Happy Lunar New Year! 2021 is the year of Ox. “The ox, in Chinese culture, is a hardworking zodiac sign.” According to a Hong Kong-based Fengshui Master, Thievery Chow, “People born in the Year of the Ox will be facing their ‘Ben Ming Nian’ — your own zodiac year,” so there will be more changes and instability in general. A few other zodiac signs will also be clashing with Tai Su in various ways, (Find your sign here.) Dragons may deal with challenging friendships, while people born in the Horse and Dog years may deal with more gossip and unexpected matters.People born in the Year of the Goat will be facing Tai Sui (Ying Tai Sui) this year, “meaning there must be a massive change ahead of them,”
Well, our suggestion is that maybe it it time to improve your luck in the year of 2021 by decorating your home beautifully. A beautiful and organized home make you feel happier and healthier, which, undoubtedly, will improve your luck. Don’t you agree with us?
Last night, we celebrated our Chinese New Year Eve with a Chinossorie-themed tablescape.
We hope you had a wonderful Christmas! We had been busy over the 4-days holiday from table setup, dinner prep to local hiking and sight seeing. Today we will share our Christmas Eve tabletop. For this year, we brought in colors to brighten our mood. We feel that traditional holiday color scheme actually makes us feel safe, comfy, relaxing yet upbeat and cheerful. So we use fresh green Juniper garland as our table centerpiece dotted with red Christmas berries and a large red poinsettia .
We have talked about a modern take on the color palettes of Christmas decor. You can click here to read the details. Based on several recent trend reports, pink is still going to stay strong and trendy for at least the next year. If this is the year you kind of do something different than the traditional way to decorate your home, we strongly recommend the color of pink. Pink makes for a youthful and refreshing burst of color for any holiday decoration. It adds a modern flair and soft whimsy to any holiday decor. Here are 8 ways to bring a rosy style to your holiday decoration.
Use pink for Christmas ornaments, garlands and stocking socks to create a playful and modern festive atmosphere in a dreamy way.
2. Paint walls in pink and then punctuate those pink walls with the gold wreath, candle holders and miniature Christmas trees to elevate your holiday decoration with a touch of festive sophistication.
3. A coral pink is nuance in the year of 2021. It is a warm pink–grounded, romantic and soft. If you are choosing tiles for your kitchen and bath remodeling around the holiday season, think about coral pink tiles. It is good for both the holiday seasons and off-holiday seasons. They add a sense of fashion to your kitchen and bath and guarantee you a merrier mood when you use these spaces.
4. We believe that the kitchen is the hub of the home specially during the holiday season. So think about add a small vintage Smeg refrigerator or other small appliances to play up your kitchen decor in a fun and chic way.
5. A pink Christmas tree is not only festive but also chic and playful . It adds a modern flair to your holiday decoration.
6. A touch of magenta is festive and glamorous. Think about reupholster your chairs, sofa, benches or ottoman in hot pink velvet fabric or just get pink cushions.
7. Add a pink accent furniture piece can modernize your space within a second. It is chic, light and modern and it is a nice counterpoint against your Christmas greenery and red.
8. The holiday tablescape might be the most important part of the holiday, so you can plan to set up a pink-themed Christmas tables-cape that is fresh, youthful, modern and glamorous filled with holiday cheers.
We have one day away to Thanksgiving. We shared some ideas for thanksgiving table last week and you can click here for the details. Today, we are going to share 11 more ideas on setting up a beautiful Thanksgiving table. So sit back, relax and enjoy!
You always can start from the entry by dressing up whatever you have in your entry by the branches and greenery from your backyard.
We usually have a back-to-back workout schedule over the weekend –long distance hiking and running. So it is pretty tiring at the end of the day. And recover is the key for us to get back to the weekly track. We usually do carbs loading over the weekends and find it is really help accelerate the recovery. One of our favorite things to do after the hiking and running is to just chill out in our backyard by the fireside and enjoy some garden fresh–some we got from the farmer’s market and some we picked up from our backyard. We feel those rich autumn colors really put us in a festive mood.
We have blogged about Thanksgiving decor tips in the past several years from the front door, entry decor to tabletop and food. We thought it would be a good idea to put them together here in case you need a little bit extra inspiration to host your own Thanksgiving dinner party during this on-going corona-virus pandemic. Our mantra is always about creating memorial moments in life.
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. Read more…
Fall decor is all about layers and colors. So I feel it is an exciting season to create something fresh, warm and inviting in the chilled weather. At the end of the day, we all love to come back a beautiful home and rest well. Plus, as we all know, the holiday season is approaching. So we can always start somewhere to make some changes. Since we are on the way to wrap our hill project in Orange county, I am going to talk about fall decor we incorporated for the entry. Read more…
Christmas and New year are officially 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! Read more…
Hope everyone just had a wonderful Thanksgiving Day. We usually dined out or went to relatives houses for a big family Thanksgiving dinner. This year, we decided to do something different maybe because of LA’s traffic. I am just joking although it is kind of true. The major motivation is that we have some fine China at home and we want to eat healthy as much as we can. Plus I was in a good mood to make some fresh flower arrangements and a Thanksgiving tables cape. So here is what we did. Read more…
Hope you feel these tips are helpful. This year, together,let’s pray every family safe and well.
Happy Monday! Hope you all had a wonderful Easter weekend. As usual, we hosted another backyard cocktails last weekend. But this time is for Easter. And yes, we had some eggs which we dyed them naturally by using blueberries and beets. Instead the bright typical Easter colors, we want sort of organic vibes.
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Happy lunar new year and Gong Xi Fa Cai. Year of the rat is officially here. We have had a big fun celebrating CNY since last night.
We made little mouses in all kinds–cakes, eggs, lemons…
Just let you know that we actually will celebrate Chinese New Year for 15 days. So in case you would like to have some fun to celebrate lunar new year, you can click here and hereto read how we create Chinese New Year Tabletop.
And interested in some Chinoiserie art, decor and crafts, click each image below for product details.