Friday Vibes


Another busy week. Time just flies. Hope you all have a fulfilled week. As usual, we chose some of our favorite Friday inspiration from Instagram and share them with you on our blog today.  So have a glass of wine or cocktail, sit back and enjoy:

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This is a dreamy place where we would like to spent  weekends. Don’t you just love theses trimmed pink tablecloth–such a beautiful backdrop for all of the gourmet foods and landscaping on the canal.

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A Beautiful Light-a-Light Event by David Monn

Guys, TGIF! It looks like that  we have been busier than our normal life before quarantine. Hope  you finally slow down and have some guilty pleasures such as doing nothing or having a cocktails with a little sugar on this Friday.

I always look forward to each Friday simply because I can spend more time in my backyard for meditation, stretching  or just laying on the grass listening  to some beautiful music.

And this Friday is quite special because we participated David Monn’s Light-a-Light event.   David Monn , the founder and CEO of David Monn, LLC, is  a renowned New York event master planner. Monn has been responsible for organizing and producing a variety of prominent events at locations like the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the New York Public Library, Guggenheim Museum, among others. His work is truly breath-taking.

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Spring Moments in the Backyard


When I am writing this blog, I am playing   @dnice IG live in the background. I truly don’t know what’s  American quarantine’s life like  without @dice Club Quarantine. I am grateful that he makes everyone feel upbeat, connected and belonging. Now it is one of our rituals to dress up for @dnice IG live  parties on Saturdays.


Well, spring 2020 is quite different.  We used to go to different design shows, natural reserves, concerts, galleries, public gardens, flower shows… And this year, we spent most of time in our backyard. Here are some of  my spring moments in my backyard.



“Spring work is going on with joyful enthusiasm.”—-John Muir

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Our Backyard Easter Celebration

Happy Monday!  Hope you all had a wonderful Easter weekend.  As usual, we hosted another backyard cocktails last weekend.  But this time is for Easter. And yes, we had some eggs which we dyed them naturally by using blueberries and beets. Instead the bright typical Easter colors, we want sort of organic vibes.

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9 Inspirational Ideas for Easter

Happy Good Friday!

What’s is your plan for your Sunday Easter while you are practicing your social distancing? We just have gathered some great inspirations from our favorite Instagram accounts in case you need some home inspo:

For any holiday celebration, nothing can beat a good-looking tables-cape with stunning textile choices that will cheer you up, make you feel festive and put you in a upbeat mood.  So please treasure those vintage kitchenware and tabletop handovers from your dear grandma as you know life is more fun when we take time to make it beautiful. And also, be intentional collecting those beautiful pieces that touch your heart–one time a piece. Therefore, many years later, you will have stories to share with your family.

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Design Industry are Stepping Up  Producing Medical Equipment

Good morning, guys, we run, jump and stretch in our backyard three times a day to keep ourselves excise and move all the time and get enough sunshine to naturally generate vitamin D that help enhance our immunity system . We just heard a news that there was a French guy who just finished running his marathon on his balcony. Wow, that is pretty awesome!  The point here is keep yourself busy like doing some home chores, DIY home improvement will definitely help you stay healthy.

The above video of Conan showing  you how to make simple repairs around the house just gives you some healthy doses of laughter.

Plus, when you take time to make your home beautiful, you do feel beautiful!  And now you have time to make it happen.  This is such a no-brainer investment.

Today’s inspiration comes from our design industry.   In the face of the growing coronavirus crisis, innovative design companies and leading manufactures  are stepping up producing medical equipment.

From interior design industry:

Hospital Mask Cover Challange🐝 we are donating all our usable fabric samples and fabric remnants to be upcycled into washable hospital mask covers to extend the usage of surgical masks during the shortages. We challenge all designers, fabric stores, workrooms and fabric distributors to do the same. In NWA please reach out to the Arkansas Arts & Fashion Forum for donation and volunteer opportunities. Please check in your area for similar groups to donate materials and time to.

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9 Ideas to Decorate Your Home with Books in High Style

If you have a lot of books just like us and often wonder where  you put your ever-growing collection once you’ve run out of space on your shelves, please bear this thought in your mind that books don’t just belong to your home library.  That being said, yes,   you can use books to decorate your home in creative ways.   And yes, decorating your home with books can bring a soul and add a tasteful artsy flair to your home, making your home come alive with full of personality.  Plus, Interesting books intrigue a conversation  when you have guests come over or calm you down when you are home alone.   Today, we are going to share 9 ideas to decorate your home with books in high style and purposeful ways.

In an  Entry:

An entry is where you want to wow your guests but at the same time to make them feel inviting and warm.  A stack of books have a magical power to ground any space. So  displaying beautifully covered large-format books together with stunning collectable decor objects and artwork in your entry often can help achieve this goal.  The key here is to choose large books with beautiful  cover design and colors that  nicely contrast or are  cohesive with the rest of the house.

A stack of black-and-white books  echo the black-framed artwork above to create a neat yet chic entry vignette.

A stack of black-and-white books pick up  black from the artwork and urn bases.

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18 Ideas for Chic Blue-and-White Spring Table Settings

Time just flies. Now we are approaching the spring season.  From Easter to Mother’s Day and all of the warm weekends in between, the dining table will definitely get a workout over the next few months.  Either refreshing your table with fine china, crisp linens, fresh-cut flowers and greenery, we summarize 11 ideas here for chic tables-capes and hope one of them will speak to your hosting .

We love classic blue and white color palette and it is also the color palette for year around. Pairing with spring fresh-cut flowers, the blue-and-white theme  set a pleasant and light mood for a spring celebration. The classic blue-and-white chinoiserie  always adds a touch of sophistication and elegance. With this year’s Pantone Color of the year 2020—-Classic Blue, we find more interesting designs on fine china and wine glasses in the shades of blue.


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Chinossorie blue-and-white vases pairing with spring flowers and a pastel floral pattern table-cloth is perfect for an al-fresco outdoor party when the warm spring weather is here.


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Wedgwood Jasperware Reverse White on Blue Creamer Cherubs Vase & Bell

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a modern take on the classic blue dinnerware with gold trims.


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The blue table-cloth echos with the blue on the napkin and plates.


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Mix-and-match style yet with in the same color families.


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A casual way to use these fancy blue plates.

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Wedgwood 5C10210222 5 Piece Place Setting, Renaissance Gold

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Floral pattern in blue–cheerful and ladylike.


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Casual, light and sophisticated.


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a royal touch


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Elegant and whimsical


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Host a stylish spring party.


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Ralph Lauren Cote D’Azur 4 Piece Place Setting – Floral Blue and White

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Easy and breathy


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Beach casual + refined beauty


Blue spring floral pattern creates a spring garden backdrop.

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Well, we hope you can enjoy your Friday like this lady in the video:

Happy Sunday

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Art & Design I from LA Frieze Art Fair Week 2020

Frieze Los Angeles returns after the sold-out success of its inaugural edition last year and quite a few high-end furniture showrooms put up very  impressed curated art  displays together with their new furniture collections. From today, we will start to blog a series on art & design.

RALPH PUCCI Los Angeles & Galerie Magazine present Jeff Quinn and Marjorie Salvaterra

About artist Jeff Quinn: Jeff Quinn was born in 1964 in Bucks County, Pa. Jeff graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1986 with a BFA in Painting. Residing in New York for 33 years, Jeff has worked numerous shows, group shows and commissions. In 2003 he presented his first show for Ralph Pucci, and is currently teaching drawing and painting at the Parsons School of design. In May 2012 Jeff created a painted installation of over 3,000 square feet of floor and walls for Ralph Pucci during ICFF’s furniture design week.

We love how Jeff Quinn’s calming muted-color paintings pair with  mid-century bright orange sofa.
Pop of red in the art bring interest into this vegnette. Love this marble cole.
Art,  for sure , will invoke a conversation at  this cozy  seating area.

Marjorie Salvaterra is an award-winning photographer, based in LA, who joined Ralph Pucci in 2017.

This is one of our favorites.
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