Chinese New Year
Above, designer Han Feng created this contemporary Chinese New Year table for Martha Stewart.
Images above, courtesy of Alli, show tables designed by Elle Decor Editor in Chief, Margaret Russell, for Dining By Design, Atlanta 2006 to benefit DIFFA.
Hosting a dinner party, luncheon or even a kids' party inspired by Chinese New Year celebrations offers the chance for another big decorative moment, between the let-down after the holidays and spring. February 18 is the official date this year. With hallmarks of Chinese New Year celebrations including paper lanterns and the colors red, gold, pink and orange, the possibilities are endless for a fun, chic event.
For a large array of lanterns and party supplies, visit China Sprout (via Southern Accents) or Pearl River. Plum Party has a stylish selection of Chinese New Year offerings, but items are quickly selling-out. The turquoise and pink vases used above on Margaret Russell's tables are available from Jayson Home. The plates are by Robert Dawson for Wedgwood, in the After Willow pattern.