4 Ways to Create Your Stunning Holiday Table with Fine China

Hi, guys, Christmas is just around the corner. I hope you got a lot of holiday decor inspiration from our blog yesterday —Crystals for Christmas.  

So talking about holidays, one of the things, I feel super excited is setting up the table. I like  to try different design theme—-it can be casual, for example, just  pick up some greenery from your backyard garden, lite up some candles with your favorite scents :

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Or a formal one with using all of your fine china and wine glasses to the maximum.

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I usually love to mix and match different elements depend on what’s available in the household. Setting up a holiday table table is about choosing right china, glasses, centerpieces, holiday recipes, wine, cocktails and linens, … for a particular theme.

Today, I am going to talk about 4 ways to set up your  elegant stunning festive table with fine china:

  1. A touch of gold and lace is always an elegant and  timeless Christmas theme. When paired with fresh greenery, the whole table appears crisp, modern and fresh.11-vera-wang-lace-gold.jpg

Shop the Look:

Vera Lace Gold Accent Salad Plate

Inspired by the brightly hued corsages from renowned New York designer Vera Wang’s brid… [More]

Price: $50.00

Vera Lace Gold Soup/Cereal Bowl

Inspired by luxurious details from Vera Wang’s bridal gowns, the Vera Lace collection i… [More]

Price: $33.00

Vera Lace Gold 4-Piece Setting

Inspired by luxurious details from Vera Wang’s bridal gowns, the Vera Lace collection i… [More]

Price: $130.00

2. Choose rich jewel-tone china paired with harvest fruits and your backyard greenery if you are not afraid to show off. It’s bold, cool and luxurious.12-renaissance-gold.jpg  Shop the Look:

Renaissance Gold Salad Plate

Wedgwood drew upon its considerable archive for this indulgent range. Steeped in authen… [More]

Price: $28.99

Renaissance Gold Tea Saucer

Wedgwood drew upon its considerable archive for this indulgent range. Steeped in authen… [More]

Price: $18.99

Renaissance Gold Teacup

Wedgwood drew upon its considerable archive for this indulgent range. Steeped in authen… [More]

Price: $34.99

Renaissance Gold 5-Piece Place Setting

Wedgwood drew upon its considerable archive for this indulgent range. Steeped in authen… [More]

Price: $149.99

Renaissance Gold 4-Piece Place Setting

Steeped in authenticity while maintaining a modern, classic style, Renaissance Gold com… [More]

Price: $139.99

Renaissance Gold Scroll Accent Salad Plate

Wedgwood drew upon its considerable archive for this indulgent range. Steeped in authen… [More]

Price: $50.00

Renaissance Gold Oval Platter

Wedgwood drew upon its considerable archive for this indulgent range. Steeped in authen… [More]

Price: $205.00

Renaissance Gold Gravy Boat Stand

Wedgwood drew upon its considerable archive for this indulgent range. Steeped in authen… [More]

Price: $95.00

3. Stay with white Christmas theme with high quality pieces to create a calming, noble and high-end  tabletop:

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Shop the Look:

Vera Perfect White Dinner Plate, Set of 4

Vera Perfect White dinnerware embodies the Wedgwood and Vera Wang partnership, by elega… [More]

Price: $99.00

Vera Perfect White Salad Plate, Set of 4

Vera Perfect White dinnerware embodies the Wedgwood and Vera Wang partnership, by elega… [More]

Price: $79.00

Vera Perfect White Soup/Cereal Bowl, Set of 4

Vera Perfect White dinnerware embodies the Wedgwood and Vera Wang partnership, by elega… [More]

Price: $89.00

Vera Perfect White Mug, Set of 4

Vera Perfect White dinnerware perfectly embodies the Wedgwood and Vera Wang partnership… [More]

Price: $69.00

Intaglio 4-Piece Place Setting

Contemporary meets classical with the Intaglio pattern, which combines the embossed tex… [More]

Price: $79.99

4. Have a little romance for your holiday afternoon tea party.

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Wonderlust 8in Plate, Set of 4

Take a journey around the world with the Wonderlust collection, an eclectic mix of trea… [More]

Price: $139.95

Wonderlust Mug Set of 2

Take a journey around the world with the Wonderlust collection, an eclectic mix of trea… [More]

Price: $79.95

Wonderlust Yellow Tonquin – Herbal Tea

Inspired by the wonders of travel, Wedgwood’s Wonderlust Tea collection offers a curate… [More]

Price: $12.95

Butterfly Bloom Butterfly Posy Teacup & Sa…

Butterfly Bloom is a tea garden for today. Its vintage floral designs, inspired by patt… [More]

Price: $44.95

Butterfly Bloom Spring Blossom Teacup & Sa…

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Price: $44.95

Butterfly Bloom Floral Bouquet Teacup & Sa…

Butterfly Bloom is a tea garden for today. Its vintage floral designs, inspired by patt… [More]

Price: $44.95

Butterfly Bloom Blue Peony Teacup & Saucer

Butterfly Bloom is a tea garden for today. Its vintage floral designs, inspired by patt… [More]

Price: $44.95

Butterfly Bloom Blue Peony & Butterfly Pos…

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Price: $89.95
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10 New White Hues from Dunn-Edwards

A range of white hues have been my favorite color schemes since they always help create either a timeless classical room or lay-back crispy beach style. And most importantly, the whites are always able to work with other colors to create a very balanced decor. If you really want to use Pantone color of the year 2019–Live Coral, it is always a good idea to add some punch of warm whites to balance off this super bright hue to make the space more livable. And of course, who doesn’t love white-on-white tones to create  such a soothe and relaxing environment. The good news is that Dunn-Edwards recently expanded its collection of whites in the Perfect Palette® color system with a new collection of 10 higher-hiding whites, offering design professionals and consumers even more choices.

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Here are 10 new white hues from Dunn-Edwards

  • Almond Milk (DEHW01): a soft warm and fresh white that creates an inviting space
  • White Daisy (DEHW02): a brighter, crisp white with a touch of warmth that plays well with other colors, yet can stand on its own
  • Coconut Grove (DEHW03): a neutral, bright white that is clear and clean and a perfect pairing for pastels
  • Swiss Meringue (DEHW04): a neutral, soft white that balances warmth and coolness
  • At First Light (DEHW05): a neutral white with depth that is perfect for modern and traditional projects
  • North to Alaska (DEHW06): a neutral, cooler white that is crisp and clean
  • Sugar Swizzle (DEHW07): a neutral, cooler white with depth to avoid a sterile look
  • Classic White (DEHW08): a cool white that is illuminating and pure
  • Be Cool (DEHW09): a cool white that is brilliant and sparkling with energy, great for trim work and modern spaces
  • Icy White (DEHW10): a cool white that’s snowy and bright

You can view the whole collection by clicking here

And we are in the process to reveal our Holiday Show-House 2019–2020 and yes, we use a lot of white-on-white tones, you can click here to check the cream dining room  we just revealed today

 

Happy Tuesday

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Monday House Tour

Hope you are just like me and are desperate for some colors for Monday to drive away the “Blues”.  If that is the case, I just came across a fashion-forward colorful London town house and would love to share with you all here today. So, enjoy!

 

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I am always fascinated by artworks installed in kitchens. This oversized navy-blue artwork for sure let me want to spend more time in this kitchen. 
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Hot orange and warm cream create cheerful and inviting decor.

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Sunny yellow is going to be huge for this coming fall and winter time. The reason? We have had grey tones for so many years. Time for so,methibg fresh and different.

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You can take a complete tour of this house by clicking here

 

Happy Monday

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How to Choose High-quality Glass Tiles for Your Projects

Glass tiles have high visual effect and often do a wander in any space by their beautiful colors and shimmers. I often used glass tiles for kitchen backsplashes, showers, wall treatment, spas and pool areas, etc…  They are just like jewels for home while adding a touch of modernity to any kind of design.  However, not all glass tiles come in same quality and their installation also more complicated than ceramic tiles or porcelain tiles. Before we talk about how to choose right glass tiles, let’s take a look at glass tile’s history.

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Glass Tile History

Glass was used in mosaics as early as 2500 BC, but it took until the 3rd century BC before innovative artisans in Greece, Persia and India created glass tiles.

Whereas clay tiles are dated as early as 8000 BC, there were significant barriers to the development of glass tiles, included the high temperatures required to melt glass, and the complexities of mastering various annealing curves for glass.

In recent years, glass tiles have become popular for both field and accent tiles. This trend can be attributed to recent technological breakthroughs, as well as the tiles’ inherent properties, in particular their potential to impart intense color and reflect light, and their imperviousness to water. You can click here for more info

Types of Glass Tiles

  • Cast glass tiles are formed in a liquid state at temperatures of 1600°F or higher. Cast glass surfaces are usually wavy or slightly textured with inherent folds, bubbles, and creases. The casting process produces color throughout the piece, similarly to marble – not the natural stone product used for countertops, but the little round marbles we played with as kids!
  • Fused glass tiles are generally made from sheet glass that has been altered through heat. During the production process, multiple layers of glazes and similar materials are added in stages, which yields varying colors and patterns. Fused glass tile surfaces can be smooth, textured, uniform, or non-uniform.

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  • Coated glass tiles are made from sheet glass that has been altered at lower temperatures. These tiles will have color coatings applied to the back of transparent glass, which allows the back-coated colors to transfer through clear glass.

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How to choose right glass tile for your project

The above 3 types of glass tiles are formed in the different temperatures. Usually the higher of the temperatures, the more durable glass tiles are. But of course, the proper annealing is quite critical to avoid crack or breaking due to the sudden temperature change. Cast glass tiles can be used for pool, flooring and outdoor. Coated glass tiles are recommenced to be used for kitchen backsplash.

The most important thing to choose glass tile is actually to ask manufacturers’ data sheet. Here is an example of  the data sheet of what good quality glass tiles look like:

” manufactured by casting molten glass at 2500oF, mixed with mineral oxide colorants into molds. The raw materials are entirely recycled high quality glass, primarily waste and scrap glass from the automotive industry as well as recycled glass from CRT’s and glass containers from the food and pharmaceutical industries. As part of the manufacturing process all mosaics are fully annealed to enhance durability.”

 

Manufacturing Standard:

Our glass mosaics are made to meet or exceed the requirements of ANSI A137.2 American National

Standard Specifications for Glass Tile.

– Chemical Resistance ASTM C650-04; – No Effects Class A

– Thermal Shock Resistance ANSI A137.2-7.9; No Defects – Pass

– Breaking Strength ASTM C648; – Passes

– Water Absorption ASTM C373; – Impervious

– Crazing Resistance ASTM C424; – Passes

– Facial Dimensions/Thickness ASTM C499; – Passes

– Warpage ASTM C485-09; – Passes
– Freeze/Thaw ASTM C1026-13; – Passes– Slip Resistance DCOF Acutest; – .33 AVG.

 

Installation:

Installation instructions are provided with every box of glass mosaics. All tile installers should be familiar with the installation methods shown in The Tile Council of North America’s Handbook for Ceramic, Glass, and Stone Tile Installation.

For detailed instructions related to specific installations contact your installation materials manufacturer for their most up-to-date recommendation of an installation system.

Gradation Blends;

Custom gradation blends are offered in all sizes and layouts. Blends can include colors, finishes and textures. Dimensions of the finished installation should be provided when requesting a gradation blend.”

Hope you find above information helpful.

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Happy Friday

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3 Trends of High-end Rugs

Often, we like to start an interior design project from a rug the client  falls in love with. We  pick up  the textures, colors and patterns in the rug design for the rest of the house. Therefore, choosing a right rug plays such an important role in defining any room style.  Here are 3 trends of high-end rugs:

  1. Unique design.  More and more people nowadays don’t really want those products served for the mass market–same design, same technique… Rather they prefer something different and has wow factors.
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Design inspired by artworks.
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Design inspired by architecture

2. Special Forms

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3. Organic and earthy tone.

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5 Ways to Streamline Furniture Customization Process

 

Often time, when we try to furnish the room, we just cannot find that right piece to fit the space, match the current interiors, add piece of personality  and have all of the bells and whistles clients want.  This, then, will be the perfect moment to customize whatever the pieces we need. Sometimes, the process can be really tedious since we have to make prototypes and get approvals from the clients.   And of course, the clients usually have their budgets.  For the following project  we did, the client has dark brown wood cabinets in her kitchen—kind of cookie-cutter style.  .  We had a very hard time to find the right bar chairs for the island. She wants something light, elegant yet very cool.  So we decided to customize the chairs for her.  We have two purposes on our minds before we started the jobs: 1) Light up the dark brown kitchen cabinets 2) Add a touch feminity.  We tackle the issues by focusing on creating the shape of bar chairs and searching the right fabric.  we chose sky-blue performance velvet for the chair fronts and rose embriodery silk for the back.  The clients really like the end result.

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We are creating the bar chair prototype.  The shape of the bar chair is cute and playful, which ease off the seriousness of the dark brown wood cabinets create in the kitchen.   The chair can be rotated and the large  seat area offer extra comfy.
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Whimsical rose emboidery  blue silk adds a touch of  elegance  to the dark kitchen.
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The end result that the client falls in love with.  Yes, we do the floral arrangement too.

 

 

There are 5 take-aways from tones of the projects we did to streamline the whole furniture customization process:

  1. Always keep eye on vendors’ offers and options to simplify the custom-made work.
  2. Understand exactly what clients want and their top priorities.
  3. Develop good relationship with local workrooms and stay with ones who are able to  understand and express your ideas better.
  4. The finishes and fabric of custom-made pieces are always very important.  They will either make or break the jobs.  So the key thing is always to look for and learn the new fabric and finishes out there.
  5.  Be inspired all the time.  the inspired mind can create magical.

 

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Friday Eye-candies— Glamours Hollywood Homes

TGIF!  After a long week, I hope you are able to wind down for a relaxing Friday evening with a glass of red wine and enjoy some of the glamous interiors I am going going to share with you in this blog.  They are either edgy on the color palettes, having one of the art collections or still keeping flawless classic charm:

 

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“The chartreuse color in the dining room actually inspired the entire space.”
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vintage white

 

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statement pendant

 

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indoor-outdoor vibes
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mix-and-match
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classic English charm.

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Happy Friday

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