5 Under-rated Appliances You Should incorporate into Your Kitchen

If you are thinking how to make your kitchen more efficient, more supportive for healthy eating and more fun for entertaining, here are 5 underrated appliances you definitely should consider to incorporate in your kitchen project: click here for detail



From Runway to Hallway—5 ways to incorporate fashion trends into your home

Fashion always inspires interior designs.  Wouldn’t be nice if we are able to please our eyes every so often by incorporating some newest runway trends tat inspire us.  Check out 5 ways to incorporate fashion into your home.







Chic Spring&Summer Entertaining Ideas

“The beautiful spring came; and when Nature resumes her loveliness, the human soul is apt to revive also.” –Harriet Ann Jacobs

Yes, Spring brings pretty blooms, vivid energy and a happy mood.

Here are some spring entertaining ideas we love to share:










A Mix-and-Match Living Room

From beginning of the year, we truly have fun to mix and match the room designs for the projects.  There are several key factors to bring everything together with harmony in a depth:

  1. Repeat the color palette to get the flow going.
  2. Use same colors but in different shades.
  3. Use same colors but in different textures.
  4. Laying the room to bring interest and depth to the room.
  5. Always pick up colors from area rugs or artworks for the rest of furnishings.
  6. Muted neutrals provide the best backdrop.

Here is a living room we just designed.  The patterns, textures and colors in the artwork is the key to inspire the overall decor.


Happy Tuesday

Family Mimosa Bar for NYE Celebration

Today is the last Friday of 2016.  And it’s raining again.  My rose arrangement for our Christmas table center piece is still beautiful.  I just added some garden-fresh pink camellias.  Now I am in the process of setting up a Mimosa bar for our NYE celebration.





Happy Friday


My Christmas Home Decor Tour 2016

Happy holidays!  Hope everybody is enjoying the holiday time with loved ones.  Just before setting our NYE party,  I am finally able to put all of photos of our Christmas home decor 2016 together. I was having fun  mixing and matching  the traditional and modern, the old and new, the pinks and red, and etc… Overall our Christmas decor this year is light, modern and romantic with a touch of traditional.

Entry—I used a lot of fresh greenery and red roses. It’s festive and makes you feel so good.
LOVE pink poinsettias–look  chic with blue-and-whites.
Here is our Christmas family dinner  tables-cape–red on red
Fresh red roses and pine branches.
the top view of our center piece.


Hanging flowers from the chandelier—a romance for Christmas
time for a drink


The festive corner
Wrapping the gifts.
Our Christmas family dinner—Pizza fondu. So delicious!
My reading room with the Christmas decor. A group of brass candles and magnolia garland make this room cozy and festive. 


The chandelier in my reading room with a hand-made Christmas bow.
Pink Christmas trees in our living room—it’s a modern flair.

Hope you enjoy them all.

Happy Holidays!



From Victoria Secret Fashion Runway to Hallway—In Love with Chinoiserie

Victoria’s Secret fashion Show, Paris,  was broadcasted on Dec. 6th.  There were six themes for the show: Road Ahead, Mountain Romance, Pink Nation, Secret Angel, Dark Angel and Bright Night Angel. With performances by Lady Gaga, Bruno Mar.  For Road Ahead part, it was mainly about Chinese influence—Chinoiserie.

Chinoiserie , (derived from the French word Chinois, meaning “Chinese”) is the European interpretation and imitation of Chinese and East Asian artistic traditions, especially in the decorative arts, garden design, architecture, literature, theater, and musical performances. First appearing in the 17th century, this trend was popularized in the 18th century due to the rise in trade with China and East Asia. As a style, chinoiserie is related to the Rococo style. Both styles are characterized by exuberant decoration, asymmetry, a focus on materials, and stylized nature and subject matter that focuses on leisure and pleasure, while chinoiserie focuses on subjects that were thought to be “Chinese.”—Wikipedia.


We usually do the pairing From Runway to Hallway after major fashion shows.  Here  are our pairings for Road Ahead part(Chinoiserie)

  1. Dragon— Chinese dragons traditionally symbolize potent and auspicious powers, particularly control over water, rainfall, typhoons, and floods. The dragon is also a symbol of power, strength, and good luck for people who are worthy of it.


Dragon application in the interiors will bring your positive energy.

2. Phoenix–In ancient and modern Chinese culture, they can often be found in the decorations for weddings or royalty, along with dragons. This is because the Chinese considered the dragon and phoenix symbolic of blissful relations between husband and wife, another common yang and yin metaphor.Victorias_Secret_011216_01-840x560.jpg



2. Red—Red is considered the luckiest color in China, and it is widely used during festivals and important events.  It also symbolizes happiness and joy.



Fashion Icon Diana Vreeland’s apartment


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Coco Chanel Paris Apartment



3. Blue—Blue represents the Wood element and also symbolizes spring, immortality and advancement.



Valentino’S apartment


4. Green— stands for wealth, harmony, growth;



Ann Getty’s house, the red-haired wife of Gordon Getty, fourth child of oil tycoon J. Paul Getty,designed by architect Willis Polk in 1906 

4. Pink—a shade of Red in Chinese.





5. Purple—it stands for divinity and immortality.

6. Yellow—Yellow was the emperor’s colour in Imperial China and is held as the symbolic color of the five legendary emperors of ancient China. Yellow often decorates royal palaces, altars and temples, and the color was used in the robes and attire of the emperors.



Wouldn’t you fall in love with Chinoiserie after all of these beautiful fashion and interior pictures?  Hope  you feel inspired for your home projects