Happy Valentine’s Day

Guys, Happy valentine’s Day!  It has been raining whole day here in Los Angeles.  It’s a perfect day to enjoy my little world of romance on this raining day. Yet I wish everyone out there safe and stay out of the rain.

I am still in the process to work out our spring collections in fashion, home and art.  It has been a a fun journey so far. Spring is all about hope, freshness, flowers, greenery,  everything beautiful in mother nature.  I have been inspired by nature and by all of the new designs in 2019 everyday. For the vignette I created for Valentine’s Day, it is about all of these—fun, romantic and boho chic:

 

Chinoiserie through the Looking Glass

Moon Festival, which is also known as the Mid-Autumn Festival, is a traditional Chinese Celebration that dates back to the Tang Dynasty. It is celebrated every year on the 15th day of the 8th lunar month in the Chinese calendar when the moon is at its fullest and brightest of the year. Click here to know the details .  To reflect the impact of enchanting Chinese aesthetic on Western fashion and interior design, we put together some beautiful chinoiserie photos on fashion and home decorating based on the trends within past 3 years in this blog. Sit back, relax and enjoy!

On Fashion

Chinoiserie has fueled the fashionable imagination for centuries.

镜花水月中的东方韵味。

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inspired by blue- and- white porcelain
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gold Phoenix print
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imperial yellow
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classic pattern

 

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Above photos are from Vogue.

On Interior Design

“When you have a home that reflects you and your family, you create spaces that last a lifetime” “当你拥有一个可以反映你及你家人的房子时,你便创造了一个永不过时的空间”
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Old photos always show where you are from.

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oriental hand-crafted pieces

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chinoiserie wallpaper backdrop

 

 

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chinoiserie wallpaper and fabric

 

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elegant wallpaper

 

 

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Chinoiserie wallpaper makes a statement

 

 

I hope you enjoy going through these beautiful photos and designs! By the way, don’t forget to have some delicious moon cakes today!

中秋快乐!

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Anna Wintour’s Chic Office

NY Fashion Week is happening now.  Perhaps no one knows the ins and outs of Fashion Week better than Anna Wintour, longtime editor-in-chief of Vogue magazine since 1988 and artistic director at Conde Nast. Donning her trademark black Chanel sunglasses and perfectly styled bob, Wintour has been a fashion-show fixture for decades.   So, what does her office look like?

As seen in a “73 Questions” segment produced by Vogue, Wintour’s office in the old Conde Nast Building was tastefully decorated with a wide variety of pieces.

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Entry

 

It’s open, airy and has  chic mix-and-match of industrial, vintage classical styles. Fresh floral arrangements and French console by the doors lend the hand of ladylikeness  and whimsicalness.

 

 

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Desk and seating area

Love how seating area is arranged  with unique vintage French chaise, chair and ottoman in cream and taupe linen.   Love the cream roman shades with the black trims—a touch of fashion contour.   The antique area rug with subtle red patterns pick up the red color of roses on the desk, adding a little bit of visual excitement in the office.

 

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Desk and decor
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Desk and decor

 

Love how the artworks and objects are arranged in her office —artsy and neat.  The low bench just beneath the window is such a good idea to display the decor objects—it makes the space interesting and organized.

 

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Close look of the chaise

The floral pink pillows are just an elegant and  warm  touch for this neutral color-dominated seating area.  Love Anna’s personal collections—Clarice Cliff Art Deco pottery.

Here are 5 take-aways from Anna Winter’s chic office

 

  1. Warm-tone neutral palette with pops of color. 暖色调的中性背景色, 点缀瑰丽色。
  2. Trimmed roman shades always give an office an upscale looking. 迁边的罗马窗帘提升整个空间的格调。
  3. Mix industrial and traditional  to make it light and fun. 工业化与传统的结合,更显得富有趣而富有创造性。
  4. Artworks show the high taste. 艺术画常常代表高尚品味。
  5. Pillows and flower bouquets make the office feminine. 装饰枕头与大鲜花束富有女性魅力。

Hallway in Pantone Sharkskin

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The inspiration for Fall 2016 color palette is led by the desire for tranquility, strength, and optimism.  The top ten colors begin with the introduction of a neutral: the cool and restful  gray, PANTONE 17-3914 Sharkskin (new).  It’s edgy yet dependable, can be paired with  any of the fall colors.

 

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For the hallway project, we painted sharkskin grey on the accent wall to create calm yet fresh  backdrop for classic furniture–warm-tone mahogany console and gilded mirror.  The application of this gray shade also adds a touch of modern flair in the space.  It’s truly timeless.  The vignette is just like a classic still-life painting, making you want to stop and be present with the moment.

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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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

 

Sunday Moment

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“A Sunday well spent bring a week of content.”  Make sure your Sunday moments are beautiful and stylish.

 

Happy Sunday

Kristi

KHK DESIGNS

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