, New York, a 19th-century Dutch chandelier presides over the entrance hall.  Love the airy and sophisticated vibes at the entry.
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In the living room, matching 19th-century Louis XV–style wing chairs flank an 18th-century Chinese carved low table; pillows made from antique textiles accent the sofa, and the throw in the foreground is a 19th-century Kashmiri paisley.   The space is full collection of  art, hand-crafted objects, fine home goods…
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Ralph Lauren Home fabrics cover the sofa and pillows in the poolhouse, which features 16th-century Belgian pine ceiling beams and a 17th-century French limestone mantel; the lamps are made from 18th-century Chinese vessels.  I love the open and tranquil feel in this room.  And of course, blue-and-whites.
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The breakfast room’s tableware is by Ralph Lauren Home, as are the fabrics used for the tablecloth and the cushions on the 19th-century English armchairs; the painting is 17th-century Dutch.  This is one of my rooms.  I always have a thing with layered table-cloth—it’s elegant, relaxing and fun.
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A vintage French bistro mirror hangs above the antique pedestal sink in the poolhouse bath.  Love this vintage mirror with a clean–line modern flair.
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A circa-1774 portrait by Pompeo Girolamo Batoni is displayed between the library’s French doors, which are curtained with a Ralph Lauren Home velvet; the two-arm Argand lamp is 19th century, and the pillows are made of antique fabrics.  This is truly Lauren’s signature style—dark and rich color palettes, brass elements, wood panelings, checkered fabric…

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Happy Tuesday

 

 

Long-Weekend Vibes

Wouldn’t be nice we have this long weekend holiday and it’s in May.  It’s such a beautiful season to pamper ourselves with all of Spring beauties. My favorite are always about blue-and-whites, greenery, pink blooms, gardens, sunshine, fresh air… How about you?  How are you going to celebrate MemorialLong-weekend?

 

A splash of Pink

For some weired reason, I always have a mood for color of pink on Wednesday.  What about you?  What is your mood color on Wednesday?  From hot pink, blush to muted pastel, pink always evokes feeling of romance, dream, elegance, feminism, sophistication and sweetness.

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Roses in different shades of pink for a Spring garden high-tea time.

 

 

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Pink flowers always look gorgeous with blue-and-white vase.
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The pink tablecloth pairing with  pink florals is always such a romantic approach for a Valentine’s Day  table decor.
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Pink flowers and birthday cake—my favorite!
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Pink and Pantone’s Ultra Violet means feminine and beautiful
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Pink with neutrals.
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Pink flowers add freshness and modern flair to this traditional dining room.
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Muted pink is one of signature colors for Scandinavia design.
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Pink and red means nobel, elegant and fashionable.
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Hot pink means pay attention to me!
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Pink— a soft touch for your office.

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Pink is spring color.
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Pink and brass—elegant yet modern.
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Pink walls and ceiling
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Pink bathroom
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A romantic spot.

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A vintage pink print over the fireplace
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It looks like we do use a lot of pink in our design projects.

Happy Wednesday

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