4 Ways to Create a Fresh Statement out of Your Crystal Pieces

Happy Friday, guys!  We were invited to different parties almost every night this week. I love those beautiful  tabletop decor on each party and really thankful the organizers put up a lot of efforts to make each party sing.  I hope I can share those photos I took from different parties soon. And I have to say that among all of the parties, the super stars are truly those crystal decor in all kinds and they elevate everyone’s mood and make the night so special and prestigious.

I remember that when I started my own design business back then, I had a client who own so many  antique crystal pieces, I was like wow those pieces were very beautiful but they were kind of old school decoration too. As I started to acquire more and more pieces for my clients and myself, I start to realize the ultimate beauty of those hand-made crystal pieces and stunned by a lot of new modern design. I then started to study what will be the best ways to display those crystal art-crafts in different interiors.  And shockingly enough, almost all of my clients no matter what styles they prefer to, they fall in love with those crystal pieces. So today, I am going to share 5 ways to display your crystal decor items and make them shine.

  1. Crystal pieces are made to shine, so please don’t hide them away or wrapped them away. Let them be who they are and shine.
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The purple antique crystal bowl sitting on an acrylic stand in this Scandinavia-modern house entry in San Gabriel Valley.

2. It doesn’t matter it is a crystal bowel or crystal vase, it doesn’t matter how old  those crystal pieces are and how out-of-date they are, one of the best way to show off your crystal pieces  is  to use them for holding your fresh flowers.

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In one of our projects , we used this large crystal bowel with fresh roses to create a statement at my client’s entry.

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3. Use your crystal bowels or vases as  candle holders. Everybody is going to love that flicking candle flames dazzling through crystals.

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4. Yes, for your tabletop to host your beautiful fruits and nuts.

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Happy Friday

 

Amazing Williamsburg® Paint Color Collection by Benjamin Moore

Hi, guys, it’s Monday. So let’s enjoy some Monday Blue:

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The West Parlor at Washington’s Mount Vernon was first painted an eye-popping Prussian blue in 1787.
Courtesy Mount Vernon Ladies’ Assn.

As part of signature 18th century colonial colors, this Prussian Blue truly lighted up my Monday.

This morning, I came across the blog by Quintessence —At Home in Colonial Williamsburg with Anthony Baratta.  

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Collaborating with The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, Benjamin Moore actually introduced Williamsburg® Paint Color Collection with 144 colors back 2013.   Here are some of my favorites:
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Upper Walls:  CW-585  Ewing Blue
Lower Walls:  CW-30  Market Square Shell
Ceiling:  CW-595  Chesapeake Blue
Trim:  CW-5  Harwood Putty
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Walls:  CW-50  Tyler Gray
Ceiling:  CW-650  Palace Pearl
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Walls:  Washington Blue  CW-630
Highboy:  Cornwallis Red  CW-315
Here are several more:
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A stunning example of the depth of color unearthed by Colonial Williamsburg research is seen here in this powder room, painted in Carter Plum CW-355.
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Bassett Hall Green CW-480, shown on the walls of this stairwell, with risers in Geddy Gray CW-720, reflect how the traditional paint colors of the Williamsburg® Paint Color Collection can combine distinct colors for a fresh and sophisticated look.
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Well you can tell  that the color palettes for Williamsburg Paint Color collection are truly timeless and quite adapt to today’s contemporary living.
In case you are planning to do some fresh make-over for your home to celebrate the coming holiday season, this might be the perfect paint collection for you. And you can explore the whole Williamsburg® Paint Color Collection by clicking here
And of course, if you would like to learn more about autistic colonial colors in 18th century such as Prussian Blue I mentioned at the very beginning of this blog, you can click here to read more.
In addition, we have curated a set of Williamsburg home decor accessories for you here:
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The Chinoiseries door surround in the Supper Room of the Governor’s Palace in Williamsburg, Virginia, inspired the Fincastle Mirrors. Made of solid hardwood, covered in antique silver metal leaf with an antique lacquer finish. Get the Price
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The brass sculptures of tea drinking Chinese men, named “Hyson” and “Bohea” were inspired by 18th-century tea accoutrements held by The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, for Chinese teas were popular in 18th-century Virginia. The historical impact of tea cannot be understated. British demand for tea wares sparked the Industrial Revolution, and a British tax on tea led to the American Revolution. Colonial Williamsburg’s bountiful collections of 18th-century tea wares – made to accommodate the new social ceremony?which are designed with a “Trend Meets Tradition” approach that keeps them fresh. The English have been smitten with Asian goods and designs “in the Chinese taste” since Catherine of Braganza brought a dowry of Asian trade routes to her marriage to King Charles II of England in 1662. The WILLIAMSBURG “Bohea” and Hyson” sculptures were motivated by a print in the Colony. Get the Price
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Take a step back through time while peering into the Governor’s Palace Mirror from the WILLIAMSBURG collection. The neoclassical design of the past has been updated to fit in any modern space. Get the Price

Happy Monday with a Lot of Blue

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Fall 2019 Luxury Home Decor and Furnishings Trends

Well,  I am so so glad that finally I am able to sit in front of my Mac and blog again. I had a crazy schedule in the past two weeks between work and fall markets and new product launchings. But I feel pretty awarding after I started to put things together and truly got inspired by all of the new color palettes, fabric, decor objects, concepts, styles… I highlighted the 6 trends for luxury home decor and furnishings market in the following video: Organic; Color & Pattern; Modern; Form; Warm and Inviting; Refined; Mixed and Match. You can just lay back and enjoy!

 

In case you are interested in getting any designer piece, please contact info@khkdesignsinteriors.com

 

 

Happy Saturday

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Art of Living–16 Living Rooms with Stunning Sectional Sofas

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Sectional sofas not only bring in the additional seating but also styles by incorporating versatile fabric,  pattern and colors. And they can be totally stunning and a way of art of living.

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a Cozy Sectional Sofa with a Wing Chair
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Modern Sectional sofas create a contrast with a classical-style architectural living room.
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Always love tufting  on the seat–very stylish.
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Modernism
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Clean,Calming and Elegant
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Mid-century Modern
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Comfy
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Fashion-forward
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Enveloped cozy seating area
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Stylish
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Handsome
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Quiet Elegance
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Casual and pretty
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Able to enjoy the nice  view with this low-back sectional.
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Just about the right size.
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Game Room

Happy Friday

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6 Designer Wall Covering Ideas to Uplift Your Interiors II

Hello, guys, TGIF! It’s another long and hot week. I hope everyone is still doing great!  Have you read my 6 Designer Wall Covering Ideas to Uplift Your Interiors I? If you haven’t, please click here to read And today, I am going to share the rest 3 ideas that you can do  to elevate your living space without doing big construction job.

4. Hang some artworks (or create a gallery wall) that talk to you and coordinate or uniform your current interiors. The frame, the theme, color palettes, the arrangement and how high you should hang them onto the walls all play important roles to create that pleasant artsy decor. Click here to learn some tips on how to hang your artwork like a pro.

 

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I really love how they hang this artwork on the blush wall of this pastry’s outdoor space. It is a very chic outdoor space like indoor. The pastel color palette of the artwork is similar to the blush wall background.  Yet pop of the color on the artwork  really make the whole space alive.
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Again, the artwork on the wall with pop of violet color adds a freshness to this monogram-themed space—chic and fashionable
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One of the traditional projects we did—the liliac elegant drapes pull out the lilac and lavender colors on the artworks on the wall to create cohesive and harmonious vibe.
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another project we did—the pink paint on the background wall pairing red color on lady’s dress creates very romantic, feminine feeling for the space.
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One of our project–the black and white print on the wall is calming this home office with saturated colors and bold patterns.
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one of our projects—the same creams color palette on the wall and in the artwork creates this  dreamy lounge area.
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a pink vintage print pairing 2 modern Emerald Green curved chairs—-fresh and elegant

5. Stencil them up. You may not a big fan of wallpaper, although they are not your grandmother’s wallpaper and there are tones of cool designs out there and they are also much easier to get rid of in case you change your mind. You can stencil you walls instead. The key thing here is you’d got some patterns that work in your space and you have a good painter who know how to do a good job.

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One of our projects—instead using stripe wallpaper, we stenciled the vanity wall  with stripe pattern.
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one of our projects—the vanity wall in this powder room is tiled with  large-format tiles and mother-pearl mosaic inserts from Italy. To save the cost, we stenciled the wall on the both sides of vanity walls in light gloss gray and matte gray— subtle yet still make a statement 
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We totally custom-made this rose stencil walls in my client’s dining room. You can click here for the details.

6. Just install an over-sized mirror to bounce light, reflect space, create a dilution of much bigger space.

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Hope you stay cool in another hot afternoon

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Holiday ShowHouse of KHK Designs 2018—2019

It might be a little bit late to post our Holiday ShowHouse 2018–2019.  But come on, it’s still Jan of 2019 and Chinese New year is coming.  So it’s time to be festive and it’s time to celebrate.

The inspiration of our Holiday ShowHouse 2018—2019 is inspired by Pantone Color of the Year 2019–Live Coral—fashionable, bold, youthful, energetic and innovative.  After several years of muted color palettes, millennium pink and grey, we feel it is time to break through to celebrate holidays with something fresh. Therefore, we are able to stay prospective for the future.  Meanwhiles, Holidays are truly about traditions. We mix and match traditions with modern, Live Coral with vintage pink, emerald green with hot pink, camel with purple, Chinoiserie accessories with minimalism furniture, geometric patterns with classic forms and fine crystals with organic ceramic.   The end result of this year’s holiday show house decoration is fun, edgy, playful  yet still elegant and sort of traditional.  Enjoy!

 

Click here to watch Holiday Show-house of KHK Designs 2017—2018

Click here to watch Holiday Shophouse of KHK Designs 2016—2017

Work Beautifully

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What is your dream workspace?  My office fantasy is the one:

  1. Have a lot of natural lights;
  2. Have a big lacquer work desk;
  3. A comfortable seating;
  4.  A stylish antique chair upholstered with chinoiserie fabric;
  5. And fresh flowers.

What about yours?