Interiors by KHK Designs

Home is the backdrop of life.  As we evolve, our homes should too.  Aerian Lauder says” I’v always been inspired by beautiful interiors.”

Sit back , have sip a coffee and enjoy!

 

5 Ways to Create a Casual and Stylish Spring Tabletop at Home

 

Hope you celebrated green and had a wonderful St. Patrick’s Day yesterday.  We always love St. Patrick’s day not because it’s fun and cool, also because it is usually the time for us to kick off the season of Spring entertaining. Specially after the several times of raining showers, everything in our garden just starts blooming.  So, of course, inspired by the warm and clear sunshine and beautiful blooms in our garden, we decided to have a causal in-home celebration by cooking comfy Irish beef stew and put up an organic spring-theme tabletop to enjoy.  You may want to do the same thing too,  but may be just intimated by the complicated task and think maybe the other time.  Well, life is about celebrating every moment.  We are celebrating by doing and engaging as much as we can.  Therefore, it is much more fun for memories and does excise your creative muscles a lot.  But there are some simple ways to make in-home entertaining much less a daunted task.  Here are 7 tips we would love to share to make spring entertaining fun, simps and stylish.

 

  1. Just go to the outdoor and go to your backyard  garden.  You will be inspired by nature a lot and make you desire to bring nature to home.  Since our garden is blooming, we just got everything from the garden—grass, roses, wild flowers, branches, herbs…
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love these beautiful large yellow roses just picked from our garden.  They are truly the super star for the table-top.
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Fresh picked greeneries from our back yard simply make you cheerful.
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We always love to incorporate some elegant textiles for the table top.

 

 

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the wild flowers from the back yard.

2. Please don’t wrap up your fine china and put them away at somewhere you even cannot find.  Yes, please display your chinaware at the place you can easily see. Therefore, you always want to use them.

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love the details on the edge of this Italian white plate.
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The antique cup from Grandma

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3. Plan,plan,plan.  Write down the theme and food you would like to serve.  For St. Patrick’s day table top, we wanted to celebrate the season of spring, so we had  a lot of green-leaf veggies and in-season colorful root veggies.  The next is to prepare the menu. For ours menu is mainly  Irish beef stew with some green veggie cakes and green-leaf salad.  We actually cooked the beef stew a night before in a slower cooker.

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Guinnes is the key for comfy Irish stew to make the soup yummy and rich-flavored.   Our main ingridients also include grass-feed beef and grass-feed butter.
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4. Well, just sit back and enjoy.

 

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5. Take time to take the photos for what you just do and you will be inspired to host next party.

 

Happy Weekends

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Friday Eye-candies— Glamours Hollywood Homes

TGIF!  After a long week, I hope you are able to wind down for a relaxing Friday evening with a glass of red wine and enjoy some of the glamous interiors I am going going to share with you in this blog.  They are either edgy on the color palettes, having one of the art collections or still keeping flawless classic charm:

 

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“The chartreuse color in the dining room actually inspired the entire space.”
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vintage white

 

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indoor-outdoor vibes
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classic English charm.

You can read more by click here

 

Happy Friday

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Happy the Year of the Dog

Today, Feb 16th. 2018, is the official day that kicks off the year of the Dog!  I hope everyone is in the happy mood.

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The Dog is the eleventh of all zodiac animals.  According to one myth, the Jade Emperor said the order would be decided by the order in which they arrived to his party.  Monkey, Rooster and Dog were in another country, helping a god defeat evil spirits.  After, they set off to the party together. Because they arrived at the same time, the Jade Emperor went by the order they met the god in the other country. Thus, Dog became eleventh.

The Dog is also associated with the Earthly Branch (地支—dì zhī)(戌), and the hours 7–9 in the evening. In the terms of yin and yang (阴阳—yīn yáng), the Dog is yang.

In China, it is still popular to name dogs Wàng Cái (旺财). It means “prosperous wealth” and comes from dogs’ barking sounds (旺旺—wàng wàng).  Read more by clicking here

 

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Fengshui and Life Style in the Year of Dog

Arrangement of Furniture

The directions of fortune and wealth for Dogs this year are the southeast, southwest and north. It would be the best to put the bed, worktable and sofa in these positions of the room. To avoid bad luck, do not put important furniture in the south and east.

Lucky numbers in the Year of Dog

The lucky numbers that will open the road to wealth are 4 and 6.

The lucky colors in 2018 

Lucky Colors in the year of dog: red, orange and yellow.

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Elegant, Passionate and Happy

 

 

Indoor Plants

Indoor plants are not only trendy but also bring you a tons of fortunes this year.   A great corner to place plants is the south corner of the office or home.

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To be continued.

 

Happy the Year of Dog

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A splash of Pink

For some weired reason, I always have a mood for color of pink on Wednesday.  What about you?  What is your mood color on Wednesday?  From hot pink, blush to muted pastel, pink always evokes feeling of romance, dream, elegance, feminism, sophistication and sweetness.

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Roses in different shades of pink for a Spring garden high-tea time.

 

 

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Pink flowers always look gorgeous with blue-and-white vase.
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The pink tablecloth pairing with  pink florals is always such a romantic approach for a Valentine’s Day  table decor.
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Pink flowers and birthday cake—my favorite!
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Pink and Pantone’s Ultra Violet means feminine and beautiful
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Pink with neutrals.
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Pink flowers add freshness and modern flair to this traditional dining room.
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Muted pink is one of signature colors for Scandinavia design.
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Pink and red means nobel, elegant and fashionable.
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Hot pink means pay attention to me!
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Pink— a soft touch for your office.

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Pink is spring color.
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Pink and brass—elegant yet modern.
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Pink walls and ceiling
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Pink bathroom
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A romantic spot.

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classic vibes
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A vintage pink print over the fireplace
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a traditional beauty

It looks like we do use a lot of pink in our design projects.

Happy Wednesday

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A Quick Look Inside The Multimillion-Dollar Homes Of Tom Brady

Today will be Tom Brady’s 8th times to appear in the Super Bowel.  Tom Brady(5-times Super Bowl Champion winner) may be considered king of the football field, but he’s also a big player in the real-estate realm.  Brady and his supermodel wife Gisele Bündchen—the world’s second-highest paid celebrity couple—have owned property on both coasts of the country, from a solar-paneled mansion with a moat in Los Angeles to a sprawling spread near Boston.

 

Let’s have a quick a look at these multimillion-dollar homes to get a sense of their style.

Los Angeles—simplicity, coziness and eco-conciousness.

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Brady and Bündchen sold their brentwood mansion to Dr. Dre in 2014 for $40 million, almost quadruple the $11.75 million they bought it for

 

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California Vibes
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Light dapples the koi-stocked moat; the home’s walls are a blend of three types of Texas limestone. The steel doors and window frames, all by Optimum Window, are in a customized bronze finish.

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You can read more by clicking here

Brookline, Massachusetts

In 2014, after selling their 18,298-square-foot Brentwood estate to Dr. Dre for $40 million, the couple returned to the East Coast to custom-design a new compound for $4.5 million. Their Brookline home—albeit about 4,000 square feet smaller than their Los Angeles abode—is no downgrade, however.

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Gisele Bundchen shared images of their Chestnut Hill home via Vogue Italia, which will feature Bundchen on its February cover, set to release on Feb. 6. We are really looking forward to them soon.  But here are some home photos from Gisele Bundchen Instagram account:

 

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a big kitchen island to host family parties
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what a view

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place to put up  fates and relax.

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We can see it is a perfect place to unwind and has  abundant natural light and neutral decor which add texture and richness to the rooms.

New York, New York

 

In August 2016, Brady and Bündchen became the first celebrities to score part of 70 Vestry, a new luxury condo in New York’s Tribeca slated for completion in 2018. The couple will reportedly sell their current Manhattan residence, a $14 million penthouse at One Madison in Flatiron, once they move into their new apartment.

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The kitchen opens into the dining room.
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The master bathroom is designed with the finest textiles, including marble and onyx.

You can read more by clicking here 

 

Happy Super Bowel Day

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Art of Entertaining

Chinese New Year is going to be Feb 16th.  And we are brainstorming a special tabletop for both V day and Chinese New Year celebration.  It’s going to a very feminine, romantic yet a cheerful color-palette theme incorporating Pantone Ultra Violet, vintage pink, some chinoiserie components.  And of course a lot of fresh roses.  Please stay tuned with us.

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Classic vintage pink

 

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Happy Saturday

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6 Ways to Bring a Little Lagom to your Interiors

Hygge might have been the décor buzz word in the last couple of years.   But this year,  Lagom, a Swedish concept is set to change the way we decorate our homes and look after our health and well-being.

Unlike hygge—the Danish idea of “coziness” that promotes warmth and comfort—lagom is a life style.  It means   “just the right amount,” focusing  on moderation and creating the perfect balance between not too much and not too little across everything from work/life balance to financial well-being.

Coming across a lot of recent designs and Instagram,  I feel that lagom interiors may be on the way to become one of the  design trends to watch in 2018!  Here are 6 ways to adopt a little lagom into your interior today:

  1. Efficient flow: Creating balance in a space is much more than just the aesthetics of the room, is also incorporates the way that the room flows and how it supports the way that you use it.  Will the scale of the furniture fits the space or overwhelm the space?    Can you comfortably move around the room without having to squeeze past furnishings? Meeting needs such as these, without overcomplicating the design is an important component of lagom interiors – take a practical approach to the design process for a space that offers everything you need. LAGMON-2061369-1485546693.640x0c
  2. Calm color palettes: The color of your home can have a profound impact on your mood and well-being.   We all find that calm, soothing natural colors such as white gray, muted pastels and light earthy tones can absolutly relax us and provide a simple and fuss-free foundation for a beautifully balanced room.
  3. Practicality  and functionality: There is a purpose for each room and decor accessories in terms of functionality and the way it triggers your emotion.
  4. Natural materials and craftsmanship: : Lagom promotes to make things less complicated and allow the natural beauty of materials and artisan craftsmanship to shine such as celebrating the grace of woven natural materials, the warmth of raw oak and the purity of soft cotton. IMG_2894.jpglagomscandinavian-traditional-kitchen-sweden-sweden-by-sigmar-2Lagom-Decor-2
  5. Layer effect: Tone-on-tone theme with various textures and materials to creat a warm yet sophisticated space.  lagomeclectic-bathroom-stockholm-sweden-by-studioilse-1Lagom-Decor-17
  6. Mix something new and something old to build up characters and personality: The antique, vintage pieces always add history, depth, story and charisma to the space, making it fun to live with and often spark a good conversation.  NPLivingroomholidayguestroom-1kitchen24.jpgIMG_3827.jpgblackinteriors.jpgLagom-Decor-18

 

 

Happy Saturday!

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Maximalism in 2018

It’s finally Friday and its grey, cloudy and overcast in LA.  I thought the rain is coming but Siri said no.  Anyway, it will be a perfect day to cuddle at home, doing some heavy readings and just gathering all of my thoughts together.   I came across some topics on interior trends in 2018.   One of the trends that everybody is talking  about is Maximalism.  I talked about Maximalism in one of my blog last year and it seems that this trend  is going to mainstream in 2018.  For me, Maximalism is so inevitable after several-years of Kondoing and Scandinavia minimalism.  It gives you a such big release and freedom to express yourself.  When you start to see a lot of colors, patterns , textures and adoring objects, you truly feel happy from inside.

 

First of all, here is the food.  This is one of of the events we went recently.  Don’t you just love these colorful veggies?

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And here is the tabletop I just did for our MLK weekends.  Don’t you agree with me—the more the merrier?

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Here are some great plates and linens with patter-on-pattern Maximalism style.

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Then here is the art event we went recently.  It’s Pip & Pop’s debut US installation entitled “Here Comes Sunshine”.   The installation is constructed by highly detailed works that embrace notions of abundance, utopian dreams and fleeting pleasure.  The installation made me feel so happy for the whole night.

 

 

 

Last but not else, here are some great Maximalism interiors I really enjoy.

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Love the saturated color palette and various textures.
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a cheerful living room
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More is more

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Mix-and-match in Maximalism

Hope you enjoy all of these happy vibes too.