Holiday Tabletop—Rich Jewel-tone Color Palette

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!

 

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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?

 

Ready for Christmas

Suzanne Kasler is always one of my favorite designers. For over twenty years, she has created warm, inviting environments that strike a balance between elegant, traditional design and practical comfort.  I came across her Christmas deco for her own home back to 2012.  It’s just stunning.

 

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Simple Steps to Create a Fun and Elegant Easter Table-top

Easter will be a perfect time to host a family get-together.  You may want to create an unforgettable tabletop for this year’s  tabletop.  Here are several steps we did for our clients:

 

Enjoy!

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7 tips for Creating a Last-Minute Romantic Christmas Decor

Here are 7 tips to create a romantic Christmas decor if you need some last-minute decor ideas.

The first and most important step— take it easy and take a breath! Always remember life is to enjoy.  You can always have a light Christmas decor but still stunning.  Here are 7 ways to make it happen:

  1. Go for pink:p-2

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    Pink is festive, fresh, and romantic , specially mixed so well with gold, silver and jewel tones.
  2. Have something exotic:
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Yes, dig through your pantry!  I promise you can find some treasures out there.

 

3. Have a touch of gold:

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4. Use classic white.whitechristmas-1.jpg

5. A touch of red:touch-of-redredtouch-2.jpg6. Just mix and match: P-1.jpg

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High Tea, Please—My Backyard Pre-Christmas Outdoor Party

Today’s LA weather is very nice–warm sunshine and a little bit of breeze.  With Christmas around corner, I think it will be a perfect time to set up an outdoor table top and have a little bit high tea on this beautiful weekend sunny afternoon in Dec. Yes, we are just lucky enough to still be able to  host a backyard outdoor party in Dec. My inspiration for today’s setup came from the designer floral fabric I  got a year ago.  I really like the elegant pattern of the fabric and always think  how  I should use this fabric for my next decor project.  It looks like today is a day.  The fabric will be perfect to cover  my little French table  for today’s outdoor party setup. It’s British, whimsical, floral and really mimics the garden.   So, here we go:

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Chinossorie, English china and some fresh casual floral arrangements with a lush greenery backdrop. Love the sunny day!

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Antique emerald green tea cups—very British.
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Rich fall colors?  Love the brass, hot pink, sunshine and Macaron cookies!
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Table by the lemon tree.
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Start to play around the table-top decor. Love the color of lilac.
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Such  a soft and romantic afternoon glow.

 

 

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It’s high tea time.

 

Here are 5 ways to host your backyard outdoor high tea party:

  1. Just do it.
  2. Start small—a small table, a fine table cloth will help you start the project.
  3. Always keep your eye on antique tea cups—they are the Queen for your party.
  4. Have fresh flowers.
  5. Order macaron cookies in different colors.

Happy Weekend

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Pretty in Pink

In my last post, I shared 5 quick ways to decorate your houses for Christmas.  One of the quick ways is to repaint your wall colors.  I will focus on color of Pink in today’s blog.

50 Shades of Pink?

 

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Pink is romantic and intimate, feminine, loving, caring and extremely considerate. It tones down the physical passion from the red color and replaces it with a gentle and loving energy.  In color psychology, pink is a sign of hope. It is a positive color that inspires warm and comforting feelings. The color pink gives the feeling that everything will go well or be okay. Most people have heard of the saying “everything is rosy”. It may also indicate good health and success.

Pink in Interiors

Applying  Pink in interiors can create chic, fashionable, cheerful, feminine  feeling. Combining it with darker colors like dark blue, dark green, black or gray, you can make the color pink stronger and more sophisticated.  Here are some room exmples:

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Vintage Pink

 

 

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The project we did earlier this year. We used color of  black and patterns to compensate vintage pink, making the room more sophisticated. 
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Salmon Pink

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Another project we did this year. Pink wall provides such an elegant backdrop for the artwork –The Lady in Red. This salmon pink is rich, passionate and classy. I really like the way how it pairs with cream panellings.

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Candy Pink
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A bath project by KHK Designs.  Love the how Candy Pink pairs with floral wallpaper and black-lacquered vanity.

Here are some beautiful pink rooms by other designers:

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Hot pink and yellow and gold to create modern classic feeling.
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Hot pink–ladylike.  Such a traditional beauty.
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Candy pink and white dining table set–crisp and warm.
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Candy pink with antiques—a touch of youthfulness.
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Candy pink with dark red—classy and rich.
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Vintage pink with bright yellow—alive, fashionable and cheerful.
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Feminine

 

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Calm
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The famous London Sketch
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Ladylike
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classy and sweet.
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Modern Classic
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Zen
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Quiet Elegance
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Cheeful
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Soothe
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Pink and wood— traditional beauty.

Pink

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Time to meditate.
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Luxe.

I hope these give you some ideas on your holiday decorations.

Happy Thursday

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Pantone Color of the Year 2016

For the first time, Pantone chose the blending of two shades—Rose Quartz and Serenity as the Pantone Color of the Year 2016. The two shades demonstrate calm, connection, relaxation, as well as a soothing sense of order and peace. Here is our take on Color of the Year.