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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Holiday House of KHK Designs 2017—2018

 

 

 

 

Wish you a wonderful 2018

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Friday House Tour

Finally, we have a little bit cooler weather, about 90 degree. The daily temperature of the  whole week is averaged at 100 degree. So I regard today’s weather is a big bless. Yes, and it is Friday.  Friday’s color palette should be relaxing, soothe, cheerful yet something that gives you a totally fresh feeling and make you want to take a weekend adventure.  Welcome to Finnish designer Minna Parikka’s colorful Helsinki home.

 

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a typical Scandinavia decor yet with a lot of fashionable elements—the patterns, blush neutral background tones with pop of colors.  There are things but they are functional and arranged in a mindful way.
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A cheerful yet elegant refugee.
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Love the design on the cabinetry. Lucite coffee table under the cabinet brings the light and easiness to the space. Each piece here is an art piece yet they all have purposes.
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Crisp, clean with some pops of elegant color and fresh flowers. Love the chair design.
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Love the patterned floor tile.  Sauna room can be this neat at home!
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Shoes! shoes! shoes! What a fantacy!  I would put some treats here too.
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This photo tells all about Minna–fun, playful, feminine and elegant .

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Happy Friday

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Benjamin Moor ‘s Color of the Year 2018

Benjamin Moor’s design team spent a  year-long research journey to 30 cities across 12 countries, traveling nearly 100,000 miles. The team of seven Colour & Design experts attended more than 20 industry shows capturing more than 42,200 photos that illustrate points of inspiration from the arts, design, architecture, pop culture, fashion, home furnishings, and more. Their collective findings demonstrated an emergence of red hues, embodying the change, strength, confidence and vitality that permeates cultural movements around the world.   Today Benjamin Moor  announced their color of the year 2018—Caliente AF-290.  This warm red with hint of orange, is strong, cheerful, radiant and full of energy.

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Benjamin Moor Caliente AF-290

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The colour leader also unveiled Colour Trends 2018, a curated palette of 23 highly influential hues that enliven any room by adding depth and energy. The palette incorporates a full spectrum of reds, from hints of blush to deep oxbloods, while ensuring seamless pairings with a carefully selected range of whites, neutrals, and complementary bold hues. The Benjamin Moore Colour Trends 2018 palette includes:

  • Caliente AF-290
  • Deep Poinsettia 2091-30
  • Cherry Wine 2080-30
  • Cranberry Cocktail 2083-20
  • Texas Rose 2092-40
  • Pleasant Pink 2094-60
  • Saddle Soap 2110-30
  • Incense Stick 2115-20
  • Smoked Oyster 2109-40
  • Excalibur Gray 2118-50
  • Wolf Gray 2127-40
  • Stone 2112-40
  • Black Beauty 2128-10
  • Silver Marlin 2139-50
  • Carolina Gull 2138-40
  • Dreamy Cloud 2117-70
  • Moonshine 2140-60
  • Sharkskin 2139-30
  • Elk Horn AF-105
  • Peau de Soie AF-60
  • Golden Retriever 2165-30
  • White Opulence OC-69
  • Coastal Path AF-380

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Enjoy!

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10 Top Tile Trends for 2018

It’s always fun to apply Italian tile design for our projects.  From large-format sizes, fashionable colors, to digital prints, graphics,  and even embroideries, they are always artsy, edgy, cool and romantic enough to play with.  Here are top 10 trends from CERSAIE 2017.

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Fun graphic design on tiles.
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Muted and romantic.
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Fashionable
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Quiet elegance

Enjoy!

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From Runway to Hallway—5 ways to incorporate fashion trends into your home

Fashion always inspires interior designs.  Wouldn’t be nice if we are able to please our eyes every so often by incorporating some newest runway trends tat inspire us.  Check out 5 ways to incorporate fashion into your home.

 

 

 

Enjoy!

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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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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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in muted tones.
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Moody
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Vintage and romantic
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Timeless elegant
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vintage and elegant
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Cheerful
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Classic and ladylike
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Graceful and serene
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Glamours and romantic

 

 

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the story-telling

Enjoy!

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Sherwin-Williams Color-mix forecast 2018

Sincerity—influenced by
Silence
Instagram
Minimalism
Hygge
Normcore

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Unity—influenced by

Roaming
Transculturalism
Community
Artisanal Crafts
Indigenous Patterns

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Connectivity—influenced by

Pop/Youth Culture
Techies
Virtual Reality
Productivity
Environmentalism

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To read more details on Sherwin-Williams color mix forecast 2018, please click here

2018 Home Color Trends I

Today is the last day of August!  Time just flies so fast.  It seems we just welcomed  2017 yesterday.   Then there are only 4 months to go for 2017.  Maybe it is a good time to reflect a little bit and look ahead to see what’s new and what excited next year.   From today, we will blog home and color trends of 2018 from different painting companies and home decor brands.

Dunn Edwards predicates that 2018 is about celebrations, individuality, tech, digital,  finding happiness in small things, etc…

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Restyling—Before & After

 

It’s summer time.  Wouldn’t you agree with me that there is always a lot of fun   to change a little bit here and there in home ?  Truly, life is really about living every day beautifully.  For this restyling project in the video, we did several changes:

  1. change the wall color to millennium pink;
  2. change the drapery;
  3. change the carpet
  4. add tray on the ottoman;
  5. add flowers on the side table.

 

 

Enjoy!