High Taste From PDC Fall Market 2015

PDC Fall Market 2015 was awesome! It is always excited to see the new decor items. Here are some snap shots from yesterday’s event:pdcfallmarket

Colors for the Fall

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Fancy wheel decor
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Black and white—modern & classic
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a piece of jewelry on the wall
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Love the geometric brass base!
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Chinoiserie
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happy gathering
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glasses on the brass table—stylish
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love this chinoiserie screen!
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fabric workroom
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Visiting Clifton Cafeteria

The newly renovated legendary Clifton Cafeteria was just reopened on Oct. 1st in Downtown, Los Angeles.

Entrepreneur (and Conservancy board member) Andrew Meieran spent four years and millions of dollars to restore and reimagine Clifton’s for a new generation.

He updated the building’s infrastructure and restored historic features, keeping the unique redwood forest-themed interior intact.

We were able to visit this fabulous place last Saturday.  The atmosphere is relaxing, family-friendly.  It looks like a fancy social club.  Here are some photos I love to share:

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Hello, October!

Elegant Entry
Elegant Entry

Happy October!  Ochre, red, navvy blue , gray and a touch of gold! Today we played this season’s fashion colors on the entry:

  1. Polished red-gray checkered tile floor warms up the room and anchors the whole space.
  2. Coral patterned wallpaper is the extension of the checkered floor in an elegant and subtle  way.
  3. The brass bench in the red velvet fabric is inviting and adds sense of luxury to the space.
  4. The artwork on the wall, a decorative bowel and crystal candle holders create an interesting vignette and show off the high taste of the owner

7 Ways to Create a Fashionable Kitchen

The inspiration from the current fashion weeks is really the color impact. Earthy orange and gray and brown are such a fresh combination.  We did something interesting for a living room project Now, it is time for the kitchen, the heart of the house.  Instead of putting cabinet boxes together, we freed up the space and got rid of most of wall cabinets.  I specially like the idea that the breakfast table is just in the middle of the kitchen.  Ultimately, the kitchen is for use and not for storage.  We are all striving for healthy life style and would like to eat the real food when they are fresh with nutrients in peak. With being more conscious in healthy life style, we actually don’t  need to have a lot of  spaces to install all of the cans and processed food.  Therefore, the design for this kitchen is light, airy, fashionable and relaxing.

a fashionable kitchen
a fashionable kitchen
  1. The color palette of orange, brown, gray and blue is truly channel the new colors from the fashion weeks.  It’s fresh, chic and have a touch of warmth for the fall.
  2. We keep the original architectural details such as moldings and painted all the walls, ceilings and moldings in dark blue to present the originality in a very soft and elegant way.
  3.  Checked- tile floor—timeless and classy.
  4.  Tufted brown chairs add a touch of luxury to this streamed line kitchen.
  5. Pop of orange on the cabinets and chair makes the whole space so fashionable.
  6. The brass British chanderlier with a cream shade adds another layer of classy.
  7. Of course, fresh flowers always make us feel life is so beautiful.

Now it is time to make something this fabulous kitchen.

5 Ways to Create a Chic Country Dining Room

As fashion shows go on, we are inspired and love to get the looks from Run-way to Hallway. And also, we do have Fall in Los Angeles.  As the foliages in the whole world start to change the colors, we also crave for the feeling that make us feel unique, warm, romantic, strong, matured and homy. So what came my mind is the color combination of tangerine  and dark blue.

Tangerine and blue
Tangerine and blue

After those pastels and cool beach colors dominated the whole summer, this combination of warm and cool saturated colors suddenly brings us a drama. It’s modern and chic. It makes a very strong statement. This is the case study how we used this fashion combination colors in recent country-style design project and make the place pleasant and livable.

Fall & Winter 2015--2016 Color Trend
Fall & Winter 2015–2016 Color Trend

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Chic Country Dining Room
Chic Country Dining Room

Here are 5 steps to create this fashionable dining room look:

  1. Choose what inspired us most and make it as the start point. In this project, it’s the color combination of tangerine and blue. It’s such an interesting contrast  for this country barn-style room.
  2. Paint walls and the ceiling neutral colors as the calm backdrop for the future furnishings and pops of tangerine and blue.
  3. Mix-and-match the style— have the modern clean-line furniture to give the room a fresh and youthful loom.
coffee-finish dining table
coffee-finish dining table
leather dining chair
leather dining chair
modern dining chair
modern dining chair
Lounge Chair
Lounge Chair
floor lamp
floor lamp

4. Chinoiserie on the screen and geometric patterns on the rug and Roman shades balance the energy between Yin and Yang, feminine and masculine.

5. Abstract artworks just leave  the imagination of whoever enters the room wide open.

Motorized Roller Shades

It’s been very interesting phenomena that once the clients start to use motorized roller shades, they will not go back the manual one.  I guess convenience is what motorized shades bring to people.  #ThrowbackThursday today, here is the motorized project we did before.  It is a over-sized roller shades and we chose the floral pattern. Because of the fabric limited width, we had a pretty hard time to rail the fabric and match the pattern.  Thanks to our craftsmanship, the end result is great.

motorized roller shade
motorized roller shade

6 Ways to Create a Chic Bohemian Country Style

When September is here, we start to feel the fall. One of the decor styles that has inspired me in the last several weeks is Bohemian style, the style featured with bright colors & patterns, cozy seatings, artsy mix-and-match and vibrant textiles. Aren’t those we love natural beauty for the fall? Then we had this design project and it is a country house. There are exposed beams and stone walls which make house look very organic. And the house is filled with natural light. The client wants to keep the original country style but wants the house look have fresh and updated  rather than too heavy and traditional. The client likes bright colors and feminine touches. Here we go— a chic bohemian country style for her.   Here for 6 ways how we create the look:

chic bohemian country style
chic bohemian country style
  1. Paint all walls light gray and all trims and ceilings bright white to create a modern clean and crisp backdrop for the later vibrant furnishings and bouncing around light while still keep the stone walls and exposed beams.  The contrast of the old and new gives the whole house a very fresh looking.
  2. Have petite  upholstered furniture spread around the house such as chairs and ottomans in jewelry tones to give it a sophisticated and feminine touch.
  3. Have bright Moroccan area rugs  in the house for the vibrant vibe.
  4. Have unmatched bohemian draperies to make the whole space whimsy, playful and elegant.
  5. Artsy arrangement of modern artworks on the fireplace and walls.
  6. Fresh flowers, please.

Hope you enjoy the above.

Kristi

http://www.khk-designs.com

6 Steps to Create a Traditional Dining Room with a Modern Twist

#TBT Thursday!  Here is the dining-room project we did 2 years ago.

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dining room-1

The client wanted low-tone yet glamours atmosphere for her dining room. There are 5 steps we took to achieve the goal:

  1. Painted the whole room in blue-gray color to create low-key backdrop for the future furnishings.
  2. Installed brown-crystal chandelier to play the low-tone.
  3. Gold-leafed peripheral of the focal wall.
  4. Stenciled roses in the notch of the focal wall to create whimsical feeling.
dining room in progress
dining room in progress.                                                                                                                                                  

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5.Custom-made the mirror in gold leather finish

Completion
Completion
completion
completion

6. Custom-made cream table cloth and preserved rose arrangement add a touch of modern flair to this traditional dining room.

I hope you enjoy this whole process.

Best

Kristi

http://www.khk-designs.com

5 Ways to Decorate an Entry Hallway

Entry Hallway by KHK Design
Entry Hallway by KHK Design

It’s a fresh week again.  A grand entry at your home means a good Fengshui and a great start.  We all agree that the hallway definitely makes the first impression and sends the message about who you are.  Today, I am going to share 5 ways to decorate an entry by sharing this new hallway make-over project we just did.

  1. An elegant furniture set makes the focal point and defines the sophistication of the space. For this traditional house, we use more modern  yet still-classy furniture to contrast the old style and bring freshness into the space.
  2. A right color palette make guests feel pleasant and welcome. The ivory, coral, pink and black color palette in this foyer creates formal yet relaxing and soft atmosphere.
  3. A  runner pulls guests eyes down to the floor and draws guests to the house.  The bird-pattened  runner here adds more visual interest.
  4. A chandelier over the display table in the foyer talks to the whimsical runner and is the must for the estate like this.
  5. Pink rose arrangement on the table means Welcome.

I hope you enjoy the above tips.

All the Best

Kristi