A Pretty Start

The past weekend was crazy and fun.  We went to West Edge Design Fair and truly inspired by a lot of cool designs.  Hopefully,  I am  able to share our inspirations here soon.   Anyway, my Monday always starts with playing textiles, flowers in different shades and colors and set up the mood colors and design theme for the whole week.  For this week, we are in the mood  for red, dark purple and pink complemented by leafy green. The color palette suits for current fall decor–fashionable, elegant and quiet.  Through the week, we will share some of our design projects based on this color palette.  Here are some photos from our studio this morning.

 

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I always spend some time in the flower market on Sundays. Love these  red tulips.
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Dark purple is such a beautiful color for flower arrangement for this fall decor.
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Nature is always my inspiration.
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Purple and pink.
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Red roses in the morning sunshine.  Coffee is served.
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My favorite spot on Monday, where I create our weekly design theme and color palettes.

Happy Monday!

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6 Ways to Create a Chic Bohemian Country Style

When September is here, we start to feel the fall. One of the decor styles that has inspired me in the last several weeks is Bohemian style, the style featured with bright colors & patterns, cozy seatings, artsy mix-and-match and vibrant textiles. Aren’t those we love natural beauty for the fall? Then we had this design project and it is a country house. There are exposed beams and stone walls which make house look very organic. And the house is filled with natural light. The client wants to keep the original country style but wants the house look have fresh and updated  rather than too heavy and traditional. The client likes bright colors and feminine touches. Here we go— a chic bohemian country style for her.   Here for 6 ways how we create the look:

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chic bohemian country style
  1. Paint all walls light gray and all trims and ceilings bright white to create a modern clean and crisp backdrop for the later vibrant furnishings and bouncing around light while still keep the stone walls and exposed beams.  The contrast of the old and new gives the whole house a very fresh looking.
  2. Have petite  upholstered furniture spread around the house such as chairs and ottomans in jewelry tones to give it a sophisticated and feminine touch.
  3. Have bright Moroccan area rugs  in the house for the vibrant vibe.
  4. Have unmatched bohemian draperies to make the whole space whimsy, playful and elegant.
  5. Artsy arrangement of modern artworks on the fireplace and walls.
  6. Fresh flowers, please.

Hope you enjoy the above.

Kristi

http://www.khk-designs.com

Tuesday Transformation

It’s Tuesday transformation case study again.  Here is the project we did 2 years ago—the notch area.  This recessed area is just opposite the powder room.  There is not that much day light.  The purpose after transformation is to impress the guests once they exit the powder room.  Here are 4 steps we took to make it very stylish.

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Before
  1. Tile the whole recessed wall with light-yellow floral tiles to create an artsy and playful backdrop.

duringprocess  2.Install gilded gold-leaf mirror to light up the space and add a touch of elegancy.

3.Have a modernized regency console sit against the wall. The same style bench completes the look.

4.A yellow Murano glass bowel with red roses  serves as jewelries in this notch area.

Suddenly, the whole area transformed to a well-dressed lady.

Transformation
Transformation