It’s hard to believe that Christmas is over with and we will be ringing in 2013 in a few short days. If you’re planning a celebration on New Year’s Eve and looking for a little design inspiration, you’ve come to the right place! Renowned designer, blogger, and interior design expert, Eddie Ross whose resume includes being the Senior Style Editor of Martha Stewart Living, featured a fabulous New Year’s Eve tablescape display in the December issue of one of my favorite online shelter magazines, Lonny and we have the images and his fabulous tips to share with all of you!
Designer Eddie Ross teams up with Lonny to create tips for throwing a fetching fete in any space:
· Consider every last detail: Take everything into account, down to the utility of the place settings’ adornments. Always keep little dishes of chocolate on the table – guests love to enjoy something sweet after dinner while they wait for dessert.
· The homemade touch: Homemade hats and horns, designed to suit the party’s color scheme, make a touching contribution to the evening’s revelry.
· Don’t be afraid to go bold: New Year’s can be so much more than traditional black and gold! Go for a tablescape that offers a refreshing take on holiday cheer. With annual events such as New Year’s Eve, you’re decorating only one table for one event to be used on one night – so don’t be afraid to go bold!
· Bargain finds can make powerful design statements: Get creative and save. For instance, hourglasses purchased at CB2 double as place-card holders, and gleaming napkin rings from Target lend the table luster. Rather than buying expensive cut flowers, use long-lasting orchids from Home Depot that can also serve as party favors.
· Make use of tight quarters: Try purchasing attractive folding chairs that can be stored under a bed when not in use. Also, try a collapsible table to save space. It folds down into a petite console when not in use for dinner parties, a dream come true and it’s far cheaper than renting tables and chairs for each event you host.
· Champagne anyone? A well-laid champagne buffet looks glamorous and celebratory – and has the added benefit of liberating the host to take part in the festivities when the clock strikes 12.
For more ways to create the perfect seasonal spread, please visit Lonny’s December issue: http://www.lonny.com/magazine/December+2012/lKVdxMSe5hM/33#33.
Courtesy of Lonny magazine