Look around your yard for free foliage and flowers to create a last-minute table centerpiece. Monica Stewart, owner of The Misfit House, a decorating business in Athens, Ga., snipped crepe myrtle branches in seconds and arranged them to add height and greenery.
A large rustic wood headboard with a carved foliage design is the centerpiece of this lovely bedroom in done neutral tones by designer Sandra Espinet. "Different combinations of fabrics are very important if you are going to go all neutral in a room," says Espinet. "A textured rug, silk pillows, even in the same cream tone, will look different. Mixing the same color in different textures creates a unique feel."