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“Centerpieces can overwhelm and keep people from interacting across the table. I try to keep them minimal to encourage conversation.” Trump took a piece of pottery owned by his client and placed it on a TJ Maxx platter, surrounded by mercury glass votives. Candle tip: New, unburned votives and tapers are the luminary equivalent to leaving cellophane on your lampshades. “It makes things rigid and artificial.” Burn those tapers for a more welcoming look.
“If you don’t have a bar in the room where you’re entertaining, set up a makeshift table and all the traditional elements.
Allow guests to make their own drinks.”
— Special thanks to Dr. Paul and Bonnie Oar of Daniels for opening their home to The Register-Herald and our readers.
For more decorating or design tips, contact David Trump Designs at 304-573-9269.