4 Ways to Restyle Your Kitchen in an Artsy way

 

 

Last Saturday was a beautiful day—sunshine, nice breezes and full-blooms everywhere.  I was invited to an open house by a Japanese Gifu craft showroom in west LA.  Since I need to  find some unique kitchenwares for couple of projects. I decided to take a little road trip.

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As you can see, I always love to stop and small flowers specially when it is spring season.
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By entering the showroom, OMG, I was just amazed by how they arranged these beautiful organic kitchenwares with a little touch of ikebana–subtle, calming yet elegant.

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What I hold is a mini donabe condiment bowl.  It is just so cute.  Donabe is a kind of Japanese traditional earth-ware(clay pot). You can see how we open these little donabe from the following video.

 

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These little bowels for sure put me in a good appetite.

 

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We found this cool middle-size clay smoker  with various kinds of charcoal choices.
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And look, this lid also serves ads a bowel.What a genius idea!
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Tradition Japanese Hoba miso in Gifu–grill miso over dried magnolia leaf for an unique aroma.

 

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So, if you are in the process to re-organize or re-style your kitchen for spring cleaning here are several tips to make the task fun and easier:

  1. Kitchenwares are one of the major components in the kitchen. So, find something that is  Love in the first sight. When you have something you truly like and enjoy, you probably won’t feel it is not really that  boring  to do any chore in the kitchen.
  2. Have some fresh flowers or greenery in your kitchen no matter how small and how simple your kitchen is. I guarantee those little beauties will brighten up your everyday-life.
  3. Have the habit of collecting  inspiring menus that talk to you. That way, you know how you are going to use your kitchen and how you would like to arrange and display your kitchenwares.
  4. It will be a good idea to  have couple pieces of earth wares–they are natural, organic and  artsy, and always remind you of your mom’s kitchen. So at the end of the day, you may find kitchen is your favorite place to wind down and reconnect with the family.

 

 

Happy Monday

 

KHKD

 

 

 

3 simple ways to Bring Spring to Your Home

I love visiting artists’ studios. Often, I am just so amazed how they make the spaces so livable with simple creative ideas and great cares.   There are always fresh flowers and plants in their studio making guests feel so inviting and fresh.   Of course, we can learn from them too.  Here are 3 simple ways to bring spring indoors.

  1. Having fresh flowers and greenery everywhere in your home. You can just pick them from your backyard–it is touch of nature.
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Fresh flowers always make me smile!

 

2. Hosting a spring party in your garden with fresh-cut flowers , home-made organic cocktail and cozy seating , and  your party venue  become part of spring memory.

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Moody!
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Love this outdoor bench!
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Love blue & purple!

3. And Spring color palette:

 

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Yes, a touch of green and spring is here!

Happy Thursday

 

KHKD

Tile Trends 2019 II

Hello, everyone, here is our part II tile trends in 2019.  If you haven’t red the part I, please click here to learn more 

 

I  recently attended Daltile designer event for the showcase of new tile products.  I feel it is pretty amazing specially I can find the local manufactures who custom-made such fashionable and cool design tiles right here in our backyard.  Here are 2 of trends I observed from the showcase:

  1. Moroccan tile influence : Moroccan tiles are famous for its hand-made quality, its uniqueness,  fun patterns and craftsmanship. People start to bring these vibes to machine-made ceramic tiles with lower cost and much-faster lead time. Here are some samples I found  from the showcase:
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Don’t you just like this  fashionable vintage color pairs : sky-blue and bright yellow in such a playful Moroccan-style geometric pattern.
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Do you notice the chiseled edge? It’s quite boho and organic. I think these tiles can make a very adorable counter backsplash. Again, the pop of yellow make me feel cheerful.
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This tile design is one of my favorites. I love the muted neutral color palette. This pattern can be quite classic and modern at the same time. It truly can make your kitchen stay timeless.

2. Color, color, color : there will be more bold colors for tile design in 2019.  I did a lot of grey tile projects in the past several years and I am open to some fashionable and bold colors.

I found coral and red at the showcase. The colors do make me feel excited:

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This coral tiles will be perfect for a guest bathroom—warm and inviting.
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What do you think of color of red. This red tiles will make a strong statement in a powder room.  I specially like the textured surface.

We will be in KBIS 2019 next week, please follow us on our Instagram story for more trend findings.

KHK DESIGNS SPRING COLLECTION

When the sun shines through the windows, that is when magic happens. We realize it is spring time. Fresh, fashionable and feminine, this IS the theme for our Spring Story collection in fashion, home and art:

 

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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A Quick Look Inside The Multimillion-Dollar Homes Of Tom Brady

Today will be Tom Brady’s 8th times to appear in the Super Bowel.  Tom Brady(5-times Super Bowl Champion winner) may be considered king of the football field, but he’s also a big player in the real-estate realm.  Brady and his supermodel wife Gisele Bündchen—the world’s second-highest paid celebrity couple—have owned property on both coasts of the country, from a solar-paneled mansion with a moat in Los Angeles to a sprawling spread near Boston.

 

Let’s have a quick a look at these multimillion-dollar homes to get a sense of their style.

Los Angeles—simplicity, coziness and eco-conciousness.

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Brady and Bündchen sold their brentwood mansion to Dr. Dre in 2014 for $40 million, almost quadruple the $11.75 million they bought it for

 

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California Vibes
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Light dapples the koi-stocked moat; the home’s walls are a blend of three types of Texas limestone. The steel doors and window frames, all by Optimum Window, are in a customized bronze finish.

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You can read more by clicking here

Brookline, Massachusetts

In 2014, after selling their 18,298-square-foot Brentwood estate to Dr. Dre for $40 million, the couple returned to the East Coast to custom-design a new compound for $4.5 million. Their Brookline home—albeit about 4,000 square feet smaller than their Los Angeles abode—is no downgrade, however.

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Gisele Bundchen shared images of their Chestnut Hill home via Vogue Italia, which will feature Bundchen on its February cover, set to release on Feb. 6. We are really looking forward to them soon.  But here are some home photos from Gisele Bundchen Instagram account:

 

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a big kitchen island to host family parties
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what a view

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place to put up  fates and relax.

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We can see it is a perfect place to unwind and has  abundant natural light and neutral decor which add texture and richness to the rooms.

New York, New York

 

In August 2016, Brady and Bündchen became the first celebrities to score part of 70 Vestry, a new luxury condo in New York’s Tribeca slated for completion in 2018. The couple will reportedly sell their current Manhattan residence, a $14 million penthouse at One Madison in Flatiron, once they move into their new apartment.

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The kitchen opens into the dining room.
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The master bathroom is designed with the finest textiles, including marble and onyx.

You can read more by clicking here 

 

Happy Super Bowel Day

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Friday House Tour

 

 

 

Happy Friday!

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Spring Fresh Makeover

The weather has been really nice lately.  The roses in my backyard garden start to bloom.  And there was Valentine’s Day.  Therefore, I decided to do some spring make over a week ago.  The color palette I used here is magenta, pink,  lavender, gold and neutrals.  Here are some vignettes I love to share here:

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Playing different shades of pink. Love the pale pink table cloth which makes everything look so soft and subtle.  Gold truly adds a touch of sophistication and class to any space.
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Beautiful blooms from my backyard. I mixed purple and hot pink together.  It’s fashionable, chic and cheerful.
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a little vignette for love!
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the corner of our dining room.

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corner of the dining room

 

 

 

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Just in case you want to see how these spaces looked before,  here is the post for our Christmas decoration.

 

Happy Wednesday

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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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