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Setting Up a D!nn!ng Table~

New Year is aproaching …Winter is here.. ! Ohh God Hot Chocolate to Cinnamon tea and delicious mouth watering espresso’s are there to enjoy!

I am sure a lot of you would be hosting dinners/ lunchs and BBQ’s for your loved ones and the most ticklish thought that comes to your mind is the Dinning Table and how to make it look attractive.

 A number of things can be used to make your table look stunning.

Firstly:

  • Bring outdoors Inside: Flowers or fruits can be brought in and it gives a natural look.
  • May it be a large floral arrangement or just few flowers laid all over the table in assorted jars with some beautiful candles.

— Make sure that you do not place a very large and tall arrangement  if you are going to seat the guests  around the table. As it will block each others view and would act as an obstacle for reaching out for things.

— Thus small assorted jars work best, they could be small vases or you can create your own by using recycled jam bottles and doing some cool stuff with it. You can decorate them with Ribbons or Paint them, you can even stick some embellishments like diamondies, beads etc.

  • Its winter season thus nuts  such as Almonds, Walnuts and other nuts of your choice can be used along with candles. These can create a beautiful effect.
  • Make sure that you do not over do the table. It should have enough space around so that dishes can be placed.
  • You can also create a corner for appetizers, salads, dips etc on the side, could be a dresser in your dinning room or the cupboard if it has a top or the Tea Trolley can also be utilized for this purpose. You can decorate the corner with colorful things.
  • If it’s a buffet table then you can create four corners for each item, such as one corner for appetizers, the other for drinks, in the middle you can set the main course or create a Focal Point,  could be a floral arrangement, or fruits arrangement ( great for luncheons) or the candles, with  beautiful table runners creating a beautiful flow.
  • Bright Colored table cloths for creating a WOW effect.
  • Individual servings work best when you are hosting few guests, Place Cards are also a great way to make the guests feel welcomed. You can make cards with different things, its totally your own choice.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo Courtesy By: Better Homes and Gardens, Apartment Therapy.
 
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Posted by on December 13, 2010 in Home Therapy*

 

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Living with Great Taste~

A decorator must understand that taste is not a standard but the power to discern, to concentrate. Taste is an appreciation of order and a sure knowledge of what constitutes fitness. These concepts can be learned through education, travel, experience, and living. In learning these principles, the person will come to understand that a room – any room – is simply an enclosure of space and time for a specific purpose. The challenge is to know what is suitable in this defined space.

~Albert Hadley, The Story of America’s Preeminent Interior Designer.

This may sound weird that how life changes and revolves around people and things, which has a direct impact on us. I have been doing some fun stuff at home, décor, scrapbooking, photography, but I have always been passionate about Interiors and that how even a little change indoors or outdoors can really be so beautiful and inspiring for ourselves and for others.

I believe that these small changes can really boost up energy and moods in our everyday life. May it be a small change in setting of a room, or bringing in color, or even displaying some beautiful collections.

Home interior decoration provides a certain “feel” to the home; it includes applying wallpaper, painting the walls, choosing of furniture and fittings such as light fixtures, and adding decorations such as paintings.

The most important aspect is how to bring these changes! Where to make the arrangements? How to bring in the color so that everything collaborates? What sort of theme do I like? What sort of design should I go for? Whether its modern, contemporary or traditional?

I have answers for all these problems, may the project is from scratch or may it be an up gradation of anything, something new from an existing item.!

I hope I can bring change and happiness in everyone’s lives. :))

 
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Posted by on November 11, 2010 in Home Therapy*

 

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