Today Interior inspiration by ABChao

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Today I want to share my interior inspiration by AB Chao. I found her joyful blog through Victoria's blog {sfgirlbybay}, she is a guest post a while ago. Anna Beth Chao or she prefer people called her AB Chao is an interior designer. And I love to read her 'before and after project' that post it at her blog. Her interior's portfolio that she put at her website are also amazed me. I picked few that inspired me so much, I hope you enjoy what I share.

Even though we will never have fireplace mantle in Malaysia (unless you want to build it as decoration proposes which is some people does it here) but I always enjoy to see pictures at the design blog/mag how they decorate the mantle, especially during Christmas period :). What I love from AB Chao design below is the meeting of modern and vintage. I like the idea to put the quirky mirror on top of it and the vintage electric heater with vibrant red on the fireplace it self. I think it is simple but intriguing.

Have you ever tried mix matching chairs? for your dining table or just walkway set like picture below? First I am bit scare to do this, but I am thinking to really mix match my dining chairs and add a sweet imperfectness.

I love the idea to change the standard drawer or cupboard knob to add different touch in our existing furniture. This project reminded me of Sania Pell, the author of Homemade Home book (I never get enough to find inspiration on that book), you also can check her fabulous blog here to find DIY inspiration.

This is another nice idea, to use beaker as a vase or container display. Something unusual is good rather than a normal container or jar.

And we often forgotten to beautify our toilet bowl area haha... well it is nice feeling if we have a cozy toilet right? So I think to add topography picture frame with daring color is a good idea. Simple but stand out. That 's all we need.

So any interior idea that I share today spark your creativity? I hope you can share with me and others at the comment section :). Xo.

{image are from AB Chao}


  1. Wow, AB has a really nice blog and really good taste. Thanks for introducing her, she's wonderful to follow!

  2. beautiful, I agree! I love mismatched chairs, especially if there is a similarlity in the fabric print to pull the look together. x

  3. So lovely!!! Mismatching chairs is my favourite thing in home decor. And white brick. I'm obsessed with white bricks!