Long-Weekend Vibes

Wouldn’t be nice we have this long weekend holiday and it’s in May.  It’s such a beautiful season to pamper ourselves with all of Spring beauties. My favorite are always about blue-and-whites, greenery, pink blooms, gardens, sunshine, fresh air… How about you?  How are you going to celebrate MemorialLong-weekend?

 

Restyling—Before & After

 

It’s summer time.  Wouldn’t you agree with me that there is always a lot of fun   to change a little bit here and there in home ?  Truly, life is really about living every day beautifully.  For this restyling project in the video, we did several changes:

  1. change the wall color to millennium pink;
  2. change the drapery;
  3. change the carpet
  4. add tray on the ottoman;
  5. add flowers on the side table.

 

 

Enjoy!

 

Mother’s Day Home Decor Series

 

Mother’s day is just several days away.  We have created  the beautiful interior vignettes to honor this special holiday to cherish motherhood, femininity, generosity, gentleness, kindness, care  and love.  Mother Teresa said : “Mother is the heart of the home.”   We believe that home is a place that makes us feel beautiful and loved.   The color palette of  the vignette we created below is pastels mixed with a pop of saturated colors and neutral tones to express femininity , passion and gentleness.

 

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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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Love the trim on the table by the long red sofa— very cotour.Screen Shot 2016-08-31 at 12.52.25 PM

 

 

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

 

Friday Vibes

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Maybe because it’s almost end of August, we start to be drawn to more saturated colors.  Anyway, a quick tip for creating a chic vignette—always incorporate one or two pieces of brass objects to create fresh, cheerful, happy, classy and modern vibes.

Quiet Elegance

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The muted color tones with a touch of gold and pink—classy, elegant and chic.

Wednesday Vignette

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Today’s mood—a little bit of colors, a lot bit of pattern, a little bit of mix-and-match, a little bit of French; a lot of of natural lights, flowers and greens.

The Magic of Fabric

Happy National Textiles Day!   From fashionable style to everyday necessity, textiles provide us with a wealth of design possibilities.   For interiors, choosing right fabric does a magic for a room, specially when we are in a process to create an elegant and feminie room.  Here is the before-and-after family project we did.

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Here are 6 steps we did for this project:

  1. Repainted the walls in a pale lilac color.  The original yellow is too powerful and strong.  The pale lilac is feminie, subtle, calm and sophisticated.  It adds a touch of spring freshness to the room.
  2.  Installed lilac drapery panels with green greek key trims to  give the room an elegant, neat, relaxing and tailored looking.
  3. Arranged a newly upholstered emerald green velvet banquette against the window to lend a hand of comfy and coziness.
  4. The geometric pattern and pop colors on the pillows  light up the whole room and make it chic, interesting and modern.
  5. Grouped two art works rather than one on the wall to make the wall more visually balanced and pleasant.
  6. Spring blooms in pale pink, lilac, blue and white continue the color theme of the room and signal the time of the year.

6 Steps to Transform a Small Space

The most fun work sometimes is really about how to transfer those small spaces.   Here is the project we did for a small notch area just outside of the powder room.   We took  care of all the details from flooring, walls, lighting to vignette styling.  The size is about 36″ w x 72″H X 14″ D.  The client still wanted a wow factor for this area since it’s opposite the powder room.  Here are 6 steps we did:

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  1. Install moden geometric-pattern wallpaper to make the space interesting and playful.
  2. Install a white-gold mirror to light up the space.
  3. Have a sleek brass console .  It did take a while to find the right size.
  4. Have a mable-base table lamp which talks to the natural crystal inlay of the mirror.
  5. Have a arrange of decorative objects to finish the whole set.
  6. Place fresh florals arrangement.