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.
Custom wrought-iron lanterns light the arched limestone entrance. From here, we are able to peek the sweeping staircase with a touch of blue.
We came across this beautiful home by designer Alexandra Kaehler when we search some inspiration from internet. This is actually her own home. We love the sophisticated interiors with a livable vibe by bringing in colors, floral prints and amazing wallpaper. Here are some of our favorite highlights.
“Spring Fever Exquisite botanical illustrations by 16th century Flemish artist Joris Hoefnagel inspire the playful and decorative motif of Spring Fever. The interpretation of Hoefnagel’s drawings provide the foundation for the repeated design, which transforms the wallcovering from a delicate pattern to a powerful visual experience.” Timothy said that his Spring Fever collection has spirit of chinoiserie. We couldn’t agree with him more.
The beautiful China Porcelain vintage blue, the graceful and intricate details of hand-painted botanical blooms and butterflies are rather fascinating. The term chinoiserie, which comes from the French word chinois, or “Chinese,” denotes that chinoiserie did not, in fact, come directly from Asia but is instead a European interpretation of Asian culture and decorative arts. The style originated in the 17th century, in tandem with Europe’s flourishing trade with China and other countries of East Asia. As a style, chinoiserie is related to the Rococo style. Both styles are characterized by exuberant decoration, asymmetry, a focus on materials, and stylized nature and subject matter that focuses on leisure and pleasure.
From traditional to modern, chinoiserie goes well with every look and adds a sense of timelessness and sophistication to any space.
We love the more modern approach for Chinoisseire wallpaper design in the past several years. It feels so fresh and chic in terms of color, scale and motif applications.
The Major Motifs in chinoserie include Foo dogs, pagodas, nature scenes and dragon.
Foo Dog: These date back thousands of years to Imperial China. And despite their name, foo dogs are actually lions, made to stand guard outside palaces and temples. Foo dogs typically come in pairs—one male and one female—to represent the balance of yin and yang.
Pagodas:While an integral part of East Asian architecture, pagodas actually originated as sacred sites in India. The spread of Buddhism brought them to China, where they were assimilated into the regional style.
Nature scenes: As wallpapers became popular in European homes, the upper class turned to chinoiserie designs, many of which were handmade and often very costly. Lighthearted nature scenes were all the rage, including lush garden vignettes and sprawling floral motifs.
Dragons: Symbolizing strength and good luck, dragons hold a prominent place in Chinese mythology and folklore. Historical emperors favored dragon motifs in clothing and interiors; today, they surface on all manner of ceramics, silk screens, and works of art.
Ready to add a touch of chinoserie chic at your home for this summer? Shop chinosserie furnishings and objects We handpicked for you(click each image for details):
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We came cross one of Jane Showers’ Dallas projects this morning and amazed how she was able to use mixing-and-matching approach to bring in freshness and interest while still keeping her signature style—classical, elegant, feminine and modern.
Preston Hollow Estate
10,000 sq. ft.
J. Wilson Fuqua
Here are several highlights which really drew us in:
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With Spring approaching, we are more obsessed to light and airy home interiors. And what really made us want to talk about today’s home(located at Park Ave.), besides its lightness, is its way to masterfully bring past and present together with the charm of East Coast sophistication.
This Park Avenue abode gets an airy update by American renowned interior design firm Kemble Interiors. Celerie Kemble, the founder of Kemble Interiors, is well known for her signature style of whimsy and color. And we will say her style also embraces maximal-ism since she is very detail-oriented in a classical way. But when she took the project with her design partner, they really listened and incorporated client’s minimalism aesthetic in the design and created this whimsical modern chic East Coast home. Let’s take look at this home together:
Airy Color Palette: white-on-white wall paints with modernized classical chinoisorie and striped wallpaper treatments on the accent walls.
Shop the Look( Please click each image for details) in this Living Room:
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The theme behind our Home for Holidays 2019/2020 is being festive yet without being too much traditional and ornate. We stay with a neutral color palette like pearl white, white-on-white, cream, various brown shades, wood tones while incorporating gold, silver, crystals, muted fashion-forward colors to light up the spaces. The flowers and greenery definitely make the spaces alive and cheerful.
For the dining room, we use light lavender hand-painted Chinoiserie wallpaper to create a very relaxing, calming and feminie feel which is balanced off by masculine dark brown upholtered dining chairs. Also we use a lot of large-scale sculpture-like vases and urns to mix and match with small delicate Christmas ornaments.
We use high and low items for this year’s Home for the Holidays. For the designer pieces, you can order through us and there some decor items you can order through Amazon. All of the order links for the show-house items are attached below. And if you want similar pieces in the show house but with a budget prices, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will find the matches for you. All of the furniture and decor pieces you order through KHK Designs will be free-delivery and tax-free by Dec. 14th 2019.
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Dimensions 36″W X 56″H X 2″DEEP (62.35 LB) Take a step back through time while peering into the Governor’s Palace Mirror from the WILLIAMSBURG collection. The neoclassical design of the past has been updated to fit in any modern space.
19″DIA. X 8.25″H (15.05 LB) Stri Covered Compote-Matte White
Strie Compote is a traditionally inspired hand pressed molded ceramic. Finished in clean white ceramic with a hand applied striated pattern cut into the surface. Get the Price
Dimensions In Inches: 22.5W x 26D x 37H
Dimensions In Centimeters: 57.15W x 66.04D x 93.98H
This contemporary wingback chair has pulled up to the table in style. Its dramatic upper rail features softly curved Sepia Burl that has been edged in glistening Harvest Bronze. Fully upholstered in a luxurious smoky grey faux dupioni silk, the svelte back is narrower at the top than at the base of the tight seat. The chair’s exposed wood base, front tapered legs and rear sabre legs have been finished in Harvest Bronze.
From Arte-decor, geometric patterns to marbelrlized, textured and Chinoiserie wallpaper, today’s wallpaper design truly gives home owners more versatile options to dress up their home with a touch of personality. Yes, they are not like your great great grandma’s wallpaper and plus they are easy to install and remove.
Throw back Thursday! It is clouded this morning. It make me think the sun-soaked living room we did a while ago. The client was into fashion colors but still want to make it livable and elegant. Here are 5 steps we did to make her dream happen:
1.Use color palette of emerald green and vintage pink.
2. Upholster love seat with chinoiserie pattern.
3. Upholster side chairs and drapery with large floral pattern.
It’s Friday! We have a beautiful sunny day today here in SoCal! Do you have any big plan for your Friday? We finally finished installation for this master bath. The client loves the tile work and pink chinoiserie wallpaper. And of course the vanity and seating zone. Here are 6 ways for us to create such a relaxing retreat.
Always have the best and newest tile design in the master bath. You know you will probably not going to do any works in the next 10 years. Plus what other places would you like to show off the beautiful tile work?
Choose high-fashion vanity. You know what I am talking about, not standard, plain wood cabinet. We want elegant furniture in the master bath.
Go for wallpaper. It’s like you dress up your master bath. It’s high fashion.
Set up a relaxing seating area. It’s cozy and inviting.
Have drapery installed. It’s more formal and lady-like. It actually make the space look bigger and soothier.
Have the good lighting design because you want to look good when you see yourself in the mirror.