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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Happy Saturday

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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.

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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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Happy Tuesday

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Turmeric—Next Big Color Trend in 2020 Interiors

You may already see Turmeric color from runway, cars, objects, etc…  The color is kind of catch your eye now—fresh, fashionable, youthful and exciting.

Turmeric is an enlivening orange that infuses a hint of pungency into the palette (Color descriptions by The Pantone Color Institute).

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I guess we may have stayed millennium pink and pastels too long and truly need something different or something to break through to.  The more I look at this color, the more I fall in love with.

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Le’s take a look from fashion  inspiration first:

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Look Good with Black
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Turmeric looks good with light blue.
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Turmeric looks good in the refined interiors.
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Look Good with Pink
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Look Good with Nutrals Tones

All right, let’s tour some interior spaces featured with turmeric color.

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Get the look

Happy Friday

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A San Gabriel Valley Modern House Living Room Before and After

One of the simple and easy way to refresh your living space is to change your sofa throw pillows. Somehow, piles of pillows with unique design on your sofa always make your living space homy, cozy and elegant. As you know, design is all in the details.  Pillow insert materials, trims, pipings and tassels on pillow design all make a huge difference on the overall looking.

For the project we did in San Gabriel valley, we chose decorative pillows based on the colors and patterns  of  client’s existing Morocan-style rug.

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Living Room After

 

 
Happy Wednesday

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Inside of Pacific Design Center—Remembering Cesar Pelli

Cesar Pelli, the renown architect who designed some of the world’s most recognizable buildings, died on last Friday at his home in New Haven. He was 92.  Among his wide-ranging projects, there is one that is hold a special place by Angelenos. That is Pacific Design Center, PDC , to which I was introduced by the name of Blue Whales  when I just entered interior design business and started to shop a lot of prominent brands located  in this trade-only design center.

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I am standing outside of PDC during the lunch time.

Cesar Pelli’s vision of PDC was  “the buildings as oversized fragments fallen to earth, and indeed that is what they look like.  Curbed’s architecture critic, Alexandra Lange, believes the Pacific Design Center will be one of Pelli’s most pivotal works for how he explored form through glass-walled buildings. “The transition to the shaped shiny object that he was then able to tweak and deploy around the globe,” she says. “It’s an approach that bridged from his work in Eero Saarinen’s modernist office, defines Late Modernism, was flexible enough to embrace Postmodernism, and then fairly smoothly transitioned to international skyscraper neo-Modernism. I like the awkwardness of this invention phase.”

I have spent a lot of good time  shopping, learning ,  meeting clients and getting inspired in PDC thanks to Cesar Pelli’s great vision and design.  Just in case, you are curious what it looks like inside, here are some photos I took in the showrooms of PDC.

 

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And you can click here see what’s PDC annual designer markets look like

I found Cesar Pelli’s personal story is quite inspiring.   He won hundreds of architecture awards, including the 1995 gold medal of the American Institute of Architects, its highest honor.   But Mr. Pelli’s success came late in life. He didn’t open his own firm until he was 50, and even then, he said, “It was only because I was forced to.” That happened in 1977, when he was chosen to design the renovation and expansion of the Museum of Modern Art in Manhattan.

You can read more Mr. Cesar Pelli’s story by clicking here 

 

Have a Wonderful Monday

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Selfie Sunday—Color of Red

One of my favorite things to do over the summer weekends is scrolling around little  beach towns in the neighborhood.  I couldn’t think where I can go to get  some fresh cool beach breeze , explore unexpected vintage founds and enjoy my different colors of macarons.  Often, the color palettes on the hight streets of  these little towns are so fascinated that they put me in such a relaxing mood.  I start to slow down and really take time to absorb and observe my surroundings.  So, today I am going to feature color of red.  Color of red  refers to  passion, happiness , positive vibes, high fashion, romance. When pairing with pale blue, pink , black and blush, it creates different moods.

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Red and Pale Blue—very vintage

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This blue and red interior is classical with a modern twist.

 

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Red- on- Red and Black—modern

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Red and black kitchen —super modern and luxury
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Red and Pink—happy and cheerful

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Orange red with pink interiors—fashionable and youthful.

 

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Red and Blush—peaceful, soft and romantic. This is the color palette where I love to enjoy my sweets.

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Happy Sunday

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8 Ways to Use Shades of Blue

We just got some decorative pillows for the client—all shades of blue. I hadn’t been a big  fan of color of blue. But I am right now, maybe because we just saw so many blue sea and blue sky during 4th July vocation.  Anyway,  Those pillows in shades of blue just look so adorable. I think you totally agree with me that color of blue make a calm, chic and elegant spaces.  Today we share e  8 ways to use shades of blue:

  1. Just use as pop of color among the large area of background white to create super modern atmosphere:Bwhite-living-room-furniture-couches-1506368099

2. Of course, use on the wall to create different yet cohesive feels from the next room.

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3. Use on the panelings and trims only to create historical highlights.

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4. Yes, on the cabinets to have that timeless, crisp and chic style:

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5. How about layer different shades of blue to create that super upscale and sophisticated feel?Bedc110115deniot02

6. Blue striped wallpaper—easy breezy beach vibe.

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7.  From floor-to-ceiling—such a cozy room.Balisa-bloom5-1526585121

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Just in case you want to see more blue rooms, please click here

Happy Monday

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5 Ways to Create an Indoor Garden

Happy Friday! I love spend the time in my backyard garden on Friday afternoon simply enjoying some warm late-afternoon sunshines and catching up the readings from design magazine. Specially, at this season, with our lemon tree producing a lot of fruits and roses in full bloom, it is just one of the most beautiful moments when summer just starts.  How about you? Do you also enjoy your backyard on this beautiful Friday afternoon.

Then, of course, we want to bring all of these beautiful flowers and greeneries indoor to create an indoor oasis.  If you are like me and obsessed with indoor-outdoor living, here are 5 ways to create an indoor garden:

  1. Yes, hang a flower wreath right in your front door.

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2. Pick up blooms and greeneries from your backyard and casually put them everywhere–in the dining room, on the counter, by the bed, yes, everywhere and a lot of them.

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Sweet roses by the bed guarantee a sweet nap.
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Roses in the bath light up the mood.
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fresh roses with a lot of vintage piev=ves on the fireplace.
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fresh cream roses in the library

3. Intently create a separate garden space for a group of potted plants by the stairs or under the skylights.

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4. Bring outdoor garden in by using floor-to-ceiling windows.

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5. Grow herbs in your kitchen.

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a WallyGro greens wall with automatic watering and lighting integration. The family uses the greens and herbs in their meals. Click here to learn this kitchen 

Click here to learn how to grow herbs in your kitchen 

Click here to learn how to grow herbs in your kitchen

Happy Friday

 

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5 Questions to Ask When You Decide Tile over Tile?

I get you. It is going to be a really big mess if you decide to demolish the original tile flooring.  And you might  do some research work and find out that it is possible to install tile over tile. Well, based on the guideline of ANSI A108 — the Installation Standard Specification for Ceramic Tile, the  general requirements for tile installations, A108.02 4.1.1 states:

“All surfaces shall be structurally sound, clean, dry and free of oily or waxy films and all foreign matter.  Concrete surfaces shall be free of form oil, curing compound laitance, and cracks.”

That  said, there are still conditions that you are able install tile over tile, but here are 5 questions you need to answer before you take this strategy:

  • Did the old installation fail?
  • If so, what was the cause of failure?
  • Was it an installation or structural problem?
  • If it was properly installed, is the membrane still well adhered and able to perform its job to support the new installation?
  • Did it survive the demolition process intact?

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LA Street Style I

Spring is here. The warmer weather and blooms magically  put everyone  in a very cheerful mood.  So, we took the opportunity and wander around LA street to immerse ourselves in the season and get inspired.

 

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I always have a thing about bicycles. I love purple and flowers in this picture! It’s a dream if I can just ride a bicycle with full blooms in a small quiet beach town.  If you happen to plan some make-over for your home, lilac is one of the good choices. I specially like lilac in matte finish.  And also, remember have some fresh flowers at home!   They will make you feel much happier!
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It’s a late afternoon. I like how the sun shines on the industrial building creating interesting shadows. This hot pink minimalism bench is such a eye candy in  contrast with the grayish industrial surroundings. Spring finally broke through the coldness and is here with a little bit surprise and cheer. Take -away— for your interiors, don’t just pile things up,  rather intentionly  layer different things through creating interesting contrast!
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Graffiti on LA street is always my inspiration.  Take-away for interiors: please always have some artworks for your home. They are the soul for each space. They make your lifestyle much deeper.
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Wood just brings the warmth for this high-ceiling modern space with a lot of whites.
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Cool rope lighting in this sun-lit cozy Japanese restaurant. I always love the room with a lot of natural lights

 

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An outdoor space with a lot of greeneries, wicker peacock chairs and pink antique rug.

Happy Tuesday

KHKD