At a hot outdoor wedding, your guests will thank you for skipping the heavy, greasy meal options and providing a light, healthy snack option. These fruit bowls are easy to make, handheld and require no cleanup.
"White pottery goes with everything," says interior designer Ili Hidalgo-Nilsson of Terracotta Design Build. "White pottery is always a great investment because it looks good forever. It doesn’t have to be expensive to pack a punch."
This open plan kitchen features gorgeous exotic teak wood cabinets and Brazilian cherry hardwood floors paired with stainless steel appliances. Tall, exposed beam ceilings create a spacious look, while a fruit bowl and variety of arranged flowers add a tropical touch.
A classic wooden dough bowl is just begging to be filled and put on display. If you struggle with centerpieces, using a stunning dough bowl will make things easy. Simply fill it with seasonal pumpkins, squash, pinecones, berries, branches, fruit and flowers.
Think outside of the fruit bowl and tuck some edible goodness into flower bouquets as well. Black grapes look striking against hydrangeas and eucalyptus leaves. Pinecones and mini artichokes still look "floral," but add a different texture. Play around with combinations to see what looks interesting. Tip: The grapes were simply nestled into this flower arrangement, but larger fruit can be stuck on wooden skewers.
Tropical resort-style furnishings blur the line between indoors and out in the HGTV Dream Home 2013 great room. A cozy club chair with a handwoven rattan frame is dressed in apple-green upholstery, a subtle nod to the glorious palette of marsh colors just steps from the room's French doors. The upholstered beige bench features a unique metallic fruit bowl and adds interest to the neutral space.
Consider using see-through furniture in tight spaces. This contemporary acrylic table makes a great coffee station and uses the available space well, freeing the kitchen counter of a coffee maker, toaster and fruit bowl. The clear table doesn’t add visual clutter, while the stools add a place for guests or kids to perch. This room was designed by Clay Snider Interiors for Dwell with Dignity, which creates inspiring homes for families struggling with homelessness and poverty.