Tabletop Setup Before & After

One of the things I am passionate about all the time is to set up a tabletop for whatever the reasons .   It’s fun and  it’s about celebrating life with beautiful things.   Here are 5 elements to successfully set up a table:

  1. Runners, placemats,  or fresh-patterned tablecloth
  2. Chanderliers
  3. Candles
  4. Floral enter piece
  5. China

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After

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Cotton Clinic Set of 2 Table Runners Farmhouse 72 Inch Textured Woven, 14×72 Cotton Wedding Table Runners Fringes, Rustic Bridal Shower Decor Dining Table Runners Light Blue

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Le Sens Amazing Home Large Crystal Candle Holders Set of 3, 4.6/6.2/7.7 inches Height, Elegant Heavy Solid Square Diamond Cut Tealight Holders Sets, Centerpieces for Home Decor and Wedding

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10 inch Rectangular Modern Minimalist White Ceramic Succulent Planter Pot/Window Box with Saucer

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Chive – Hudson 24 Hole Flute, 24 Inches Long Rectangle Unique Clear Glass Bud Flower Vase, Low Laying Elegant Centerpiece, Home Decor Weddings (Large)

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DELUXE 6 Feet Tall FICUS Silk Leaf Artificial Tree + 8″ Base + 12″ Plant Pot Skirt. 18 Feet of Vine Adorn Wide Real Trunks With Green Leaves Allowing Maintenance Free In-Door And Outdoor Use

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10’’ Plant Pot by HOMENOTE, Modern Large Planter with Drainage Plug – Gold and Grey Detailing – Perfect Fits Mid Century Plant Stand

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Elegant Taper Premium Quality Candles Set of 12 Individually Wrapped (12 Inch, Light Blue)

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Zest Candle 50-Piece Tealight Candles, Turquoise Blue

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3 Colors that are Trendy Now

It’s almost the end of August.  I feel I just cannot wait to see all of  the new color palettes in fall. Here are 3 colors that I start to see them everywhere and they may dominate the this coming fall season.

  1. Chili Pepper Red— a little bit red on accessories like purses, boots, socks, …etc pairing with warm neutrals  is fresh, exciting yet classic and ladylike.4f1fc827becf8fc62570522a43f1ef900cec1b2d68bce193054bc7b155734d0d

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2.Cinnemon:

Cinnamon is a warm, medium shade of brown.

Cinnamon is darker than shades like tan and beige but lighter than chocolate or true brown. Its warm undertones mean the hue can sometimes look red or orange-tinged. Cinnamon color looks fashionable, youthful and sophisticated when pared with checkered patterns and animal prints.

 

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3.Vanilla Custard

If you’re looking for subtler colors to try this season, then sumptuous cream and beige tones are your perfect choice. The expensive-looking neutral shades are gorgeous when layered in different fabrics.

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Fresh Color Schemes from Runways

 

I usually spend a big chunk of time on Saturday to catch up with what’s going on in the fashion industry just to be inspired. I love to explore the fresh color palettes from the recent runways and street styles.   Not surprisedly, when I enjoyed my organic oolong tea this morning in my backyard garden, I came across quite few exciting color palettes and some interesting ways of mix -and -match. Wow, these fresh color schemes really makes my day. Here are some of my favorites:

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Blue-and White in Different Patterns—cool, playful yet feminine
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Different Shades of Lilac in Different Textures—very interesting
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Pattern-on-pattern in a modern way—Strong yet Soft and feminine
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Muted Patels with Earthy Tones—Timeless
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If you like dark and neutral, a touch of muted pink just just bring the energy out.
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I always feel plush lilac is kind of cool with silky grey blue

 

 

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Earth tones with Pastels
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Hope you enjoy all of these. Please stay in tuned, we will bring these updated color palette to home soon.

 

Happy Saturday

 

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Beautiful Rooms

Happy Friday!  I have worked on specifying dimmer- able LEDs for the whole week and it  took a lot of time  to communicate back -and- forth with vendors for so many details.  Now I feel I need a break to see some beautiful rooms, rooms that use quite unique color schemes, rooms that are eye candy  for a Friday retreat.  Are you ready?  Here we go:

 

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Love, love, love this color palette: white-on-white, grey and light wood-tones–modern yet classic.
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It’s grey and white color scheme again. But I like pop of violet color on the artworks.  Mix-and-match of furniture in this living room space is quite interesting too. 
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Grey-and-white color palette with pop of blue on the artworks. Brass, fresh flowers  and antiques add a touch of warmth and elegance to this modern living room.
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Grey–white-and-black color palette with pop of orange on the vintage console table, piping on the chair make the space edgy yet super sophisticated. 
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Silver-blue-black color scheme makes this living space very cool and edgy. Yet the velvet and mirror wall , vintage art pieces adds interests, depth and warmth.
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A touch of blue and brass with a beautiful view in this light-filled high-rising living room make it inviting, playful and up-scale.
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Now we got some colors. But I love that muted creamy wall  by the fire-place side with a pale pinkish under-tone.

 

Happy Friday

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A Day of Traveling Part II

 

We just had another big earth quick last night in SoCal after the 6.4 one on 4th July! It is 7.1!  Send love and prayer to people who are affected seriously. And I followed Dr. Lucy Jones from CalTech last night the whole night for her analysis on what’s going on. Somehow, listening to her gives me a sense of peace.

 

Well, when natural disasters happen, we know we need to appreciate all of the beautiful things around us more.  So, guys, let’s continue our Day of Traveling—Part II. There are a lot of beautiful photos for the modern classic interiors I caught during the trip, so it’s time to  sit back and relax.

 

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Arte-decor clubbing house.  The geometric black-and-white rug does the wander for this room. And of course, the brown leather tufted mid-century chairs, the fireplace and wooden wall panelings add the layer of old school traditions  and bring the stories and warmth to the space.
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Dark and Handsome space.
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Fresh light pink hydrangea sets the romantic tone in the lobby.
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Fresh light pink hydrangea sets the romantic tone in the lobby.
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Love this abstract artwork in brass frame.
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I am just so so so obsessed with this blue-and white vignette. Who wouldn’t—elegant and romantic!

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Such an airy and light-filled sitting area. Color of Live Coral on my dress  kind of pops up   in this muted creamy background. The wall panelings add the depth to the space.
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Modern classic vibe.
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a moment of feeling beautiful

 

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Love how they pared orange with silver champaign leaf.
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I always have a thing with sheer roman shades—they often soften the lights shining through the windows.

 

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The details on this clean-line classic fireplace.

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in love with this full-body French-pleated drapery—it’s elevated this cozy beachy hanging-out area. Yes, we are ready for a good conversation oner the afternoon-tea.
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So elegant!
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Love the trim on the pale-blue pillow.
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Light blue does relax me a lot in this outdoor sitting area.
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pillow details!

 

Hope you enjoy all of them.

Stay Safe

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3 simple ways to Bring Spring to Your Home

I love visiting artists’ studios. Often, I am just so amazed how they make the spaces so livable with simple creative ideas and great cares.   There are always fresh flowers and plants in their studio making guests feel so inviting and fresh.   Of course, we can learn from them too.  Here are 3 simple ways to bring spring indoors.

  1. Having fresh flowers and greenery everywhere in your home. You can just pick them from your backyard–it is touch of nature.
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Fresh flowers always make me smile!

 

2. Hosting a spring party in your garden with fresh-cut flowers , home-made organic cocktail and cozy seating , and  your party venue  become part of spring memory.

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Moody!
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Love this outdoor bench!
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Love blue & purple!

3. And Spring color palette:

 

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Yes, a touch of green and spring is here!

Happy Thursday

 

KHKD

LA Street Style I

Spring is here. The warmer weather and blooms magically  put everyone  in a very cheerful mood.  So, we took the opportunity and wander around LA street to immerse ourselves in the season and get inspired.

 

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I always have a thing about bicycles. I love purple and flowers in this picture! It’s a dream if I can just ride a bicycle with full blooms in a small quiet beach town.  If you happen to plan some make-over for your home, lilac is one of the good choices. I specially like lilac in matte finish.  And also, remember have some fresh flowers at home!   They will make you feel much happier!
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It’s a late afternoon. I like how the sun shines on the industrial building creating interesting shadows. This hot pink minimalism bench is such a eye candy in  contrast with the grayish industrial surroundings. Spring finally broke through the coldness and is here with a little bit surprise and cheer. Take -away— for your interiors, don’t just pile things up,  rather intentionly  layer different things through creating interesting contrast!
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Graffiti on LA street is always my inspiration.  Take-away for interiors: please always have some artworks for your home. They are the soul for each space. They make your lifestyle much deeper.
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Wood just brings the warmth for this high-ceiling modern space with a lot of whites.
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Cool rope lighting in this sun-lit cozy Japanese restaurant. I always love the room with a lot of natural lights

 

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An outdoor space with a lot of greeneries, wicker peacock chairs and pink antique rug.

Happy Tuesday

KHKD

A Beautiful tabletop in Sun-filled Room

Finally, rain stops and sun is out. And most importantly, the weather is finally getting warm up to 70 degree in Los Angeles. I know it has been a weird cold for a very long time since last Nov.  I think I prefer the warmer weather with a lot sunshines. Who wouldn’t?

Well, it is March and spring is just around the corner and Easter is coming soon. I just cannot wait to put up a beautiful outdoor tabletop for entertaining with some fresh color palettes and romantic components.  What about you?

So, I decided to go through some photos and videos from the events we  have been to recently for inspiration.  Then I found this video I shot—I wish I could have done it better.  Maybe next time.  But the whole set-up, organic components, the sun-lights, crystals and yummy cookies in pastel colors and of course fresh flower pedals really talk to me.   I love how they have a large wood branch as a center piece with elegant crystal sculptures scattering  around.  The contrast between organic elements and high-polished items creates such a beautiful , moody,  refined yet relaxed and casual atmosphere.  And fresh flower pedals all over the table are just such a romantic touch. It’s a dream afternoon.

A Kitchen Event

When we  just came back KBIS a week ago, we were really blown away by some of the innovations in the show.  After all, the kitchen is the fastest growing sections among the whole home improvement industry.  We always see some of the coolest things in kitchen from pro cooking appliances, range hoods, to refrigerators, faucets, countertop, smart technologies, lightings, etc…   Although  I am still working on the blog of KBIS 2019 (hope soon I can publish it), we were invited   to a  local trade kitchen showroom industry event several days ago, and actually were  able to see  some newer trends and technologies in the showroom that resonate what we saw from KBIS2019.   This kitchen showroom is not that big but quite modern, neat and sleek even with a luxury walk-in closet and some cool technologies.   Ladies, who doesn’t love a stylish, open and airy walk-in closet with a lot of bells and whistles?!!! And last but not the least, we had professional chefs working in the kitchen and making some yummy gourmet foods.  Here are some of our wonderful moments from this beautiful night!

 

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Fresh flowers always make guests feel so welcoming!  I just love these saturated colors! They create a cheerful mood and beautiful moments.  It is always such a good idea to have some fresh plants and flowers in kitchens.  They make everyone happy and enhance the appetites!
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Hospitality! A stylish cheese platter is always a great idea to host a party in kitchens.
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What an eye-candy!
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Floral art

 

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Here comes our pro chef!  One of the things when we cook at home is that  we can always use fresh veggies and other ingredients…

 

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Yummy and beautiful!
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The kitchen is quite modern and sleek. Yet I like how the showroom styled the food with wood trays –very organic, warm and welcoming ..

 

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Pretty and organic!

 

Here are some cool things in the kitchen area:

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Touch-to-open sliding cabinet door! How cool it is! specially when you have a tight space, this type of doors can be a great idea!
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Miele Coffee machine—How neat it is! The coffee station incorporating  a compact coffee machine in the kitchen is quite trendy in 2019.  It’s convenient and very handy.  Who wouldn’t love the coffee aroma in the earlier morning in our own kitchens?
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Here is my espresso just made from Miele coffee machine!

 

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Time for some desserts

 

 

 

 

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Yummy and pretty!

 

Well, after being through all of those  above kitchen experiences, I think everyone just cannot wait to create a pretty live-in kitchen for ourselves or host a family/friends get-tother event soon in the already-pretty kitchens.  After all, it is a life style!

Ok, let’s continue our beautiful evening by walking to the rear of the showroom.  Wow,  here is the large walk-in closet:

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Love the central island and above chandelier and of course the lovely tufted leather bench.
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What a nice touch to be able to see your jewelries on the top island surface.
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Here is the overview walk-through
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Obviously, I don’t have any problem to just chill out here for the whole day!

 

KHK DESIGNS SPRING COLLECTION

When the sun shines through the windows, that is when magic happens. We realize it is spring time. Fresh, fashionable and feminine, this IS the theme for our Spring Story collection in fashion, home and art: