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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From Red-Carpet to Home

 

We did see some exciting fashion moments from last night’s 90th Oscar Academy Red Carpet.  There were a lot of white, blush, red and unique bold blue, neon pink…   Here is our pairing tradition From Red-Carpet -to -Home.  Enjoy!

 

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ZENDAYA IN GIAMBATTISTA VALLI HAUTE COURE

 

The beauty of white is its versatile range to go from an ultra creamy white.   In 2018, white goes strong both in the fashion and interiors.  Here are more white interiors:

 

2. Blush

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Allison William stepping out in a nude Armani Prive couture gown with a long train.

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3. Pale Blue

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4.Grey Blue

 

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She wowed as she hit the red carpet in an elegant, form-fitting blue gown, which featured long sleeves, a high neckline.

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5. Bright Blue

 

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NICOLE KIDMAN IN ARMANI PRIVÉ

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6. Red and Pink.

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Emma Stone wore a silky Louis Vuitton  pantsuit . The red blazer with a hot pink bow was paired with blue pants, which definitely stood out on the red carpet.

 

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7. Bright Pink

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VIOLA DAVIS IN MICHAEL KORS

 

8. Red

Besides white, red, the lipstick red, is another color to dominate 2018 Oscar red carpet.

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Leslie Mann in Zac Posen Resort and Brian Atwood shoes

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Happy Monday

 

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A splash of Pink

For some weired reason, I always have a mood for color of pink on Wednesday.  What about you?  What is your mood color on Wednesday?  From hot pink, blush to muted pastel, pink always evokes feeling of romance, dream, elegance, feminism, sophistication and sweetness.

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Roses in different shades of pink for a Spring garden high-tea time.

 

 

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Pink flowers always look gorgeous with blue-and-white vase.
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The pink tablecloth pairing with  pink florals is always such a romantic approach for a Valentine’s Day  table decor.
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Pink flowers and birthday cake—my favorite!
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Pink and Pantone’s Ultra Violet means feminine and beautiful
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Pink with neutrals.
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Pink flowers add freshness and modern flair to this traditional dining room.
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Muted pink is one of signature colors for Scandinavia design.
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Pink and red means nobel, elegant and fashionable.
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Hot pink means pay attention to me!
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Pink— a soft touch for your office.

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Pink is spring color.
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Pink and brass—elegant yet modern.
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Pink walls and ceiling
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Pink bathroom
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A romantic spot.

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A vintage pink print over the fireplace
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a traditional beauty

It looks like we do use a lot of pink in our design projects.

Happy Wednesday

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Art of Entertaining

Chinese New Year is going to be Feb 16th.  And we are brainstorming a special tabletop for both V day and Chinese New Year celebration.  It’s going to a very feminine, romantic yet a cheerful color-palette theme incorporating Pantone Ultra Violet, vintage pink, some chinoiserie components.  And of course a lot of fresh roses.  Please stay tuned with us.

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Classic vintage pink

 

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Happy Saturday

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Family Mimosa Bar for NYE Celebration

Today is the last Friday of 2016.  And it’s raining again.  My rose arrangement for our Christmas table center piece is still beautiful.  I just added some garden-fresh pink camellias.  Now I am in the process of setting up a Mimosa bar for our NYE celebration.

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Happy Friday

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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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Before and After—5 Tips to Decorate Christmas in a Fashionable Way

Hello, December!  Christmas decorations are  in full force. No matter what’s you mood and how busy you are, it’s really up to you to make any holiday season festive, happy and special.  There is only one Christmas a year.  Why not make it beautiful?   If you are not into big construction work, there are so many different ways to decorate your houses in this holiday season.  Here is our project  I would love to share with you :

There are 5 steps we did for this project:

  1. Change the wall color from the old  dull yellowish color to cheerful  candy pink—it’s youthful, feminine and elegant. The traditional Regency  walnut breakfast table, Louis-XVI chairs and trimmed upholstered sectional sofa add a touch of classic  and make the space more grow-up.
  2. Add a cream faux fur area rug to make the room cozy and inviting.
  3. We go all natural from Christmas tree, green branches around beams to dried fruit wreath at the back of the chairs.  It’s more fun, inspiring to play with natural materials. Here are some guidelines on how to take care of real Christmas trees.
  4.  Have some modern brass lighting fixtures   to make the room dazzle–it can truly fresh up an old space immediately.tableandlamp.jpg
  5. Make your table display festive and beautiful—it’s show time.tabletop

Happy December!

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7 Take-aways for Hosting a Chic Holiday dinner party—Our Thanksgiving Dinner Table Scape

Hope everyone just had a wonderful Thanksgiving Day. We usually dined out or went to relatives houses for a big family Thanksgiving dinner.  This year, we decided to do something different maybe because of LA’s traffic.  I am just joking although it is kind of true.  The major motivation is that we have  some fine China at home  and we want to eat healthy as much as we can.  Plus I was in a good mood to make some fresh flower arrangements and a Thanksgiving tables cape.  So here is what we did.

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Fresh flowers always put us in a festive mood.  I know it is Fall and it is Thanksgiving. We are supposed to have some colorful foliages.  But we are in LA and we have Spring through the year.
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What a lush indoor garden!
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The view from my kitchen to the dining room.
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Time to play around with these adorable pink roses with other  purple and burgundy flowers and greenary.
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The best way to celebrate Thanksgiving—tons of hearty veggies with rainbow colors.
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A touch of Chinese style with this little cute bamboo steamer.
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The top view–crystals always make us feel festive.

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A set of red crystal china is a must for our holiday parties.

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Baked hearty honey-glazed purple sweet potato.

 

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The most popular dish from our Thanksgiving dinner party—beloved Belgian endive beef wraps with Sukiyaki sauce.  It’s gone after 5 minutes on the table.
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Roasted veggies with chicken broth and organic butter.
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Here is our dinner table.
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Our floral center piece.
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Chinese sweet-and-sour soup
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Time to enjoy a cup of herbal tea.

Here are 7 simple take-aways for hosting a chic and stylish holiday dinner party.

  1.  Make sure you are going to have fun.  If you are not a super chef or self-claimed one, you can just leave the truly heavy cooking to pros.  We ordered a turkey from Honey Baked Ham. It’s so yummy.  Therefore, I was able to enjoy myself while cooking cookies, cakes, veggies and setting the table through the day.
  2. Have a lot of fresh flowers.Flowers can instantly put you in a cheerful mood.
  3. Time to take out all of your fine china that you inherited from your grandma.
  4. Have something exotic that people can start a conversation with. We had Belgian endive beef wraps with Sukiyaki sauce and some Chinese steamed food and soup.
  5. Make your dishes as much colorful as you can. It’s festive.
  6. Cool mixed background music.
  7. Have a self-help cocktail station to keep your guest engaged.

Happy Thanksgiving Weekend

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Sunday Flower Market

It was raining in LA yesterday.  It looks like the weather is always getting wet around Thanksgiving.  But we still decided to go to the flower market and get some fresh beauties for Thanksgiving decor.  We, for sure, didn’t feel disappointed at all.  Seriously what can make you more happier than surrounding yourself with tons of roses and greenery with all sorts of colors.  Life is beautiful and it truly up to us to explore.flowermarket-1

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Happy Monday

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