Hi, guys, it’s TGIF and we are still in mood for Christmas like playing Christmas music on Pandora for the whole day. What about you? How’s your day going on so far?
In spirit of holidays, I would love to share some of our amazing experiences of this year’s Christmas with you.
One of things we love to do is to drive through the country roads during a peaceful holiday afternoon and just watch how sunshine is beaming through the woods. We have one Christmas tradition is to have a drink or afternoon tea at Fairmont Grand Del Mar, San Diego. Nestled within 400 acres of coastal canyon, San Diego’s Fairmont Grand Del Mar is an oasis of calm and beauty—with a touch of classic 1920s Hollywood glamour. The architecture is actually Italian Renosance and the interiors is by the renowned interior designer Michael Smith who designed Obama’s white house. The Christmas decoration in Fairmont Grand Del Mar is top-notch, super classical and glamorous.
Well, hope you enjoy seeing these festive pictures. And good news today is that I have some great deals for you from Waterford Crystal, Wedgwood fine china to Nordstrom half-annual sales, check all of them out below and it is time to pumper yourself.
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:
Happy Monday, guys, one day to Christmas Eve. We had a busy weekends and scrolled around the town to experience SoCal Christmas festive. I will soon share some of our fabulous experience here on our blog . Please stay tuned with us.
So for those who still have not made their Christmas decor ready and for those who want to make the perfect final touch and want to continue their beautiful holiday deco through New Year and even through Chinese New Year, I have something very special for you. Yes, bar carts. They can be a very simple open shelves you just grab from Ikea or Amazon, or some fancy designer collection with gold or silver leave finishes. For whatever the style, I got you all covered today. First thing first, let’t take a look some inspirations. I guarantee these bar cart ideas will warm up your heart immediately and make you just want to jump start your own bar cart stying immediately.
So what do you think? After going through all of the above beautiful pictures, I bet we all feel that bart carts are must-haves for our home right? These bar carts not only serve as decorative pieces but also a functional full bars, isn’t that cool? You can style them the way you want–classical, boho, Scandinavia modern…
And of course, we styled our bart cart for our Home for the Holidays 2019 too. Check it out:
As you can see here , by just adding some holiday greenery, sparkling unique wine glasses and our whiskey collections, the bar cart suddenly become our holiday decor super star. So here are 4 ways to style your bar carts for this holiday season:
Focus on essentials. All you need are a few quality spirits to make the classics, a good set of cocktail tools(lime squeezer, muddler, strainer, and mixing tin are key), and some interesting glassware. Plus, buying less means you can splurge on higher-quality spirits. If you have a surplus of wine or liquor, choose the best-looking bottles and store the rest in the pantry.
Use pretty accessories for a layer of Interest and playfuness. Now that you’ve got your basics, it’s time for a shot of style. Color, pattern, and texture all come into play when styling your bar car. Vintage bar accessories such as cocktail stirs or picks are also a charming addition.
Go green and red palette with a touch of crystals, brass and silvers.
Pair with a stylish elegant chair or an art work to create that ultimate holiday vignette.
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.
Well, Christmas is less than a week. Is your home ready for the holidays yet? If not, we totally understand because we all have a busy life. And to be honest, there’s really nothing to worry about. It is what it is. Here is a trick question you can ask yourself from now on to Christmas : what is one thing, one little thing that I can do to make my home festive—that little things can be just decluttering your yearly-around mail mess, re-styling your bookshelf, getting rid of tired decor on your coffee table, add some fresh greenery and citrus fruits on your display plates… So, from today, we are going to share some simple tips to make you home holiday ready. As you know, we, Californians, always love laid-back style. So, please read on.
If you don’t have that much energy to do the whole-house Christmas decoration, we know that can be a daunting job, why not focus on one area in your house to make it festive, sweet, warm and super cute. We always love to dress up a little Christmas corner–use a pop of color, an unique piece of artwork, a statement furniture, and of course a fresh Christmas tree and some very cute Christmas gift boxes. Then you may feel you don’t really need to travel anywhere for the holidays but just chill out at this soothing corner with a lot of holiday cheers.
So here is our little Christmas corner for this year. It’s modern, chic, mixing high-and-low with some traditional Christmas elements.
Chic—a fresh nutral color palette: light pink , taupe, brown and white to make all of Christmas things shine.
Organic—We contrast traditional checkered pattern Christmas packages with brown paper wrapped packages to bring in some organic vibes.
Natural—We always love everything natural including Christmas trees.
Festive—Color of red somehow always bring holiday cheers to people.
Hope you find the above tips helpful and can reduce a little stress out of you.
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Well, we know we all want a grand entry to feel special. But sometimes, we may not have that space to create that drama moment. If this is your case too, please continue to read our blog.
So, we have many clients who even have a big house but not for their entry. So for this year’s Home for Holiday entry, we focus on creating a translucent, cheerful modern entry with fashion-forward but muted color palette incorporating old and new, and artwork and books to achieve a youthful yet sophisticated look. It may be a compact space but layered with a big style.
Holiday season is always about a lot of drama, busyness, chaos. So we want to create an actually holiday get-away at home. Rather than the traditional saturated rich color palette, we use warm cream at the entry to set a quiet and elegant tone for the rest house. Yet the gilded finish on a Louis XVI chair and lavender pillows , the brass and silver accents on the book-covers add a dose of holiday festiveness. The clear acrylic side-table with a white sparkling Christmas on it is such a crisp contrast with that traditional Louis XVI chair. So there is a burst of youthful energy that gives you a hope something new is going to break through.
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:
Well, I hope you started Monday Blue in a beautiful mood. Somehow, Sunday and Monday are two of our busiest days in a week, a lot of chores. But I really cannot wait to share with you some chic blue-themed holiday decor. I was in my gym yesterday and then I saw this beautiful Christmas tree decorated with clear gift boxes with blue balls inside, it felt so fresh and chic and your know last Wednesday,Pantone just announced its color of the year 2020, so I am thinking I am going to do a blog about blue-themed Christmas decor today. It is always so cool to try something new for holidays rather than repeat year-after-year same Christmas decor. So, I have a lot of goodies here for you today, have a cup of herbal tea or a class of blue cocktail, sit back and enjoy!
Wow, so what do you think? Don’t you love these Classic-Blue wreathes? Aren’t they just like a piece a jewel in your home? Classic Blue with silver, Classic Blue with natural branches, Classic Blue with white, Classic with Rose-Gold, which one is your favorite? I love them all and cannot wait to try the different color palettes for my home.
Well, after all of these beautiful blue tabletops, I truly want to celebrate holidays everyday! You can see Classic Blue is such a versatile color and work perfect with every color to create that chic, moody festival decor with tones of freshness, sophistication and modernity.