Bring in some of your favorite flowers to add color to your holiday table. Instead of poinsettias, white hydrangeas and pink carnations can add a lovely and unexpected touch. Use clean white vases to enhance the feeling of a winter wonderland. Styled and photographed by Manvi Drona Hidalgo
This Christmas display features red hydrangeas and stargazer lilies in a blown glass tortoise vase atop a demi-lune commode hand-painted with a harlequin pattern, gold menorah votives and a bell with a filigree handle.
Blue and white slip covers are fitted over the dining chairs circling the wood table in this pretty and pastel dining room. White hydrangeas centered on the table match the feminine and soft look of the design. Patterned armchairs sit next to a distressed wood cabinet against the wall. Blue lamp bases and curtains transfer the blue accent color through the room.
While not a fussy affair, this is a bridal shower — think white, white, white and a touch of "something blue" when it comes to your decorations. If you don't own white plates and linens, consider renting some for the event; rentals are surprisingly affordable. On the table, opt for stems of full-blossomed flowers like hydrangea, roses or peonies tucked into individual vases for a centerpiece that doubles as favors for the guests. Delicate ribbon details give the table its finishing feminine touches.
Fill a jar or two with seasonal flowers picked up at a local market or grocery store (or even pick some dried hydrangeas from your own yard.) Mix those with pumpkins and season fruits, like apples and pears, to make simple, but pretty table decorations.
This hydrangea centerpiece is a definite day-maker for the non-crafty bride on a budget. Hydrangeas are ultra-affordable, and this DIY is ultra-doable. Seven quick steps — which don’t require any extraordinary artistic abilities — will leave you feeling very impressed with yourself.
Fill a jar or two with seasonal flowers picked up at a local market or grocery store (or even pick some dried hydrangeas from your own yard.) Mix those with pumpkins and seasonal fruits, like apples and pears, to make simple, but pretty table decorations.
Ten brown upholstered chairs add a lively, fun note to this contemporary family dining room, which was built with durability and easy cleaning in mind. The blue-and-white graphic area rug is mimicked in the centerpiece of blue hydrangeas in white vases.
A large harvest table is a bold focal point in this formal dining room. Reclaimed wood planks from Canada and an industrial steel base add strong, sharp lines to the room's soft, romantic design. An industrial-chic chandelier with Edison bulbs illuminates the lovely white hydrangea and candle centerpieces.
Euro-pleated zebra-patterned draperies add a playful and unexpected element to this formal dining room. Bamboo-inspired Chippendale chairs with blue seat cushions provide stylish seating around the reclaimed wood dining table. A polished nickel chandelier with sharp, sleek lines illuminates the all-white table setting and hydrangea centerpieces for a beautiful entertaining space.
This charming bouquet makes a great St. Patrick's Day dinner centerpiece or a thoughtful gift of good luck. To achieve this high-end look, choose premium flowers such as fresh green hydrangeas, Green Trick dianthus, ornamental kale, green-tinted Mondial roses, white wax flower, Silver Dollar eucalyptus, Italian ruscus and lemon leaf greenery.
A hand-carved solid birch mirror in a black finish hangs above an ebony hand-rubbed buffet table, drawing the eye up to visually heighten this neutral dining room. A modern polished nickel chandelier illuminates the crisp, clean table settings in the neutral space. White dinnerware complements the white wainscoting and tray ceiling, while clear glass vases hold fresh hydrangea bloom centerpieces.
Casual gatherings have made a major comeback. Set the scene with a centerpiece that takes less than 10 minutes to assemble! Simply place various hues of the same flower family in vessels down the middle of the table. Use something full and lush such as peonies, hydrangea, garden roses or even tulips that have already opened.