Our Chic Backyard Picnic

At this strange time, it is  important to find joy in any moment. So, we decided to have a casual family picnic in our backyard last Saturday. It is spring and the weather is nice.

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So under our lush lemon tree, we set up this picnic area. Yes, we want to use pink as base color since it will nicely contrasts with lush greenery and pastel spring blooms. And yes, we threw in a lot of plush pillows  just to create that super comfy, chic laid-back vibes. Who wouldn’t?

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And my Gosh, this is a truly heaven!  And we love to  mix and match different patterns of textiles just for some visual interest.

Wow, it is also such a special treat to do some reading right here. The greenery, spring blooms, lemon fragrance, sunshine,the nice breeze … etc, what could be better? Is this the best season of the year to enjoy our picnic at our backyard?

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It is  time to set up our  cocktail table with some beautiful potted hydrangeas.

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We are going to serve some home-made cocktails without sugar, rosé, Sauvignon Blanc

fresh fruits, cheese plates… Would like to join us?

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And we love mix and match different patterns of textiles just for some visual interest. We also love collecting unique  design of the wine bottles.  We went a color palette of bright red, hot pink, pale pink, Classic Blue, light blue…. This is just such a dreamy spring color scheme that makes everyone happy.

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The red on blooms is so romantic and cheerful.

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Well, time to serve some wines!

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Sweet treats!

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So are you inspired to host your own backyard picnic or cocktail party?

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Second Day of November

Today is the second day of Nov. The weather is warm and beautiful. What can be better than just chilling out in the garden  and bathing in the warm and soft fall sunshine in the late afternoon like this?

Well, don’t you just love all of these rich jewel-tone colors. Fresh flowers always put a big smile on my face.

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Just chilling out here.

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Emerald green looks great in the warm and soft fall sunlight.  Fall is not just about earthy tones, orange …. In fall, I still love my pink roses. Pink, deep dark brown, navy blue, black and white and of course emerald green—-they are such a chic, fresh yet warm color palette for this fall.

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Hope you have a wonderful Saturday.

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From Louis Vuitton X Exhibition to Your Patio Party

Couple of weeks ago, we went to visit Louis Vuitton X  pop-up exhibition in Beverly Hills. It is about  an immersive journey through the House’s 160-year history of creative exchanges and artistic collaborations. Discover over 180 items from Louis Vuitton’s archives.  Well, it is a quite a show and very interesting to see how they put up a fashionable color-palette , showcase their production process, iconic designs over the years and artworks. Please join me for a short tour.

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Avocado Green and Pink —Very Youthful Color Palette
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The high-polished flooring creates a great backdrop to showcase LV fashion.
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LV Leather Materials—Love those colors!
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Craftmanship

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Iconic

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The favorite part for me is actually the patio lounge area.  And when we got there, there were not many people. So I can really checked out all of the details.

First of all, I love how they use pink on the floorings and chairs—-such a cheerful color that light up everybody’s mood immediately.

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Cheerful Pink!

And different shades and patterns of yellow and white on pillows give eye a rest and also create resort-like casual atmosphere.

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Love those tassels on the white pillows–very playful

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Now you get some ideas to style your patio party with some dramas.

Get the look

Happy Saturday

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5 Ways to Create Summer Easy-breezy Vibes

Summer is all about fun.  There’s nothing we want more than to chill out at comfy home,  and luxuriate alfresco, with a touch of glamour. Here are 5 ways to create easy-breezy vibes to let you enjoy this summer more.

 

  1. Have a cool palette–a lot of blue and white and stripes.

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2. Set up Alfresco dining table with fresh flowers and bold pattern vintage table clothes.

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3. Have some touch of bright color by the poolside.

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4. Create a beautiful outdoor seating area.

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5. Have a chic floating tray in the pool.

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Happy Tuesday

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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

 

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Getaway

 

Hope you enjoy your 4th July holiday.  Here is ours by the poolside.  The fabric,  decorative pillows, outdoor draped daybeds and lounge chairs really put us in a relaxing mood.  Maybe you can get some inspirations to dress up your poolside.

 

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Small Outdoor Living Space Before & After

 

We have 90+ degree weather for several days.  It looks like summer is here.  Well,  the weather in LA is always such a drama.  But with Memorial Day next week and official summer beginning on June 22nd, we know now it’s the great time to plan outdoor living for summer and enjoy nature as much as we can.

Outdoor living space can be large, luxurious and also can be as simple as a  small area that is dedicated to get-together lounging and entertaining.  Although it’s small, there are  always ways to make it interesting.   The outdoor living space we created in the video is French country style featuring with blue-stone circular pavers around the tree, French bistro chairs, teak dining table, wrought iron bench.   The orange fashionable umbrella adds a pop of color while perennial plants such as  ivy, iris, bird paradise lend a romantic feel to the space.

 

 

Enjoy and have a great Sunday!

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High Tea, Please—My Backyard Pre-Christmas Outdoor Party

Today’s LA weather is very nice–warm sunshine and a little bit of breeze.  With Christmas around corner, I think it will be a perfect time to set up an outdoor table top and have a little bit high tea on this beautiful weekend sunny afternoon in Dec. Yes, we are just lucky enough to still be able to  host a backyard outdoor party in Dec. My inspiration for today’s setup came from the designer floral fabric I  got a year ago.  I really like the elegant pattern of the fabric and always think  how  I should use this fabric for my next decor project.  It looks like today is a day.  The fabric will be perfect to cover  my little French table  for today’s outdoor party setup. It’s British, whimsical, floral and really mimics the garden.   So, here we go:

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Chinossorie, English china and some fresh casual floral arrangements with a lush greenery backdrop. Love the sunny day!

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Antique emerald green tea cups—very British.
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Rich fall colors?  Love the brass, hot pink, sunshine and Macaron cookies!
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Table by the lemon tree.
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Start to play around the table-top decor. Love the color of lilac.
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Such  a soft and romantic afternoon glow.

 

 

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It’s high tea time.

 

Here are 5 ways to host your backyard outdoor high tea party:

  1. Just do it.
  2. Start small—a small table, a fine table cloth will help you start the project.
  3. Always keep your eye on antique tea cups—they are the Queen for your party.
  4. Have fresh flowers.
  5. Order macaron cookies in different colors.

Happy Weekend

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