A Modern Classic Dining Room by KHK Designs

 

We designed this modern classical dining room a while several years ago. The client was more into the elegance and sophistication of tradition style but would like to have a more modern and clean-lined look. Besides choosing simplified classical furnishings with modern twists, we kept walls as clean possible to provide a perfect backdrop for all of the traditional furnishings. And we added same wall-color wall trims to create depth and dimension. Continue reading

5 Ways to Craft an Unique High-Style Dining Room

One of the fun things we love to do at home is to sit around the dining table with candles on  and soft music on at the end of the day.  We feel we really need this to wind down each day and to get ready for a good-night sleep.  we also love to put up a  festive themed tabletop on each holiday since  we celebrate almost every holiday as much as we can. Besides kitchen, a dining room is the place where people get together with families and friends for formal parties or casual gatherings all the time. So, the design of a dining room is really important for you to enjoy by yourself to the maximum and nourish  your loving relationships. And you want this space to be unique and reflect your own personality and of course well designed.  Today we are going to talk about 12 ways to devise a one-of-the-kind dining room.

1. Decide function first. Before you start the design process, you need to know how you would like to use this space—a formal dining or a casual gathers only?  The way how you want to use the space will set the foundation for the design process.

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Alex Papachristidis’s dining room for last spring’s Kips Bay Decorator Show House in New York incited a frenzy on social media—so much so that even the interior designer, a bit of an Instagram sensation himself with more than 52,000 follow­ers, was surprised. Still, he’d expected the room to make an impression. “That’s what you do with a showhouse: You go wild,” he says. “People want to be wowed.”

Although the dining room is getting more casual and relaxed, still, most of home owners still want to make their dining room very  formal with a big wow factor. If this the case, the striking artwork, unique wall-treatment,  flooring, right light fixtures, one-of-the-kind furnishings and upscale custom furniture might be the options for you to consider. In this New Yorker Designer Alex Papachristidis designed dining room, the light-grey-colored hand-painted wallpaper is one of the key features for this stunning sumptuous  dining room.  Also the gilded Louis XVI dining chairs really stand out from the muted almost monogram color palette. The crystal chandelier, the gilded clock  further emphosis the wow factor and luxury feel. So our suggestions here to crrate a formal dining room: invest in a good-quality dining table setting and choose furnishings to compliment the dining table setting.

 

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2. Have a focal point.

The trick here is to make the table the center of attention, so that your guests are compelled to take a seat and dinner companions are the main focus.  Once the table is situated, arrange all other furnishings and accessories so that they complement this focal point. Also read this article on tables-capes.

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We love this refined combined with rustic look. It’s truly a lay-back space with a high style thanks to the comfy slippery chair, the rustic wood table and floral wallpaper.
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The pink fresh roses on the table , soothe blue fabric on the dining chairs and plushy pillows on the banquette create such a calming dining setting to invite you to take a seat.
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The wasabi-wasabi like chandelier and the long wood table are casual, relaxing with a big style.
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3. Gold bold  with colors and surface treatments.

Unique colors and textures completely transform a space by  creating  interesting textures and surfaces in the major horizontal planes: the floor, the table, and the ceiling.

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This high-gloss bright blue wall finish makes this dining room stand out .
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We love the silver-leaf ceiling treatment which looks elegant and bounce light around.
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a scenic tapestry on the wall can be a conversation starter.

4. Mix and Match.

Mixing and matching  furnishings, lighting, or artwork is a fun part to design your dining room. It often creates unexpected result and makes the style of the space timeless.

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In this space, six neutral dining chairs are contrasted by two zebra print armchairs.
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We love how the tradition crystal chandelier contrasts with super modern dining table and chairs to make the space so fresh and fashion-forward.
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This minimalism chandelier makes the traditional dining room decor look so fresh and interesting.
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Again, the mid-century modern chandilioer inject playfuness to this traditional dining room.
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The gold modern chandelier brings youthfulness to a traditional dining room.

 

5. Always looking for custom furnishings.

We assume you want to have a dining room  unlike any other. So please always look for  custom furnishings. A one-of-a-kind table or unique chairs will help a dining room stand out. The custom, live-edge wood table is the focal point of this space

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The custom, live-edge wood table is the focal point of this space.

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If you are looking for custom furniture, we can help, please contact info@khkdesignsinteriors for your inquiry.

 

 

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A Modern Classic Dining Room

Wether it is formal, or very casual, a dining room in all kinds of styles–modern contemporary, coastal, bohemian, mid-century modern, Scandinavia  often makes a  home homy since this is the place where families get together and chill at the end of the day.  My design philosophies are: it needs to be beautiful so it can please eye and it also needs to be comfortable so we can totally relax here.

Take a peek at this our recently designed modern classic dining room.

 

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Home for Holidays 2019/2020—Dining Room—Order Online

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 info@khkdesignsinteriors.com. 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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We love this flower sideboard which is perfect pairing with the light lavender Chinoiserie hand-painted wall-paper.

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This is such an elegant fluted white vase and will anchor any space without clashing with other pieces.
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Another beautiful large white hand-made piece.
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GOVERNOR’S PALACE MIRROR

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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.

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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.

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There’s nothing shy about this stunning cabinet, in fact, it’s a true attention- getter. Its graceful countenance is effortlessly elegant and adds a touch of sparkle to the room. Finished in Queen’s Lace it’s embellished with a modern floral pattern silkscreened in Harvest Bronze and Champagne Reflections across its three drawer fronts. Topped with Moonlight Marble, it provides the perfect surface for display while offering natural durability. Inside, its fully finished drawers wear a Warm Reflections finish, as do its tapered legs. The inspired combination of warm metallics against the soft white of Queen’s Lace creates the ultimate expression of livable luxury.
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Farm Fresh Holiday Wreath Decorated with Pine Cones and a Bow, 22 Inch

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Nearly Natural 1187-CR Mini Calla Lily Silk Flower Arrangement, Cream

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Single Room Interior Design Packages:

Standard : a simple room refresh.

$250
  • 1 floor plan
  • 2 style options with mood boards.
  • 1 design revision for each option.
  • email and phone call support from 9:00am to 5:00 pm.
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Enhanced

Great for decorating a space from scratch or giving a room a makeover
$450
  • 2 floor plan options
  • 3 style options with mood-boards
  • 2 design revisions for each of option.
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Our most comprehensive single-room package, with enhanced visual design tools
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  • 2 floor plan options
  • 3 style options with mood-boards.
  • 2 design revisions for each of option
  • email and phone call support from 9:00am to 5:00 pm.
  • 1 full-room 3-D rendering
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KHK Designs’Holiday ShowHouse Classical—DiningRoom

We have used light lilac chnocssorie wallpaper to give this dining room a touch of feminity

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Phil Table Lamp by GlobalViews—A large round pill shaped bulb sits on top of a block in a shiny nickel finish. Our Pill Table Lamp is a contemporary wonder that would work even in the most classic of spaces. Topped with a ivory faux silk shade, the clean lines and minimal styling keep it fresh.Dimensions
OVERALL: 20″L X 13″W X 47.25″H (16 LB)
SHADE: 20″L X 13″W X 22″H
BASE: 6.25″L X 6.25″W X 47.25″  


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GRANDE SWIRL JAR-MATTE WHITE—Hand crafted from Portuguese ceramic, our Grande Swirl Jar is sure to make a statement. Large in scale, this stunning jar is available in both matte white and bronze finishes.                                                                                                                              Dimensions
OVERALL: 17.75″DIA. X 37″H (22.2 LB)
VASE: 17.75″DIA. X 28″H (20.3 LB)
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JAR: 14.75″DIA. X 26.75″H (19.3 LB)
LID: 9.5″DIA. X 5.5″H (2.1 LB)
Our Grande Cornice Jar gets its name from the detailing around the mouth of the jar. Large in scale, this Portuguese ceramic jar is available in both matte white and bronze finishes. Get the Price

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GOVERNOR’S PALACE MIRROR

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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.


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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

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To be continued.

 

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6 Ways to Create an Enveloped Cozy Dining Room

In case you don’t have that much natural light in your dining room, it will be a perfect time to create an intimate dining space with an enveloped jewel-box specially when the chill weather is coming. We did the exact same thing for the dining room in the hill house in Orange County.  Here are the 3 tips how we did:

 

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Here are the 3 tips how we did:

  1. Have a dark monochrome color platte on the walls and flooring.
  2. Use crisp white marble and cream upholstered chairs to create a nice contrast.
  3. Have a good lighting design: the over-sized drum chandelier is the focal point of the whole room.
  4. Have a jewel-tones tablewares and decor objects to dress up the table—we use some glass pumpkins for the seasonal fall decor.
  5. Use upholstered folding screens to invite warmth.
  6. Have a touch of gold like the way we use on the picture frame and brass candle holder.

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Boston International Decorative Glass Pumpkin Figurine, 4.5 x 6.25-Inches, Light Blue

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Boston International Decorative Handblown Glass Pumpkin Figurine, 5 x 4.25-Inches, Orange and Black Striped

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Hallmark Amber Blown Glass Pumpkin, 4.5″ Figurines

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My Dining-room Makeover

Hi, guys, Happy Saturday!  As usual, I love to work in my garden a little bit earlier in the morning just to refresh my mind and feel good.  My backyard garden looks  so green and lush now.

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So, today, I would like to share the recent makeover I just did for my dining room– new blush draperies, re-upholstered blue velvet French dining chairs, some fresh tabletops, please have a sneak peek:

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Dining Room Decor Ideas for Small Spaces

What if you don’t have an extra room for a formal dining room.  Here are some ideas.

  1. Design the space as a whole rather than a single room.  Therefore, you are able to arrange everything in a open space, mind  the work flow and leverage the every possible space for your dining area.

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2. Multi-funcationalities.  The following space can be served both as dining room and be reading nook.  It’s versatile, chic and interesting.Best-Modern-Dining-Room-you-won_t-miss

3. Add banquette against wall for more seating space and cozy vibes.cantinhos-da-cozinha_2_310117

4. Why not put your round dining table to the kitchen.  It’s easy to access to everything and fun to live with.

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A Peek at Our Spring Style Look-book—Dining Room

Spring makes us feel cheerful, fresh, hope,  and upbeat.  The design of this dining room drew inspiration from nature.  Lavender, pink, blush, green and red are all colors we find from spring gardens.  With a touch of French sophistication, we celebrate spring in this elegant and feminine room.

 

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Hello, May!

 

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Elegance is in the details— the subtle shades of pink, lilac, yellow,  the craftmanship on the carvings, the finish of the wood surface , the sophistication of each object and the way how they relate to each other.  When we finally put these together, it is a big wow to the client.