This week, we finally have some glorious weather in New York City, and I'm delighted to see all of the daffodils, tulips, and hyacinth bulbs popping up all over town.
Spring plants are so simple, clean, and elegant -- they bring a sense of joy and whimsy to any setting. For quick decor, just tuck full-bloom flowers into pretty cachepots or planters. Keep the really fragrant plants, such as hyacinth, away from your dinner tables; you don't want to mix food and flower scents together -- it'll muddle the overall experience.
For a recent spring dinner party, I used planted tulips on the entrance table and as decorative accents throughout the event.
The centerpiece for this table included a vase filled with spring branches and tulips. It was surrounded by blooming tulip plants.
I also clustered smaller tulip plants and large hurricanes along the windows ledges and on the side tables. The candles light up with white flowers beautifully.