IES LA 2020

We visited IES LA 2020 to check out what’s  new in LED industry. Although it mainly for commercial applications, we did find something interesting.

 

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We always love beautiful fresh flower arrangement.
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Nice design on this modern brass + marble LED table lamp.

 

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LED Wall scones with a cool design
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LED Wall scones with a cool design
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Felt material to reduce noises.
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Felt material to reduce noises.
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Love this clear modern LED pendant.
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This is what they call star carpet.

 

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Enjoy my coffee at the end of the day

 

 

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Las Vegas Winter Market 2020 Trip III–Nomad Hotel

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We often dine in Nomad Hotel LA. So, for this Las Vegas Winter Market trip 2020, we really want to check out Nomad Hotel Las Vegas since it is just in MGM Park and we are always drawn to Parisian design. And yes, we were not disappointed.   In 2016, when MGM Resorts International announced the $550 million renovation and rebranding of the Monte Carlo Hotel, it simultaneously revealed the opening of a 239-room boutique hotel on the upper four floors of the newly rebranded Park MGM Las Vegas. It would be the third location of the luxurious NoMad hotel chain, complementing its existing portfolio of New York and Los Angeles properties.

This hotels-within-hotels idea is actually quite common for many major Vegas hotspots — you can find a Four Seasons hidden within the massive Mandalay Bay resort, or the trendy Nobu Hotel residing on the upper floors of Caesars Palace. These “secret” hotels present an exciting option for Vegas travelers, since there’s typically nothing boutique about the massive, glitzy casino resorts lining the Strip.

Designed by French architect and designer Jacques Garcia, each of the 293 rooms and suites at NoMad Las Vegas are residential in feel and decorated in his timeless style with a distinct New York sensibility.  Jacques Garcia, (born 25 September 1947) is a French architect,[1] interior designer and garden designer, best known for his contemporary interiors of Paris hotels and restaurants.  Each room is appointed with custom furnishings, original artwork curated by Paris-based design studio be-poles, Bellino linens, and large flat screen TVs. Many rooms also feature freestanding pedestal bathtubs and separate water closets. Today we will only focus on the public area. 

The NoMad’s lobby had a dark, moody ambience to it. The atmosphere throughout all public spaces maintained an Old World, refined sense of luxury that seemed rather unique in a city like Las Vegas.

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Vegas never shines away from bounty fresh flower arrangements.

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The classical seating area is dark and moody.  We really enjoy to sit here have a cup of coffee or late afternoon cocktail.

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We love these two black velvet lounge chairs with fringe at the bottoms.

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details on these decorative pillows are amazing.

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Luxurious red velvet seatings echo with red lamp-shaded chandeliers

 

 

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Sumptous tufted banquet.

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Ceiling-to-the-floor draperies elevate the whole dining space.

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We love this white peacock painting.

To be continued.

Need some advises to finish your home projects, or look for custom-made product or need the whole interior design service, please contact us at info@khkdesignsinteriors.com . We are here to help.

Happy Friday

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5 Ways to Create a High Style Room with a Relaxing Vibe

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.

  1. 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.
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Full-body drapery panels, upholstered furniture always elevate a room elegantly in a big way.   Well-made and crafted pieces are always worthy of an investment in a long term. In this dining room design, we pair 4 blush linen upholstered slipper-covered chairs with 2 of Champaign gilded modernized Louis XVI chairs to create a very sophisticated yet relaxing  dining  atmosphere.
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We love these clean-lined modern classic furniture with beautiful details.

Furniture and part of decor items in this Dining Room will be available on our online store soon.

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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.

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We stay neutral for all of main furniture, wall colors and drapery while having pop of color in artworks, crystal vases, fresh flower arrasngments
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We love how  pink, purple, blue play off  with neutral background colors –blush, blue and cream in this dining room. Plus, blue on Waterford tumblers is relevant to the theme color  of 2020— Pantone color of the Year–Classic Blue. You always can easily replace these items as the season is  changing to keep your home fresh year around.
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At this time of the year, we would like to have some touch of  Chinoiserie  not only because they sing with the rest of the room decor also because Chinese New Year is coming and it is the time to celebrate the year of rat with our handpicked oriental decor.

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.

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We love this oriental blue-and-white vase sitting on a white gilded pedestal.
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What an intricate pattern on the large blue-and-white porcelain vase.

4. Have something sparkling to create a high-design and high-polished  style for the room that is important to you and your family.

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Crystal chandeliers and crystal  decor  objects are always our go-to items to create high-style interiors.  In this case, a modern crystal chandelier echos crystal vases on the dining table.  We love to use a group of vases with different sizes to create a more fun and relaxing atmosphere.
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An amethyst Vase is modern and fashion-forward.

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.

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A group of loose flower arrangements in crystal and ceramic vases are chic, cheerful and elegant.  They, for sure, enhance your appetite.

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Happy Wednesday

 

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5 Tips on How to Choose Right Light Bulbs

So often, lighting bulbs are what we often ignore. I am wondering if this is mainly because the lighting fixtures always come without bulbs. What really frustrates me sometime is that  vendors couldn’t provide a complete specs sheet  specially for LED  bulbs. Meanwhile,   consumers don’t really think that these light bulbs are that important. But in reality, they are. Just think about it, by just flipping a switch, your mood changes immediately.  Also, with LED starting to dominate the market , it is a little bit complicated to choose right LED bulbs than the traditional lighting bulbs in terms of color temperatures, dimmability and compatible dimmer options.  Today, I am going to share   5 tips to choose right light bulbs.

1. Focus on fixtures and function

Number 1 rule is to  always make sure the shape and base of the bulb fits into your fixtures. Also understand the purpose of lights: general /ambient lighting, task lighting, accent lighting,  entertains lighting …etc.

2. Understand two terminologies: watts and lumens

Every package has codes on it for the amount of lumens and watts the bulb emits. Lumens are the amount of light emitted from a bulb. The more lumens, the brighter the light. Watts are the amount of energy a bulb uses. In general, the lower the watts, the less energy used.

3. Invest in LEDs

Although I mentioned at the very beginning that choosing right LED bulbs can be little bit complicated than traditional lighting bulbs but LEDS are 70 to 90 percent more efficient than traditional light bulb technologies and last more than a decade.  It can be  a few dollars a piece, and you can end up saving $80 or more over the life of each bulb in energy costs versus a comparable incandescent. As designer, what important to me is the great design flexibility provided by LED lighting such as indirect lighting, sculpture lighting , back-lit etc.

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4. A simple  guide to specify a good LED lighting for residential application

a. Soft white—(2,700k -3,000k)

b. CRI > 90. As a rule, a CRI of 90 or more is considered high and anything below 80 is considered mid-range to low. You can click here to read more

c. Dimmer-ability without flick.

5. Think smart lighting.  If you have different layers of lighting  and more than 5 lighting fixtures in your home, wouldn’t be nice you can just turn on lights without extra hardwares with an ease.  Smart lighting bulbs have a sensor on them and usually require a hub setup. I will talk about this more in a separate blog.

If you are like me and have some hard time to find good chanderlier bulbs, here are my recommendations:

In case you want to get to know a little bit about smart lighting system, here is Lutron’s Caseta bridge system.

Here are some led chandeliers you may be interested in:

Have a Wonderful Tuesday

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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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5 Trends of High-end Lighting 2019 Spring

 

One of the most exciting elements in the design world is lighting thanks to the fast-growing LED technologies. Only couple of years ago, I still had difficulty to find really cool design-oriented LED chandeliers. But, obviously not now.  With advanced LED technologies, we have more freedom to design whatever forms and shapes we want in a non-traditional  way. Here are 5 trends for high-end lighting fixtures  I summarized after attending  several trade shows recently:

  1. LED lighting with different temperature colors.
  2. Sculptural pieces to make a statement;
  3. Large size with multi-materials;
  4. Hand-made;
  5. Details, details, details

Check out the following video to find out what’s cool in high-end lighting by yourself