Happy Chinese Lantern Festival

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

 

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2018 Home Color Trends I

Today is the last day of August!  Time just flies so fast.  It seems we just welcomed  2017 yesterday.   Then there are only 4 months to go for 2017.  Maybe it is a good time to reflect a little bit and look ahead to see what’s new and what excited next year.   From today, we will blog home and color trends of 2018 from different painting companies and home decor brands.

Dunn Edwards predicates that 2018 is about celebrations, individuality, tech, digital,  finding happiness in small things, etc…

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Breakfast Room Before-and-After

From traditional country to modern chic.

7 Ways to Dress Up Your Breakfast Nook

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Breakfast nook is such a cozy place where the family can hang out casually at any time during the day.  Maybe it can be your great work station if you just happen to work at home.  My favorite part is sitting in a sun-soaked nook area and look out of the windows in the earlier mornings and evenings.  In Southern California, the views of greeneries and flowers in the garden are always stunning.   For most people, this is the place to start and finish the day.  Therefore, we have to make it beautiful to enjoy and cozy to relax.  Here are 5 ways to create such a casual elegant nook:

  1. Build a tufted banquette  along the window and throw in some fun pillows;
  2. Have different styles of chairs along the breakfast table by using different textiles, patterns and colors.  But make sure to still keep everything cohesive;
  3. Use some cool wallpapers or wall treatment techniques to make this area outstanding and special;
  4. Choose an over-sized chanderlier to make a statement and make the space intimate;
  5. Have fresh flowers to light up your mood.
  6. You may have to do some garden works to keep the beautiful outdoor scenery.
  7. Make the ceiling unique.  Therefore, you are not only able to look out but also to look up.  How fun it is!