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Red & White Ball 2010
Photographs by Paul Johnson

TIPS FROM DESIGNERS WHOSE TABLETOPS
DAZZLED AT THE CTC&G-SPONSORED
GREENWICH RED CROSS BALL

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“Everything should be geometrically spaced: centerpiece at the exact center; place settings at equal distances; utensils balanced. you can vary flower arrangements and decorations.“
—Designs by Deborah for Baccarat

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“Celebrate the outdoors with little Victorian birdhouses.“
—Judith Larson, Gardiner & Larson

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“A centerpiece signals that the table is more than just a place to eat—it's the focal point of a wonderful shared experience.“
—Warren Lagerloef, Betteridge

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“When creating a dramatic effect in a table setting, a single strong color against white can set the stage. Simply carry the color through with flowers, napkins and/or charger plates.“
—Kathy O'Malley, Hoagland's of Greenwich

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“The first impression is the atmosphere the table setting creates. Make your table a fun and inspirational getaway for your guests.“
—Cindy Rinfret, Rinfret LTD.

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“Go for Clean and dramatic—let your guests add the color!“
—Greg McGuire, McGuire Home

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“We imported cherry blossoms to create a canopy over the table. You can decorate the table using wild long grasses with flowers from your own garden.“
—Kat Burki

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“I find it is best to begin designing a room from the ground up. The same idea can be applied when entertaining. Start with one article or theme and build your tabletop around that feature.“
—Linda Ruderman,
Linda Ruderman Interiors

 
 

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