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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Monday Inspiration

From color schemes , forms, textures, to mix-and-match styles, lighting fixtures, furniture, I often find my inspiration from newly renovated hotels. Here are four of recent renovated hotels I am in love with:

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John Pawson’s New Jaffa Hotel Brings Contemporary Design to an Ancient Israeli Neighborhood
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Four-season hotels, Hampshire, UK—traditional English-country-house-vibe with modern twist.

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Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Copenhagen

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Hotel of Californian, Santa Barbara

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Happy Monday

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6 Ways to Make Your Home Fun and Elegant through Polka-dots

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:

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Pretty in Polka Dots.

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Playful and ladylike

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life is just beautiful by wearing a polka-dot dress.

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just being pretty!

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.

  1. Use them on the wall-treatments.
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Polka-dot wallpapers light up the entry.
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When polka-dots meet stripes, it’s a Pop!

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Adds a touch of modernlity to this traditional home.

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2. Yes, some polka-do-themed  accessories

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Quite unique.
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It just makes me smile. What about you?
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Fancy in brass.

3.  Of course, art pieces.

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4. And what do you think  Polka-dot tiling walls?

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Cool yet playful.

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6. And  on an upholstered furniture piece.

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Chinese Porcelain —Color That Brings Your Calmness and Elegance—PPT Color of 2020

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.

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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.

“In a world where sleep is viewed as a luxury and the anxiety of a fast-paced world is all too real, it’s only fitting that the color trends for this upcoming year offer escapism in today’s technologically-driven society. Hand-selected by PPG’s global color experts, the PPG paint brand’s 2020 Color of the Year, Chinese Porcelain (PPG1160-6) is a blend of cobalt and moody, ink blue that imparts calmness and restful sleep while also offering the spirit of hopefulness – a commodity in a restless world.”

And  the most important part is that I am so eager to find out how the design talents apply this colors in creative ways.   Let’s start from fashion.

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Elegant and modern 

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Feminie yet cool

 

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Reasonable and romantic
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Famine, fashionable and elegant. Love blue shades pairing with coral and pink.
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Let’s take a look at interiors:

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Powder Room

 

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Kitchen

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Dining Room

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Living Room

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Bedroom

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Tabletop

 

Outdoor

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Hope you enjoy all of them

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Colors that Make you Calmer

From fashion to automobile, yes, we see a lot of cream, almond, vanilla colors in 2019. The other day, I just unintentionly picked up a cream hat for myself . It looks so good with almost everything.

 

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Those warm almond/cream colors are classical, soft and timeless. Now, the trend comes to the interiors too. These almond colors truly never go out of style and they do the wonder in the room.

1. DIMITY, FARROW & BALL
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It’s soft, elegant and warm, perfect applied on the trims and also rich enough to stand alone on the walls and ceilings.

“This paint color makes it into a lot of our residential projects. It is the perfect trim color when the walls are deep classic hues but it is also rich enough to stand alone on walls and ceilings themselves. I used Dimity in my bedroom when I moved into my Manhattan home six years ago and I’m still impressed by the softness and elegance years later.” — Anna Beeber

2.NATURAL WICKER, BENJAMIN MOORE

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This is a quite special shade,  not too white, not too yellow, and it looks great with anything.  It is the color of a Marcona almond. IIt will look super elegant snd chic paired with leafy green or the glossiest chocolate brown.

 

3.OXFORD STONE, FARROW & BALL

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This classic dark taupe was inspired by the cottages found in the pretty Cotswold villages of Oxfordshire. It Brimming with warmth and an unmatchable depth, the subtle richness of Oxford Stone creates an earthy and uplifting finish from top to bottom, sweeping across woodwork and walls.

It’s perfect for an English country kitchen while still feeling current and fresh.

 

4.CHINA WHITE, BENJAMIN MOORE

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China white is both cool and warm at the same time. The subtle creamy depth of the color is perfect to harmonize with both vintage elements and contemporary details.

5.NAVAJO WHITE, BENJAMIN MOORE

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Its almondy richness makes it the perfect neutral. Sometimes, if a room does not have good natural light, a sharp white can go a bit gray. This ensures a warmness.

 

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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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3 simple ways to Bring Spring to Your Home

I love visiting artists’ studios. Often, I am just so amazed how they make the spaces so livable with simple creative ideas and great cares.   There are always fresh flowers and plants in their studio making guests feel so inviting and fresh.   Of course, we can learn from them too.  Here are 3 simple ways to bring spring indoors.

  1. Having fresh flowers and greenery everywhere in your home. You can just pick them from your backyard–it is touch of nature.
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Fresh flowers always make me smile!

 

2. Hosting a spring party in your garden with fresh-cut flowers , home-made organic cocktail and cozy seating , and  your party venue  become part of spring memory.

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Moody!
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Love this outdoor bench!
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Love blue & purple!

3. And Spring color palette:

 

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Yes, a touch of green and spring is here!

Happy Thursday

 

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4 Trends for Home decor in 2019

From the beginning of 2019, we have been constantly studying the decor trends by going to all sorts of trade events.  It is true that you should always choose what speaks to you. However by understanding what’s going on in the market, you can always find some better ways to express yourself. Since spring is here, it is a perfect time to fresh up your home.  Here are 4 trends we have observed so far and love to share them here in our blog.  Hope you find them useful for your projects.

 

  1. Chinossorie.

A touch of oriental decor, it doesn’t matter it is a vase, a fabric print, a painting, always adds a touch of whimsical to any space. Just remember, a little bit is just enough. after all, you are not an antique store.

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I love this bluish modernized chinoiserie wallpaper.
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2. Remember it is still the year of pig.

A small piggy sculpture, or a jar always adds an interest to any space and they will always remind you that —it is a year of prosperity and keep you positive.

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3. Modern classic.

Yes, we still love minimalism but in a different way. We like clean-lines but with curved forms and a lot of classic details.  Yes, we are in  love with modern decor with sophistication.

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simple yet elegant
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always love lucile furniture—light, airy and glamours.
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the beautiful shapes of this dining table set.
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love how they add the metal design on this sofa.

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4. A touch of vintage.

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We hope you enjoy the above information and  if you plan a make-over and  need some help, you are welcome to contact us.

Happy Wednesday

 

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