Tour an American Couple’s Dreamy Paris Pied-à-Terre

Talking about a typical dreamy Paris Pied-à-Terre, we often think of the elegant French furniture and luxury fabric with fashion-forward colors. And there is always a playfulness and surprise. Today we are going to tour a San Francisco–based couple’s dream Pied-A-Terrie in Paris with stunning views of both the Invalides and the Eiffel Tower. Here are our favorites.

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Tour A Relaxing Yet Sophisticated Town House in Upper East

We are first attracted by this house because of its color scheme and then the cool textiles and iconic furniture. The town house is owned by textile scion Ashley Stark Kenner and her husband Nick, founder and CEO of Just Salad. The landmarked 19th-century building had a lot going for it—generous dimensions, a deep backyard, and, a rarity among town houses, lots of light. But at their first meeting with New York–based Lichten Architects, talk quickly shifted to “gut renovation.” Here are our favorites after the renovation.

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In the living room of Ashley Stark kenner’s Manhattan home, 1957 Pierre Jeanneret chairs and a custom sofa surround a Kelvin LaVerne cocktail table. Artworks by Julian Schnabel, Brent Wadden, and Damien Hirst. © 2020 Julian Schnabel / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. © Damien Hirst and Science Ltd. All rights reserved / DACS, London / ARS, NY 2020
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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

4 Ideas to Cozy Up Your Home

Today, we are going to talk about 4  solutions that cozy up your  home while elevating your interiors with a touch of sophistication.

  1. Install wallpaper at the entry

It is the entry hall that leaves you with the first impressions of a home, and it is this space that your guests, friends and family get to see first before they explore the rest of the residence. So why not make it warm, inviting and elegant? Wallpaper is coming back huge in 2020 with some really cool modern design.

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And worry about installation? If you would like to install by yourself,  peel and stick removable wallpaper might be one of your your options.

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2. Have a skirted table at the corner of your room.

Well, you don’t need a perfect table, but by dressing it up in your favorite fabric, you will elevate your interiors with a touch of elegance and sophistication in a second. Plus, fabric always makes  us feel warm and inviting.

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3. Is there a such thing as too many throw pillows?

A tasteful throw pillow can say a lot about you. Plus a pile of pillows add coziness to your home in no time.

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4. A comfy chair that you can use in your home office, breakfast table or just for lounge.

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Wedgwood Vera Simplicity Ombre Round Plate, 9″, White

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Wedgwood 40016026 Vera Color White, 16 piece set

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NEST Fragrances Mediterranean Fig Classic Candle

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NEST Fragrances Rose Noir & Oud Special Edition 3-Wick Candle

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50 Chic Breakfast Nook Ideas IV

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We all feel that a formal dining room can feel too fancy for everyday use while a breakfast nook is meant to be comfortable, approachable, and conducive to intimate conversations and meals.  Whether it’s a banquette in the corner of a kitchen  an inviting   dining set-up in front of eye-catching bay windows, or an unique table setting  in the center of a kitchen, breakfast nooks are the perfect way to add color, texture and style to your home.  Therefore, you can start your day here in a cheerful mood. We put 50 chic breakfast nook ideas together here and you may see and learn  how  your are going to create your own , showcase your  aesthetic and celebrate the joy of sharing an intimate meal with family. If you haven’t read part I , II and III you can click here  here and here for the details. Today, we are going to continue part IV.
Modern Classical French Vibes
Nailed-trimmed French chairs,  casual bistro wicker dining chairs, modernized Louis XVI chairs …They all add a touch of sophistication and romance to any breakfast nook.

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A pale blue French settee and Greek-key trimmed plumped pillows make this nook area such a quiet  get-away in high style. The key to dress up your home always lies in details.

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The classic Parisian bistro chairs are gorgeous and  chic.

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We all love French bistro wicker chairs, aren’t we? They are just super chic.
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Modernized Louis XVI chairs

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We all love French bistro wicker chairs, aren’t we? They are just super chic.

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Upholstery pieces always add texture and  warmth to a breakfast nook.

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Country Chic  balances elegant things with old and worn, shiny silver accessories with painted wooden tables…

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We love how this classical black-and-white checkered marble flooring nicely contrast with natural wood country table and chairs.
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Elegant tablecloths will add color, pattern, texture to any room. they are soft and romantic.

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A typical Ralph Lauren look always represents American  classic style.

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Large embroidered floral pattern tablecloth with fringe trims at the bottom.
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We love this relaxed easy-breezy country chic look.
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Striped tablecloth gives an urban chic feel.
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We love this to-the-floor red floral tablecloth which echos red on the chairs.
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This Boho floral to-the-floor tablecloth is warm and inviting.
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Upholstered skirted chairs are not only practical, but also  always help give the space a jneat and tailored looking.

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The trims at the bottom of the skirt always give chairs a cotour look.
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We can see ourselves reaxling on these super comfy linen skirted chairs all day long.
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Relaxing and serene feel.
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Luna New Year Series 2—Behind-the-Scene Story for Our 2020 CLNY Tabletop

Every year we will design Chinese New Year tabletop theme. For lunar  New Year 2020, the year of the metal rat, we features the following elements:

  1. Color Palette—embrace Pantone Color of the Year 2020—Classic Blue with touch of traditional Chinese red and pastel pink to create a modern, intimate, chic and festive decor vibe. The large area of white paint in this eat-in space balance off Classic Blue and light up the whole area.  In this color palette, we have influences from Benjamin Moore Color of the Year 2020–First Light, DunEdwards Color of the Year 2020 –Mint Fresh and PPT color of the Year 2020—China Porcelain.

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    Our Color Palette for Lunar New Year 2020
  2. Mix of modern and clean-line classical furniture to create a fresh, inviting, relaxing, comfy and feminine atmosphere where we are often drawn to for a holiday family get-together.

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A banquette seating is trendy in any eat-in space, specially the corner area —it looks pretty neat, stylish and offer extra seats and storage for get-togethers.  The plush cushions, upholstered fabric and throw pillows together elevate the every-day eat-in spaces and bring in elegance.

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Holiday Season is Coming Soon

KHK Designs’ Holiday Show-House 2019–2020 is Coming Soon. Have a sneak peek at one of the dining room vignette.

 

Have a Wonderful Weekend

 

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6 Patterned Rooms You will Fall in Love with

 

Fall is happy season and one of the decorate tricks to create fun and playful fall interiors is to bring in pattern.  By doing so, it will often add more personality to spaces. And of course the right pairing and dose are two key factors to create that happy moment. Here are 6 patterned rooms you definitely can stole some ideas from.

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by Charlotte Lucas Interior Design. Modern flare and classic elements harmonize in this elegant living room.

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by Current Interiors. Pattered on the abstract art echos with pattern on the sofa and ottoman yet in a large scale.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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by Meredith Ellis Design A water-color oasis

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by Corley Design The dot patterns on the rug, the  upholstered floral patterns on the chairs are carrying out a fun conversation.

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Lee Radziwill’s Chic Paris’s Pied-à-terre

Couple of days ago, i wrote about Lee Radzwill’s (March 3rd 1933–Feb. 15th 2019)New York apartment.   You can click here to read the story.    Lee Radzwill is a former European princess and actress, socialite, interior decorator, sister of the late Jacqueline Lee Bouvier Kennedy Onassis (1994).  She  owned properties in New York, London and Paris.  Each home really reflects her personalities as a style icon.  Today, I am going to show you her Paris pied-à-terre, her love at first sight.   Overlooking  Avenue Montaigne with a view of the Eiffel Tower, the home was originally decorated by Christian Liaigre,  it is perhaps one of the most iconic Parisian abodes of the 20th century.  Her Paris home was featured three times on magazines, Vogue in 2003,  ELLE Decor in 2009 and Times in 2013 and it had being evolved each time.

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Lee Radziwill in her Paris apartment.
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We can see the style in her Paris apartment is very different from her New York home. As herself said of her New York apartment :” but it’s extremely full. So it’s wonderful to have the contrast [in Paris] of having it totally Zen, totally peaceful. In what other city do you find doves outside your window…”   All of the furniture in her Paris home is clean-lined, yet there are gilded antique mirrors, gilded coffee tables, floral upholstery ,tons of artworks and books and a lot of detailed soft touches.  Her interiors are just like the way she dressed—modern , elegant and chic, yes American chic.

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Elle Decor 2013. Don’t you love these chinoiserie patterned fabric?  This is her favorite Chinoiserie Le Manach fabric which brings the soul, feminity and elegance to the room.
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This is the real-estate photo when the house was put on sale several years ago.
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Another real-estate photo when the house was put on sale several years ago.
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Obviously, pink is her favorite color.  With a large amount of creams and whites in the back ground,  mixed patterns of stripes, chinoiserie played off with pink on the sofa..  It is just such an elegant and peaceful place you want to wind down.
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Again, pink, stripe pattern, plant artworks, florals, neutrals for the  background and the sunshines… I would love to just sit here for the whole day watching doves flying by.
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Chic, chic, chic…
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A true style icon.
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A Beautiful Memory

A Beautiful Memory

#TBT today!   We took those two beach photos two years ago.  And now, they are used in one of our home projects and prints are available.  Please contact info@khk-designs if you are interested.

Wouldn’t be nice to create a beautiful memory for home? Maybe many years later, that photo, that softness of silk, that piece of elegant settee, that delicate coffee cup mean something very special to you.