5 Ways to Dress Up Chic and Pretty for the 4th of July 2020

With approaching of the 4th July next weekend, it is that time again to wear the festive patriotic theme of red, white, blue, stars , stripes and sparkles with some fun. Life is about celebrating each moment to make them memorable. Today, we are going to share 5 ways to dress up for 4th July in style without being too cheesy and overboard. Read on to find out how.

  1. Red: Pair washed-up blue jeans with a red feminine ruffled top, finish the look with a on-trend woven handbag to create a chic, organic and festive summer vibe. This out will look great when you stroll around the city.
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5 Ways to Create a Peaceful Space with Wicker Furnishings

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We all have that moment at some point or another—stressed, anxious and overwhelming. When do you do when you are stressed?  Take a long walk by the beach, in the mountain or woods?  When  I am stressed, I often start doing house cleaning and  try to look for or create peace in my environment. This morning, I found this IG post by @yoyokulala
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I feel this photo really makes a point—Destination: the couch. At current post-Covid19 period, we probably still cannot travel like before.   But there is a possibility that  we can create that type of global traveling experience right at home—the natural wicker global-influenced sofa, the wicker curtain in the background, the wicker wall decor objects, wicker Fendi handbag and that beautiful and relaxing small-floral pattern printed long dress all create such a perfect resort get-away scene.  I wouldn’t mind spending my summer time here just chilling out.   What about you?

 

Nature organic wicker  furnishings are in  trend now.  They satisfy human being’s need to close to  nature.  Yes, we, human being, feel good when we are in nature.  Just think about how soft morning glows put a big smile on your face!  That is all biophilic designabout.

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Spring Moments in the Backyard

 

When I am writing this blog, I am playing   @dnice IG live in the background. I truly don’t know what’s  American quarantine’s life like  without @dice Club Quarantine. I am grateful that he makes everyone feel upbeat, connected and belonging. Now it is one of our rituals to dress up for @dnice IG live  parties on Saturdays.

 

Well, spring 2020 is quite different.  We used to go to different design shows, natural reserves, concerts, galleries, public gardens, flower shows… And this year, we spent most of time in our backyard. Here are some of  my spring moments in my backyard.

 

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“Spring work is going on with joyful enthusiasm.”—-John Muir

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Design Industry are Stepping Up  Producing Medical Equipment

Good morning, guys, we run, jump and stretch in our backyard three times a day to keep ourselves excise and move all the time and get enough sunshine to naturally generate vitamin D that help enhance our immunity system . We just heard a news that there was a French guy who just finished running his marathon on his balcony. Wow, that is pretty awesome!  The point here is keep yourself busy like doing some home chores, DIY home improvement will definitely help you stay healthy.

The above video of Conan showing  you how to make simple repairs around the house just gives you some healthy doses of laughter.

Plus, when you take time to make your home beautiful, you do feel beautiful!  And now you have time to make it happen.  This is such a no-brainer investment.

Today’s inspiration comes from our design industry.   In the face of the growing coronavirus crisis, innovative design companies and leading manufactures  are stepping up producing medical equipment.

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Hospital Mask Cover Challange🐝 we are donating all our usable fabric samples and fabric remnants to be upcycled into washable hospital mask covers to extend the usage of surgical masks during the shortages. We challenge all designers, fabric stores, workrooms and fabric distributors to do the same. In NWA please reach out to the Arkansas Arts & Fashion Forum for donation and volunteer opportunities. Please check in your area for similar groups to donate materials and time to.

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Fashion Has a Healing Power

 

If you are just like us and read too much news on development of COVID-19, it is time to take a break and enjoy something that is pleasing to the eye. We came across some amazing fashion pictures over the week and chose some of them to share on our blog today.  The reason we chose the following photos because they make us feel so fresh in the way how they combine unexpected colors together and how they put the different styles of pieces together. It’s truly an art.

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The brown boots are a surprise but we love how they play with red , blue and black.

We found some interiors to pair the above fashion outfit:

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Pink nicely contrasts with navy blue and is feminine and romantic while the brown flower tie and teal shoes are such fresh and surprising touches.

We found some interiors to pair the above fashion outfit:

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Burgundy, purple  and brown —fashion-forward and grounded.

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This is a perfect color palette for spring. We love how a right dose of bright yellow  highlights the overall blue and brown on boots, belt and purse ground and unify everything together.

We found some interiors to pair with the above fashion outfit:

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Peach and gold evoke youthful and soft energy.

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Pink makes this overall outfit light and playful.

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The bright red and checked pattern is forever fashion-forward yet classical.

We found some interiors to pair with the above fashion outfit:

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Red and lilac play  soft and strong simultanelously

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Orange brown, bright yellow and cream—-fresh, strong yet still grounded.

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Red and pink with a touch of black, light blue and brown create such a sophisticated layered look.

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Global Home Tour II—a Relaxing Cartagena Vocation Home with Sophisticated Southern American Spirit

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Happy Friday, guys!  After the first 5 days of staying-at-home quarantine, you may want to relax a little and experience something exotic without leaving your comfort home.  Today, we are continuing our global home tour series. Today is part  II. You can click here to read part I.

Today, we will take you to tour Colombian fashion designer Johanna Ortiz’s Cartagena vocation home.

Cartagena is a port city on Colombia’s Caribbean coast. By the sea is the walled Old Town, founded in the 16th century, with squares, cobblestone streets and colorful colonial buildings. With a tropical climate, the city is also a popular beach destination. Reachable by boat are Isla de Barú, with white-sand beaches and palm trees, and the Islas del Rosario, known for their coral reefs.

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You can see from the photos above, Cartegena is a vibrant town with a breathtaking view of Caribbean Sea and a lot of indigenous culture and crafts. It must be a lot of fun just strolling around here.

 

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So here is the fashion designer– Johanna Ortiz standing at her front door  of her vocation home which she comes to visit 7 times a year. The black-and-white color scheme of an ancient Chinese wood door and exterior walls sets the tone for a quiet understated resort.

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Then comes a hallway where hand-made Mexican concrete flooring repeats the color scheme of black-and-white on the exteriors. Yet, a colonial antique wood table and wood-framed mirror together with local vintage pieces on the table add layers of warmth. A French crystal chandelier is romantic and sophisticated.

 

 

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Fashion designer Johanna Ortiz (second from left) in the salon of her 16th-century Spanish Colonial villa in Cartagena, Colombia. She and her colleagues—from left, Johanna Isaac, Paola Ortiz, Catalina Londono, and Maria Isabel Guzman—are all wearing dresses and kimonos from Ortiz’s collection.
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Here is her salon. We love a super long comfy modern sofa  paired with a Chinese Ming dark wood coffee table. And a tiger print throw rug  on the floor adds a modern flair to this space.

 

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In her bedroom daybed area, comes her play on textiles—floral and geometric prints mingle happily here. The blue-and-white color scheme is peaceful, relaxing and pleasing to the eye.

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Dusty-pink roses in this Chinese blue-and-white porcelain vase is feminine and elegant

 

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The red chinosoriee   on  plush pillows, bed coverlet and chaise lounge chair are warm and inviting.

 

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Here is our favorite space of the home–terrace under a vaulted brick ceiling. We could just sit here for a whole day.  The mix of fine crystal glasses, vintage pieces and local crafts on a large Spanish table are just so striking.

You can read the original article by clicking here

 

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Ortiz’s love of fashion actually stems from her passion for interiors,which is evident in both her clothing creations—she is known for her pattern choices and often sources fabrics from vintage textiles—and her Cartagena vacation home of 13 years.  She captures the sultry, sophisticated South American spirit.Check out her lipstick collection with Aerin Lauder and her fashion dresses(click each image for product details):

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Need design consulting service to finish your home projects, look for original artisan pieces,  custom-made furniture or need the whole interior design service,  please contact us at info@khkdesignsinteriors.com . We are here to help.

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Las Vegas Winter Market 2020 Trip VIII–Hotel Design

 

We have written several articles about Las Vegas Winter Market 2020, you can click here for the details. Today we are going to talk about some new designs that really caught our eye when we were there back in Jan.

 

One of the exciting things for us besides visiting Market is to check out the design in new hotels. Since our time is quite tight, so we just visited one or two new hotels.

 

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Chic and sexy red sofa. Love the texture on it and super soft to touch and a lot of comfy pillows.

 

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Weekend Vibes

We love to stroll around the Art District and DTLA over the weekends just to explore the  emerging things on art and design.

 

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One of the fun things to do is to walk along the long long  exhibition hall filled with nature light.

 

 

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They did a very good job to to have some faux fur on these white wicker chairs and sofas. It’s so warm and inviting.

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There are some greenery and pretty awesome lighting fixtures, too.

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Here is the close-up of the sofa.

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Here are some of my favorite art we found over the weekend.

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Here are some Valentine’s Day vibes to light up your weekends and click each image for product details.

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Inspired and interested in refreshing your home in a romantic way, we handpicked some product for you and click following each image for details:

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Inspired and interested in refreshing your home in a romantic way,  we handpicked some product for you and click following each image for details:

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Need design consulting service to finish your home projects, look for original designer pieces,  custom-made product or need the whole interior design service, please contact us at info@khkdesignsinteriors.com . We are here to help.

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A Day to Down Town Disneyland

When I came cross the news that Gucci just collaborated with Disneyland to launch their Chinese New Year 2020 collection, I felt super inspired and excited.  I was thinking that would be a good idea to visit Down Town Disneyland to check out their new design in 2020 and that also would be great way to greet Chinese New Year since  Chinese New Year is coming on Jan. 25th and this year will be year of the rat.   Disneyland is the happiest place in the world. So, guys, time for Mickey Mouse!

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I feel the happy vibe by the entry.

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And here we go, are you ready for a ride with us?

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Long-Weekend Style

Guys, MLK long weekend! Time to take a short break. What is your long weekend plan?

The weather is beautiful here in LA and a beautiful sunny day.   So the top priority of my plan today is to soak in sunshine as much as I can.  This weekend is a MLK long weekend and if you plan to refresh your home soon, we have some great industry resources and deals for you, make sure you click here to check them out   

Well, strolling around the sunny downtown, stopping by news-stands, spending time in your favorite chic coffee shop,  visiting Disneyland, going to the party, taking the train, visiting your local floral market or simply sitting in front your computer and ordering fresh flowers from Amazon., …etc, I guess these are properly on your weekend list.

As you know, weekends are always my favorite time to browse around recent fashion on internet.  I came cross some street style fashion photos today and feel they really express our emotion towards to the weekends—casual, warm, comfortable, relaxing and cool and stylish.

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Wrapped yourself in this over-sized checkered pattern coat guarantee to keep you warm and stylish at the same time.

 

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