Create this simple, classic centerpiece with dishes and ornaments you have on hand. Top sprigs of fresh greenery with sparkling sliver and white ornaments, trees and mercury glass candle holders. The soup tureen in the center is both beautiful and functional. Photo by Marian Parsons.
A low-hanging crystal chandelier hangs above a dining room table, covered in a white tablecloth and silver runner. Blue candles and a centerpiece made of silver ornamental pieces add a more formal touch to the casual space.
Formal dining doesn't have to be fussy. The mismatched glass goblets and loosely arranged centerpiece keeps this table from feeling too stuffy, while sterling silver, linen napkins and place cards keep it dressy enough for holiday dining. Strike a balance that's comfortable for you, your family and guests.
Cable lighting spotlights a line of simply framed, same-sized black-and-white photos along a stair landing, creating the effect of a mini gallery. Elaborate decoration on the base of the console table and a pair of silver candlesticks dress up the simple space.
The carved wood table that serves as a coffee table is hand-crafted by an artist of the trade. It is a custom Habachy Designs collection piece and tapers upwards to an inset Silver Portoro marble top. A pair of neutral armchairs and a plush chaise complete the stylish design.
At a large table (this one seats eight) consider using several small centerpieces rather than a single grand one. Here, a glass bowl filled with crabapples creates a low centerpiece while silver cups brimming with peach rosebuds add color and interest to each place setting. Image courtesy of Blackberry Farm; Photography by beall + thomas
A rustic, rough-hewn slab dining table brings a splash of nature to this elegant, eclectic dining room. A pretty centerpiece comprised of silver candlesticks and a potted orchid adorns the table, counterbalancing the rusticity of the slab.