Event planner Colin Cowie has orchestrated elaborate parties for some of Hollywood's biggest stars, including Tom Cruise, Jennifer Lopez, and John Travolta. But it doesn't take an expert to create a fabulous entertaining space in your home with these simple tips.
- Use colors that complement each other and attract the eye, like chocolate and chartreuse, throughout the room in varying materials and textures.
- Flowers don't have to be expensive. One of Colin's favorite affordable finds: green spider mums.
- Give your space a little sparkle with creatively incorporated glitter. Try adhering glittered fabric to a vase with double-sided tape; it's an easy way to dress up what you already have for the holidays.
- Elevate garlands from the expected by embellishing them with ornaments and fresh flowers.
- Savvy entertaining is resourceful entertaining. Take advantage of what gourmet grocery stores and retailers have to offer.