5 Ways to Use Fabric to Transform Your Home

One of things we are excited about Designer Fall Markets is to see the  launchings  of new fabrics. And just like fashion, the new patterns and colors of fabric always bring us joy and happiness. Often, these new patterns and colors of fabric will transform your home like a magical. And without any doubt, using of upholstered pieces in your home will make it more warm, inviting and comfy with a touch of elegance and personality.

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Visiting one of my favorite showrooms  during the Fall Market. Love this bright orange channeled mid-century comfy sofa and cannot wait to pick up my new fabric samples.

Here is the over-view of the showroom.

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And here are the new fabric samples of fall 2019:

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Aren’t you fall in love with these fresh colors and patterns? Want to see what I got?

 

Yes, I played these fabric samples I picked up on my dining table this morning. OMG, aren’t they beautiful?

As I said that fabric can transform your space in a second. Unfortunately, people are often afraid to use patterns and colors.  So I will share 3 tips on how to  choose fabric in your home:

  1. Choose the colors and patterns that evoke your emotions.

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    Interior Design by Ken Fulk
    Photography by Oberto Gili
    Elle Decor
  2. When there are more than 3 patterns, play the proportions and make them into different scales. that way, your eye will not feel the busyness.

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    Interior Design by Leandra Fremont-Smith Interiors
    Photography by Jeff Roberts ImagingHouse Beautiful – September 2019
  3. You also can go tone-on-tone if there are more patterns involved.

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    Interior Design by John Fondas
    House Beautiful – January/February 2019
  4. Use colors and patterns on accent pieces and you can update them seasonaly.

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    Interior Design by Martha Angus
    Luxe – July 2017
  5. Layer up with different textures to add extra depth and comfy to the space.

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    Interior Design by Nicolette Horn
    House Beautiful – October 2013

 

Hope you feel these tips helpful. If you would like to know our intention design package, please contact us info@khkdesignsinteriors.com

 

Happy Saturday

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High Tea, Please—My Backyard Pre-Christmas Outdoor Party

Today’s LA weather is very nice–warm sunshine and a little bit of breeze.  With Christmas around corner, I think it will be a perfect time to set up an outdoor table top and have a little bit high tea on this beautiful weekend sunny afternoon in Dec. Yes, we are just lucky enough to still be able to  host a backyard outdoor party in Dec. My inspiration for today’s setup came from the designer floral fabric I  got a year ago.  I really like the elegant pattern of the fabric and always think  how  I should use this fabric for my next decor project.  It looks like today is a day.  The fabric will be perfect to cover  my little French table  for today’s outdoor party setup. It’s British, whimsical, floral and really mimics the garden.   So, here we go:

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Chinossorie, English china and some fresh casual floral arrangements with a lush greenery backdrop. Love the sunny day!

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Antique emerald green tea cups—very British.
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Rich fall colors?  Love the brass, hot pink, sunshine and Macaron cookies!
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Table by the lemon tree.
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Start to play around the table-top decor. Love the color of lilac.
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Such  a soft and romantic afternoon glow.

 

 

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It’s high tea time.

 

Here are 5 ways to host your backyard outdoor high tea party:

  1. Just do it.
  2. Start small—a small table, a fine table cloth will help you start the project.
  3. Always keep your eye on antique tea cups—they are the Queen for your party.
  4. Have fresh flowers.
  5. Order macaron cookies in different colors.

Happy Weekend

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Secrets behind High-end Sofa Making

It’s one of those days—exciting but nervous.  Yes, it is when it’s time to check out the final finished custom-made products.  A custom work often involves  a lot of efforts from understanding what exactly clients’ want, how to create that Wow factor to actually making  it.  There are redesigns and every detail counts.  Fortunately, this project ends up  beautifully  thanks to a highly-skilled production team.

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It’s a beautiful piece with green velvet from France. Such a romantic tailored looking.

We will share the exact design and looking when we deliver pieces to the client’s house.  Please stay tuned with us.

But here are also some secrets behind making a beautiful high-end piece if that what you are looking for.

  1. First of all, it’s a team.

 

Each member in the whole  work flow is well-trained and has at least 10- years-experience  for their crafts.  Most importantly,  they have a great attitude and very dedicated.   They are truly looking good in these photos.  Thank each of them to deliver such beautiful pieces.

2. Second, it’s a very complicated work flow to assure each detail is well taken cared of.

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All hard-wood construction, 100% kiln dried; Corner blocked, doweled, screwed and glued to prevent racking and to guarantee a long lasting finished piece of furniture.

 

 

 

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8-way Hand Tying

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Italian Ruby Red Twine to give the extra strength and resilience on the seat.
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A foam stripe is applied at the outside edge of the seat to guarantee the comfort for legs when you sit on it. 

 

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With extra-comfort back cushion applied, the tufted back is no more hard for your back.
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Soft loose back cushion.
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Spring-down option for seat cushions.
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Layout fabrics. There are so many tricks on applying fabrics.  Thy either make the jobs or break them.

I hope you enjoy the whole process.

Happy Thursday.

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The holiday season is coming.  You may think to get a new sofa or chair.  Such decision is always involved with a big investment.  Please contact us, if you would like to invest beauty, quality and comfort with a great service.