Pops of Color in Your Kitchen Appliances

One of the secrets to make a happy kitchen besides natural light is to bring pops of color to kitchen.  When designing a kitchen or contemplating a color palette, most people’s first thoughts go to the cabinets, countertops and backsplashes. And not without good reason, as these elements can dominate the space and will likely stay in it for many years.

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We love this blush, green and brass combo.

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7 Ideas for Your Memorial Long Weekend

Can you believe that it comes to the end of May so soon and soon fast. It looks like we haven’t really lived the year of 2020 and then the second half is about to start. So, the best we can do is to live our best as much as we can.  In case you need some ideas to make this long weekend truly memorable, we collected some our favorite ideas from Instagram and click each image to learn more.

 

  1. Enjoy a good workout from home.

 

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5 Beautiful Backsplash Ideas

We recently got some requests on specifying kitchen backsplash tiles. We think it will be a good idea to put together some of our favorites here  in case you are landing on our blog today and happen to look for some cool ideas.

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If you love the timeless look of subway tile but are looking for something trendy with a little more character, chevron tiles might be your choice.  Chevron tile design takes a subway tile backsplash to new levels with dimensions and interest.

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12 Ideas to Spice Up All-White Kitchens

Do you think white-on-white-on-white kitchens are out of date after the trend has stayed strong so many years. The answer is no. As matter of the fact, all-white kitchen style is getting evolved through years thanks to new tile designs, innovative grout products, advanced digital printing technologies, large-format porcelain slabs, design-oriented appliances, jewel-like light fixtures, adorable bar stools …etc.   today we are going to talk about  12 ways to spice up a all-white kitchen in the year of 2020.

1. Bring in wood materials to warm up a minimalism white kitchen.

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The wood-beams in this white kitchen add warmth and character to this all-white kitchen, making it so livable and grounded.
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The wood bar stools, a wood display bowel and hardwood flooring all contribute to making this all-white kitchen warm, inviting and livable.

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2. Glam up a all-white kitchen with upscale pro-appliances.

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A pro vintage French range elevate this cottage-like white kitchen with a dose of glam.

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3.  A touch of gold to add warmth and elevate a white space with a chic modern feel.

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The brushed-gold finish on this kitchen island is a star in this white kitchen and the use of natural fiber rug avoids too flashy feel.
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Subtle gold finish on the kitchen island kind of add youthful energy to this white kitchen.
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Brass hardwares on white kitchen cabinets give this all-white kitchen a contour feel.
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Brass hard-wares on all-white  cabinet create a big style in this small kitchen.

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4.  Have a  cluster of  modernized pendants spreading out in the kitchen ceiling to create a fun moment.

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A cluster of modern pendants in this all-white kitchen not only draw your eye up but also create a bistro feel. We also love this white-plate display ideas in the central island.

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KBIS 2020 Daily

  1. Kohler plays big on artisan  floral design for their sinks again. These floral sink designs are perfect for your powder rooms.

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3. Tubs don’t need to be just in white finish. Life is more fun with colors.

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5. Mable tiles with brass inserts will guarantee to elevate your master bath in a magical way.

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6. In case  you are going to do some serious Chinese cooking:

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7. Another way to make your kitchen & bath adorable:

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Click here for KBIS 2020 info

 

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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.

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Orange County Hill House Walk-Through

 

 

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Sunday Style—a Little Road trip to DTLA

Industrial style is still going pretty strong in Los Angeles–concrete, gray-white-black color palette, organic forms and casual vibes, …etc.   A lot of objects and furnishings are mainly from local artists.  So, they are very detail-oriented. This weekend, we were invited by a loft showroom opening.  Please take a tour with me.

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Here is where the party started. Love  this all-concrete vibe and how they did the lighting design.
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The wall decors (mirror and lights) are very zen-like and set the tone for the whole space.

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High-ceiling spacious living room is filled with artwork, plants, unique lighting fixtures and beautiful crowds.
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Please pay attention the  back of this mid-century sofa–it’s kind of cool.
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creative artwork

 

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Here comes the kitchen–very industrial and kind of layback style. but check out what they got for their appliances.
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High end appliances–this one is True brand.

 

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Jenn-Air microwave range wood and range.
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Antique polished brass faucet  is such a nice touch and elevates the whole space.

 

 

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LED Under-cabinet Lighting
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Vintage Coffee Maker

 

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Ceiling pendants instead of can lights 
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Another gathering in kitchen
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Stylish shelving unit.

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Fresh flowers always make people feel good and make space alive.
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book styling
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Practical reading lights hanging over a super comfy sofa.
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Built-in wine rack
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The Object

Hope you enjoy this tour with me.

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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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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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4 Caesarstone Collections You will fall in Love with

We were invited by Elements Room last night to view the new collections of Caesarstone. It has been a while since last time we used Casarstone since nowadays most of my clients kind of really favor natural  marble–specially Carrara marble.  And I was pretty amazed by Castaron’s new collections after last night’s viewing—they are beautiful,  look organic and natural, super durable and very low maintenance.  I specially fell in love with their concrete collection.

Caesarstone , quartz surface combining  nature and technology, is nonporous, scratch resistant and highly resistant to stains. Here are several my favorite ones from last night.

  1. Cloudburst concrete.
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modern and organic

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2. Rugged Concrete.

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3. Raw concrete.

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sleek

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4. Besides concrete series, their newly releases  is one of my favorites too with their elegant marble-like veins.

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So, what do you think? You can get to know more about Caesarstone by clicking here

 

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