aesthetically speaking: new wave british decor

there are some styles that are so classic and cool, they never go out of fashion, and for me, british inspired design is one of those things!

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when you imagine the traditional english home a few things come to mind; beautiful case goods in rich stains with a bit of patina, a great paisley or floral printed sofa, well worn leather sofa (or faux!) and of course stripes. however, the modern british movement is taking these tried and true elements and reinterpreting them into contemporary scenes. taking the familiar, adding a twist of whimsy with light, airy elements to keep the traditional alive, while bringing in a young, fresh feel. we’ve taken the liberty to pull together a room fit for princess kate herself, with nods to the time-honored, with some quirky touches.

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hand print, ship painting, photograph, art work, abstract painting, dog portrait, antique books, bookcase, globe, velvet sofa, pillow, throw, coffee table, rug, leather sofa, striped pillow, british flag pillow, brass coffee table, wing chair, stripe pouf

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tell us what are your favorite design that will never go out of trend in the comments.

 

 

aesthetically speaking: whimsical decor

we love when rooms have elements of whimsy! it can be one thing or a group of items that can make a room standout in a special way, many times with wit and other times just over the top fascination! that’s the beauty of whimsical decor! we especially love vintage and newer pieces that don’t take design rules seriously! decorating should be fun, and you should fill your home with things that you love! so, let your personality shine through in 2016 by decorating with whimsy! it will make your rooms more warm and inviting! take a look at some whimsical inspiration below to get you thinking out of the box for the upcoming new year and let us know your favorites in the comments section!

fish light sculpture via kishani perera blog

fish sculpture over dining table via mydomaine

vintage ceramic double elephant lamp via rummage

vintage ceramic double elephant lamp via rummage

female and male illustrations via kishani perera blog

female and male illustrations via domino

surete du quebec police shooting target via rummage

surete du quebec police shooting target via rummage

 whimsical hands via kishani perera inc

vignette of whimsical hands via kishani perera inc.

ceramic rubber glove via rummage

ceramic rubber glove mold via rummage

sara gilbane interiors via kishani perera blog

whimsical end table in living room by sara gilbane interiors via savvy home

vintage style crate wood side table via rummage

vintage style crate wood side table via rummage

 parisian perch figurines via kishani perera blog

parisian perch figurines via vogue

vintage brass pagoda statues via rummage

vintage brass pagoda statues via rummage

serax cactus vase via kishani perera blog

serax cactus vase via zilverblauw

fabric palm tree via rummage

fabric palm tree via rummage

tony duquette splashing water chandelier via kishani perera blog

tony duquette splashing water chandelier via remains lighting

aesthetically speaking: mystical and vibrant morocco

have you ever wanted to bring back the style you discovered from one of your vacation getaways? we imagine that must be the case with morocco for most people who travel there! for today’s “get the look” feature, we’re sharing inspiration as well as rummage offerings for bringing a moroccan vibe into your home in small and big ways! everything from decor and architectural details, we hope this gives you plenty of ideas for replicating the feel of this mystical and vibrant destination in your design and decorating! let us know your favorite suggestion in the comment section below!

casbah cove via kishani perera blog

casbah cove via gordon stein design

moroccan lantern with glass beads via rummage

moroccan lantern with glass beads

fassi morocann mosaic tile via kishani perera blog

fassi moroccan mosaic tile via le mosaiste

moroccan kilm runner via rummage

moroccan kilm runner

carved framed mirrors via kishani perera blog

carved framed mirrors via polka cafe

brass moroccan style lantern via rummage

brass moroccan style lantern

vivid blue staircase via kishani perera blog

vivid blue staircase via domino

antique silver dish via rummage

antique silver dish

aesthetically speaking: industrial style

for today’s “get the look” feature, we look at spaces which have have embraced industrial style and how you can add a bit of this decor in your home. while industrial style began as a trend a while back, it has stood the test of time and now continues to still be used when mixed with other styles to give a space a more relaxed feel. it is not just a flash in the pan trend, but one that continues to leave us inspired in how it has been adapted with the times!

one of the main things we love about industrial style is how you can find one-of-a-kind pieces that you can personalize in a different way than what it may have been originally used or intended. sometimes, the reasoning is very intentional because you want to add a vintage or aged feel to a space to give it more character. whatever your choice is, it appears industrial decor is here to stay and we love design that has longevity!

if you’re looking to bring an industrial feel to your interiors, take a cue from these wonderful spaces that embrace this style, using industrial pieces that mix with more modern and contemporary details. we’ve sprinkled in items from rummage to highlight how you can can bring an industrial feel to your interiors in smaller ways, from furniture, accessories or lighting, before committing to the look for a whole remodel. do you have a favorite space below? let us know in the comments!

line klein vanity via kishani perera blog

love this makeshift vanity shot by line klein! via sf girl by bay

industrial zinc box via rummage

industrial zinc box

loft 9b via kishani perera blog

loft 9b kitchen by dimitar karanikolov and veneta nikolova via behance

suena sconce by em fine iron works via rummage

suena sconce by em fine iron works

red magazine kitchen via kishani perera blog

industrial style kitchen via red magazine

yellow industrial stool via rummage

yellow industrial stool

decoholic bathroom via kishani perera blog

love these hollywood stage lights that have been incorporated into this bathroom! via decoholic

industrial medicine cabinet via rummage

industrial medicine cabinet

galvanized pipe bed via kishani perera blog

galvanized pipe bed via digsdigs

metal industrial tripod light via rummage

metal industrial tripod light

project diaries: get the look of a bohemian home office

for today’s “get the look” feature, we revisit a home office in the hollywod hills from one of our long time clients for whom we’ve completed many projects for in the past.

here we combined bohemian and feminine accents that gave this space a lot of character. our kpi team used eclectic pieces and layered in different patterns, from the wallpaper to the pillows, accessories and artwork, to create a remix of unique custom elements and flea market treasures that gave our client a charming workspace from which to grow her home business.

below we’ve shared exact product or suggestions from the rummage shop to help you recreate some of the vibe of this home office! to find out more about this room, see kishani‘s book vintage remix, which gives you more insight not only into this room, but other spaces that she designed in this gorgeous home.

hollywood hills 1 via kishani perera inc.

 

queens road sleeper sofa via rummage

 queens road sleeper sofa

vintage purple dress form lamp via rummage

vintage purple dress form

glazed chinese candlestick via rummage

glazed chinese candlestick

hollywood hills 2 via kishani perera inc.

blue and green ikat pillows via rummage

blue and green ikat pillows

turquoise drip glaze vases via rummage

turquoise drip glaze vases

purple ikat kidney pillow via rummage

purple ikat kidney pillow

hollywood hills 3 via kishani perera inc.

aesthetically speaking: double duty bar carts

bar carts aren’t just for holding liquor and bar items these days! they can do double and sometimes even triple duty in a variety of rooms as chic and functional solutions for storage and displaying items. anytime an item can do that is something we can all celebrate, especially if you live in a small space! we’ve rounded up some creative ways that you can use a bar cart around a home. do you have an idea not shown here? let us know in the comments!

bar cart as side table via kishani perera blog

bar cart as side table via apartment therapy

bar cart as side table via kishani perera blog

bar cart as side table via hgtv

bar cart as nightstand via kishani perera blog

bar cart as nightstand via apartment therapy

bar cart as nightstand via kishani perera blog

bar cart as nightstand via rue magazine

bar cart as bookcase via kishani perera blog

bar cart as bookcase via better homes and gardens

bar cart for kitchen storage via kishani perera blog

bar cart as kitchen storage via design sponge

bar cart for kitchen storage via kishani perera blog

bar cart as kitchen storage via better homes and gardens

 bathroom bar cart via kishani perera blog

bathroom bar cart via house to home

bathroom bar cart via kishani perera blog

bathroom bar cart via pink peonies

art deco bar cart 1 via kishani perera inc.

this art deco bar cart via rummage can certainly do double duty, but there is also a bonus feature!

art decor bar cart 2 via kishani perera inc.

…it has a removable serving tray, which makes it great for entertaining in any room of your home! cheers to that…make it a double for me!

aesthetically speaking: african bogolan mud cloth

we love seeing how people incorporate traditional cultural items into contemporary settings! for some, it’s a way of honoring their heritage and for others it’s simply a way of adding character and style to their personal space. one of those items in particular is the african bogolan mud cloth. we love its simplicity and the hand painted geometric lines which give it a graphic, modern feel while still maintaining its rustic nature. lately, we’ve been seeing this motif in both design and fashion, so we wanted to share some of our favorites!

african mud cloth via kishani perera blog

an african mud cloth hangs behind a bed to resemble a headboard via amber interiors

african mud cloth via kishani perera inc.

you can also add it over a headboard to add a graphic element via kishani perera inc.

eric hughes bedroom via kishani perera blog

this african coverlet looks great at the foot of this bed via elle decor

african mud cloth runner via kishani perera blog

we love how this african mud cloth functions as a table runner in this gorgeous table setting via ruffled

afrique collection via kishani perera

afrique fashion collection via nicci hou

geometric stairs via kishani perera blog

mud cloth inspired looking stairway via musee robert tatin

mud cloth inspired vegan clutch via kishani perera blog

love the creativity here! hand painted bogolan mudcloth vegan clutch purse via tribal immunity

kokomo collar 2 via kishani perera blog

your pets can have fun accessorizing with it too! via beast + babe

mud cloth quilt via kishani perera blog

this almost looks like tile, but it is actually a handmade mud cloth quilt via judy dominic

mud cloth chair via kishani perera blog

 a traditional chair looks fresh and modern reupholstered in mud cloth via burley katon halliday

jen smith bedroom via domino

don’t be afraid to layer mud cloth with various other textiles, you’ll be amazed how beautiful it can look! via domino

brooke holm home via kishani perera

you can always add it as an accent underfoot via the design files

african mud cloth via kishani perera inc.

an african bogolan mud cloth available via rummage

looking for more inspiration? be sure to follow us on pinterest! we have a board dedicated just to african mud cloth where we’re always sharing more ideas.

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hunt & gather: favorite five fridays

we hope you’ve enjoyed kishani’s holiday gift guides (for her, for him, for kids and for the host) this past week! did you have a favorite? let us know in the comments section for each! hopefully, each gift guide has given you some great ideas for what to buy during this joyous season.

for today’s favorite five, we’ve rounded up an assortment of wonderful finds! this week, our eyes seem to have been drawn to lots of black and wonderful combos of black with brass or gold. black never goes out of style! it can be a very bold and dramatic statement in a room on its own. when it is paired with brass or gold, you immediately get this luxe feel that we enjoy seeing especially around the holidays. take a look and compare below!

 l'objet bibliotheque gold candle via kishani perera blog

l’objet bibliotheque gold candle via neiman marcus

adelaide chest 1 via kishani perera blog

adelaide chest via ethan allen

sterling industries zebra bookends via kishani perera blog

sterling industries zebra bookends via bellacor

ostrich table via kishani perera blog

ostrich table via global views

weathered brass swing arm wall lamp via kishani perera blog

 weathered brass black shade swing arm wall lamp via lamps plus

hunt & gather: favorite five fridays

this week we’re officially in the home stretch and final moments of the year! we don’t know about you, but everyone around us seems to be getting in the holiday spirit and we’ve caught it ourselves! we’re excited for what the new year will bring! one of our favorite ways to keep the holiday season looking beautiful is with home decor. some of the following items add warmth to a home all year long while others add that extra layer of sparkle or charm when entertaining guests during this festive season. we hope you enjoy this week’s favorite five fridays list and look out next week for the holiday gift guides. we’ve already had a sneak peek and they look fabulous!

bridgeton credenza via kishani perera blog

bridgeton credenza via century furniture

arte italica vetro gold collection via kishani perera blog

arte italica vetro gold collection via bergdorf goodman

patterson collection via kishani perera blog

patterson collection via filmore clark

dante good and bads bar cart via kishani perera blog

dante good and bads bar cart via barneys new york

gypsy sconce via kishani perera blog

gypsy sconce via plantation

art house: lacma’s latin american art galleries

one of the benefits of living in los angeles is our access to some of the finest art museums in the world. lacma is truly one of our favorite museums to explore! and because we live so close, we do so at our leisure to look for design inspiration.

we recently stopped in to take a closer look of some of the treasures housed in the art of the americas building. and, it did not disappoint! in recent years, lacma has been paying particular attention to developing more of their latin american art galleries, especially spanish colonial, modern, and contemporary holdings. so, if you have not been there in recent years, get ready for quite the transformation.

we were particularly drawn to the various forms of decorative storage. simply exquisite! you have to see for yourself in person, but we do want to point out a few key pieces that you should take note of when you are there. the scale of some of these are beyond amazing! we immediately thought how perfect these would be in a kpi project since we love to remix the new with the old, and infuse rooms with character and charm.

mexico chest via kishani perera inc.

adorned inside with beautiful geometric designs, this leather bound chest with curved lid and covered in iron nails made our heart pitter patter. muy bueno!

peru or phillipines sewing box via kishani perera inc.

sewing boxes of this time period were anything, but simple! this features mother of pearl and tortoiseshell. so divine!

peru or phillipines sewing box via kishani perera inc.

of course, we loved this particular sewing box so much we had to get a different perspective so you can appreciate it from all sides including from top.

philippines chest via kishani perera inc.

when we laid eyes on this very detailed carved trunk, our heart just about skipped a beat. just beautiful!

peru sewing box via kishani perera inc.

gorgeous view from inside a sewing box from the late 17th century, which is on loan to lacma from collector patricia phelps de cisneros.

peru sewing box via kishani perera inc.

love the exterior detail of this large sewing box in inlaid mother of pearl!

peru chest via kishani perera inc.

this peruvian chest is made of exotic woods and ornamented with very lavish materials, including mother of pearl, tortoiseshell and ivory. a wonderful representation of the more refined decorative arts!

mexico sewing box via kishani perera

apparently, sewing boxes were very highly valued during spanish colonial times. we can see why! you can tell the extra care that went into them to make them very special.

museum tip: on the second tuesday of every month, general admission to lacma is free to all. la residents also have the option of getting in free every tuesday, thursday and friday after 3pm. so, plan a date for after work or take yourself to experience the beauty of latin american art!