Monday, December 12, 2005
Room for Improvement: Christmas
Holiday parties can be a wonderful way to entertain friends and family. But if you really want to make your soiree stand out, you need good food and great decor. In tonight's Room for Improvement, Martin Amado shows us how you can turn your home into a winter wonderland.
WSVN--The holidays are upon us once again and that means there will be lots of parties, so on today's Room for Improvement we are focusing on beautiful table-settings to make a great presentation and easy entertaining tips to complement that festive meal.
Martin: Room for improvement holiday edition...
Martin: How are you, nice to meet you?
Martin: "So this is a great space, great furniture and I see that you have holiday decor around the home so what do you need my help for?"
Adriana: "Well, I'm having a special dinner for some friends and I just don't have the time to really put something together and I just needed some time with that."
Martin: "See here possibly we can put plates and little ourd'euvres and stuff and in a way people just get their dishes they serve themselves."
Martin: "Do you know what this is?"
Adriana: "It's a wreath, it's a door wreath right so what I am gonna do is actually turn it into a centerpiece."
The curtains make a big difference just adding a splash of color. Now let's concentrate on the table setting that's the fun part.
Usually slipcovers are made for person's chairs, so if you happen to have a chair with a wide back and you can't use one of these, try incorporating a big bow or ribbon to kind of dress them up as well.
I love taking just regular tree ornaments and just scattering it around the table just to make it look a bit more festive.
Here's a unique way to create place card holders. Take a pine cone and take the card right into the needles themselves or take a photoframe such as this, which is what we are gonna do, print out the names from the computer and place it right inside.
We are done with this table setting as you can see we used traditional colors such as reds and greens to make it look really festive but if you want to go for a more elegant look, just go with some golds and silvers.
Martin: "Some chocolate covered strawberries to go with the fondue and we are done."
This morning we took a plain dinning room and transformed it into a magical backdrop perfect for any holiday party by separating the sideboard from the dinning table we maximized the floor space and created distinctive entertaining areas. Let's see what the homeowner thinks.
Adriana: "It looks beautiful, it's wonderful, you like it? I am ready for the holidays."
Martin: "I think I am full of glitter for touching all that home decor stuff but it came out beautiful it was well worth it, it's all about entertaining with style. Happy holidays and I will see you guys soon."
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