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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A Day of Traveling Part II

 

We just had another big earth quick last night in SoCal after the 6.4 one on 4th July! It is 7.1!  Send love and prayer to people who are affected seriously. And I followed Dr. Lucy Jones from CalTech last night the whole night for her analysis on what’s going on. Somehow, listening to her gives me a sense of peace.

 

Well, when natural disasters happen, we know we need to appreciate all of the beautiful things around us more.  So, guys, let’s continue our Day of Traveling—Part II. There are a lot of beautiful photos for the modern classic interiors I caught during the trip, so it’s time to  sit back and relax.

 

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Arte-decor clubbing house.  The geometric black-and-white rug does the wander for this room. And of course, the brown leather tufted mid-century chairs, the fireplace and wooden wall panelings add the layer of old school traditions  and bring the stories and warmth to the space.
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Dark and Handsome space.
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Fresh light pink hydrangea sets the romantic tone in the lobby.
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Fresh light pink hydrangea sets the romantic tone in the lobby.
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Love this abstract artwork in brass frame.
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I am just so so so obsessed with this blue-and white vignette. Who wouldn’t—elegant and romantic!

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Such an airy and light-filled sitting area. Color of Live Coral on my dress  kind of pops up   in this muted creamy background. The wall panelings add the depth to the space.
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Modern classic vibe.
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a moment of feeling beautiful

 

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Love how they pared orange with silver champaign leaf.
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I always have a thing with sheer roman shades—they often soften the lights shining through the windows.

 

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The details on this clean-line classic fireplace.

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in love with this full-body French-pleated drapery—it’s elevated this cozy beachy hanging-out area. Yes, we are ready for a good conversation oner the afternoon-tea.
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So elegant!
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Casual yet elegant
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Love the trim on the pale-blue pillow.
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Light blue does relax me a lot in this outdoor sitting area.
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pillow details!

 

Hope you enjoy all of them.

Stay Safe

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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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Interiors of Gloria Vanderbilt’s Family Homes

Fashion icon, socialite, and artist and interior designer  Gloria Vanderbilt has died at the age of 95.  Inspired by her quote on home decor :”Decorating is autobiography,” and quote on art:”Art brings a message into a room. It should make us perceive in a new way—either through color, form or narrative content—something we had not perceived before. And perhaps reveal something to you about yourself.”, today, I would like to share some of my favorite interiors by her and, of course her styles:

 

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Chic and classical

 

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A women living by her own term.

 

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 Elegant and Timeless

 

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a well-lived life

 

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a statement on sophitication

 

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Anderson Cooper, Wyatt Cooper, Carter Cooper and Gloria Vanderbilt in their Manhattan apartment, June 1972. A pink checkered sofa set a happy and relaxing tone for a happy family.

 

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Gloria Vanderbilt in her dressing room–a vivid chic boho style

 

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Bedroom of Gloria Vanderbilt, 1970–it requires a lot of savvy skills and good eye on art to create such a grand pattern-on-pattern room.

 

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Dining room in the Long Island home of Gloria Vanderbilt and Wyatt Cooper–Modern,  yet classic

 

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Gloria Vanderbilt sits in her Manhattan living room–a large floor portrait makes such a statement.

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Like every creative person, throughout the years, she was constantly changing, painting, embellishing, and reconfiguring her houses in New York City and Long Island. It was like therapy for her from time to time.   Visit her instagram to see her legendary life

 

Hope you enjoy all of these!

 

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Happy Valentine’s Day

Guys, Happy valentine’s Day!  It has been raining whole day here in Los Angeles.  It’s a perfect day to enjoy my little world of romance on this raining day. Yet I wish everyone out there safe and stay out of the rain.

I am still in the process to work out our spring collections in fashion, home and art.  It has been a a fun journey so far. Spring is all about hope, freshness, flowers, greenery,  everything beautiful in mother nature.  I have been inspired by nature and by all of the new designs in 2019 everyday. For the vignette I created for Valentine’s Day, it is about all of these—fun, romantic and boho chic:

 

Chinoiserie through the Looking Glass

Moon Festival, which is also known as the Mid-Autumn Festival, is a traditional Chinese Celebration that dates back to the Tang Dynasty. It is celebrated every year on the 15th day of the 8th lunar month in the Chinese calendar when the moon is at its fullest and brightest of the year. Click here to know the details .  To reflect the impact of enchanting Chinese aesthetic on Western fashion and interior design, we put together some beautiful chinoiserie photos on fashion and home decorating based on the trends within past 3 years in this blog. Sit back, relax and enjoy!

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Chinoiserie has fueled the fashionable imagination for centuries.

镜花水月中的东方韵味。

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inspired by blue- and- white porcelain
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gold Phoenix print
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imperial yellow
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classic pattern

 

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Above photos are from Vogue.

On Interior Design

“When you have a home that reflects you and your family, you create spaces that last a lifetime” “当你拥有一个可以反映你及你家人的房子时,你便创造了一个永不过时的空间”
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Old photos always show where you are from.

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oriental hand-crafted pieces

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chinoiserie wallpaper backdrop

 

 

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chinoiserie wallpaper and fabric

 

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elegant wallpaper

 

 

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Chinoiserie wallpaper makes a statement

 

 

I hope you enjoy going through these beautiful photos and designs! By the way, don’t forget to have some delicious moon cakes today!

中秋快乐!

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Anna Wintour’s Chic Office

NY Fashion Week is happening now.  Perhaps no one knows the ins and outs of Fashion Week better than Anna Wintour, longtime editor-in-chief of Vogue magazine since 1988 and artistic director at Conde Nast. Donning her trademark black Chanel sunglasses and perfectly styled bob, Wintour has been a fashion-show fixture for decades.   So, what does her office look like?

As seen in a “73 Questions” segment produced by Vogue, Wintour’s office in the old Conde Nast Building was tastefully decorated with a wide variety of pieces.

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Entry

 

It’s open, airy and has  chic mix-and-match of industrial, vintage classical styles. Fresh floral arrangements and French console by the doors lend the hand of ladylikeness  and whimsicalness.

 

 

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Desk and seating area

Love how seating area is arranged  with unique vintage French chaise, chair and ottoman in cream and taupe linen.   Love the cream roman shades with the black trims—a touch of fashion contour.   The antique area rug with subtle red patterns pick up the red color of roses on the desk, adding a little bit of visual excitement in the office.

 

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Desk and decor

 

Love how the artworks and objects are arranged in her office —artsy and neat.  The low bench just beneath the window is such a good idea to display the decor objects—it makes the space interesting and organized.

 

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Close look of the chaise

The floral pink pillows are just an elegant and  warm  touch for this neutral color-dominated seating area.  Love Anna’s personal collections—Clarice Cliff Art Deco pottery.

Here are 5 take-aways from Anna Winter’s chic office

 

  1. Warm-tone neutral palette with pops of color. 暖色调的中性背景色, 点缀瑰丽色。
  2. Trimmed roman shades always give an office an upscale looking. 迁边的罗马窗帘提升整个空间的格调。
  3. Mix industrial and traditional  to make it light and fun. 工业化与传统的结合,更显得富有趣而富有创造性。
  4. Artworks show the high taste. 艺术画常常代表高尚品味。
  5. Pillows and flower bouquets make the office feminine. 装饰枕头与大鲜花束富有女性魅力。

Hallway in Pantone Sharkskin

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The inspiration for Fall 2016 color palette is led by the desire for tranquility, strength, and optimism.  The top ten colors begin with the introduction of a neutral: the cool and restful  gray, PANTONE 17-3914 Sharkskin (new).  It’s edgy yet dependable, can be paired with  any of the fall colors.

 

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For the hallway project, we painted sharkskin grey on the accent wall to create calm yet fresh  backdrop for classic furniture–warm-tone mahogany console and gilded mirror.  The application of this gray shade also adds a touch of modern flair in the space.  It’s truly timeless.  The vignette is just like a classic still-life painting, making you want to stop and be present with the moment.

A Living Room Vignette Inspired by Pantone Fall 2016 Colors

September is here!  Times just goes so fast.  I still feel we just started a new 2016.  And now it’s September!   When fall starts, we are naturally attracted to the saturated warm colors.   I am on the same path, too.   I like colors.   Inspired by Pantone Fall 2016 colors,  we created room vignettes for 2016 fall season.  I am so excited to share with you right here.  On today’s blog, I am going to show you a super warm, fashionable and chic living room by using Pantone Spicy Mustard, Aurora red, Riverside and Airy Blue.

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Spicy mustard is warm and inviting just like the sunlights in the fall.    We light it up a little bit and used it on the paneling walls paired it with bold Aurora Red on a channel-back long sofa with fringe trims.  The whole theme is now becoming chic and sexy.  The living room is no longer grandma’s yellow sunny room, but with a touch of Hollywood glamor. Both Riverside and Airy Blue are accents colors in this room.  We used them on the table lamp, decorative objects to infuse the space with some cool fresh feelings.  Here is the room:

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We have talked about this sofa on our blog before.  Now we used in this room.  Again, channel-back sofa is in and we love the vintage yet still very modern and feminine feeling.

 

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Red Velvet Channel-back Sofa

 

The floral pattern upholstered chair is so elegant and feminine.  The shades of pink, red, green, blue and yellow on the chair create a such nice contrast with saturated mustard and red colors. Don’t you agree that althrough we are attracted to warm fall colors in the Fall season, we still desire  a chill of spring feel?  So why not make it happen in our home?

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Upholstered Floral Chair

The gilded bench picks up the mustard color from the wall.  Now we see there is a conversation going on.

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Gilded Bench

 

 

The dark brown shade on iron chandelier kind of balances off  the saturated warm colors in the space yet the sparkling crystals on the lighting still emphasize the elegance .  The clean-line shape of the chandelier is a nice contrast with the curved sofa and bench.

 

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Iron Chanderlier

 

The chevron pattern  lamp shades  are custom-made.  The pattern adds youthfulness to the space to make it fun and playful.

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Royale  blue vase is a jewelry box in the room.

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royal blue porcelin vase

 

Truly love these oversized vases.  They add a modern flair into the room.

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Love this flower shape plate.

 

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This black-white art work with gold frame anchored the whole room.

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Let us know how you like the room and colors.  Most items here are custom-made, if you are interested in any of them.  Please contact us.

 

Happy Friday

 

Kristi

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