LUXList Designer Edition | H3K

We continue to feature a new designer every week along with their designs, inspiration, and their LUXList – a well-curated list of their favorite pieces at RubyLUX.comThis week the spotlight is on Howard Hawkes and Kevin Kemper of H3K.  Their strong passion for design and architecture comes across in their work. Learn more about our LUXList Designers; what inspires them, why they love to use antiques in their design, and more.

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H3K’s LUXList Picks

1970’s Modernist Brass Ram’s Head Sculpture with Glass Horns

The Five Bulb Floor Lamp

Smania Italian Modern Prototype Blue Velvet Armchair

Automobile Picnic trunk ” Au depart”

Life Size Fiberglass Flamingo


Describe your design aesthetic in a few words?

Our aesthetic is all about indoor-outdoor Contemporary/MCM living.  Clean contemporary lines with the color of life while paying homage to mid-century modern roots.

What do you love about using antiques in your designs?

We do a lot of renovating Mid-Century Modern homes and adapting them to today’s living.  Adding antique MCM elements are vital to give a nod to the past.  We don’t want to create a museum but a few carefully curated pieces really adds to the depth of the design.

What inspires you?

Each project has its’ own inspiration.  Usually, it’s an architectural element or the history of the house or even sometimes something as simple as the view from the backyard.

What is your favorite LUXList piece and why?  How would you use it?

Life Size Fiberglass Flamingo

We LOVE these flamingos!   Many of our projects are second or vacation homes and we always stress with clients to make these homes different than their main residence.  And because it’s a vacation home we love throwing in a few playful elements here and there.  Nothing says getting away and relaxing than seeing a few pink flamingos when you walk in the front door!  We know our job is done when we bring a smile to our client’s face.


Shades of Blue! We love the various blue elements that bring this living space to life!
Go Green! Pantone’s 2017 Color of the Year is Greenery. If you wondered how to incorporate a bold color into your home, just take a look at this open concept kitchen from H3K
The black and yellow elements add a touch of whimsy into this charming bedroom suite.

About H3K

At H3K Design, we specialize in design consultation and project management for upscale residential and commercial remodeling and renovation. We offer an exceptional level of service and expertise to guide the design experience for our clients from concept to completion.  By artistically blending fresh aesthetics with form and function, we can create a beautiful space that is tailored to your needs and appeals to your unique style. From large-scale renovations to whole-house remodels, our focus is always on high-caliber design and products that bring our clients’ dreams to life. Owners Howard Hawkes and Kevin Kemper have the talent, credentials, and experience to transform properties and uncover the architectural gems within.

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