Holiday ShowHouse of KHK Designs 2018—2019

It might be a little bit late to post our Holiday ShowHouse 2018–2019.  But come on, it’s still Jan of 2019 and Chinese New year is coming.  So it’s time to be festive and it’s time to celebrate.

The inspiration of our Holiday ShowHouse 2018—2019 is inspired by Pantone Color of the Year 2019–Live Coral—fashionable, bold, youthful, energetic and innovative.  After several years of muted color palettes, millennium pink and grey, we feel it is time to break through to celebrate holidays with something fresh. Therefore, we are able to stay prospective for the future.  Meanwhiles, Holidays are truly about traditions. We mix and match traditions with modern, Live Coral with vintage pink, emerald green with hot pink, camel with purple, Chinoiserie accessories with minimalism furniture, geometric patterns with classic forms and fine crystals with organic ceramic.   The end result of this year’s holiday show house decoration is fun, edgy, playful  yet still elegant and sort of traditional.  Enjoy!

 

Click here to watch Holiday Show-house of KHK Designs 2017—2018

Click here to watch Holiday Shophouse of KHK Designs 2016—2017

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Memories of Our Holidays

Happy New Year!  Hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season.  We’d been busy traveling and making keto cookies for the holiday season and here are some memories I would love to share from our holidays.  Enjoy!

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Home-made keto ginger man cookies
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Christmas tabletop with red roses and fine china.
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I am so obsessed by this little red door with a Christmas wreath
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Winter by the Canal

Holiday House of KHK Designs 2017—2018

 

 

 

 

Wish you a wonderful 2018

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Family Mimosa Bar for NYE Celebration

Today is the last Friday of 2016.  And it’s raining again.  My rose arrangement for our Christmas table center piece is still beautiful.  I just added some garden-fresh pink camellias.  Now I am in the process of setting up a Mimosa bar for our NYE celebration.

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Happy Friday

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My Christmas Home Decor Tour 2016

Happy holidays!  Hope everybody is enjoying the holiday time with loved ones.  Just before setting our NYE party,  I am finally able to put all of photos of our Christmas home decor 2016 together. I was having fun  mixing and matching  the traditional and modern, the old and new, the pinks and red, and etc… Overall our Christmas decor this year is light, modern and romantic with a touch of traditional.

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Entry—I used a lot of fresh greenery and red roses. It’s festive and makes you feel so good.
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LOVE pink poinsettias–look  chic with blue-and-whites.
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Here is our Christmas family dinner  tables-cape–red on red
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Fresh red roses and pine branches.
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the top view of our center piece.

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Hanging flowers from the chandelier—a romance for Christmas
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time for a drink

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Dreamy!
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The festive corner
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Wrapping the gifts.
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Our Christmas family dinner—Pizza fondu. So delicious!
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My reading room with the Christmas decor. A group of brass candles and magnolia garland make this room cozy and festive. 

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The chandelier in my reading room with a hand-made Christmas bow.
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Pink Christmas trees in our living room—it’s a modern flair.

Hope you enjoy them all.

Happy Holidays!

 

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Sneak Peek of My Christmas Home Tour

For this year’s Christmas, I kinda want to use pastels to decorate our house but still keep holiday festive.

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A holiday-ready table setting.  But I still working on the center piece.
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Love these pink poinsettia
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dressing up our dining chairs.
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dressing up the chandelier
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setting up a cocktail station

 

7 tips for Creating a Last-Minute Romantic Christmas Decor

Here are 7 tips to create a romantic Christmas decor if you need some last-minute decor ideas.

The first and most important step— take it easy and take a breath! Always remember life is to enjoy.  You can always have a light Christmas decor but still stunning.  Here are 7 ways to make it happen:

  1. Go for pink:p-2

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    Pink is festive, fresh, and romantic , specially mixed so well with gold, silver and jewel tones.
  2. Have something exotic:
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Yes, dig through your pantry!  I promise you can find some treasures out there.

 

3. Have a touch of gold:

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4. Use classic white.whitechristmas-1.jpg

5. A touch of red:touch-of-redredtouch-2.jpg6. Just mix and match: P-1.jpg

7. Have something cute:cute.jpgEnjoy!

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High Tea, Please—My Backyard Pre-Christmas Outdoor Party

Today’s LA weather is very nice–warm sunshine and a little bit of breeze.  With Christmas around corner, I think it will be a perfect time to set up an outdoor table top and have a little bit high tea on this beautiful weekend sunny afternoon in Dec. Yes, we are just lucky enough to still be able to  host a backyard outdoor party in Dec. My inspiration for today’s setup came from the designer floral fabric I  got a year ago.  I really like the elegant pattern of the fabric and always think  how  I should use this fabric for my next decor project.  It looks like today is a day.  The fabric will be perfect to cover  my little French table  for today’s outdoor party setup. It’s British, whimsical, floral and really mimics the garden.   So, here we go:

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Chinossorie, English china and some fresh casual floral arrangements with a lush greenery backdrop. Love the sunny day!

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Antique emerald green tea cups—very British.
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Rich fall colors?  Love the brass, hot pink, sunshine and Macaron cookies!
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Table by the lemon tree.
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Start to play around the table-top decor. Love the color of lilac.
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Such  a soft and romantic afternoon glow.

 

 

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It’s high tea time.

 

Here are 5 ways to host your backyard outdoor high tea party:

  1. Just do it.
  2. Start small—a small table, a fine table cloth will help you start the project.
  3. Always keep your eye on antique tea cups—they are the Queen for your party.
  4. Have fresh flowers.
  5. Order macaron cookies in different colors.

Happy Weekend

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Pretty in Pink

In my last post, I shared 5 quick ways to decorate your houses for Christmas.  One of the quick ways is to repaint your wall colors.  I will focus on color of Pink in today’s blog.

50 Shades of Pink?

 

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Pink is romantic and intimate, feminine, loving, caring and extremely considerate. It tones down the physical passion from the red color and replaces it with a gentle and loving energy.  In color psychology, pink is a sign of hope. It is a positive color that inspires warm and comforting feelings. The color pink gives the feeling that everything will go well or be okay. Most people have heard of the saying “everything is rosy”. It may also indicate good health and success.

Pink in Interiors

Applying  Pink in interiors can create chic, fashionable, cheerful, feminine  feeling. Combining it with darker colors like dark blue, dark green, black or gray, you can make the color pink stronger and more sophisticated.  Here are some room exmples:

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Vintage Pink

 

 

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The project we did earlier this year. We used color of  black and patterns to compensate vintage pink, making the room more sophisticated. 
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Salmon Pink

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Another project we did this year. Pink wall provides such an elegant backdrop for the artwork –The Lady in Red. This salmon pink is rich, passionate and classy. I really like the way how it pairs with cream panellings.

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Candy Pink
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A bath project by KHK Designs.  Love the how Candy Pink pairs with floral wallpaper and black-lacquered vanity.

Here are some beautiful pink rooms by other designers:

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Hot pink and yellow and gold to create modern classic feeling.
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Hot pink–ladylike.  Such a traditional beauty.
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Candy pink and white dining table set–crisp and warm.
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Candy pink with antiques—a touch of youthfulness.
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Candy pink with dark red—classy and rich.
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Vintage pink with bright yellow—alive, fashionable and cheerful.
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Feminine

 

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Calm
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The famous London Sketch
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Ladylike
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classy and sweet.
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Modern Classic
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Zen
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Quiet Elegance
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Cheeful
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Soothe
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Pink and wood— traditional beauty.

Pink

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Time to meditate.
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Feminine
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Luxe.

I hope these give you some ideas on your holiday decorations.

Happy Thursday

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Before and After—5 Tips to Decorate Christmas in a Fashionable Way

Hello, December!  Christmas decorations are  in full force. No matter what’s you mood and how busy you are, it’s really up to you to make any holiday season festive, happy and special.  There is only one Christmas a year.  Why not make it beautiful?   If you are not into big construction work, there are so many different ways to decorate your houses in this holiday season.  Here is our project  I would love to share with you :

There are 5 steps we did for this project:

  1. Change the wall color from the old  dull yellowish color to cheerful  candy pink—it’s youthful, feminine and elegant. The traditional Regency  walnut breakfast table, Louis-XVI chairs and trimmed upholstered sectional sofa add a touch of classic  and make the space more grow-up.
  2. Add a cream faux fur area rug to make the room cozy and inviting.
  3. We go all natural from Christmas tree, green branches around beams to dried fruit wreath at the back of the chairs.  It’s more fun, inspiring to play with natural materials. Here are some guidelines on how to take care of real Christmas trees.
  4.  Have some modern brass lighting fixtures   to make the room dazzle–it can truly fresh up an old space immediately.tableandlamp.jpg
  5. Make your table display festive and beautiful—it’s show time.tabletop

Happy December!

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