Belles Beach House

We can’t get enough of chilling out in a beach style restaurant, right? This Belles Beach House has become a favorite place for California celebrities to hang out. Why?

The main reason is, the natural ambiance is so strong with the restaurant using natural finish sustainable wooden tables and rattan weave chairs. Adding the rattan lighting throughout the ceiling, bringing a coastal feel to the most.

The modern look won’t be jeopardized, you won’t need to be bothered with bugs that is normally found around less maintained tropical feel surrounding. With modern finish and look, the building architecture and interior design with high quality furnitures and home decors were prepared for a clean and cozy coastal feel.

Adding palm trees inside the building would bring an outdoor ambiance. With comfortable rattan chairs and teak wood sofa, it’s just the place to enjoy tropical style eatery in California.

Here you will find some restaurant and cafe interior design ideas, when you have your customers in mind.

Modern Balinese Style Young Villas

I have never seen any handsome guy as passionate as Michael Young of Young Villas when it comes about architecture and modern Balinese style vacation home. Michael has built multiple vacation homes for him to list on Airbnb. For most villa investors, it’s time to take a nap by the beach, drink your beer and enjoy the yield. But not with Michael, his passion for architectural design and interior styling grew even stronger. With this burning passion firing up, he started a new line of business Invest in Bali. So, if you have a dream to build a villa for your annual family vacation in Bali, Michael Young is your man. Now, get inspired from this one of his villas.

Decorating With Throw Pillows

Decorating with throw pillows may seem like a small part of the design process, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. They’re the best way to elevate a house to a home. Even though they are soft and comfortable, they’re not all fluff. When it comes to living room seating, hallway benches, and pretty much anything in the bedroom, adding a throw pillow will pack a ton of punch and bring out the subtle design features in a space. In order to harness the full potential of these decorative do-gooders, we’ve rounded up a few tips that will make the styling process a lot easier.

From color schemes to arrangement formulas, this set of styling suggestions will have you decorating with throw pillows like a pro in no time. Even better, we’re including plenty of visual aids alongside each tip to guide you through the process and provide a little design inspiration if you’re feeling lost. Scroll through to get the full details.

Pick an Anchor Color

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If there’s a piece of furniture in your room that brings in a pop of color, make sure the rest of the room highlights it without outshining it. In the example above, the soft rose gold accents and striped linen pillows pick up on the tufted raspberry ottoman. This makes the overall look much more cohesive. But to keep things exciting, there’s also a cool new color introduced to the pallet vis-à-vis the printed square throw pillows. Their steel blue details contrast with the anchor color and accentuate the light gray paint in the kitchen.

Mix and Match

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By mixing and matching styles and prints, you’ll elevate the intrigue to keep the eye engaged. This vignette is the perfect example for decorating with throw pillows of different styles. You have your graphic chevron print, a few neutrals for balance, and then, for the standout, a floral-print pillow that ties in most of the colors in the room. Again, when choosing your throw pillows, it’s best to think of them without the context of the entire space. So you can see how some of these pillows flatter the crisp white walls while others are flattering the blue cushion and carpet. Together, they also bring out the natural textures of the hardwood floor and stone wall. As you can see, these pillows are also artfully curated in their own right, so the artwork above is a more muted tone.

Throw pillows can be art, too! Incredibly stylish and versatile, a pillow like this one will be great to throw into any décor mix, thanks to the neutral colors.

Play With Proportion and Shape

palm springs throw pillows

Talk about eye-catching! When you deconstruct the room and break down the design elements of each item, it’s hard to imagine how they all work together so well. The answer lies within the decorative throw pillow, of course, as its mustard print details reconcile everything. Notice how each piece is unique in shape, style, and size. Thanks to the tiny seat with an angular base, organic stool, disc-like lamp, and triangular table, this bedroom gives quirky proportion play a whole new meaning.

Don’t shy away from experimenting, and never underestimate the power of a pillow.

If you want to play with shape and proportion, opt for a round cushion that can break up traditionally-shaped pillows on a sofa or chair. You can also use it as a floor cushion!

Cover All the Bases (Surfaces)

Sullivans Island Throw Pillow Textured Pillow

This living room achieves a thoroughly grown-up look without sacrificing all of its childlike excitement. How? No two pillows are alike, which keeps the aesthetic warm and playful. If you imagine this room without the throw pillows, it may feel more formal and harsh, which can be just as beautiful—it really just depends on what kind of environment you’d like to create. We love how every seating option in the room has a throw pillow on it. Not only will the lumbar pillows on the chairs ensure that guests get all the back support and comfort they deserve, but it also maintains the edgy style.

Think About Symmetry

Palm Springs Throw Pillow Textured Pillow


Once you’ve got all the right pillows, you should also spend some time thinking about how you’d like to display them to get the most out of their décor potential. If you like the look of asymmetry, try an arrangement that looks more random and effortless. This symmetrical approach is another great option, particularly well suited for bedding. Layer up your throw pillows like the example above. Try keeping the neutral sleeping pillowcases in the back and let the more exciting throw pillows take center stage. Feel free to break outside the bedding set, too, if you’d like to introduce wilder prints into the mix.

We’d definitely like to show off this crowned jewel front and center for a royal statement.

Stay Neutral

For another bedroom look that’s totally different in color but on the same page regarding symmetry, consider going colorless. Since a bedroom is the space in a home that feels the most personal and relaxing, comfort should be prioritized over style. But the two don’t need to be in competition either. Transforming your bedroom into a sanctuary is all about channeling an environment that inspires and calms you. If bright colors overwhelm you or you simply resonate with neutrals more, you can still allow your personality to show through with things like texture, material, wall art, and shape.

Experiment With Texture

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Arrange Them by Style

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Once you’ve purchased your pillows, you might wonder, what now? Arranging your pillows by style is one way to ensure your space will look effortlessly chic. An easy way to start is by picking an odd number of pillows, with a unifying aspect, like a color or theme. If mixing patterns is not your thing, consider mixing textures of the same hue instead. Arrange the larger pillows to the side, with smaller ones in front, like on this outdoor couch that has a textured white pillow and mustard yellow pillow on each side and an earthy patterned pillow in the middle.

Decorating Ideas How to Design a Luxe but LaidBack Space.

No Rush Villas is a creation of 2 Dutch artists who have been spending many holidays in Bali. The combination of creativity and knowing how the perfect Bali holiday should be led to the creation of this amazing place: No Rush Villas. The unique architecture and choice of the flamboyant interior make sure that your pictures will look amazing at any spot in the villa.

Biophilic Design Cafe in Bali Island

Rattan Lighting: My Bali Living

Furnitures: Bali Artisans

Home Decor: Milu by Nook

Throw Pillow Cushion: Bali Pillow

Alena Valyavko on Behance with Wabi Sabi Interior Design

Do you love wabi sabi interior design? Then Alena is your designer!

I have been following Alena on Behance and love every single rendering visualization she made. To my surprise, she made one of the famous dining room of Casa Cook Hotel, with the oversized rattan pendant lights just look very similar with the real photos.

Personally I have been dreaming of having large rattan lights over my dining table, with the whole ambiance feels wabi sabi, and hopefully Alena would make one design for me too.

I couldn’t imagine having my custom designed furnitures and home decors to be rendered and visualized such a way it feels so laid back. In Bali, we have Maximilian Jancquel to transfer all the visualization into reality. His interior design taste is something I would love to for my vacation home.

Some people calls it primitive, though. But with modern touch, you can’t feel the creepiness of living inside the home. It feels nature friendly, eco living, with lots of natural resources like wood, rattan, cement concrete and indoor plants. It’s more like brutalist and grunge design, instead of primitive. What do you think?

So, enjoy Alena Valyavko on Behance!

Nantucket Rattan Pendant; The Story Behind The Process

Being a lighting designer push me to my limit most of the times. But the wiseman says, it makes you grow.

With Nantucket rattan pendant light, I think we have this hundred discussions on how to make it better and better every time.

From the rare best materials to use, to the accessories it takes and how to assemble, it’s been a constant modification, a continuous improvement, I would say.

Some interior design clients want it with chains, some with rods, others with sling. And like it says that the devil is in the details, honestly I try hard not to make it stressed out 😀

My design team for this consists of 6 persons including me, and I am kind like a little bit satisfied with it for now. The metal has now went through powder coating for ocean side use, and carefully select the rattan materials.

Am I a demanding designer? Yes I am, however I am so sorry if I haven’t satisfied you. There are some limitations in the industrial process as we keep to maintain sustainability slow home decor.

It’s been our mission to keep people working with our brand to continuously being productive, there is wisdom in making slow furniture and maintain the handmade process all the way. It’s relationship, the thing that industrial manufacturing might miss.

So, wishing you a wonderful holiday season, ladies. Don’t forget we are going to list 100 Christmas gift items under $100 right after the Thanksgiving to receive by mid December with DHL Express air freight. Yup, no supply chain back log, so @dhlexpress you’d better keep your promise! 🎄

Christmas Gifts under $100 With Unique Throw Pillows

It’s either 16 x 16 inches, or 12 x 20 inches throw pillows will always make a great Christmas gifts for mom and girls. Oh, if your family members is an interior designer, this trending throw pillows will make her smile! How about an interior stylist that work on your home? Let her enjoy her pillow, as a thanksgiving from you after a long month working on every room in your house. She may need to lie down his head on your gift throw pillows.

Merry Christmas ladies and wishing you a joy filled holiday season!

How to Design Wabi Sabi with Yana Prydalna

I’ve been following Yana for quite some time, as I am looking for a designer that may be able to convince me with what design to pick for my future build.

I’ve been loving wabi sabi style for the past five years, however as this future home is going to be my show room in the future, I will also have to cater my clients who may use my lighting design into their aesthetic. Thus, trying to fit the rendering into broader look, such as farmhouse style, coastal, mediterranean, Hamptons, Scandinavian, Nordic, japandi, rustic, beach and more.

Not to mention the clients from hospitality industry, with hundreds of aesthetics to match on. From luxury restaurants to small town cafe bistro. From a high end executive club to local coffee shop.

There are times it’s difficult to pick which interior design style I need to go to when it comes to attach my rattan pendant lights into making the photo rendering. But for now, let forget about it and pick this wabi sabi rendering by Yana Prydalna and be inspired!

Her beautiful and meticulous rendering has birthed out more of my creative craftsmanship. It’s been a while since I designed furnitures and home decors in addition to lighting, but never dare to go serious about it. I just kept the prototype in the warehouse, knowing it takes so much energy to do interior styling with them.

I have throw pillow styles for photo shoots, another prototype lamp shades being idle in the warehouse, coffee tables, stools, base lamps, decorative bowls, painting, and much more itty bitty details of home decors. I would say it takes the whole village to do styling with them. So, in the meantime, let them sit and let’s think later how we can have them all rendered by Yana, rather than me getting sweat and exhausted, and loosing my breath due to the hard work it takes. I’m in my mid 50s and yes, constantly designing and crafting with 33 degrees Celsius feeling like 43 in Bali, thus I need to wait until winter hits Australia for us to have a cooler air being pushed up to the region.

Enjoy Yana’s work ladies! She’s an awesome interior designer whose taste I cheer dearly.