As they say, April showers bring May flowers! With a new season upon us, the team at Libby McNeill’s in Hotel Marshfield have been busy preparing new centerpieces for the guests to enjoy while they dine. We wanted to share a few of our tips for creating your own masterpiece centerpiece:
If you’re looking to brighten up a dark space, pops of color create a nice contrast. Libby McNeill’s design includes mostly earth tones (browns, blacks, deep red) so with Spring in the air, we choose brighter colors like white, green, purple or yellow. Choosing one single color is a classic and simple way to dress up the space. Mixing colors is something that we like to do as well, especially around holidays and special occasions.
We enjoy doing a lot of DIY projects at Hotel Marshfield and Libby McNeill’s, especially when it comes to decorating! We like to share ideas of what we’ve seen online and try to incorporate them into our everyday décor or for special events. Here are a few of our favorite fresh element ideas:
Deciding what is going to hold our Libby’s masterpieces is very important! We like to use containers that are proportionate to the size of the tables. Since Libby’s can accommodate groups of all sizes, we use containers that can be paired with others if tables need to be added. On the longer tables, we space multiple centerpieces in a row to have more than one focal point. And we like to get creative with our containers! Vases, bowls, mason jars and wood boxes come in all shapes and sizes and can be left plain or decorated with twine, doilies, fabric and ribbon. Mix and match to create a unique and fun look!
We love getting in the holiday spirit and let it show with our centerpieces! For a romantic Valentine’s Day theme, we had water-filled vases with a red rose at the bottom and a floating candle. During the winter months, we created a snowy scene in an upside down mason jar! Father’s Day saw vases filled with water, river rocks and a floating fishing bobber. Use your imagination, but if you have multiple centerpieces in one space, make sure they all coincide so nothing clashes.
Faux elements like glass beads or stones, wine corks and foliage are always kept in stock. They are always useful when wanting to create something new or complete a fresh element design.
We hope you enjoy our centerpieces as much as we enjoy creating them! Be sure to visit Libby McNeill’s to see what’s next on display!