CON­STRUCT A CEN­TER­PIECE

Country Sampler Holiday Homes December 2018 - - Holiday Basics -

A ta­ble cen­ter­piece sets the theme, cre­ates a fo­cal point, and con­trib­utes some glamour to the scene.

KEEP IT BE­LOW EYE LEVEL.

Guests should be able to eas­ily con­verse over the cen­ter­piece, so be sure it’s no more than 12" tall. But, don’t be afraid of hav­ing some height—if the cen­ter­piece is too low, the ta­ble may look flat and bor­ing.

MIX TALL AND SHORT PIECES.

The com­bi­na­tion will make the ta­ble vi­brant and full, as long as the sep­a­rate pieces work to­gether as one unit. And be sure the ar­range­ment looks ap­peal­ing from all an­gles, as guests will be sit­ting on all sides of the ta­ble.

STAY PRO­POR­TIONAL.

A small ta­ble may have room for only a small flower ar­range­ment, while a larger ta­ble will re­quire more or larger pieces to pre­vent it from feel­ing un­der­dec­o­rated.

DE­SIGNED AND PHO­TOGRAPHED BY RACHEL PAX­TON OF MAISONDEPAX.COM.

To make this charm­ing cen­ter­piece, Rachel Pax­ton of Mai­son de Pax laid three small wreaths side-by-side and placed a pil­lar can­dle or brass can­dle­stick in the cen­ter of each, which con­trib­utes height to the ta­ble with­out over­whelm­ing it.

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