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?
Today, Feb 16th. 2018, is the official day that kicks off the year of the Dog! I hope everyone is in the happy mood.
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) xū (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
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.
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.
The weather has been really nice lately. The roses in my backyard garden start to bloom. And there was Valentine’s Day. Therefore, I decided to do some spring make over a week ago. The color palette I used here is magenta, pink, lavender, gold and neutrals. Here are some vignettes I love to share here:
I am so happy to read an article in the WSJ that “After decades of stark, formulaic interiors, design is giving way to maximalism—a luxurious riot of color and pattern.” You can read this article right here
A powder room is where you wow your guests. This powder room features pink designer wallpaper, pale blue wainscot panelings, crown moldings, a Waterworks washstand, gilded Louis XVI gilded gold leaf mirror, a custom upholstered floral petite chair, modern marble floor and framed artworks. The mix-and-match approach of layers, patterns and objects make the space intrigue, elegant and sophisticated. The transformation from minimalism to maximalism truly deliver a big wow!
Wouldn’t you agree with me that lavender is ladylike ? It’s refreshing, chic and elegant. It’s a symbol of spring garden. When it reaches middle of February we are really looking forward to spring. Lavender , blush, pale blue with the pops of bright yellow and pink truly make this living room a heaven. Mix-and-match of chinoiserie, stripes and bold exquisite geometric pattern on the sofa trims make the room formal, sophisticated and whimsical.
First Friday of 2017 and the sun is out! What are your New Year resolutions? Thinking about your home? Maybe it’s time to make some updates since interiors change the way we think and feel. We want to think well and feel good, don’t we? Here are some home trends we predict for 2017. Please sit back and enjoy!