Archive for ‘interior design’

September 4, 2011

Ulisse Murphy Bed

LonnyMag feature this Ulisse Murphy Bed in their July/Aug2011 Issue and I thought it was again, so brilliant! It is beautiful, functional, and clever. A +

Via:  Ulisse Murphy Bed.

January 25, 2011

Chalkboard paint…

If I ever have the space for a library, it will definitely incorporate a chalkboard wall. I remember my earlier pre-med years: a group of us w0uld always be studying furiously away in one of the study rooms. It definitely helped that each room had its own big chalk board where we would scribble the organic chem equations or cell and molecular mechanism on.

There are so many other ways you can incorporate this “chalkboard paint” effect to the other spaces of your home. Just do some research and you’ll see 🙂


September 12, 2010

Sunday Envy…

Every now and then I would get envious of the kids that have it all. Growing up with two younger sisters,  I  never had the opportunity to have my own room. I am not complaining that sharing a room with my two awesome sisters was a bad thing since it was great to have them around to keep me company at night (we had so much fun gossiping the night away) but our bedroom was unfortunately only a cramped ten by ten box with little space for unique characteristics. We attempted to personalize our space by adding a curtain here and there but nothing dramatic. We also had the chance to pick the style and color of our  bunk bed and the dresser but it was nothing in comparison to the bedrooms that I am about to show you! It is Sunday so I thought I would share with you some of my favorite kids room. Go parents!


I love how bright and fun this room is. The chandelier is such a nice touch!



This boy room is perfect with the wide stripe and bold color!



The headboard is such a wow factor!



Again this room is full of colors and awesome details!


I hope that’s enough eye candy for this week (though you can never get enough). Well, here comes Monday guys! have a blast!

(all images are from – click on images to take you right to the sources)

September 7, 2010

Spot light Tuesday!

May I introduce to you one of my fellow designer who I admire very much for her amazing and inspiring work? She is not only sweet and kind but also very talented. I had the pleasure of sharing numerous classes with her including a thesis class that we took together. With her help, I was able to improve tremendously. Here is the shout to Maki Fujii. You are simply amazing!


One render of her museum



A render of her artist's studio.


See more of her works at


September 7, 2010

Rules… what rules?

While I was still in school, I had a couple of wild ideas that I really loved and wanted to explore but unfortunately, they were discouraged by my professors. I should have known that every now and then, my instinct and gut feeling was right. I knew that someday, someone will share my same idea, and I can finally say “I told you so” to the teachers that told me no!  Well here it is: Dinning table against the wall.

Well if it works, why not?


I told you I'm not crazy *insert my conceptual sketching teacher's name here*



It just works!


Well that’s enough about me being right. Lets just see one more beautiful Dinning Room shall we?


Something about these white low back chairs that make this Dinning room set awesome!


Would you ever consider white dinning chairs? Are you afraid of the high maintenance level that these white chairs require ?

(All images are from


September 6, 2010

Laugh out loud for the holiday!


"Gary hated mornings when Elaine went to her early Zumba class, but at least it gave him the chance to reflect on his early sketches and pray to his lucky number"

June 23, 2010

There is a difference…

Interior Designer or Decorator: What’s the Difference?

The terms “interior designer” and “interior decorator” are often used interchangeably, as if they were identical professions. And while both may have the ability and talent to create beautiful rooms — as well as roles that often overlap — the two are not synonymous.

Okay, then what’s the difference between interior design and decoration? Webster’s defines interior design as “the art or practice of planning and supervising the design and execution of architectural interiors and their furnishings.” But, under interior decoration it states, “See interior design.” No wonder so many people are confused. Let’s take a brief look at both and then try to clarify the differences between interior designers and interior decorators.

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June 22, 2010

My Design Style

I recently stumbled upon Studioten25‘s design blog and took a quiz on Sproost that determined what my style of designed was. It asked me to rate a couple of pictures and what did you know, it said my style was 50% Contemporary. No surprise there!  I already knew how crazy I was with clean lines and simplified forms.

So contemporary design is definitely the style I lean toward but I don’t like over simplified space that left one feeling empty and cold or just plain static. That’s why the other 25% is Cottage Chic and Modern Elegance. So my true style is actually all three. I like the clean, uncluttered look of contemporary style, but I also love to mix the old with the new. I love my space to appear solid but with subtle details that catch the eyes (I call that a pleasurable surprise! hehe).

I also love warm colors in a space esp. with dark wood and some bold textured textiles. Overall I really enjoyed this quiz. Below are pictures that represent the three styles above.

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June 21, 2010

In love with Red..

Elizabeth Parson Side Chairs

If you haven’t guessed by now, red is one of my favorite colors. Red is tricky to use in an interior so be careful not  to overuse it esp. in a small place – like painting all four of your walls red(yikes!)

Anyways, if I had a long dinning table, I would love to place these adorable chairs at the ends of the table for a splash of color. (By the way, these are from Target but they are currently out of stock!)


June 20, 2010

Draft 1..

Original First Floor Plan

First Draft of the Furniture Layout

I sent Amanda this first draft and is awaiting her opinion. There are a few adjustments from the original plan such as the garage is now two cars garage instead of three et. I am not sure what is the purpose of that empty room above so I left it empty for now. The next few posts will be additional drafts and possibly a final draft as well. Then I can start suggesting the colors of each room.


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