Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas everyone!!

So, I got really creative with christmas gifts for my husband's family and decided to paint each family member something.

For Aunt Robyn, I watercolored a bird, a robin bird. Hehehe...she has told me, numerous times how she loves robin birds, because, of course, her name.

Then, for dan's parents, they needed an artwork for their bedroom, so I just did an abstract artwork that matches their bedroom.

I hope everyone else is having a Merry Christmas!! Happy New Year too!!

Friday, December 3, 2010

Dining table with different chairs

So, I have been super busy planning and organizing everything for the big move in Oakland. After Thanksgiving, my husband and I packed all our stuff in Long Beach and transfer it over to my parents house in Chino Hills. Oh, it was crazy. We packed as much as we can, and we still haven't finish! Last Sunday was when we had to leave to Oakland because Dan had to start work on Monday. So this entire week was dedicated to find an apartment, to get a job, and to go shopping (hehe, for my personal pleasure). So, Monday, found a place that was near the Bart and Dan's work. It's at Adams Point, Lake Merritt area. It has this old 60s retro style complex. Old building, but great price and great location. So we took it!! We made the deposit yesterday and we officially got the keys!

So of course, I already been space planning the place. Its a two bedroom apartment, with a huge kitchen to fit a dining room table. I've been searching around for design inspiration of how to make this space be eclectic, fun, and different. Because I have an eclectic collection of chairs, I decided for the space I would want different chairs around a vintage dining table.

Love the high contrast. Dark chairs with white table.

A little too much, but simple with an eclectic twist.

I love the color! I love how they are all different chairs, but having the same color really pulls it together.

Same idea, but with white. Makes it more chic!

Mix of white and black chairs with light wood table. Digging it!

I like how the color is not crazy bold. The pastel color combination works really well in this space.

Crazy contrast. Black chairs with white glossy table, and teal blue light fixture. Love it

This has definitely got the vintage atmosphere that I love. I might repaint the chairs I originally have and just make it look more distressed brown with a hint of color.

Whimsical, child like atmosphere.