Maximalism in 2018

It’s finally Friday and its grey, cloudy and overcast in LA.  I thought the rain is coming but Siri said no.  Anyway, it will be a perfect day to cuddle at home, doing some heavy readings and just gathering all of my thoughts together.   I came across some topics on interior trends in 2018.   One of the trends that everybody is talking  about is Maximalism.  I talked about Maximalism in one of my blog last year and it seems that this trend  is going to mainstream in 2018.  For me, Maximalism is so inevitable after several-years of Kondoing and Scandinavia minimalism.  It gives you a such big release and freedom to express yourself.  When you start to see a lot of colors, patterns , textures and adoring objects, you truly feel happy from inside.


First of all, here is the food.  This is one of of the events we went recently.  Don’t you just love these colorful veggies?


And here is the tabletop I just did for our MLK weekends.  Don’t you agree with me—the more the merrier?


Here are some great plates and linens with patter-on-pattern Maximalism style.


Then here is the art event we went recently.  It’s Pip & Pop’s debut US installation entitled “Here Comes Sunshine”.   The installation is constructed by highly detailed works that embrace notions of abundance, utopian dreams and fleeting pleasure.  The installation made me feel so happy for the whole night.



Last but not else, here are some great Maximalism interiors I really enjoy.

Love the saturated color palette and various textures.
a cheerful living room
More is more


a visual party
a magical menagerie—DeyrolleMaximalism_DIMORESTUDIO_Photo_Andrea-Ferrari

Mix-and-match in Maximalism

Hope you enjoy all of these happy vibes too.



From 75th Golden Globes Red-Carpet to Home

It’s the sea for the black on the red carpet of 75th Golden Globes.  The color of black is chic, classic and does make a strong statement for something we all agree upon with and stand up for.  This year, black  sheer looks were a definite trend.   Black sheers  add a touch of femininity and elegance.  Kate Hudson, Halle Berry, Nicole Kidman and Catherine Zeta-Jones were just some of the major names at the 75th Annual Golden Globes to rock the sexy trend on Sunday.  Also donning sheer looks were Angelina Jolie, Ashley Judd, Jessica Biel and Allison Janney, among others.  Here is our pairing tradition From red carpet to Home.


Chic, classy and positive vibes.


Modern Mix


Classy and Playful
Black and White Contrast


Classy and Feminine


Ladylike and tranquil



Happy Tuesday


Clean and Neutral

After a colorful holiday celebration, we are naturally more attracted to a clean and neutral space, the space that helps us to clear our minds, reflects the past year and visions the future.  I just came across a few great designs today and would love to share some of them with you in this blog.


Here is the house by Tracy Hardenburg Designs  in Baltimore.  The high-ceiling, the neutral color palette and the clean-line architectural details make this home an elegant and quiet  refuge.



Take a tour of this home



Interior designer Alyssa Kapito created a great  room for the 2017 Holiday House.

Alyssa Kapito, Holiday House 2017, NYC.
Love the ceiling-to-floor window
Alyssa Kapito, Holiday House 2017, NYC.
The neutral color palette makes this great room airy, light and open.
Alyssa Kapito, Holiday House 2017, NYC.
Quiet and detail-oriented.
Alyssa Kapito, Holiday House 2017, NYC.
Wood tones make the space warm and inviting.
Alyssa Kapito, Holiday House 2017, NYC.
White upholstered sofa, chairs and drapery dominate the whole space and create a soothe heaven.

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Happy New Year


Holiday House of KHK Designs 2017—2018





Wish you a wonderful 2018

Ready for Christmas

Suzanne Kasler is always one of my favorite designers. For over twenty years, she has created warm, inviting environments that strike a balance between elegant, traditional design and practical comfort.  I came across her Christmas deco for her own home back to 2012.  It’s just stunning.



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Happy Wednesday

AD’s 66 Favorite Decorating Ideas of 2017

1. Hate your kitchen cabinets? Paint over them.

2. Hate your kitchen floor? Sticker over it.

3. Add a dimmer switch to make bad overhead lighting nice and glowy.

4. If you don’t have room for a table and a lamp, get both in one buy.

5. If you don’t have room for a nightstand, use this combo instead.

6. That bitsy coat closet you don’t know what to do with? Make it an office.

7. Finally, a right way to do bike storage.

8. Hate all the shower curtains you can find? Make one out of just about anything.

9. Or, you know, ditch it entirely.

10. Swap out decorative branches by season, feel like Martha Stewart.

11. This $9 supply will safeguard your stuff during a move.

12. Drape a throw over a headboard to give it a totally new look.

13. Don’t rush a decorating projects. It always takes time.

14. With these supplies, framing your art isn’t entirely necessary.

15. Nor is it necessary to hang your art.

16. In fact, art-hanging rules are made to be broken!

17. If you need a sofa but can’t spend more than $600, Urban Outfitters has nine.

18. More plants is always a good idea.

29. . . . and now you can buy them on Amazon.

20. Now that you’re an adult, it is time to get a beanbag.

21. Empty wall fix: Mount black-and-white prints on a colorful background for big impact.

22. If you work from home, get this light bulb—it’ll make you more productive.

23. Ditch the vinyl and get folding chairs that actually look nice.

24. You can decorate with purple, and not just because it’s Pantone’s Color of the Year.

25. To open up a cramped room, wallpaper the ceiling (heck, even wallpaper it a different pattern than the walls!).

26. The best way to hide a TV might just be to . . . buy a TV that looks good.

27. Don’t underestimate the power of contact paper.

28. Or plaster walls.

29. Don’t overlook this endlessly useful decorative item: the folding screen.

30. Always, always layer your lights.

31. There’s hope for your crazy-messy spice collection.

32. Even your shelf brackets can be considered.

33. Book cloth, that material used to cover hard-bound books, is secretly an interior design tool.

34. You don’t have to sand wood furniture before painting it, did you know?

35. A backsplash doesn’t have to be neat and rectangular.

36. Vintage school furnishings are secretly a home decor lifesaver.

37. With these two new startups, Material and Year & Day, you can stock a beautiful, high-quality kitchen for much less.

38. Ask your landlord for these four upgrades before moving into a rental apartment.

39. Don’t be afraid to DIY a headboard.

40. Tossing these items is the secret to bathroom Zen.

41. Yes, you can mount stuff on tile, brick, and glass surfaces without drilling a hole.

42. If your ceilings are low, hang art up high.

43. Grown-up laundry hampers exist.

44. Don’t want to buy cabinet knobs? Drill neat little finger-pullsin your doors instead.

45. PSA for pet-lovers: Suede sofas are harder for cats to scratch.

46. Colorful bathrooms (Exhibit A) are happy bathrooms.

47. Embrace high-gloss paint even in small doses.

48. Arced floor lamps are the answer to dining nooks that need overhead lights but don’t have them.

49. You don’t need designated wine glasses.

50. And if you’re short on storage, get cookware that doubles as serveware.

51. These are the best window treatments for rooms with a view.

52. And these are the best window treatments if you’ve only got $30 to spend.

53. One of the best ways to shop discounted quality ceramics is by tracking down seconds sales.

54. Just so you know, ombré wallpaper looks like a sunset inside your home and it’s magical.

55. The best fix for a funky floorplan might be lurking in a bucket of paint.

56. If your windows let in a draft, get drapes.

57. Upgrade your dish rack, feel less embarrassed when people walk into your kitchen.

58. It is time to get over the modern farmhouse look.

59. A graphic rug or throw will do wonders for a blah room.

60. Making a mood board is actually really easy—and one of the best ways to plot your decorative scheme.

61. Don’t buy furniture with hairpin legs because, hello, you can probably make it for so much less.

62. If you don’t have built-in bookshelves, hack them.

63. You can completely transform your boring sofa, no fancy upholstery tricks required.

64. What’s cooler than a big, bulky coffee table? A few tiny tablesthat can be used a million ways.

65. Yes, there are cheap, neutral rugs that actually look good.

66. Outdoor furniture can work great indoors, too.


Happy Friday

Pantone Color of the Year 2018

On Dec 7th,  Pantone announced color of the year 2018—Pantone 18-3838 Ultra Violet.    Inventive and imaginative, Ultra Violet lights the way to what is yet to come.

Pantone says “a dramatically provocative and thoughtful purple shade, PANTONE 18-3838 Ultra Violet communicates originality, ingenuity, and visionary thinking that points us toward the future.”





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Happy Friday



Highlights from WestEdge Design Fair 2017

It’s been its 5 years and it’s all about modern furnishings and hand-made craftmanship.  From new twist of mid-century modern furniture with fascinated details, to large format high-definition wallpaper, cool kitchen organizing solutions and romantic drapery with fresh flower arrangements, there were just absolutely a lot of big wows:


Friday House Tour

Finally, we have a little bit cooler weather, about 90 degree. The daily temperature of the  whole week is averaged at 100 degree. So I regard today’s weather is a big bless. Yes, and it is Friday.  Friday’s color palette should be relaxing, soothe, cheerful yet something that gives you a totally fresh feeling and make you want to take a weekend adventure.  Welcome to Finnish designer Minna Parikka’s colorful Helsinki home.


a typical Scandinavia decor yet with a lot of fashionable elements—the patterns, blush neutral background tones with pop of colors.  There are things but they are functional and arranged in a mindful way.
A cheerful yet elegant refugee.
Love the design on the cabinetry. Lucite coffee table under the cabinet brings the light and easiness to the space. Each piece here is an art piece yet they all have purposes.
Crisp, clean with some pops of elegant color and fresh flowers. Love the chair design.
Love the patterned floor tile.  Sauna room can be this neat at home!
Shoes! shoes! shoes! What a fantacy!  I would put some treats here too.
This photo tells all about Minna–fun, playful, feminine and elegant .

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Happy Friday



The Most Expensive House on Earth

Villa Les Cèdres, a 187-year-old, 18,000-square-foot, 14-bedroom mansion set on 35 acres that include 300 year old olive trees is on the market for $410 million and the current owners are betting that the house’s combination of history, luxury, and a prime location along the coast of Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat will be enough to make it the most expensive residential sale in history.



Photo Credit: Ambroise Tezenas for Bloomberg Businessweek


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