8 Ways to Update your Home with Budget

Remodeling is always a such a daunting job for most of home owners.  There are so many factors you have to consider.  Here are 12 ideas can pay them off in the long run.

  1. Paint walls.  A fresh coat of paint can breathe new life into a space, tidy up faded walls, and works to set the stage for the look and feel of the room.

 

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2. Paint the front door.

Curb appeal is everything, a fresh coat of paint, polished hardware, and a tidy porch will catch the eye of buyers every time.

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3. Paint kitchen cabinets

The kitchen is the heart of the home and the place where family and friends hang out together all the time.  The instant make-over of your kitchen is to paint those cabinets.   Paint can work wonders on everything, and kitchen cabinets are no exception.  If you like kitchen and colors, here are some inspirations.

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Click here to lear how to paint kitchen cabinets

4.  Invest in architectural details such as millwork and trim.  The moldings and frame always give a home a sense that it is ‘finished’ and can make people feel that the space has been carefully constructed with quality.

Alyssa Kapito, Holiday House 2017, NYC.
Alyssa Kapito, Holiday House 2017, NYC.

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A Reading Room Before-and-After

Kick off the new year with neutrals, white-on-white, chinoiserie, stripe and French country style. Another before-and-after from us.  Enjoy!

Happy Wednesday

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5 Ways to Create Formal Casual Home Style

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#TuesdayTransformation again!   Here are 5 steps we did to make this entry look traditionally formal yet chic, modern and relaxing:

  1. Keep all of the original panelings and paint them in glossy black to unify with the black checkered floor.
  2. Choose modern classic furnishings—traditional furnishings with clean lines.
  3. Use jewel-tones on the chandelier and objects to brighten the space.
  4. Have the striped-pattern wall scones to echo with the checkered floor.  The geometric patterns make the space very cool and modern.
  5. Fresh flowers make the space alive.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Visiting Clifton Cafeteria

The newly renovated legendary Clifton Cafeteria was just reopened on Oct. 1st in Downtown, Los Angeles.

Entrepreneur (and Conservancy board member) Andrew Meieran spent four years and millions of dollars to restore and reimagine Clifton’s for a new generation.

He updated the building’s infrastructure and restored historic features, keeping the unique redwood forest-themed interior intact.

We were able to visit this fabulous place last Saturday.  The atmosphere is relaxing, family-friendly.  It looks like a fancy social club.  Here are some photos I love to share:

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5 Ways to Decorate an Entry Hallway

Entry Hallway by KHK Design
Entry Hallway by KHK Design

It’s a fresh week again.  A grand entry at your home means a good Fengshui and a great start.  We all agree that the hallway definitely makes the first impression and sends the message about who you are.  Today, I am going to share 5 ways to decorate an entry by sharing this new hallway make-over project we just did.

  1. An elegant furniture set makes the focal point and defines the sophistication of the space. For this traditional house, we use more modern  yet still-classy furniture to contrast the old style and bring freshness into the space.
  2. A right color palette make guests feel pleasant and welcome. The ivory, coral, pink and black color palette in this foyer creates formal yet relaxing and soft atmosphere.
  3. A  runner pulls guests eyes down to the floor and draws guests to the house.  The bird-pattened  runner here adds more visual interest.
  4. A chandelier over the display table in the foyer talks to the whimsical runner and is the must for the estate like this.
  5. Pink rose arrangement on the table means Welcome.

I hope you enjoy the above tips.

All the Best

Kristi

Tuesday Transformation

It’s Tuesday transformation case study again.  Here is the project we did 2 years ago—the notch area.  This recessed area is just opposite the powder room.  There is not that much day light.  The purpose after transformation is to impress the guests once they exit the powder room.  Here are 4 steps we took to make it very stylish.

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  1. Tile the whole recessed wall with light-yellow floral tiles to create an artsy and playful backdrop.

duringprocess  2.Install gilded gold-leaf mirror to light up the space and add a touch of elegancy.

3.Have a modernized regency console sit against the wall. The same style bench completes the look.

4.A yellow Murano glass bowel with red roses  serves as jewelries in this notch area.

Suddenly, the whole area transformed to a well-dressed lady.

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Sneak Peek of a Room Make-Over

It’s Monday again. Luckily, the temperature in LA lowers 10 degree.  It’s only 90 degree.  I know.   But if you head the news, LA was over 100 degree over the weekend. It was kind of crazy.  Since today’s weather is better, I am in the mood to post something nice.  We are in the middle of finishing this room make-over. The details will follow. Here is the sneak peek.

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Mix-and-Match

Have a Wonderful Monday

Kristi

KHK Designs

6 Steps to Create a Stylish Dressing Room

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Pretty Dressing Room

A pretty dressing room is every woman’s dream. It really doesn’t matter how big or small the home is, there is a always a way to make it stylish.  The dressing space we designed here is actually at the corner of the master bedroom. Here are the 5 steps we took to make the space very special:

  1. A pink pleated vanity chair sets the tone for the functionality of the corner.
  2. A white-lacquered make-up desk with brass hardwares makes the space classy yet modern.
  3. A whimsical lacquered mirror echoes the makeup desk and lights up the corner space.
  4. Lavender Chinoiserie wallpaper has a very feminine touch to the space.
  5. A two-tiered tray makes the desk very neat and organized.
  6. Pink and red peonies give a fresh and elegant touch.

If you are planning doing something about your dressing room, I hope these 6 tips help.

All the Best

Kristi

http://www.khk-designs.com