The Magical Power of Textiles at Home

What makes a house home often is the coziness and warmth that we are feeling. Mid-century modern and stark minimalism have dominated our home furnishing market for a long, long time. When we pay attention to the details of these styles, the interiors usually ,from floor to ceiling, to walls ,  most of furniture are often hard-surfaced. They inevitably give us a very cold feeling. All of the hard-surface can hardly absorb the sounds. But textiles just do the opposite. So if we would like to create a soothing and quiet home, make sure you use different textile applications for our home. Today, we are going to talk about  7 benefits of using textiles at home.

1. They bring in fresh colors, textures and patterns. By doing so, they give depth, dimension and interest to any space. They simply make us feel excited.

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A Relaxing and Soothing Master Bath by KHK Designs

After another busy week packed with endless Instagram Lives, IGTVs, Zoom meetings, designing and reading,…etc.,  we feel we kind of need  some relaxing time in a super soothing master bath.  So, what does your dream master bath look like?  A relaxing color palette, a good lighting deign, natural light and some soft touches like clean-lined silky drapery panels and roman shades with elegant trims … We have it all in the below master bath we designed for the Client.

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It’s All in Details

One of fun things for us to do an interior design project is to customize a piece of furniture that not only fits into client’s space, satisfies client’s needs, but also brings in intricate sophistication by focusing on details. Yes, small details truly matter and they are the final touches to create a dream home with sophisticated interiors you have being desired for many years. Those details can be if your LED chandelier is warm-dimmable, or your home office chair gives your options to recline with comfort, or the sizes of your sofa is long enough and deep enough for you and your family chill out on it or the structure and cushion of the sofa support ultimate comfort  and durability.

Here is an example how we focus on the details of a  lounge chair we customized for the client for her home office. The client wanted a super stylish chair she was able to seat on and relax during her stay there. And the challenge is that only space  that is available is a small corner   and the office door is  pretty narrow for any large scale of furniture to get in.   In order to satisfy client’s needs, we decided to do our own design from scratch and customized the pieces locally. There are a lot of behind-of-door work and one thing I can share here is all of the trims and piping we used on the chair, ottoman and pillow to delivery that glamorous designer-look.

 

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Global Home Tour III–a Sophisticated London Home

Today, we are going to tour  the super stylish Creative Director of VistaJet – the world’s premiere private aviation service – Nina Flohr’s London home.  You can clickhere and here to read the first two episodes of our global home tours.

We love  her jewel-tone warm color palettes, the mix of elegant textile patterns , sumptuous furnishing material finishes and a cozy and laid-back vibe.  Let’s take a look together.

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The subtle gold wall-covering elevates and lights up a narrow hallway . A fresh orange flower arrangement adds a dose of excitement. We love the view in the hallway that is able to see a very elegant drapery on the landing area of the stairs , which hints a sophisticated taste for the rest of the home.
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The almost monogram of color of green creates such an elegant, soothing and luxurious feel while the mustard lounge chair, bright yellow flowers and pink on the artwork truly spice up this lovely living room.  A neutral nature are rug ground the whole space and let the eye take a break from all of the greens here.  The mood here is quiet yet cheerful—a kind of feeling we are all desperate to create for our home.

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3 Ways to Add a Chair to Your Bath for Coziness and Style

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A bathroom needs to be clean and tidy first and all the time. But it doesn’t need to be purely functional , cold,  and utilitarian, especially if you appreciate a nice atmosphere for bubble baths or mirror selfies.  By adding a cozy chair, you’ll be amazed at how much it warms up the space and bring in a big style. To spark some creativity in your own home, we’ve collected a slew of bathroom ideas to help you create an oasis for spa-level relaxation and style at home.

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A petite  natural wood or wicker stool will bring a touch of outdoor freshness to you bath to create a Zen-like soothing atmosphere.

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An upholstered chair injects a dose of  elegance and warmth to any bathroom big or small.

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Home Tour—a Charming Californian Abode

 

With bombarded news on Cov-19 on  everyday, we are eagerly looking for some beautiful design that wow us and let us get away for a while yet still let us feel relevant and the comfy of home. Then we came across this redesign of a Newport home by Peter Dunham on Veranda Magazine.  We got to know Pete through his fascinated textile collections —bright colors, sophisticated patterns , layered casual and vintage vibes , and his inspirational story how he got evolved to design  from real estate industry.

 

The house is located in Newport,  California  and the home owners bought it more than 25 years ago. Not satisfied with the limited nature light thanks to the house’s traditional  L shape, the home owners did several remodeling throughout years.  and now theirs kids are all grown up and they would like to have some new exciting changes to start their new chapter in life. . The wife is gardener and love cooking.  She entertains a lot outdoors.  So, let’s have a tour on this charming adobe together.

 

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Architect Bob White of Forest Studio did such a great job by moving  the footprint forward on the lot to embrace a pool and open up more outdoor living and entertaining areas.  In the picture above, we love how the new-built white pool house are against against a backdrop of big pines and eucalyptus just like a dreamy English country house.

 

 

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And for indoors, the home owners hired Pete Dunhum to re-imagine their house because they love how he layers vintage with contemporary art.  In the picture above of living room, we can see a large  contemporary artwork by Jennifer Bartlett nicely contrasts  with an antique mantle, vintage Syrie Maugham armchairs  and a round ottoman which  make the space collected and rooted.

 

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From the picture above, this is totally Peter Dunham’s signature style—-vibrant Indian textiles, exotic furniture pieces all mix up with soft British parsley roman shades, mid-century modern wall cones in a warm and feminine backdrop of  a warm peach wall paint.  The color palette in this room is pulled out from a contemporary artwork on the wall to guarantee a cohesiveness in this space.  We love the vibrant English cottage vibe in this space.

 

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This all-white kitchen is definitely our favorite. The all-white color palette keeps the cool of a beach house while the natural wood on the chairs and hardwood flooring invite warmth to this kitchen.  A custom-made brass-steel island range-hood is a focal point of the kitchen and also indicates that the wife is a serious cook.

 

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Now it comes outdoor.  We love this cute  planting nook  under the poolhouse stairs with a window to usher light into the workspace.

 

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Textiles on this outdoor blue-stone banquette are just as sophisticated as indoors.

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6 Ideas for Your Chic Easter Tablescape

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Easter is a time for bunnies,  eggs,  blossoms, color, celebration and a chance to refresh and welcome spring.   This year, Easter falls on Sunday, April 12. And you still have time to  plan the pieces to display for your Easter setting and tables-cape.

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From bunny themed dinnerware, flatware, to adorable treats, cake-stands,  glass figurines, pastels, bight colors, and luxurious fabric, today we are going to share 6 ideas to bright up your Monday.

  1. Pastels—the mood is soft, tranquil and inviting.

Because Easter occurs in spring, the colors of flowers and flowering tree blossoms are often in the range considered “pastel”. Light blues, turquoise, yellow, green, pink, white, and lavender are all examples of such colors. Also, light orange or coral colors and light shades of turquoise are pastel Easter colors.

 

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2. Display of bunny figurine to  create a touch of festivity.

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3. Easter egg ornaments—old-wold or chic, modern and ultra-sophisticated bring us a lot of fun to play with.

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4. Bunny-themed flatware and dinnerware  put you in a such light and playful mood.

 

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5. Floral-themed plates and romantic and sophisticated, bringing in outdoor garden inside.

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6. Luxurious fabric uplifts your Easter Table-escape

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Global Home Tour I—a Beautiful Lebanon Guest House in the Mountains

At this special time, most of us probably cannot travel far away to see  and explore different cultures.  But thanks to internet, we are able to virtually experience some of the most amazing  exotic destinations to cope with life that is full of uncertainties.  Today, we are going to share with you a beautiful Lebanon getaway that is our love at the first sight.

Located in in the mountains near Kfour, a village about 45 minutes north of Beirut, the Beit Trad guesthouse ,  a traditional Lebanese mountain home that Sarah Trad restored and converted into a guesthouse with the help of architect Fadlo Dagher and interior designer Maria Ousseimi welcomes guests with its  Lebanese tradition of hospitality. The guest house also doubles as Sarah’s own personal retreat.

 

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The owner of Beit Trad guesthouse , Sarah Trad , is a Beirut psychologist who co­founded Skoun, an outpatient center for addiction.
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The home’s stone facade.
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In the living room of the main house, the custom sofas in a Rubelli fabric are topped with pillows covered in vintage African textiles, and the Syrian inlaid mother-of-pearl armchair, Turkish chandelier, and table and chairs by Eero Saarinen for Knoll are all vintage. A papier-mâché hippo from a Paris flea market hangs over a vintage photograph of a masked ball. The vintage prints depicting classical armor (left) are from Ann-Morris.

In the picture above, we love how sumptuous Rubelli velvet fabric and modern Saarinen table and chairs juxtaposes with old world vintage pieces such as an antique rug, a chandelier and wall prints.  The mix of present and past always injects interest and personality to any space.  What really draw us to this living room is its cheerful and fashion-forward red, plump and purple color palette which stands out from  a white wall backdrop. What cannot be better to sit in a beautiful room with fresh flowers, a lot of books, artwork and vintage pieces and of course sunshine.

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The table is set with Syrian glassware and vintage plates; the Lebanese pendant is original to the house.
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In the above picture, we are really impressed by a Classic Blue tablecloth with vintage local prints  serves as a canvas to  showcase the delicate dinnerware and beautiful local roses.  Different tasteful textiles on the dining chairs in similar color families  add visual interest yet  still stay cohesive. When things aren’t right in the world, wouldn’t be nice to just sit at  a beautiful cozy table to take time to enjoy a meal or have a cup of tea?

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The chair is vintage, and the table is from Artisans du Liban et d’Orient.
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Who wouldn’t love to sit here to enjoy a breathtaking Mediterranean sunset view? A striped upholstered cushy lounge chair  invites us to take a seat on it with a cocktail. The mood here is casual and relaxing.

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23 Glamorous Home Libraries That Cheer you Up

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A stylish home library is everybody’s ultimate dream.  It is a place where we unwind and relax with some good readings.  It doesn’t matter your style is modern, BoHo, traditional or anything in between, read on to get inspired for creating your own unique reading nook.

  1. White-on-white color palette creates neutral-themed room that is chill and calming. with neutral decor, you can play with texture and subtle patterns—even a micro-print stands out when the rest of the room is monochrome.
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All of the paneling and trim work adds a touch of elegance and sophistication to this white-on-white library. We love this curved modernized sofa against a curved wall which not only maximizes the usage of the space but also is super stylish. The French sofa frame and trims on the chairs give this room a tailored look.

 

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50 Chic Breakfast Nook Ideas III

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We all feel that a formal dining room can feel too fancy for everyday use while a breakfast nook is meant to be comfortable, approachable, and conducive to intimate conversations and meals.  Whether it’s a banquette in the corner of a kitchen  an inviting   dining set-up in front of eye-catching bay windows, or an unique table setting  in the center of a kitchen, breakfast nooks are the perfect way to add color, texture and style to your home.  Therefore, you can start your day here in a cheerful mood. We put 50 chic breakfast nook ideas together here and you may see and learn  how  your are going to create your own , showcase your  aesthetic and celebrate the joy of sharing an intimate meal with family. If you haven’t read part I & II, you can click here  herefor the details. Today, we are going to continue part III.

Color of Blue

Having a touch of color of blue will bring calming and relaxing vibes to any breakfast nooks. Plus, a dose of blue in a light-filled spaces is refreshing and intrigues deep thinking process.

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A light-filled breakfast nook decorated with varied striped plush pillows in blue.

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A pair of pale blue modern mid-century dining chairs look youthful and fresh here.
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A touch of blue on the vase and dining chair seat cushions add another dimension and playfulness in this all-white high gloss modern kitchen.
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These two ice-blue upholstered vintage dining chairs add drama and style to this simple modern kitchen.
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Charm of Lucite Chairs

Lucite chairs bring lightness and modernity to a breakfast nook. When paring with old-word wood dining table, the contrast is very fresh and interesting.  Crystal clear Lucite chairs add visual interest and fashion to the spaces.

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Classic mid-modern century furniture combined with unique lighting fixtures and tabletop sculptures to elevate any breakfast nook.

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