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.
Here are 7 simple take-aways for hosting a chic and stylish holiday dinner party.
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.
Have a lot of fresh flowers.Flowers can instantly put you in a cheerful mood.
Time to take out all of your fine china that you inherited from your grandma.
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.
Make your dishes as much colorful as you can. It’s festive.
I hope you all had wonderful holiday weekend. From Chinese New Year celebration to Valentine’s and President’s Day, we just enjoyed beautiful weather in SoCal. I will talk about these in different blogs. Here is our new project. I know it is rosequartz again. Why not? Compared with original dark grey color, this new rosequarts make rooms look much more alive, interesting, elegant and feminine. I am on my way to do 50 design projects with this color. We will see how we are going to end up. Anyway, let’s talk about this project. Here are 6 ways we did to make this living room more ladylike:
Change the original dark grey wall color to rosequartz.
Furnishing the room with quite elegant sofas, chairs in different shades of pink. Spring is coming, isn’t it?
Keep the original wood floor to give it sense of history and depth.
Big silk-shaded chandelier anchor the whole space.
Antique artwork on the walls to show the high-taste of the owner.