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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Elegant in Red

 

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Nicole Kidman arrived Emmy Awards last Sunday in a a Calvin Klein By Appointment grenadine silk gazar pleated bodice dress by Raf Simons. The gown was paired with Calvin Klein 205W39NYC pink satin sandals with asymmetrical crystal straps.  She looked absolutely elegant and stunning in color of red.  Red is the color of energy,  strength, power, determination as well as passion, desire, and love.  When paired with pink,  red create warmth, vibration,  excitement and romance  in both fashion and interiors .    It’s intriging, elegant, fashionable, ladylike and timeless.

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the Romance of Pink and Red

Here are more photos for pink and red paring in fashion:

 

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Elegant and feminine
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Youthful
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Edgy yet elegant
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the queen

 

Let’s look at pink and red pairing in interiors:

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Everyday Romance

 

 

 

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Fresh, fashionable, modern and ladylike
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Vintage and romantic
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Glamours and romantic

 

 

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the story-telling

Enjoy!

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An Evening of Art

 

Sometimes, it is great to be immersed in the ancient world.  When I look at each antique piece, I am always wondering what’s the story behind it? The people who carved the pieces, what do they look like and how did they feel when they were making them?

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Happy Weekend

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Classic Vibes

 

The true luxury is about uniqueness and being timeless.  It’s about the details, process and craftsmanship.

 

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5 Ways to Create a Spring Style at your Entry

 

It’s March! It’s time to fresh up your home since spring is here. Here are 5 ways to create a spring oasis at home:

  1. Use lavender and pink color palette just like the colors in your spring garden.
  2. Install one-wall of floral wallpaper.  It is going to wrk like a magic.
  3. Make sure have  plenty of  plants and fresh flowers —the best way to bring in natural.
  4. Get rid of clutters as much as you can.
  5. Re-organize the items by grouping them.

Happy Monday

Friday Vibes

It’s always fun to do some vignette shooting on Friday.

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Books are always such a great trick to style any vignette.  
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Ruby crystal table lamp and macaron cookies channel a French look.

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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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Spring Fresh Makeover

The weather has been really nice lately.  The roses in my backyard garden start to bloom.  And there was Valentine’s Day.  Therefore, I decided to do some spring make over a week ago.  The color palette I used here is magenta, pink,  lavender, gold and neutrals.  Here are some vignettes I love to share here:

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Playing different shades of pink. Love the pale pink table cloth which makes everything look so soft and subtle.  Gold truly adds a touch of sophistication and class to any space.
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Beautiful blooms from my backyard. I mixed purple and hot pink together.  It’s fashionable, chic and cheerful.
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a little vignette for love!
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the corner of our dining room.

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corner of the dining room

 

 

 

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Just in case you want to see how these spaces looked before,  here is the post for our Christmas decoration.

 

Happy Wednesday

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Before and After—Minimulism vs. Maximalism

 

 

I am so happy to read an article in the WSJ that “After decades of stark, formulaic interiors, design is giving way to maximalism—a luxurious riot of color and pattern.” You can read this article right here

 

A powder room is where you wow your guests.  This powder room features pink designer wallpaper, pale blue wainscot panelings, crown moldings, a Waterworks washstand, gilded Louis XVI gilded gold leaf mirror, a custom upholstered floral petite chair, modern marble floor and framed artworks.  The mix-and-match approach of layers, patterns and objects make the space intrigue, elegant and sophisticated.  The transformation from minimalism to maximalism truly deliver a big wow!

Happy Friday

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An Elegant and Chic Home Office

The symmetrical design and white-on-white palette transform this #traditional space into a neat, chic and more hip workspace.

 

Happy Thursday

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