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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Aren’t you thrilled to be invited to sitting around this polish dining setting.
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inviting mid-century charm

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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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Well, we hope you can enjoy your Friday like this lady in the video:

 

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Tabletop Setup Before & After

One of the things I am passionate about all the time is to set up a tabletop for whatever the reasons .   It’s fun and  it’s about celebrating life with beautiful things.   Here are 5 elements to successfully set up a table:

  1. Runners, placemats,  or fresh-patterned tablecloth
  2. Chanderliers
  3. Candles
  4. Floral enter piece
  5. China

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Le Sens Amazing Home Large Crystal Candle Holders Set of 3, 4.6/6.2/7.7 inches Height, Elegant Heavy Solid Square Diamond Cut Tealight Holders Sets, Centerpieces for Home Decor and Wedding

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10 inch Rectangular Modern Minimalist White Ceramic Succulent Planter Pot/Window Box with Saucer

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Chive – Hudson 24 Hole Flute, 24 Inches Long Rectangle Unique Clear Glass Bud Flower Vase, Low Laying Elegant Centerpiece, Home Decor Weddings (Large)

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DELUXE 6 Feet Tall FICUS Silk Leaf Artificial Tree + 8″ Base + 12″ Plant Pot Skirt. 18 Feet of Vine Adorn Wide Real Trunks With Green Leaves Allowing Maintenance Free In-Door And Outdoor Use

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10’’ Plant Pot by HOMENOTE, Modern Large Planter with Drainage Plug – Gold and Grey Detailing – Perfect Fits Mid Century Plant Stand

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Elegant Taper Premium Quality Candles Set of 12 Individually Wrapped (12 Inch, Light Blue)

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Happy Wednesday

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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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.