Our CNY Celebration

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Happy lunar new year and Gong Xi Fa Cai.  Year of the rat is officially here. We have had a big fun celebrating CNY since last night.

  1. We made little mouses in all kinds–cakes, eggs, lemons…
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Little mouse cakes on a Chinoiserie tablecloth.
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Be festive.
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A mouse family made for my nieces.
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A mouse family made for my nieces.
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Yes, we even made some mouse eggs.
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We had a big lemon harvest in our backyard so we made little mouses out of them. Aren’t they cute?
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We had a big lemon harvest in our backyard so we made little mouses out of them. Aren’t they cute?
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We had a big lemon harvest in our backyard so we made little mouses out of them. Aren’t they cute?
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Red envelops are part of Chinese New Year traditions.
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We used all fresh greenery and flowers from our backyard.
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One of our signature CNY dishes–HongKong style BBQ clay pot with all kinds of veggies and ground grass-fed beef.
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We had cabbage wraps to replace traditional dumplings and spring rolls.
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Happy Monk
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Our tomato cocktails.
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And here is our celery cocktail.
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Chinese NianGao (New Year Cake) for the new year’s day.
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Blessings from Buddha
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Chinese New Year Cake and all New Year’s treats.

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Yes, we always cherish abundance in Chinese New Year.

Just let you know that we actually will celebrate Chinese New Year for 15 days. So in case you would like to have some fun to celebrate lunar new year, you can click here and hereto read how we create Chinese New Year Tabletop.

And interested in some Chinoiserie art, decor and crafts, click each image below for product details.

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Happy Chinese New Year

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Luna New Year Series 2—Behind-the-Scene Story for Our 2020 CLNY Tabletop

Every year we will design Chinese New Year tabletop theme. For lunar  New Year 2020, the year of the metal rat, we features the following elements:

  1. Color Palette—embrace Pantone Color of the Year 2020—Classic Blue with touch of traditional Chinese red and pastel pink to create a modern, intimate, chic and festive decor vibe. The large area of white paint in this eat-in space balance off Classic Blue and light up the whole area.  In this color palette, we have influences from Benjamin Moore Color of the Year 2020–First Light, DunEdwards Color of the Year 2020 –Mint Fresh and PPT color of the Year 2020—China Porcelain.

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    Our Color Palette for Lunar New Year 2020
  2. Mix of modern and clean-line classical furniture to create a fresh, inviting, relaxing, comfy and feminine atmosphere where we are often drawn to for a holiday family get-together.
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A banquette seating is trendy in any eat-in space, specially the corner area —it looks pretty neat, stylish and offer extra seats and storage for get-togethers.  The plush cushions, upholstered fabric and throw pillows together elevate the every-day eat-in spaces and bring in elegance.

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A Day to Down Town Disneyland

When I came cross the news that Gucci just collaborated with Disneyland to launch their Chinese New Year 2020 collection, I felt super inspired and excited.  I was thinking that would be a good idea to visit Down Town Disneyland to check out their new design in 2020 and that also would be great way to greet Chinese New Year since  Chinese New Year is coming on Jan. 25th and this year will be year of the rat.   Disneyland is the happiest place in the world. So, guys, time for Mickey Mouse!

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I feel the happy vibe by the entry.
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And here we go, are you ready for a ride with us?

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Color of Red in Home Decor

Hi, guys, just let you know if you feel a little bit sad that the holiday season is over, I have a good news for you that Chinese New Year is coming.  Yes, Chinese New Year is on 25th of this month and this year is Year of the Rat and you have to celebrate it in a big way because the year of the rat always indicates a big fortune coming to you. So be ready to receive it.

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Well, Do above these adorable rats put a big smile on your face?  They are created by Shaun Teo Creations in Kuala Lumpur. I am a big fan of Shaun Teo Creations on Instagram. They craft all kinds of cute cakes for different festivals and events. I have been always got inspired by their work. I believe they are now opening pre-orders for those lovely Chinese New Year’s cookies. Just check them out on Instagram.

So, today , since I am truly inspired by the red color they use for their product, I going to talk about Color of Red in home decor.

Red, corresponding with fire, symbolizes good fortune and joy. Red is found everywhere during Chinese New Year and other holiday celebrations and family gatherings.

Here are some inspirations.

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Antique bookcase and Indian and Moroccan inlaid chairs, Ceylon et Cle. Antique bench in Pierre Frey stripe. Custom sofas and slipper chairs. Tassels and trim, Houlès. Sconces, Mario Lighting. Fireplace hood, Scenario Design. Curtains in Indian linen and Kravet ikat.
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Crimson Velvet
Creamy white paneled walls and curtains of gauzy, hand-embroidered Lesage fabric play down the formality of crimson velvet-upholstered chairs and the geometric slate-and-limestone-inlaid floor.
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The library of this 1920’s Manhattan penthouse is a striking laquer red with inlaid brass trim. Built-in library shelves and lacquered walls with brass detail, all by architect David Hottenroth. Chair in Edleman Leather, at desk, both 19th-century, French. Antique chair in Clarence House silk-horsehair stripe. Karl Springer parchment table, 1960’s. Window shades, in Holly Hunt wool, and sofa, in Brunschwig & Fils chenille, by De Angelis. Sconce by Christopher Norman. Carpet by Patterson, Flynn & Martin.
INTERIOR DESIGN BY NANCY BOSZHARDT

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Red, specially lacquer red on walls makes rooms look sumptuous and elegant. And of course, you always can choose red as an accent color.

So, ready for a touch of red?

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Refined Asian Style Interiors

A of touch of oriental elements in the interiors can always elevate your home decor.  From its colors, textures, forms to the craftsmanships, Asian style is charming, sophisticated and timeless.

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Sophisticated Chinese painting style folding screen
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Typical Asian color palette
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Oriental screen and vases.
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Charming blue-and-whites

 

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Happy the Year of the Dog

Today, Feb 16th. 2018, is the official day that kicks off the year of the Dog!  I hope everyone is in the happy mood.

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The Dog is the eleventh of all zodiac animals.  According to one myth, the Jade Emperor said the order would be decided by the order in which they arrived to his party.  Monkey, Rooster and Dog were in another country, helping a god defeat evil spirits.  After, they set off to the party together. Because they arrived at the same time, the Jade Emperor went by the order they met the god in the other country. Thus, Dog became eleventh.

The Dog is also associated with the Earthly Branch (地支—dì zhī)(戌), and the hours 7–9 in the evening. In the terms of yin and yang (阴阳—yīn yáng), the Dog is yang.

In China, it is still popular to name dogs Wàng Cái (旺财). It means “prosperous wealth” and comes from dogs’ barking sounds (旺旺—wàng wàng).  Read more by clicking here

 

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Fengshui and Life Style in the Year of Dog

Arrangement of Furniture

The directions of fortune and wealth for Dogs this year are the southeast, southwest and north. It would be the best to put the bed, worktable and sofa in these positions of the room. To avoid bad luck, do not put important furniture in the south and east.

Lucky numbers in the Year of Dog

The lucky numbers that will open the road to wealth are 4 and 6.

The lucky colors in 2018 

Lucky Colors in the year of dog: red, orange and yellow.

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Elegant, Passionate and Happy

 

 

Indoor Plants

Indoor plants are not only trendy but also bring you a tons of fortunes this year.   A great corner to place plants is the south corner of the office or home.

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To be continued.

 

Happy the Year of Dog

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