One of my favorite parts of Everyday with Rachael Ray magazine is their fabulous Centerpiece of the Month segment, where they invite different people – usually with very recognizable names – to create a centerpiece design to share with readers. Luckily, these ideas are archived online, so if you’re looking for some tabletop decorating inspiration, this is a great place to start!
A few favorites are pictured here – starting with the top image – “Sock It To Me” designed by the fabulous Orla Keily – which features mix-n-match socks used as vase covers…genius!
Pictured below (clockwise from top left): “All Choked Up” by Jackie Shapiro (of French Bull fame); “Veggie Garden” by home design guru Christopher Lowell; “Spool Party” by product designer David Stark; and “Recycled Chic” by cookbook authors Matt and Ted Lee.
I love how adorable and easy this next idea is… “Sugar High” – fittingly designed by Dylan Lauren of Dylan’s Candy Bar – features unwrapped whirly pops and suckers sprouting from a bed of candies. (The white flower pots are from IKEA.)
Pictured below (clockwise from top left): Tea Time by fashion designer Liz Lange (lovely idea for Mother’s Day!); “For the Birds” by textile designer Angela Adams; “Under Cover” by home furnishings designer Annie Selke; and “Space Balls” by set designer Derek McLane (such a fun idea for kids parties!).
Last but not least is this “Picture Perfect” idea by design guru Isaac Mizrahi. This centerpiece might have you doing a double take… it’s actually pictures of flowers and butterflies, cut out and clipped to a store-bought wire photo hanger. The best part about this idea… these flowers will last a LONG time!!