The weather drops so low in LA today. And this is just reminding us that winter is still here. Well, you might already take away all of your holiday decor that made your home cozy and warm. There is one magical item that you really should still keep it around. Yes, rug, please. As matter of the fact, you should keep several of rugs in your home–runner for your kitchen and hallway, a large area statement area rug for your living room, a faux fur rug for your relaxing corner and rug-on-rug-on-rug style to bring in pattern, color and some casual bohemian vibes. In the following, we will talk about how different style of rugs can transform and elevate your home in a second.
A touch of coziness.
For this newly designed project we just did recently, we throw a cream faux fur rug under a clean-lined modernized classical gilded chair to make the corner of this all-white room warm, cozy, inviting and romantic.
For the study room project we did several years ago, we also had this faux fur rug by the window seat to create that a cozy and relaxing zone in the study.
2. A wow factor statement.
For this entry we did several years ago in Walnut, we used an emerald green silky rug with geometric lines to eco the circle design at the edge of the entry table.
This is the entry for one of our holiday show-houses a couple of year ago. We love this large floral pattern rug at the entry to wow the guest.
3. To keep cohesive through rooms and holistic decor.
We did this modern house project last year. We actually keep the client’s Moroccan style rug and start to curate the whole house decor based on the color palette on the rug.
4. Add a touch of whimsical and interest by stacking different rugs together casually.
For this new project we just did, we actually stack two rugs together to have that extra coziness.
We are really obsessed with layering different rugs together to create visual interest.
5. Transform your home with Scandinavia chic and cleaness.
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The beginning of the new year is a great time to create a new look for your home. How excited it is! Today we are going to share 8 tips to fresh up your small spaces. But first of all, we will need to have a right mindset—a small space can have a big style. We guess you are with us. So please read on and see if any of the following advises can be of help to you.
Step 1: Choose a small space that you use daily and need an update to make this space organized and stylish so you feel your life can be on the track in 2020. They can be your kitchen open shelves, your pantry, your powder room, your entry,…etc. And of course your dress room. You may say that I don’t have a room for dressing up myself. That is ok. It can be a corner of your bedroom or your closet or your master bath. What ever it is, we will need some essentials to make things happen. All right, so today we are going to use dress room or dress space as a case study.
We actually just re-designed this dress room from a closet. A good thing about this closet is that it has a tall window. So step 2 to transform any small space is to bring in a lot of natural light if you are lucky. If that is not your case, you always can throw in some table lamps, floor lamps or indirection LEDs to create pretty cozy atmosphere.
Step 3 is to have a fresh paint for your small space. A new coat of paint will change your space in a second. If your small space has a lot of light, we recommend to go for light color just like we did for this small dress-up room. And if your small space is a complete dark space without any window, we recommend to use rich tones to create an enveloped jewel box. So you can totally relax there with your weekend home-made cocktails or Kabucha tea.
Step 4: Upholster anything you have in that space, it can be a vanity chair , a makeup desk or a bench. You can even add some trims for your upholstered piece just like the way we added Grace key trims for the below makeup desk. The trim detail will uplift your small space in a big way.
Step 5: Layer up different styles and different elements to make your small space fun and interesting with your personality. We add a pretty modern pillow in this dress room to break away from the dressy style and still have the pillow in blush color to keep the cohesive vibe.
Step 6: Have sparkling crystals to make your small space dazzling.
Step 7: Have some fresh flowers or preserved flowers to make your small space alive.
Step 8: Yes, art please.
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Hi, guys, just let you know if you feel a little bit sad that the holiday season is over, I have a good news for you that Chinese New Year is coming. Yes, Chinese New Year is on 25th of this month and this year is Year of the Rat and you have to celebrate it in a big way because the year of the rat always indicates a big fortune coming to you. So be ready to receive it.
Well, Do above these adorable rats put a big smile on your face? They are created by Shaun Teo Creations in Kuala Lumpur. I am a big fan of Shaun Teo Creations on Instagram. They craft all kinds of cute cakes for different festivals and events. I have been always got inspired by their work. I believe they are now opening pre-orders for those lovely Chinese New Year’s cookies. Just check them out on Instagram.
So, today , since I am truly inspired by the red color they use for their product, I going to talk about Color of Red in home decor.
Red, corresponding with fire, symbolizes good fortune and joy. Red is found everywhere during Chinese New Year and other holiday celebrations and family gatherings.
Here are some inspirations.
Red, specially lacquer red on walls makes rooms look sumptuous and elegant. And of course, you always can choose red as an accent color.
Happy Friday, guys! We were invited to different parties almost every night this week. I love those beautiful tabletop decor on each party and really thankful the organizers put up a lot of efforts to make each party sing. I hope I can share those photos I took from different parties soon. And I have to say that among all of the parties, the super stars are truly those crystal decor in all kinds and they elevate everyone’s mood and make the night so special and prestigious.
I remember that when I started my own design business back then, I had a client who own so many antique crystal pieces, I was like wow those pieces were very beautiful but they were kind of old school decoration too. As I started to acquire more and more pieces for my clients and myself, I start to realize the ultimate beauty of those hand-made crystal pieces and stunned by a lot of new modern design. I then started to study what will be the best ways to display those crystal art-crafts in different interiors. And shockingly enough, almost all of my clients no matter what styles they prefer to, they fall in love with those crystal pieces. So today, I am going to share 5 ways to display your crystal decor items and make them shine.
Crystal pieces are made to shine, so please don’t hide them away or wrapped them away. Let them be who they are and shine.
2. It doesn’t matter it is a crystal bowel or crystal vase, it doesn’t matter how old those crystal pieces are and how out-of-date they are, one of the best way to show off your crystal pieces is to use them for holding your fresh flowers.
3. Use your crystal bowels or vases as candle holders. Everybody is going to love that flicking candle flames dazzling through crystals.
4. Yes, for your tabletop to host your beautiful fruits and nuts.
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abAre you still looking for the ideas for your Christmas decor or holiday gifts?
Maybe you have been so busy and may need some inspirations to get your holiday tasks going. Yes, we have something quite special for you:
Well, what do you think? All of these Christmas tree decor and festive table-tops put you in the holiday mood? We know we are. Today is all about crystals for Christmas since they light up everybody’s mood, bring holidays cheers and a touch of luxury and sophistication to our holiday celebrations. It doesn’t matter your house decor is classical, traditional, old-house charm, Mid–Century, Scandinavia modern, contemporary, Millennium chic, Bohemia, beach lay-back, rustic, farm-house style, a crystal chandelier, a group of crystal vases with fresh flowers, a delicate collectable hand-made crystal bowel, adorable crystal ornaments shining among your greenery, crystal drink-wares sparkling by your fire-place will, for sure, light up your home, bring a lot of cheers and create one of those magical beautiful moments for you, your family and friends during holidays.
Crystals for Holiday Ornaments
We fall in love with these adorable crystal ornaments immediately. What about you?
Crystal Candle Holders
Just imagine, you put these elegant and dazzling scented candles by your windows on holiday evenings, you will put a big smile on the face of everyone passing by. We are sure that they will send you some good wishes. Holiday is about spreading holiday cheers, right?
Vases & Bowels:
All of the images above from Waterford official Instagram account and you can click here to get more inspirations My clients love Waterford crystal not only because they make beautiful pieces, have several designer collections but also some pieces are pretty accessible too. And as you know, we love mix high and low in our design to just make the decor more interesting.
My goodness, these crystal vases are so delicate and they will upscale your holiday decor in a second. We specially love Jeff Leatham’s collection. What about you? By the way, we will talk about Jeff Leatham in another blog since we are one of his super fans. So please stay tuned with us.
One of our holiday memories is to toast around fireside on the holiday evenings just to cheer and relax. We believe that you can relate too. I have this Client Lei and she said that every time the family toasts holidays, somehow by holding Waterford stemware always makes her feel very special.
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Well, I hope you started Monday Blue in a beautiful mood. Somehow, Sunday and Monday are two of our busiest days in a week, a lot of chores. But I really cannot wait to share with you some chic blue-themed holiday decor. I was in my gym yesterday and then I saw this beautiful Christmas tree decorated with clear gift boxes with blue balls inside, it felt so fresh and chic and your know last Wednesday,Pantone just announced its color of the year 2020, so I am thinking I am going to do a blog about blue-themed Christmas decor today. It is always so cool to try something new for holidays rather than repeat year-after-year same Christmas decor. So, I have a lot of goodies here for you today, have a cup of herbal tea or a class of blue cocktail, sit back and enjoy!
Wow, so what do you think? Don’t you love these Classic-Blue wreathes? Aren’t they just like a piece a jewel in your home? Classic Blue with silver, Classic Blue with natural branches, Classic Blue with white, Classic with Rose-Gold, which one is your favorite? I love them all and cannot wait to try the different color palettes for my home.
Well, after all of these beautiful blue tabletops, I truly want to celebrate holidays everyday! You can see Classic Blue is such a versatile color and work perfect with every color to create that chic, moody festival decor with tones of freshness, sophistication and modernity.
Finally Pantone announced its color of the year 2020—Classic Blue yesterday afternoon, we blogged it immediately after the announcement since we had all being waited this special moment and you can click here to read the whole article . Also, coincidently, we featured the similar color of Pantone Classic Blue in one of our recent finished project, you can have a house tour by watching the follow video:
It looks like that blue in all kinds of shades is going to play big next year. Very earlier on this year, PPT announced its 2020 color of the year—Porcelain Blue. Then, DunnEards announced its color of the year 2020—Mint Fresh. Blue is resting, calm, confident and thought-provoking. Maybe this is what people really need and lean on to step into the new era. Today we are going to talk about several popular blue from different brands.
Farrow & Ball
Hague Blue No. 30
Pitch Blue 220
New York State of Mind 805
Then here is Pantone color of the year 2020—Classic Blue
The Pantone Color Institute has just announced that its 2020 Color of the Year PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue, a deep blue shade that’s at once comforting and relatable.
“The sky at dusk – it’s not a midnight blue, it’s thoughtful, but it’s not so deep and mysterious,” she said. “It speaks to our feelings of anticipation, when you think about the sky at dusk, the day isn’t over. You’re thinking, what’s ahead of us? It’s reassuring, but thought-provoking. It highlights our desire for this dependable, anchoring foundation on which to build as we cross the threshold into a new era. We’re living in a time that requires trust and faith and confidence. We all see this blue sky and can relate to it, it’s approachable.”
This shade of blue is nostalgia yet modern, classic yet fresh, rich yet crisp, thoughtful yet still daring to look forward and take bold actions. It is calm, confidence, trusty and noble. This hue is both genderless and seasonless, making it both accessible and desirable, for people in all walks of life.
Here are some inspirations:
We have featured this hue for one of our latest projects in Oct:
And in our Gift Guides 2019, we featured many deep blue-tone objects:
The theme behind our Home for Holidays 2019/2020 is being festive yet without being too much traditional and ornate. We stay with a neutral color palette like pearl white, white-on-white, cream, various brown shades, wood tones while incorporating gold, silver, crystals, muted fashion-forward colors to light up the spaces. The flowers and greenery definitely make the spaces alive and cheerful.
For the dining room, we use light lavender hand-painted Chinoiserie wallpaper to create a very relaxing, calming and feminie feel which is balanced off by masculine dark brown upholtered dining chairs. Also we use a lot of large-scale sculpture-like vases and urns to mix and match with small delicate Christmas ornaments.
We use high and low items for this year’s Home for the Holidays. For the designer pieces, you can order through us and there some decor items you can order through Amazon. All of the order links for the show-house items are attached below. And if you want similar pieces in the show house but with a budget prices, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will find the matches for you. All of the furniture and decor pieces you order through KHK Designs will be free-delivery and tax-free by Dec. 14th 2019.
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Dimensions In Inches: 22.5W x 26D x 37H
Dimensions In Centimeters: 57.15W x 66.04D x 93.98H
This contemporary wingback chair has pulled up to the table in style. Its dramatic upper rail features softly curved Sepia Burl that has been edged in glistening Harvest Bronze. Fully upholstered in a luxurious smoky grey faux dupioni silk, the svelte back is narrower at the top than at the base of the tight seat. The chair’s exposed wood base, front tapered legs and rear sabre legs have been finished in Harvest Bronze.