Project of Day—Patterned Tiles

We often introduce  new concepts and ideas to our clients. And they love to try these unique ideas. Patterned tiling for focal walls was kind of idea we introduced to the clients many years ago. Those beautifully designed wall tiles not only add interest, depth and dimension to the walls, they are extremely good at reflecting  lighting and creating very special lighting effect.  Tiles don’t absorb odors and are very easy to clean and disinfect. Some of them are even  featured with anti-microbial function which may play an important role for home’s special requirement today at the crisis of Covid-19 pandemics. Continue reading

6 Trends in Bath Accessories

While today’s baths are designed to promote a soothing, wellness-inspired feeling, organization and technology remain strong influences, particularly in bath accessories. Clean, clutter-free spaces are in high demand, which makes clever storage essential, while technology shows up in everything from charging stations and smart mirrors to streaming music.

Below are some of the hottest trends in bath accessories right now.

  • Organization continues to be a key trend, with growing demand for accessories that enhance storage for a wide variety of products. Click each image below for product details.
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Wash, Dry, Decorate
No linen closet? No problem. Keep your towels tidy with this elegant rack that hangs right on the wall. Crafted from sustainably sourced black American walnut and hand-finished with natural oils and wax, it lets you store your towels using wall space that might otherwise go empty. And if you are lucky enough to have a closet or cupboard in your bathroom, hey, now you have more room for face masks, serums, and other self-care goodies. You’re welcome. Handmade in Portland, Oregon.
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Fair to Partly Cloudy
Rain or shine, keep your bathroom stocked in distinctive style with this wall-mounted toilet paper “cloud.” Install the concrete cartoon outline to the wall (with included hardware) and complete the cloud formation with a variable stack of 8+ rolls of tissue. French designer Bertrand Jayr enjoys making objects “talk” through visual puns, and this design–part storage solution and part imaginative wall art–seems to speak of the softness obsession surrounding bathroom tissue by likening it to fluffy cumulonimbus billows. Made in China.
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It’s 7 a.m., your hair’s dripping wet, and you’re running late. The last thing you have time for is rummaging through a drawer to find the blow dryer–only to then have to untangle a knotted cord. Michael McNeil’s steel hair care holder puts your dryer, curling iron, and flat iron elegantly on display, so no more morning mayhem. (At least as far as your locks are concerned.)
  • Customized storage continues to be in high demand, with flexible drawers and compartments that can be configured for everything from make up and medicine to towels and grooming appliances. Click each image below for product details.

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  • Finishes are getting warmer, while mixed finishes are also trending in both bath faucets and accessories; matte black remains a popular choice, and white is also seeing interest, often paired with shades of warm gold, rose gold or brushed brass. Click each image below for product details.

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LUANT Marble Stone Decorative Tray for Counter, Vanity, Dresser, nightstand, or Desk

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  • Charging stations have found their way into the bath, as consumers who take their phones everywhere want charging access throughout the home. Hide-away outlets are also becoming a highly desired bath addition with homeowners enjoying the convenience of having a hair dryer or flat iron that can be used, then tucked out of sight in a drawer with its own hidden outlet. Click each image below for product details.

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  • Music is the new hot bath accessory, with streaming music the latest must-have for those who want a spa-like space where they can relax and rejuvenate while enjoying their favorite play list. Likewise, smart mirrors add a bit of tech for those who want to enjoy catching up on the news while getting ready for the day.

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BYECOLD Horizontal Vanity Touch Switch Bathroom Mirror Weather Forecast, LED Illuminate Light Demist/Defogging Makeup Wall Mirror with Calendar Time Date Temperature Humidity Display-31.5’’x23.6’’

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Gesipor (36x28inch LED Backlit Bathroom Mirror, Wall Mounted Vanity Mirrors, Smart Bathroom Mirror with Touch Switch +Defogger +Bluetooth +Color Brightness Dimmer +IP44 Waterproof +CRI>90 +Horizontal

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HAUSCHEN 36×28 inch LED Bathroom Wall Mounted Mirror with High Lumen+CRI 95 Adjustable Color Temperature+Anti Fog+Dimmer Function+IP44 Waterproof+Vertical & Horizontal

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  • Clean and clutter free looks remain on trend, which means accessories from grab bars to towel racks and paper holders are often designed to blend seamlessly into the overall decor. However, some accessories are being used as a focal point, including striking, artistically designed mirrors, self-contained plant gardens that thrive in shower steam and art pieces that bring a personal touch to the space. Click each image below for product details.

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KES Bathroom Vessel Sink 20 Inch Above Counter Rectangular Matte Black Countertop Sink for Cabinet Lavatory Vanity, BVS123S50-BK

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Happy Wednesday

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6 New Innovations by Kohler in the Year of 2020

 

We couldn’t make to KBIS2020 this year but we were invited to Kohler Signature Store Irvine Grand Opening last night and were able to see some new products Kohler showcased at KBIS2020 which include Intelligent toilets, digital showering and an all-new lighting collection , bath accessories…

  1. Kohler Lighting—KOHLER Lighting made its official debut at KBIS 2020, with six new collections that offer a range of choices for creative interior lighting solutions.  The designs – from edgy industrial chic to classic understated form.  And last night we were able to view some of its new lighting collections. IMG_1702IMG_1710 Each of these lighting fixtures were designed by Kohler with the focus on bathroom and kitchen applications yet has the versatility and flair that can easily carry into other areas of the home, from entrance way chandeliers to dining room pendants.

 

2. Kohler Konnect :  Based on our research, what’s new in Kohler’s  Konnect concept is that  its new Moxie showerhead and wireless smart speaker blends the sophistication and design excellence of Kohler Performance Showering with a powerful range of impactful sound designed by Harman Kardon.  The showerhead features a full coverage spray and delivers the benefits of connected bathroom technology through its portable smart speaker with Amazon Alexa and the KOHLER Konnect App.

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Kohler Konnect at Irvine showroom.

 

3. Kitchen Sinks and Faucets: the Graze and Crue Collection of kitchen faucets embrace design and innovation to provide products that deliver superior performance.  Each collection offers a model with voice capability through KOHLER Konnect, allowing homeowners to use simple commands to turn the water on and off and dispense measured amounts of water.

 

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4.Kohler’s all new bath accessories.

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5.KALLISTA’s new   Argile™ Freestanding Bathtub, the first design represented in its fixtures’ collaboration with New York-based Workshop/APD.  The tub’s unique half-moon shape is decorated with a textural raised pattern that cascades over the exterior in decorative relief offering an uncommon design not typically available within today’s mainstream marketplace.

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6. ROBERN’s Vesper Vertical Lighting Collection . Boasting the same Robern technology, quality craftsmanship, and ease of installation its clientele has come to expect, the Vesper Vertical Lighting designs feature a modern, understated aesthetic and chic, barely there profile with three designs to fit myriad space configurations.

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Other things we love about last night’s grand opening:

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Shop the Style by clicking each image for product details:

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Need design consulting service to finish your home projects, look for original designer pieces,  custom-made product or need the whole interior design service, please contact us at info@khkdesignsinteriors.com . We are here to help.

Happy Tuesday

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9 Bath Trends from KBIS2019—Series 2

Hi guys, here is our series 2 take-aways from KBIS2019 —we are going to highlight 9 trends in bath from what we saw at KBIS2019.  There are are tons of new colors, new finishes, new technologies, new designs…In order  to illustrate how cool all of these new things are,  we will incorporate a lot of visual effects here.  So, we would apologize here first  if you feel there are just too much of them.  Anyway,  it’s time to grab  a cup of coffee or glass of wine, sit back and just  enjoy.

  1. Color, color, color. You may just see either white or beige for lavatory sink finish options  in your local home improvement stores, but definitely not here in KBIS:IMG_4699.jpgThese lavatory sinks are made out of fireclay and stain-resistant. We love these warm tones which give design more options, specially for making a statement in the powder rooms.

 

3. Heated bubble massage tub:

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Heated bubble massage  is far more gentle and soothier  than the regular whirlpool jet massage. Everyone needs this at end of the work day.

 

4. Creative LED lighting application

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LED lighting underneath the tubs and toilets to create visually floating effect.
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LED Lighting on top of the toilet cover.
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LED lighting in the lavatory sink.
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LED lighting backlit mirror.

5. Product for small space design.

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How neat!   You will fall in love with this whole petite-size set if you happen to have a small bath to work with.

6. Intelligent technology

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LED lighting, music, the warm air underneath the toilet…things cannot get any better. It’s a night club in the powder room.

7. Digital shower

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You can choose whatever the spray patterns from your smart phones.

8.Maxmism design

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When we talk about the technologies, here is the design.

9. Minimum design with a classic touch.

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sleek, modern yet very detail-oriented.
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golden trim around the toilet seat–such a nice touch.

In case you haven’t read our series-I take-aways from KBIS2019, here is the link

Before and After—Minimulism vs. Maximalism

 

 

I am so happy to read an article in the WSJ that “After decades of stark, formulaic interiors, design is giving way to maximalism—a luxurious riot of color and pattern.” You can read this article right here

 

A powder room is where you wow your guests.  This powder room features pink designer wallpaper, pale blue wainscot panelings, crown moldings, a Waterworks washstand, gilded Louis XVI gilded gold leaf mirror, a custom upholstered floral petite chair, modern marble floor and framed artworks.  The mix-and-match approach of layers, patterns and objects make the space intrigue, elegant and sophisticated.  The transformation from minimalism to maximalism truly deliver a big wow!

Happy Friday

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2017 Home Trends—French Country Chic

It’s casual, relaxing yet elegant and sophisticated.  We predict that French country chic with a touch of glamor in neutrals  and pastels will be one of strong trends in 2017.

 

Happy Friday

 

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7 Techniques to Create an Upscale Master-bath

Every time when I work on the new project, I always try to do something different. Here is the master-bath project we just did recently.  The client has been my inspiration. It is really great to have clients who can push me to become better.  There are 7 interesting ideas I would love to share with you to create such an upscale and elegant master bath you can truly enjoy and relax!

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a stylish master bath
  1. Always wrap the master bath with tiles or natural stones  from the floor to walls for the function reason and beauty as well. We used Italian marble for the floor.  The subtle and elegant veins and cream color immediately create such a soothe atmosphere to anchor the room. The floral mosaic wall echoes the same relaxing tone yet with very feminine floral design to create low-tone luxury.

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    floral mosaic
  2. When the space is available and plumbing situation allows, always consider to have a free-standing bath tub.  The exposed curve adds a touch of elegance to the space. There is a great flexibility to place the tub at any location.
  3. Have a stylish linen cabinet.  It adds more storage space.  The one we have here is Baroque style. It looks much more personalized and upscale to have a furniture-like cabinet rather than the built-in one.
  4. Have a tray cart next to your tub. It is pretty handy for your towels and drinks when you take a bath.  Such a wonderful life style at home.

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    stylish tray cart
  5. Always have a vanity chair. The seating invites you to relax and indulge.

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    Cute vanity chair
  6. Have the artwork to personize the room.
  7. Have the flowers for a fresh touch.

Now, I bet you are in a good to take a bath. Where else would you like to be?

I hope you find these 7 tips helpful.  Any design-related  questions or you are interested in above decor items, please contact me at info@khk-designs.com

All the Best

Kristi

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