Array
Tips and Guides

4 Beautiful Centerpieces For Your Next Party

Ditch the usual flowers and fruits to make way for these!

Shares
Photography: At Maculangan Styling: Eric Paras and Kristina Nakayama of a11

Aside from food and home decorations, one detail we pay attention to when we’re hosting a party is the table centerpiece. Dining becomes a more pleasurable experience when the table is enhanced by a stylish, well-thought-out vignette. If you’re stumped with ideas, here are four centerpieces you can showcase at your next party:

1. For brunch or afternoon tea

Imagine a Mad Hatter tea party without the quirkiness. The beauty of this French-country setup lies in its rustic and dainty elements. Choose white teapots and teacups with delicate curves and dishes that evoke a cottage-like feel. Place slim, small vases or bottles with leaves to liven up your setup. Place your vignette on a slightly distressed table, and add a wooden, whimsical accessory like this wooden bunny as a finishing touch. 

2. For dessert after dinner

This modern-classic setting is dramatic enough to make an impact without being tacky. Choose tableware with curvy, classical silhouettes for elegance. Bring out the cake stands that are gathering dust inside your China cabinet and fill them with decorative balls. Choose simple cutlery to balance everything out. 

3. For lunch in your lanai

Go the Spanish route. Choose plates and bowls that lean toward earthy tones like burnt orange and brown. Complement them with cobalt blue accessories. Play with patterns by using table napkins, placemats, or tablecloth with distinct prints. Prop your vignette on a wooden furniture with light stain to ground all the elements. 

4. For an intimate dinner for two

A candlelit table with chilled wine on the side isn’t your only option. Be adventurous and go for a nature theme. Put leaves in clear glass jars in lieu of a floral arrangement. Substitute porcelain plates with rustic dinnerware made of wood. Accessorize the table with old books for a nostalgic feel, and add a bit of whimsy with animal tabletop décor. 

Read the original article (“Panache on the Table") in the September 2011 issue of Real Living Magazine. Download your digital copy of Real Living on the Real Living App. Log on to summitnewsstand.com.ph/real-living for more details.

More on Realliving.com.ph

3 Ways to Inject A Touch of Filipiniana Into Your Dining Table

4 Pretty Ways to Serve Breakfast

Dining Rooms We Love: 8 Spaces for Get-Togethers

Shares

Latest Stories

How To Vacuum Your Home Properly

Here’s how to avoid all the usual vacuuming mistakes. Plus, learn about a revolutionary new material that will help you bust all that dirt at home.

A Cozy and Modern Family Home in Quezon City

Works of art, beautiful fabrics, and a mix of old and new pieces bring this townhouse to life

5 Things To Never Clean With Baking Soda

This finely milled powder has its downsides, too

There's An Affordable Way To Keep Your Home Smelling Good 24/7

Say no to artificial fragrances with this three-step hack

A KonMari Reality Show Is Coming To Netflix

Will de-cluttering diva Marie Kondo's new show spark joy?

You Only Need P5,000 To Work On These Home Improvement Projects

The best part? These can increase the value of your space, too.

What's Inside The Vatican Walls?

Aside from having one of the largest collections of art in the world, the Vatican holds many other treasures

Meet The Architect Behind This Industrial-Pinoy Home

Inspired by the Bahay Kubo, this architect worked with industrial details and affordable building materials to create an inviting space

Is It Possible to Paint Over Tiles?

No one likes the sight of lackluster tiles. Know what to do with these tips from an interior designer.

A Sneak Peek at the New Clark City

A Singaporean consulting firm has been tapped for the development project

You Can Use Wallpaper On The Ceiling, Too

Talk about having a one-of-a-kind accent in your space

Rockwell's Glasshouse Is The Chicest Restaurant Out There

Fashion retailer Harlan + Holden's response to the global trend of lifestyle dining is this airy and beautiful restaurant
Load More Stories

Get inspiring design ideas and handy hints.
Subscribe to our newsletter now!