|New Years Eve Supper - all photos and styling by Valorie Hart
As an event designer I decorated many huge New Years parties HERE.
One of my favorite event designs was one in a 7000 square foot loft space. I want to show you how you can scale it down for your home.
|Valorie Hart Designs - I designed this corporate event in a 7000 square foot loft - This is the inspiration for a New Years supper party you can scale down and recreate at home
The elements I use are white branches, ribbons, white flowers, gold and silver, and pearls.
You can hop on over to Houzz to see my product guest picks to get some of the things I use. Even if you don't have time to order on the internet for New Years Eve, check out the sites for after holiday sales and stock up for next year. Shop locally too. All the elements are easy to find.
|All the elements from the loft party are here in my dining room
Create focal points on your dining room table, the chandelier overhead, the sideboard or buffet, and on any other furniture in the dining room. The whole room will look decorated by decorating three or four places in the room.
My starting off point came by way of a wonderful Christmas gift I got from Mitchell from Optimism and White Paint. It's a "tablet" of 50 paper placements. This design is in black and white, but you can use any color you like.
|I was off to the races with these black and white paper placemats, a gift from Mitchell
I basically used all the black and white things I had on hand: black and white plates, white branches, black and white ribbon, black napkins, white flowers, etc.
|Black and white dinnerware, black napkins, black and white ribbons enhance the black and white placemats
I placed tall white branches on the chandelier, and made two large bouquets with them in silver vases. Inexpensive curling ribbon was cut to varying lengths and hung from the chandelier and on the branches. It gives the effect that the whole ceiling is decorated with festive New Years Eve streamers.
|Tall white branches arranged in vases and placed on the chandelier festooned with ribbon
|Each of the black and white dinner plates has a different animal on them - This is the dog - The under plate is Italian
|The rabbit plate - the pattern of the black and white plates is Du Paquier by Mottahedeh
|This little guy looks like a weasel, but I call him a monkey
|The fourth animal is a boar
|I used simple white spray roses and flat leaf eucalyptus in black glass containers
I took down the Christmas decor in the room that did not have the New Years colors. I added a silver wreath on the mirror in place of the vintage color one, and removed the tree from the buffet with the vintage color balls, and removed the turquoise ornaments in the hurricanes.
|I filled the glass vase with pearls - They are actually Mardi Gras beads
|The buffet area - The "Dream" banner used for Christmas decor remained, but all other previous Christmas decor was removed to keep the color scheme consistent
|A large white ironstone platter holds hats and horns - I kept to silver. gold, and black - Sand in the bottom of the hurricanes replaced the turquoise Christmas ornaments
|Cholo loves the New Years Eve supper party decor
I actually styled this table from everything I had on hand, to participate along with the other fabulous tablescapers at Susan's Between Naps On The Porch.
And I am using Mr. Linky at Nitas's Mod Vintage Life to participate in her metamorphosis series. I admire Nita very much for many reasons, and am honored to be included in anything she does.
What are your New Years Eve plans? I hope I inspire you to do a little decorating!
Alberto and I usually stay home on New Years Eve. This year we will be "at home" and inviting people to stop by for a drink on their way to or from a party or whatever their New Years Eve plans are. It is not really a party. It's causal and no pressure, and we will be happy to see who turns up.
|photo via Vintaquarian
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