Wednesday, February 23, 2011

THE OSCARS....... They are almost here!

If you're anything like me, you relish this time of year. The Oscars are right around the corner. I am fascinated each year by the hype, fashion and lovely floral decor on that very special night.

Mark Held, of Mark's Garden in Los Angeles, has been designing the florals and tablescapes for the Oscar's Ball for nearly two decades. He says this year, "he took a more whimsical approach than in the past." Each table will be unique, but Held is incorporating metallic accents, feathers, tropical leaves, and exotic orchids — along with cabaret lamps and candles— into the designs. He's also focusing on three different color combinations: blue and purple, amber and red, and green and amber. Held says if you'd like to emulate one of his creations at home, it's all about contrast. He says, "I would say you should do something with a few small pieces rather than one, because that's what we're doing on every table. So take three small vases and put a different kind of flower in each one, and make the whole table one color . . . and then incorporate some candles with it, and that will add the ambiance and atmosphere."

So, if you're like me and hosting an Oscar party. Take it from the experts and incorporate multiple components.... it's easy and definitely more interesting.


**hey, were's the popcorn!!**