Our Lunar New Year Tablescape

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.

Lunar New Year Tablescape
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Our CNY Celebration

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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.

  1. We made little mouses in all kinds–cakes, eggs, lemons…

Little mouse cakes on a Chinoiserie tablecloth.

Be festive.

A mouse family made for my nieces.

A mouse family made for my nieces.

Yes, we even made some mouse eggs.

We had a big lemon harvest in our backyard so we made little mouses out of them. Aren’t they cute?

We had a big lemon harvest in our backyard so we made little mouses out of them. Aren’t they cute?

We had a big lemon harvest in our backyard so we made little mouses out of them. Aren’t they cute?

Red envelops are part of Chinese New Year traditions.

We used all fresh greenery and flowers from our backyard.

One of our signature CNY dishes–HongKong style BBQ clay pot with all kinds of veggies and ground grass-fed beef.

We had cabbage wraps to replace traditional dumplings and spring rolls.

Happy Monk

Our tomato cocktails.

And here is our celery cocktail.

Chinese NianGao (New Year Cake) for the new year’s day.

Blessings from Buddha

Chinese New Year Cake and all New Year’s treats.


Yes, we always cherish abundance in Chinese New Year.

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.


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JTKDL Premium Handmade Two Tier Bamboo Steamer Basket Dim Sum Dumpling Bao Bun Chinese Food Steamers Asian Cooking Tools Set Steam Baskets for Rice Vegetables Fish




Chinese New Year Red Envelopes 2020 Rat Year Hong Bao Red Packet Cartoon Rat Lucky Money Gift Envelope for Chinese New Year Spring Festival Wedding Party Favors 8 Styles, 4.5 x 3.2 Inches (48)






Stargazer Barn – Premium Bouquet of Stargazer Lilies With Vase – Farm Fresh


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Smeg FAB32URDLN 50s Style Bottom Freezer 11.7 Cubic Feet Red Left-hand Refrigerator


Smeg KLF02RDUS 50’s Retro Style Variable Temperature Kettle, Red


Smeg TSF01RDUS 50’s Retro Style Aesthetic 2 Slice Toaster, Red


Smeg Drip Filter Coffee Machine, Red, 10 cup


Shop Waterford Crystal!

Shop Wedgwood.com!

 Shop Nordstrom Lunar New Year Collections:
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Happy Chinese New Year


Luna New Year Series 3—Behind-the-Scene Story for Our 2020 CLNY Tabletop

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Today we will continue to talk about the design behind our Luna New Year Tabletop 2020.  You can click here to read the first 4 design elements.

5. Unique and unexpected artwork. We used two of traditional Chinese zodiac rat paintings to pair with a deep blue abstract art. This unexpected pairing is fresh, fun and playful.


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After talking about furniture, color palettes and artwork, here comes our favorite part—tabletop.

6. Chinese blue-and-white vases are dotted on a modern marble table featured with a dragon navy blue runner to set up the tone for lunar new year celebration.



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Luna New Year Series 2—Behind-the-Scene Story for Our 2020 CLNY Tabletop

Every year we will design Chinese New Year tabletop theme. For lunar  New Year 2020, the year of the metal rat, we features the following elements:

  1. Color Palette—embrace Pantone Color of the Year 2020—Classic Blue with touch of traditional Chinese red and pastel pink to create a modern, intimate, chic and festive decor vibe. The large area of white paint in this eat-in space balance off Classic Blue and light up the whole area.  In this color palette, we have influences from Benjamin Moore Color of the Year 2020–First Light, DunEdwards Color of the Year 2020 –Mint Fresh and PPT color of the Year 2020—China Porcelain.

    Our Color Palette for Lunar New Year 2020
  2. Mix of modern and clean-line classical furniture to create a fresh, inviting, relaxing, comfy and feminine atmosphere where we are often drawn to for a holiday family get-together.

A banquette seating is trendy in any eat-in space, specially the corner area —it looks pretty neat, stylish and offer extra seats and storage for get-togethers.  The plush cushions, upholstered fabric and throw pillows together elevate the every-day eat-in spaces and bring in elegance.

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Chinese Luna New Year Series 1—The Artful Tabletop

Happy MLK Day, guys! We really started Monday in blue. It is clouded, dark and chilly in LA. So I think let’s do something counterpart, something happy and cheerful.   As Chinese New Year is coming Saturday(Jan 25th), so I am going to start a series of blogs dedicated to Chinese new year on home decor, fashion and culture. Today is series 1 of this week. First thing first, let’s get some inspiration. And here is a greeting from Disneyland:

Happy New Year of the Mouse from Disney’s Goofy

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