Breakfast nooks are an excellent area of the home for adding a bit of whimsy to your designs. They’re a bit like powder rooms in that sense — a smaller space where you can be a bit more playful with your aesthetic choices, without committing to a major change. Kati Curtis is a big fan of using them this way. “When designing a breakfast nook, feel free to layer themes and make the space a little more playful,” says Curtis. “This isn’t your formal dining space, so it allows for more creativity. In this instance, we wanted to be respectful to the history of the space but we also wanted to give a surprising twist. Along with that crazy moth wallpaper and a banquette we designed, we layered a very modern, Lucite table on top of an antique needlepoint rug.”
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As a designer, one of my favorite tools to work with is color! In a world full of white and neutral "design inspiration", it's always refreshing to pull out an exciting new color palette to play with. While we've all worked with the standard light blues or even a darker green here and there- we love to experiment with color and make bold but luxurious color combinations. Here are some of our top tips for creating unexpected color schemes work in your home!
In designing a brand-new apartment overlooking New York’s Central Park, Kati Curtis faced a challenge: how to create a cozy niche in the high-traffic main hallway? “The obvious solution was to put a freestanding bench here,” she says, “but I wanted to create a nook that could serve not only as a place to put on your shoes before you head out the door but also as a place where you could hang out with a good book.”
Fall in the City is one of my favorite seasons. With warm reds, oranges, and yellows decorating the city streets, you can't help but feel cozy and festive- even with a cold breeze. At KCD, we love to incorporate lots of color into our designs - and naturally, this time of year always brings new inspiration. Today we're sharing a few of our favorite fall-inspired interiors, and how you can get the look in your home.