A San Gabriel Modern Home Tour

Take a tour at   one of our newest portfolio for a modern house in San Gabriel Valley.

 

And you can check this on-going project portfolio by click here

Happy Sunday

 

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Photo-Shooting Day

Project in progress. Please stay tuned with us.

 

Happy Wednesday

 

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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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Living Room Before-and-After–3 Ways to Elevate Your Living Room in a Second

 

Hi, guys, hope you are having a big Labor Day weekend plan, for example, doing a quick make-over for your home and ready to go strong in the rest of 2019. If so, I am going to share 3 ways to do a quick make-over for your living room.

 

  1. Declutter as much as you can. By doing so, your mind is kind of going through cleansing too. Guarantee you will feel super refreshing after the task.
  2. Get some new decor pillows with new colors and patterns.  If you would like to know which color is in, please click here
  3. Have fresh garden-cut flowers on your coffee table. And if you need to know how to style a coffee table, please click here

Check out the recent makeover we just did for a modern living room in San Gabriel valley.

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Here is before-and-after. I am sure you have no questions to chill out in the After. We got inspiration from client’s rug and pull out the color scheme out of it—peach, blush, teal, blue and cream.

 

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We like to use a brass tall vase to anchor the space which also  adds a touch of luxury to the laid-back easy-breezy modern space.

Happy Saturday

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A Photo-shooting Day

It has been busy since last Sunday since we were going to do a professional photo-shooting today. Here is my time schedule:

  1. Picked up fresh flowers on last Sunday
  2. made some flower arraignment on Tuesday
  3. Got all of the vases, pillows, artworks and other decor items on Wednesday
  4. Started – today at 10:30am.

So have quick peek at the living-room.

 

 

 

More are to come.
Happy Wednesday

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7 Beautiful Rooms for Your Friday Retreat

Hi, guys, it’s Friday! I hope you all have a very productive week.   Here is the summary for this week’s posts:

  1. Please click here to learn About Storage and Display System
  2. Please click here to learn one trendy color next year
  3. Please click here  to learn the basics on how to setup a beautiful table-top.
  4. Please click here to learn how wallpaper can transfer your home.

And today, I would love to share with you some of most beautiful and unique rooms that I came across for this week.

1.

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I love how the traditional black-and-white houndstooth fabric on iconic Saarinen chairs complements with floral table-cloth to create a balanced Yin-and-Yang moment

Shop the Look:

Mid-Century Modern Woven Fabric Upholstered Accent Arm Chair Set of 2 (Houndstooth)

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Zuo Sappy Dining Chair, Houndstooth

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Black & Off White Table Cloth Napkins (100% Cotton, Floral Hand Block Print, 20X20 inch, Pack of 6) Properly Finished, No Fray Edges | for Home, Kitchen, Dining Room, Holiday

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Floral Tablecloth by Ambesonne, Watercolor Peony Flowers with Black Brush Strokes Romantic Spring Print, Dining Room Kitchen Rectangular Table Cover, 60W X 90L Inches, Light Pink Black White

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Crabtree Collection Deluxe Cotton Table Linens, Bright Colors for Kitchens and Dining Rooms – (Vintage Floral Napkin Set)

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2.

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I love how the designer arranges the artworks and fine furniture like a gallery wall.

Shop the look:

Homelegance 4605GY Metal Base Bench, Grey

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Modway Intersperse Button-Tufted Contemporary Modern Bench With Metallic Geometric Frame in Silver Gray

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Iconic Home Bruno PU Leather Modern Contemporary Tufted Seating Goldtone Metal Leg Bench, Black

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3.

 

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I love this white-on-white color palette in this relaxing and light-filled bedroom. I also love the wall-mounted nightstand which is able to use every square feet of the room.

Shop the look:

White Floating Nightstand with Drawer

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Kate and Laurel Kitt Floating Shelf Side Table with Drawer, Rustic Brown

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Linenwalas Bamboo Sheets Queen Size | Christmas 100% Organic Softest Moisture Wicking Deep Pocket Bedding | Silk Like Soft, Cooling Luxury Resort Bed Sheet Set (Queen Size, White)

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I love how they use the space underneath the stair to create a conversation corner.

5.

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I love the way they style these two tiny kitchens by showcasing the organic wooden cutting boards.

Shop the look:

JAMIE OLIVER Acacia Wood Cutting Board – Small

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Palais Dinnerware Teak Wood Cutting Board – Wooden Butcher Block (13″ Round Teak Wood)

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6.

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I love how the black-and white artwork soothes this fetching vignette.

Shop the look:

Convenience Concepts Gold Coast Faux Marble Console Table

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Meridian Furniture 410-T Jade Collection Modern | Contemporary Mirror Console Table with Geometric Style, 48″ W x 14″ D x 31″ H,

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7.

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I love how this blush chinoiserie wallpaper adds touch of softness and sophistication to the space.

Shop the Look:

Removable Water-Activated Wallpaper – Chinoiserie Chinoiserie Pink Peony Bird Butterfly Flower by Domesticate – 24in x 144in Smooth Textured Water-Activated Wallpaper Roll

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Phoebe (Teal)

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Happy Friday

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Tabletop Setup Before & After

One of the things I am passionate about all the time is to set up a tabletop for whatever the reasons .   It’s fun and  it’s about celebrating life with beautiful things.   Here are 5 elements to successfully set up a table:

  1. Runners, placemats,  or fresh-patterned tablecloth
  2. Chanderliers
  3. Candles
  4. Floral enter piece
  5. China

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Shop the style

Cotton Clinic Set of 2 Table Runners Farmhouse 72 Inch Textured Woven, 14×72 Cotton Wedding Table Runners Fringes, Rustic Bridal Shower Decor Dining Table Runners Light Blue

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Le Sens Amazing Home Large Crystal Candle Holders Set of 3, 4.6/6.2/7.7 inches Height, Elegant Heavy Solid Square Diamond Cut Tealight Holders Sets, Centerpieces for Home Decor and Wedding

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10 inch Rectangular Modern Minimalist White Ceramic Succulent Planter Pot/Window Box with Saucer

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Chive – Hudson 24 Hole Flute, 24 Inches Long Rectangle Unique Clear Glass Bud Flower Vase, Low Laying Elegant Centerpiece, Home Decor Weddings (Large)

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DELUXE 6 Feet Tall FICUS Silk Leaf Artificial Tree + 8″ Base + 12″ Plant Pot Skirt. 18 Feet of Vine Adorn Wide Real Trunks With Green Leaves Allowing Maintenance Free In-Door And Outdoor Use

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10’’ Plant Pot by HOMENOTE, Modern Large Planter with Drainage Plug – Gold and Grey Detailing – Perfect Fits Mid Century Plant Stand

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Elegant Taper Premium Quality Candles Set of 12 Individually Wrapped (12 Inch, Light Blue)

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Zest Candle 50-Piece Tealight Candles, Turquoise Blue

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Happy Wednesday

A San Gabriel Valley Modern Home Makeover—Part 3

I have designed some modern interiors for my recent projects. People love SoCal’s  airy vibes  filled with natural lights. Meanwhile, they also would like to incorporate textures, geometric artworks, patterns, pops of color and earthy tones to create an inviting and warm atmosphere. For this San Gabriel modern home project we did, we add a smoke glass chandelier with a brass stem,  several sky blue-pink -background geometric artworks, a grey velvet pouf,  an  oversized blush tufted square ottoman to bring a healthy dose of warmth , interest and depth to the space while we e keep the original motif-patterned Moroccan rug and brown leather swivel chair. Also,   two elegant silver-leafed side tables we placed by the mid-century low-back sectional elevate the space with sophistication and luxury.  So the end result is airy, light yet warm, modern, clean yet glamorous.

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In case you are interested in the designer sider table we used for the project, now it is on our Labor Day promo and here are the details for the piece:

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DIMENSIONS + WEIGHT

WEIGHT:

CUBIC FEET:

51 pounds

12.26

 

MATERIAL:

Pine, Birch, Maple, Metal

DIMENSIONS (IN):

19.5W x 25D x 26H in

DIMENSIONS (CM):

49.53W x 63.5D x 66.04H cm

CARTON DIMENSIONS:

23.400W x 29.100D x 31.100H in

CONFIGURE TYPE:

NORMAL

PRODUCT OVERVIEW:

With double the style and twice the glamour, what’s not to love about this charming end table? Its metal frame features a Lightly Brushed Chrome finish while its signature circular top and bottom shelf are finished in Soft Silver Leaf. Thoughtfully designed, both shelves offer an integrated storage drawer for functionality and with it’s small profile, this cute number can fit just about anywhere.

FEATURES:

Metal frame in Lightly Brushed Chrome. Top and bottom shelfs in Soft Silver Leaf. One drawer in top and bottom shelves. Drawer interiors in Soft Silver Paint.

CONSTRUCTION:

Top shelf: 16″W x 17.5″D Bottom shelf: 18.5″W x 24.5″D Space between shelves: 9.250″

 

 

Happy Wednesday

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5 Tips on How to Choose Right Light Bulbs

So often, lighting bulbs are what we often ignore. I am wondering if this is mainly because the lighting fixtures always come without bulbs. What really frustrates me sometime is that  vendors couldn’t provide a complete specs sheet  specially for LED  bulbs. Meanwhile,   consumers don’t really think that these light bulbs are that important. But in reality, they are. Just think about it, by just flipping a switch, your mood changes immediately.  Also, with LED starting to dominate the market , it is a little bit complicated to choose right LED bulbs than the traditional lighting bulbs in terms of color temperatures, dimmability and compatible dimmer options.  Today, I am going to share   5 tips to choose right light bulbs.

1. Focus on fixtures and function

Number 1 rule is to  always make sure the shape and base of the bulb fits into your fixtures. Also understand the purpose of lights: general /ambient lighting, task lighting, accent lighting,  entertains lighting …etc.

2. Understand two terminologies: watts and lumens

Every package has codes on it for the amount of lumens and watts the bulb emits. Lumens are the amount of light emitted from a bulb. The more lumens, the brighter the light. Watts are the amount of energy a bulb uses. In general, the lower the watts, the less energy used.

3. Invest in LEDs

Although I mentioned at the very beginning that choosing right LED bulbs can be little bit complicated than traditional lighting bulbs but LEDS are 70 to 90 percent more efficient than traditional light bulb technologies and last more than a decade.  It can be  a few dollars a piece, and you can end up saving $80 or more over the life of each bulb in energy costs versus a comparable incandescent. As designer, what important to me is the great design flexibility provided by LED lighting such as indirect lighting, sculpture lighting , back-lit etc.

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4. A simple  guide to specify a good LED lighting for residential application

a. Soft white—(2,700k -3,000k)

b. CRI > 90. As a rule, a CRI of 90 or more is considered high and anything below 80 is considered mid-range to low. You can click here to read more

c. Dimmer-ability without flick.

5. Think smart lighting.  If you have different layers of lighting  and more than 5 lighting fixtures in your home, wouldn’t be nice you can just turn on lights without extra hardwares with an ease.  Smart lighting bulbs have a sensor on them and usually require a hub setup. I will talk about this more in a separate blog.

If you are like me and have some hard time to find good chanderlier bulbs, here are my recommendations:

In case you want to get to know a little bit about smart lighting system, here is Lutron’s Caseta bridge system.

Here are some led chandeliers you may be interested in:

Have a Wonderful Tuesday

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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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