Hi, guys, happy Boxing Day. I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas Day. In US, we are back to work today and in UK, I guess your guys may have a crazy shopping day today just like the way we are on Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving. I did both and quite understand that hectic shopping experiences. If the physical shopping is not your thing( I know some of you may really enjoy that), I have something quite special for you today. But first thing first, I would love to show your our Christmas table because tabletop setting is always one of my favorites to do during the holidays. I just purely love all of the creative processes.
The flowers and greenery for our Christmas tabletop—yes, they are garden-fresh and are all from our backyard. I used Juniper branches, lemons, lemon leaves, camellias, red Christmas berries. They really help make such a lush and festive centerpiece for our Christmas tabletop. I love fresh real plants, branches and flowers. The natural smell always make me feel we are hosting a party in an outdoor wonderland.
2. Vintage plates. It is quite special to use some vintage plates on Christmas day to show off our special dishes. I always appreciate the details on those vintage pieces.
3. We’ve got some special drinks in stunning crystal cocktail glasses for this year’s Christmas–keto egg-nog
4. Last but not the least, we had some of these cuteClassic Bluecrystal bear miniatures and they truly light up our Christmas dining-table.
Well the special thing here in today’s blog is that since we use a lot of Waterford crystals and Wedgwood plates for our tabletops and would like you to know that they are both offering some amazing after-Christmas deals and you definitely want to check them out either for your NYE tabletop or Chinese New Year’s Table or whatever that special event in the year of 2020. Don’t you agree with me that life is about celebrating about every l moment ? Here are their offerings:
What can be more excited than setting up a festive Christmas table? And the best part is that we always can try a new fresh color palette.
KHK Designs’s Home for the Holidays 2019-2020—-Christmas Tabletop—featured with Pantone color of the year 2020 Classic Blue, Waterford Crystal wine glasses and candlesticks, Wedgwood dinnerware, GlobalViews accessories to create a festive modern classic tabletop.
So , here is our dining room for KHK Designs’ Home for the Holidays 2019-2020 featured with light lilac Chinoiserie wallpaper and design furnitures in a muted nutral color palette.
Inspired by Pantone color of the year 2020—Classic Blue, we would like to featured this dark blue shade on our holiday table-top. Opposite to the traditional green and red color palette, the blue color palette does deliver a super chic festive feel. And Waterford’s crystal glasses add a touch of glamor to the table. Meanwhile nutcrackers in navy blue and white uniforms talk to blue on Wedgwood’s fancy dinnerwares and Waterford’s dazlling blue holiday wine glasses. So the tables-cape we created for this year’s Christmas is elegant, sophisticated, chic and modern. A pop of red fresh flower centerpiece anchors the whole table and adds another happy and cheerful layer.
Hi, guys, Christmas is just around the corner. I hope you got a lot of holiday decor inspiration from our blog yesterday —Crystals for Christmas.
So talking about holidays, one of the things, I feel super excited is setting up the table. I like to try different design theme—-it can be casual, for example, just pick up some greenery from your backyard garden, lite up some candles with your favorite scents :
Or a formal one with using all of your fine china and wine glasses to the maximum.
I usually love to mix and match different elements depend on what’s available in the household. Setting up a holiday table table is about choosing right china, glasses, centerpieces, holiday recipes, wine, cocktails and linens, … for a particular theme.
Today, I am going to talk about 4 ways to set up your elegant stunning festive table with fine china:
A touch of gold and lace is always an elegant and timeless Christmas theme. When paired with fresh greenery, the whole table appears crisp, modern and fresh.
abAre you still looking for the ideas for your Christmas decor or holiday gifts?
Maybe you have been so busy and may need some inspirations to get your holiday tasks going. Yes, we have something quite special for you:
Well, what do you think? All of these Christmas tree decor and festive table-tops put you in the holiday mood? We know we are. Today is all about crystals for Christmas since they light up everybody’s mood, bring holidays cheers and a touch of luxury and sophistication to our holiday celebrations. It doesn’t matter your house decor is classical, traditional, old-house charm, Mid–Century, Scandinavia modern, contemporary, Millennium chic, Bohemia, beach lay-back, rustic, farm-house style, a crystal chandelier, a group of crystal vases with fresh flowers, a delicate collectable hand-made crystal bowel, adorable crystal ornaments shining among your greenery, crystal drink-wares sparkling by your fire-place will, for sure, light up your home, bring a lot of cheers and create one of those magical beautiful moments for you, your family and friends during holidays.
Crystals for Holiday Ornaments
We fall in love with these adorable crystal ornaments immediately. What about you?
Crystal Candle Holders
Just imagine, you put these elegant and dazzling scented candles by your windows on holiday evenings, you will put a big smile on the face of everyone passing by. We are sure that they will send you some good wishes. Holiday is about spreading holiday cheers, right?
Vases & Bowels:
All of the images above from Waterford official Instagram account and you can click here to get more inspirations My clients love Waterford crystal not only because they make beautiful pieces, have several designer collections but also some pieces are pretty accessible too. And as you know, we love mix high and low in our design to just make the decor more interesting.
My goodness, these crystal vases are so delicate and they will upscale your holiday decor in a second. We specially love Jeff Leatham’s collection. What about you? By the way, we will talk about Jeff Leatham in another blog since we are one of his super fans. So please stay tuned with us.
One of our holiday memories is to toast around fireside on the holiday evenings just to cheer and relax. We believe that you can relate too. I have this Client Lei and she said that every time the family toasts holidays, somehow by holding Waterford stemware always makes her feel very special.
The good news is that for a limited time only, Waterford is offering lowest prices (up to 40% off) on some holiday items . The offer ends December 16th at 11 AM ET. Plus,FREE Ground Shipping On Orders $50+ by Dec 16th for Ground Shipping in time for Christmas Delivery. So, hurry up, grab your holiday fancy goodies with unbelievable price-cut when supply last:
As ThanksGiving is coming next Thursday, it does require a little bit energy to put up a good festive dinner for family and friends. And yes we all know that means a good-looking table top and some interesting recipes besides traditional ThanksGiving dishes. So, we share 6 tips to set up table-tops in an elegant way and hope you will get inspired. After all, life is about celebrating every special moment, specially those with family.
Yes, pumpkins, pumpkins and pumpkins for your Thanksgiving dinner table–all different colors and sizes. They look particularly festive when paired with greenery and fresh jewel-tone flowers.
2. Besides pumpkins, go ahead to use pomegranates, red apples, permissions, and cranberries…
3. Have a touch of gold and have some glitters: silver, gold, mercury candle holders, glasses, vases…
4. A touch of Chinoiseries to add some sophistication and elegance to the table.
5. Light the table up by candles —they are moody and romantic.
6. Use the current trendy color palette to fresh up the table-top display
We all agree that Kitchen is the heart of the home and people love to gather together having fun in their kitchens specially in holiday seasons. And of course, how you style your kitchen in holidays will a set your mood for holiday celebrations. With the holiday season just around the corner, here are some tips you actually can apply to have a neat, fresh and chic kitchen ready for holidays.
Declutter. It is kind of pyicological thing that we all feel great and pleasant by walking in a clean and well-organized room rather than a room stuffed with things, junkies from many years ago. Our excuses are always like ” I have to go through those” or I may need them one of these days ” or someone may need them.” The truth is many many years passing by, those things are still there and if you don’t use them even once a year, they can absolutely end up in your home cleaning list. And by doing so, we actually feel much lighter and less burden and stress. In case you don’t know Marien Kendall–she is decluttering guru from Japan, you can get some advises from her book: The Life-Changing Manga of Tidying Up: A Magical Story (The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up)
When you declutter your kitchen, I find it is pretty helpful you ask yourself the following several questions(1) Do I truly need it?; (2) Do I truly adore it?; and, (3) Would I trade inner peace for this? The answers can help curb your pack-rat impulses, allowing you to clear out and move on.
2. Storage, storage, storage. Some really cool smart storage gadgets that will save you tones of time. I find out that a lot of people mainly focus on cabinetry, appliances and some other hard surfaces when they remodel their kitchen, and spend less time to think through the storage solutions since they are just accessories and their costs are not cheap sometimes and they always can add them later on. The fact is a lot of my clients rarely spend time to think about or do something more once they finish their kitchen remodeling or they just buy a little bit of this and a little bit of that and end up with another cluttered kitchen with new cabinetry and surfaces. So, it is actually a good idea to think through your storage solutions one time when you remodel your kitchen. Sometimes, those storage accessories coming with cabinetry are not cheap. If this is one of your concern, here are some suggestions for you:
A range of white hues have been my favorite color schemes since they always help create either a timeless classical room or lay-back crispy beach style. And most importantly, the whites are always able to work with other colors to create a very balanced decor. If you really want to use Pantone color of the year 2019–Live Coral, it is always a good idea to add some punch of warm whites to balance off this super bright hue to make the space more livable. And of course, who doesn’t love white-on-white tones to create such a soothe and relaxing environment. The good news is that Dunn-Edwards recently expanded its collection of whites in the Perfect Palette® color system with a new collection of 10 higher-hiding whites, offering design professionals and consumers even more choices.
Here are 10 new white hues from Dunn-Edwards
Almond Milk (DEHW01): a soft warm and fresh white that creates an inviting space
White Daisy (DEHW02): a brighter, crisp white with a touch of warmth that plays well with other colors, yet can stand on its own
Coconut Grove (DEHW03): a neutral, bright white that is clear and clean and a perfect pairing for pastels
Swiss Meringue (DEHW04): a neutral, soft white that balances warmth and coolness
At First Light (DEHW05): a neutral white with depth that is perfect for modern and traditional projects
North to Alaska (DEHW06): a neutral, cooler white that is crisp and clean
Sugar Swizzle (DEHW07): a neutral, cooler white with depth to avoid a sterile look
Classic White (DEHW08): a cool white that is illuminating and pure
Be Cool (DEHW09): a cool white that is brilliant and sparkling with energy, great for trim work and modern spaces
Icy White (DEHW10): a cool white that’s snowy and bright
Christmas and New year are offically in count-down now. Hope you are in a mood for just being festive to celebrate the end of 2018.
One thing that fascinates me about holiday is the cheerful jewel-tone color palette. I feel that most people are just too scared to use the rich jewel-tone colors on the regular days. But those colors are not just for holidays and they do make you happier and enhances your appetite. And most importantly, they are from Nature. So this rich color jewel-tone palette can actually put you at ease and remind you it is time to celebrate. I finally find the time to put together our Thanksgiving table set and will sure update this post soon. Enjoy!