Holiday Tabletop—Rich Jewel-tone Color Palette

Christmas and New year are offically in count-down now.  Hope you are in a mood for just being festive to celebrate the end of 2018.

One thing that fascinates me about holiday is the cheerful jewel-tone color palette. I feel that most people are just too scared to use the rich jewel-tone colors on the regular days.  But those colors are not just for holidays and they do make you happier and enhances your appetite.   And most importantly, they are from Nature.   So this rich color jewel-tone palette can actually put you at ease and remind you it is time to celebrate.  I finally find the time to put together our Thanksgiving table set and will sure update this post soon.  Enjoy!

 

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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?

 

A Royal Wedding Day

I woke up to Harry and Meghan’s royal wedding this morning.  In case you missed it, here is our recap:

 

 

 

And of course, you can watch the whole royal wedding by clicking here 

And if you  just want to cuddle up on lazy Saturday, why not  enjoy a nice cup of English breakfast tea :

 

Let’s cheer in the spirit of humanity and beautiful royal wedding.

Congratulations Harry & Meghan!

 

Happy Weekend

5 Ways to Create a Casual and Stylish Spring Tabletop at Home

 

Hope you celebrated green and had a wonderful St. Patrick’s Day yesterday.  We always love St. Patrick’s day not because it’s fun and cool, also because it is usually the time for us to kick off the season of Spring entertaining. Specially after the several times of raining showers, everything in our garden just starts blooming.  So, of course, inspired by the warm and clear sunshine and beautiful blooms in our garden, we decided to have a causal in-home celebration by cooking comfy Irish beef stew and put up an organic spring-theme tabletop to enjoy.  You may want to do the same thing too,  but may be just intimated by the complicated task and think maybe the other time.  Well, life is about celebrating every moment.  We are celebrating by doing and engaging as much as we can.  Therefore, it is much more fun for memories and does excise your creative muscles a lot.  But there are some simple ways to make in-home entertaining much less a daunted task.  Here are 7 tips we would love to share to make spring entertaining fun, simps and stylish.

 

  1. Just go to the outdoor and go to your backyard  garden.  You will be inspired by nature a lot and make you desire to bring nature to home.  Since our garden is blooming, we just got everything from the garden—grass, roses, wild flowers, branches, herbs…
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love these beautiful large yellow roses just picked from our garden.  They are truly the super star for the table-top.
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Fresh picked greeneries from our back yard simply make you cheerful.
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We always love to incorporate some elegant textiles for the table top.

 

 

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the wild flowers from the back yard.

2. Please don’t wrap up your fine china and put them away at somewhere you even cannot find.  Yes, please display your chinaware at the place you can easily see. Therefore, you always want to use them.

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The antique cup from Grandma

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3. Plan,plan,plan.  Write down the theme and food you would like to serve.  For St. Patrick’s day table top, we wanted to celebrate the season of spring, so we had  a lot of green-leaf veggies and in-season colorful root veggies.  The next is to prepare the menu. For ours menu is mainly  Irish beef stew with some green veggie cakes and green-leaf salad.  We actually cooked the beef stew a night before in a slower cooker.

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Guinnes is the key for comfy Irish stew to make the soup yummy and rich-flavored.   Our main ingridients also include grass-feed beef and grass-feed butter.
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4. Well, just sit back and enjoy.

 

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5. Take time to take the photos for what you just do and you will be inspired to host next party.

 

Happy Weekends

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From Red-Carpet to Home

 

We did see some exciting fashion moments from last night’s 90th Oscar Academy Red Carpet.  There were a lot of white, blush, red and unique bold blue, neon pink…   Here is our pairing tradition From Red-Carpet -to -Home.  Enjoy!

 

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The beauty of white is its versatile range to go from an ultra creamy white.   In 2018, white goes strong both in the fashion and interiors.  Here are more white interiors:

 

2. Blush

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Allison William stepping out in a nude Armani Prive couture gown with a long train.

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3. Pale Blue

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4.Grey Blue

 

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She wowed as she hit the red carpet in an elegant, form-fitting blue gown, which featured long sleeves, a high neckline.

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5. Bright Blue

 

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NICOLE KIDMAN IN ARMANI PRIVÉ

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6. Red and Pink.

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Emma Stone wore a silky Louis Vuitton  pantsuit . The red blazer with a hot pink bow was paired with blue pants, which definitely stood out on the red carpet.

 

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7. Bright Pink

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8. Red

Besides white, red, the lipstick red, is another color to dominate 2018 Oscar red carpet.

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Leslie Mann in Zac Posen Resort and Brian Atwood shoes

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Happy Monday

 

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Charm of Powder Blue—Fashion Inspiration from Queen Elizabeth II

Yes, Queen Elizabeth II. was on LFW last Tuesday afternoon at Richard Quinn’s show,  her Majesty first -time- ever fashion show.  She was a quite surprise guest.   By putting  her purpose on the floor, the Queen enjoyed the show like a pro.   She looked lovely, kind, elegant and engaged  in a bespoke powder blue design by her royal dressmaker Angela Kellyand.

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The seat Queen sit on is Philippe Starck Perspex ‘ghost’ chair worth around £200, with arm rests and a velvet cushion

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Don’t you love that powder blue the Queen wears—it’s light, classic yet modern, elegant, soft and noble.  Powder blue, a fresh take on baby blue, can  actually pair well with all your favorite hues of the season in every room.  Take a look!

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powder blue pairing with gold—classic and modern.
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classy, subtle, sophisticated and tranquil

 

Happy Weekend

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Happy the Year of the Dog

Today, Feb 16th. 2018, is the official day that kicks off the year of the Dog!  I hope everyone is in the happy mood.

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The Dog is the eleventh of all zodiac animals.  According to one myth, the Jade Emperor said the order would be decided by the order in which they arrived to his party.  Monkey, Rooster and Dog were in another country, helping a god defeat evil spirits.  After, they set off to the party together. Because they arrived at the same time, the Jade Emperor went by the order they met the god in the other country. Thus, Dog became eleventh.

The Dog is also associated with the Earthly Branch (地支—dì zhī)(戌), and the hours 7–9 in the evening. In the terms of yin and yang (阴阳—yīn yáng), the Dog is yang.

In China, it is still popular to name dogs Wàng Cái (旺财). It means “prosperous wealth” and comes from dogs’ barking sounds (旺旺—wàng wàng).  Read more by clicking here

 

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Fengshui and Life Style in the Year of Dog

Arrangement of Furniture

The directions of fortune and wealth for Dogs this year are the southeast, southwest and north. It would be the best to put the bed, worktable and sofa in these positions of the room. To avoid bad luck, do not put important furniture in the south and east.

Lucky numbers in the Year of Dog

The lucky numbers that will open the road to wealth are 4 and 6.

The lucky colors in 2018 

Lucky Colors in the year of dog: red, orange and yellow.

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Elegant, Passionate and Happy

 

 

Indoor Plants

Indoor plants are not only trendy but also bring you a tons of fortunes this year.   A great corner to place plants is the south corner of the office or home.

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To be continued.

 

Happy the Year of Dog

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Dining Room Decor Ideas for Small Spaces

What if you don’t have an extra room for a formal dining room.  Here are some ideas.

  1. Design the space as a whole rather than a single room.  Therefore, you are able to arrange everything in a open space, mind  the work flow and leverage the every possible space for your dining area.

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2. Multi-funcationalities.  The following space can be served both as dining room and be reading nook.  It’s versatile, chic and interesting.Best-Modern-Dining-Room-you-won_t-miss

3. Add banquette against wall for more seating space and cozy vibes.cantinhos-da-cozinha_2_310117

4. Why not put your round dining table to the kitchen.  It’s easy to access to everything and fun to live with.

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Happy Tuesday

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Instagram’s New Favorite

It’s February.  I am really looking for some colors.   I  scrolled  through Instagram for inspiration and found this new beauty—-a recently repainted colorful Saguaro Hotel, Palm Spring.   New York based architects Peter Stamberg and Paul Aferiat originally designed the hotel with the vision of matching the fourteen hues to fourteen local plants and wildflowers native to California’s Colorado desert.

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The Saguaro Hotel and its sister hotel in Scottsdale, Arizona became instant Instagram favorites.

 

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Hope you find inspiration too.

 

Happy Tuesday

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Art of Entertaining

Chinese New Year is going to be Feb 16th.  And we are brainstorming a special tabletop for both V day and Chinese New Year celebration.  It’s going to a very feminine, romantic yet a cheerful color-palette theme incorporating Pantone Ultra Violet, vintage pink, some chinoiserie components.  And of course a lot of fresh roses.  Please stay tuned with us.

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Classic vintage pink

 

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Happy Saturday

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