Take your Thanksgiving tablescape to the next level by flanking a dough bowl with pillar candles on plates, pedestals or candle stands. Wrap candles in a bit of twine or ribbon to add texture. Create a loose candle ring with elements from the dough bowl to tie the two decorative elements together.
If you don't have an antique wooden dough bowl at your disposal, many reproductions can be found at chain home decor stores. This idea would also work with a metal or wood trough, a crate or even a shallow basket. Just find something with the right shape and scale for your table.
Usher in the winter season with texture. Dig through your cabinets or scout thrift shops for patterned vases and bowls, which can be filled with pinecones and bulbs, like these paperwhites selected by Karin Jeffcoat of Cote Designs in South Carolina. Instead of matching pieces, use different components, finishes and designs to give the tabletop an informal, eclectic look.
To create a decorative leaf bowl you’ll first need to preserve your leaves. To do this keep the leaves completely submerged in one part glycerin to two parts water for a week. Remove the leaves and let them dry. Once dry you can use paper mache paste and a large balloon to create your bowl. Blow up the balloon and cover with paper mache paste. Layer leaves around the balloon in a bowl shape, covering completely with paste as you go. Let dry completely, then remove the balloon for a beautiful, decorative bowl.
Bright and stylish, this living room features sophisticated furnishings and decor. The white stone top coffee table displays a bowl of potpourri, books and a vase of flowers, adding fresh elegance to the design.
Flank a Thanksgiving dough bowl with pillar candles on plates, pedestals or candle stands. Wrap candles in twine or ribbon, and create a loose candle ring with elements from the dough bowl to tie the two decorative elements together.
For a coastal-inspired living room, the accessories can easily be replicated at discount home decor stores, says designer Robin LaMonte of Rooms Revamped Interior Design. Look for colorful bowls and plates for under $100.
Don't limit your decorating to the dining table. Create small, casual bouquets to display on a buffet or hutch. Repeating the natural elements from the dough bowl will add a greater impact to the entire space. Fill the bouquets with simple flowers, dried bittersweet branches, wheat sprigs and even fruit or mini pumpkins on skewers.
Feminine curves on the mirror’s gold frame and light fixtures combined with the unique bowl pedestal sink give an eclectic vibe to this bathroom. Mounted marble frames the copper faucet and adds to the interesting lines used in the decor.