Mai Phung is a freelance photographer based in Atlanta, Georgia. Along with her partner, Brian, she founded MaiBri Photography, a creative studio specializing in photography and videography. Her work ranges from food and editorial to weddings and special events. Mai's background in graphic design also lends to her aesthetics and appreciation for interior design. Her sense of style ranges from modern minimalist to bohemian, and everything in between. When she's not behind a camera or in front of a computer, Mai likes to relax at the park with her dog, Mochi, do crafts, and travel. Her portfolio can been seen at maibri.com, or you can follow her on Pinterest.
Give your old furniture a modern makeover by adding fun, colorful paint! You can create a one-of-a-kind piece by simply painting just the drawers or adding geometric or floral patterns. My favorite technique is not painting the entire piece, leaving some of the character of the wood to show through. Another idea is to use multiple wood stains to give it more dimension. My approach to this project would be to photograph the piece, then play around with the color choices and patterns in Photoshop to get [... more]
There is something very classic and glamorous about copper. Accent pieces such as a hanging lamp or a planter can really add warmth to your decor. Copper is versatile enough to either complement or contrast with most decor styles, whether you’re going for a rustic, modern, or industrial look. Copper is also fairly easy to maintain and clean, so you can be sure that it will look good for a long time. Search for copper fixtures at your local hardware store for fun DIY ideas, or upcycle [... more]
Gray is one of my favorite colors due to its versatility and simple elegance. It works with every style of interior design, from modern to shabby chic. When going gray, keep your palette monochromatic for a calming and peaceful atmosphere. Pair this hue with bare woods for a rustic look, or go modern with colorful accents such as rugs, lamps, and artwork. Like other neutral colors, the shade and temperature of gray will have very different effects, warmer tones will be inviting and calming, while cooler shades [... more]
Once a trendy color, mint has now transformed into a classic shade. It has a vibrant, fun effect on any space, whether you choose to paint an entire room in the color or just throw in one accent piece—for example, a sofa or headboard. And because it pairs equally well with neutrals (such as brown, tan, black, or white) and bright colors (such as the citrus shades of lemon yellow and orange), mint is ultra-versatile. Photo Source: Donald Lococo Architects
Barn doors are the ultimate versatile solution to dividing up a space, while adding charm and functionality. Paint the door a bright hue for a pop of color. Use chalkboard paint to transform a simple sliding door into a practical and playful wall. While traditional, reclaimed barn doors can create that rustic feel, the contrast with a modern setting can be intriguing and makes a great focus point in a room. Opt for glass sliding doors to provide a sound barrier while still letting light through. Photo Source: Real Carriage Door Co.
Love to travel? Satisfy your wanderlust by decorating your home with maps. Use a vintage print of your favorite city, or a wall-size mural of the world to create a colorful focal point. Another idea is to break up and display the map using multiple frames. Maps can work in virtually every room, from the living room to bath, your home office, to a child’s bedroom. Look for them at flea markets, or specialty paper shops. Photo Source: Home Designing