Southern style is all about packin’ it in- that is to say, more is always more. To achieve a true Southern aesthetic, just when you think you’ve finished that floral arrangement, keep adding for about another five minutes and then maybe, just maybe, you’ve added enough. I live by this design philosophy on a daily basis, so when Paula asked me to design a table for her New Year’s Eve party I knew that I wanted to create a lush, elegant, and truly Southern atmosphere for here and her guests to ring in the New Year.
The best news is that you don’t have to spend a fortune for an over-the-top design. Here’s how to get the look for your own table:
I chose a fresh and clean color palette of whites, crystals, silvers, and just a hint of green. The focal piece of the table are beautiful white flowers of different varieties stuffed into silver wine chiller buckets. Their green leaves add just the right amount of depth and contrast to a simple color scheme. Bringing the outdoors inside with foliage and floral pieces is always a great way to keep things simple and Southern-chic. I also used some of Paula’s etched crystal glasses to add a little more drama.
Takeaway Tip: The glass marbles that are scattered around the table top can be found easily at any craft supple store. They are only a few dollars and really tie the whole table together. Afterwards, you can use them in clear glass vases for decorative floral arrangements.
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