Behind-the-Scene Story for our Home for Holidays 2019—Family Room

Good morning. The rain is back to LA this morning.  So it is fresh yet cloudy and a little dark. I guess the perfect spot we are propally  all craving now is by a warm fireplace in a cozy festive living room. So today I am going to share our inspiration behind our Home for Holidays’ family room.

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For this year’s holiday show-house, we want to create a cheerful yet serene atmosphere for a restful holiday seasons. So here comes with this neutral color palette—cream, muted Dutch pink, pearl white, charcoal brown with a pop of pink and light blue.  This color palette is inviting, warm, easy to live with, yet still  reflecting a touch of sophistication with silky sheen, brass accents, crystals, fresh roses. Also, we don’t want to create a too ornate holiday decor yet still love to keep some traditional elements of the old-school charm. After all, that is why  people love Christmas.  So, we mix and match classical and modern furniture to make this family room fresh, fashion-forward, relevant with full of holiday glamour.

Fresh Christmas greenery is another key design element to create that restfulness vibe. We all love to walk–through the woods during the holidays, don’t we? So rather than giving  green junipers a heavy traditional Christmas tree decoration, we simply keep them the way they are and use pretty rustic potteries to hold these fresh natural trees. The contrast of pottery rusticness and other refined holiday decor elements in the room give eye a break. So the mood here is you may have a big family get-together and you may be alone. But whatever your holiday plan turns out to be, you always can celebrate or just chill out here.

All of the furniture we use in this family room are all designer collections. So if you are interested in any particular piece, please email us at  info@khkdesignsinteriors.com with the item number that is under each item.

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For home decor items in our Home for the Holidays 2019—Family Room, please shop  below:

2019 Christmas Tree, Set of 3

Waterford is celebrating the season with festive décor. These traditional and intricat… [More]

Price: $195.00

Treviso 8in Candlestick, Pair

Marquis by Waterford combines versatility with value, using classic Waterford cuts to c… [More]

Price: $129.00
Sale: $89.99

12 Days of Christmas 2017 Lismore Eight Ma…

On the Eighth Day of Christmas you can give the gift of Waterford Crystal with the 12 D… [More]

Price: $70.00
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12 Days of Christmas 2018 Lismore Ten Lord…

Capture the true spirit of Christmas with Waterford’s 12 Days of Christmas – Lismore Ed… [More]

Price: $48.99
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2018 Icicle Ornament

Compliment your holiday décor with this elegant Icicle Ornament. Beautifully strung wi… [More]

Price: $41.99
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2018 Icicle Ornament Set of 3

Compliment your holiday décor with this elegant Icicle Ornament Set, featuring three d… [More]

Price: $104.99
Sale: $69.99

2018 Snow Crystal Ornament

A sparkling addition to any tree, this Snow Crystal Ornament radiates beauty. Elegantly… [More]

Price: $44.99
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2018 Emerald Ball Ornament

Celebrate Irish heritage with this Emerald Ball Ornament. Featuring a variety of striki… [More]

Price: $111.99
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2018 Ruby Ball Ornament

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Price: $111.99
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2018 Mini Ornaments Set of 3

For elegant ornaments that compliment any décor, look no further than the Waterford Cr… [More]

Price: $125.00
Sale: $82.99

2019 Mini Candy Cane Ornament

Waterford is celebrating the season with crystal ornaments. The Mini Candy Cane is a ch… [More]

Price: $45.00

2019 Mini Snowflake Ornament

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Price: $45.00

Here are 60% OFF THE SALES ITEM you definitely can save big and benefit from(some of our favorites as bellow):

Lismore Lace Silver 5×7 Picture Frame

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Cluin Double Old Fashioned pair, w/ Marble…

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Normandy Bowl

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Normandy Vase

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Eastbridge 8in Vase

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Torino 5.8in Candlestick, Pair

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Lismore Lace Silver 8×10 Picture Frame

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EASTBRIDGE 8IN BOWL

Eastbridge 8in Bowl

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Torino 8in Candlestick,Pair

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Price: $89.99
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W Sky Flute, Pair

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W Sky Bowl

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Wild Atlantic Way Rose Bowl

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Lismore Diamond Candlestick Set/3 w/ Marbl…

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Dungarvan 8in Bowl

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Happy Saturday

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5 High-Style Living Rooms with Cream and White Rugs

I am always attracted to neutral rugs such as white and cream since they can complete any sophisticated interiors and add a touch of quiet elegance to these rooms.

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White-on-White—the white rug , ceiling and sofa with varied textures together create soothing yet high-style decor.
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by White Webb.  The cream rug is a perfect backdrop for upholstered classical furniture and adds a touch of modernity into this traditional living room.
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by Margery Wedderburn Interiors, LLCOuld   Crispness and Old-world Charm
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by DH INTERIORS INC.    A oversized rug truly make this living room as a get-away paradise.

 

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By Madeline Stuart & Associates   This cream rug is just like a canvas for the abstract artwork with pop colors.

 

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Happy  Thursday

 

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An Elegant Powder Room in Blue-and-White

Here is the recent powder room we did for the Orange County Hill house. Different from super contemporary entry, we create more traditional vibes for this powder room to give that warmth and inviting feel. The crisp contrast between blue and white and touch of brass on the hardwares  make the space so elegant, light and airy with a right dose of glamour.

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Powder Room in blue-and-White

Shop the Look

Festcool 20″ Classic Blue and White Porcelain Dragon Temple Ceramic Ginger Jar Vase, China Ming Style

Norwall SY33963 Step Stripe Pre-Pasted Wallpaper, Navy, Blue, Beige, Denim, French Vanilla

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LOGANOVA Flat Roman Shade – Blue French Style With Trim. Cotton Fabric with chain mechanism. Custom made

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If you are looking for the designer pieces, please contact info@khkdesignsinteriors.com

 

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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!

 

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Happy Saturday

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Inside of Pacific Design Center—Remembering Cesar Pelli

Cesar Pelli, the renown architect who designed some of the world’s most recognizable buildings, died on last Friday at his home in New Haven. He was 92.  Among his wide-ranging projects, there is one that is hold a special place by Angelenos. That is Pacific Design Center, PDC , to which I was introduced by the name of Blue Whales  when I just entered interior design business and started to shop a lot of prominent brands located  in this trade-only design center.

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I am standing outside of PDC during the lunch time.

Cesar Pelli’s vision of PDC was  “the buildings as oversized fragments fallen to earth, and indeed that is what they look like.  Curbed’s architecture critic, Alexandra Lange, believes the Pacific Design Center will be one of Pelli’s most pivotal works for how he explored form through glass-walled buildings. “The transition to the shaped shiny object that he was then able to tweak and deploy around the globe,” she says. “It’s an approach that bridged from his work in Eero Saarinen’s modernist office, defines Late Modernism, was flexible enough to embrace Postmodernism, and then fairly smoothly transitioned to international skyscraper neo-Modernism. I like the awkwardness of this invention phase.”

I have spent a lot of good time  shopping, learning ,  meeting clients and getting inspired in PDC thanks to Cesar Pelli’s great vision and design.  Just in case, you are curious what it looks like inside, here are some photos I took in the showrooms of PDC.

 

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And you can click here see what’s PDC annual designer markets look like

I found Cesar Pelli’s personal story is quite inspiring.   He won hundreds of architecture awards, including the 1995 gold medal of the American Institute of Architects, its highest honor.   But Mr. Pelli’s success came late in life. He didn’t open his own firm until he was 50, and even then, he said, “It was only because I was forced to.” That happened in 1977, when he was chosen to design the renovation and expansion of the Museum of Modern Art in Manhattan.

You can read more Mr. Cesar Pelli’s story by clicking here 

 

Have a Wonderful Monday

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A Day of Travelling Part I

Our 4th of July trip started out with a little plan. We have a general ideas where we are going and what we would like to do–sighting seeing, eating, drinking, visiting historical architecture, new interiors, chatting with strangers, chilling out by the beach, walking through the woods, etc… Then during trip, there are just as lot of spontaneous decisions, whatever strikes our curiosity…

 

 

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just stop to see these beautiful yellow wild flowers
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a pose by the beach
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hydrangea in bloom
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romantic English pond
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cozy outdoor sitting
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handsome game room

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To be continued, please stay tuned with us.

 

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Colors that Make you Calmer

From fashion to automobile, yes, we see a lot of cream, almond, vanilla colors in 2019. The other day, I just unintentionly picked up a cream hat for myself . It looks so good with almost everything.

 

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Those warm almond/cream colors are classical, soft and timeless. Now, the trend comes to the interiors too. These almond colors truly never go out of style and they do the wonder in the room.

1. DIMITY, FARROW & BALL
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It’s soft, elegant and warm, perfect applied on the trims and also rich enough to stand alone on the walls and ceilings.

“This paint color makes it into a lot of our residential projects. It is the perfect trim color when the walls are deep classic hues but it is also rich enough to stand alone on walls and ceilings themselves. I used Dimity in my bedroom when I moved into my Manhattan home six years ago and I’m still impressed by the softness and elegance years later.” — Anna Beeber

2.NATURAL WICKER, BENJAMIN MOORE

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This is a quite special shade,  not too white, not too yellow, and it looks great with anything.  It is the color of a Marcona almond. IIt will look super elegant snd chic paired with leafy green or the glossiest chocolate brown.

 

3.OXFORD STONE, FARROW & BALL

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This classic dark taupe was inspired by the cottages found in the pretty Cotswold villages of Oxfordshire. It Brimming with warmth and an unmatchable depth, the subtle richness of Oxford Stone creates an earthy and uplifting finish from top to bottom, sweeping across woodwork and walls.

It’s perfect for an English country kitchen while still feeling current and fresh.

 

4.CHINA WHITE, BENJAMIN MOORE

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China white is both cool and warm at the same time. The subtle creamy depth of the color is perfect to harmonize with both vintage elements and contemporary details.

5.NAVAJO WHITE, BENJAMIN MOORE

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Its almondy richness makes it the perfect neutral. Sometimes, if a room does not have good natural light, a sharp white can go a bit gray. This ensures a warmness.

 

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Happy Monday

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5 Trends From Boutique Hotels to Home

Wouldn’t you agree with me If life is about to open curiosity of cabinetry, life will be more fun. I guess that might be the reason that I enjoy design career so much.

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I recently went to BD West —-a boutique hotel design show in the west coast to check out what’s new & trendy in hospitality design industry and also would like to get some fresh ideas that I am  able to apply for home or whatever the projects  in the future.

Here are some pretty cool trends I got from the show:

  1. It’s about luxury experiences:
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Luxury Experience #1—Comfy with a touch of luxury.  This black velvet upholstered club chair is light, stylish and super comfortable.  Love, love the sheen on the black velvet—such a luxury!

2. It’s about having fun:

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Luxury Experience #2—a fun atmosphere.   Duo chandeliers, the gourmet cocktails, the stylish bar setup and moody candles—these all set up a good mood for a chill-out  and cocktail party.  And similarly,  kitchen island area is also the most popular spot at home. So embrace some cool components and make this area a drama!

 

3. Play with patterns and forms

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Love love this black striped garden chair with this cute form.

4. Of course, Pantone color of the year 2019

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The more I look at Pantone color of the year 2019, the more I like it. It is fresh, warm and inviting. Of course the color here is a lighter version of Pantone Color of the year 2019. I love how their pair the color with brass and the artwork with a lot of black—it’s kind of cool. 

5. Last but not the least—-customization, customization and customization.

It’s good to know even in hospitality industry, owners try to develop their own brands and customize whatever possible.  It looks like nobody like cookie-cutters. And one of the things they do customization is using unique decor by hiring local artists.

Monday Mood Board

 

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Monday mood board: modern artwork in vintage pink , mix-and-match tablewares in pink and  emerald green, navy-blue wall paper with modern peacock feather pattern, pink roses.