Happy New Year! Hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season. We’d been busy traveling and making keto cookies for the holiday season and here are some memories I would love to share from our holidays. Enjoy!
Wish you a wonderful 2018
Today is the last Friday of 2016. And it’s raining again. My rose arrangement for our Christmas table center piece is still beautiful. I just added some garden-fresh pink camellias. Now I am in the process of setting up a Mimosa bar for our NYE celebration.
Happy holidays! Hope everybody is enjoying the holiday time with loved ones. Just before setting our NYE party, I am finally able to put all of photos of our Christmas home decor 2016 together. I was having fun mixing and matching the traditional and modern, the old and new, the pinks and red, and etc… Overall our Christmas decor this year is light, modern and romantic with a touch of traditional.
Hope you enjoy them all.
For this year’s Christmas, I kinda want to use pastels to decorate our house but still keep holiday festive.
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:
- Go for pink:
- Have something exotic:
3. Have a touch of gold:
Dinner for two.
4. Use classic white.
5. A touch of red:6. Just mix and match:
7. Have something cute:Enjoy!
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:
Chinossorie, English china and some fresh casual floral arrangements with a lush greenery backdrop. Love the sunny day!
Here are 5 ways to host your backyard outdoor high tea party:
- Just do it.
- Start small—a small table, a fine table cloth will help you start the project.
- Always keep your eye on antique tea cups—they are the Queen for your party.
- Have fresh flowers.
- Order macaron cookies in different colors.
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?
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:
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.
Here are some beautiful pink rooms by other designers:
I hope these give you some ideas on your holiday decorations.
Hello, December! Christmas decorations are in full force. No matter what’s you mood and how busy you are, it’s really up to you to make any holiday season festive, happy and special. There is only one Christmas a year. Why not make it beautiful? If you are not into big construction work, there are so many different ways to decorate your houses in this holiday season. Here is our project I would love to share with you :
There are 5 steps we did for this project:
- Change the wall color from the old dull yellowish color to cheerful candy pink—it’s youthful, feminine and elegant. The traditional Regency walnut breakfast table, Louis-XVI chairs and trimmed upholstered sectional sofa add a touch of classic and make the space more grow-up.
- Add a cream faux fur area rug to make the room cozy and inviting.
- We go all natural from Christmas tree, green branches around beams to dried fruit wreath at the back of the chairs. It’s more fun, inspiring to play with natural materials. Here are some guidelines on how to take care of real Christmas trees.
- Have some modern brass lighting fixtures to make the room dazzle–it can truly fresh up an old space immediately.
- Make your table display festive and beautiful—it’s show time.
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.