Our Memorial Day Backyard Cocktail Party

 

 

We are hosting another BBQ & Cocktail party in our backyard for Memorial Day celebration. From my home to yours, wish you a happy Memorial Day.

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A Day in A Local Outdoor Garden

 

What can be nicer than strolling around a garden in a beautiful sunny day after staying home for so long when it is still the spring season. Some of businesses are re-opening over this Memorial Weekend. So we decided to visit a local  outdoor garden by the coast for some fresh air and pretty blooms.

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5 Simple Ways to Spice Up Your Outdoor Living Space

With summer is approaching, you may plan to spend more time in your porch, balcony or backyard although you have probably already spent  quite a lot of time outdoor for this strange quarantine time if you are from California like us. If your are a little bit tired of your outdoor living space and would like to give it a quick makeover, we have a good news for you–there are 5 simple ways that you can do to spice up your outdoor living space right now.

  1. Get some fresh pillows in blue-white, striped pattern, hot pink or elegant neutral. You can simply throw these pillows on your IKEA outdoor chairs or your grandma’s rusted iron Victoria bench, those adorable pillows will bring in a whole new level of energy and cheers to your outdoor space.

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5 Trends for Outdoor Living Spaces

As we celebrate Earth Day today, what are you doing today to connect with nature specially we are at this strange time. Today, we are going to share 5 trends for outdoor living spaces.

1. Stylish high-performance  indoor-outdoor fabric on furniture.

 

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Our Backyard Easter Celebration

Happy Monday!  Hope you all had a wonderful Easter weekend.  As usual, we hosted another backyard cocktails last weekend.  But this time is for Easter. And yes, we had some eggs which we dyed them naturally by using blueberries and beets. Instead the bright typical Easter colors, we want sort of organic vibes.

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The Colorful Urban Landscape of DTLA

 

DTLA has being gone through the major transformation within last several years. Every time, we are here, we always can see something new and feel something new.   So it is pretty exciting experience to explore new DTLA for food, cafe, architectures, boutique hotels, museums, etc.  And often the landscape of the mix -and- max of the new with historical buildings make the city so charming.

We were recently invited to a preview party of new property in China Town which is really close to city hall. The property is multi-purpose combining  with retails and residential. I am pretty amazed by how they use the color, patterns and mid-century furniture they choose.

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Here is the pretty cool location.  You can see the city hall is right in the middle. Photo by Robert Ke 
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The property has several buildings featured cheerful bright color blocks. 

 

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When you enter the 4th floor lobby, you see this kitchen first. First of all, I really like the color palette they chose here–cool high-glossy navy blue on the cabinetry with warm textured brown copper tiles on the wall and floor. The white quarts countertop finishes the whole vignette look with a touch of fresh modern crispness. Second of all, I quite like how they design the shelving box around the fridge—it’s kind of not that serious but pretty stylish and thoughtful  vibe.  Yes, a good work flow, plenty of countertops and relax vibes often create a dream place to host a big social party.
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Here is a huge industrial chandelier at one of the entries. One of the cool features for this property is how they mix and match different styles of lighting fixtures which makes ceilings and vertical spaces so interesting.  Different layers of lighting design make your eyes always look up and move around and find that unique object.
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These playful pendants hanging over the large table in the lobby contrasts with the masculine chandelier by the entry we were just talking about above.
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This is another example how they mix different styles of light fixtures. 

 

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A perfect picture frame. Now you know Pantone Live Coral really plays big this year. 

 

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And of course, I cannot miss a  great selfie opportunity with this colorful and alive  urban landscape.

 

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And here is one I stand outside on the roof of the building.
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These cute pool side chairs carry Brazilian cheerful vibes and you feel they invite you  to have a seat on them.
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These cute pool side chairs carry Brazilian cheerful vibes and you feel they invite you  to have a seat on them.
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And I am really obsessed with this day bed. Can I have a drink here, please ?
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Hahaha, with my pink flamingo.

 

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And a rooftop swing in a stylish shape and cool color.

 

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So time to enjoy the sunset view.

Happy Saturday

 

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3 simple ways to Bring Spring to Your Home

I love visiting artists’ studios. Often, I am just so amazed how they make the spaces so livable with simple creative ideas and great cares.   There are always fresh flowers and plants in their studio making guests feel so inviting and fresh.   Of course, we can learn from them too.  Here are 3 simple ways to bring spring indoors.

  1. Having fresh flowers and greenery everywhere in your home. You can just pick them from your backyard–it is touch of nature.
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Fresh flowers always make me smile!

 

2. Hosting a spring party in your garden with fresh-cut flowers , home-made organic cocktail and cozy seating , and  your party venue  become part of spring memory.

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Moody!
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Love this outdoor bench!
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Love blue & purple!

3. And Spring color palette:

 

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Yes, a touch of green and spring is here!

Happy Thursday

 

KHKD

5 Ways to Create Relaxing Outdoor Living Space

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It’s a beautiful day today. Roses in my backyard are in full bloom.  Spring in SoCal just arrives.  It’s perfect time to think and plan your outdoor living. Here are 5 ways to create and relaxing outdoor indoor living space:

  1. Using indoor-quality outdoor furnishings .
  2. Mix colors,patterns and textiles to make it fun.
  3. Set up a group of blue-and-white chinoiserie vases for floral arrangement.
  4. Have comfortable chairs or couches.
  5. A stylish table.