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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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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BHER Color of the Year 2020

No long ago, BHER announced it’s color of the year 2020–BACK TO NATURE S340-4. It’s calm, gracious and balanced and easy on the eye. Inspired by nature, this fresh soft green hue   looks good indoor, outdoor at both  residential and commerical.

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Nicely blending in the surrounding greenery.
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Interiors

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The shade that quiet the kitchen

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Modway Engage Mid-Century Modern Upholstered Fabric Sofa In Wheatgrass

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Modern Design Fabric Accent Chair Dining Chair W/Solid Wood Leg Living Room (Bright Green) Set of 2

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Poly and Bark Modern Mid-Century Birds Nest Dining Side Chair in Green with Chrome Legs (Set of 4)

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Christopher Knight Home 301734 Zeila Mid Century Modern Dining Chair, Green/Light Brown

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Christopher Knight Home 297009 Acantha Mid Century Modern Retro Contour Chair with Footstool, Muted Green

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Avenue Six MLL52-M17 Loveseat, 51″ W x 29.5″ D x 31.5″ H, Green

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Christopher Knight Home 301885 Eilidh Buttoned Mid Century Modern Muted Green Fabric Chair,

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Sunrise Coast Torino Modern Linen-Upholstery Futon with Wooden Legs, Army Green

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Well Woven Madison Shag Plain Green Modern Solid Area Rug 6’7” X 9’10”

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Zuri Furniture Lime Green Lush Adjustable Height Swivel Armless Bar Stool

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Madison Park Crosby Storage Ottoman – Solid Wood, Leatherette Cover Toy Chest Footstool Modern Style Accent Stool, Corner Seating, Lift Top Organizer Vanity Chair, Bedroom Furniture, Green

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11 Wallpapered Rooms that May Inspire you to Re-think Your Interior WallS

From Arte-decor, geometric patterns to marbelrlized, textured and Chinoiserie wallpaper, today’s wallpaper design truly gives home owners more versatile options to dress up their home with a touch of personality. Yes, they are not like your great great grandma’s wallpaper and plus they are easy to install and remove.

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I like the idea to combine the wallpaper with national stone–it’s more fun and dimensional.
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This large-pattern wallpaper create dimensional backdrop for neutral and simple mid-century furnishings.
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The geometric wallpaper is riffing on the blue shade on the furniture.
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Subtle colored geometric walloper is warm and welcome.
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Silver-leaf wallpaper adds glam into this modern classic dining room.
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Bluish chinoiserie wallpaper is subtle yet dimensional and sophisticated.

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Timeless striped wallpaper.
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Classical Wallpaper
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Dark checkered wall covering envelops this music room.

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3 Colors that are Trendy Now

It’s almost the end of August.  I feel I just cannot wait to see all of  the new color palettes in fall. Here are 3 colors that I start to see them everywhere and they may dominate the this coming fall season.

  1. Chili Pepper Red— a little bit red on accessories like purses, boots, socks, …etc pairing with warm neutrals  is fresh, exciting yet classic and ladylike.4f1fc827becf8fc62570522a43f1ef900cec1b2d68bce193054bc7b155734d0d

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2.Cinnemon:

Cinnamon is a warm, medium shade of brown.

Cinnamon is darker than shades like tan and beige but lighter than chocolate or true brown. Its warm undertones mean the hue can sometimes look red or orange-tinged. Cinnamon color looks fashionable, youthful and sophisticated when pared with checkered patterns and animal prints.

 

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3.Vanilla Custard

If you’re looking for subtler colors to try this season, then sumptuous cream and beige tones are your perfect choice. The expensive-looking neutral shades are gorgeous when layered in different fabrics.

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Monday Inspiration–10 Living Rooms that We can Learn from

Hi, guys,  I hope your new week  started with a positive tune.  As usual, I love to share some rooms that I came across over the weekend.  The reason I share them here is not only because they are beautiful but also they are quite unique with full of good ideas and personality. Often, the rooms that touch our hearts are not the rooms that are highly polished, but rather approachable yet with some surprises.

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Love this cream-on-cream neutral color palette. The low-back sectional with performance fabric here is comfy, practical yet chic and stylish. The chandelier hanging over the coffee table here is quite quirky and playful. The blush and orange patterns on the throws add a touch of softness.
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A Frenchy Living Room Full of Match-and -mixingS from Different Periods.
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I love the contrast between the classical chinoiserie wallpaper with the abstract artwork. Also an IKEA lime color chair truly shows off the master skills of mixing  high and low here.

 

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Dusty rose color on this couch is quite romantic and unique.
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The lines in above design are quite neat while the round shape of the ottoman softens the interior a little bit.
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When a classical mural pairs with casual yet a clean white couch, the result is quite striking.
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The sophistication of wall panelings contrast with super casual comfy Moroccan rug.

 

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Flooring-to-ceiling bookshelf with artworks and upholstered arm chairs in the front
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The curve.
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The round artwork above the fireplace
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A Vintage Fashion Show with sexy colors.

Happy Monday

 

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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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Turmeric looks good with light blue.
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Turmeric looks good in the refined interiors.
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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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A Brief Guide for Choosing your countertops—Quartz and Large-Format Porcelain

Today, I am going to continue the topic on how to choose right counter-tops for your kitchens. I talked about natural stones for countertops last week. If you haven’t read it, you can click here

Quartz

If you are the one who want modern look with less care but still want some natural elements, quartz countertops  are  the kind for you.

Quartz are engineered stone products  consisting of about 95-percent ground natural quartz and other materials with 5-percent binding resins. Here are the main features for quartz countertops:

1.Moh’s scale 6.5—7

2.Engineered from natural materials(Quartz) and added polymers, pigments and resins.

3. Engineered to be heat, scratch, pitch and stain resistant (but not bulletproof)

4. Mild soap and warm water to clean

5. Polished and textured finishes

6. Kitchen and bath applications

7. Not acceptable for outdoor applications.

Not all quartz countertops are created equal. The main players include: Silestone, Cambria, and Caesarstone.

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Large-Format Porcelain

Large format porcelain tiles are really hitting the countertop market with their versatile designs now thanks to the advanced digital print technologies. Composed of clays and minerals fired at very higher temperatures, porcelain is a durable surface and is on the rise for use in kitchens and bathrooms.

Slabs of porcelain can come in sizes as large as 10’ x 5’, though they can be custom ordered to be much bigger or smaller. One of the most notable qualities of these slabs that you might discover in person is how thin they are. Measuring just 6-12mm in thickness, they automatically become some of the easiest and most lightweight materials to work with.

Here are some features of porcelain countertops:

  1. Moh’s scale: 7—9

2. Engineered material

3. The hardest, most heat, scratch and stain resistant materials of all materials used for countertops.

4. Mild soap and warm water to clean

5. Polished and textured finishes

6. Kitchen and bath applications

7. Indoor and outdoor application

8. Commercial application.

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Companies such as Neolith and Florim have come out with stunning surfaces, with patterns that look almost identical to marble. Metropolitan has been fabricating full height backsplashes and full height fireplaces with large format porcelain, creating unique and beautiful spaces.

I hope you find the above information helpful

There are some protection kits. cleaning kits and pain kits you may find useful for your quartz countertop.

Happy Thursday

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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″

 

 

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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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5 Rooms with a Good Balance of Yin &Yang

There is always a  balance for a good room design. A feminine room will stay timeless with some masculine elements. Here are 5 room that incorporate a good balance between Yan and Yan.

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Black-and-white -alternate Marvic stripe wallpaper inspired by menswear nicely contrasts with elegant red draperies and roman shade.
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“The vintage David Hicks love seat, upholstered in a Rubelli tweed and brightened by pillows by the Rug Company, is joined by an 18th-century Venetian grotto table and a 1930s gueridon by Jansen.”
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“The antique herringbone floor in the dining room of a Manhattan apartment designed by Penny Drue Baird is offset with hand-painted wallpaper by Gracie”
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Custom-made sofas clad in a Rogers & Goffigon dark navy blue wool flannel create a nice balance with the feminine cream background, elegant draperies and a round antique brass mirror over the fireplace.
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a sectional sofa in a windowpane-check fabric by William Yeoward nicely contrast with floral draperies.

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