5 Ways to Create a Casual and Stylish Spring Tabletop at Home

 

Hope you celebrated green and had a wonderful St. Patrick’s Day yesterday.  We always love St. Patrick’s day not because it’s fun and cool, also because it is usually the time for us to kick off the season of Spring entertaining. Specially after the several times of raining showers, everything in our garden just starts blooming.  So, of course, inspired by the warm and clear sunshine and beautiful blooms in our garden, we decided to have a causal in-home celebration by cooking comfy Irish beef stew and put up an organic spring-theme tabletop to enjoy.  You may want to do the same thing too,  but may be just intimated by the complicated task and think maybe the other time.  Well, life is about celebrating every moment.  We are celebrating by doing and engaging as much as we can.  Therefore, it is much more fun for memories and does excise your creative muscles a lot.  But there are some simple ways to make in-home entertaining much less a daunted task.  Here are 7 tips we would love to share to make spring entertaining fun, simps and stylish.

 

  1. Just go to the outdoor and go to your backyard  garden.  You will be inspired by nature a lot and make you desire to bring nature to home.  Since our garden is blooming, we just got everything from the garden—grass, roses, wild flowers, branches, herbs…
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love these beautiful large yellow roses just picked from our garden.  They are truly the super star for the table-top.
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Fresh picked greeneries from our back yard simply make you cheerful.
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We always love to incorporate some elegant textiles for the table top.

 

 

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the wild flowers from the back yard.

2. Please don’t wrap up your fine china and put them away at somewhere you even cannot find.  Yes, please display your chinaware at the place you can easily see. Therefore, you always want to use them.

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love the details on the edge of this Italian white plate.
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The antique cup from Grandma

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3. Plan,plan,plan.  Write down the theme and food you would like to serve.  For St. Patrick’s day table top, we wanted to celebrate the season of spring, so we had  a lot of green-leaf veggies and in-season colorful root veggies.  The next is to prepare the menu. For ours menu is mainly  Irish beef stew with some green veggie cakes and green-leaf salad.  We actually cooked the beef stew a night before in a slower cooker.

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Guinnes is the key for comfy Irish stew to make the soup yummy and rich-flavored.   Our main ingridients also include grass-feed beef and grass-feed butter.
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4. Well, just sit back and enjoy.

 

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5. Take time to take the photos for what you just do and you will be inspired to host next party.

 

Happy Weekends

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Breakfast Room Before-and-After

From traditional country to modern chic.

Mother’s Day Home Decor Series

 

Mother’s day is just several days away.  We have created  the beautiful interior vignettes to honor this special holiday to cherish motherhood, femininity, generosity, gentleness, kindness, care  and love.  Mother Teresa said : “Mother is the heart of the home.”   We believe that home is a place that makes us feel beautiful and loved.   The color palette of  the vignette we created below is pastels mixed with a pop of saturated colors and neutral tones to express femininity , passion and gentleness.

 

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Friday House Tour

 

 

 

Happy Friday!

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5 Keys to Create a Chic and Functional Home office

There are 5 keys to create a chic and functional home office:

  1. Have a solid floor plan to think through how you are going to use the space–working desk, lounge area, meeting zone…
  2. Have a chic color palette to make you focus yet relaxing.  The color palette in this project is pink, blue and black. It’s chic, youthful.
  3. Have one strong statement. We painted ceiling in pink. This makes the space very whimscal.
  4. Keep it symmetrical—the key to make small space look bigger and organized.
  5. Have greenery—green plants relax you and put you in a cheerful mood.

Happy Wednesday

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A Traditional Reading Room with a Modern Twist

 

In a rainy day,  we love to cuddle up in this cozy and elegant reading room. The classic snow-white on tufted chairs and silk drapes gives this traditional oak-paneled reading room an immediate #modern fresh-up.   Symmetrical design adds formality while pop of hot pink makes space whimsical and feminine.

 

Happy Monday

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Holiday Show-house of KHK Designs

It’s the best time of the year.  It’s the time to celebrate, reflect and be merry.  I wish you enjoy your time with your loved ones at your beautiful and festive home.  Here is our annual holiday show-house 2016—2017.  Enjoy!

 

 

Pretty in Pink

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?

 

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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:

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Vintage Pink

 

 

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The project we did earlier this year. We used color of  black and patterns to compensate vintage pink, making the room more sophisticated. 
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Salmon Pink

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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.

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Candy Pink
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A bath project by KHK Designs.  Love the how Candy Pink pairs with floral wallpaper and black-lacquered vanity.

Here are some beautiful pink rooms by other designers:

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Hot pink and yellow and gold to create modern classic feeling.
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Hot pink–ladylike.  Such a traditional beauty.
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Candy pink and white dining table set–crisp and warm.
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Candy pink with antiques—a touch of youthfulness.
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Candy pink with dark red—classy and rich.
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Vintage pink with bright yellow—alive, fashionable and cheerful.
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Feminine

 

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Calm
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The famous London Sketch
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Ladylike
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classy and sweet.
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Modern Classic
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Zen
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Quiet Elegance
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Cheeful
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Soothe
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Pink and wood— traditional beauty.

Pink

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Time to meditate.
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Feminine
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Luxe.

I hope these give you some ideas on your holiday decorations.

Happy Thursday

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