Bleutral
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by DABITO
1M ago
What do you get when you combine blue and neutral? You get BLEUTRAL! If you’re building your color confidence, start with a chambray blue color and layer in warm, earthy, neutral colors like cognac and camel. You can’t go wrong with these calming colors. And how gorgeous is this handcrafted coverlet is from tlali•pani? It’s the perfect statement blanket for any bedroom. Bed is from Sixpenny ..read more
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New Year Focus
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by DABITO
1M ago
There were many highlights in 2023. I’m a published author. I also turned 40 and traveled to nine countries with my dear friends to celebrate. We got through our first year of marriage! My sister is pregnant. We bought a piece of land to build our dream home from the ground up. There is so much to be genuinely grateful for. I was having dinner with my husboo on NYE and he asked me what some of my intentions were for 2024 and it took me a minute to gather my thoughts. Here’s how my brain played out during the convo. “Hmm…what are my goals? Oh...is this Ashanti playing? Ok stay focused. Wow tho ..read more
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Holidays with Mitzi
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by DABITO
2M ago
Lighting plays a crucial role in holiday decor as it sets the mood and creates ambiance. Mitzi is where I find thoughtfully crafted lighting to enhance the overall festive vibe. My collection with Mitzi is super versatile and will help you layer different lighting options to work with any design style, especially during the holiday season. They add a bit of sculptural interest and dimension to a space. It can be a bit stressful around this time of year so I like to keep my holiday decor really easy. I know lighting can be intimidating but Mitzi makes it fun and simple with their helpful tips ..read more
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Creating Ambience in this West Village Living Room
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by DABITO
3M ago
Getting inspiration from the Living by Design Showhouse, I picked out lights from Lamps Plus  to help one of my clients brighten up their living room. They loved how I used my Mitzi collection to create depth in the showhouse and they wanted something similar in their space. They have amazing natural light coming in during the day but in the evening they struggled to create the perfect ambience. When it comes to a living room, I like to layer a variety of floor and table lamps to add dimension to the space. Here, I chose two table lamps and two floor lamps, one in each corner to balance ..read more
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Dabito x Mitzi Light Collection
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by DABITO
4M ago
When I first started blogging, I was also doodling furniture designs for fun because I wasn’t seeing pieces out there that I wanted. Now fast forward 13 years later, I’m so excited to announce my very first light collection with Mitzi! What a dream come true! This collection is so special to me because it’s my entry to product design. It’s something I’ve been wanting to do more and I’m thrilled I get to work with the incredible Mitzi team. My process for this collection started with primitive geometric shapes, likes cones, spheres, and lines. Then I turned these simple objects into something ..read more
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Living By Design Showhouse 2023 • Guest Bedroom / Closet + Bathroom
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by DABITO
5M ago
Step inside and tour the second annual Living By Design Showhouse. I’m beyond excited to be part of this project! Check out my maximalist guest bedroom, closet and bathroom designs. My good friend Louvain was my jumping-off point for inspiration. She’s a nomadic bohemian who loves color. She recently moved to Berlin and I imagined designing this space for her. I went wild with playing with prints and patterns, contrasting color schemes, mixing old and new pieces, and blending traditional and contemporary architectural details.  My design approach for the bedroom was to add a calming blu ..read more
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Giveaway • Win a 45-Minute Video Design Consultation
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by DABITO
7M ago
When I celebrated my 10 year bloggiversary, I had a giveaway for video design consultations. I had so much fun doing them so I’m excited to do it again to celebrate my upcoming release of my book! How the video consultation work — we will Zoom or FaceTime to address the issues in your space and find solutions to make it personal and stylish. We’ll follow some of my tips and recipes from my book to help Dabify your space. To enter, you must follow me on Instagram and pre-order my book, Old Brand New. Then comment below on which space you need help Dabifying I will select three winners on Insta ..read more
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Book Design Process • Choosing the Cover
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by DABITO
7M ago
While I was digging through my folders for a file yesterday, I found these alternate book options. I thought it’d be fun to share them with you all to see the process. This was the first pass They were designed by Ten Speed’s talented graphic designer, Lizzie Allen. I loved that the whole team embraced my love of color and was intentional in making it a vibrant one. The top two were my favorites of the bunch. I love the yellow border and yellow striped banquette. Initially I wanted my book to be yellow since it’s so me. But I felt like the space itself wasn’t vibrant enough. And on the right ..read more
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Oh hey! It's me, Dab!
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by DABITO
9M ago
If you’re new around here, I wanna introduce myself. I’m Dabito and I’m a designer and artist. I have a voracious appetite for infusing color into spaces. I believe color and decorating was how I was able to pacify a lot of my issues growing up as a queer Asian American. Although, I love colorful interiors, it took me a long time to actually wear color because I didn’t like to draw attention to myself cause I was very shy and introverted. But now as a 40 year old I can say that I’m a full on extroverted Aries! It’s been a long journey. Let’s see…what else. I almost always grab a bag of BBQ ch ..read more
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Friendsgiving with Castlery
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by DABITO
1y ago
My bestie, Han, moved into a Los Angeles loft so I helped dabify her space and threw a friendsgiving / housewarming party for all of us! We are thrilled to partner with Castlery again to celebrate and create new stories for Han in her home. They offer modern furniture that are timeless and beautifully crafted to last. They have a warehouse in Southern California so with their affordable flat rate shipping, everything arrived pretty quickly. Castlery is running a Black Friday sale where you can get up to 40% off selected products, sale runs till Nov 27! Go spruce up your space for holiday ..read more
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