Monday Inspiration–10 Living Rooms that We can Learn from

Hi, guys,  I hope your new week  started with a positive tune.  As usual, I love to share some rooms that I came across over the weekend.  The reason I share them here is not only because they are beautiful but also they are quite unique with full of good ideas and personality. Often, the rooms that touch our hearts are not the rooms that are highly polished, but rather approachable yet with some surprises.

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Love this cream-on-cream neutral color palette. The low-back sectional with performance fabric here is comfy, practical yet chic and stylish. The chandelier hanging over the coffee table here is quite quirky and playful. The blush and orange patterns on the throws add a touch of softness.
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A Frenchy Living Room Full of Match-and -mixingS from Different Periods.
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I love the contrast between the classical chinoiserie wallpaper with the abstract artwork. Also an IKEA lime color chair truly shows off the master skills of mixing  high and low here.

 

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Dusty rose color on this couch is quite romantic and unique.
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The lines in above design are quite neat while the round shape of the ottoman softens the interior a little bit.
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When a classical mural pairs with casual yet a clean white couch, the result is quite striking.
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The sophistication of wall panelings contrast with super casual comfy Moroccan rug.

 

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Flooring-to-ceiling bookshelf with artworks and upholstered arm chairs in the front
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The curve.
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The round artwork above the fireplace
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A Vintage Fashion Show with sexy colors.

Happy Monday

 

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My Dining-room Makeover

Hi, guys, Happy Saturday!  As usual, I love to work in my garden a little bit earlier in the morning just to refresh my mind and feel good.  My backyard garden looks  so green and lush now.

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So, today, I would like to share the recent makeover I just did for my dining room– new blush draperies, re-upholstered blue velvet French dining chairs, some fresh tabletops, please have a sneak peek:

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modern-classic dining table set

Get the look:

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floral arrangements

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Beautiful Rooms

Happy Friday!  I have worked on specifying dimmer- able LEDs for the whole week and it  took a lot of time  to communicate back -and- forth with vendors for so many details.  Now I feel I need a break to see some beautiful rooms, rooms that use quite unique color schemes, rooms that are eye candy  for a Friday retreat.  Are you ready?  Here we go:

 

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Love, love, love this color palette: white-on-white, grey and light wood-tones–modern yet classic.
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It’s grey and white color scheme again. But I like pop of violet color on the artworks.  Mix-and-match of furniture in this living room space is quite interesting too. 
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Grey-and-white color palette with pop of blue on the artworks. Brass, fresh flowers  and antiques add a touch of warmth and elegance to this modern living room.
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Grey–white-and-black color palette with pop of orange on the vintage console table, piping on the chair make the space edgy yet super sophisticated. 
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Silver-blue-black color scheme makes this living space very cool and edgy. Yet the velvet and mirror wall , vintage art pieces adds interests, depth and warmth.
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A touch of blue and brass with a beautiful view in this light-filled high-rising living room make it inviting, playful and up-scale.
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Now we got some colors. But I love that muted creamy wall  by the fire-place side with a pale pinkish under-tone.

 

Happy Friday

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3 Rules for Hanging a Chanerlier

A chandelier can actually hangs in any room to create a mood and to have a drama. And yes, besides just being pretty, there are several rules to hang a chandelier in different rooms. Let’s take a look.

Rule 1: In Dining Room

  1. A handy rule of thumb is that a chandelier should be 12 inches narrower than a table. You should leave 12 inches of space between the outside edge of dining room chandeliers and the outer edge of round tables or the width edge of rectangular tables — as long as you have a table properly sized to the room. For example, a 48-inch-diameter table requires a 24-inch-diameter chandelier. To size chandeliers for large rooms and foyers, add the room’s length and width measurements together to determine the chandelier’s dimension in inches. For example, a room that measures 14 feet by 18 feet requires a 32-inch diameter chandelier.
  2. The bottom of a chandelier over a dining table or kitchen island should hang 30 to 32 inches above the top of the table or kitchen island.

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Rule 2: For 8′ ceiling height room.

Most rooms call for at least 7 feet of space between the bottom of the chandelier and the floor.

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Rule 3: For rooms taller than 9 feet, please consider a two- or three-tier chandelier.

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Rule 4: For a two-story foyer, a chandelier would need to hang about 9 feet off the floor, but if your two-story foyer has windows above the ground floor, you should center the chandelier in the windows, so you can see it from the outside. Ensure your ceiling will support the weight of your chandelier wherever you choose to hang it.

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Rule 5: By knowing all the rules above and dare to break them once a while to create a little personality and drama. At the end of the day, it is your home.

 

Happy Tuesday

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How to Choose Leather for Your Furniture

Today we have so many upholstery fabric choices for our furniture.  And often, it is a piece of leather furniture that stays timeless, ages beautifully and tell the story of the home.  But of course, we are not talking about those bulky grandma’s leather couches.  leather upholstery may look its best in a club sofa, or on a very unique occasional chair.

 

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Relaxing casual tufted library chair

Without question, a piece of good quality leather furniture can instantly enhance your home.

Just in case you are in a process of looking for quality leather upholstery,   here are 6 tips you may find helpful for you to make a decision.

  1. Types of leather: Top-grain and full-grain leathers are the highest quality; they’re made from the outermost layer of the hide, which is the strongest part. Top-grain leather is smoothed to remove imperfections, while full-grain is not smoothed and features a natural grain with imperfections.

2. Finished leathers are practical for active households with children and pets. Finished leathers are more resistant to fading and discoloration when exposed to light, heat, moisture, dust and body oils. These types of leathers also offer the most overall color consistency. Compared to other leather types, finished leathers generally require much lower maintenance, as spills and stains should clean easily unless they penetrate the surface coating of the leather.

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3. Aniline-plus leathers are quite simply Aniline leathers plus a slight protective coating. This protective coating may include light pigmentation and/or a clear top coat. Offering similar feels to those of aniline leathers with the added benefit of a protective coating, these leathers are more child and pet friendly than their Aniline counterparts. They may, however, still fade or discolor when exposed to sunlight and temperature extremes.

 

4. Aniline. Pure-aniline or full-aniline leathers show the natural surface of the leather, imperfections and all. They do not have any additional pigments or protectants on the surface, so you’ll probably see variations in color. Because there’s no protective coating, this type of leather has the softest feel. But it’s also more susceptible to scratching, staining and fading.

5 Semi-aniline. Semi-anline or aniline plus pigments have a protective topcoat. There may also be additional pigments added on the surface of the leather, giving the piece a more uniform look. This type of leather is more durable than pure aniline, but not as soft.

6. Nubuck. Nubuck leather is made by buffing or sanding aniline leather. The result is a leather that has a soft, velvety feel and suede-like appearance. It’s stronger than suede (which, remember, is made from split leather), but it’s susceptible to fading and stains and will develop a patina over time. If you can embrace imperfections, this is the softest leather option.

 

 

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Happy Tuesday

 

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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!

 

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Weekend Brunch Tabletop

It’s fun, fun, fun to host our own Sunday brunch at home because we can control what we put in the mouth and specially,  it’s the beginning of the summer time and the weather is so nice.   What we do have a lot now are floras and greeneries.    Peonies are in the season in LA.  So there is no reason not to go big on greenery  and floral table decor. But I rather do them in a very organic and  simple way.   Here is the video we shot for one of our weekend brunch tabletop.

 

I hope you enjoy watching the video.  Here are 3 take-aways for an elegant yet casual tabletop setting:

  1. Have a lot of greeneries accentuated by in-season flowers.
  2. Have a main color theme for the table-setting—we used blue-and-white in the video—the perfect color palette to celebrate the beginning of the summer.
  3. Just schedule time to do it over the weekend.  You are going to enjoy it a lot!

 

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Small Outdoor Living Space Before & After

 

We have 90+ degree weather for several days.  It looks like summer is here.  Well,  the weather in LA is always such a drama.  But with Memorial Day next week and official summer beginning on June 22nd, we know now it’s the great time to plan outdoor living for summer and enjoy nature as much as we can.

Outdoor living space can be large, luxurious and also can be as simple as a  small area that is dedicated to get-together lounging and entertaining.  Although it’s small, there are  always ways to make it interesting.   The outdoor living space we created in the video is French country style featuring with blue-stone circular pavers around the tree, French bistro chairs, teak dining table, wrought iron bench.   The orange fashionable umbrella adds a pop of color while perennial plants such as  ivy, iris, bird paradise lend a romantic feel to the space.

 

 

Enjoy and have a great Sunday!

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Kitchen to Relax

After a long and busy week day, we want to come back  home that provides refuge, and comfort.  It’s a place that we can  chill out and relax  in a style.   One of The kitchen trends today is to create live-in feeling in the kitchen, which often incorporates built-in banquette seating to make a kitchen a secondary living room.   The kitchen we designed in the video features with Moroccan tiles, antique Louis XVI chairs, custom built-in banquette, a mid-century wood table and modern brass chandelier… etc.  Mixing and matching of different styles infuses playful yet elegant vibes to this urban kitchen.

 

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5 Keys to Create a Chic and Functional Home office

There are 5 keys to create a chic and functional home office:

  1. Have a solid floor plan to think through how you are going to use the space–working desk, lounge area, meeting zone…
  2. Have a chic color palette to make you focus yet relaxing.  The color palette in this project is pink, blue and black. It’s chic, youthful.
  3. Have one strong statement. We painted ceiling in pink. This makes the space very whimscal.
  4. Keep it symmetrical—the key to make small space look bigger and organized.
  5. Have greenery—green plants relax you and put you in a cheerful mood.

Happy Wednesday

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