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.
The beginning of the new year is a great time to create a new look for your home. How excited it is! Today we are going to share 8 tips to fresh up your small spaces. But first of all, we will need to have a right mindset—a small space can have a big style. We guess you are with us. So please read on and see if any of the following advises can be of help to you.
Step 1: Choose a small space that you use daily and need an update to make this space organized and stylish so you feel your life can be on the track in 2020. They can be your kitchen open shelves, your pantry, your powder room, your entry,…etc. And of course your dress room. You may say that I don’t have a room for dressing up myself. That is ok. It can be a corner of your bedroom or your closet or your master bath. What ever it is, we will need some essentials to make things happen. All right, so today we are going to use dress room or dress space as a case study.
We actually just re-designed this dress room from a closet. A good thing about this closet is that it has a tall window. So step 2 to transform any small space is to bring in a lot of natural light if you are lucky. If that is not your case, you always can throw in some table lamps, floor lamps or indirection LEDs to create pretty cozy atmosphere.
Step 3 is to have a fresh paint for your small space. A new coat of paint will change your space in a second. If your small space has a lot of light, we recommend to go for light color just like we did for this small dress-up room. And if your small space is a complete dark space without any window, we recommend to use rich tones to create an enveloped jewel box. So you can totally relax there with your weekend home-made cocktails or Kabucha tea.
Step 4: Upholster anything you have in that space, it can be a vanity chair , a makeup desk or a bench. You can even add some trims for your upholstered piece just like the way we added Grace key trims for the below makeup desk. The trim detail will uplift your small space in a big way.
Step 5: Layer up different styles and different elements to make your small space fun and interesting with your personality. We add a pretty modern pillow in this dress room to break away from the dressy style and still have the pillow in blush color to keep the cohesive vibe.
Step 6: Have sparkling crystals to make your small space dazzling.
Step 7: Have some fresh flowers or preserved flowers to make your small space alive.
Step 8: Yes, art please.
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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.
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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, 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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
3. Use your crystal bowels or vases as candle holders. Everybody is going to love that flicking candle flames dazzling through crystals.
4. Yes, for your tabletop to host your beautiful fruits and nuts.
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abAre you still looking for the ideas for your Christmas decor or holiday gifts?
Maybe you have been so busy and may need some inspirations to get your holiday tasks going. Yes, we have something quite special for you:
Well, what do you think? All of these Christmas tree decor and festive table-tops put you in the holiday mood? We know we are. Today is all about crystals for Christmas since they light up everybody’s mood, bring holidays cheers and a touch of luxury and sophistication to our holiday celebrations. It doesn’t matter your house decor is classical, traditional, old-house charm, Mid–Century, Scandinavia modern, contemporary, Millennium chic, Bohemia, beach lay-back, rustic, farm-house style, a crystal chandelier, a group of crystal vases with fresh flowers, a delicate collectable hand-made crystal bowel, adorable crystal ornaments shining among your greenery, crystal drink-wares sparkling by your fire-place will, for sure, light up your home, bring a lot of cheers and create one of those magical beautiful moments for you, your family and friends during holidays.
Crystals for Holiday Ornaments
We fall in love with these adorable crystal ornaments immediately. What about you?
Crystal Candle Holders
Just imagine, you put these elegant and dazzling scented candles by your windows on holiday evenings, you will put a big smile on the face of everyone passing by. We are sure that they will send you some good wishes. Holiday is about spreading holiday cheers, right?
Vases & Bowels:
All of the images above from Waterford official Instagram account and you can click here to get more inspirations My clients love Waterford crystal not only because they make beautiful pieces, have several designer collections but also some pieces are pretty accessible too. And as you know, we love mix high and low in our design to just make the decor more interesting.
My goodness, these crystal vases are so delicate and they will upscale your holiday decor in a second. We specially love Jeff Leatham’s collection. What about you? By the way, we will talk about Jeff Leatham in another blog since we are one of his super fans. So please stay tuned with us.
One of our holiday memories is to toast around fireside on the holiday evenings just to cheer and relax. We believe that you can relate too. I have this Client Lei and she said that every time the family toasts holidays, somehow by holding Waterford stemware always makes her feel very special.
The good news is that for a limited time only, Waterford is offering lowest prices (up to 40% off) on some holiday items . The offer ends December 16th at 11 AM ET. Plus,FREE Ground Shipping On Orders $50+ by Dec 16th for Ground Shipping in time for Christmas Delivery. So, hurry up, grab your holiday fancy goodies with unbelievable price-cut when supply last:
The holiday season is just around the corner. we hope you are excited as much as we are. As you know, all of the beautiful things are out there. After all , the holidays are about celebrating the special moments with family and friends. So plan the celebration ahead and plan it well.
There are many many ways to decorate your holiday home. And besides Christmas trees, greenery garlands, for sure, can play off another drama for your holiday decor. You can get them from Trader Joe, nurseries, flower markets or DIY by yourself. The key here is to get the real one. We guarantee the natural lush greenery garlands will instantly fresh your mind, put you in the mood and make you feel like you are in paradise.
So today, we are going to talk about 5 ways to leverage these natural greenery garlands:
Hang around your front door to gracefully greet your guests.:
2. Drape around the stair rails.
3. Beautify your china cabinet.
4. Yes, hang above your bed to have a sweet dream about Santa.
5. Drape loosely on your open shelves decorated with in-season citrus fruits like lemon and lime.