The centerpiece: Loose blooms arranged in a vintage oyster can set a sit-and-relax tone.
The table: Place three runners crosswire on the table for a tablecloth/place mat in one. Embrace color by combining saturated tones (navy, raspberry pink) with pale touches (sherbet, soft yellow), but use minimal pattern. Why compete with the view? Last but not least, have a little fun by introducing bamboo elements both in chairs and flatware.
Unfurling like a table runner, an open-ended lei is a bewitching centerpiece and an ideal sentiment, representing the spirit of aloha. Here, local flowers, ferns, and leaves are braided with raffia, creating an exquisite tropical explosion that cascades down the table. To re-create an open-ended lei of your own, simply gather natural treasures from your surroundings and tie them into long strands of raffia. Be sure to pass the lovely meaning of your table lei on to your guests: It will warm their spirit in unforgettable ways!
Forget the flamingo’s sometimes kitschy past—this table setting is pretty in pink.
Choose a mix of bright-hued lemons, limes, oranges, and grapefruits and weave them into the place settings and centerpiece for a bright citrus twist on the reds, greens, and golds of season. For an ultra unique floral arrangement, use scooped-out oranges as flower vessels in place of standard vases.
Party planning pro Calder Clark dreamt up this fresh centerpiece for a table designed for easy, impressive entertaining. Pair local greenery with an array of showy blooms like shogun roses and blushing bride in a tureen for a fanciful centerpiece with a serious wild side.
For a natural setting, choose a decorative planter, like this footed bowl, and fill with assorted echeveria (we used sedum, aeonium, and crassula, among others), which will stay green long past holidays’ end.
Instead of the usual Christmas green, opt for a mint-hued holiday palette— it’s a refreshing twist on tradition that suits the free-spirited ethos of the shore. A raffia runner adds natural texture, while scalloped-edge plates and a napkin with jaunty red stripes bring levity and fun. Simple sprigs of greenery adorn each place setting for an easy, festive element. Gold ribbon and flatware are the jewelry for your table, which is now in mint condition!