Tour A Sophisticated Yet Livable Portland Oregon Home

It is an art to make a home both sophiticated and livable. Luckily, we came across such a home when we searched inspiration today. The house is located in the historic northwest Portland neighborhood of Kings Heights. It took five years to complete the interiors of this 1922 Federal-style 5,400-square-foot house. The design team did such a great work to find a way to make the home feel open…while still respecting the period of the house.

Hallway

A Calming Hallway With A Muted White Paint
A Calming Hallway With A Muted White Paint

We love the muted white paint on the walls and all of the natural elements from the rug to hanging bags that bring in a touch of nature. The arch doorways , the details on the doors and a framed artwork indicate a sophiticated taste of the owners.

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Tour An Glam And Elegant Upper East-side Home

We came across this eye-candy home on the internet today and love its simplified classical vibe and neon colors.

Entry

The marble floor design is pretty eye-catching and the classical gilded portrait nicely contrasts with the modernity in the entry. Click here to see more entry design ideas.

glam entry with white walls and white marble flooring
chinoiserie console at the entry

The chinoiserie painting on this console really shows the top-notch craftsmanship and makes quite a statement in the entry.

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8 Ways to Play Up Your Easter Tabletop

We have to say that time really flies. It looks like we just talked about Valentine tabletop yesterday. And then today we are talking about Easter tabletop ideas. And we often hold Easter at a very special place in our heart because it is also the time to celebrate spring. Now, the weather is getting warmer and nice.How exciting it is! It’s one of the perfect moments of the year to host the festive party at our backyard or a stylish picnic in the blooming park. Arranging a Easter table is all about creativity, thoughtful decorative accents and an assortment of spring-appropriate hues and textures. Here, we are going to share 8 ways to play up your Easter tabletop whether you’re hosting an elegant dinner or a laid-back picnic.

  1. An elegant and sophiticated Easter tabletop with luxury fabrics and fine china is, for sure, an ultimate goal for many of us who appreciate the beauty and fine details.
elegant outdoor tablescape with blue tablecloth
elegant outdoor tablescape with orange tablecloth
elegant Easter outdoor tablescape with chinoiserie touch

We particularly love the floral patterns and garden themed tablecloth and china. They just put us in a festive mood magically.

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Tour A Reborn California Home With Sophistication And Comfort

We love this California home thanks to its refined yet comfy vibe.

The house is modernized with a classical silhouette.

The house is modernized with a classical silhouette. And the symmetry design of the house gives it a grandeur feel.

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Tour A Well-designed London Home With A Refined Elegance

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.

the living room with  minimized  decor accessories and the classical architectural details

With minimized decor accessories, the classical architectural details are really able to shine and stand out.

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Thanksgiving 2020 Decor Ideas–Living Room

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

Color Palette

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.

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Tour a 1902 Tudor Revival House with a Modern Update

The classical design with 19th century English furnishings is always sophisticated and timeless. Today, we are going to virtually tour a 1902 Tudor revival house updated with a modern twist. Here are our favorite highlights.

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The 19th-century English mahogany table is topped with an antique Chinese porcelain bowl; the front door, hardwood floors, and ceiling beams are original to the home. The chandelier is by Gaetano Sciolari, the ­window-seat cushion is in a Hines & Company fabric, and the throw pillow is in a Donghia fabric. The artwork is by Jack Levine.
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An English mahogany table topped with an antique Chinese porcelain sets the classical tone for the rest of the house.

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Tour a California Coast Home with the Classic Blue-and-White Palette in a Modern Twist

The color of blue has been huge in the year of 2020. As matter of the fact, the color of blue has been always one of the most likeable colors by people globally. The magic often lies in how to play with pattern and texture to create a sophisticated and layered look in the sea of blue that is not only calm, soothing but also rich, warm and inviting, the way that we want our home to feel. Mark D. Sikies is one of the masters to often use blue-and-white palette to create a modern classic beauty in people’s life. Today we are going to tour his latest project for fashion designer Karen Kane . Mark Sikies re-imagined Karen’s dark and dated 1980 home in Pacific Palisades, California and transformed it into a relaxed and gracious Provençal estate with a vivid dance of blues and aged artisanal finishes. Here are some of our favorites.

Entry

Custom wrought-iron lanterns light the arched limestone entrance. From here, we are able to peek the sweeping staircase with a touch of blue.

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When Traditional Meets with Mid-century

When the couple have different tastes on the decor of their home, it is a perfect time for an interior designer to play the magic to please the both sides. Today, we are going to virtually tour a Greek revival town house with both traditional and mid-century details.

Living Room

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Tour A Glamorous New York Family Home

A glamorous home is quite often well balanced which means there are interesting contrasts between muted and vibrant, texture and plain, vintage and contemporary, classical and modern. And at the end of the day, it is all about who live in the home and what is their story. We came across this glamorous New York family home and simply love its vibes–interesting but quiet, glam but elegant, vintage but fresh, classical but modern. Here are some of our favorites.

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