The Magic of Fabric

Happy National Textiles Day!   From fashionable style to everyday necessity, textiles provide us with a wealth of design possibilities.   For interiors, choosing right fabric does a magic for a room, specially when we are in a process to create an elegant and feminie room.  Here is the before-and-after family project we did.

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After

Here are 6 steps we did for this project:

  1. Repainted the walls in a pale lilac color.  The original yellow is too powerful and strong.  The pale lilac is feminie, subtle, calm and sophisticated.  It adds a touch of spring freshness to the room.
  2.  Installed lilac drapery panels with green greek key trims to  give the room an elegant, neat, relaxing and tailored looking.
  3. Arranged a newly upholstered emerald green velvet banquette against the window to lend a hand of comfy and coziness.
  4. The geometric pattern and pop colors on the pillows  light up the whole room and make it chic, interesting and modern.
  5. Grouped two art works rather than one on the wall to make the wall more visually balanced and pleasant.
  6. Spring blooms in pale pink, lilac, blue and white continue the color theme of the room and signal the time of the year.
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Breakfast Nook Makeover

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We did this house several years ago and just made some fresh-up recently.  The big change is the drapery.  This green silky drapery with Chinoiserie cornice is actually talking to the current silk area rug and the main color scheme in the dining room and living room.   I am never a big fan for a cookie-cutter brownish kitchen.  By installing this long elegant drapery and some chinoiserie decor and a modern oversized chandelier over the breakfast dining table, we really make the space brighter, much bigger, airy and organized with a touch of elegance.  Although it is still traditional, it is very chic and fresh.

8 Steps to Transform a living Room

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The house is located in West LA. The client bought it last year and decided to give it a face-lift without too much construction going on. Even though the house was in a shabby condition, it has a very good bone. We decided to keep most of its original structures.  Modern classic  is what we  came up with and we believe the style will truly reflect client’s taste. Here are the major features we did for the living room:

1.  Replaced the original carpet with dark walnut wood flooring to ground the room with a timeless classic style.

2. Removed the drop ceiling to make the space airy.

3. Installed wall panels and painted them in Tiffany Blue—fashionable yet classy.  All moldings and trims were also painted in Tiffany Blue.  Applying the same color on the trims and walls will unify the whole room and create tranquil backdrop for the later furnishings.

4. Installed new marble mantle.  The color and the vein on the marble are  kind of talking to the rest furnishings.

5. Applied different shades and textures of cream and gray on furniture to layer the space without tiring eyes.

6. Furnishing the room with modern pieces such as the art over the fireplace and  tailored light-gray roman shades.

7. The big floral pattern on the area rug contrasts with all neutrals and adds a sense of playfulness.

8. Fresh floral arrangements and green plants bring the life into the space.

Please let us know what you think.  If you are interested in getting the whole room  look or any pieces we used here, please email  us at y.a.hong@hotmail.com.

Thank You

Kristi

http://www.khk-designs.com