Long-Weekend Vibes

Wouldn’t be nice we have this long weekend holiday and it’s in May.  It’s such a beautiful season to pamper ourselves with all of Spring beauties. My favorite are always about blue-and-whites, greenery, pink blooms, gardens, sunshine, fresh air… How about you?  How are you going to celebrate MemorialLong-weekend?

 

5 Ways to Create a Casual and Stylish Spring Tabletop at Home

 

Hope you celebrated green and had a wonderful St. Patrick’s Day yesterday.  We always love St. Patrick’s day not because it’s fun and cool, also because it is usually the time for us to kick off the season of Spring entertaining. Specially after the several times of raining showers, everything in our garden just starts blooming.  So, of course, inspired by the warm and clear sunshine and beautiful blooms in our garden, we decided to have a causal in-home celebration by cooking comfy Irish beef stew and put up an organic spring-theme tabletop to enjoy.  You may want to do the same thing too,  but may be just intimated by the complicated task and think maybe the other time.  Well, life is about celebrating every moment.  We are celebrating by doing and engaging as much as we can.  Therefore, it is much more fun for memories and does excise your creative muscles a lot.  But there are some simple ways to make in-home entertaining much less a daunted task.  Here are 7 tips we would love to share to make spring entertaining fun, simps and stylish.

 

  1. Just go to the outdoor and go to your backyard  garden.  You will be inspired by nature a lot and make you desire to bring nature to home.  Since our garden is blooming, we just got everything from the garden—grass, roses, wild flowers, branches, herbs…
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love these beautiful large yellow roses just picked from our garden.  They are truly the super star for the table-top.
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Fresh picked greeneries from our back yard simply make you cheerful.
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We always love to incorporate some elegant textiles for the table top.

 

 

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the wild flowers from the back yard.

2. Please don’t wrap up your fine china and put them away at somewhere you even cannot find.  Yes, please display your chinaware at the place you can easily see. Therefore, you always want to use them.

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love the details on the edge of this Italian white plate.
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The antique cup from Grandma

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3. Plan,plan,plan.  Write down the theme and food you would like to serve.  For St. Patrick’s day table top, we wanted to celebrate the season of spring, so we had  a lot of green-leaf veggies and in-season colorful root veggies.  The next is to prepare the menu. For ours menu is mainly  Irish beef stew with some green veggie cakes and green-leaf salad.  We actually cooked the beef stew a night before in a slower cooker.

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Guinnes is the key for comfy Irish stew to make the soup yummy and rich-flavored.   Our main ingridients also include grass-feed beef and grass-feed butter.
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4. Well, just sit back and enjoy.

 

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5. Take time to take the photos for what you just do and you will be inspired to host next party.

 

Happy Weekends

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Happy Chinese Lantern Festival

Happy Lantern Festival 2018, the last day to celebrate Chinese New Year.   Usually, this is the day for the family to get together again for the new year celebration.  The special dinner on this day calls Yuan-Xiao(rice ball soup). During the Lantern Festival, children go out at night to temples carrying paper lanterns and solve riddles on the lanterns.  t

 

Click here to understand more details about Chinese Lantern Festival.

 

Happy Friday

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What is Your Zodiac Color

Spring is almost here, the great time to start some of your make-over goals.  One of the  fastest and easiest way to fresh up your home  is to repaint the walls.  You know the colors you like, don’t you? In case you need some empowerment,  you may want to find out what your Zodiac color is.  By incorporating your zodiac color, you may feel happier and bring more synergy to your home.

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 Leo–Purple. It’s drama, mysterious and loyal.

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Gemini—Yellow. It’s sunny, lively and gregarious.

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Scorpio—Red.  It’s passionate, confident and romantic.

You can read the details by clicking here

Happy Wednesday

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A splash of Pink

For some weired reason, I always have a mood for color of pink on Wednesday.  What about you?  What is your mood color on Wednesday?  From hot pink, blush to muted pastel, pink always evokes feeling of romance, dream, elegance, feminism, sophistication and sweetness.

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Roses in different shades of pink for a Spring garden high-tea time.

 

 

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Pink flowers always look gorgeous with blue-and-white vase.
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The pink tablecloth pairing with  pink florals is always such a romantic approach for a Valentine’s Day  table decor.
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Pink flowers and birthday cake—my favorite!
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Pink and Pantone’s Ultra Violet means feminine and beautiful
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Pink with neutrals.
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Pink flowers add freshness and modern flair to this traditional dining room.
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Muted pink is one of signature colors for Scandinavia design.
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Pink and red means nobel, elegant and fashionable.
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Hot pink means pay attention to me!
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Pink— a soft touch for your office.

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Pink is spring color.
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Pink and brass—elegant yet modern.
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Pink walls and ceiling
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Pink bathroom
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A romantic spot.

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A vintage pink print over the fireplace
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a traditional beauty

It looks like we do use a lot of pink in our design projects.

Happy Wednesday

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Art of Entertaining

Chinese New Year is going to be Feb 16th.  And we are brainstorming a special tabletop for both V day and Chinese New Year celebration.  It’s going to a very feminine, romantic yet a cheerful color-palette theme incorporating Pantone Ultra Violet, vintage pink, some chinoiserie components.  And of course a lot of fresh roses.  Please stay tuned with us.

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Classic vintage pink

 

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Happy Saturday

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6 Ways to Bring a Little Lagom to your Interiors

Hygge might have been the décor buzz word in the last couple of years.   But this year,  Lagom, a Swedish concept is set to change the way we decorate our homes and look after our health and well-being.

Unlike hygge—the Danish idea of “coziness” that promotes warmth and comfort—lagom is a life style.  It means   “just the right amount,” focusing  on moderation and creating the perfect balance between not too much and not too little across everything from work/life balance to financial well-being.

Coming across a lot of recent designs and Instagram,  I feel that lagom interiors may be on the way to become one of the  design trends to watch in 2018!  Here are 6 ways to adopt a little lagom into your interior today:

  1. Efficient flow: Creating balance in a space is much more than just the aesthetics of the room, is also incorporates the way that the room flows and how it supports the way that you use it.  Will the scale of the furniture fits the space or overwhelm the space?    Can you comfortably move around the room without having to squeeze past furnishings? Meeting needs such as these, without overcomplicating the design is an important component of lagom interiors – take a practical approach to the design process for a space that offers everything you need. LAGMON-2061369-1485546693.640x0c
  2. Calm color palettes: The color of your home can have a profound impact on your mood and well-being.   We all find that calm, soothing natural colors such as white gray, muted pastels and light earthy tones can absolutly relax us and provide a simple and fuss-free foundation for a beautifully balanced room.
  3. Practicality  and functionality: There is a purpose for each room and decor accessories in terms of functionality and the way it triggers your emotion.
  4. Natural materials and craftsmanship: : Lagom promotes to make things less complicated and allow the natural beauty of materials and artisan craftsmanship to shine such as celebrating the grace of woven natural materials, the warmth of raw oak and the purity of soft cotton. IMG_2894.jpglagomscandinavian-traditional-kitchen-sweden-sweden-by-sigmar-2Lagom-Decor-2
  5. Layer effect: Tone-on-tone theme with various textures and materials to creat a warm yet sophisticated space.  lagomeclectic-bathroom-stockholm-sweden-by-studioilse-1Lagom-Decor-17
  6. Mix something new and something old to build up characters and personality: The antique, vintage pieces always add history, depth, story and charisma to the space, making it fun to live with and often spark a good conversation.  NPLivingroomholidayguestroom-1kitchen24.jpgIMG_3827.jpgblackinteriors.jpgLagom-Decor-18

 

 

Happy Saturday!

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Elegant in Red

 

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Nicole Kidman arrived Emmy Awards last Sunday in a a Calvin Klein By Appointment grenadine silk gazar pleated bodice dress by Raf Simons. The gown was paired with Calvin Klein 205W39NYC pink satin sandals with asymmetrical crystal straps.  She looked absolutely elegant and stunning in color of red.  Red is the color of energy,  strength, power, determination as well as passion, desire, and love.  When paired with pink,  red create warmth, vibration,  excitement and romance  in both fashion and interiors .    It’s intriging, elegant, fashionable, ladylike and timeless.

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the Romance of Pink and Red

Here are more photos for pink and red paring in fashion:

 

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Elegant and feminine
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Youthful
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Edgy yet elegant
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the queen

 

Let’s look at pink and red pairing in interiors:

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Everyday Romance

 

 

 

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Fresh, fashionable, modern and ladylike
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in muted tones.
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Moody
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Vintage and romantic
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Timeless elegant
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vintage and elegant
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Cheerful
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Classic and ladylike
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Graceful and serene
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Glamours and romantic

 

 

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the story-telling

Enjoy!

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