Tabletop Setup Before & After

One of the things I am passionate about all the time is to set up a tabletop for whatever the reasons .   It’s fun and  it’s about celebrating life with beautiful things.   Here are 5 elements to successfully set up a table:

  1. Runners, placemats,  or fresh-patterned tablecloth
  2. Chanderliers
  3. Candles
  4. Floral enter piece
  5. China

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After

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Cotton Clinic Set of 2 Table Runners Farmhouse 72 Inch Textured Woven, 14×72 Cotton Wedding Table Runners Fringes, Rustic Bridal Shower Decor Dining Table Runners Light Blue

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Le Sens Amazing Home Large Crystal Candle Holders Set of 3, 4.6/6.2/7.7 inches Height, Elegant Heavy Solid Square Diamond Cut Tealight Holders Sets, Centerpieces for Home Decor and Wedding

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10 inch Rectangular Modern Minimalist White Ceramic Succulent Planter Pot/Window Box with Saucer

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Chive – Hudson 24 Hole Flute, 24 Inches Long Rectangle Unique Clear Glass Bud Flower Vase, Low Laying Elegant Centerpiece, Home Decor Weddings (Large)

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DELUXE 6 Feet Tall FICUS Silk Leaf Artificial Tree + 8″ Base + 12″ Plant Pot Skirt. 18 Feet of Vine Adorn Wide Real Trunks With Green Leaves Allowing Maintenance Free In-Door And Outdoor Use

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10’’ Plant Pot by HOMENOTE, Modern Large Planter with Drainage Plug – Gold and Grey Detailing – Perfect Fits Mid Century Plant Stand

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Elegant Taper Premium Quality Candles Set of 12 Individually Wrapped (12 Inch, Light Blue)

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Zest Candle 50-Piece Tealight Candles, Turquoise Blue

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Happy Wednesday

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Sunday Vibes

We like to take a casual walk at a neighborhood coastal resort  after a long run on Sundays. the late afternoon glow, the Mediterranean architecture details, french cafe, rose gardens, the sea not that far and the sunset…etc. are just like a dream to me.  Wouldn’t be nice to take a little get-away over the weekend to recharge once a while?

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I always like the Meditation stonework.
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Lush rose garden always make me feel great
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a coffee moment with some fresh flowers

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late-afternoon laziness
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Now, it is sunset time.
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Candles make me expect a romantic and peaceful evening

In case, you would like to incorporate some aged Mediterranean pieces for your interiors, here are some of my picks:

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Antique Table

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Fresh Roses on Delivery

Candle Holders

Happy Sunday

 

Sunday Style—a Little Road trip to DTLA

Industrial style is still going pretty strong in Los Angeles–concrete, gray-white-black color palette, organic forms and casual vibes, …etc.   A lot of objects and furnishings are mainly from local artists.  So, they are very detail-oriented. This weekend, we were invited by a loft showroom opening.  Please take a tour with me.

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Here is where the party started. Love  this all-concrete vibe and how they did the lighting design.
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The wall decors (mirror and lights) are very zen-like and set the tone for the whole space.

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Great idea for dividing walls.
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High-ceiling spacious living room is filled with artwork, plants, unique lighting fixtures and beautiful crowds.
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Please pay attention the  back of this mid-century sofa–it’s kind of cool.
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creative artwork

 

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Here comes the kitchen–very industrial and kind of layback style. but check out what they got for their appliances.
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High end appliances–this one is True brand.

 

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Jenn-Air microwave range wood and range.
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Antique polished brass faucet  is such a nice touch and elevates the whole space.

 

 

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LED Under-cabinet Lighting
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Vintage Coffee Maker

 

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Ceiling pendants instead of can lights 
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Another gathering in kitchen
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Stylish shelving unit.

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Fresh flowers always make people feel good and make space alive.
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book styling
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Practical reading lights hanging over a super comfy sofa.
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Built-in wine rack
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The Object

Hope you enjoy this tour with me.

Happy Sunday

 

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Monday Inspiration

I usually started my Monday morning super earlier and  love to start my week by  searching inspiration from all aspects of life : fashion, hospitality, art, natural… By doing so, it usually drives away any possible Monday Blue. Although those images I chose below appears un-relevant to each other, they somehow connect with each other either in large scales, fresh color palettes, extranet forms, or unexpected pairing.

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green and mint–a fresh pairing starting from this Fall.

 

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 blue shades, yellow and pink
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Wish you a wonderful week

 

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Sunday Mood-board—Bold color and Pattern

Good morning! How’s your Sunday going so far? I woke up earlier and watered my garden first. I feel it is such a bless for me to enjoy my garden in the morning.  I love to observe how morning sun light shines through the greeneries with a little cute dew drops. It is such a romantic moment for me. What’s your Sunday mood? what color are you in mood for today?

We visited an art installation yesterday and it is about colorful rolling-hill landscape in Ireland. I’ve never been to Ireland and I guess people there must be very happy. You know that is true since we all have a good time on St. Patric’s Day. so here is my sunday color block mood-board. Enjoy!

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a fashion statement with color blocks.
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Field Rest with a lot of blue shades
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Happy Sunday

Selfie Sunday—Color of Red

One of my favorite things to do over the summer weekends is scrolling around little  beach towns in the neighborhood.  I couldn’t think where I can go to get  some fresh cool beach breeze , explore unexpected vintage founds and enjoy my different colors of macarons.  Often, the color palettes on the hight streets of  these little towns are so fascinated that they put me in such a relaxing mood.  I start to slow down and really take time to absorb and observe my surroundings.  So, today I am going to feature color of red.  Color of red  refers to  passion, happiness , positive vibes, high fashion, romance. When pairing with pale blue, pink , black and blush, it creates different moods.

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Red and Pale Blue—very vintage

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This blue and red interior is classical with a modern twist.

 

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Red- on- Red and Black—modern

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Red and black kitchen —super modern and luxury
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Red and Pink—happy and cheerful

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Orange red with pink interiors—fashionable and youthful.

 

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Red and Blush—peaceful, soft and romantic. This is the color palette where I love to enjoy my sweets.

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Happy Sunday

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Chinese Porcelain —Color That Brings Your Calmness and Elegance—PPT Color of 2020

When we are still embracing all of the shades of Pantone color of the year 2019 –Live Coral, PPG, the paint company with 135 years history just recently introduced its Color of the Year 2020—Chinese Porcelain.  Just by the name, your mind starts to imagine those crisp Chinoiserie blue-and-white.  Yes, it is kind of blueish color, combining rich cobal blue and moody ink blue. It’s calm, elegant, modern, chic.

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Chinese Porcelain—PPG1160-6

Maybe because summer is here and I immediately fell in love with this color. I feel it is so ease on eyes and have a depth.

“In a world where sleep is viewed as a luxury and the anxiety of a fast-paced world is all too real, it’s only fitting that the color trends for this upcoming year offer escapism in today’s technologically-driven society. Hand-selected by PPG’s global color experts, the PPG paint brand’s 2020 Color of the Year, Chinese Porcelain (PPG1160-6) is a blend of cobalt and moody, ink blue that imparts calmness and restful sleep while also offering the spirit of hopefulness – a commodity in a restless world.”

And  the most important part is that I am so eager to find out how the design talents apply this colors in creative ways.   Let’s start from fashion.

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Elegant and modern 

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Feminie yet cool

 

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Reasonable and romantic
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Famine, fashionable and elegant. Love blue shades pairing with coral and pink.
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Let’s take a look at interiors:

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Powder Room

 

Master Bath

Kitchen

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Dining Room

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Living Room

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Bedroom

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Tabletop

 

Outdoor

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Hope you enjoy all of them

Happy Saturday

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4 Ways to Restyle Your Kitchen in an Artsy way

 

 

Last Saturday was a beautiful day—sunshine, nice breezes and full-blooms everywhere.  I was invited to an open house by a Japanese Gifu craft showroom in west LA.  Since I need to  find some unique kitchenwares for couple of projects. I decided to take a little road trip.

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As you can see, I always love to stop and small flowers specially when it is spring season.
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By entering the showroom, OMG, I was just amazed by how they arranged these beautiful organic kitchenwares with a little touch of ikebana–subtle, calming yet elegant.

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What I hold is a mini donabe condiment bowl.  It is just so cute.  Donabe is a kind of Japanese traditional earth-ware(clay pot). You can see how we open these little donabe from the following video.

 

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These little bowels for sure put me in a good appetite.

 

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We found this cool middle-size clay smoker  with various kinds of charcoal choices.
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And look, this lid also serves ads a bowel.What a genius idea!
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Tradition Japanese Hoba miso in Gifu–grill miso over dried magnolia leaf for an unique aroma.

 

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So, if you are in the process to re-organize or re-style your kitchen for spring cleaning here are several tips to make the task fun and easier:

  1. Kitchenwares are one of the major components in the kitchen. So, find something that is  Love in the first sight. When you have something you truly like and enjoy, you probably won’t feel it is not really that  boring  to do any chore in the kitchen.
  2. Have some fresh flowers or greenery in your kitchen no matter how small and how simple your kitchen is. I guarantee those little beauties will brighten up your everyday-life.
  3. Have the habit of collecting  inspiring menus that talk to you. That way, you know how you are going to use your kitchen and how you would like to arrange and display your kitchenwares.
  4. It will be a good idea to  have couple pieces of earth wares–they are natural, organic and  artsy, and always remind you of your mom’s kitchen. So at the end of the day, you may find kitchen is your favorite place to wind down and reconnect with the family.

 

 

Happy Monday

 

KHKD

 

 

 

A Beautiful tabletop in Sun-filled Room

Finally, rain stops and sun is out. And most importantly, the weather is finally getting warm up to 70 degree in Los Angeles. I know it has been a weird cold for a very long time since last Nov.  I think I prefer the warmer weather with a lot sunshines. Who wouldn’t?

Well, it is March and spring is just around the corner and Easter is coming soon. I just cannot wait to put up a beautiful outdoor tabletop for entertaining with some fresh color palettes and romantic components.  What about you?

So, I decided to go through some photos and videos from the events we  have been to recently for inspiration.  Then I found this video I shot—I wish I could have done it better.  Maybe next time.  But the whole set-up, organic components, the sun-lights, crystals and yummy cookies in pastel colors and of course fresh flower pedals really talk to me.   I love how they have a large wood branch as a center piece with elegant crystal sculptures scattering  around.  The contrast between organic elements and high-polished items creates such a beautiful , moody,  refined yet relaxed and casual atmosphere.  And fresh flower pedals all over the table are just such a romantic touch. It’s a dream afternoon.

A Stylish Tabletop from an Art Opening

Guys, it’s middle of the week.  We probably all need a little bit refreshing break from the busy week. I recently went to an art opening reception and was really amazed by how they styled the table with all natural ingredients and beautiful spring colors. Of course, the food was just beyond fresh and delicious.  Everything  was made from scratch. So they are local and very Los Angeles. Here are some photos and a video I would love to share with you:

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It’s a relaxed vibe. Spring is here. Everything is so fresh and just out of the garden.  Don’t you just love these spring colors? They look yummy!
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The spicy Tofu rolls are gone but I just love these beautiful leaves.
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Yes. Rapeseed is in full bloom in Los Angeles.  I love how they style rapeseed flowers  together with pomegranate seeds–so spring!
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Here are the spicy tofu rolls. They goes very fast!
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In case, you are interested  in learning their story, here is the link.  I hope you get some inspirations for your backyard spring parties.  Life is about celebrating the moments.