5 Kitchen Design Ideas You will Fall in Love for Your Holiday Celebration

We all agree that Kitchen is the heart of the home and people love to gather together having fun in their kitchens specially in holiday seasons. And of course, how you style your kitchen in holidays  will a set your mood for holiday celebrations. With the holiday season just around the corner, here are some tips you actually can apply to have a neat, fresh and chic kitchen ready for holidays.

  1. Declutter. It is kind of pyicological thing that we all feel great and pleasant by walking in a clean and well-organized room rather than a room stuffed with things, junkies from many years ago. Our excuses are always like ” I have to go through those” or I may need them one of these days ” or someone may need them.” The truth is many many years passing by, those things are still there and if you don’t use them even once a year, they can absolutely end up in your home cleaning list. And by doing so, we actually feel much lighter and less burden and stress. In case you don’t know Marien Kendall–she is decluttering guru from Japan, you can get some advises from her book:    The Life-Changing Manga of Tidying Up: A Magical Story (The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up)

When you declutter your kitchen, I find it is pretty helpful you ask  yourself the following several questions(1) Do I truly need it?; (2) Do I truly adore it?; and, (3) Would I trade inner peace for this? The answers can help curb your pack-rat impulses, allowing you to clear out and move on.

2. Storage, storage, storage. Some really cool smart storage gadgets that will save you tones of time. I find out that a lot of people mainly focus on cabinetry, appliances and some other hard surfaces when they remodel their kitchen, and spend less time to think through the storage solutions since they are just accessories and their costs are not cheap sometimes and they always can add them later on.  The fact is  a lot of my clients rarely spend time to think about or do something more  once they finish their kitchen remodeling or they just buy a little bit of this and a little bit of that and end up with another cluttered kitchen with new cabinetry and surfaces. So, it is actually a good idea to think through your storage solutions one time when you remodel your kitchen.  Sometimes, those storage accessories coming with cabinetry are not cheap. If this is one of your concern, here are some suggestions for you:

Airtight Food Storage Containers for Pantry Organization and Storage by Simply Gourmet. 14-Piece Set + 32 FREE Chalkboard Labels & Marker. Air Tight Containers for Food – Perfect for Kitchen Storage

Simple Houseware 2 Tier Sliding Cabinet Basket Organizer Drawer, Silver

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In-Drawer Bamboo Knife Block Holds 16 Knives (Not Included) Without Pointing Up PLUS a Slot for your Knife Sharpener! Noble Home & Chef Knife Organizer Made from Quality Moso Bamboo

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Fridge Organizer Drawer, Refrigerator Pull-Out Bin | Adjustable, Installs Under Shelf | Fits Most Fridges, Clear Plastic | BPA Free

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MustQ 2 Tier Organizer Baskets with Mesh Sliding Drawers, Ideal Cabinet, Countertop, Pantry, Under The Sink, and Desktop Organizer for Bathroom,Kitchen, Office.

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DecoBros Stackable Under Sink Cabinet Sliding Basket Organizer Drawer,Chrome

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Bellemain Spice Gripper Clip Strips for Plastic Jars – Set of 3, Holds 12 Jars

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SimpleHouseware Expandable Stackable Kitchen Cabinet and Counter Shelf Organizer, Bronze

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ECHOGEAR Outlet Shelf – A Space-Saving Solution For Anything Up to 10lbs – Built-In Cable Channel – Easy Install With Hardware Included – Ideal For Sonos and Smart Home Speakers – EGOS1

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SONGMICS 16 Gallon Step Trash Can, Double Recycle Pedal Bin, 2 x 30L Garbage Bin with Plastic Inner Buckets and Carry Handles, Fingerprint Proof Stainless Steel, Slow Close ULTB60NL

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mDesign Deep Plastic Kitchen Storage Organizer Container Bin with Handles for Pantry, Cabinets, Shelves, Refrigerator, Freezer – BPA Free – 14.5″ Long, 8 Pack – Clear

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Refrigerator Side Storage Shelf, Sunix Upgraded White Paint 3 Tiers Kitchen Organizer Spice Jars Rack, Fridge Storage Shelf Side Storage Wooden Organizer Rack Shelf, White

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Foodsaver V4400 2-in-1 Vacuum Sealer Machine with Automatic Bag Detection and Starter Kit | Safety Certified | Black & Silver

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Wilton 3-Tier Collapsible Cooling Rack

InterDesign Linus Lazy Susan Cabinet Turntable – 2-Tier Organizer Tray for Kitchen Pantry or Countertops – 11″, Clear

DecoBros Mesh Cabinet Basket Organizer, Silver

Eco Kitchenware Diagonal Space Saving Bamboo Drawer and Cabinet Organizer Divider fits Drawers 17” X 12” X 2.5

simplehuman 14 inch Pull-Out Cabinet Organizer, Heavy-Gauge Steel Frame

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Practical Comfort Adjustable Drawer Organizer | Elegant Aluminum, Customizable, for Clutter-Free Kitchen, Junk Drawer, Office, Clinic | 9 Drawer Dividers (3 Long + 6 Short), Large 19.7″ – 22″ deep

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TQVAI Expandable Kitchen Drawer Silverware Utensils Organizer Mesh Cutlery Tray, 8-10 Compartments

Lipper International 8895 Bamboo Wood Custom Fit Adjustable Dresser Drawer Dividers, Set of 2

Household Essentials C21521-1 Glidez Dual 2-Tier Sliding Cabinet Organizer, 14.5″ Wide, Chrome

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Surpahs 2 Tier Under Sink Expandable Shelf Organizer, Storage Rack (Silver)

Lynk Professional 401721 Organizer Pull Out Under Cabinet Sliding Shelf, 17″ W x 21″ D, Chrome

Rev-A-Shelf 5WB2-1218-CR 2-Tier 12-Inch Wire Basket Pull Out Cabinet Organizer, Chrome

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Lynk Professional Sink Cabinet Organizer Pull Out Two Tier Sliding Shelf, 11.5w x 21d x 14h -Inch, Chrome

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Richards Homewares 220110 Chrome One Tier 20″W x 21″D x 3.2”H, Requires At Least 21” Cabinet Opening, Slide Out Kitchen Cabinet Organizer & Pull Out Under Cabinet Pots & Pans Sliding Shelf

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Lynk Professional Roll Out Cookware Organizer – Pull Out Sliding Cabinet Shelf – 11 inch Wide-Chrome, 11 wx 21 d x 10.9 h-inch

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Lynk Professional Professional Slide Out Cutting Board, Bakeware, and Tray Organizer with Pull Out Kitchen Cabinet Rack, 10w x 21d x 9.6h -inch, Chrome

Lynk Professional Roll Out Pan Lid Holder and Pull Out Kitchen Cabinet Organizer Rack, 7.25w x 21d x 9h -inch, Chrome

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Household Essentials Glidez Narrow Sliding Organizer, 5″, Chrome

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Glideware Pull-out Cabinet Organizer for Pots and Pans

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Rev-A-Shelf 5CW2-2122-CR 21 Inch 2 Tier Wire Kitchen Cabinet Organizer for Pots, Pans, and Lid Cookware, Chrome

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To be continued.

Happy Thursday

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10 New White Hues from Dunn-Edwards

A range of white hues have been my favorite color schemes since they always help create either a timeless classical room or lay-back crispy beach style. And most importantly, the whites are always able to work with other colors to create a very balanced decor. If you really want to use Pantone color of the year 2019–Live Coral, it is always a good idea to add some punch of warm whites to balance off this super bright hue to make the space more livable. And of course, who doesn’t love white-on-white tones to create  such a soothe and relaxing environment. The good news is that Dunn-Edwards recently expanded its collection of whites in the Perfect Palette® color system with a new collection of 10 higher-hiding whites, offering design professionals and consumers even more choices.

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Here are 10 new white hues from Dunn-Edwards

  • Almond Milk (DEHW01): a soft warm and fresh white that creates an inviting space
  • White Daisy (DEHW02): a brighter, crisp white with a touch of warmth that plays well with other colors, yet can stand on its own
  • Coconut Grove (DEHW03): a neutral, bright white that is clear and clean and a perfect pairing for pastels
  • Swiss Meringue (DEHW04): a neutral, soft white that balances warmth and coolness
  • At First Light (DEHW05): a neutral white with depth that is perfect for modern and traditional projects
  • North to Alaska (DEHW06): a neutral, cooler white that is crisp and clean
  • Sugar Swizzle (DEHW07): a neutral, cooler white with depth to avoid a sterile look
  • Classic White (DEHW08): a cool white that is illuminating and pure
  • Be Cool (DEHW09): a cool white that is brilliant and sparkling with energy, great for trim work and modern spaces
  • Icy White (DEHW10): a cool white that’s snowy and bright

You can view the whole collection by clicking here

And we are in the process to reveal our Holiday Show-House 2019–2020 and yes, we use a lot of white-on-white tones, you can click here to check the cream dining room  we just revealed today

 

Happy Tuesday

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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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Dunn Edwards 2020 Color of the Year—Minty Fresh

Dunn Edwards announced its 2020 color of the year today. Not surprisingly it is another shade of blue—Minty Fresh after PPT’s China Porcelain and Sherwin William’s Navy Blue. Now I know why all of my design and my fashion tastes are all leaning to color of Blue.

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Dunn-Edwards® 2020 Color of the Year, Minty Fresh, captures the enthusiasm and optimism of a new decade. As we stand at the portal of a new era, infinite potential lies ahead. It’s invigorating, exciting — Minty Fresh!

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Minty Fresh — an invigorating, sweet, cool and aromatic hue — defines 2020, as a range of grounded, garden-inspired shades heralds the opportunity for a fresh start. With this mint-infused pastel hue, we are upbeat as we take an optimistic approach to creating and controlling elements that are within our power. And, as with many shades of green, nature is omnipresent, creating tranquility and balance between stillness and progress.

You can read the rest of the story by clicking here

From Nature

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One of the artwork we photoshop at the beach of  San Diego

From Fashion

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Interior Designs

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Shop for the color

ALYCASO Handmade 3D Ceramic Magnolia Wall Decoration TV Wall Hanging Home Decor for Bedroom Living Room Green 4.7in

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Riverbay Furniture Office Chair in Mint Green

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Christopher Knight Home 300026 Gertrude Mint Fabric with Walnut Finish Mid Century Modern Dining Chairs (Set of 2)

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IRIS Mid-Century Modern Shell Barstool with Wood Eiffel Legs, 2 Pack, Mint Green

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Cuisinart Cast Iron Casserole, Mint Green, 7 Quart

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S’DENTE 18” Desk Lamps with Marble Base & Adjustable Metal Shade for Desk Table Reading

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Lenox Marchesa Couture Rococo Leaf Butter Plate

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Lenox Marchesa Couture Rococo 5-Piece Leaf Place Setting

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Denby USA Heritage 4 Piece Orchard Place setting Dinnerware Set, Multicolor

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Gibson Home Rockaway 12 Piece Dinnerware, Teal Matte

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Remodelista: The Organized Home: Simple, Stylish Storage Ideas for All Over the House

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The Lifegiving Home: Creating a Place of Belonging and Becoming

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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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Get the Price

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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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5 ways for a Successful Room Makeover

 

I like to style the modern house since they often have a clean-line structure and will be easier to add some unique  objects and colors to make the spaces interesting rather dull and boring.  For the recent project we just did,  we approached Client’s  interiors in 5 ways to cope with her busy career and her love of modern interiors.

  1. Declutter those she really doesn’t need and those she will not be inspired or feel pleasant with.
  2. Add some quality pieces such as detail-oriented decorative pillows, one-of-the-kind chandeliers based on the pieces the client already has and no need to get rid of at the current moment. For this project, the pieces that the client would like to keep and also inspire me for designing the rest of the decor are this brown leather swivel chair and Moroccan rug from West Elm.
  3. Re-arrange the current floor plan to make it more open and functional.
  4. Casually add some artwork that sing with the interiors.
  5. Dare to choose bold patterns. For this project, we use houndstooth and stripe pattens to contrast with Moroccan rug pattern and add visual interest to the space.

Please check out before-and-after photos for part of the project.

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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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High Gloss Finish on the Walls
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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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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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