Living Room Before-and-After–3 Ways to Elevate Your Living Room in a Second

 

Hi, guys, hope you are having a big Labor Day weekend plan, for example, doing a quick make-over for your home and ready to go strong in the rest of 2019. If so, I am going to share 3 ways to do a quick make-over for your living room.

 

  1. Declutter as much as you can. By doing so, your mind is kind of going through cleansing too. Guarantee you will feel super refreshing after the task.
  2. Get some new decor pillows with new colors and patterns.  If you would like to know which color is in, please click here
  3. Have fresh garden-cut flowers on your coffee table. And if you need to know how to style a coffee table, please click here

Check out the recent makeover we just did for a modern living room in San Gabriel valley.

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Here is before-and-after. I am sure you have no questions to chill out in the After. We got inspiration from client’s rug and pull out the color scheme out of it—peach, blush, teal, blue and cream.

 

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We like to use a brass tall vase to anchor the space which also  adds a touch of luxury to the laid-back easy-breezy modern space.

Happy Saturday

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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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A San Gabriel Valley Modern House Living Room Before and After

One of the simple and easy way to refresh your living space is to change your sofa throw pillows. Somehow, piles of pillows with unique design on your sofa always make your living space homy, cozy and elegant. As you know, design is all in the details.  Pillow insert materials, trims, pipings and tassels on pillow design all make a huge difference on the overall looking.

For the project we did in San Gabriel valley, we chose decorative pillows based on the colors and patterns  of  client’s existing Morocan-style rug.

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Living Room After

 

 
Happy Wednesday

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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 tips to Hang Chandeliers in Your Living Room with tv

Have you ever had this situation: you want to hang a chandelier in your living room, but there is a TV. You are concerned that either a chandelier will block the view or there will be glares when you are watching TV.  Therefore, your living room looks forever unfinished without proper lighting design.  I totally get you since we have several clients are just like that.

 

First of all, I am always a big believer that a chandelier will definitely  add drama and warmth in your living room. So my suggestion is please be open-minded and see what can be done to achieve functionality and great aesthetic at the same time.

So, let’s take a look at some design out there:

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Well, now you feel it may be ok to hang a chandelier in the living room with TV. And those chandeliers do make living rooms homy, cozy and elegant.  If you like modern home design and not a hard core of minimalism,  there are 3 tips to achieve the goal since an extra layer particularly for a modern home design always does the trick.

  1. Always check out the overall height of chandelier and always go for the ones with adjustable heights. You even can choose the ceiling-mount fixtures.
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drama yet clean

2. Choose the chandelier that either add personality or nicely blends in the surroundings. It is just like the artwork in the air.

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3. Install dimmer for your chandelier to avoid glares when you watch TV.

 

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I hope you found those tips work.

 

Happy Thursday

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Pretty in Pink

What is your Wednesday mood?  We are in the mood for some hot pink because it’s chic, warm, pretty, elegant, feminine and energizing.

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Happy Wednesday!

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Lavender is Ladylike


Wouldn’t you agree with me that lavender is ladylike ?  It’s refreshing, chic and elegant.  It’s a symbol of spring garden.  When it reaches middle of February we are really looking forward to spring.  Lavender , blush, pale blue with the pops of bright yellow and  pink truly make this living room a heaven.  Mix-and-match of chinoiserie, stripes and bold exquisite geometric pattern on the sofa trims make the room formal, sophisticated and whimsical.

 

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happy Tuesday

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A Mix-and-Match Living Room

From beginning of the year, we truly have fun to mix and match the room designs for the projects.  There are several key factors to bring everything together with harmony in a depth:

  1. Repeat the color palette to get the flow going.
  2. Use same colors but in different shades.
  3. Use same colors but in different textures.
  4. Laying the room to bring interest and depth to the room.
  5. Always pick up colors from area rugs or artworks for the rest of furnishings.
  6. Muted neutrals provide the best backdrop.

Here is a living room we just designed.  The patterns, textures and colors in the artwork is the key to inspire the overall decor.

 

Happy Tuesday

A Living Room Vignette Inspired by Pantone Fall 2016 Colors

September is here!  Times just goes so fast.  I still feel we just started a new 2016.  And now it’s September!   When fall starts, we are naturally attracted to the saturated warm colors.   I am on the same path, too.   I like colors.   Inspired by Pantone Fall 2016 colors,  we created room vignettes for 2016 fall season.  I am so excited to share with you right here.  On today’s blog, I am going to show you a super warm, fashionable and chic living room by using Pantone Spicy Mustard, Aurora red, Riverside and Airy Blue.

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Spicy mustard is warm and inviting just like the sunlights in the fall.    We light it up a little bit and used it on the paneling walls paired it with bold Aurora Red on a channel-back long sofa with fringe trims.  The whole theme is now becoming chic and sexy.  The living room is no longer grandma’s yellow sunny room, but with a touch of Hollywood glamor. Both Riverside and Airy Blue are accents colors in this room.  We used them on the table lamp, decorative objects to infuse the space with some cool fresh feelings.  Here is the room:

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We have talked about this sofa on our blog before.  Now we used in this room.  Again, channel-back sofa is in and we love the vintage yet still very modern and feminine feeling.

 

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Red Velvet Channel-back Sofa

 

The floral pattern upholstered chair is so elegant and feminine.  The shades of pink, red, green, blue and yellow on the chair create a such nice contrast with saturated mustard and red colors. Don’t you agree that althrough we are attracted to warm fall colors in the Fall season, we still desire  a chill of spring feel?  So why not make it happen in our home?

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Upholstered Floral Chair

The gilded bench picks up the mustard color from the wall.  Now we see there is a conversation going on.

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Gilded Bench

 

 

The dark brown shade on iron chandelier kind of balances off  the saturated warm colors in the space yet the sparkling crystals on the lighting still emphasize the elegance .  The clean-line shape of the chandelier is a nice contrast with the curved sofa and bench.

 

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Iron Chanderlier

 

The chevron pattern  lamp shades  are custom-made.  The pattern adds youthfulness to the space to make it fun and playful.

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Royale  blue vase is a jewelry box in the room.

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royal blue porcelin vase

 

Truly love these oversized vases.  They add a modern flair into the room.

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Love this flower shape plate.

 

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Love the trim on the table by the long red sofa— very cotour.Screen Shot 2016-08-31 at 12.52.25 PM

 

 

This black-white art work with gold frame anchored the whole room.

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Let us know how you like the room and colors.  Most items here are custom-made, if you are interested in any of them.  Please contact us.

 

Happy Friday

 

Kristi

KHK DESIGNS

 

A Living Room Makeover

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This client’s original living room had a mixing style.  The original drapery was quite old-school and sofa was  Italian modern.  After talking to the client and getting to know what she favors, we decide a modern classic style for this room.  Here is what we did:

  1. Use brass drapery rod to give the window treatment a clean modern classic feeling.
  2. Pale-blue french-pleatED silk drapery truly upgrades  the room and adds a touch of classy to the space.
  3. The upholstered earthy-tone velvet clean-line tuxedo sofa is chic, modern yet inviting.
  4. The modernized alabaster  table lamp a with light gold silk shade nicely blends in the new soft  color palette.
  5. The pop of pillow colors and patterns truly made the room alive and fashionable.

The end result is such a adorable living room with a feminine touch.  and it is youthful, light  and interesting.