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.
Photographed by Mario Testino, Vogue, August 2003
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Elle Decor, 2009

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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Holiday House of KHK Designs 2017—2018

 

 

 

 

Wish you a wonderful 2018

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Lavender is Ladylike


Wouldn’t you agree with me that lavender is ladylike ?  It’s refreshing, chic and elegant.  It’s a symbol of spring garden.  When it reaches middle of February we are really looking forward to spring.  Lavender , blush, pale blue with the pops of bright yellow and  pink truly make this living room a heaven.  Mix-and-match of chinoiserie, stripes and bold exquisite geometric pattern on the sofa trims make the room formal, sophisticated and whimsical.

 

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A Living Room Vignette Inspired by Pantone Fall 2016 Colors

September is here!  Times just goes so fast.  I still feel we just started a new 2016.  And now it’s September!   When fall starts, we are naturally attracted to the saturated warm colors.   I am on the same path, too.   I like colors.   Inspired by Pantone Fall 2016 colors,  we created room vignettes for 2016 fall season.  I am so excited to share with you right here.  On today’s blog, I am going to show you a super warm, fashionable and chic living room by using Pantone Spicy Mustard, Aurora red, Riverside and Airy Blue.

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Spicy mustard is warm and inviting just like the sunlights in the fall.    We light it up a little bit and used it on the paneling walls paired it with bold Aurora Red on a channel-back long sofa with fringe trims.  The whole theme is now becoming chic and sexy.  The living room is no longer grandma’s yellow sunny room, but with a touch of Hollywood glamor. Both Riverside and Airy Blue are accents colors in this room.  We used them on the table lamp, decorative objects to infuse the space with some cool fresh feelings.  Here is the room:

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We have talked about this sofa on our blog before.  Now we used in this room.  Again, channel-back sofa is in and we love the vintage yet still very modern and feminine feeling.

 

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Red Velvet Channel-back Sofa

 

The floral pattern upholstered chair is so elegant and feminine.  The shades of pink, red, green, blue and yellow on the chair create a such nice contrast with saturated mustard and red colors. Don’t you agree that althrough we are attracted to warm fall colors in the Fall season, we still desire  a chill of spring feel?  So why not make it happen in our home?

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Upholstered Floral Chair

The gilded bench picks up the mustard color from the wall.  Now we see there is a conversation going on.

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Gilded Bench

 

 

The dark brown shade on iron chandelier kind of balances off  the saturated warm colors in the space yet the sparkling crystals on the lighting still emphasize the elegance .  The clean-line shape of the chandelier is a nice contrast with the curved sofa and bench.

 

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Iron Chanderlier

 

The chevron pattern  lamp shades  are custom-made.  The pattern adds youthfulness to the space to make it fun and playful.

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Royale  blue vase is a jewelry box in the room.

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royal blue porcelin vase

 

Truly love these oversized vases.  They add a modern flair into the room.

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Love this flower shape plate.

 

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Love the trim on the table by the long red sofa— very cotour.Screen Shot 2016-08-31 at 12.52.25 PM

 

 

This black-white art work with gold frame anchored the whole room.

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Let us know how you like the room and colors.  Most items here are custom-made, if you are interested in any of them.  Please contact us.

 

Happy Friday

 

Kristi

KHK DESIGNS

 

Living Room Before-and- After

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This living room make-over project includes:

  1. Installed chinoiserie long silk draperies to make the space upscale and visually bigger and more open.
  2. Added a piece of artwork framed by acrylic to give the space a high taste;
  3. Rearranged seating area by using customized sofas locally made in Los Angeles.
  4. Re-did the fireplace to make it fresh;
  5. Added green plants and floral arrangement;
  6. Chinoiserie vases and lamps talked to the draperies.

Thursday Living Room

thursdayroom38de433cd3c7b530da9f80f3f924e955Throw back Thursday!  It is clouded this morning.  It make me think the sun-soaked living room we did a while ago.  The client was into fashion colors but still want to make it livable and elegant.  Here are 5 steps we did to make her dream happen:

1.Use color palette of emerald green and vintage pink.

2. Upholster love seat with chinoiserie pattern.

3. Upholster side chairs and drapery  with large floral pattern.

4. Arrange florals in chinoiserie vases.

5. Have the rug with big floral pattern.

Happy Thursday

 

 

6 Ways to Create Feminine living Room

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I hope you all had wonderful holiday weekend.  From Chinese New Year celebration to Valentine’s and President’s Day, we just enjoyed beautiful weather in SoCal.  I will talk about these in different blogs.  Here is our new project.  I know it is rosequartz again.  Why not?  Compared with original dark grey color, this new rosequarts make rooms look much more alive, interesting, elegant and feminine. I am on my way to do 50 design projects with this color.  We will see how we are going to end up.  Anyway, let’s talk about this project. Here are 6 ways we did to make this living room more ladylike:

  1. Change the original dark grey wall color to rosequartz.
  2. Furnishing the room with quite elegant sofas, chairs in different shades of pink.  Spring is coming, isn’t it?
  3. Keep the original wood floor to give it sense of history and depth.
  4. Big silk-shaded chandelier anchor the whole space.
  5. Antique artwork on the walls to show the high-taste of the owner.
  6. Fresh flowers and chinoiserie vase.

Live Colorfully and Gracefully

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We did this house many years ago and the client would like to add some pop of colors now.  The before photo is missing. Anyway, we used a lot of of grey in this house. It’s time to add some playful components.  Here is what we just did:

  1. Replace the original dark-grey color on the wall with this pinkish grey.
  2. Still keep the original black-white checkered floor to create nice contrast backdrop for the new furnishings.
  3. Pair blush long sofas with pink club chairs. It’s chic, elegant and exciting.
  4. Have the new pastel art that reflects client’s taste and matches the room interiors better.

4 Ways to Add a Touch of Spring to Your Home

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It’s end of January and we know that Spring is coming soon, specially here in SoCal.  Isn’t that excited?! Maybe it’s time to bring some freshness into home.  There are 4 ways we did to fresh up this living room  with touch of Spring:

  1. Warm cream wall colors with pop of pink, purple, blush and yellow just like spring bloom.
  2. Have the crystal or glass decorative objects such as crystal chandelier, floor lamp and glass vases over the mantle to light up the room.
  3. Get rid of heavy drapery for winter time.
  4. Yes, fresh roses.