The Colorful Urban Landscape of DTLA

 

DTLA has being gone through the major transformation within last several years. Every time, we are here, we always can see something new and feel something new.   So it is pretty exciting experience to explore new DTLA for food, cafe, architectures, boutique hotels, museums, etc.  And often the landscape of the mix -and- max of the new with historical buildings make the city so charming.

We were recently invited to a preview party of new property in China Town which is really close to city hall. The property is multi-purpose combining  with retails and residential. I am pretty amazed by how they use the color, patterns and mid-century furniture they choose.

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Here is the pretty cool location.  You can see the city hall is right in the middle. Photo by Robert Ke 
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The property has several buildings featured cheerful bright color blocks. 

 

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When you enter the 4th floor lobby, you see this kitchen first. First of all, I really like the color palette they chose here–cool high-glossy navy blue on the cabinetry with warm textured brown copper tiles on the wall and floor. The white quarts countertop finishes the whole vignette look with a touch of fresh modern crispness. Second of all, I quite like how they design the shelving box around the fridge—it’s kind of not that serious but pretty stylish and thoughtful  vibe.  Yes, a good work flow, plenty of countertops and relax vibes often create a dream place to host a big social party.
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Here is a huge industrial chandelier at one of the entries. One of the cool features for this property is how they mix and match different styles of lighting fixtures which makes ceilings and vertical spaces so interesting.  Different layers of lighting design make your eyes always look up and move around and find that unique object.
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These playful pendants hanging over the large table in the lobby contrasts with the masculine chandelier by the entry we were just talking about above.
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This is another example how they mix different styles of light fixtures. 

 

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A perfect picture frame. Now you know Pantone Live Coral really plays big this year. 

 

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And of course, I cannot miss a  great selfie opportunity with this colorful and alive  urban landscape.

 

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And here is one I stand outside on the roof of the building.
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These cute pool side chairs carry Brazilian cheerful vibes and you feel they invite you  to have a seat on them.
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These cute pool side chairs carry Brazilian cheerful vibes and you feel they invite you  to have a seat on them.
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And I am really obsessed with this day bed. Can I have a drink here, please ?
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Hahaha, with my pink flamingo.

 

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And a rooftop swing in a stylish shape and cool color.

 

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So time to enjoy the sunset view.

Happy Saturday

 

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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

 

KHKD

5 Ways to Create Relaxing Outdoor Living Space

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It’s a beautiful day today. Roses in my backyard are in full bloom.  Spring in SoCal just arrives.  It’s perfect time to think and plan your outdoor living. Here are 5 ways to create and relaxing outdoor indoor living space:

  1. Using indoor-quality outdoor furnishings .
  2. Mix colors,patterns and textiles to make it fun.
  3. Set up a group of blue-and-white chinoiserie vases for floral arrangement.
  4. Have comfortable chairs or couches.
  5. A stylish table.

12 Dream Outdoor Living Oases You will Fall in Love with

I am obsessed with outdoor living. The first thing I get up in the morning is to step out of the house and take a walk in my backyard garden—lemon trees, rose bushes,  morning breeze, bird singing, soft sunshine… It’s a beautiful and spiritual start for my day. When I sit in the house working and look out of the window, it’s all greenery. That really makes me more focus, creative  and productive.  Today is Sunday.  I was inspired to  put together 9 fabulous outdoor living spaces with different designs to share with you.  Enjoy!

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Love this effortless indoor-outdoor connection. It makes you feel great!
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Geometry contrasts with art to create such a neat feeling. It’s a grand design and awesome for hosting big events if you have a big courtyard and a lot of friends.
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Love the pale blue fabric on the daybed. The whole setting is relaxing yet very elegant. Where else would you want to be?
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A pool house that shows you what outdoor luxury can be.
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A cute chair—that is what you need for whatever outdoor living spaces you have.
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A modern seating area with a great view.
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Quality outdoor furnishings are the key.
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Have these flexible outdoor furniture pieces. Therefore, you can move them around once a while.
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A outdoor space with the indoor luxury.
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Time to cozy up.
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If you are a cottage lover, this one will be for you. Love the draperies and pastel colors.
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It’s a truly genius idea to have a sushi bar like this at your backyard.

What do you think? I hope these fab designs will make your Sunday more beautiful!

All the Best

Kristi

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