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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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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York Wallcoverings Ashford Seasons Toile Removable Wallpaper, Black/White

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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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Modway Lippa Mid-Century Modern Upholstered Fabric Swivel Kitchen and Dining Room Chair in Gray

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Waterford Crystal Elegance Single Malt Whisky Glass Set of 2

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Waterford Fine Crystal London 2 Double Old Fashioned Glasses, DOF Pair

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Coupes Dessert Wine Glass (Set of 4) Color: Clear

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Waterford Elegance Balloon Gin Set of 2

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Coupes Dessert Wine Glass (Set of 4) Color: Talon Red, Neon Green, Circon Purple, Argon Blue

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Elegance Champagne Belle Coupe (Set of 2)

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Wedgwood Intaglio 10-3/4-Inch Dinner Plate

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Renaissance Gold Dinner Plate 10.75”

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Wedgwood Wild Strawberry 8-Inch Salad Plate

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Wedgwood Arris Dinner Plate, 11″

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WEDGWOOD WHITEWARE INTAGLIO: SALAD PLATE 8″

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Wedgwood Nantucket Basket 260th Anniversary 26-Piece Dinnerware Set

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Wedgwood 40030418 4 Piece Place Setting, Wild Strawberry White

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Wedgwood Harlequin Butterfly Bloom Plates, 8.25-Inch, Set of 4

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Wedgwood 40003902 5-Piece Hibiscus Place Setting Set

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Jasper Conran by Wedgwood White Bone China Dinner Plate Swirl 11″

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Vera Wang Wedgwood Blanc Sur Blanc Accent Plate

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Wedgwood 5C10127730 Vera Wang Gilded Weave 5-Piece Place Setting

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Wedgwood Vera Simplicity Ombre Round Plate, 9″, White

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WEDGWOOD FINE BONE CHINA ENGLISH LACE: ACCENT SALAD PLATE 9″

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Wedgwood Cuckoo Cake Stand 2 Tier, Multi

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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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A Glamorous Modern Classic Home in Dallas

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We came cross one of Jane Showers’ Dallas projects this morning and amazed how she was able to use mixing-and-matching approach to bring in freshness and interest while still keeping her signature style—classical, elegant, feminine and modern.

PROJECT DETAILS

Project:
Preston Hollow Estate
Location:
Dallas, Texas
Size:
10,000 sq. ft.
Architect:
J. Wilson Fuqua

Here are several highlights which really drew us in:

1. Killer color palette of silky white and pink.

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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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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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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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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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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

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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

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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.

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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.