Every year we will design Chinese New Year tabletop theme. For lunar New Year 2020, the year of the metal rat, we features the following elements:
Color Palette—embrace Pantone Color of the Year 2020—Classic Blue with touch of traditional Chinese red and pastel pink to create a modern, intimate, chic and festive decor vibe. The large area of white paint in this eat-in space balance off Classic Blue and light up the whole area. In this color palette, we have influences from Benjamin Moore Color of the Year 2020–First Light, DunEdwards Color of the Year 2020 –Mint Fresh and PPT color of the Year 2020—China Porcelain.
Mix of modern and clean-line classical furniture to create a fresh, inviting, relaxing, comfy and feminine atmosphere where we are often drawn to for a holiday family get-together.
We often have fun to mix high and low, old and new and of course different aesthetics. Mixing of all kinds will add interest and character into the space. In order to keep the cohesive vibe overall, we will have to use some common elements to thread through the different layers. And here is the case study for the corner space for the project we recently designed. We would like to create a chic, fresh, elegant, polished decor style while still keeping it inviting and cozy. Here is how we did it—today, we are going to share 6 tips on how we artfully mix high and low, modern and classical, old and new to achieve this goal.
Rule #1, always keep an overall color palette neutral if you are going to take a mix& match approach.
We all want the freshest, newest and coolest look for our home in the new year, don’t we? If refreshing your home in high style is one of your goals in 2020, please read on this blog since we are going to share some industry insights in the following 5 ways to help you reach your goal in 2020 by showcasing our newly designed dining room project.
First and foremost, always keep true to your own style and choose things that you love and are attracted to. You may notice that there are a strong wave going on years for mid-century style furnishings and you can find mid-century furniture and decor in any big box retailers now . If mid-century is your style, that is all good. But just bear in mind that not all of mid-century furniture is created equal. If you are a classical lover, I have a good news for you that classic design with new twists is coming back big. Millenniums are now looking for one of kinds of vintage pieces, antique and art to curate their own personal style. They definitely don’t want their home just look like their neighbors.
Furniture and part of decor items in this Dining Room will be available on our online store soon.
2. Stay muted natural color palette with pops of color in a subtle and cohesive way is a great approach to create a timeless interior.
3. Layering the room with different elements, patterns and textiles and etc… is another way to create timeless look since layering always bring in interests, depth, dimensions and personalities to the space.
4. Have something sparkling to create a high-design and high-polished style for the room that is important to you and your family.
5. Yes, fresh flowers please. They help add pops of color and make any room alive in a second. We usually prefer to loose style flower arrangements since they often invoke a relaxing vibe.
Hi, guys, we continue to feel blue today (not sad at all) with From Red carpet Fashion to Home Series. For Billy Porter’s inspired all white interiors, you can click here. For tabletop tips from 77th Golden Globe, you can click here, For Renée Zellweger’s inspired baby-blue interiors, you can click here
And today, we are going to talk about Classic Blue from 77th Golden Globe.
Yes, Classic Blue, Pantone color of the year 2020, obviously are the highlights on 77th Golden Globe.
We feel pretty excited to see how these stars dressed in Classic Blue on the Academies. It is fresh and cool. As you can tell, Classic Blue can be elegant, sexy, noble, royal, or handsome and fashion-forward. The color really makes stars look fabulous on the red carpet.
And we round up some interiors featured with Classic Blue to pair with the above blue outfits. From lacquered midnight walls to sumptuous cobalt textiles, this timeless hue has exploded back onto the design scene in rich iterations. The royal shade’s ability to be both cool and serene or punchy and loud has made it a reliable go-to for designers.
Ready to refresh you home with a touch of Classic Blue, click the following every images for details:
At the beginning of the year, you are properly planning to renovate your home in 2020. So we gather some information here on how celebrities design their home.Design for Entertaining “I entertain for a living, and I entertain,” Jennifer Aniston told AD in 2010, on a tour of her Beverly Hills mansion. “The house has a rather glamorous, old-fashioned Hollywood quality,” she said at the time. “I can just imagine the Rat Pack stopping by; someone is playing the piano, and people are laughing in the next room.” Her home was meticulously designed with warm woods, shag rugs, and Asian influences like koi ponds and a cascading chandelier—and Aniston said she wanted the house to feel like “a big hug. People can get so distracted by static, I love the silence here.” Warm, Inviting just like an oil painting You can click here to read our blog on one of Aniston’s home. Pocket Door and Pink Glass Obsession “I have a pocket door obsession, and a pink glass obsession,” Tyler told AD in 2019, on a tour of her West Village townhouse, which she’s owned since 2001. After a gut renovation, Tyler installed many pocket sliding doors, to allow for privacy or more open, free-flowing spaces. And on the top master floor, she put in a unique skylight. “I decided I wanted to put in this pink tinted glass, and everyone thought I was crazy, but it gives such an amazing warm light to the space.” In the airy master bathroom, she put in sliding pocket doors with pink textured glass panes, combining her two favorite things. Pocket doors and pink accents in Liv Tyler’s New York townhouse. Photo: Max Burkhalter Perfectly Calm and Peaceful. When Jenner took AD on a tour of her new Hidden Hills, California, home in 2019, it was a tranquil, spalike wash of whites, grays and blues, with plenty of plants and contemporary artwork. “My job is so hectic and chaotic. I’m always running a million miles an hour. I wanted my home to feel like a sanctuary, perfectly calm and peaceful,” she explained. “I love a really open floor plan because it makes me feel really zen and relaxed…and colors [like this] just make me feel so calm.” Tranquility was top of mind for Jenner as she designed her space. Photo: William AbranowiczYou can read the rest of the content by clicking here
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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.
Hi, guys, how’s your last day of 2019 going so far? As usual, I suddenly came out some ideas from nowhere on how we are going to celebrate NYE 2019 when I woke up this morning. So I have being busy so far and this is so normal for me on any Eves.
First, the sun is out and the temperature is getting higher today. So I bathed about half an hour in the beautiful sunshine in my lush backyard and feel like a new-born baby after a week-long cold and gloomy weather. I guess this is a great way to finish 2019.
Then I have a desire to learn a little bit of the Ball Drop history because I just read that Waterford finished their crystal panel installation at Time Square for tonight’s Ball Drop.
So here is the little history about the Ball Drop: the first fall drop started in 1907 and the ball was made of wood and iron with 100 incandescent bulbs designed by Artkraft Strauss.
Since then, there are several updates on the ball design. There are altogether 7 versions. in 1999, to celebrate the arrival of the new millennium, the fourth-version ball was replaced by a new design constructed by Waterford Crystal. This fourth ball, measuring 6 feet (1.8 m) in diameter and weighing 1,070 pounds (490 kg), incorporated a total of over 600 halogen bulbs, 504 triangle-shaped crystal panels provided by Waterford, 96 strobe lights, and spinning, pyramid-shaped mirrors. The ball was constructed at Waterford’s factory in Ireland, and was then shipped to New York City, where the lighting system and motorized mirrors were installed.
In honor of the ball drop’s centennial anniversary, a brand new fifth design debuted for New Year’s Eve 2008. Once again manufactured by Waterford Crystal with a diameter of 6 feet (1.8 m), but weighing 1,212 pounds (550 kg), it used LED lamps provided by Philips (which can produce 16,777,216 or 224colors), with computerized lighting patterns developed by the New York City-based lighting firm Focus Lighting. The ball featured 9,576 energy-efficient bulbs that consumed the same amount of electricity as only 10 toasters. The 2008 ball was only used once, and was placed on display at the Times Square Visitors Center following the event.
2008–2009 Ball Drop Times Square
For 2009, a larger version of the fifth ball was introduced—an icosahedralgeodesic sphere lit by 32,256 LED lamps. Its diameter is twice as wide as the 2008 ball, at 12 feet (3.7 m), and contains 2,688 Waterford Crystal panels, with a weight of 11,875 pounds (5,386 kg). It was designed to be weatherproof, as the ball would now be displayed atop One Times Square nearly year-round following the celebrations.
Yearly themes for the ball’s crystal panels continued; from 2008 to 2013, the ball contained crystal patterns that were part of a Waterford series known as “World of Celebration”, including themes such as “Let There Be Light” and “Let There Be Peace”. For 2014, all the ball’s panels were replaced, marking a new theme series known as “Greatest Gifts”, beginning with “Gift of Imagination”.
The numerical sign indicating the year (which remains atop the tower along with the ball itself) uses Philips LED lamps. The “14” digits for 2014 used Philips Hue multi-color LED lamps, allowing them to have computerized lighting cues. And you can read the rest story by clicking here.
So basically the ball we saw today was constructed in 2009 and Waterford changes the triangle panel design yearly based on the different themes. Here are some photos for this year’s triangle panel design:
192 new triangles adorned with the 2020 Gift of Goodwill pattern of three pineapples, the international symbol for hospitality. The new Gift of Goodwill design features three pineapples, the traditional image of hospitality and goodwill.
A select group of 100 Waterford employees — from engineers, glassblowers and technicians — are involved in the design and manufacture of the New Year’s Eve Ball, a process that begins in mid-January.
And of course you can watch their ball drop live stream tonight on their website.
In case you’ll be ringing in 2020 with a glass of bubbly in hand, watching the New Year‘s Eve Ball descend from its flagpole atop One Times Square and crooning. Let’s get cozy in style. I have some recommendations for you:
Hi, guys, happy Boxing Day. I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas Day. In US, we are back to work today and in UK, I guess your guys may have a crazy shopping day today just like the way we are on Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving. I did both and quite understand that hectic shopping experiences. If the physical shopping is not your thing( I know some of you may really enjoy that), I have something quite special for you today. But first thing first, I would love to show your our Christmas table because tabletop setting is always one of my favorites to do during the holidays. I just purely love all of the creative processes.
The flowers and greenery for our Christmas tabletop—yes, they are garden-fresh and are all from our backyard. I used Juniper branches, lemons, lemon leaves, camellias, red Christmas berries. They really help make such a lush and festive centerpiece for our Christmas tabletop. I love fresh real plants, branches and flowers. The natural smell always make me feel we are hosting a party in an outdoor wonderland.
2. Vintage plates. It is quite special to use some vintage plates on Christmas day to show off our special dishes. I always appreciate the details on those vintage pieces.
3. We’ve got some special drinks in stunning crystal cocktail glasses for this year’s Christmas–keto egg-nog
4. Last but not the least, we had some of these cuteClassic Bluecrystal bear miniatures and they truly light up our Christmas dining-table.
Well the special thing here in today’s blog is that since we use a lot of Waterford crystals and Wedgwood plates for our tabletops and would like you to know that they are both offering some amazing after-Christmas deals and you definitely want to check them out either for your NYE tabletop or Chinese New Year’s Table or whatever that special event in the year of 2020. Don’t you agree with me that life is about celebrating about every l moment ? Here are their offerings:
Happy Monday, guys, one day to Christmas Eve. We had a busy weekends and scrolled around the town to experience SoCal Christmas festive. I will soon share some of our fabulous experience here on our blog . Please stay tuned with us.
So for those who still have not made their Christmas decor ready and for those who want to make the perfect final touch and want to continue their beautiful holiday deco through New Year and even through Chinese New Year, I have something very special for you. Yes, bar carts. They can be a very simple open shelves you just grab from Ikea or Amazon, or some fancy designer collection with gold or silver leave finishes. For whatever the style, I got you all covered today. First thing first, let’t take a look some inspirations. I guarantee these bar cart ideas will warm up your heart immediately and make you just want to jump start your own bar cart stying immediately.
So what do you think? After going through all of the above beautiful pictures, I bet we all feel that bart carts are must-haves for our home right? These bar carts not only serve as decorative pieces but also a functional full bars, isn’t that cool? You can style them the way you want–classical, boho, Scandinavia modern…
And of course, we styled our bart cart for our Home for the Holidays 2019 too. Check it out:
As you can see here , by just adding some holiday greenery, sparkling unique wine glasses and our whiskey collections, the bar cart suddenly become our holiday decor super star. So here are 4 ways to style your bar carts for this holiday season:
Focus on essentials. All you need are a few quality spirits to make the classics, a good set of cocktail tools(lime squeezer, muddler, strainer, and mixing tin are key), and some interesting glassware. Plus, buying less means you can splurge on higher-quality spirits. If you have a surplus of wine or liquor, choose the best-looking bottles and store the rest in the pantry.
Use pretty accessories for a layer of Interest and playfuness. Now that you’ve got your basics, it’s time for a shot of style. Color, pattern, and texture all come into play when styling your bar car. Vintage bar accessories such as cocktail stirs or picks are also a charming addition.
Go green and red palette with a touch of crystals, brass and silvers.
Pair with a stylish elegant chair or an art work to create that ultimate holiday vignette.
What can be more excited than setting up a festive Christmas table? And the best part is that we always can try a new fresh color palette.
KHK Designs’s Home for the Holidays 2019-2020—-Christmas Tabletop—featured with Pantone color of the year 2020 Classic Blue, Waterford Crystal wine glasses and candlesticks, Wedgwood dinnerware, GlobalViews accessories to create a festive modern classic tabletop.
So , here is our dining room for KHK Designs’ Home for the Holidays 2019-2020 featured with light lilac Chinoiserie wallpaper and design furnitures in a muted nutral color palette.
Inspired by Pantone color of the year 2020—Classic Blue, we would like to featured this dark blue shade on our holiday table-top. Opposite to the traditional green and red color palette, the blue color palette does deliver a super chic festive feel. And Waterford’s crystal glasses add a touch of glamor to the table. Meanwhile nutcrackers in navy blue and white uniforms talk to blue on Wedgwood’s fancy dinnerwares and Waterford’s dazlling blue holiday wine glasses. So the tables-cape we created for this year’s Christmas is elegant, sophisticated, chic and modern. A pop of red fresh flower centerpiece anchors the whole table and adds another happy and cheerful layer.