Tuesday House Tour— Fashion Designer, Ralph Lauren’s Home and Office

It’s Tuesday house tour time.  We will take a look  inside designer Ralph Lauren’s  Bedford, New York house, Colorado ranch, and Manhattan office.  Lauren is the first fashion designer to offer a comprehensive home-furnishings line, which he crafts around themed lifestyle collections.

 

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At Lauren’s residence in Bedford, New York, a 19th-century Dutch chandelier presides over the entrance hall.  Love the airy and sophisticated vibes at the entry.
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In the living room, matching 19th-century Louis XV–style wing chairs flank an 18th-century Chinese carved low table; pillows made from antique textiles accent the sofa, and the throw in the foreground is a 19th-century Kashmiri paisley.   The space is full collection of  art, hand-crafted objects, fine home goods…
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Ralph Lauren Home fabrics cover the sofa and pillows in the poolhouse, which features 16th-century Belgian pine ceiling beams and a 17th-century French limestone mantel; the lamps are made from 18th-century Chinese vessels.  I love the open and tranquil feel in this room.  And of course, blue-and-whites.
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The breakfast room’s tableware is by Ralph Lauren Home, as are the fabrics used for the tablecloth and the cushions on the 19th-century English armchairs; the painting is 17th-century Dutch.  This is one of my rooms.  I always have a thing with layered table-cloth—it’s elegant, relaxing and fun.
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A vintage French bistro mirror hangs above the antique pedestal sink in the poolhouse bath.  Love this vintage mirror with a clean–line modern flair.
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A circa-1774 portrait by Pompeo Girolamo Batoni is displayed between the library’s French doors, which are curtained with a Ralph Lauren Home velvet; the two-arm Argand lamp is 19th century, and the pillows are made of antique fabrics.  This is truly Lauren’s signature style—dark and rich color palettes, brass elements, wood panelings, checkered fabric…

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Happy Tuesday

 

 

An Evening of Art

 

Sometimes, it is great to be immersed in the ancient world.  When I look at each antique piece, I am always wondering what’s the story behind it? The people who carved the pieces, what do they look like and how did they feel when they were making them?

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Happy Weekend

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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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A Traditional Reading Room with a Modern Twist

 

In a rainy day,  we love to cuddle up in this cozy and elegant reading room. The classic snow-white on tufted chairs and silk drapes gives this traditional oak-paneled reading room an immediate #modern fresh-up.   Symmetrical design adds formality while pop of hot pink makes space whimsical and feminine.

 

Happy Monday

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6 Steps to Create a Stylish Dressing Room

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A pretty dressing room is every woman’s dream. It really doesn’t matter how big or small the home is, there is a always a way to make it stylish.  The dressing space we designed here is actually at the corner of the master bedroom. Here are the 5 steps we took to make the space very special:

  1. A pink pleated vanity chair sets the tone for the functionality of the corner.
  2. A white-lacquered make-up desk with brass hardwares makes the space classy yet modern.
  3. A whimsical lacquered mirror echoes the makeup desk and lights up the corner space.
  4. Lavender Chinoiserie wallpaper has a very feminine touch to the space.
  5. A two-tiered tray makes the desk very neat and organized.
  6. Pink and red peonies give a fresh and elegant touch.

If you are planning doing something about your dressing room, I hope these 6 tips help.

All the Best

Kristi

http://www.khk-designs.com

An Artsy Home Office

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This is our newly designed home office. The color palette is lavender, berry, pink and light grey. It’s feminine, romantic yet very neat.  The office space is not that big. We used curved writing table to avoid heaviness. Pink drapery in the office is kind of relaxing. Large artwork on the wall visually makes the space much bigger and shockingly organized.  Here are the feature designs in the office:

productforofficeI believe your office is where you do your creative work and it shouldn’t be boring. Here are some of the ideas to create artsy, fun and high-style home office:

1. Get rid of clutters.

2. Streamlined operation.

4. Add some interesting color plush. If you are like me, try some berry, lavender and pink colors. For sure, this color palette can put you in the mood and make you focus immediately.

5. Have some interesting pieces like vintage table lamp, books, your collectible shoes , blue-white vases, chinoiserie items… These will express who you are. And you will enjoy your office even more.

6. Have cute and stylish furniture.  Or mix and match different styles to make the room light and playful.  This will  stimulate your creativity.

7. Have a large piece of area rug to make your feet feel comfortable all the time.

What is your office style?  Please let me know your thoughts.

Kristi

KHK DESIGNS