When we created this glam living room design, the fun was in mixing and matching—high vs low, vintage vs contemporary, traditional vs modern, glam vs organic, refine vs rustic, feminie vs masculine…
We have developed an appetite for tone-on-tone neutral palettes in the past year. We firmly believe that all these neutrals help create a soothing and relaxing home—the ultimate sanctuary for most of us under the current situation. We find out that if we do it right, the tone-on-tone color scheme will make home interiors high style and timeless. The challenge is often on how to create a monochromatic home that has a depth, dimensions and warmth. We came across this urban Chicago home and fell in love with its aesthetic. Yes, it has varied shades of grays and subtle pops of jewel tones— a perfect case study for a monochromatic home that is fresh, clean, modern yet elegant and sophiticated.
The entry is painted in Benjamin Moore’s Cape May Cobblestone which sets the tone of a crisp, monochromatic palette for the rest of the home. The gray leather on the seats add textures while the dark brown wood flooring evokes a warm feeling. The brass details on the console lamp and the mirror above elevate the entry with a touch of glam. And of course, the loose floral arrangement enlivens the space. You can click here for more ideas on entry design.Continue reading
We have actually developed an appetite for the tonal neutral interiors as we have been going through the whole pandemic thing since last year, particularly those interiors with a lot of natural light. Those homes are truly heavenly sanctuaries that allow us to wind down, relax and rejuvenate. So, when we came across landscaping architect Perry Guillot’s Southampton escape on AD, we feel the similar verve and fell in love with this serene escape–a playhouse with a garden that is inspired by nothing short of cosmos and has tonal white stucco walls. Guillot is known for the artfully restrained gardens he has created for such clients as Tory Burch, Aerin Lauder, and Reed and Delphine Krakoff.
The clipped hollies embrace the main entrance of the playhouse. It looks like the sky is on the earth.
We love how the lush textured sprawling plants contrast with the clean-lined white house.Continue reading
Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Feel green today? We just put together 28 rooms we love that feature the color of green. So, sit back , have a glass of green cocktail and enjoy!
Chinoiserie has been around centuries thanks to its timeless and elegant design. Chinoiserie wallpaper was used to be a status symbol because they were all hand-painted in the past. With the advanced digital printing technologies, the Chinoiserie wallpaper has became more affordable over the years although we still love to offer our clients the hand-painted ones if they have the budget. Chinoiserie is the European interpretation and imitation of Chinese and other East Asian artistic traditions, especially in the decorative arts, garden design, architecture, literature, theater, and music. We have blogged chinoiserie in dining rooms, today we are going to share 21 Chinoiserie bedroom ideas.
We love this creamy botanical garden themed chinoiserie wallpaper in this all-white bedroom, adding romantic pattern to the space.
Blue is the most favored color in the world and it is true for the chinoiserie wallpaper too.
The subtle pastel flowers on this blue wallpaper are simply fresh and beautiful .
A subtle metallic sheen on this wallpaper adds a touch of glam to this modern and rustic bedroom.Continue reading
This well-designed London home has everything we want– a modernized Victoria architectural bone with minimizing detail, a soft color palette of grey and white, a master mixing-and-matching of old and new, the dynamic use of natural materials such as marble, wood and concrete. the top-notch craftsmanship and a lot of natural light.
With minimized decor accessories, the classical architectural details are really able to shine and stand out.Continue reading
Sometimes, the bold design and pops of color are all you need to elevate your home to the next level. We came across this Nashville home with art, music and bold design and would love to share some of our favorite spaces.
The animal print area rug elevates this all-white space and adds a touch of glamor. It is such a creative way to put a vintage Hans Wegner coffee table and 1960s marble nesting table together–a nice contrast of textures.Continue reading
We all have longed for a global travel for a quite while. Since it seems impossible to travel globally for most of us, let’s browse the internet for some cool new design. Today we are going to take a look at a new restaurant in Paris— Mon Square. It’s chic, cute, colorful and use quite a lot of pink. The restaurant has begun to pull in a lively crowd of film stars, politicians, diplomats, neighborhood regulars, and young and trendy Parisians. It is French designer Florence Lopez‘s first public work. We definitely love her approach to make the restaurant inviting, soft, welcome and intimate –kind of the approach when we design residential projects.Continue reading
We are grateful for another beautiful day filled with warm autumn sunshine. Hope you are planning and doing well with your Thanksgiving stay-at-home party, brunch or dinner. If to prepare Thanksgiving celebration is kind of too rush for you, don’t worry. Just make sure you order your favorite local to-go turkey on time for your Thanksgiving Day. The rest all you need do is to do nothing or just go for a long hike.
Well, as we all know, we also have Christmas and New Year coming soon. So, we are going to continue to present our Holiday Show House of KHK Designs 2020-2021—Entry on today’s blog.Continue reading
We often found our inspiration by looking into nature. Nature always knows what is the best balance in terms of colors, textures and scales. In our recent hiking trips, we were fascinated how color of blue, lavender nicely contrast with earthy tones such as brown, taupe , stone grey and etc…
As our annual tradition, we continue our Holiday Show House of KHK Designs 2020-2021. And this year’s color scheme is inspired by the colors we were most attracted to when we hiked among city lines, deep mountains and coastal lines along SoCal in the year of 2020, a quiet special year for all of us.
Holiday Show-House of KHK Designs 2020–2021—Living Room
In our holiday show-house living room this year, we use different shades of purple as the primary color complemented by navy blue, brown, pink and orange. The overall atmosphere here in this living room is warm, inviting yet chic and romantic. The gold brass on the ottoman, floor lamp and chandelier elevate this living room with a touch of high style and glamor.Continue reading