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One of the images on Design Public featuring the Chinoiserie placemats pictured above demonstrates a great concept for tablescapes: use decorative home accessories to create an interesting (and convenient!) centerpiece – rather than the traditional flower or candle arrangements. Look how great these artsy vases and figurines look lined up down the center of this table:

Dwell Table - Chinoiserie PlacematsThe best part about this concept is that you can look around your home and try to use what you already have. For example, one of our guest rooms is all done in orange & white – so for a friend’s citrus-themed shower I was able to grab all of the orange vases and candles from that room to use as decór for the food & beverage tables.

You can even use very artistic/sculptural home accessories such as Jonathan Adler figurines or brushed aluminum fruit for creative centerpieces. More ideas pictured below…(scroll down for resources).

Modern TabletopModern Tabletoppictured above:
image 1: west elm’s small white ceramic vases, cb2’s Panda Vases, Jonathan Adler figurines ($24 ea), and mini Bubble Vase from Crate & Barrel.
image 2: modern table sculptures, dance sculptures, aluminum fruit sculptures, and neo sculptures (all from Chiasso) /

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POSTED BY:jenn s.JENNIFER SBRANTI is the Founder and Creative Director of Hostess with the Mostess®, a hip and modern party planning resource.

2 responses to “home accessories as tabletop & party decor”

  1. ali says:

    great idea! that table really does look good with all the cool vases & figurines lines up in a row like that.

  2. Anonymous says:

    such beautiful things! I want them all! :)