6 ways to Master the Art of Mixing and Matching for Your Home Decor

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.

  1. Rule #1, always keep an overall color palette  neutral if you are going to take a mix& match approach.
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Color palette–cream, ivory, champaign, blush, muted pastels, blue, orange and gold

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8 Tips to Refresh Your Small Spaces

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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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A Peek at Our Holiday Show-House 2019–2020

A modern classic beauty.

 

 

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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 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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Orange County Hill House Walk-Through

 

 

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A San Gabriel Modern Home Tour

Take a tour at   one of our newest portfolio for a modern house in San Gabriel Valley.

 

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A San Gabriel Valley Modern Home Makeover—Part 3

I have designed some modern interiors for my recent projects. People love SoCal’s  airy vibes  filled with natural lights. Meanwhile, they also would like to incorporate textures, geometric artworks, patterns, pops of color and earthy tones to create an inviting and warm atmosphere. For this San Gabriel modern home project we did, we add a smoke glass chandelier with a brass stem,  several sky blue-pink -background geometric artworks, a grey velvet pouf,  an  oversized blush tufted square ottoman to bring a healthy dose of warmth , interest and depth to the space while we e keep the original motif-patterned Moroccan rug and brown leather swivel chair. Also,   two elegant silver-leafed side tables we placed by the mid-century low-back sectional elevate the space with sophistication and luxury.  So the end result is airy, light yet warm, modern, clean yet glamorous.

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In case you are interested in the designer sider table we used for the project, now it is on our Labor Day promo and here are the details for the piece:

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DIMENSIONS + WEIGHT

WEIGHT:

CUBIC FEET:

51 pounds

12.26

 

MATERIAL:

Pine, Birch, Maple, Metal

DIMENSIONS (IN):

19.5W x 25D x 26H in

DIMENSIONS (CM):

49.53W x 63.5D x 66.04H cm

CARTON DIMENSIONS:

23.400W x 29.100D x 31.100H in

CONFIGURE TYPE:

NORMAL

PRODUCT OVERVIEW:

With double the style and twice the glamour, what’s not to love about this charming end table? Its metal frame features a Lightly Brushed Chrome finish while its signature circular top and bottom shelf are finished in Soft Silver Leaf. Thoughtfully designed, both shelves offer an integrated storage drawer for functionality and with it’s small profile, this cute number can fit just about anywhere.

FEATURES:

Metal frame in Lightly Brushed Chrome. Top and bottom shelfs in Soft Silver Leaf. One drawer in top and bottom shelves. Drawer interiors in Soft Silver Paint.

CONSTRUCTION:

Top shelf: 16″W x 17.5″D Bottom shelf: 18.5″W x 24.5″D Space between shelves: 9.250″

 

 

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A San Gabriel Valley Modern House Living Room Before and After

One of the simple and easy way to refresh your living space is to change your sofa throw pillows. Somehow, piles of pillows with unique design on your sofa always make your living space homy, cozy and elegant. As you know, design is all in the details.  Pillow insert materials, trims, pipings and tassels on pillow design all make a huge difference on the overall looking.

For the project we did in San Gabriel valley, we chose decorative pillows based on the colors and patterns  of  client’s existing Morocan-style rug.

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Living Room After

 

 
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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: