Pastel Glam

Hope everyone had a beautiful and wonderful Easter Sunday!  Today’s blog post takes inspiration from our most recent holiday, as pastel colors in home decor is as glamorous as it delicate.

Pastels are a great, soothing choice for a space of relaxation, most specifically if paired with neutrals or warm white.

Below are some of our faves:


1. Banbury Two-Drawer End Table, Wayfair
2. Pastel Round Stonewear Bowl, Elizabeth’s Embellishments
3. Safavieh Morgan Accent Chair, Bed Bath & Beyond
4. Minimalist Wall Clock, Amazon
5. Safavieh Shag Rug, Decor Market
6. Windham Desk, Target
7. Glass Table Lamp, Target
8. Daystar Sofa, Ashley Furniture
9. CaliTime Throw Pillow Covers, Amazon
10.  Amalfi Stackable Side Chair, Design Lab MN


Words of Inspiration- Design Quotes

Happy Aloha Friday!

The weekend is slowly kicking off and you’re still working on that one project.  If you’re like me, the weekend doesn’t matter, we still hustle.  If you’re NOT like me and need to get things done because you want to enjoy weekend, well then darling, just take a deep breath…and smile.

When you’re in a design rut and need time to unwind, here are some motivational quotes from our industry’s best to help you get re-inspired.


“When you are stuck, walk away from the computer and draw. It will teach you how to see.”-Gerard Huerta

“There is no design without discipline. There is no discipline without intelligence.” –Massimo Vignelli

“There is no such thing as a boring project. There are only boring executions.” –Irene Etzkorn

“The goal of a designer is to listen, observe, understand, sympathize, empathize, synthesize, and glean insights that enable him or her to ‘make the invisible visible.’Hillman Curtis

“Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.” –Steve Jobs

“The future belongs to a different kind of person with a different kind of mind: artists, inventors, storytellers-creative and holistic ‘right-brain’ thinkers whose abilities mark the fault line between who gets ahead and who doesn’t.” –Daniel Pink

“When you believe a thing, believe it all the way, implicitly and unquestionably.” –Walt Disney

“Design creates culture. Culture shapes values. Values determine the future.” –Robert L. Peters

“An artist is not paid for his labor but for his vision.” -James Whistler

“Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes, and having fun.” -Mary Lou Cook

“You can’t depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.” -Mark Twain


Hope that helps.  Remember, you’re awesome. 😉


Fabric…or Leather?

When buying a new sofa, it is always a matter of choosing the perfect fabrication.  The question “fabric or leather?” needs to be carefully considered as there are many differences, advantages and disadvantages of the two.


It also always help to inquire about stain protection plans and/or warranty that might be included in your sofa.  If you are buying an expensive set, it’s worth considering these services as they help keep your pieces in showroom condition, extending the life of your upholstery.


Luxurious Upholstery

Home decor takes another new direction as we leave behind simple cottons and linens, now embracing fabrics like earthy suede, textured corduroy and sophisticated velvet.  These fabrics are luxurious, yet durable.

Some ideas below:

Tufted Velvet Sofa, $2395.00 (

Henry Sofa, Faux Suede, $849 (

5-piece Corduroy Dining Set, $579 (

Gables Accent Chair (


Victory Sectional, $1799 (

You can also complete the room by adding further touch of elegance through accent pillows, rugs, and window draping.


The Glamorous Home

I have spent 7 years of my professional life in the fashion and modeling industry.  Jumping into home decor and design…shouldn’t be any different…. right?

One of my favorite fashion designers made a magnificent point about the relationship of the two industries.

“Whether assembling an outfit or a room in your home, it’s always a question of a good eye, discipline, knowledge, and taste.” – Carolina Herrera

As my career takes a turn into the lucrative world of  home furnishing and design industry, I will keep in mind that it is no different, if not, even more glamorous, than the crazy-busy lifestyle of a Hawaii fashionista.

Hence, ladies and gentlemen, introducing The Glamorous Home– a blog dedicated to finding luxury in your home interiors, furnishing and decor.  It doesn’t matter if your space is big or small, whether you live in the heart of the city or deep in the country, whether you prefer the minimalist  or vintage style— whatever your heart’s desire, I hope to help you in feeling like the King & Queens of your castle.