The holidays are always my busiest time of year since everyone and their mamas wants spaces designed before guests start rolling in!

New Project

Case in point, I’ve been working on this hospitality renovation that’s near completion and I couldn’t be more ecstatic! Located in downtown Pasadena, this hotel institution has been around for quite some time now and needed a heavy update of JKID drama and slight dosage of modern global glamour. Here’s what’s on the board:

The Vibe

A sexy lounge/lobby filled with ambient lighting… Natural elements to bring the outdoors in.. Seated reception to encourage a casual welcome… graphics galore as inspired by the work of Kelly Wearstler… 

…backlit everything and mirrored panels to accentuate the glow…
…velvet and onyx for a high contrast pairing…
…even flooring should make a statement…
Alfresco dining indoors and how to make it work…
Gorgeous jewel tones on fabulous furniture…
…stylized built-ins for a European aesthetic…
…and of course no JKID interior is complete without a little (or lots of) antique mirror…
I don’t often talk about my work, but things are about to change around here. I’m thinking new layout, new series, and possibly maybe even a new blog name?? It’s hard enough to pronounce Haute Khuuture let alone understand what it even means to readers. {It’s Haute: as in “oat”, Khuu: “coo” (my last name for those who don’t know) – ture: reads like it looks} Definition: My personal spin on statement-making style. Design, fashion, food, and fun!…Some things will never change.
Thank you all sooooooo much for reading!
Tune in next week to see how you can transform your home from plain to posh!




  1. Love all the pics you posted! I love looking at them and imagining what my house will look like one day!

  2. love the concept!!

    Do you work solo on your projects or do you have a design team? =)

    Anyways, I love antique mirror!!!! Currently using it for client, as well.And please post more about your work, love seeing what interior designers around the OC have going on!

  3. omg those are such amazing spaces. such great inspiration. Are you an interior designer/architecture? I actually studied interior architecture too!
    btw I love your outfits on your blog, especially your night time outfits haha. Please stop by my blog when you get a chance, would love for us to follow each other.


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  5. Hi Julie,

    thank you for coming to my blog
    hope you enjoy to read and see 🙂

    i love ur design.
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  6. Wow these are amazing!! The places are beautiful!! Great inspiration boards. Their is a giveaway on my blog I think you will really like, please pass by to enter!!


  7. Wow, it sounds like an amazing project, especially the lighting, Kelly Wearstler graphics, and the casual seating. I could watch HGTV all day, I love seeing transformations like this!

  8. Hello! I just found your blog and I think it's AMAZING! The pics are great and I can see that You really like what you do here! I love people with great ideas, like you!
    Your blog is inspiring! I will follow you!

  9. i know what you mean about changing your blog name! i have been debating to change mine a while now! I like your layout though.. and the title as well


  10. I am so in awe of your brilliance kiddo. Hope we can celebrate at this place soon. And please keep the name…it's so you!

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