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!
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?
Happy Lantern Festival 2018, the last day to celebrate Chinese New Year. Usually, this is the day for the family to get together again for the new year celebration. The special dinner on this day calls Yuan-Xiao(rice ball soup). During the Lantern Festival, children go out at night to temples carrying paper lanterns and solve riddles on the lanterns. t
Today, Feb 16th. 2018, is the official day that kicks off the year of the Dog! I hope everyone is in the happy mood.
The Dog is the eleventh of all zodiac animals. According to one myth, the Jade Emperor said the order would be decided by the order in which they arrived to his party. Monkey, Rooster and Dog were in another country, helping a god defeat evil spirits. After, they set off to the party together. Because they arrived at the same time, the Jade Emperor went by the order they met the god in the other country. Thus, Dog became eleventh.
The Dog is also associated with the Earthly Branch (地支—dì zhī) xū (戌), and the hours 7–9 in the evening. In the terms of yin and yang (阴阳—yīn yáng), the Dog is yang.
In China, it is still popular to name dogs Wàng Cái (旺财). It means “prosperous wealth” and comes from dogs’ barking sounds (旺旺—wàng wàng). Read more by clicking here
Fengshui and Life Style in the Year of Dog
Arrangement of Furniture
The directions of fortune and wealth for Dogs this year are the southeast, southwest and north. It would be the best to put the bed, worktable and sofa in these positions of the room. To avoid bad luck, do not put important furniture in the south and east.
Lucky numbers in the Year of Dog
The lucky numbers that will open the road to wealth are 4 and 6.
The lucky colors in 2018
Lucky Colors in the year of dog: red, orange and yellow.
Indoor plants are not only trendy but also bring you a tons of fortunes this year. A great corner to place plants is the south corner of the office or home.
Benjamin Moor’s design team spent a year-long research journey to 30 cities across 12 countries, traveling nearly 100,000 miles. The team of seven Colour & Design experts attended more than 20 industry shows capturing more than 42,200 photos that illustrate points of inspiration from the arts, design, architecture, pop culture, fashion, home furnishings, and more. Their collective findings demonstrated an emergence of red hues, embodying the change, strength, confidence and vitality that permeates cultural movements around the world. Today Benjamin Moor announced their color of the year 2018—Caliente AF-290. This warm red with hint of orange, is strong, cheerful, radiant and full of energy.
The colour leader also unveiled Colour Trends 2018, a curated palette of 23 highly influential hues that enliven any room by adding depth and energy. The palette incorporates a full spectrum of reds, from hints of blush to deep oxbloods, while ensuring seamless pairings with a carefully selected range of whites, neutrals, and complementary bold hues. The Benjamin Moore Colour Trends 2018 palette includes:
Artworks reflect home owner’s taste and make the space truly come to live. However, the way to display the art on the walls either make or break the room. Here are some tips on how to hang art like a pro: