Friday House Tour

 

 

 

Happy Friday!

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2016 Fall Home Decor Trend–Part I

I have been really busy in the past several weeks with fall markets and new color, fabric launches in Los Angeles area. Here are some of my picks from the fall markets.

 

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Geometric brass lighting fixtures with clean-line design stay strong.
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French linen with natural colors are among the market hottest trends.
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Detail is the king.  One ways to make designer works stand out is the sophisticated details.
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Again, French Provence with a touch of intricate details.
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Large floral pattern wallpaper in black-white looks so chic! This trend will go strong in 2017.
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Jean louis deniot collection—modern yet elegant. Love the dusty pink.

 

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Another  Jean louis deniot collection—love the mix-and-match.

6 Steps to Transform a Small Space

The most fun work sometimes is really about how to transfer those small spaces.   Here is the project we did for a small notch area just outside of the powder room.   We took  care of all the details from flooring, walls, lighting to vignette styling.  The size is about 36″ w x 72″H X 14″ D.  The client still wanted a wow factor for this area since it’s opposite the powder room.  Here are 6 steps we did:

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  1. Install moden geometric-pattern wallpaper to make the space interesting and playful.
  2. Install a white-gold mirror to light up the space.
  3. Have a sleek brass console .  It did take a while to find the right size.
  4. Have a mable-base table lamp which talks to the natural crystal inlay of the mirror.
  5. Have a arrange of decorative objects to finish the whole set.
  6. Place fresh florals arrangement.

 

 

 

Breakfast Nook Makeover

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We did this house several years ago and just made some fresh-up recently.  The big change is the drapery.  This green silky drapery with Chinoiserie cornice is actually talking to the current silk area rug and the main color scheme in the dining room and living room.   I am never a big fan for a cookie-cutter brownish kitchen.  By installing this long elegant drapery and some chinoiserie decor and a modern oversized chandelier over the breakfast dining table, we really make the space brighter, much bigger, airy and organized with a touch of elegance.  Although it is still traditional, it is very chic and fresh.

Work Beautifully

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What is your dream workspace?  My office fantasy is the one:

  1. Have a lot of natural lights;
  2. Have a big lacquer work desk;
  3. A comfortable seating;
  4.  A stylish antique chair upholstered with chinoiserie fabric;
  5. And fresh flowers.

What about yours?

Hello Monday

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It’s a rainy day and it’s Monday.  Sun just comes in and off.  When all know how that makes us feel.  What will be a great way to kick off the week?  The answer is if we engage some beautiful activities, we will definitely enjoy this Monday much more.  Maybe it’s time to make something special for your surroundings. I just created this little cozy brunch vignette by leveraging beautiful rose blooms outside.   I love it!  Here are 5 tips to design this beautiful space:

  1. Install some interesting wallpaper in this area.
  2. Have pop of colors.  Maybe it’s the color of the lamp shade.
  3. Leverage the beautiful outside view by framing it from inside.
  4. Prepare a healthy brunch for two.  Maybe it’s strategizing time for with the partner.  Conversations over nicely set-up brunch are always pleasant.
  5. Fresh flowers that will put a big smile on your face.

Happy Monday

Kristi

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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  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