Holiday Tabletop—Rich Jewel-tone Color Palette

Christmas and New year are offically in count-down now.  Hope you are in a mood for just being festive to celebrate the end of 2018.

One thing that fascinates me about holiday is the cheerful jewel-tone color palette. I feel that most people are just too scared to use the rich jewel-tone colors on the regular days.  But those colors are not just for holidays and they do make you happier and enhances your appetite.   And most importantly, they are from Nature.   So this rich color jewel-tone palette can actually put you at ease and remind you it is time to celebrate.  I finally find the time to put together our Thanksgiving table set and will sure update this post soon.  Enjoy!

 

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Interiors by KHK Designs

Home is the backdrop of life.  As we evolve, our homes should too.  Aerian Lauder says” I’v always been inspired by beautiful interiors.”

Sit back , have sip a coffee and enjoy!

 

Long-Weekend Vibes

Wouldn’t be nice we have this long weekend holiday and it’s in May.  It’s such a beautiful season to pamper ourselves with all of Spring beauties. My favorite are always about blue-and-whites, greenery, pink blooms, gardens, sunshine, fresh air… How about you?  How are you going to celebrate MemorialLong-weekend?

 

Happy Chinese Lantern Festival

Happy Lantern Festival 2018, the last day to celebrate Chinese New Year.   Usually, this is the day for the family to get together again for the new year celebration.  The special dinner on this day calls Yuan-Xiao(rice ball soup). During the Lantern Festival, children go out at night to temples carrying paper lanterns and solve riddles on the lanterns.  t

 

Click here to understand more details about Chinese Lantern Festival.

 

Happy Friday

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Happy the Year of the Dog

Today, Feb 16th. 2018, is the official day that kicks off the year of the Dog!  I hope everyone is in the happy mood.

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The Dog is the eleventh of all zodiac animals.  According to one myth, the Jade Emperor said the order would be decided by the order in which they arrived to his party.  Monkey, Rooster and Dog were in another country, helping a god defeat evil spirits.  After, they set off to the party together. Because they arrived at the same time, the Jade Emperor went by the order they met the god in the other country. Thus, Dog became eleventh.

The Dog is also associated with the Earthly Branch (地支—dì zhī)(戌), and the hours 7–9 in the evening. In the terms of yin and yang (阴阳—yīn yáng), the Dog is yang.

In China, it is still popular to name dogs Wàng Cái (旺财). It means “prosperous wealth” and comes from dogs’ barking sounds (旺旺—wàng wàng).  Read more by clicking here

 

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Fengshui and Life Style in the Year of Dog

Arrangement of Furniture

The directions of fortune and wealth for Dogs this year are the southeast, southwest and north. It would be the best to put the bed, worktable and sofa in these positions of the room. To avoid bad luck, do not put important furniture in the south and east.

Lucky numbers in the Year of Dog

The lucky numbers that will open the road to wealth are 4 and 6.

The lucky colors in 2018 

Lucky Colors in the year of dog: red, orange and yellow.

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Elegant, Passionate and Happy

 

 

Indoor Plants

Indoor plants are not only trendy but also bring you a tons of fortunes this year.   A great corner to place plants is the south corner of the office or home.

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To be continued.

 

Happy the Year of Dog

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Benjamin Moor ‘s Color of the Year 2018

Benjamin Moor’s design team spent a  year-long research journey to 30 cities across 12 countries, traveling nearly 100,000 miles. The team of seven Colour & Design experts attended more than 20 industry shows capturing more than 42,200 photos that illustrate points of inspiration from the arts, design, architecture, pop culture, fashion, home furnishings, and more. Their collective findings demonstrated an emergence of red hues, embodying the change, strength, confidence and vitality that permeates cultural movements around the world.   Today Benjamin Moor  announced their color of the year 2018—Caliente AF-290.  This warm red with hint of orange, is strong, cheerful, radiant and full of energy.

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Benjamin Moor Caliente AF-290

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Click here to read more

The colour leader also unveiled Colour Trends 2018, a curated palette of 23 highly influential hues that enliven any room by adding depth and energy. The palette incorporates a full spectrum of reds, from hints of blush to deep oxbloods, while ensuring seamless pairings with a carefully selected range of whites, neutrals, and complementary bold hues. The Benjamin Moore Colour Trends 2018 palette includes:

  • Caliente AF-290
  • Deep Poinsettia 2091-30
  • Cherry Wine 2080-30
  • Cranberry Cocktail 2083-20
  • Texas Rose 2092-40
  • Pleasant Pink 2094-60
  • Saddle Soap 2110-30
  • Incense Stick 2115-20
  • Smoked Oyster 2109-40
  • Excalibur Gray 2118-50
  • Wolf Gray 2127-40
  • Stone 2112-40
  • Black Beauty 2128-10
  • Silver Marlin 2139-50
  • Carolina Gull 2138-40
  • Dreamy Cloud 2117-70
  • Moonshine 2140-60
  • Sharkskin 2139-30
  • Elk Horn AF-105
  • Peau de Soie AF-60
  • Golden Retriever 2165-30
  • White Opulence OC-69
  • Coastal Path AF-380

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Enjoy!

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Fall 2017 Home Fashion Trends I

We have been busy with fall home markets lately here in Los Angeles. Here are some trends we explored from the different markets.

 

  1. Brass and gold touch continues to go strong—classic, modern and upscale.

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2. Dynamic lampshade design— it’s fun, playful and makes a statment.

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3.  Upholstered  tables–fresh,warm, inviting and  fashionable.

 

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Enjoy!

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