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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Our First BBQ over Quarantine

We had a quite busy schedules over the past weekends—2 of back-to-back long runs, our first-time ever BBQ over this strange time and Sunday cocktail party. To be accurate, this is probably our first ever back-yard BBQ. And yes, we got a hand-down BBQ charcoal grill and it looks pretty vintage and cute.  We took a quite time to clean the whole thing. Other than that, we really enjoyed this new-found backyard activity.

Our mojo is to create memories over this quarantine time from the very beginning. So besides packed zoom meetings every day, we love to relax a little bit over the weekend. It is always so much fun to take time to prepare food, set up the table and craft home-made cocktails.

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Weber 14501001 Master-Touch Charcoal Grill, 22-Inch, Black

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BEAU JARDIN Premium 18 Inch Charcoal Grill for Outdoor Camping Heavy Duty 34 Inch High Round Charcoal Barbecue Grill with Thickened Grilling Bowl for Picnic Small BBQ Kettle Patio with Durable Wheels

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Wedgwood Intaglio 10-3/4-Inch Dinner Plate

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Wedgwood 40023857 Gio 16-Piece Set, White

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Renaissance Gold Dinner Plate 10.75”

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Wedgwood Wild Strawberry 8-Inch Salad Plate

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Wedgwood Arris Dinner Plate, 11″

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WEDGWOOD WHITEWARE INTAGLIO: SALAD PLATE 8″

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Wedgwood Nantucket Basket 260th Anniversary 26-Piece Dinnerware Set

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Wedgwood 40030418 4 Piece Place Setting, Wild Strawberry White

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Wedgwood Harlequin Butterfly Bloom Plates, 8.25-Inch, Set of 4

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Wedgwood 40003902 5-Piece Hibiscus Place Setting Set

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Jasper Conran by Wedgwood White Bone China Dinner Plate Swirl 11″

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Vera Wang Wedgwood Blanc Sur Blanc Accent Plate

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Wedgwood 5C10127730 Vera Wang Gilded Weave 5-Piece Place Setting

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Wedgwood Vera Simplicity Ombre Round Plate, 9″, White

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WEDGWOOD FINE BONE CHINA ENGLISH LACE: ACCENT SALAD PLATE 9″

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Wedgwood Cuckoo Cake Stand 2 Tier, Multi

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Wedgwood 40016026 Vera Color White, 16 piece set

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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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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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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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Summer by the Pool

Summer by the Pool
Summer by the Pool

One of the most joyful things to do in summer is to chill out by the pool. Here are 5 tips to make the experience even better:

1. Bring indoor out to create ease yet elegant sensibility.

2. Have the pop of the colors to cheer you up.

3. Build  an outdoor kitchen or bar to entertain your guests in grand or humble.

4. Set seatings in groups to create intimacy.

5. Create stylish table vignettes your guests can appreciate and talk about.

Have a wonderful Saturday

Kristi

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5 Tips to Create an Elegant Outdoor Space

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Enjoy the sunshine

Happy National Ice-cream Day!  The day to pamper yourself.   And most importantly, enjoy your yummy ice-creams in a stylish way—outdoor and with art.  In SoCal, we love to celebrate every event outdoors.

Here are 5 tips to create an elegant outdoor space to celebrate everything:

1. Have super comfortable and indoor-quality seatings. It can be just a chair.  So you can truly chill out.

2. Use pop-up of colors—that will make you happy.

3. Install outdoor drapery panels—create a cozy and intimate atmosphere.

4. Create space for your hobby—art painting, reading corners or mini-bar.

5. Have some delicate decor accessories—fresh flowers and trays.  Something a little bit fancy to put you in the relaxing mood.

Please let me know what you think.

Happy Sunday

Kristi

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