7 Take-aways for Hosting a Chic Holiday dinner party—Our Thanksgiving Dinner Table Scape

Hope everyone just had a wonderful Thanksgiving Day. We usually dined out or went to relatives houses for a big family Thanksgiving dinner.  This year, we decided to do something different maybe because of LA’s traffic.  I am just joking although it is kind of true.  The major motivation is that we have  some fine China at home  and we want to eat healthy as much as we can.  Plus I was in a good mood to make some fresh flower arrangements and a Thanksgiving tables cape.  So here is what we did.

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Fresh flowers always put us in a festive mood.  I know it is Fall and it is Thanksgiving. We are supposed to have some colorful foliages.  But we are in LA and we have Spring through the year.
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What a lush indoor garden!
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The view from my kitchen to the dining room.
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Time to play around with these adorable pink roses with other  purple and burgundy flowers and greenary.
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The best way to celebrate Thanksgiving—tons of hearty veggies with rainbow colors.
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A touch of Chinese style with this little cute bamboo steamer.
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The top view–crystals always make us feel festive.

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A set of red crystal china is a must for our holiday parties.

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Baked hearty honey-glazed purple sweet potato.

 

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The most popular dish from our Thanksgiving dinner party—beloved Belgian endive beef wraps with Sukiyaki sauce.  It’s gone after 5 minutes on the table.
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Roasted veggies with chicken broth and organic butter.
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Here is our dinner table.
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Our floral center piece.
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Chinese sweet-and-sour soup
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Time to enjoy a cup of herbal tea.

Here are 7 simple take-aways for hosting a chic and stylish holiday dinner party.

  1.  Make sure you are going to have fun.  If you are not a super chef or self-claimed one, you can just leave the truly heavy cooking to pros.  We ordered a turkey from Honey Baked Ham. It’s so yummy.  Therefore, I was able to enjoy myself while cooking cookies, cakes, veggies and setting the table through the day.
  2. Have a lot of fresh flowers.Flowers can instantly put you in a cheerful mood.
  3. Time to take out all of your fine china that you inherited from your grandma.
  4. Have something exotic that people can start a conversation with. We had Belgian endive beef wraps with Sukiyaki sauce and some Chinese steamed food and soup.
  5. Make your dishes as much colorful as you can. It’s festive.
  6. Cool mixed background music.
  7. Have a self-help cocktail station to keep your guest engaged.

Happy Thanksgiving Weekend

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Feel the Spring

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The first Wednesday in April!  We feel summer in Los Angeles.   It’s a beautiful season to see the full blooms everywhere.   In case you are planning to do some makeover.  The best tip I can offer now is to bring some natural inspirations to home.  You will feel fresh, happy and exciting.  Here are 5 steps we took to make this Spring-feeling living room.

  1. Install floral wallpaper with the bright colors;
  2. Upholster sofa with white linen to make it feel organic and natural;
  3. Have several chairs upholster in bright yellow fabric to brighten up the room;
  4. Use dark silky drapery to create nice contrast with the floral wallpaper and pastels;
  5. Have a lots of fresh roses and greeneries.

Happy National Decorating Month

Hello Monday

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It’s a rainy day and it’s Monday.  Sun just comes in and off.  When all know how that makes us feel.  What will be a great way to kick off the week?  The answer is if we engage some beautiful activities, we will definitely enjoy this Monday much more.  Maybe it’s time to make something special for your surroundings. I just created this little cozy brunch vignette by leveraging beautiful rose blooms outside.   I love it!  Here are 5 tips to design this beautiful space:

  1. Install some interesting wallpaper in this area.
  2. Have pop of colors.  Maybe it’s the color of the lamp shade.
  3. Leverage the beautiful outside view by framing it from inside.
  4. Prepare a healthy brunch for two.  Maybe it’s strategizing time for with the partner.  Conversations over nicely set-up brunch are always pleasant.
  5. Fresh flowers that will put a big smile on your face.

Happy Monday

Kristi

5 Steps to Create a Cozy yet Elegant Corner

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It’s Wednesday, the middle of the week.  Wouldn’t be nice to create a corner at home where you can chill out a little bit, recharge and keep going.  Here are 5 steps to create such a space as we just did for the client:

  1. Keep it simple.  Yes, less is more– chairs, table, long drapery and flowers.  That’s it!
  2. Choose neutral colors and have a touch of pedstals to create tranquil and pleasant atmosphere.
  3. Let sun shine in with diffused-light sheer fabric.
  4. From- the- floor- to- ceiling draper is the best way to make the space feel relaxing yet elegant.
  5. Yes, fresh flowers please.

6 Steps to Create a Stylish Dressing Room

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A pretty dressing room is every woman’s dream. It really doesn’t matter how big or small the home is, there is a always a way to make it stylish.  The dressing space we designed here is actually at the corner of the master bedroom. Here are the 5 steps we took to make the space very special:

  1. A pink pleated vanity chair sets the tone for the functionality of the corner.
  2. A white-lacquered make-up desk with brass hardwares makes the space classy yet modern.
  3. A whimsical lacquered mirror echoes the makeup desk and lights up the corner space.
  4. Lavender Chinoiserie wallpaper has a very feminine touch to the space.
  5. A two-tiered tray makes the desk very neat and organized.
  6. Pink and red peonies give a fresh and elegant touch.

If you are planning doing something about your dressing room, I hope these 6 tips help.

All the Best

Kristi

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